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“Absolute gem offering a truly personal holiday experience for the descerning traveler”
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Fowlers Hotel
Ranked #23 of 46 Hotels in Cala d'Or
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Reviewed June 14, 2009

When I was planning to meet some friends in Majorca for a long weekend while travelling on business to Spain, I did quite some research on hotels in Cala d'Or since I had never been to this southern part of the island. Fowlers Hotel seemed perfect due to the quiet location, the good reviews on Tripadvisor and the fact that there are not that many hotels around for individual travelers on a short stay basis (most hotels and apartments here rent out on a weekly basis).

Booking the room was a delight - I chose to call from Singapore, and had the nicest chat with Pat, who runs Fowlers Hotel together with her husband Colin. She recommended the perfect room for my short 3-night-stay and was very helpful with information concerning the cost of transfer from PMI airport to Cala d'Or. I chose to rent a car based on my conversation with Pat, and this was the perfect choice for the somewhat remote little town of Cala d'Or. I had little trouble finding Fowlers upon arrival, and after ringing up Colin on his mobile, he arrived to greet me within 2 minutes from my call.

I was very impressed from the first minute with the personal service extended to guests at Fowlers. Maybe it is because Colin and Pat have been living on Majorca for decades, but I felt that they treated guests really as personal guests and not just tourists. I was not "checked in" into my room - I was invited to have a drink and conversation at the bar. Colin had the nicest chat with me, and I thoroughly enjoyed this warm welcome after a tiring 20 hours in the air and on the road coming straight from Singapore. My first impression was that the hotel is very individualistic in style - and thus very authentic and definitively appealing to travelers seeking an accomodation with a personal touch.

Fowlers is world's apart from "standardized modern hotel chain decor" as well as "globalized monotonous boutique hotel chic". Every piece of furniture and decoration is picked by the owners, and obviously exudes their own taste - an interesting mix of local 'mallorquin' and old world 'British style'. It completely fits the place and owners - and makes you feel like you are staying at a private home rather than at a cookie cutter tourist dwelling (which Cala d'Or offers plenty of...).

This does not mean that you do not have anything you need for a nice holiday stay in your room. My room was not huge by standard hotel room sizes, but then again I did not need a large room, but wanted a room with a view. Pat recommend the room No.1 to me exactly because it offers the most spectacular view from the room's private terrace with a grand panorama of the Cala d'Or bay and marina. The room was very clean and comfortable - including en suite bath room with shower and even an A/C unit and fan. It did not offer the typical hotel standards like a flat screen TV or minibar. But cold drinks were provided by Colin in the bar for self service during the afternoon (the bar is open in the evening from 7 PM to midnight), and if you do choose to stay inside your hotel room during a Majorca vacation in order to watch the telly - well, you just cannot be helped anyway, right? Did I mention the fantastic view and private terrace, yet?

After getting a good night sleep, I met Pat finally the next morning - and she introduced me during breakfast to all the other guests. The breakfast service itself was the next surprise: I have stayed in many 5 and even so called 6 star hotels, and there is something about having that swanky full breakfast buffet with all the bells and whistles included. But when you are on a personal holiday, it is a completely different thing to be treated like you are part of the family, and thus serving you the best the island can offer for a good start into your holiday morning. And this is what you do get at Fowlers Hotel: not only was I offered the most delicious fruits, hams, cheeses, pastries and cereals, juices and luxurious coffee/tea - but also the nicest little chat with Pat telling me all about Cala d'Or, and even introducing her family to me.

Sitting on a sun drenched terrace overlooking the marina, having the most delicious almond tarte imaginable for dessert, and receiving very personal, friendly and totally dedicated service, I truly felt treated more like a relative than like a simple guest at Fowlers. The rest of my stay was no different: from the dedicated room service by Maria (yes, you meet the service staff too!) to the hospitality extended by Pat and Collin to me and my friends, when they came over one morning for breakfast - I simply felt that every minute at Fowlers Hotel was a complete delight.

