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“Excellent family holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Isla de Cabrera Aparthotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Rocio s/n, 07638 Colonia de Sant Jordi, Majorca, Spain   |  
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Excellent family holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Just returned from an excellent holiday staying at the Isla de Cabrera Apartments. This small family friendy hotel is mainly German and Spanish with very few English, but I have to say this did not in any way make my stay less enjoyable - in fact, quite the opposite, we had great fun with the kids "trying" to order drinks and food in Spanish. The staff were all very polite and friendly and I think they liked the fact we were trying on the Spanish front. The hotel is just around the corner from a beautiful marina and beaches - which are quite busy until quite late in the day, sit back with a drink in one of the many bars which line the marina. The weather was fab, late 30's for the whole week. my children was in the B.E.S.T swim training camp just a short walk away and they loved to come back and relax by the pool. Our room was on the ground floor overlooking the pool (fabulous position). The rooms were cleaner daily and were left spotless ! They had evening entertainment, but due to our kids having to get up early in the morning, we didnt see much of this. Food was lovely - something for everyone - fish/meats/childrens section. All in all, excellent hotel which is in an fab location - would definately return to this hotel in the future !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

If you want a holiday in hot and sunny Majorca, where you can learn German language in addition to Spanish, and learn all about German food, and indeed eat, predominantly German cuisine, and watch German satellite TV in your bedsit, or, indeed you are German, then this will be the hotel for you. Sadly it was not for my family with 2 teenage daughters, (we are a meat and 2 veg kind of crew) who were disappointed with the very repetetive meals (only twice in 7 days did we encounter red meat at dinner, once a burger and the second time veal). To be fair there was an abundance of fruit and veg at all times including breakfast.
I must also point out that the staff were all kind and helpfull and our apartment was spotless and cleaned with fresh towels provided each day etc.
Another point to note; the air conditioning to the apartments is switched off each day for several hours before 2pm, so you may need to adjust any requirement you have for a siesta. I did enquire as to why this should be but have yet to recieve an answer.

Colonia Saint Jordi is most definitely a beach/pool holiday location and I would recommend car hire to explore otherwise teenage boredom quickly sets in as there are few local ameneties/shops.

We love Majorca and will return, not to this hotel/destination though.

Room Tip: The best rooms are on the top floor...there are no balconies above with sandy towels drying and sand...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

Just come back from 10 wonderful days here. A really good value hotel in a nice quiet resort. It caters predominantly for a German clientele so consequently the second language of most of the staff is German but enough English is spoken that you can get by if you speak neither Spanish or German. The hotel staff themselves were invariably friendly, polite and very helpful, though one or two of the bar staff would not have been out of place in " Faulty Towers". Rooms were were good, spacious and well equipped though decor was a little tired. Breakfast and dinner buffet was plentiful, fresh and of good quality, though perhaps a little limited if you are looking for sophisticated cuisine. My generally fussy kids were however always able to find something they wanted to eat which made meal times relaxing

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

We chose this hotel because of the great reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. All of the staff without exception were polite and helpful (and brilliant with our children aged 3 and 6). The room was very clean and well equipped. The pool was lovely (if a bit cold!) and we spent quite a bit of time here. The food was ok but plenty of choice - be warned chips are on offer every day, our kids only choice! The harbour is a two minute walk away and Es Trenc (the bigger beach) is about 10-15 minutes walk away. Our children particulary enjoyed the kids disco held every evening. All in all a great family hotel, in a great location with lovely people.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

We have just got back from a lovely holiday. When we first got there the staff where lovely. They made sure we got something to eat even though food had nearly finished. The rooms where clean and we had a lovely outlook over the stage and pool area so only a short walk to put our towels out. Our two girls loved the breakfast especially the pancakes. The food was amazing and different dishes ever night. The only slight niggle was that we only had one english tv channel cnn not that we watched tv all the time. On my birthday they made me a homemade cake and the hotel manageress, the chef and the head waiter brought it to me at breakfast with a candle in it, what a lovely touch. Great holiday would love to go again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

The apartment was roomy and clean. Having a small kitchen and a micro wave is always very convenient when you travel with kids. The SPAR supermarket is within short walking distance , is clean and has a very nice assortment in baby food. We took half board and the food was really average. Total lack of fresh food. Definitively not 4stars. (between 2 and 3 stars ?)The kid's buffet was anything but healthy (french fries and nuggets all the time, no vegetables). Aside from this, the service was friendly and efficient. And it is not convenient to go to a restaurant with small children after a beach day, so it is up to you to make the balance between convenience and average food.

The hotel is very close to the beaches and the cute little harbour promenade. Colonia san Jordi is a very pleasant place (the opposite of el Arenal) and has a very nice natural environment. No high buildings, no ugly lound music and groups. Nice promenades along the sea have given us very nice souvenirs.

We recommend the cafe / restaurant closeby "Strandkorb" : very good and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

Not sure we can add too much more to the previous review, other than to say that we had extremely similar experiences.

Travelling with small children (5yrs & 3yrs old) always seems like hardwork; finding decent restaurants with plain food that our slightly fussy older daughter will consider, is stressful, and booking unknown accommodation, always has the potential for disappointment - but none of this applied in this case.

We travelled during peak holiday period in August and booked half-board directly with the hotel after reading various reviews on TripAdvisor, etc. Didn't have any real issues with language or being understood by any of the staff, despite our very bad spanish and no german. Our eldest daughter quickly learned how to make friends despite not speaking german or having any conversational spanish.

The restaurant has two seatings for dinner - we choose the earlier one. You'd have to be really fussy not to find something good to eat from the extensive selection at dinner and breakfast, which changed daily.

The environment was relaxed and with soooo many small "continental" children around, even until the end of the entertainment (23:00) there were still plenty of kids around for our two to play with. The kiddies disco for 30mins+ every evening went down a storm.

After an uncharacteristcally late breakfast, we spent all of our days at the pool and, even though the apartments and hotel were full, it never seemed crowded nor did we have to fight for sun loungers, etc. The hotel provides towels to use at the pool for a small deposit, and you can change them for clean ones as often as you like.

My wife took an easy bus journey from just outside the hotel into Palma to go to art museums and shops - way cheaper than the guided tour coaches offered.

In the 10 days we were there, we only heard a handful of english accents, but didn't feel any loss at this or the limited TV choices - There was a spectacular thunder storm one one evening, but apart from that the sun shone; the temperature didn't climb too high during the day, and the nights were cooler and seemed mosquito free.

One German couple we met, with daughters the same ages as ours, had stayed three times during the last six years and said that the standard had increased if anything.

We're going back next year!

  • Liked — Decent sized apartments, clean pool area, good food selection
  • Disliked — Children's club - a bit too informal (no check-in/out)
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: C/ Rocio s/n, 07638 Colonia de Sant Jordi, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Colonia de Sant Jordi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Colonia de Sant Jordi
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Colonia de Sant Jordi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Isla de Cabrera Aparthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 172
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