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Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort
Ranked #18 of 46 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We have just returned from an 11 night stay at the ArialChico hotel. We were in the block over looking the main swimming pool - which in our opinion is the best block. The only complaint that we had was that we were next to the generator, which was really noisy during the night. We asked to be moved and within a couple of hours we moved to a top floor room. All staff were polite and friendly and very hard working. The location of the hotel is excellent, everything is close by. Food - as others have said, great choice and good quality. We only ate out twice, whereas we usually eat out at least six times. Great to help yourselves to drinks at the bar so no queues at the bar.we ate at Molly's bar at Cala Egos. Thoroughly recommend it. All in all excellent all round with the hotel. If you look at what you pay per night for the accommodation and that it includes all food and drink its amazing value.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank 1808molly
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2014

Dear guests,
we thank you very much for your kind report and are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be passing on your praises to our team. Thanks a lot for your recommendation. We would take great pleasure to be able to welcome you here with us on another occasion.
kindest regards from Cala d ' Or
your gavimar Ariel Chico hotel

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

this hotel/resort cause this is what you will find cant fault this place we booked a relatively cheap holiday expected value for our money after reading reviews thought we thought its cheap so don't expect much.
WE WERE SO WRONG have stayed in 4* and plus this was a return trip to cala dor as came here 16years ago with friend and our to young daughters then 6 and 8 we decided to come back as a couple for a different look at this resort.
although this hotel is basic room wise and a little bit dated that's the bad point don't let this remark put you of this superb run resort, rooms are cleaned daily bed mate up every day towels changed daily .
all the staff are there for you not one bad experience reception very helpful , restaurant run very well food was fantastic lots of choices cold and hot food and breakfast was best for me as walked in to fresh smell of ovens baking Choc Paine, cuassants ect. .
animation team were great daytime was brill from waterpolo,volleyball badminton games,ect don't push you to join in but shout goes out to Etienne for making holiday special and my wife also say thanks to Joy for zumba ,and water aerobics . evening entertainment was hit and miss but if you get to see Trix this is a funny show , also animation do some good shows and not so good ones at night only recommendation we would make coffee/tea facilities in rooms would be only recommendation we could say to makes and that's it.
would we recommend this resort definitely.

thanks again for a great 11 day spur of the moment break would we go back again already thinking about it many thanks Andy -Michelle

Room Tip: views great to people watch from road but can be noisy first thing would ask for garden view or poo...
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3  Thank andrew f
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear Andy and Michelle,
we are gratified that you have taken the opportunity to evaluate in such detail our hotel. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be passing on your praises to all of our hotel staff and and entertainers and especially to Etienne and Joy. We thank you for your recommendation and leave you with the hope to be able to welcome you here with us on another occasion.
kindest regards from Cala d ' Or
your Gavimar Ariel Chico team

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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a few days away staying at this hotel. Had read many reviews before we went away and was not disappointed, location fantastic,staff were always polite and helpful the ladies on reception were fantastic and so helpful when we needed anything to checking in to handing our key in for the night.
My complaints would be the pillows in the room aren't very confortable & our beds were only made up once out of the 4 days we were there when we asked reception they said the apartments are only seen to every 3 days now a luxury for me is not having to make your bed every day when your on holiday!
They food was fantastic we were half board, and could not fault the various food there was to offer, not a great amount for vegetarians though as not everything is labels. Also the drinks are not included if your half board in the evenings, we were only asked one evening out of the 4 if we want drinks and this was by Comodor(sorry of spelt wrong) but otherwise we didn't have anything to drink as we weren't sure where to get/ if we could not clearly explained for half board.
Would I return again .... YES, was a great location and fantastic staff who were so smily and cheerful whatever time of day. Make sure you vist the beach a must ... Beautiful

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Ox_GirlUK
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Dear guests,
thanks a lot for giving us your opinion on our hotel and thanks for your very nice remarks about the great location and the friendliness of our staff, especially the helpful ladies in reception. your comments regarding the quality of the pillows have been noted and have been communicated to the relevant departments. Beds in a double are made every day and beds in the apartments are made every third day - as demanded by our travel agencies. All-inclusive guests get free soft drinks, wine, beer and local spirits and can help themselves at the all-inclusive stations. If our guests are half board they have to order their drinks by our waiters in bar and restaurant. It makes us very happy to read that you would like to return and visit us again. We are looking forward to seeing you once again and remain in the meantime with kindest regards from all of us
your Gavimar Ariel Chico team

