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we have booked hotel Iberostar Cala Barca base on good price and the Family oriented atmosphere, the hotel was what we expected. Hotel renovated, good mini club 2 h in the morning and 2 in pm, the staff in mini club speak french, spanish, russian, german etc so a lot of nationalities are catered for (couple french kids there at a time) prepare to pay 5 euros for certain activities like pony riding, food quite good for the price, nice view from the cala and chairs available near tennis courts to relax by with sea view, very good price for all inclusive, activites like horse riding near by for 15 euros and rental of kayaks etc quite crowded in August, especially at meal times, so don't prepare for romantic atmosphere lol, tennis rackets rental is 5 eur eachtime, the beach is quite small and crowded, but other nicer beaches near by 10_15 min walk, I would recommend this hotel if your are travelling with children and want to have a nice 4 star room, ok food and go to the beach and do sports like horse riding, kayaking etc
Great offering of sporting activities, location. Croweded breakfast room.
the food and drink was excellent.swimming pools and the beach some of the people staying seemed very rude and not very friendly.
The hotel as an excellent location on a Calla Beach, staff very friendly, great sports facilities. It is a great choice for families with children. The timing of meals including dinner are thought in the German tourists. It is unacceptable that the dinner ends at 21:30 local time. Reactively housing for a 4-star hotel, including the bath house should be more spacious and modern. There should also be in the family rooms in addition to the television in the living room a bedroom TV.
This was our second time at this resort ,food excellent,pool was great,very clean and the apartments are great .downside the evening entertaiment was not great but overall a great hotel would return again family group with 8year old and two teenage girls who did not want to come home No
Excellent food and location, with attentive staff. Tea and coffee making facilities in rooms would be helpful.
Location, view from balcony, Attractive pedestrian resort centre and sheltered bays for sea swimming. Air conditioning in room was noisy. Internet connection was not the best.
Great location overlooking a nice bay with public beach. Easy access to pools and ocean. Never hard to find a lounge chair. All staff were very pleasant. More of a relaxed atmosphere rather than party zone. Our flight left late, and we checked out at the normal time, but the hotel graciously gave us a room to shower in after our day at the beach, free of charge. The beds were very firm, but some people like that. The beachside snack/bar area closes at 6pm, which is too early. Don't understand the need for a guest to leave a cash deposit for a beach towel and key to safe in room. If you have left a credit card, this should be sufficient.
Varied and goog food at the breakfast and dinner buffets. Wonderful beach overlooking the cala.
very nice hotel, good food, friendly staff too many rude germans at the hotel
We stayed in an apartment and thought the setting was very good. The views from every apartment would have been acceptable. We particularly liked the gym, sauna and indoor pool. There were plenty of restraunts to choose from for all types of meals and entertainment.
Clean, with a perfect child friendly position by the sea. Nice pool area, ok rooms. We were not informed about the welcome drink with the hotel manager. There were also other pieces of information that we had to ask about, that I think should have been told automatically. The supermaket which is a part of the hotel, gave the wrong change back on a 10 Euro note, and wouldn't believe us when we pointed this out. We happened to loose our camera (it probably fell out of the bag in the supermarket) but they said theu couldn't find it, something I don't believe.
That it was peaceful and relaxing and having the added pleasure of a room overlooking the beach and sea was a bonus That the services (I think they were empting the septic tank just in front of the pool area on the road) were done extremely early in the morning. there was on a few occasions the smell of drains near the pool area
The proximity to the beach and town centre was fantastic. It was very peaceful at night time-no loud behaviour. The bathroom had a bath and loads of hot water! The only negative comment I have was that the beds were not very comfortable.
Large hotel with every facility that you could wish for - yet fairly quiet and tranquil. Fabulous location on small cove. The towels could have been bigger!!
This Hotel was very good value for money. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Beautiful hotel premises, also very clean and well-kept. The beach was really beautiful and not too crowded. Into town it's a 10 minute walk but there are also restaurants and shops right round the corner. Actually nothing - staff at reception was a bit chaotic though.
Swimming pool . No evening dinner available except for full board and this was only available early evening. The location spoiled our holiday not the staff or the hotel,
Quiet, relaxation, perfect location, heated pool, access to beach, proximity to shops and restaurants
Location near to main area but also directly on the beach. Staff very helpful. Option of later beach breakfast very handy [ up to 11.30 ]
The location is perfect, with views of a blue bay through pine trees. Guests can use the beach or poolside for sun-bathing. Staff were terrific, and it was an easy stroll into town. I wish the pool had been heated. (Visited in May) Elderly or disabled guests should be warned that there are steps and stairs.
stayed 12 times at cala dor. excellent hotel, staff always friendly.Evening meal could be better,we always eat out. plenty of lovely restaurants near by. Evening meal could be better.
