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Hotel Bahia del Este
Ranked #32 of 58 Hotels in Cala Millor
Aberdeen, Scotland
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86 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Location location location!”
Reviewed 28 June 2009

Just home from our first time at the Bahia del Este and we enjoyed our one week half board stay. Our second time at Cala Millor, a resort we love with such a beautiful beach and friendly Majorcans everywhere. Most locals speak English, German and Spanish very well so there's never any communication problems.

The room was a decent size and facilities were air con, fridge, TV and safe. Nice views from the balcony. Lovely comfortable bed - slept like a log everynight!

Very good shower in bath and also a bidet in bathroom.

4* hotel with good pool area including jacuzzi, aqua aerobic sessions, indoors the covered pool for off season, wellness massage centre, squash court, pool tables, games room, internet access, gymnasium, sauna, crazy golf, table tennis, quiet area to read and small library selection, tv lounge, coffee tables near bar and bar lounge which I might add is a smoking area.
The compere was a German chap called Harry. A very nice fellow but the entertainment he did was very limited however there were some daytime activities. When visiting acts came to the hotel the small stage on the upper sun deck was used instead of the main stage on the lower sun deck, this was unsatisfactory as not everyone could see the shows.

This is a predominently German resort and 80% of Bahia del este guests were German so things are obviously catered towards them more so. I don't really have a problem with that.

The food was nothing to write home about but there was big enough selection so we managed to enjoy the meals enough but it's obvious the All inclusive is hitting the hotels budget for food. Got to say that we enjoyed breakfast tiome the best, very good selections then. If you do fancy eating out then I strongly recommend Italian resteraunt Tomeu in the pedestrian precinct.

The chambermaid Tina, did a marvelllous job everyday and was a friendly lady.
Some resteraunt staff were quite friendly and others not so.
Reception staff did not seem too friendly only doing what it takes to do their job. In the leisure industry a smile goes a long way so cheer up at reception please!
Bar staff and waiters along with harry were the friendliest staff, always cracking jokes and interacting with guests.
The engineer was a friendly chap too as we required his services when the bidet broke and was leaking. The reception staff took 2 days to get my complaint registered which was a disgrace. I was going to complain about this to the Harriet, Thomas Cook rep but she didn't turn up for work that day and when she did she was late. As an orator she was very poor and did not inspire me whatsoever.

The hotel guests mainly comprised older generation and thus was not a hot spot of noise and loud music. Overall we really enjoyed this holiday, Cala Millor is a fanatastic resort. The hotel is in a fabulous location next to the beach and tourist information office, close to alot of shops and bars. Would I come back? Yes definetly.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Essex, England
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2009

Having stayed there many times before we thought we knew what to expect, however, the Hotel has now been sold to a German Company and the focus had changed accordingly.
On arrival we were told it is now an 'all inclusive' Hotel which we were offered at a cost of 10 euros a day. The staff were the same pleasant people however the food was far inferior to previous times, I do not expect to be offered Meat Loaf as the main course twice a week and undercooked chicken. The food was no longer labelled in English and the entertainment was in German, bit difficult to take part in quizes and bingo if you cannot understand what is said. The entertainments officer advised us that next year it would be 'Germans only' but we may be able to book over the Internet, this was refuted by our rep.

We and the other returning British guests were all disappointed in what we found this visit.

Very sad to see this happen to our favourite Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Leicester
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2008

We have just returned from a weeks half-board holiday in Cala Millor, Majorca, and I would like to thank Thomas Cook's holidays for the spot on holiday we have just experienced.

The Hotel that we stayed at was the "Bahia Del Este" and make no mistake this is a 4* Hotel. The place was imaculate! The food was quality! Based on a Buffet system, after entering the dining room the choice of food was amazing and plentiful with excellent service. Our room was comfortable and imaculate, towels were change daily and there was no problems with bathroom or bedroom. We took advantage of the free Hotel organised Cycle ride that was excellent. We mixed with British & German guests and I must say we found the ambience of the Hotel second to none. Entertainment in the evening was good in the main Bar/lounge with a variety of live entertainment/music. The outdoor Pool was clean and inviting. Gym facilities were available as was Squash, Table tennis & Crazy Golf in the grounds. The beach was no more than a three minute walk across the promenade.
I've nothing to gain from this review but felt that as we were a little apprehensive before we chose this hotel and I would say some reviews can be a little offputting. Definitely a winner for us.

