My husband and I have just returned from this hotel. We have been to six different Thomson Gold hotels before always staying in a superior room. This time it was not worth the extra money. First of all all the other hotels had a porter automatically take your luggage to your room, this was not the case here and there was no ramp beside the entrance stairs for anyone whi would need this facility. The superior rooms are all at the front of the hotel overlooking the pool. This you could not see unless you stood up as the balcony is solid white concrete about a metre high so you would have to site on a lot of cushions if you wanted to see the pool/sea or entertainment. Every other hotel had a bowl fo fruit/water/wine on arrival, this one did minus the wine! The layout of the bathroom I thought was frankly dangerous especially for any one elderly. For some reason there was a fixed glass shower screen so where you stepped out of the bath you stepped out of the bath was straight into the toilet, it was very difficult to amoevre and get a footing onto the floor. We have been travelling for many years now and a long time ago you did see the odd cockroach. Well to my surprise there was a one under the sink on the floor in the bathroom, which my husband flushed down the loo! The dining room was quite an experience there was a letter in the room that said on your first night you would be allocated a table in the dining room and eventually you could have a table on the terrace outside. After two nights we eventually got a table outside, but if any one dared todo this without being told were quickly despatched to the inside. I could understand the dilema of the head waiter who walked around with his clip board trying to organise this as every day is change over day and people staying for 7/10/11/14 nights so it had to be carefully planned. I thought thehead waiter was excellent I even got a smile out of him, even though his consentration and work load rarely gave hime time to stop and chat. After talking to other guests who had been to this hotel befor the were not happy that previous years a kettle was F.O.C. in all other rooms, but this year they were charged 3 euros a day! On plus points the staff were lovely and friendly and the two girls who did the da/nightime entertainment were very good. Food was O.K. and on previous reveiews we read about the 'bread and butter pudding' and yes it was there every night and very good too, it went down very well as your served yourself, and a lot of the desserts were in small (just bigger than shot) glasses. The area is very nice, turn right out of hotel and right again which brings you to a pedestrian crescent shaped area with shops and bars. Tune left out of the hotel about 100 yard and turn right and it brings you to the marina - a good tip is you can ge ta 3 course lunch for 12.50 euros at the Yacht Club, this is fantastic value as your see what other places are charging and the yacht club has lovely eating are and views of the marina. There is a small exit out of the top right of the marina if you follow the path and turn right at the main road it is straight into c'ala d'or so all in all not a long walk from the hotel. Just one further point we had read about the stampede in the morning for sun beds around the pool, we never saw this but if none are available there is a grassy area to the right with plenty of beds. There is a small pool and bar acroos the road owned by the hotel, unfortunately you have to pay for beds here, likewise the beach which follows on from the small pool.
- Also Known As:
- Rocamarina Cala d Or
- Rocamarina Hotel Cala d Or
- Hotel Rocamarina Cala D'Or, Majorca