Breakfast. Proximity to restaurants, shops. Ease of parking.
Superb location next to a small beach and very close to town. Excellent breakfast with great choice of food. Really friendly and helpful staff. I had requested a room with a sea view however the room we got did not have a sea view. The hotel was happy to change our room to one with a sea view as soon as one was free.
The hotel was in a perfect location for the shops, bars and restaurants and was right on a small but lovely beach which I expect would get crowded in high season. Having moved rooms because of noise from the rooftop air conditioning unit, the replacement room was damp and the beds were very uncomfortable. Rooms would benefit from updating.
Location facilities and food
the location of the hotel was excellent close to shops bars etc and lovely beach service in the bar at night was very poor and the early closing was poor for a hotel and no entertainment
The hotel has one of the best locations on the Med as is as good as a three star hotel as you can get.
View from room.Location to beach.. Reception staff eventually very helpful. Breakfast choice poor. Bed very uncomfortabl. Room bare minimum of cleaning
Great location, very helpful and friendly staff.
It was fine generally. There was nothing we did not like, but our room was situated at the bottom floor and was in shade all the time. Also, the hotel was about 95% occupied by Germans and seemed to be a hotel catering mainly for Germans. Not a problem overall but we would have preferred a hotel with more British guests.
beautifull view to the beach, at least in some rooms
Sea view was amazing. Be sure to take it - it's quiet and faces towards north-east = great sunshine in the morning & no heat in the evening. Nice terrace. We didn't have any food included but supermarket is less than 100 meters away. Pool opening hours are relatively short (which is pity when you're back from day trip and want to have a nice dive afterward). Rather expensive meals (so we took only accommodation).
A cosy friendly hotel with great views away from the most busy turist ghettos. I really recommend chosing a room with sea view. It's all the money worth.
Very helpful and nice reception staff. Bike rental can be arranged through the hotel - nice bikes, reasonable price. It's in a lovely and non touristy spot, thankfully no discos, just a tapas bar in front of the reception and a couple of places where to eat on the beach. Neighbors can be noisy (luckily ours weren't), and walls are a bit thin. The hotel entertainment could be heard from our room but it was a nice blues band and ended at 11 pm only on one of the nights, which is very reasonable. Wireless is not free, and it's a bit pricey (4 EUR/hour).
Location and facilities-- The swimming pools were a delight. The food could have been presented and supervised in a better manner
The hotel staff were very friendly and the view was wonderful - location is superb, so close to the beach.
The location, staff very helpful, very clean rooms, pool area. All and all a very enjoyable experience. Stayed in 2003, 2004 & now 2009 and not disappointed. Will return again.Thank you!
close to the beach and local restaurants and amenities pool too small and close to the pool it was very noisy in the evenings
We stayed in an apartment away from the main pool and complex which suited us greatly, it was also a fantastic location for the beaches and the town was a few minutes walk away.
great size rooms, air con. very clean. the beds were extemley uncomfortable, i have been home a week and still have a bad back. as does my boyfriend. pool isnt big enough for amount of people and an exteme lack of sunbeds.
Size of room/appatment, good location for centre and beach,good value for money Food a little boring but fine for what we paid, little worn and could do with a bit of a make over.
you get what you pay for... reasonable price and close to everything. would stay again.
The weather Very loud and persistant music. Breakfast was a shambles and always running out of glasses, cups, tea bags, many items of food. Dining room very short of staff. Had to make own beds on thursdays and Sundays. No porters. Use of room safe expensive, could buy one for the price I paid.
I liked the relaxed atmosphere and the location. The bar food was really good.
Ideal Location Romm was to small and to few facilities eg No Iron, No Kettle
The staff were very helpful and the hotel was very clean with good facilities. In the evening when we wished to relax on the balcony or even inside our room we found it very noisy from neighbouring hotels and bars. One evening there was no hot water for a bath. It turned out this was a problem throughout the whole hotel. Not something one expects of a "Luxury" hotel in the upper price bracket.
The friendliness of the staff was above expectations. Breakfast was great. The way they loved small children was great. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!
It's an "atipical" but a real-5-star hotel - very cosy atmosphere, with friendly and personally involved staff (especially Mrs. Ana & Mrs. Laura). It does not look like the usual 5-star touristic giant. We really felt like we had our own hacienda, with some friendly neighbours around. Superb nature decoration in the gardens and around the pool. Perfectly clean and elegant rooms. Pretty close to the beach, still far enough from noise. Felt spoiled there during our honeymoon. Definitely will stay again there. Swimming in the pool is not allowed after 8 PM. For the room cleaning staff, the "Do not disturb" sign just means that they can come in anyway, but act as very discrete and polite (happened more than once). Breakfast could be a bit more variate and fulfilling.
