Just got back from our second stay at the Blue Bay. The stay was really delightful (again), but I feel that I ought to mention a couple of points, both good and bad.
We got a room on the first floor, with a view over the ocean. At first, we were a bit afraid that we wouldn't get as great a view over the ocean as we had on our first stay. We found out that we hadn't needed to worry: The view was fine from the first floor, which is elevated quite a bit and far away enough from the pool that noise from it would not be a trouble. I guess: There were no people at the pool this time of year.
Having the bar just downstairs, we did notice some noise during a wonderful flamenco performance. The show was over well before 11pm, so we didn't mind. There was no noticeable noise during ordinary days, without a show.
The flamenco performance (free, in the bar area) was just great. Superb to have a free show as part of the stay.
Bar prices are reasonable (about 4€ for a drink). Remember to taste the Sangria - they make quite a nice one at this hotel! Don't expect umbrellas and stuff, just the liquid....
The kitchen closes at 9pm. It's a bit early, as mentioned before. However, we did get to stay a bit later one evening. A glass of red wine comes in at about 1.8€ and is okay without being anything special.
Evening dinner gets a bit tedious if eaten for a week. It's typically chicken, fish and some red meat. It's a bit too much like fast food for my kind of liking. There are, however, a nice salad bare, which offers 3-4 kinds of salads. Dessert is fine, too. I wish the evening dinner was a bit more varied, but at this price point (you can buy it for 10€), I guess you cannot expect a whole lot more.
Breakfast could be more varied as well. There's toast and eggs, ham and cheese and some marmelade. It's okay, but I ended up eating the same stuff for a week and got a bit bored with it. Cereal is available as well and looked nice, though I didn't try it.
The staff is very competent and nice people, too, willing to help out as needed.
No bugs found in the room except for some little flying thing a bit larger than a fly. Wonder what that was...
If you end up taking the wrong bus line 46 to the hotel and find yourself at the last station, just walk a bit farther - the hotel is right around the corner.
So, all in all, I must say that we had a great stay once again. Of course, services must be view in light of the price point, and we certainly found that we got our money's worth.
Thanks for a great stay, Hotel Blu Bay!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Blue Bay
- Blue Bay Cala Major
- Blue Bay Hotel Majorca/Cala Major, Spain