Cala d'Or itself offered beautiful weather, nice and affordable restaurants as well as great beaches (especially for families) - but the Majorcan hospitality paired with that personal attention from the truly exceptional host couple Pat and Collin made staying at Fowlers more than memorable - it was an absolute delight. I am looking very much forward to returning to Fowlers soon, and my thanks go to Pat and Collin for all their attention to detail, warm welcome and excellent service.

If you are looking for that personal experience of a home away from home on the sunny island of Majorca - do not stay anywhere else than at Fowlers Hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 28, 2009

we stayed for 2 nights in a double room in the beginning of may 2009.
this family owned hotel provides excellent service in every way, nice and inviting ambiente, comfotable rooms with an individual touch (try to get one of the sea view rooms - some with terrasse).
good infrastructure around. it is located very near to the port in a quiet steet, but also close (<200m walk) to the centre of cala d'or where you can find everything that is typical for tourism in mallorca, e.g. pubs, shops, restaurants etc.
but once you have entered the hotel you can leave all this behind and relax...!
if you are planning to come to cala d'or don't miss this place...!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank golo2001
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Reviewed August 28, 2008

Fowlers is a unique, hideaway hotel. The owner, Mark was the best possible host we have ever come across. Very personal, intimate hotel with only 8 rooms. Rooms were adequately furnished. We were in the mini suite with balcony overlooking the marina which was lovely. The rooms were kept spotlessly clean. continental breakfast was served on the terrace overlooking the marina. What a lovely way to start the day! Hotel is decorated in a mixture of styles. The bar is open to the public from 7pm and Mark and Brenda make everyone feel welcome. His strawbwerry daiquiris are fab. The hotel is perfectly situated. On a quiet street, 5 minutes from the town and 5 minutes from the marina where there are plenty of good restaurants to choose from. A very laid back and enjoyable holiday is guaranteed here. We will definately be back.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank fanjita
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Reviewed May 25, 2008

Marc the owner of Fowler´s really saved the day for me when arriving in Cala D´Or I found the hotel I had booked was in fact shut. Luckily a friend was already staying at Fowler´s. This is a great little hotel near the centre of Cala D´Or and the marina. It is full of antiques and fresh (huge) flower arrangements. This was far better than the place I had originally booked.
Breatfast is on the sweet little terrace overlooking the marina - lots of fresh fruit and stuff for breakfast.
This place is definately good value for money and the owner Marc is really helpful and has a great knowledge of the area. Make sure you try Marc´s cocktails.
Overall a really great place to stay when in Majorca

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled solo
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2  Thank LittleCasino
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Reviewed October 3, 2006

Nice comfortable small hotel with fantastic views across the marina (ask for a room with balcony and view ). Just a few minutes walk to several good restaurants and about 3 minutes walk to the marina with its multi-million £ yachts. 5 minutes to beach. Great bar which opens in the evenings to non-residents , friendly owners. A time warp in the Baroque style.

5  Thank encounterbay
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Reviewed July 20, 2006

We found this hotel by accident, and first impressions won us over. Hidden down a side street just up from the marina, the Hotel is in an excellent location. As we stepped inside we couldn't believe the beautiful decor, I think they called it Baroque, but it reminded me of something out of the movie Casablanca (Bogart's hotel) marble floors, period furniture, everything done tastefully.

There are only 8 bedrooms, but they go with the feel of the hotel, decorated tastefully (minimalist) but have en-suite and most importantly air-conditioning. The best thing was the room-balcony which overlooks the marina, and at night was just the ticket for relaxing under the stars.

It's quiet, but that's what we wanted, and close to all the maraina restaurants etc so you get the best of both worlds. We'd recommend it to anyone, but if you want to see for yourself look on the website, it gives a pretty good idea of the atmosphere.

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Calle d'en Rito 12, 07660 Cala d'Or, Majorca, Spain
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Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala d'Or
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cala d'Or
Price Range: $101 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fowlers Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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