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Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort
Ranked #18 of 46 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed in the apartments for the first week in June for one week. The rooms were basic but very clean and roomy. The location was brilliant,2 minutes from a very good Spar supermarket and the main pool was just across the road at the Chico hotel ( which you have full use of) We stayed self catering which suited us as all the local restaurants and MacDonalds ( gulty supper) were all very close at hand. The staff were all brilliant and really looked after us , 5 aou of 5 for those guys.Overall if I were returning to Calador I would certainly come back to these apartments.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank delas4u
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

Dear guests,
thanks a lot for your kind review and recommendation. It makes us very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. You mention the cleanliness of our hotel and the friendliness of our staff . We will not hesitate to pass on your praises to our team. We would be very pleased if you do decide to come back and visit us again in the not too distant future. Kindest regards from all of us
your Ariel Chico Club Resort
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Just returned from a weeks stay at Ariel complex.we were booked for halfboard bot upgraded to all inclusive shortly after arrival.It was the best decision we made. we were told maid service was 3 times a week but in actual fact the room was cleaned every day. If desired you could have clean towels every day. The whole place was kept very clean inside and out. The dining room was spotless and the variety and quality of meals was excellent.Although it is very much a family orientated hotel my daughter and I both had a very relaxed holiday.Well done all staff.,

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Dear Chris,
thanks a lot for your very kind review. We are really pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay with us and would be delighted if you would come back and visit us again on another occasion. We remain with our very best regards from all of us
your Gavimar Ariel Chico team

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Our family holiday there was more or less OK, but we have visited some resorts that impressed us more.
I begin with the negative aspects:
- they reduce costs as much as possible which affects guests - for example last tiramisu for the dinner was finished at about 20:10 while dinner lasts until 21:00; many drinks are paid even for the all inclusive guests; food in the pool bar is prepared on demand, so you have to wait (in case you are lucky enough and meet the staff there)
- when we arrived in hotel, door handle (in the bathroom) was broken (probably nobody checked it) but they fixed it quickly, there wasn't cleaned the laver (found rest of toothpaste there)
- lack on personnel at the reception bar in the evening (may be again costs reduction)
- black haired serviceman by the pool once behaved little arrogantly towards some guests (laughing at them that they are nervous - perhaps though nobody understood spanish there)
- dining room was at specific times completely full while big table remained empty and reserved for one (may be V.I.P.) family
- the beach close to the hotel is quite small for all the tourists in the neighbourhood
And some positive things:
+ staff behaved almost allways politely and gratefully (reception, bar, dining room, animators)
+ quality and taste of the food was good
+ there are many opportunities to kill time (ping pong, beach volley, mini golf, sauna, pools, animations, ...)
+ animation programs and activities (incl. animators)
+ the resort is situated close to the beach (which is by the way nice with clear water)

Take into account that its Chico hotel and expect many kids making noise :). Despite things I described above we enjoyed our holiday there.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Tomis68
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2013

Dear guests,
thanks a lot for your opinion which is really very important for us. We are very glad about the remarks you have made about the friendliness of our staff, the good food, the many possibilities of entertainment and the excellent location of our hotel. All of the other suggestions in improving our hotel have been noted and have been communicated to the relevant departments. We would be delighted if you do decide to come back and visit us again. Our very best regards from Cala d Or
your Ariel Chico Clu resort team
HOTELES GAVIMAR

