I spend a lot of time on trip advisor before booking my holidays, it is possibly the most helpful website available. On this occaision though i definitely got it wrong.
Don't get me wrong, i have stayed in worse hotels (though not many) but i have definitely stayed in better. The Don Jaime or as some locals refer to it 'Don Slimey' in no way merits 3 stars and on this occaision i did NOT get what i paid for!
I travelled with my mother whom is in her 70's and my son aged 10, our triple room was the size of a postage stamp and the 3 small single beds touched the wardrobe at one side and the balcony doors at the other with not even an inch between them, the bedding was not changed at all during our stay and the towels were stained, had cigerette holes in them, only changed on demand and, we were told only for adults! children were only allocated 1 small towel the size of a tea towel so be prepared to share or wring your kids out over the balcony. The food was appalling! normally only my fussy mother struggles with eating hotel food but unfortunately this time i had to agree especially when my son piped up on the second night 'i can't live off chips all week mummy'! add the cost of eating out onto your Majorcian holiday and it starts to get expensive. Besides the fact the food was poor you also have to factor in that as you not only have the hotel but also the apartment block over the road to cater for, at full capacity you are looking at 300+ people the buffet area for all meals was one small area approximately 8feet in length, none of the food was labled so everybody in the VERY long queue hygenically placed everything under thier nose and sniffed at it to determine what reconstituted offering it was they were supposed to be eating, oh and unless you have the patience of Jobe don't expect to have toast with your breakfast as one very tired and outdated toaster is all that is available. The pool, contrary to how it looks on the hotel photo's is very small and also very deep,had a number of broken and dangerous looking tiles in and around it and also not cleaned as often as it should be and there were numerous children with very painful ear infections upon our arrival. Again add to your holiday cost the price of antibiotics because the kids can't sleep for the pain, at 100euro a pop your holiday isn't getting any cheaper. Oh and all of 25-30 sunbeds for the 300+ guests, set your alarm for 5.30am if you want to bathe around the pool and enjoy your very limited all inclusive. (no ice creams for the kids and little choice for the adults) Entertainment! a joke!! i can only assume the 'hotel entertainer' (lol) was unpaid because if he was being paid i want a job like that! The bar does close at 11pm on the dot, no exceptions, not only does it close but even if you are still sitting with a drink you will be sat in the dark because the lights go out as well! The hotel has a staff of approximately 10 people from what i could see, all multi taxed apart from the receptionists who never seemed to move at all, mabe half of the staff were very nice, jolly and friendly it is just a shame about the other half. The resort itself is great! (see, it's not all doom!) beautiful beaches, if a little small, blue seas, lot's of shops, bars and restaraunts and 5mins walk from cala bona with more of the same and a gorgeous marina. The resorts are well worth a visit, just stay elsewhere!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Sea Hotels & Resorts is proud to introduce the charming Hotel Don Jaime, a 3-star family-friendly complex in the centre of sunny Cala Millor. The hotel is located just 250m from a gorgeous golden beach, providing the perfect base to soak up the sun, sea and sand on the popular Balearic Island of Majorca. The Blue Sea Don Jaime Hotel is home to 117 warm and welcoming rooms, apartments and studios with a range of modern amenities to make your stay extra comfortable. With air conditioning, satellite TV and in-room WiFi, you can be sure you'll have everything you need, and a large airy balcony completes the perfect setting. The outdoor swimming pool at Hotel Don Jaime is surrounded by an expansive sun terrace complete with loungers and parasols for an idyllic afternoon of tanning. There's plenty to keep the whole family busy at the Blue Sea Hotel Don Jaime, with daytime and evening entertainment for kids and adults alike. Enjoy music and organised activities that will put a smile on everyone's faces. The Don Jaime Hotel restaurant offers a great selection of buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner to enjoy in a bright and friendly setting. The poolside bar is on hand to supply you with refreshing drinks and light snacks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Don Jaime Cala Millor
- Blue Sea Don Jaime Cala Millor, Majorca