1st time here, on rec. of our friends who had been in July, & whom accompanied us this time (no, they weren't our carers!); 3-10 Oct, lovely hotel, friendly, helpful, courteous & efficient staff; room (221) was very pleasant, spacious, good shower with solid shower screen (better than those shower curtains which just wrap themselves round you!); room was on ground floor which was actually not a problem reall, garden outlook at opposite side to pool, got sun late afternoon, which was pleasant to sit in; dining facilities were fine, once you got used to the system, made 'friends' with maitre'd Juan, who looked after us well, changing our table & sitting (there are 2 sittings) to fit in with our busy evening schedule one night; we asked for & were allocated a table outside overlooking pool (the weather was still warm enough to sit out most evenings), handy for the evening entertainment which used the outdoor stage (go 2nd sitting & get this type of table to ensure a good position for the rest of the evening); weather cooled a little last 2 x nights & some rain, entertainment was brought inside, which meant things became a little cramped & not quite sufficient seating for everyone, so 2nd sitting diners had very little chance to get a table inside...not really a great problem but slightly annoying. Most coped with this.
Food was good, albeit predictable, varied, something for all tastes, puddings were superb, waiters/waitresses very attentive & polite, lovely Polish girl who spoke many languages, put us to shame really! Thompson staff/reps busy & helpful, entertainment was varied & reasonable standard, no complaints really, comedian was superb; hotel was very clean, rooms were cleaned & tidied every day, spotless, thank you house-keeping team, very efficient & always a cheery greeting in the corridor. This hotel is well run & has a lovely atmosphere, most guests were friendly too & not clicky (unlike our previous holiday earlier in July at similar type Thompson Los Gigantes Hotel, Tenerife);
Have I said Rocamarina had a lovely atmosphere, oh yes, well I'll say it again...!
Not a criticism but we were the youngest here (we are early 50's) although the age range is usually broader than just >60yrs, we were informed...we had to laugh at the 9am race for the best sun beds, which was amusing to say the least, some impressive 'sprints' by seniors to achieve the ultimate goal - we English do this so well, sadly (embarrassingly well, actually), why, oh why, oh why, do you need to do this? I noted beds with towels on unused throughout the day - it really is pathetic! Varied locations for catching the sun within the hotel grounds, loved the decking sun area above the pool, which seemed popular & very quiet, if you wished to chill & relax you could, if you wanted to play games, etc, you could (we didn't ....enough of that at home). If you want outside bars & places to eat there are plenty, locally & in cala'dor & porto petra. Weather (early Oct) was still nice & warm, actually unusually high humidity 1st 2 x days, some rain on 2 x evenings, quite a bit of cloud most days, which was not unexpected for this time of the year, really. We enjoyed exploring the countryside, picking fresh almonds & figs.
Hotel is handy for local beach & is only a short, pleasant stroll around the bay away from Cala D'or. Would we go back? Most certainly, but probably in June/July to ensure better/hotter weather.
- Also Known As:
- Rocamarina Cala d Or
- Rocamarina Hotel Cala d Or
- Hotel Rocamarina Cala D'Or, Majorca