This hotel is close to the beach, and it comes with a lounge bar that hosts comedians, live singers and tribute acts.
It’s a minute’s walk to the sandy cove at Cal d’es Pou and Cala Egos, a little area of Cala d'Or dotted with shops and restaurants. And there’s a marina complete with cafés and bars just 5 minutes’ walk away.
Dining is covered by two restaurants – one here, one at the hotel-owned sports complex over the road. There’s also a lounge bar which fills up each night for live shows. You get a choice of two pools, too.
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I am sitting in the hotel bar at the moment writing this review.
We arrived in the early hours of the morning from our flight from Doncaster .
The flight was good and on time and so was the transfer to the hotel .
The hotel like previous guests have said is certainly for the over 60's ..I am 45 but didn't feel out of place . The food is excellent here and the cleanliness is top notch . The rooms are big compared to others I have stayed in and spotless .
The entrainment area gets extremely full quite early ..but I cannot comment on it as we did our own thing . The only negative I can say is that some of the older guests are very rude and push and shove at meal times...any one would think they had never seen food before...but you cannot buy manners...thankfully I was brought up with them .
All in all a fab hotel ...definitely would return with out a doubt .
Hotel is Excellent, pity it`s not in Cala D`or
The Rocamarina Hotel itself is very well finished, newly painted , all facilities working, the staff were excellent. We went on a Thompson GOLD trip to Hotel Rocamarina at Cala D`or but found Cala D`or is an area and the town of Cala D`or, with the shops and restaurants was appx 4-5 Kms away or around 6â¬ by taxi.
The Marina was supposedly 5 mins away. The truth is that the crowd on a GOLD Holiday are mostly 60+ and after walking for 5 mins we could SEE the Marina but couldn`t get to it for another 10 mins. The Tennis court shown in the adverts blew down last year and will not be replaced ( I understand) so was non functional.
Back to the hotel , the food was varied & good, the rooms were comfortable and clean towels changed every day if you wished.
I don`t intend to make any comment about Thompsons.
If you go here a car is advised,it is quite hilly . There ARE some shops and restaurants nearby but nothing remotely like the chice in the town of Cala D`or $-5 km away
I won`t be going back with Thompsons, however the area is nice with little coves and beaches.More
Late Spring Break
We stayed at this hotel from 12 to 19 May in Room 012 after a Taxi transfer arranged by Thomson's which took around 50 minutes. I had sent an Email to the hotel the previous day to ask for a quiet room as my wife was not very well and needed some peace and quiet. This was sorted out by the time we got there despite the hotel being full. Our room was on the ground floor and very quiet.
Average age of the guests was about 70yrs and mainly from the north of England and Scotland. Some Danish and Germans as well.
Our only complaint was the lack of space in the Restaurant and Public Rooms for the number of guests staying at the Hotel. It was difficult sometimes to leave your table without having to move carefully in case you jogged the arm or back of the person sitting behind you. In the evening the Indoor Entertainment area was packed out and how the waiters managed to get through the throng to serve guests I have no idea. We never found a seat and noticed that many people ate early on purpose to get a seat for the evening.
Apart from that we had an excellent holiday. The Thomson Reps were very good and helpful. We had not realised that Thomson Gold Holidays were dedicated to Games and Entertainment all day and into the evening. These consisted of Bingo, Various ball games and quizzes with a musical Duo each evening plus outside groups once or twice during the week.
The meals were all Buffet style with several "Show Cooking" areas where you could have your omelettes, eggs, fish, steaks, etc. cooked while you waited. There was always a joint of some meat available and was carved as you ordered. A great choice of everything and all excellent. The Wine list was very reasonably priced too and found a couple of excellent local wines which were very good.
Rooms were spotless as were the corridors and public spaces. A refrigerator is provided in the room. We did not use the air conditioning but it appeared to be easy to use. In chatting with Guests we were told that the Superior Rooms, overlooking the Pool and outside eating area, plus having a view of the sea some distance away were snapped up very early on in the season by repeat Guests. But those near to the evening entertainment area could be noisy from the vibrations and loudness of the music.
Safes are in the Hotel Lobby and you have to pay for the Key. Wi-Fi area, if you cannot do without "the web" is around the reception area and part of the couple of small lounges.
Outside there is an area of garden away from the pool with many Sunbeds. On the first floor is another sunbathing area with access via the pool area. You are not allowed to pre-book sunbeds, which I think is very sensible, and stops these very selfish guests who rush down at daybreak and then do not take up residence until well into the afternoon.
