Insotel Cala Mandia Resort  

This place has it all, from a splash park to a scuba diving school – not to mention 5 pools and as many restaurants.

Palms, pine trees and lawns surround this hotel, giving it an away-from-it-all feel. That said, you’re right next to Cala Mandia’s white-sand beach, and just a 5-minute drive from Porto Cristo.

There’s a choice of 5 pools, including one that’s adults only. There’s also a splash park, complete with a giant pirate ship. And for meals, there are 5 restaurants, including a Fifties-style diner.

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  • Lifts: 10 in building A only.


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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.

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Outdoor pool

With a separate kids' section for the little ones.

Insi's Family Splash pool

With exciting water features, beach-entry shallow pool, kids' slides and attractions, baby pools and toddler splash areas. There really is something for everyone to enjoy. Open May to October.

Prestige Spa*

With an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, sensation showers and a choice of treatments.

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2-bedroom apartment

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 with bath and shower

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.

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We have just come back from a weeks stay with a 22 month old. We stayed in Area C. I honestly couldn't fault this place it was perfect. The hotel was immaculate, and was so well run. The food and drinks were excellent quality with so much choice and you could grab food and ice cream all day long which is great for toddlers. You can go to different area for breakfast and lunch which is lovely. We had a fantastic meal in the Surf restaurant one even, the swordfish was gorgeous. There were at least 6 swimming pools to choose from as well the splash park. There was a water fountain splash area as well. The adults only pool was gorgeous, My husband and I took it in turns to sneak off there to relax for an hour. We never had a problem getting a sunbed no matter what time of day. The beach was beautiful. Some of the reviews on here are ridiculous 'there was seaweed on the beach' ( seriously try not going to beaches if you don't like seaweed!), 'the cocktails were a bit sweet' ( maybe choose another drink more to your taste!). First world problems or what?!! Anyhow, thanks Insotel, we had a fantastic holiday.More


Great for young families in low season

We have just returned from a lovely 2 week break at this resort where we took our children aged 2 and 4 years. Both of our children love swimming so this was an absolutely fantastic resort for them - the sheer variety of pools to visit easily filled each day and the beach was only a very short walk from main hotel area. The room was lovely and spacious and the restaurant was on par with any other all-inclusive resorts we have stayed at before. Porto cristo town was only a short cab, bus or mini train journey away although the latter tended to be difficult to get a seat on until mid afternoon. There were some lovely restaurants by the waterfront on the town, all having kids menus which made a nice break from the hotel at times. The two supermarkets at the resort appeared to cater for most needs. And the addition of cbeebies and other uk channels on the tv meant the kids were easily entertained while everyone prepared for breakfast which was 8.30-10.30 so no early rising required. Our first week at the resort was lovely, not over busy and no queuing required for anything but we think our second week was probably the start to the low season rates as there was suddenly a huge influx of guests with young toddlers and babies. This was when the restaurant became much noisier and some queuing started especially when it rained and staff appeared to loose control of such queues. It certainly made us think we would not find it nearly so relaxing to be at the resort in the high season especially with younger children. The only negative we would really have for the resort is it's situation from any other attractions, which wasn't really a major issue for us but would be if you regularly wanted to be out and about. Porto Cristo is a good hour to hour and a half trip from Palma and Magaluf where most of the attractions are. We did go to the pirates show which both our kids really enjoyed. The other trip we did at that end was the marine land park but in all honesty, it is really only worth a half day visit - the animal shows were good but there's not much more to it. In porto cristo we did the trip into the Drach caves and went out on one of the glass bottomed boats which we all enjoyed.More

Hill06, Scotland, UK

didnt enjoy

i stayed at this hotel booked through thomsons we didnt enjoy it at all theres lots of wasps flying on top of the food they arent controling them .staff very rude .entertainment stops very early you are practicaly in the middle of no where .nearest town is porto criso and thats a bus journey away .the bed settee is so hard .the pool was closed slides etc 3 days we were thereMore

lynn_thomson, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Great family holiday and 4 star hotel

We stayed a week all inclusive after booking direct with Insotel, booking private transfers and Easyjet flights from Stansted. This saved us money, gave us great flight times and a speedy 50 min direct transfer to avoid the coach! Accommodation – perfect for us. Spacious, modern, clean and an ideal layout. Impressive shower in the good sized bathroom. Food – This was good and had sufficient selection for a week’s stay. Good options for kids as well which was very important to us. Facilities – Splash park for the kids was fantastic and gave hours of fun. Outdoor main pool was great for inflatables and the water fountains also offered hours of fun (when not at the waterpark!). Indoor pool was good for a one off visit as to was the play park. Entertainment – sports took place throughout the day but we didn’t worry for this holiday. Mini disco was fun for the kids to stay up a little late but targeted more towards German guests. To respond to some complaints from other reviews on here; We went out of season mid-September so had no issue with sunbeds. The splash park opens at 1030 but this is not an issue unless your fussy – just go to the main pool, local beach or Porto Cristo in the morning!! Complaints about the road – can’t see the issue unless you want your kids running around the entire resort unsupervised. Also seen complaints on the Wifi -check your phone contract for roaming charges as you could use 3G at a lower price throughout the resort. Lastly, the balance of guests was 70% German but we made great friends with visitors that we met from the UK so really isn’t an issue. In summary, this is a great 4 star resort for families which we would highly recommend. This is not however a 5 star hotel which some tour operators try and push for which is completely wrong in my view. The value for money is reasonable on the basis this is a great hotel but was a more expensive option.More

d_soanes, Suffolk

Good relaxing stay

Stayed in sept with our 22 year old daughter. Having read the reviews we stayed in the A block and were pleased we did as it is a lot quieter. We stayed in a family suite, which was really good. the hotel caters very well for families - I have never seen so many buggies lined up outside a restaurant! ....but it was the first week after school hols finished so we expected a lot of young families. The adults only area in the a block was very good - yes you do have to reserve your sun bed to get a good pitch...the beds are limited and, depending whether you want sun all day or not, choice is quite limited. The restaurant was quite busy but the adults only area worked well for us. The food is fine with a good range of choice, but fairly basic. Similar can be said for the on tap wine - drinkable but not delightful. The adults only area also had a cocktail bar but the cocktails were no longer included in the all inclusive. We found the two lads in the bar to be really helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the archery and rifle shooting - well run by Sam and Patrick. It was good fun and lots of nationalities joined in and all mixed really well. Overall, a good relaxing holiday, all the staff were friendly and helpful. The area is quiet, the hotel is lively, the local beach is good, but there is plenty to do on site, so we didn't feel the need to leave. Caters well for young families, but there is also room for adults to relax....a good balance. More

Martyn S, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

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