We stayed in one of the first floor rooms overlooking the pool. The room was clean (as was the hotel generally) and towels replaced when requested. The bedding was changed even though we were only there for a week. The magnetic card door key was a bit temperamental. We had a flat screen mono TV. There were only two plug sockets in the room, either side of the beds, so if you want to connect anything to the TV (like a laptop) make sure you bring an extension cable. The fridge in the room was useful. Invisa is the name of the hotel chain that La Cala belongs to.
Reception staff were friendly and helpful and booked a hire car for us… although the hire car company is just around the corner (turn left out of the hotel and follow the road around). Car hire was reasonable and is a good way to see the island, although make sure you request air con (we didn’t and regretted it).
It seemed like mostly Brits in the hotel with some German and French guests. There was a restaurant/bar over the street from the far end of the hotel, which we could hear to about 12:30 a couple of evenings.
The Internet terminals in reception gave 20 minutes use for 1 euro which was good value and the first time we used it without any problems but the second was as if it was offline as it didn't load pages and then rebooted itself; reception gave us a euro to put in again.
There was a book and magazine swap and information folders in reception by the bar.
There was a singer a couple of evenings, mainly aimed at the older guest.
The restaurant was busy at peak times. Breakfast didn't start until 8am and there were often queues for tables until around 9am. There was a good variety of choices for breakfast, including nice pastries. We would have tried a fried egg but saw how they were cooked, completely submerged in oil, not appetising. Often, we had to wait a long while to order tea and coffee from the waiting staff, but there are self-service facilities. The restaurant shuts at 10pm, so don’t arrive too late as they start to pack up around 9:30pm. Most people dined around 8pm, again making it difficult to find a table. The tomato soup had a bit of a strange flavour. The roasted meats were usually tender although the pork was not. There were never any boiled potatoes, always chips and maybe duchess potato swirls. There was always a vegetarian pasta. There were enough dishes to find something we liked each night. We had one lunch as we'd arrived too late for any food on the first night so asked if we could do this (although no-one seemed to check whether we were entitled to the meal). There was no soup for lunch, apart from that it was roughly the same food as the evenings but not as much choice. Drinks were cheap, although be careful ordering red wine as on two occasions we received a sparkling rosé!
The hotel is in a very good position for shopping. Sa Compra was a decent supermarket about 20 yards away and there were two Spars within a few blocks and gift shops nearby.
There are two courtesy shower rooms by the toilets off reception if you have a late flight, although they were a bit musty, had no ventilation and were very small with little room to finish packing the suitcase.
The pool area didn't open until the chain comes off the entrance around 9am. There were about 70 sunbeds positioned right up against each other, although we never had trouble finding an unused one. Most sunbeds are in the shade for most of the day.
The town beach wasn't one long strip so if there were no beds on the first bit of sand you had to go quite a bit further to the next.
We went to the hippy market, you can get one-way tickets for the boat so we came back on the bus from the square in Es Cana. There’s a good bus service to the main towns.
For the price you can't go wrong as long as you don’t mind the small shaded pool, a beach about 10 minutes’ walk away, little entertainment and some rooms face the street.
- Also Known As:
- Invisa Hotel La Cala Ibiza/Santa Eulalia Del Rio
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibiza hotel in Santa Eulalia.This 4* Hotel Distinguished with the Tourist Quality "Q", situated beside the sports marina, close to the beach and in the tourist/commercial centre of Santa Eulalia, Ibiza.Completely air-conditioned, modernized and redecorated.Installations and Services:Restaurant with international buffetBar, snack barSalons for reading, Tv-video, and table games.SPA: Jaccuzzi, Turkishbath, Sauna, Fitness Room. ... more less
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