Full Board buffet meals. Late Continental breakfast 10.30-11.30.
Selected local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.30-24.00. Coffee and tea 13.30-18.00. Beer, wine, mineral water and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
Snacks and ice-cream 10.30-18.00. Pastries 13.30-18.00 and cakes 15.00-17.00.
2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6, with twin bedrooms, 2 sofa-beds in the lounge and an extra bathroom. This room comes with towel change 3 times a week with linen change twice a week. Wi-Fi is at a charge. You'll find these apartments in 'Zone B' - the quiet area with the Flower Power buffet restaurant.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4, with towel change 3 times a week and linen change twice a week. These apartments are in Zones A and C and have separate bedroom with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds in lounge.
Just got back from a 5 day break and this was our 4th visit. We love this hotel for family and couples - We have done both! I have to write this review to counteract all the negative things people say ! Yes there are other nationalities in the hotel and they don't all have English cultures but why go abroad if you only want to experience English culture? and you can get rude people in the UK and its not the hotels fault
The hotel has been refitted in the last 2 years and the rooms are bright spacious and well fitted - great for couples or for a family with the kids having a separate bedroom (but part of the same room) each bedroom having its on TV with UK TV and fridge. They are beautifully clean and serviced daily.
We love the staff at this hotel - they are friendly and helpful and we have recognised that some have been here each time we have been and they are always willing to chat if you want to or otherwise remain polite and professional.
The food is great here - so much choice, always freshly cooked and replenished. We like it because it does retain some of the traditional Spanish cooking but adds many options so no one could possibly be disappointed. Each night there is a chef cooking 1 meat and 1 fish ( Not pork every night as some suggest) and in addition there will be at least 4 other meat/fish/vege options plus numerous salads and vegetables- not necessarily English but surely we go abroad to experience this wonderful food ? and there is always pasta and chips if you want it ! In addition the puddings are plentiful plus ice cream and every fruit you could want. I should say, they even do a kids section of food too- In all, AMAZING ! - There are other restaurants that you can book too but we were very happy with the buffet for the 5 days.
There are plenty of alcoholic drinks on offer and yes the premix cocktails are a bit synthetic and the wine is local table wine but it is fantastic for what you pay and if you want your appellation controlee wines you would not be on an all inclusive holiday- its not what its about !
The pool areas are great - lots of beds and nice cabana's and great child friendly pools - so something for everyone. The adults only area is new to us and we really enjoyed its lay back feel.
There are lots going on if you want to participate but we were left to relax in the adults area.
We did enjoy the newly refurbished gym, the tennis courts and we hired bikes and cycled to Porto Cristo - about 20 mins - 10 if you cycle fast- all free to hire- just put a returnable deposit down.- Caves of Drach are only 7 mins away too.
During our 5 days we experienced 2 outside shows - a Mowtown tribute band and an Irish Dancing troop- both were great with the former having the crowd up dancing. The rest was hotel staff entertainment- yes its not always your cup of tea but the staff are genuinely, friendly, helpful and entertaining- speaking multi languages and work incredibly hard for your pleasure so just enjoy.( better than X factor!)
There is also a Spa - we didn't visit but it looked great
Finally it is a quiet part of the Island but very pretty and very relaxing but there are 3 beaches within 5 mins walk- one down the slope from the hotel, Cala Aguilla to the left, and Cala Romantica to the right of Cala Mandia.
How much more could you want? Absolutely something for everyone and done to a great standard and fantastic value ! don't believe the bad reviews and stay in the UK if you don't like foreigners and foreign ways but we will be back and can not wait for our 5th visit.
We book direct, use Easy Jet and the Island hopper bus - very easy !More
Carlashel, Bury St Edmunds
Beautiful Resort with the best food I have had at all inclusive so far!
All areas of the hotel were kept very clean and tidy and our room (standard classic area A) was very sizeable we could not have asked for better there.
The cava served on tap was a lovely touch and standard of beverages were very good with plenty of choice in soft drinks and non alcoholic ones.
Overall the hotel had a lively atmosphere,however there was a more tranquil adults only area by contrast which was very theraputic with nice music during the day.
There seemed to be something to suit everyone and I would highly reccommend.
We travelled with Friends and had a throughly enjoyable time!More
Paula J, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Got back 2 weeks ago and cannot fault this hotel.
Staff were polite and helpful and very hard working.
Rooms were adequate and clean and were cleaned daily.
Food was lovely with a good variety every day.
Pool areas were clean and we had no problem getting a sun bed at any time of the day.
The hotel is a large complex with a cross roads in between. Not a problem as road not too busy and there are crossings.
It was full of people but this didn't cause any problems.
Beach is lovely. Hotel is a bit out of the way. Porto Cristo is 4 miles away. But there are buses and taxis outside the hotel which don't cost too much.
I would recommend this hotel to families as that is what it caters for the best.More
excellent value for money
I have just returned from a week at this hotel with my family and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with children. The selection of swimming pools is very impressive, with different depths and activity areas for children of all ages, all of which were very well kept and clean. The rooms also were very clean and well equipped. The buffet restaurant was pretty good, a bit busy at times but not too much of a problem. There is only a 5 minute walk to a lovely beach where there is a relaxed cafe/restaurant. Our granddaughter (and us) particularly enjoyed the evening entertainment, which was excellent, the animation team were lovely and genuinely interested in giving everyone the best time.More
Hi,had a week away with my 3grown ups .it was my 50th birthday present from them. First holiday together since my wife passed away. So looked forward to holiday. The calla mendia hotel was very nice and clean.5 star Staff very helpfull.Food was plentiful and a good selection.drinks a plenty. Adult pool and restaurant peacefull .shows were OK passed evening away.definitely for kids plenty for them to do and plenty of food and drink to keep them happy. It was busy with kids but no bother. Nice beach at the rear 5 min walk. Rooms clean and modern. TV in each room to catch up on English progs .can't understand adults who have no kids go there and moan. Book a cabin in the woods if u want peace !!! . in all had nice weather sun tan and added weight . would go again thanks thompsons and thanks my family for holidayMore
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