We are a couple in our early 30s and we stayed the first week of August in La Luna annexe. My concerns that we were staying in an annexe rather than the Levante Hotel were unfounded, the walk to the Hotel for dining was literally a 2 minute stroll around the corner. You use your bedroom key to gain access to the annexe main door and it feels a bit more like your 'own' space rather than being in a crowded Hotel.
The annexe is pleasant, nice views from the rooms, the usual tea/coffee making facilities, tv (with British channels for my soap operas!), hairdryer and enough wardrobe/drawer space etc.
Food is as was expected of a Thomson; plentiful and very enjoyable. Dining room felt a bit like you were in a basement with only one side of the room having windows to the outside world. Needless to say you had to get there early unless you wanted to be in any of the dingy corners. Dining after 8pm meant there were no tables that had not been used by previous guests and we did have to 'lay' our own table on a few evenings as the staff were so busy - although not a major problem to us.
Dont expect to get a sunbed at the Hotel unless you are up at the crack of dawn. There are nowhere near enough beds for the capacity of guests in Levante Hotel, Levante Park and La Luna. And it seems Brits dont read signs that forbid putting towels on sunbeds, early one morning I went out to get a place where there were around 5 people on the sun loungers and the rest of the beds taken up with towels. On the 3rd day (and for the rest of our holiday) we took our towels to the beach, who can be bothered having to run out at 8am when the terrace opens to fight for a sunbed on your holiday?? This really needs to be addressed as I see it's quite a common gripe for holidayers!
Location is lovely if you are after a quiet holiday, this is not the place for those who want to party all night! Lovely restaurants with amazing views of the sea line the promenade, you can walk into Cala Millor literally in 10 minutes - the reps told us we could get a bus but this is unnecessary unless you are infirm or lazy! Cala Millor beach is gorgeous (much nicer than Cala Bona just outside the Hotel), soft white sand and no rocks here so you can swim right out in the sea.
Day trips are a bit pricey with Thomson but for convenience having them pick you up outside the Hotel and bring you back with lots of help in between, they are worth it. Pirates dinner is super excellent, as is the lazy catamaran boat trip. Highly recommend both of those. We did the waterpark day trip which I would not recommend. Most of the morning was spent queuing for lockers and inflatable rings.... both of which you had to pay for on top of your entry which was pricey enough to start with. A food voucher was included but due to one of the eateries being closed while we were there, we had to queue later in the day for another hour and a half to get burger in a rather stale bun - couldnt help but feel it was a wasted day and a waste of our euros.
To top the holiday off, we had a lovely relaxing fun time; if I heard somebody had booked to stay here then I would certainly not say they had wasted their money or they would not enjoy it. However I would probably not book to stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- La Luna Hotel Cala Bona, Majorca