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

On arrival at the hotel we were informed by the receptionist that there was no room for us and that we had to go to another hotel. I insisted that they find a room (after my 8 yr old daughter got very upset). After making a phone call the receptionist advised us that she had found a solution - an apartment was suddenly available! The apartment was spacious and clean overlooking one of the quieter pools however it was very basic and extremely noisy due to the thin walls. The food in the restaurant was of a good quality although not as hot as we would have liked. The main problem with the restaurant was that it didn't cater adequately for vegetarians (some mealtimes there was no vegetarian options at all - most of the salads contained meat or fish and even the mash potato had pieces of ham in it!!). This meant that although we had booked All Inclusive we were forced to bring take away food into the hotel or to eat out on several occasions incurring additional unexpected costs. There was an issue with reserving sun beds around the main pool which meant that if you didn't go down to the pool by 8am to reserve beds with your towels you wouldn't get a space. There seemed to be plenty of sun beds but not enough space around the pool to put them. During our stay the hotel management removed all towels one morning and dumped them in piles around the pool then insisted that beds couldn't be reserved until 9am. This didn't solve the problem just delayed it! The other 3 pools were under utilised as most people wanted to be around the main pool. The pool area itself wasn't particularly clean. We never saw the pool or surrounding areas being cleaned and on the last day there were used condoms in 2 of the pools. The animation team worked very hard to ensure everyone had a good holiday. They were all very friendly and spoke excellent English (and other languages too). There was plenty of activities to get involved in during the day. Unfortunately the evening entertainment was quite poor in particular the outside acts brought in on the animation team night off. Whilst a few of the hotel staff were helpful and pleasant most of them did the absolute minimum and seemed unhappy in their jobs. The hotel is in an excellent location close to bars, shops and restaurants and only a few minutes walk to the small beach. Despite these negatives we did enjoy our stay in Cala dor and met lots of other lovely English families.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2013

Dear Gaynor,
thanks a lot for haven taken the opportunity to evaluate in such detail our hotel. We have made a note of your comments and will not hesitate to relate them to the departments concerned.
Refering to the food we would like to point out that there is always a special meal available for Vegetarians . Please just contact hte head waiter. We would take great pleasure to be able to welcome you and your family here with us on another occasion.
kindest regards from all of us
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is a complex split by a small road,with the dinning area and reception on one side and the main pool and entertainment area on the other.There are 3 other small pools dotted about that are quiet that we never used.The complex is very clean and the staff hard working and friendly.The food buffet was good and it varied daily.The entertainment shows were generally by the in house animation team who were hard working and enthusiastic,alternated with shows of varying quality brought in from the outside.The vibe of the place is busy and cosmopolitan without being rowdy.It is a good place for families with younger children,though we had a range from 14 to 84 and we all enjoyed it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2013

Dear Jack,
thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and would be delighted to welcome you again at our hotel on another occasion. Our very best regards for you and your family from all our staff,
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Arrived at the hotel 2 pm on Sunday 4 aug for one week with my husband and daughter and our friends a family of 4 .we booked through travel republic,
2 apartments alinclusive ,when we checked in ,we were told there were no apartments available till the following day,so my family were put in a room,and my friend was shipped across the road into another hotel for the night,there room looked like a place the workers would live,this did not ruin our holiday,but travel republic should not be allowed to over book hotels,as I know this happens a lot with this company.apart from the bad start this hotel is very friendly from reception staff restaurant staff and a super animation team,all drinks are self service,which is very good,pool areas are kept very clean with plenty of sunbed to go around,even if some people do insist on putting towels on beds and returning 5 hrs later,to sit on them there are 4 pools 3 small and 1 large were all the action is,the photo of this hotel does not show it off very well, the restaurant is clean friendly place,with something for everybody to eat,there is not a massive selection but the selection there was ,was very good I would recommend this hotel for a pleasant holiday in the beautiful resort of cala'dor

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Dear guests,
thanks a lot for your opinion which is really very important for us. we thank you for your very kind review and recommendation. It makes us very happy to read that you and your family and friends enjoyed your stay with us. You mention the friendliness of the staff and the entertainment team as well as the good food. We will be passing on your praises to our team.
We leave you with the hope that we will be able to have the privilege of welcoming you once again to our hotel.
kindest regards from Cala d Or
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Me and my husband spent two weeks in hotel Ariel (24.7.-7.8.). Food, drinks, staff, animation, pools and sea are fantastic here <3 The only thing I really don't like in Ariel is paperwalls :( Just from 1 am to 8 am there is quiet. However I recommend this hotel, it is lovely :)
If you want to see some photos just write me: kokosorange@gmail.com

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gavimar_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Dear guests,
thanks a lot for your opinion which is really very 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. our very best regards fom Cala d OR ,
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort team

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Address: Calle Ariel 1, 07660 Cala d'Or, Majorca, Spain
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
#12 Family Hotel in Cala d'Or
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cala d'Or
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cala d'Or
Price Range: £56 - £256 (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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Aparthotel Ariel Hotel Cala d`Or
Aparthotel Ariel Cala d Or
Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort Cala D'Or, Majorca

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