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“A pleasant stay in a top rate hotel”
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Gran Sol
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Cala Bona
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle Upon Tyne
1 review
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“A pleasant stay in a top rate hotel”
Reviewed 8 October 2009

The staff and the rooms at the hotel Gran Sol made our stay an extremely relaxed and pleasant one the food was of a very high standard and our room had a beautiful sea view and was cleaned every day.
At the start of our holiday we were greeted at the hotel with a fruit cocktail drink and on our last day we were given some chocolates and thanked for our picking the Gran Sol.
As a disabled person i was very pleased with the wheelchair access and the help we were given without having to struggle and then ask for help.
A GREAT HOLIDAY IN A TOP NOTCH HOTEL.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2009

we booked this hotel through thompsons using the reviews from tripadvisor to guide us
we did book a superior room but changed it to standard when we were unable to find out what extras we would get.
only when we arrived at the hotel was this made clear. You got a front sea view and a double bed instead of twins.
Our room was perfect 312 front sea view it was wonderful.On arrival we received a bottle of water a basket of fruit, sweets and a rose in the bathroom.
It was so clean, the linen was changed alternate days. the staff were so helpful they couldnt do enough for us.We received a refreshing drink on arrival and our luggage was taken straight to our room.
The area around Cala Bona was very flat so suitable for those with walking difficulty. We found all the locals friendly and helpful, the beach was poor, lots of seaweed and rocky.
however a pretty ten minute slow amble to Cala Miller delighted us with soft sandy beach.
I would recommend this holiday for anyone who wants a restful break in a quiet seaside town.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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5 Thank redleader
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doncaster
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2009

Although we only stayed 4 nights out of the 7 we booked (the weather was so bad that we caught an Easyjet flight home early!) We cannot fault this hotel.
A special mention for Liz on reception - always helpful, and always smiling whatever the weather! The rooms were clean and modern, but we weren't happy that we didnt get a balcony or terrace in our junior suite - not the hotels fault, Thomson sent us a letter as the previous reviewer said too. It shouldn't happen now though as they have changed the description of rooms.
Lovely food at breakfast, cava, cooked full English, whatever you fancy. We ate once in the evening and was impressed by the value of the buffet, freshly cooked salmon or meat, plenty of choice.
If you want to use your laptop in your room, its free but you need to get a lead from reception. Its nice to have BBC and ITV in your room, especially when its raining!
All in all - would have been a fantastic holiday if the sun had come out.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank becca_stu
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Milton Keynes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2009

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.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank workingtoretiresoon
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Alberta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2009

I would have to say that if we could of moved into the hotel, we would have.
Gran Sol definetly exceeded our expectations from the minute we walked through the front door. The staff, service, restaurant, atmosphere & everything about the hotel were amazing!
I must say though that even though Cala Bona area is far superior to Cala Millor area, the Gran Sol does belong in a much nicer area.
If it wasn't for such a long flight from Canada I would return only for the hotel & the great restaurant we found (Fonoll Mari).
Trust me, we have done alot of travelling and the Gran Sol is absolutely top notch.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank GigZim
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South Northants
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2009

I have read all the reviews on this hotel and by and large, I have to agree with some of the comments regarding Cala Bona and the dissapointing beach area. But make no mistake this is a truly outstanding hotel. It is very well run and the staff were first class. They were friendly, couteous and unobtrusive. The food was also excellent and the facilities afforded were very good for a small hotel. Lack of entertainment was no problem.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Terry W
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Devon
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2009

We were really pleased with our choice of hotel. As it said in the brochure the decor was modern and stylish and everywhere clean.

The room was very comfortable , though I didn't realise you had to put in the key card to activate the electricity. The air con was quiet ,unobtrusive and seemed to have some automatic temperature control on-no need to fiddle with control in the middle of the night.

The pool area was very chic and we didn't have a problem getting chairs. Also liked the spa pool and jacuzzi upstairs for a more leisurely swim at the end of the day and its fantastic views over the bay. I didn't use the beach-though my husband did - as it was too gritty for a soft sand lover like me- but Cala Millor beach is a stroll way.

Service was excellent. Staff were friendly, helpful without intruding. Special mention to Miguel and Sissi in the restaurant who were patient with my attempts at Spanish.

Excellent food!! Cannot praise the choice and quality enough- especially the "postre" -desserts. It was worth going for the food alone. The upgrade to Half Board is very good value for money.

Didn't miss having entertainment -happy to sit on the terrace with a drink. There's always the Levante if you want it.

Summary fantastic hotel in a more "touristy" location- Cala Bona is quite built up. Would return to the hotel without hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank teatowel3
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Additional Information about Gran Sol

Property: Gran Sol
Address: Paseo Maritimo Cb 4, 07559 Cala Bona, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala Bona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Cala Bona
#1 Family Hotel in Cala Bona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cala Bona
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cala Bona
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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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