All the staff are great and helpful and have good English so no trouble conversing with them. Hotel is situated about 150 yards from a beach. There is a Beach bar which belongs to the Hotel plus another Restaurant across the road from the hotel which serves lunches and evening meals.More
Spoilt by rude man behind reception
What a shame to have a holiday spoiled by a member of staff in this day and age. I won't go into details because it would be boring for everyone else but suffice it to say that members of staff should keep their thoughts to themselves and remember they are there to help and not to pass rude comments. That means you Enrique. All other members of the hotel staff were very pleasant.
The rooms are very pleasant and clean. The beds are comfortable and don't make you feel as if you've slept on the floor all night. One thing to be aware of in the rooms is the tea and coffee making facilities. These are available but at an extra charge. If you like the sun, go for a room at the back of the hotel as they get the sun in the afternoon and it can get very hot. The bathrooms are spacious but the bath is a little bit high to climb into. The suggestion to replace them with walk-in showers is a good one in my opinion.
You would have to be a very fussy eater not to find something to satisfy you from the food on offer at both the breakfast and dinner buffets. There is everything you would expect for an English breakfast (including black pudding) in the mornings. In addition there is the usual continental offerings. The only problem is the queue for eggs. It is great to have them cooked fresh but a pain to have to wait whilst the one 'chef' has to cook fried eggs, omelettes and black pudding for everyone. Where the egg station is positioned means you are also in the way of other diners wanting to get passed so it is not a pleasant experience waiting for your eggs. The dinner buffet, equally, has everything you would expect - fish, meats, a roast, pastas, pizza, etc. In addition there is a different Indian curry (plus vegetable alternative) every night with boiled or fried rice. With it being a Gold hotel there is also fresh meats and fish that the chef will cook fresh for you. However, you run into the same problem with the queue as you do at breakfast and you are even more in the way at dinner. Unfortunately, this hotel does not seem to be able to cook potatoes or veg very well but I am sure you will find something. The only other problem with the dining room is that the tables are much too close together. We were seated over in the right had corner as you enter the dining room near the bread. If all the couples, in that area, were having their meals at the same time, it was impossible to pass. This meant you could not get out to get to the buffet and the waitresses could not get in to clear your plates. This is a big problem in that area of the dining room and really needs attention.
The pool area is very nice and clean if somewhat small. There is, however, a further sundeck on the first floor and also plenty of sunbeds on the grassy area at the side of the hotel. Pool towels are available for a deposit of 6 euros. These are rather worn but do the job. Just be aware that if you go over the road to the pool at the tennis club there is a charge of 4.50 euros per sunbed and 3.50 euros per brolly. This seems a bit cheeky to me as you have already paid to stay at the hotel and the tennis club belongs to the same people.
The evening entertainment is good. There is a resident duo who perform from about 8.30pm to 9.15pm and then later for a dance spot. They vary their songs as much as possible and are pleasant to listen to. I did, however, get fed up with hearing about the cats! After the bingo there is a quiz and then the main act (usually a tribute act) are on for about an hour. Lindsey and Ashley work hard all day and in the evening to make the entertainment as 'fresh' as possible. You have a really good voice, Ashley, but slow down you'll burn yourself out.
Finally, the hotel reps. I reported my dissatisfaction with reception to Luke and asked for an apology. I never heard from him again even though it was an official complaint that I lodged. At the welcome meeting, both reps were reading off ipads/tablets and made very little eye contact at all. The same trips they are trying to sell you can be bought cheaper through the hotel. The blanket trip was very entertaining. Thank you Phil.
Overall, this is quite a nice hotel. Yes, the clientelle are older but I have never stayed in such a friendly hotel (apart from Enrique). I would not return and this is simply because of the incident with reception and how it was handled. Luke informed me that Enrique had worked for the hotel for 32 years. Well then, he should have known better.More
I can highly recommend this hotel,the food is first class,there is something for everyone,many fish &meats to choose,and cooked as you want it.a great choice of everything from soup,mains & desserts,& as many choices for breakfast also.Hotel is spotlessy clean,staff are friendly,rooms are a good size.Around the hotel outside,well maintained gardens,plenty of sun beds,quiet areas,as well as a good sized pool.Evening entertainment is excellent,different acts every night,plus the resident duo,who are excellent. Going outside the hotel there is not a lot going on,a few bars,& restaurants,& shops,about half hour away by a road train that runs every hour is Calla D'Or,which is a lot bigger,and it only costs 2euros each way,but if you like walking there is plenty to see.More