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Hotel Talayot
Ranked #11 of 65 Hotels in Cala Millor
Certificate of Excellence
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

this is the 3rd year at this hotel the staff frindly .the restaurant had a nice lot of food to chose from rooms a nice size and clean and tidy.there is nice walks to cala millor and cala bona the paths are nice and flat.if you would like a quit drink go to the beach boys and see sue and ian thay are frindly

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank brian1027
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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wirral
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is our second visit to the Talayot and we were very happy with it. Despite most of the guests being over 60 we enjoyed it being a family with 2 kids age 8 and 10. The hotel was mainly full of english guests. All the staff are great, very polite, friendly, attentive. My daughter is quite a fussy eater but loved the food here, I would agree though, that an earlier time say 6.00 p.m. would be better for us. The indoor pool was lovely, my two spent nearly every day in it, it wasnt that busy as weather was so good. Room size good for the 4 of us, all in one room, with TV, loads of wardrobe space, cleaned regularly. Santino is fantastic, he keeps everyone entertained and remembers everyone's names. Everyone seemed to enjoy the quiz, bingo and live music, bar was packed every night. The paella afternoon was a good laugh and good value for money, also delicious! The resort itself is lovely, you can walk all the way along the prom either way, one way will take you into Cala Bona with its lovely harbour and restaurants. There isnt really much for kids unless you have a car to go to Safari Park, or the Aqua Parks when operational. The Safari Park open all year. I would recommend going on the boat trip to Purto Cristo, 58 euros for the 4 of us. Make sure you take a jacket though! We will definitely return to the Talayot.

Room Tip: A room on 5th floor very quiet!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank michwirral
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

One of our bags was taken on 3rd floor as we were finding room, hotel manager not remotely interested and didn't bother to see us during our week's stay despite us losing our euros, currency card, ehic cards, portable dvd player, camera and other things. Thomson's rep no use either. Felt lost and stranded. Keep all your stuff in constant sight - you never know who is watching ready to take your stuff. Spoilt our holiday.
Rooms basic but very clean. Mealtimes are ridiculous for children - 7pm to 9pm. Santi did try to entertain kids during the morning, but nothing for kids at night. All entertainment is based on pensioners - bingo, quiz, singers. We wanted to watch the match on the big screen but as someone in a bedroom wanted to watch a different one we were told we could not watch our's - mad. Won't be going back!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank nicola c
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Dorset
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224 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We travelled to the Hotel Talayot in Cala Bona with Thomson’s in spring 2013. This is a medium sized sea front hotel in the smallish resort of Cala Bona. It seems to be just on the border with Cala Millor. The resort itself is very pleasant, with the promenade area traffic free apart from a slightly dangerous cycle track. This is predominantly a German holiday resort.
We found it a very good hotel. The rooms were comfortable, clean and more than adequate; the public areas were large and the food was very good. We paid extra for a room with a sea view. Over 90% of the clientele were over 60.
The food was to British taste, tending to be bland. The evening meal had a good choice for the main course and the cold plate had a very good selection although the soups were relatively poor but the sweets, not my thing, seemed to be very good. There was an English breakfast buffet with a limited Continental option. There were a couple of very poor courses during the week but that was of no problem, other than the waste element, since there was always so much more on offer.
The bar was reasonably priced but the entertainment was not to my taste. There was a silly quiz and bingo most nights. Additionally, there were highlighted acts a couple of times a week.
The staff were excellent with one exception and were most helpful and hard working. The night porter was most helpful with my key.
The hotel also provided a short guided walk on 2 occasions during the week.
We enjoyed the hotel and I can thoroughly recommend this hotel.
Locating the bus stop(s) is a bit of a problem. Contrary to the directions of the pleasant and helpful rep from Thomson’s, the bus stop for the northwards journeys only is around the corner from the hotel but the bus stop for southwards travel (including Palma) is difficult to find. This is because of the one way traffic system. The best place for catching buses is the centre of town at Carrer Fetget where the main car park is, but again watch out and view the board. You will find which services stop but the bus pole only gives one local service. The usual Spanish method is to put the services on the bus stop pole itself but not here.
A map of the resort detailing the position and direction of bus stops would be useful. I missed the bus to Palma because I was trying to find the bus stop ‘around the corner’ as advised.
The tourist information office is 100m or so from the hotel and can provide invaluable assistance for your holiday, including a map of the resort.
Must do’s are Valdemossa, Cala Ratjada and Palma, all reached cheaply by bus. In the summer, buses run about the island to many places, with some requiring connections. In winter, there is a restricted service.
There is limited opportunity for walking along the promenade, to the nature reserve at c’Amer and on to Sa Coma (especially the prehistoric village). A leaflet is available from the tourist office. There are other very good walks (especially around Son Servera) in the area but difficult to find. The local authority does not promote them!
Keep a look out for the sandcastles on the beach – well worth the search!

