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Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort
Ranked #18 of 46 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Reviewed 3 July 2013

My boyfriend and I (both in our twenties) stayed at this hotel between the 27 June and 01 July 2013. We were hoping for an all inclusive, relaxing break in the sun at a reasonable cost. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay. The Gavimar Ariel Chico Hotel y Apartamentos is a fairly large complex covering 2 sites directly across the road from each other. There are 2 smaller quieter pools and one larger busier pool. The whole hotel is clean and looks fairly modern.

The Room:

We stayed in an apartment with a kitchenette; bathroom with a shower over the bath; a sofa-bed, TV and dining table and chairs in the living area and a separate bedroom. Our room also had a large balcony. The room was large and very clean with ample facilities for those who are self-catering. I felt that the soft furnishings could do with up dating but this was only a minor issue.

The Food:

All meals are served buffet style.

Breakfast was served between approx 8 and 10:15am. It included a good variety to suit all tastes including full English breakfast, cereals and a continental option with cooked meats and there were often croissants and pancakes made fresh in front of you.

Lunch was served between 1pm and 2:30pm, there was plenty of choice including a few selections of meat and chips/rice/pasta and often fresh paella, fresh baguettes and cooked meats.

Dinner was served between 6pm and 9pm and again there was a good amount of choice.

There was always plenty of food and we never felt rushed. Although the food was not gourmet, it was very good for a 3 star hotel.

Drinks are self service for all inclusive guests for soft drinks, fruit juice, coffee, wine and beer, cocktails and spirits are poured for you and though not great they do the trick! I don't think I saw any English breakfast tea but we took some teabags with us.

The Service: The service from the staff at the hotel was very good. They all appeared to be hard working and helpful when asking for advice and and some would go further, making conversation and having banter with us, which was nice. We were really impressed with the whole animation team who worked really long hours to entertain all the guests. They provided a good variety of activities during the day including, water polo; volley ball; aqua keep fit; french bowls and mini-golf as well as activities for children. At night they provided a mini-disco for children, which they seemed to love and there was a good variety of evening entertainment. There were guests at the hotel from many different European countries and the team did well to include all the guests, often speaking in at least 4 different languages.

The Location: The hotel is located less than 500m to a beautiful, clean sandy beach (but slightly busy) and surrounded by a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Cala D'Or is a lovely town. There is not a huge selection of night life, from what we saw, but there were a handful of clubs/ bars that stayed open into the early hours.

Overall, a comfortable stay with exactly what we expected from a 3 star all inclusive hotel and we would recommend to others.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mickeyburn
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2013

Dear guests,
we are gratified that you have taken the opportunity to evaluate in such detail our hotel . We thank you for your kind review and recommendation. We would take great pleasure to be able to welcome you here with us on another occasion.
kind regards from all of us
your Ariel Chico team
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Me and my family went just for quick break and this break become as the best holidays in our life so far.The animation group Charlie Angel Laia Laura Daniel done very very good job!!!All hotel we will rate more like 4 star then 3 very clean and good serviced,food was realy great!!!!Will go back there again and will recommend to any friends!!!thanks for great holiday Michael

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Michae32PL
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2013

dear Michael,
we thank you for your kind review and your recommendation. We are looking forward to welcome you and your family once again at our hotel and remain in the meantime
with kindest regards from all of us
your Hotel Ariel Chico team
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Nice hotel with good amenites, two pools one quiet the other very active. Me and my mate stayed here at the end of June and had a really nice and relaxing stay. The area is very nice and is very couple and family orientated.

The beds were comfortable and the room was nice, clean and spacious. The shower was really good too which was a shock lol.