  • Liked — We couldn't fault it
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank IJUSTLOVEFRIDAYS
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Yorkshire
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2008

Location of the hotel is very good - fairly central in resort and a short walk to all that Cala Millor has to offer which is fairly limited but great for a basic holiday in the sun. If you like a nice airy modern hotel then avoid the Bahia Del Este as the décor is very dated with some fusty old furniture in the saloon/bar area. Rooms are exceptionally clean but again, very dated. Our shower was little more powerful than a dripping tap which was frustrating - we asked that it be looked at and were told this was as much pressure as was possible (hmmm!).

Pool area was again very dated with a number of the flag stones surrounding the pool having become loose and uneasy. Pool itself is a reasonable size with a spa area for adults at one end. However, much of the spa area no longer works - the lay-down jets no longer function, the stand up corner jets are out of order and only two of the four decaying Jacuzzi buttons worked - still, nice to relax in never the less.

Food was good and the restaurant never seemed too crowded - plenty of selection and probably the best feature of the hotel. Evening entertainment was amusing only because it was so poor that it put a smile on your face! The only exception being the Kenya Boys who performed some pretty crazy acrobatics. One act, Testa Rossa(sp) where so awful the place emptied within minutes.

The one major gripe I have with the Bahia Del Este is that the hotel management seem more than happy to allow non-residents access to the pool area which was frustrating during the busy weeks we stayed there. A good number of people frequenting the nearby President Apartments made the hotel their own which meant a limited number of sunbeds in the best locations. One group of young women staying at the President would regularly place 5 towels down on beds at 9:00am only to return after a full day on the beech. We often saw other people from the President in the hotel restaurant which is annoying since we had paid good money for the pleasure. These particular people were being aided by a number of hotel guests who were clearly regular visitors to the Bahia Del Este and friends of the non-guests. I complained to the hotel management but they showed absolutely no interest whatsoever so I confronted one of the non-residents in the restaurant and asked him what the view was like from his balcony across at the President Apartments - he went very red and rushed his food selection before returning to his table and polishing off his free meal in record time. Strangely, I never saw him or his family in the restaurant again but he was happily stretched out by the pool the following day.

The reception staff were OK - not overly friendly and welcoming and their English was limited but sufficient to get by. Upon check-in we handed in our passports electing to leave them safe with reception until the day before our return. When we finally requested them back on our penultimate day but we were given two passports belonging to other guests. There seemed to be a panic and severe confusion and the Manageress explained that the problem was cause because a member of staff was off ill (???). Three hours later our passports where found thankfully but it did make for a fairly uncomfortable time, worrying whether we would be able to travel.

To summarise, the Bahia Del Este is very outdated but very clean and well located within the resort. Personally I wouldn’t return as I think there are far better hotels to choose from especially for the money. I am sure the hotel was a good 4* in it’s day but I’ve stayed in better 3* hotels in Mallorca for much less money. If there was one word to describe the Bahia Del Este then it is ‘Average’ which is not what I want from my well deserved holidays.

  • Liked — The food
  • Disliked — The non-residents from the President Apartments using the hotel facilities
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Savo1978
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Cardiff, Wales
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2008

I just returned from a 7 day stay in the Bahia Del Este and I throughly recommend it. The location was great!! The beach was just 2 minutes walk from the hotel; supermarket is just opposite (great for stocking up on drinks and snacks); the tourism office is next door (I recommend speaking to them if you plan on sightseeing the island, they speak perfect English and were extremely helpful); and the bars, restraunts and shops are also very close.

If you have young children, the Fantasy Park (with inflatables, rides, go karts, etc) is less than 5 minutes walk away, and the bicycle hire (up to 8-seater!) situated opposite the Fantasy park is a must!

Within the hotel, it has more than enough to keep you happy. The pool is of good size. Adults will love the huge outdoor jacuzzi, children will love the small paddling pool. There were plenty of sunloungers. I didn't experience any problems looking for them, even when the hotel was full - most hotel guests prefer to head for the nearby beach. The restraunt food is typical of a resort like this, plenty of choice and no queuing. They even make crepes and omeletes fresh for you - love it! During the day the hotel organise excursions (walking tours, market tours, etc). There is night time entertainment, which is a bit hit and miss depending on your taste. There is also a gym (very basic, 4 weight machines and 2 bikes) table tennis, 2 pool tables and 1 squash court (too strenuous!) for exercise fanatics.