Room Tip: A sea view costs extra.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank BensonDorset
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Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stopped here last year in July for 10 nights had the best holiday . The hotel is old but Comfy the rooms are basic but clean . The food was spot on the staff are friendly and can not do enough for you the pool era is small and can get bit overcrowded but it is very relaxing . I am going back this year in July for 14 nights and I can't wait .

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view you won't get the front rooms but you will get a side room with a view
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Kevin G
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scotland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Talayot gets mostly favourable reviews on trip advisor and im not gonna change that, most of what is said in previous reviews is fairly accurate in my opinion, rather than repeat it all again i will give you my feelings about the hotel.
Firstly the resort of cala millor / cala bona is lovely and flat,fantastic for walkers, the only danger is there is a cycle track right along the walkway tho strangely enough its in the middle of the walking area rather than one side ... beware its not just bikes, its scooters, the large 4 person bikes and even motorised scooters you need eyes in the back of your head at times, the area has been developed in a very customer and environmentally friendly way which is fantastic to see, having not visited this resort for 30 years i was very pleased the way they have designed it (unlike other resorts iv returned to after 20+ years of an absence), this may have something to do with the fairly high german prominence in and around the area, tho dont worry there is still a fairly healthy brittish food and pub scene for those who see this as a must on holiday.

Now to the hotel talayot, its true its general design is slightly older but it did bring back memories of all the early spanish holidays i had during the 80's, where everything thing was in its place and the customer was treated with respect from the hotel staff, from this point the hotel have it spot on, its spotlessly clean, well maintained, basic but has everything you need, i would say it looked slightly understaffed while we were there even tho the hotel was just about full.

The pool area is quite small which wasnt a problem during winter and spring months but i could deffinately see issues during the summer with space and sunbeds, indoor pool was nice although its 20 cents for a blastof the jacuzzi which is inbuilt in the pool., the lounge areas in the hotel are wonderfull with indoor entertainment area which leads onto a conservatory type area which leads onto the outside seating area with wonderful views out over the front walkway and out to see.

Food was fine nothing fancy but more than enough choice - 2 types of soup, around a choice of 10 mian meals and a full salad and pasta bar, and ample fresh fruit and deserts to keep most folk happy ... home made rice was fantastic (yummmy).

Room was more than adaquate with air con ( hot only at this time of year) but was compensated by a large ceiling fan which kept the room nice and cool but not cold, addintional benifit of telephone, safe and a fridge in there as well.

My only grump if you can call it that and i make no appologies for them as they are my personal thoughts are this -
1) 17 euros per week per safe is disgracefull, in this day and age safes should be free or realistically priced at 5 euroes or less per stay, then again the hotel makes around £1800 per week should they hire out all their safes, makes you think the policy wont be changing anytime soon.

2) £17 euros per week fridge hire, slightly different tho as the fridge is a consumable item that will need replacing, my opinion is yes it good to have it there but again well over priced, i would see it being more of a reason to use the hotel again the fact it has that facility rather than a hotel that doesnt but at 17 euro personally feel its overpriced.

