We wanted a weeks holiday in a peaceful good hotel suite overlooking the sea. We achieved this at the very well run Grand Sol. The hotel is stylish and the majority of the staff are very welcoming and efficient. However our suite was a disappointment as it did not have a balcony. We had been informed of this only two weeks before by Thomsons. There is now a warning on their site about this . We will not mark the hotel down because of this but merely as a warning to other people to check very carefully what you are booking or think you are booking. The suite, apart from the lack of balcony, was very smart with a stylish bathroom and sitting area.
The outside seating area of the hotel is wonderful with comfortable sofas and chairs in the shade and tables and chairs to eat lunch or sit in the sun. It provides a very tranquil area to sit looking out to sea. The swimming pool was to the side and out of view which made a pleasant change.
The food at the hotel is perhaps one of the best holiday hotels we have been to,this is also due to the hotel being small ,about 50 rooms, and hence the dining room never suffered that frantic feel that you can get in some holiday hotels. The serving and waiting staff were very efficient and friendly.
As others have said the area is very 'touristy' especially towards Callor Millor, but this is a sea side resort. There is a good local bus service a couple of minutes from the hotel which we used to travel around. You can get to other areas very easily without a need for a car.
We used the hotel and restaurants around the sea and harbour area for our meals and these catered for a variety of tastes and pockets. It is difficult to recommend eating places as people have different expectations but we enjoyed all our meals and generally ate at the more spanish style places.
We would return, if this way again, as long as we had a suite or room directly facing the sea with a balcony.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is situated in front of the sea, in Cala Bona, a fishing village, where fishermen can be seen heading out to sea from its pretty harbour.The totally renovated hotel has all modern commodities available for their client’s enjoyment. A PERFECT PLACE FOR A REST. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Sol Cala Bona, Majorca
- Gran Sol Hotel Cala Bona