I was desperate for a holiday, but slightly dubious about going for it by myself. Now that the holiday is over I'm so glad I went and picked the Melia as my choice of hotel. The grounds aren't large and it's in a busy neighbourhood, but you feel that you're in your own oasis.
Whilst at the Melia the staff were very helpful, and always had a smile on their faces. They organised a trip to the local golf course, which was amazing and definitely worth a visit. I left it too late to get a massage at the spa so can't comment on the spa.
A definite recommendation is to go on a bike trip, the hotel offers bikes for free but if you are going to go anywhere of any distance I would recommend the local bike hire shop around the corner. It cost me 15 Euros to hire a (hybrid) bike for the day, I travelled to Porto Colom. The round trip took about 2.5 hours plus a 2 hour stop I had in Porto Colom where I found this great Tapas bar (Florian) along the harbour edge.
Hotel from outside looked a bit scruffy, however once inside much better, pool area lovely, walk in pool gradually getting deeper. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Breakfast great, buffet evening meal good, but not enough choice. Location of hotel slightly out of centre, but plenty of restaurants & bars en route. Would recommend
This hotel is in a perfect location! 2 minute walk away from centre of town and restaurants even so no noise is heard when trying to sleep. 5 minute walk away from beach which is stunning with white sands and turquoise sea. Spar literally across the road which is convenient when wanting snacks, drinks or any day to day items which you may have left at home.
"hotel in extensive grounds near delightful beach"
This is more like a resort than an hotel. Rooms are in 3 storey blocks in a kilometre of landscaped grounds. There are a lot of rooms but the site is so large that you rarely see many people. you can walk around the site or be driven (by staff) in golf buggies.
Breakfast is simply lovely with an enormous choice and an army of chefs and waiters.
We enjoyed our stay here (again) and will return in the future. I stay regularly in hotels and one thing is apparent here - any variation is possible but you have to pay for it. Nothing is complimentary.
We stayed for 3 nights and though our junior suite was expensive it was large with a great bathroom, air conditioning and a large balcony. Worth every penny.
We had a great time at Cala de Mar, and were very pleasantly surprised to find a beautifully equipped apartment that really felt like a home from home. The staff are friendly, helpful and great with kids. Would definitely return!
"Good value, excellent location, on a lovely beach."
I booked this as a cheap, short break and due to the cost, my expectations were fairly low. This hotel surpassed them all. It was scrupulously clean, well run and amazing value for money.
The food catered to all tastes, was freshly cooked and plentiful.
The All Inclusive option included Cocktails and wine and beer on tap in the dining room. The sprits measures were huge, yet I never encountered a single drunk! The clientele in late September were older couples and families with young children. There were daily activities for the more active and nightly entertainment. The hotel is located right on a sandy cove with clear shallow water to swim or paddle in. There are plenty of free sun beds round the three pools, which are all only footsteps from a bar.
There are numerous shops,bars, restaurants and supermarkets a five minute stroll away.
A small 'Tourist Train' shuttles between other beaches and the Marina and town of Cala D'Or. The stop is just at the rear of the Hotel up steps leading from the pool to the road. It costs 2 Euros each way. There is also a local bus service. For the more energetic it is about a thirty minute walk.
There are lots of shops in Cala D'Or, leather goods are a good buy, perfumes and cosmetics less so. Try to visit Cala D'Ice for amazing ice cream, milk shakes and coffees.
There is also a Fish Pedi-Spa which costs a fraction of the price in the UK and includes a free glass of Cava.
The hotel was very child friendly.
Wonderful location, great pool, nice skybar, room 206 had amazing view and small balcony was perfect for watching Porto petro life. Staff were all very helpful and the breakfast was delicious.
Don't expect a 5* luxury hotel but was everything we needed and excellent value for money! Would stay here again!
We were the very first guests to be checked in this current season. It was our second stay having been there two years ago. We had an upgraded room which was just lovely! Massive bed. Bathroom was fine. Was all inclusive so didn't use the cooking facilities. The gripes... Workmen around all the time we were there doing jobs that should have been completed BEFORE the hotel took in guests. Drilling, painting etc.. Idiotic. Also the food was hit and miss. Food was lukewarm so we complained. It did improve but why they didn't check it was hot enough I don't know. Food at lunch returned in the evening as soup. Some days the food was good, some days it was average but you could always find something to eat. The sugar puffs type cereal was set hard in the bowl on day 1 of our holiday and was still set on day 5 when we left! No entertainment at all but we realised this was due to our early booking. All in all a good base to explore the area. The staff work really hard to give you a good holiday. We took trips to Palma Cathedral (unmissable) and the caves of drach in Porto Cristo (excellent) as well as going to Santanyi for the market.
Traveller from west midlands
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Six little coves with golden sand and turquoise waters is the raison d’être for Cala d’Or. A modern, multinational low-rise resort in southeast Mallorca, Cala d’Or winds its way around an indented shoreline, punctuated by a series of small marinas. When these beaches get full which in summer is certain head south to the equally beautiful coves at Cala Mondrago, Cala Figuera and Cala Llombards.
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