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“Lovely little hotel. Spotless.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Talayot
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Son Sard 2, 07560 Cala Millor, Majorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #8 of 64 Hotels in Cala Millor
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lovely little hotel. Spotless.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Overall a very good experience at the Talayot. Some called the rooms basic but to be honest I don't know what they wanted. You're in a reasonably priced 3 star hotel, and you have a telly (with a LOT more english channels than I was expecting! With BBC and all the rest, not like some places where you get like CNN news and that's it!) you have a lovely shower, a nice bathroom all round in fact, decent, comfortable beds, a ceiling fan that does a perfectly acceptable job. You have a fridge and tea & coffee making facilities, plenty of wardrobe space etc etc. The sea views were lovely! We didn't have a room on the front of the hotel, we were on the side, but since the hotel is literally the width of the average street from the sea, they're pretty much all sea view rooms, even though some people seem to find it impossible to turn to their left or right to actually get a sea view...

We both slept very well every night but one, when it was exceptionally hot and the humidity made sleeping very difficult. This can't be helped obviously and apart from this we found the beds to be very comfortable. However this is a very personal thing and so others might disagree with me.

And one other thing: Our room was absolutely spotless. I know it's a consideration for everyone, and some people can go way over the top on this issue, but I thought that the cleanliness of the Talayot was exceptional. Seriously, for the price we paid, and considering this hotel is 3*, we could not possibly have expected more from our room.

Now, other areas of the hotel:

What can I say, other than not bad at all! The bar I found to be very good. It was very reasonably priced compared to some hotel bars I have experienced before, and everything we got was very nice and a good standard. The guy who ran the bar (dead ringer for Manuel in Fawlty Towers) was a very friendly, outgoing but respectful; chatty and friendly but not overly so.

Our only real criticisms of the hotel (I can't even really call them criticisms, as they are purely a subject of tastes rather than anything else) was the entertainment on offer and the food.

I'll start with the food. We stayed on a half board basis, and had our tea in the hotel the first 2 nights of our stay. We just weren't that keen to be honest. We couldn't put our finger on why either. The staff in the dinging room were very good and very attentive, there was a decent selection, and things that were meant to be hot were hot, and things that were meant to be cold were cold. Again it was very clean. However after 2 nights of eating in the hotel, we just were not bothered about doing it again, and so we ate out the rest of the week. This is not an issue however, as you have a choice of various restaurants and bars serving food all day til and all evening, and when I say near the hotel, I mean literally a 2-3 minute walk from the hotel door, maximum. One other thing we were pleasantly surprised about was the prices and quality of these restaurants and bars. A particular favourite of ours was a little pizzeria with tables outside and a takeaway service called Carlo's. The pizzas here were among the best I've ever eaten and definitely worth having a go!!

A couple of doors along the promenade you have Brother Bears. This is a bar and restaurant where we stopped for a drink a few times (get their 2 for 1 offer, you won't be sorry, especially if you try their Pina Colada!) and they had unlimited ribs for only a few euro. As I said, both these places are a couple of minutes from the hotel.

The entertainment in the Talayot again wasn't really to our taste. We are in our mid-twenties, and the entertainment is aimed a little bit more at the older guests, with Bingo, dancing, and professional flamenco dancers brought in, so we would head off into Cala Millor to suit ourselves at one of the cocktail bars along the prom.

For those interested in pools, the one at Talayot is not a huge one like you may find at some hotels, but nor is it as small as many you see either. It is a perfectly adequate size for the amount of people who were using it while we were there, and they had plenty of space to swim. The whole pool area was spotless again, like the rest of the hotel, and kept in very good order. The sun loungers were in plentiful supply and in good condition, and the feel around the pool was relaxed and friendly, just like all the other public spaces in the hotel.

Location was also excellent. As I have already mentioned, you are the width of a street from the sea, and only a minute or so walk from bars and restaurants in either direction along the sea front.

All in all I recommend the Talayot very highly indeed. If you're looking for clubbing and action, steer well clear of this place and Cala Millor altogether, but if you're after a clean, decent hotel with an all round good vibe about the place at a very reasonable price, then you could do a LOT worse than to give Talayot a go. We were assured that they get a load of repeat custom, and that is generally a good sign for any hotel in my book. Barring the food, which I already said was a personal taste thing, not a comment on the hotel, I've not had a nicer hotel at this star rating and price.