Really good location, close to the beach and altogether stylish Nothing
The staff were all very friendly and obliging and our Junior Suite was ideal for our short break I have no negative comments to make about the hotel
True 5 star service
just back from a nights stay at the Melia, we had a great time, staff were very attentive eager to help and make sure everything was OK. We stayed half board with the dinner and breakfast being excellent. This is a comfortable hotel, clean and very relaxing. Beds could be better, this was the only fault.
Lovely suites with lots of facilities, extremely clean. Very tranquil hotel with plenty of grounds Although breakfast was good. Only ate twice at hotel in evening but food in restaurant at night disappointing for 5 star hotel.
Fantastic hotel with staff who could not do too much for you. The level of cleanliness was outstanding and this includes not just the rooms but areas such as the fitness suite. The breakfast was excellent: very varied, with high quality foods, catering for all tastes. Highly recommended. We had specified a sunny room and balcony on the booking form but were allocated a road-facing, shady room on arrival and could not change as the hotel was fully booked. That was a bit of a disappointment.
Room 415 was good The Cook cant speak English it was hard for him to understand "Fried Egg" but when he did the egg was great.
Apartment set up we had was good, good size and nice to have a decent size balcony As a couple recommended to this hotel by our travel agent, it was completely inappropriate and we left a couple of days into our booking. This is 100% family oriented, and our room was above the kids club stage which goes loudly until midnight each night. The breakfast was average to poor, and it was impossible to get a lounger at the pool unless you ran out early in the morning to reserve one, like everyone else was doing. The resort is actually outside of Cala D'or where all the main restaurants and shops are, and requires a taxi each time you want to go into town (last bus goes around 5pm). The area around the resort only has one tiny beach which we couldnt swim at due to the jellyfish. Would not recommend on this basis.
Very good for young families. Great entertainment at night, no need to leave the hotel. Not many british guests, quite dutch. kids club not great for british kids.
brilliant for the kids, but be prepared to get up early to beat the sunbed nightmare!!
Nice evening musicals, good athmosphere for families, discreet animation. A bit too german-oriented.
Nice staff in general, except at the reception desk when we arrived. Nice and friendly (multi langual) entertainment team. TV (with many international channels) is for free when the stay is booked through this website, even though the staff is not aware of this. Spacious appartment and terrace. Wide selection of supermarkets restaurants on walking distance from the hotel (tip: Indian food at "Indiana John's"). Generally, great value for money. Water from the tap tastes horrible (on the whole island), so bottles of water are necessary. Baby cot (although provided for free) was not baby-friendly according to modern standards. We were located far from the stage, but the sound of the entertainment was going on till about midnight. If the appartment would be close to the stage, this may be annoying for little children that are trying to sleep. Point of improvement: the Teflon frying pans need to be replaced. During our stay, the telephone system to receive and place calls from the room was not operational.
Fantastic hotel, great for kids. Excellent pizzaria, only slight problem quite a german hotel and thus kids entertainment bit german orientated!
We liked the location, quiet resort, close to the beach and a nice shaded walk to the Marina. Hotel was excellent, accommodation was spacious and contemporary, facilities to suit everyone. Restaurant clean and modern and the food was superb. Would come again!!! People putting towels on sun loungers, even though they were not using them, so unless you got up early you never got a sun lounger. Safe deposit boxes in the accommodation should be free of charge.
Nice hotel and we were upgraded to an apartment. No complaints really other than the "local" alcoholic drinks at the bar were a bit pricey (Spar round the corner would sell you a whole bottle for the same price). No, had a lovely stay.
i was very surprised about the hotel. the architecture and buildings looks very nice, rooms are very comfortable and clean and bathroom was big enough and the gadgets and water pressure in the shower was excellent. hotel area was clean with lovely pools and sunbeds, you dont have to booked them with your towels, because there is plenty of them. there was lots of activities expecially for the kids. if you are looking for a great family holiday i would reccomend it to you. hotel is suitable for couples and groups. the only think i didnt like was salty water in the taps. we had to buy a drinking water in the shops....
friendly staff, warm welcome, prompt solving of problems, cosy romantic atmosfere and the small size of the hotel.
The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The breakfast was good and available untill the very civilised time of 11am.
The attencion towards us was very nice. It was our wedding anniversary and the owners of the hotel decorated our room for the occasion. It made our stay special. Thank you for that! The sheets looked old and dirty although they were clean. The cups and glasses weren't the cleanest.
Great quiet location, nice meals, and very friendly staff.
Friendly staff, good breakfast and restuarant