Stayed for 11 nights at the very beginning of the 2012 season. Our room overlooked the road to the front of the hotel. Whilst not particularly scenic, there was very little traffic noise and the view was not unpleasant. Our mattresses were much too firm for our liking. We didn't make an issue of it but I feel sure that if we had asked at reception they would have tried to accomodate our needs. This is a lovely hotel in an excellent location with all general amenities close at hand. Cleanliness, efficient and effective and friendly staff, spacious rooms with flat screen TV, good size bathroom, lots of hot water, good dining room with lots of food choices and a reasonable evening entertainment program all helped make our stay enjoyable. This is probably the best Mediterannean 'package holiday' hotel we have stayed in. As with all package hotels there are some things we didn't like but these did not really spoil our holiday. Thomson Gold (not the hotel itself) would appear to be competing with Saga holidays! We have absolutely no objection to the elderly but the majority of the entertainment was geared towards the older person. The resident duo, although good, played music that was not in anyway considered modern and most of the acts followed the 'musicals' or 'standard songs' route. This level of entertainment quickly becomes boring and repetitive despite the generally high standards the artistes performed too. The food is geared towards the British palate, sometimes with a Majorcan style. Doesn't always work for me but as stated earlier there is always plenty of choice. All meals are 'self service', and whilst queues were not experienced during our visit, I suspect that when the hotel is full it can prove frustrating at peak times. The price of drinks is very expensive. Euro 2.5 for a small bottle of water at the dinner table is a rip off. Beer is not too bad and matches local bar prices but shorts and mixers are extortionate.
Whilst the negative aspects may be important to some, this should not put you off staying at the Rocamarina because it really is a nice hotel in every aspect.
- Also Known As:
- Rocamarina Cala d Or
- Rocamarina Hotel Cala d Or
- Hotel Rocamarina Cala D'Or, Majorca