We booked a last minute half term break at the Son Caliu only 48 hours before our arrival and didn't have much time to research our choice before hand. We were pleasantly surprised with the outcome as the hotel proved to be of a much better standard than we expected.
Some of the furnishings are beginning to look a little tired and our rooms on the 3rd floor (west wing) were a little dated and definitely not one of those newly decorated rooms advertised on the website, but it was immaculately clean and the bed was very comfortable so not a problem at all.
The spa at the hotel was just superb and of a standard that you don't often find in European hotels. The range of treatments, whilst expensive were amazing and I can thoroughly recommend the Abhyangam Massage (hot oil massage) as a special treat. The gym, sauna and steam room areas were well maintained and the staff very helpful. We also took the opportunity to attend two Pilates classes during the week and was very impressed with the standard AND the instructors ability to effortlessly instruct in three different languages to accommodate all the attendees.
We had chosen the half board option and the food was amazing. Both the choices and quality at breakfast and dinner far exceeded our expectations and even though the a la carte choice in the evening didn't always appeal to our 'fussy teenagers' they always had more than enough to choose from on the buffet.
The staff in the dining room, bars and reception were very courteous and helpful at all times and nothing was ever too much trouble.
We stayed at the hotel at the very end of the season and therefore I would guess that the hotel was less than half full. Even so we had a problem finding sunbeds round the pool so If our stay had been during the summer then I think we may have experienced more problems with sunbeds/space round the pool and/or space on the beach which is actually very small. As the beach is also a public beach, I would imagine that it gets very crowded during the warmer months.
These were the only minor negatives during our stay and really didn't spoil the experience for us. We would happily visit again and recommend this hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Son Caliu Spa Oasis, located between Puerto Portals and Palmanova, was inaugurated in 1964 and is one of the most emblematic hotels of the Son Caliu area. We are currently undergoing a full renovation, planned in two phases: the first one, during the winter 2015/2016 season and the second one during the winter of 2016/2017. Our main virtue are the facilities, commodities and friendly service we all strive to offer our guests to ensure that they enjoy a pleasant, relaxed stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Son Caliu Hotel Oasis
- Son Caliu Palma Nova
- Hotel Son Caliu Spa Oasis Palmanova, Majorca