We returned yesterday after a fabulous week at the Alicia, travelling with Thomsons. Everything about our stay was great; the rooms and all facilities were very clean, all staff friendly and informative and the food was fantastic! We have stayed at a number of four star hotels over recent years but the Alicia (officially three star) beats them all for food, we found the quality, presentation and taste were all first class.
As other reviews have said, there is a scrum at the restaurant doors before 7.00 when it opens for dinner, but that is because of the behaviour of some of the guests (elderly ladies using their elbows to get their favourite table - old age is sometimes used as an excuse for bad manners). Food choices are varied and plentiful and empty trays are replenished quickly.
We stayed in room 318 and had a perfect view onto the promenade and coastline below.
The Alicia is ideally situated, just five minutes stroll onto the prom and the many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops in Cala Bona and Cala Millor. After dinner in the evenings, we chose to stroll down to Cala Bona harbour, where there was sometimes street entertainment, or just to get a drink in one of the many outside bars while enjoying the holiday atmosphere. That said, the entertainment at the Alicia was good and Chris does a fantastic job trying to please all of the people, all of the time - he seems to be on the go all day and stays cheerful and friendly throughout! Bar prices are very reasonable - similar to neighbouring bars and cafes and much cheaper than normal hotel bar prices.
Guests at the Alicia were mainly English when we stayed, I think Thomson are their sole tour company. We found Cala Bona had mainly English visitors, where as Cala Millor seemed dominated by lots of German holiday makers. We found fellow guests at the Alicia were friendly and good company.
There is plenty to do around Cala Bona/Cala Millor, bicycle hire is plentiful & cheap and local transport easily accessible. Thomsons run several excursions too, including the very popular (and free) 'Blanket Tour' which is good for a taste of Palma. The Thomson rep, Emma, was present at the hotel on most days and was very friendly & helpful.
All in all we had a lovely, relaxing holiday, a perfect week in perfect weather and we will definitely return to the Alicia for more of the same.
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- Hotel Protur Alicia
- Protur Alicia Cala Bona
- Hotel Alicia Cala Bona
- Protur Alicia Hotel Cala Bona, Majorca