As for the food, I'll let you make up your own mind.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Berlin, Germany
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Talayot is in Cala Millor, a hotel city in beuatiful Mallorca, Spain. The hotel is not far from the sea and the promenade and also to the shopping street. You have a beautiful view from the balcony (ask for sea view!). They have nice staff, a very good and friendly housekeeping, eben a library to waste your time. You should better go out and enjoy the action on the streets, the nice beach and the Castell that is very close and worth a visit. Not to forget the lovely bar with all drinks you can imagine and very kind barkeepers. The food was also outstanding and service was more than great. I will visit soon!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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england
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Enjoyed a week here at the end of October just as the Hotel was closing down for the season.
Our family are one of the many that stay here after year.
I often write a report, mostly there is nothing new to report but this time i do have just one thing.
Regulars will know Andreas left a while ago, he did day time games, night time hosting etc.
He was a very popular figure around the place and i did wonder if the hotel may go downhill without him to chat with guests etc.
But...this year Sante appeared in the Hotel and what a breath of fresh air he is, great entertainment manager, fun,friendly and polite with everyone young and old.Cant speak highly enough of him.
What a great asset he is and i hope he is there again this year when we go.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms worth the extra you pay.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My stay at this hotel was very good. My room was immaculate and housekeeping were fantastic. The view from my room's balcony was outstanding and the building is wonderful. There are many things to do at the hotel, like watching football on the big screen, reading in the lovely library, using computers to chat to friends online, play pool, have a drink at the lovely long bar, and this is all on one spacious floor with toilets for men and women. Along with this, there is a wonderful buffet that I enjoyed very much for breakfast and dinner! The food was outstanding and service was great. The swimming pools were very nice and easy to access. Everything was perfect. Thank you hotel talayot!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Myself and my partner are becoming one of these couples that keep coming back to this hotel.Ive tried other resorts in Mallorca,hired cars and driven all round looking at this that and the other but i must say that this hotel gives you the most important things without being fancy or modern.Always take a sea view,its so worth the few quid extra,there is as has been said an older crowd in general here but thats a good thing,we are in our mid forties and being surrounded by polite,wise and quiet people suits me fine, this does not stop you from having a good time,it just stops the young noisy crowd from booking here and being an annoyance.There are young couples,kids mixed in too so its not an old folks home.Food is fine,rooms are fine,shower not the most powerful,balconies are huge,i think this place is from the sixties.Best things are location location location, sea view (a must),very relaxed atmosphere,allocated dining/breakfast table for duration is great,no rushing around at meal times.Hotel size is just fine,100 rooms over 5 floors keeps it homely without being claustrophobic.Ive been in really nice 4 star hotels in mallorca and tenerife for more money but prefer this place,its just a better experience for us.Added bonus of course is that place is cheap.I dont think it will suit everyone,depends what you`re looking for.As a base in a brilliant location in a super resort for me it is the best.You can actually get to sleep here,everything goes quiet at back of midnight,no yobs,ive been here 4 times and never seen a drunk.you could do far worse,just dont expect a really modern jumping hotel,it is quirky,oldy worldy and pleasant!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The Talayot Hotel is the place we visit most now,we have just returned after our 5th visit since we first went here in 2009.We were there in may and went back again in october.Its not just the hotel,its also the resort of cala millor and its neighbour cala bona.The hotel is admitedly looking a little dated but the staff and the general ambience of the place make up for any shortfall.It is pleasant,the rooms are tidied every day,you have a kettle and hair dryer,there is an indoor and outdoor pool,a pleasant and friendly bar area,entertainment area and a nice restaurant.You are allocated your table and keep it for the rest of your stay.Downstairs you have a very nice cafe on the sea front.All of the staff are very friendly throughout.The entertainment could be better but there is plenty going on in the resort,and cala bona is only a short walk away,about 15mins.A visit to Yates 5min away is worth a try if you like quizzes etc,but they also do these in the hotel as well as well as bingo.They also do two dance nights as well.Many people return here which is always a good sign,but they are mainly the older generation.There is not much for families etc although you do get the odd one or two.There are plenty of sunbeds around the pool but you always get the odd ones who want to book their place.All in all this a comfortable place to stay and although not the ritz it offers good value for money

Room Tip: Sea View rooms get the sun in the morning,late afternoon the sun is at the back.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel in 2011,a late deal,and it was a great holiday,the Talayot is a quirky hotel,comfortable room,funny entertainment,loved the bingo every night.lots of return visitors to this hotel and can see why,staff are polite,not intrusive,food was really good,plenty of choice.we didn't use the pool.There is a lovely terrace you can sit at which looks out over the resort,nice to have a coffee and people watch.Cala Millor is a lovely resort with a beautiful beach and plenty of shops and places to eat.Porto Cristo nice for a visit,we also did a boat trip to Cala Ratjada a lovely trip,sea colours were stunning.We would happily return to Cala Millor and without doubt the Talayot Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Son Sard 2, 07560 Cala Millor, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala Millor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cala Millor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cala Millor
#7 Family Hotel in Cala Millor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Talayot 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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