We stopped here in early October after booking a last minute holiday to Cala D'Or. Have been to Cala D'Or on previous occasions so knew the town but not this hotel. The hotel is quite old and would benefit from some modernisation. The hotel is located very close to Cala Gran beach in fact there is direct access to the beach from the hotel garden. The rooms are quiet old fashioned and small but functional. The beds are very firm as are the pillows but we slept reasonable well. The room is provided with air conditioning but this didn't work too well and I can imagine it being insufficient is the peak summer months. The bathroom was clean and the shower over the bath worked well but no bath mat is provided so beware slippery baths. The room was equipped with a basic TV but no remote control (extra charge from reception), safe box is provided (extra charge made for this - 3 euros per day), no hairdryer in room (a few are available from reception after paying deposit).
The hotel has three swimming pool areas (the best being near the apartments) but they were all quite cold. Each pool area has sun beds but the space is quite limited and I can imagine it being very busy in summer. The two pools at the front of the hotel definitely needed cleaning as there was green algae around the edges of the pool (not very pleasant).
The hotel has one dinning room and operates two sittings (6:30pm to 7:45pm and 8:00pm till 9:15pm) and does get quite busy at certain times. All meals are a buffet basis. The cold salads were very good but the hot food was not particularly well presented and fairly basic. Breakfast was buffet as well and generally good. The restaurant staff were very good and always polite.
We booked half board basis and was offered an upgrade to all inclusive but there are plenty of nice restaurants in Cala Dor only 5 mins from the hotel so I was very glad we didn't upgrade. There is entertainment in the hotel most nights but again its better to go in the town.
On our last day we weren't leaving until the evening but the hotel wanted to charge us an extra £30 to keep our room, despite the hotel being half empty. We declined as we felt this was unreasonable.
Good points: Very close to beach and town
Bad points: basic rooms, basic food, basic hotel
Probably wouldn't choose this hotel again.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cala Gran Costa
- Cala Gran Costa Hotel
- Gavimar Cala Gran Costa Del Sur Hotel & Resort Cala D'Or, Majorca