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Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort
Ranked #16 of 46 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great for kids!!!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We are the family with 1 and 3 years old and have been looking for family friendly hotel in Cala D'or. The location and the hotel are very good for families with young children. Our room has been in the quiet part of the complex. Large and medium pool have small pools for children with little fountains, though without the lifeguard. There were mostly French and German families with children and the main evening entertainment was mini disco at 8:45, followed by either Bingo, parrot show, circus show at 9:30, or live singing on Sunday. There is mini club (from 4 years old) within the hotel facilities, so parents can leave kids there to do some activities, crafts, watch movies with members of entertainment team Andy and Nelly.
The food was nice, plenty of choice, even for very fussy eaters. Drinks were good too, especially Sangria; friendly bar staff, especially Abraham and Raquel. Once there was champagne at breakfast time, French champagne party with different snacks and drinks, and other traditional drinks at dinner time.
There are many activities by the main pool- aquarobics at 12:00, cocktail show at lunchtime, water polo at 15:00, Zumba with Radustina (Joy) at the gym at 16:00, dancing classes at 18:00 There are little entertainment machines around the hotel, mini football, billiard just for 1 euro, mini golf, playground.
The location is the heart of Cala D'or: 5 minutes walk to Cala Gran beach, 5 minutes walk to Tropical Garden bar with live entertainment every night at 21:45 (ABBA, Take That, etc.). There are mini funfairs down the road with racing cars and bouncing castles. Plenty of shops with souvenirs, supermarkets, ice creams, fish spa for feet 13 euros for 20 minutes, Star Fish glass bottom boat for 20 euros, Cala D'or express train for 2 euros each way.
The hotel checkout time is 11 am, but there is an option for late check out for 35 euros with all inclusive facility extended for 10 euros for a day. There is safety box in the room for 3 euros a day with 5 euros refundable deposit.

This was our second trip to Cala D'or for 7 days and with small children we could not visit Aqualand, Marineland (dolphins show), Caves as we did before. Most of our time we have spent at the hotel which was our best choice. Clean, relatively quiet, with friendly and helpful staff. There were always free sunbeds to use by the large pool. Beds were as good as orthopaedic beds.

Definitely would recommend this hotel to families with small children.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
dear guests,
we thank you very much for your very kind review and your recommendation, especially for families with children. We are really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us here and leave you with the hope that we will be able to have the privilege of welcoming you once again at our hotel.
For a next visit and special wishes do not hesitate to contact us: gisela.w@gavimar-hotels.com
kindest regards from Cala d' Or
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort
Gisela Welp
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I have just returned from a 5 day break with my partner at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort in Cala d'Or. We booked this as a last minute holiday and had read many of the previous reviews. I can say that we were not let down by the positive reviews already made by previous guests. The staff were very friendly, polite and professional, and the facilities were very good. We thought the hotel was very clean and tidy, and staff were always working hard to keep busy areas of the hotel clean. There were a lot of guests staying at the hotel and the foyer and reception areas and the dining room could be very busy at times. So you can imagine how must dust and dirt guests brought into the hotel, but staff always kept these areas very clean.

The room we stayed in was large and had a main room and a good sized bedroom and there was an en suite bathroom. When we arrived and we were looking around the room and bathroom, we noticed the bathroom had not been cleaned very well and the bin had not been emptied. We went down and told the staff at the reception, and they sent a maid to the room and the bin was emptied and the bathroom cleaned to a good standard, no fuss! We were pleased with this response.

We considered the food at the hotel very good for the standard of hotel. It was always very well presented, and there was a good choice of fresh food. We always found foods that we liked and were very tasty. There was fresh salads every day and fresh fruit, with a very good choice. There was often roast meat available; turkey, beef and pork, which was lovely and at every sitting there was a chef cooking fresh meat. There was usually freshly baked bread, still warm, and very yummy! We could not find any fault with the food, and thought the staff worked very to ensure it was hot and well presented at all times..