3) Apaert from lager/ beer, bar prices are a little steep which i think will loose the hotel custom during the main holiday period.

As i said the above points are only my opinion they didnt detract from my holiday which in itself was a really nice week away from the cold and snow of scotland, in a nice friendly hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank happy_scotsman
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have just returned from a week here with our 21 month old daughter and were very impressed overall by most aspects of our stay.

We paid a small amount extra for a sea view and looked out over the promenade at the front with a lovely view of the sea. Our room was reasonable in size and a good sturdy cot was provided for our daughter. As other reviews say the decor in the rooms is a little dated, however they are spotlessly clean. There was not a speck of dust or mouldy grout in sight and rooms were cleaned to this high standard every day. There was lots of storage and furnishings were quite considerably thought out. Double wardrobe, sofa, desk and chair, bedside tables and a under sink cabinet in bathroom - far more than usual in a hotel room. There is a hair dryer and kettle in the room also. As others mention there is a fridge that can be rented out in the room too.

Like the room the hotel was cleaned to a sparkly shine. The bar areas are nicely furnished and the indoor pool has little changing rooms and a jacuzzi. This was useful as it was a little too cool to swim outside during our stay.

We were allocated our own table for the stay, including a wooden high chair with cushion for our little one. The choice of food was great with something for everyone. Plentiful salads and desserts with good variety. There were probably 7-8 different meat and fish varieties each night so spoilt for choice. Breakfast was also good with re usual offerings of cooked, continental or cereals with coffee and juices. Wine can be bought and drank over a couple of days, it is returned to your table for the next evening. A microwave is available for guests to use if like me you prefer your food to be super hot.

The staff were some of the best we have ever met. We tend to keep ourselves to ourselves and potter about the resort and hire a car. Therefore we didn't spend vast amounts of time in the hotel and due to having a little one were quite early to our rooms at night. However, whilst we were around the hotel and at dinner the staff were so friendly and welcoming. They were happy and if there were ever any minor issues they bent over backwards to help. Everyone was lovely to our toddler, made a big fuss of her and spoke to her.

A few people have mentioned that there are certain extra services you can pay for. I didn't really mind this too much as the holiday was so reasonably priced and irrespective of the family feel it is a business. The fridge can be rented in the room by day, we hired it for 6 days for about 15 euros. The hotel has wi fi which can be rented for various prices and days. Again we paid 15 euros for the week and it was more than ample for us to use our laptop in our room which we did use a lot. There are some thoughtful bits you can buy such as a tea pack or coffee pack for use in your room for 2 and a half euros for a fair amount. They also had a towel hire service, presumably for beach type towels, which we didn't use which was a very reasonable price. Drinks were priced fairly for the area in the bar and there appeared to be happy hour deals each evening.

The resort is a good size. It was just coming to life when we stayed and more was opening each day. There was plenty for us to do though even with a few places being closed. Cala Millor has a massive beach lined by a promenade which was very pleasant to walk down. There are plenty of bars both on the front and on side streets and again all the people we encountered were very smiley and family friendly, making a fuss of our daughter. The Talayot is well located as it is right on the front, on the edge of Cala Millor. Therefore, you could walk right from the hotel along the front or drop back a road to the shopping area in Cala Millor. Alternatively, you could walk left, along the lovely coastline promenade peppered with bars, and in about 5 minutes be in Cala Bona. This is a small place but attractive with a little harbour lined with bars and a few shops.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others. As is mentioned again and again on reviews here it is a three star hotel at face value but all the good things I mention make it feel higher. It seems to be a little hotel with a lot of heart and good service values.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank LexiLou75
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Property: Hotel Talayot
Address: Calle Sard 2, 07560 Cala Millor, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala Millor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cala Millor
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cala Millor
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cala Millor
#9 Family Hotel in Cala Millor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Talayot 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Also Known As:
Talayot Hotel Cala Millor
Talayot Cala Millor
Hotel Talayot Cala Millor, Majorca

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