This area and hotel is now mainly German guests but as long as you wake up early enough you will get a space around the pool lol.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jims1001
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2013

Dear guests,
Thanks a lot for your opinion which is really important for us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would take great pleasure to be able to welcome you here with us on another occasion.
Kind regards
your Ariel Chico team
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Would like to say we returned to this hotel some 16 years later!! The staff here are very welcoming and we had a fab time. We were all inclusive and for a 3 star hotel the quality of the food you get is brilliant. If you cant find something you like to eat during your stay here then you must be very hard to please. We were four adults (50 something in ages ha ha) and found it to be spotless. We would certainly recommend to anyone of any age as it has something for everyone. We will be back soon! Cala D'or hasn't changed very much in all this time and is still has a lovely atmosphere. The beach is clean and the waters crystal clear, not much more you could ask for really !!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2013

Dear guests,
we thank you for your kind review. We are happy to know that your stay in our hotel has been to your satisfaction. We will pass on your praises to our staff. We leave you with the hope that we will be able to have the privilege of welcoming you again in the very near future - dont wait another 16 years!!! with kindest regards from all of us,
your Hotel Ariel Chico team
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Great holiday. Food was very good and the entertainment was excellent. The animation team was brilliant with the kids! Charlie, Lauren & Laia made my childrens holiday what it was. The dj Carlos was excellent and we was sad he wasn't there for our entire holiday!

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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2013

Dear Joanna,
we thank you for giving us your opinion on our hotel. It makes us very happy to note that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass on your praises to our entertainers and dj.
We leave you with the hope that we will be able to have the privilege of welcoming you once again to our hotel .
kind regards from all of us
your hotel Ariel Chico team
Hoteles Gavimar

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

booked at last minute for four night stay in June 2013, room clean, good shower and nice handy little kitchenette, staff polite and helpful, right in the centre of lovely cala dor, really good basic hotel for self catering, no faults at all.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank marie1989
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2013

Dear Marie,

we thank you for your kind review and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
We would take great pleasure to be able to welcome you here with us on another occasion.
In the meantime we remain with kind regards from all of us
your Hotel Ariel Chico team
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Just returned from a weeks holiday at the Ariel complex and really cannot understand how anyone could have given this Hotel a bad review, all the staff were friendly and pleasant, food was good, OK so if you are after 'English' food, chips with everything then probably not for you but there was always a good selection, drinks were good and plenty of choice with cocktails available on the all inclusive menu which is in my experience rare, the only 'moan' I have is that the beds in the apartment were not at all comfortable but the rooms were very clean with fresh towels daily, pool area was also very clean with sunbeds available. Evening entertainment is the usual but the Animation team were superb, Charlie, Lauren and Liai put everything they have into everything they do and are a credit to the complex, the kids loved them as did most of the grown ups, overall a great holiday made all the better by the service at this complex, will definitely look to go back next year.

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1  Thank bunnylew
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2013

Dear guests,
we thank you for your kind review and are looking forward to welcome you again with us next year.
we have taken notice regarding your comment about the quality of the beds and will not hesitate to relate them to the department concerned. We are convinced that you will notice the improvement in your next holidays with us. in the meantime we remain with kindest regards from all of us
your hotel Ariel Chico team
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Additional Information about Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort

Address: Calle Ariel 1, 07660 Cala d'Or, Majorca, Spain
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala d'Or
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Cala d'Or
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cala d'Or
#15 Family Hotel in Cala d'Or
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cala d'Or
Price Range: £41 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive three-star Club and Resort located in Cala d'Or, in a beautiful and peaceful area just 50 m from the beach. Fully air-conditioned. Large gardens. Reception open 24 hours, bar, pub, TV room, restaurant with buffet serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 5 Swimming pools with children's area, sun loungers and parasols. Entertainment team with a daily programe for adults and children. Miniclub. Sauna, solarium, table tennis, squash, volleyball, billiards, boccia (some of the a.M. May have a surcharge). Free WiFi Internet access at the lounge. Wifi Internet access available all over the complex, both in public areas as in the rooms with a small surcharge. Comprehends Hotel double rooms as well as 1 bedroom Apartments, 2 bedroom Apartments and also Studios. The hotel rooms are nicely decorated with a bathroom, direct dial telephone*, air condition, central heating, safe*, Satelite TV, balcony or terrace (depending on the type of room). The Apartments and Studios, added to the room facilities, they all have an equiped kitchenette with electric rings, a toaster, a kettle and a fridge. A Microwave can also be provided under request. *Fee. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aparthotel Ariel Hotel Cala d`Or
Aparthotel Ariel Cala d Or
Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort Cala D'Or, Majorca

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