The downside is that the receptionists are friendly but have limited English. Also, the hotel is more than 20 years old and looks a bit tired here and there - which is why I rated it 4-star instead of 5-star. Apart from that, I loved the Bahia Del Este. Its a great place for families and I will definately be back for future holidays in Majorca! Tom

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The nightime entertainment DJ
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank SunMan33
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BahiadelEste, Manager at Hotel Bahia del Este, responded to this review, 10 September 2008
Dear Tom,
Thank you very much for your comment.
We are really very glad to hear that you enjoyed your holidays in our hotel.
Such comments are always very important for a hotel in order to improve our service.
Kind regards,

Heike Bruhns
Manager
Hotel Bahía del Este
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Peterborough
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2008

Just returned from a late booking holiday (6 days before!) at Bahia del Este. Limited choice due to lateness of arranging the holiday but not disappointed at all. Hotel was charming, with pleasant decor, comfortable, clean rooms and excellent location in Cala Millor. We had a 4th floor room, overlooking the pool area that was a quiet location, though the disco night entertainment could just be heard (finished at midnight) but didn't keep us awake/disturbed. Pool area good as plenty of shade as well as sun spots plus sun umbrellas. Some saving of sunbeds with towels but we always found a slot which we were happy with. Beach across the road so easy access. Showers both on beach and around pool area to get rid of the sand! Both breakfast and evening meal buffet style so plenty of choice as well as quantity. We missed the interaction with waiters this way as usually only ordered drinks via them. Mixed clientele - not huge number of children as only really the pool to occupy them. Fine for us as a middle aged couple looking for a relaxing time reading, sunning ourselves etc. We didn't use the sauna nor steam room as SOO hot outside, nor the squash court for similar reason (no ac on court!). The table tennis table badly placed and again no ac in room so we gave that a miss. Crazy golf not that special and again very hot outside, though more shaded. The things that could improve are the exercise room/gym - we used it but equipment poorly maintained, no free weights, no mats and NO AC!!!!! The other weak point was the evening entertainment - very third rate. We had bingo two nights(!), flemenco dancing that was colourful and entertaining but have seen better, broadway show night that was dreadful and the rest disco music. We missed the orchestra night (transfer day) so can't comment on that. We didn't go to the hotel for the entertainment so it wasn't a big deal. We did hope to socialise with fellow guests more in the evening but two barriers - no one inside, all outside with 'entertainment' and not too many English so hard to communicate! Re the lack of Brits, we actually preferred that as we hate to go abroard and feel we're still at home.

  • Liked — location - near beach
  • Disliked — poor gym
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank abcreviewer
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Tyne & Wear
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2008

We have visited the Bahia del Este Hotel quite a few times over the years and again stayed for two weeks in June 2008 and was really pleased at how greatly the food has improved since 2006 when we were last there. That was the only year out of all our visits that we thought the food was really bad. The hotel has always been spotlessly clean, bedrooms are bright and very well furnished and the restaurant is very relaxed and well run. The food was the biggest improvement, much more choice at both breakfast and evening meal than in 2006 when we were very disappointed with all the meals. The pool area is very nice and has two levels of terraces where you can either sunbathe or sit and relax with your drinks. Pool towels can be obtained from reception for a small deposit which is refundable. Safety deposit boxes and fridges can be hired. Entertainment was on the terrace some nights and was good, but when in the lounge it was poor and not very well supported. In our opinion this is the best positioned hotel in Cala Millor, right oposite the beach and near the shops. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful and the management try their very best to please all the guests.
We will certainly be back.

  • Liked — Hotel mainly for adults
  • Disliked — Liked everything
  • Stayed June 2008
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Thank Pamela14
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Property: Hotel Bahia del Este
Address: Avenida Llevant 4, 07560 Cala Millor, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala Millor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Cala Millor
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Cala Millor
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cala Millor
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bahia del Este 4*
Number of rooms: 188
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