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Just came back from having spent 6 nights in the Ariel Chico and we couldn't fault this hotel. We had booked two rooms but were allocated two apartments in Block A on the ground floor which were brilliant. We could reach each others apartments by the little gate on our balcony on to the grass area.
All staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent and had lots of choices. The entertainment was great and the team worked hard to keep the guests entertained.
Gran Cala beach is just a very short walk away and absolutely gorgeous.
It was a mixture of English, German, Dutch and French in the hotel which were all equally catered for in entertainment and food. No rowdy guests and a real family hotel.
We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Sandra E
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Dear Sandra,
we thank you very much for the very kind remarks you have made about our hotel. We are happy to read that you and your family enjoyed an excellent stay with us here and that you would like to return. We are looking forward to welcome you again , hopefully in the not too distant future.
kindest regards from all of us
your Gavimar Ariel Chico team

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I went on my own, 44 yr old female. From landing in Palma, the Mallorcan people are relaxed, smiling, welcoming and friendly especially the Ariel hotel staff, they were definitely 5 star staff from reception to restaurant to room servicing. It's a medium size complex low rise and spread out. Quiet, relaxing with really excellent food - a mix of Spanish dishes and English traditionals. The big pool is gorgeous but I never tried it as the beautiful family friendly beach is only around the corner. On the beach, couple of beachside food and drink kiosks, good value toasties and coffee etc, also on the beach a clean toilet (use of needed donation of a few cents each time) and outside rinsing shower dutifully looked after by a lovely local lady. Nightlife plentiful and lively, gorgeous marina only 10 mins walk from centre very attractive place for a wander, night or day if only to goggle at the James Bond type boats. I'm looking forwards to taking my 2 children back to this hotel for their first trip experience abroad :))

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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6  Thank MsBobcatCo
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Dear guest,
we thank you very much for the kind remarks you have made about our hotel and especially about the friendliness of our staff. We will be passing on your praises to all of them. We are happy to read that you want to come back and visit us again with your two children. We are looking forward to that and remain in the meantime with our kindest regards
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This hotel is in an ideal location, close to the beach and shopping centre. It is spotlessly clean, and the staff are very friendly. The room we had was spacious and modern, cleaned daily with fresh towels each day. The food was very tasty, and well presented, with a good choice. A choice of four pools to choose from, some quieter than others if you need an escape from the crowds. The bar areas all have self service, with draught beer wine sangria and soft drinks on tap, so waiting for a drink was no problem. We will certainly return to the Ariel Chico at some stage, because it is excellent value for money

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mickbaston
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Dear Mick,
we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us here and that you appreciated the good location, the cleanliness, the friendliness of our staff and the choice of the food. We would be delighted if you do decide to come back and visit us again in the not too distant future.
kindest regards from all of us
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We have recently returned from a week all inclusive at Ariel Chico and we had a very pleasant stay.
First I will just mention the only negative aspect and that was I thought I'd booked two Apartments but on checking in we got given two hotel rooms this wasn't the hotels fault the holiday company hadn't booked what I'd asked for. We had room 232 and our son and friend were a few doors down, the rooms were very nice and clean with balconies looking out to the front entrance which was quite busy and not very tranquil . Anyway the first night I was kept awake most of the night with a banging noise every 5 minutes which sounded like machinery and there was alot of banging about so I got up early and went down for a coffee only to be told they had had a fire during the night and I could see the staff working really hard to clean up. Anyway I was shown round the corner to their sister hotel by the very lovely joy and she explained what had happened and showed me the breakfast room.
Anyway to cut a long story short the staff were amazing and worked non stop and by tea time the restaurant had been cleared cleaned and decorated and reopened. Anyway we had another noisy night in our hotel room so the next day we upgraded to an apartment after that we were happy the apartment was so much better with a big balcony that was a Sun trap. Our son stayed in his hotel room but had noise trouble too as the walls are paper thin.
The food in the restaurant was fantastic so much choice and the staff are great plenty of choices every meal times I can't believe people complain because even the most fusiest eater would find something suitable , yes it's not always very hot but there is a microwave so 2 minutes and it's great.
The drinks are fine
enough choice but we still like to go out to try different places my only grumble was if you wanted to pay for named brands and better cocktails it was expensive considering you had already paid for all inclusive not much discount. All in all though we had a lovely week the staff and food were excellent

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank wendyjayne
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Dear Wendy,
we are delighted to read the kind remarks you have made about our hotel and that despite of the error made in your reservation by your holiday company, you went on to enjoy your stay with us. we are glad that you liked the food and that you appreciated the friendliness of our staff. We are sorry for the incident in the restaurant and are grateful that fortunately it could be sorted out quickly. We leave you with the hope to be able to welcome you and your family once again to our hotel.
kindest regards from all of us
your Gavimar Ariel Chico 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: £55 - £226 (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
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