Room Tip: We stayed in the main hotel on 2nd floor and had a good sized room which was very peaceful.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear guests,
many thanks for your very kind review. we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us here and will be passing on your praises to all of our staff. We would take great pleasure to be able to welcome you at our hotel on another occasion. For any questions or special wishes for a next wishes do not hesitate to contact us: gisela.w@gavimar-hotels.com
kindest regards from all of us
your gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort
Gisela Welp
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Nottingham
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The food was lovely something for everyone. Staff friendly . Location great ! Really good value for money . The rooms are clean. Entertainment was good and lots to get involved in . Close to lots of nice small beaches. Drinks were good.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear guests,
thank you ever so much for the very kind remarks you have made about our hotel. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be passing on your praises to all of our staff and entertainment team. We would be delighted to be able to welcome you here with us on another occasion.
For any questions or special wishes for a next visit please do not hesitate to contact us: gisela.w@gavimar-hotels.com
kindest regards from Cala d' Or
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Team
Gisela Welp
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North Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Have just returned from a week at the Ariel and felt I wanted to let others know what its really like.
I have stayed in many 3* and 4* aparthotels but I thought this one was up there with the best.
The staff are helpful and friendly. the facilities are spot on, the food ~ well if you cant find something to eat the problem is yours not the hotels. The animation team are friendly and funny and a big thank you to Silvia for getting me in the pool everyday to do aquagym. The location couldnt be better, close to the beach and bars and shops All in all we had a great experience and would most certainly stay there again.
As others have stated if you want 5* then pay 5* prices alternatively enjoy your stay at the Ariel and enjoy your holiday x

Room Tip: Rooms by the small pool ar the volleyball court are quiter
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear guests,
Thank you ever so much for the very kind remarks you have made about our hotel, location,hotel staff and entertainers , about food and drinks. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and are glad to read that you consider to stay here again . We would be delighted to seeing you once more in the not too distant future. For any questions or special wishes for a next visit please do not hesitate to contact us: gisela.w@gavimar-hotels.com
kindest regards from all of us
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Team
Gisela Welp
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

First time we have stayed in Cala d'or and would definitely stay again at the same Hotel. Great location. Cala Gran beach is just a few minutes away and the centre is just a short walk where there are plenty of Bars & Restaurants to choose from. The Hotel has a choice of four pools and there are plenty of staff to keep adults & children entertained throughout the day & Evenings. We stayed all inclusive and the food and drink was very good. There was plenty of choice, we were very impressed. The staff worked very long shifts and were always really friendly, Susi always greeted us with a big smile at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Rebecca, Abraham, and all the staff at the Pool Bar were great. The hotel was full when we were there but we never had to wait long to be served. We were lucky as we had a nice room overlooking the Main pool, it was cleaned daily and yet again the staff who looked after the rooms were always smiling & friendly. All in all a great holiday, Thank you Ariel Chico and all your wonderful staff!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear guests,
thank you ever so much for the very kind remarks you have made about our hotel and especially about our staff. We will be passing on your praises to all of them . We would be delighted if you do decide to come back and visit us again in the not too distant future. For any further questions or a next booking do not hesitate to contact us: gisela.w@gavimar-hotels.com
kindest regards from Cala d ' Or
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Team
Gisela Welp
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U.K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is great, our room turned out to be a one bedroomed apartment overlooking a lovely pool.there are 4 pools all lovely and clean, plenty sunloungers but the usual people put towels out to reserve them! The staff here are pleasant, we had trouble with hotel voucher but got rectified. The food was nice but unfortunately no vegetarian main dishes (vegetable paella had pork in :-/!!).

About a 15 minute walk to fabulous marina, 5 minutes
to beautiful beach. Cala d'or is fabulous with white washed building, I would go back.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear guests,
thanks a lot for your very kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here and that you consider to come back. We will be passing on your praises to our staff. For further questions or special wishes for a next visit please do not hesitate to contact us: gisela.w@gavimar-hotels.com
kindest regards from Cala d Or
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Team
Gisela Welp
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We booked this as a cheap last minute deal, stayed 4 nights all inclusive and thoroughly enjoyed it!

The food was fab, plenty of choice with a great clean and modern restaurant.

The staff were very pleasant and helpful, when we arrived we were given a room on the ground floor facing the road and main entertainment area. We asked if they had any other rooms and they were very accommodating and moved us to a quieter room at the side of the hotel - which was perfect.

The hotel is in a perfect location for the town, shops, bars and restaurants - they're literally around the corner! Cala Gran beach is also around the corner, less than 5 minute walk. Cala D'or itself is a beautiful place and we'd certainly consider returning.

Id personally say it's better for families than couples as there's plenty for the kids to get involved in both day and evenings. But it was still great all the same!

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Amy A
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Gavimar_Hotels, Guest Relations Manager at Gavimar Ariel Chico Club Resort, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear guests,
we are gratified that you have taken the opportunity to evaluate in such detail our hotel and the resort. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and would take great pleasure to be able to welcome you here with us on another occasion.
For any questions or a next visit please do not hesitate to contact us: gisela.w@gavimar-hotels.com
kindest regards from Cala d' Or
your Gavimar Ariel Chico Team
Gisela Welp
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Property: 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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Cala d'Or
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Cala d'Or
#15 Family Hotel in Cala d'Or
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cala d'Or
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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 Cala d Or
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