This is one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in recently.
We travelled with Thomas Cook and the flights were fine, but the booking system was the worst we’ve experienced. One part of this problem was the room description “side” view. When we got there the receptionist described our room as an “economy” room and we would therefore advise an upgrade, unless you are happy looking at the entry corridors for the 3rd floor and peeking at the sea above its roof in the far distance!
That said, the room was comfortable and well appointed, with the usual room and bathroom features, but the welcome addition of sun loungers on the balcony rather than chairs. The rooms were cleaned daily and the “towel art” was exceptional. Towels were changed on demand and additional pool towels were available for a deposit and a 1euro “changing” fee.
The grounds of the hotel were spacious and quiet (much to our taste) and there are lots of different areas available for sunbathing. We found the pools very cold, but they were clean and there was always the option of a free swim in the heated Spa pool. Thankfully there was no sunbed scramble; you could always seem to get a bed wherever you wanted at all times of the day.
The food was very good. One of us has diabetes and so the “diet corner” was a welcome sight. We could both find more than enough choices of food at dinner time, with lots of show cooking stations. Breakfast was similar, catering for all choices and including free cava for those who wanted it! Generally speaking the food was also the hottest we’ve experienced recently, another very big plus point in our view.
Throughout the common areas of the hotel there were lots of comfortable places to sit. You never felt that it was crowded and these areas were light and spacious. Bar service was fairly standard and prices seemed very reasonable.
Wifi was available at a charge for the week. At first we found it was inconsistent, but it did get better as the week went on and we were able to get what we wanted in the way of signal both in the public areas and in our room.
The entertainment was mixed. The main acts were very good, but were only provided on four of our seven nights. The “house duo” changed three times in our week and none of them were particularly good. This is an area that the hotel could perhaps look to improve. There was also a pianist in the downstairs bar area and he was moderate, although lots of people seemed to sit and listen to him during the evening. Thankfully, from our point of view, there wasn’t an entertainment team constantly going round the pool during the day touting for custom – a big bonus in our eyes, although we appreciate that other people enjoy this aspect of their holiday.
For the information of British guests going to this hotel, the vast majority of guests appeared to be German. They were really friendly and made every effort to converse wherever you were. We found this really nice, but recognise that for some people this might be a factor in deciding where they book. Also the age range of the guests was vast, from babies to octogenarians, so this wouldn’t be the place for anyone looking for a raucous time!
Costa Calma itself is a fairly low key resort. This hotel has shopping (including a supermarket) on its doorstep and is only a short walk to other shopping areas. Car hire is available in the centre next to the hotel and there is plenty of parking on site. The beach is superb and there is access to it from the hotel grounds via your key card.
All in all this is an excellent hotel.
Upgrade from the "side" view room - it's an economy room on floor 4 with a lousy view!
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