We (family of 3 including our 2 year old daughter) have just returned from a weeks' stay at the Hotel Sur. After reading the reviews I requested a room facing the pool, when we arrived at approximately 11.30 pm, we had been given a room facing the road and the live music from the bar was very loud!!!! I immediately went to reception, they said that we could move rooms in the morning. So, I purchased a bottle of wine from the bar and we enjoyed the music and people watching from our balcony while our daughter went straight to sleep!
In fact, we decided not to move rooms at all. We hired a fan from reception and the whirling of the fan drowned out any outside noise. The live music finishes at 12am, noise never stopped us sleeping but the heat (even with a fan) made some nights uncomfortable. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony late afternoon, it was then in the shade and lovely and cool. We spoke to people who had a pool facing room, they said that these rooms were quiet but they had the sun in the afternoon so were even hotter!
The room was basic and, with 3 beds squeezed in, quite small. The bathroom was small, ours had a small bath with a shower over it. For us, with a toddler who hates showers, the bath was an ideal size. The most important thing was that the rooms were super clean. The maid came in every day (except Monday) and did a great job. We did however discover that a pair of my husband's shorts had been ruined by bleach - must have splashed from the mop? We didn't complain, the maid was so lovely and friendly. The room also had a fridge (free of charge) which was great! Ours was always well stocked up from the SPA shop joined to the hotel (we found the drinks quite a lot cheaper in the shop furthest from the hotel entrance - on the corner). Remember to take a cork screw if you enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony!
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. We enjoyed the breakfast every day. Eggs (different types each day), bacon, sausages, beans, toast, jams, hams, cheese, rolls, yogurts, dried fruit, cereals, pastries, cakes, different juices - some better than others, tea and coffee. It would have been nice to have some fresh fruit, we took our own in some days.
The pool area was busy but you could usually find a sunbed. We bought an umbrella, there were not many around the pool. The paddling pool was ideal for our daughter, there were lots of other toddlers for her to play with so she loved it. It may be worth noting that the pool has very little shallow area, it slopes quite quickly and it is deep.
The location of the hotel was great, close to the harbour and the shingle / pebble beach. We used the beach at Cala Millor, a pleasant walk past plenty of bars / shops / restaurants.
Considering the location, friendliness, food and cleanliness, this holiday was excellent value for money. If the hotel had air conditioning in the rooms it would be ideal - but obviously this would be reflected in the price you pay!
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- Also Known As:
- Sur Hotel Cala Bona
- Sur Cala Bona
- Hotel Sur Cala Bona, Majorca