Just got back from 10 days in the Ponent Playa at Cala d'or. This is a great hotel for a family beach and pool holiday. Friendly staff; all day entertainment; good food; great location on the beach. We had a junior suite which was huge and very nice - had a tv and a fridge which s handy. Has a massive balcony overlooking the sea which was just lovely. I would defo go for a suite if possible as some of the rooms looked tiny. A standard room for 3 people is very small - ok for holiday but no space to move about in. Also, make sure you get a sea view or pool view - some of the rooms at the back look over the car park or even the next door hotel which give s a rubbish view.
Staff are friendly and the restaurant food was good, breakfast was really nice and diner ok. Some strange combinatiosn but ok really. i'd suggest that you wait until 3.30 and eat in the pool or beach bar = these offer tasty snacks, free on all inc, or cheap enough if you have to pay. Drinks are expensive in the resort so be careful. Beer was around £3.50 just go for large beers - small beers are tiny and cost £2.50 -- just have fun and drink big beers ;-) soft drinks are really expensive so be careful !
The resort is very nice with etertainment on every evening in pretty much every bar - some dodgy singers but all good fun. Many have free wifi so kids can do the facebook stuff if they need.
Entertainmentt staff at the hotel are superb and even the liefguard gets in on the action. Good for kids and adults. Had one cloudy day and tthe entertainment staff didnt stop with silly games and pool fun - they were very good. Night time entertainment is a bit rubbish but ok for hotel holiday time. just go for big beers to make it better.
Cala D'or is a bit far from everytwhere - you need to hir a car or go on trips to visit anywhere. These were around £30/person for the waterpark or marine land so not cheap. Car hire is ok and driving not too tricky once you get the hang of getting out of the town. [tip... drive out of the car park; go stright across the first juction; turn left at the polynesian restaurant - go straight across next couple of rounabouts until you see signs for palma.... this is not signposted and you ca ngo round and round a bit]. The car hire recommended by the hotel was good [Emporer / empress..??] €120 for three days all in. Had a lovely citroen c4 - brand new abd very easy to drive.
The pool area is cleaned every day and you can reserve sunbeds by the pool from around 8.15 - you queue up and then ruch in the pool area to grab your bed. Best to do this as there are few shades and these do get taken.
Beach Sunbed hire is around €15/day and you need to get their early or reserve the day before. They do get full up.
Dont bank on late check-out or having a room to change in - the hotel was full and this was tricky. There is a room for changing but even this gets booked up.
Had a great time - lovely hotel, great staff. Best for family beach holiday or a week by the pool.
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- Barcelo Ponent Playa Hotel Cala Ferrera
- Barcelo Hotel Ponent Playa
- Barcelo Cala d Or
- Barcelo Ponent Playa Cala D'Or, Majorca