Four of us went from 23rd to 30th Oct 2012. We arrived late i.e. 1am rather than 8pm due to French air traffic controller dispute. A table had been set out for us in the restaurant with a cold snack, thank you Bonamar. Although considered small by some, the rooms are more than adequate. We paid extra for a sea view and had a third floor location looking over the pool area and out to see, brilliant!!! The hotel is spotless and the staff should be proud of that.
The Bonamar has a nice pool area with lots of beds but the hotel was only about a third full so I would assume the beds would go pretty quickly in the summer months. There is also a nice shaded bar area with tables and chairs as well as the inside seating area. For the avid football fan who wants to sit inside, SKY sports is available in the TV lounge. My wife and I didn’t use the inside pool but the in-laws did and were very complimentary about it.
We were half board and I have to say that I thought the standard of food on offer was pretty good. If you cannot find something to eat from what is being offered then you are too fussy and would not be happy regardless of what was put in front of you. Toasties and chips etc are available from the bar at lunch time if required.
Natalie provides the entertainment and does her best to get everyone motivated. We had limited entertainment in the evening which was your usual offering of bingo followed by a singing act; Bobby Alexander could do better because he has a decent voice but his arrangement of songs and the constant ad-libbing (did he forget the words???) left a lot to be desired.
The hotel bar prices are OK but obviously there are cheaper options within easy walking distance. An alternative to the hotel toastie can be found in the shop 100 yards down to the right of the front door. Sandwiches made fresh for you as you wait and a nice bit of banter to go along with it. Nice cheap fizz and San Miguel for 80c a tin, super, lol!!!
We went to Dave’s quiz night at Yate’s bar just outside the hotel; It was a good evening with “happy hour” from 8pm – 10:30pm. If you like Tapas, try La Granada down at the Marina. It is located about 100 yards past the Cala Bona Hotel and serves great food. I would also recommend Melis bar on the sea front. Turn right at the Moreyo Hotel as you head towards the Marina and you will find it no problem. We never ate there but had a few drinks in the sunshine overlooking the sea – great beer, great views and very friendly staff.
There are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants in Cala Bona and you also have Cala Millor on your doorstep. I would however say that I preferred Cala Bona, just looks a bit nicer in my opinion.
- Also Known As:
- Protur Bonamar Cala Bona, Majorca
- Protur Bonamar Hotel Cala Bona