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“Roca Serena” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Roca Serena Apartments
Ranked #45 of 47 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Roca Serena”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

This year the urbanisation is back to being in good repair.
After the collapse of use as a tour company hotel, the properties have been selling fast.
They are now almost all sold and most have been renovated. Some are rented out long term, some holiday lets, some are holiday homes and some are owner occupied. There are 64 properties in all.
The location is unique, set on the cliff top but only a short walk from one of the nicest beaches on the island. It is also quiet, which Is rare anywhere in Spain as it is now a gated community and safe for children play in the communal grounds.
The swimming pool is a little dated and separately owned, although most owners who rent out their houses have paid a yearly fee, so that their tenants can use it. There are also within the Cala Ferrera district, many other pools which are nicer ( but busier and not with such a great view) and free.
The accomodation is often basic, ( as each house is privately owned they will all be different ), and most have two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Although not perfect, it is a lovely spot for a quiet relaxing break whilst only a walk into the centre of Cala d'Or.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

I have stayed here on occasion, throughout the last four decades.
The bungalows were built in the 1960s, and were once patronized by various tour operators, including Ted Langton's/Thomson's 'Skytours', and Cosmos. I have experienced this development as a functioning resort, that included reps, a reception area, a restaurant, and entertainment, throughout the '70s, '80s, '90s and early noughties. Nowadays, a private rental is the only way to holiday here. I found it to be an acceptable resort, offering a peaceful base for a family holiday. The location of Serena is ideal, being on the outskirts of Ferrera, and, (just about), within walking distance of central Cala d'Or. I thought that the bungalows themselves were a little tired and quite basic, but they did offer an unusual alternative to the standard holiday apartment, and at a fraction of the cost of a villa rental. The 'frontline', sea view bungalows have by far the best position on the site.
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There was a huge dispute about aspects of the land. I saw properties sold reluctantly, and the tour operators pulled out. From 2008 to 2010, I saw parts of the resort fall into dereliction; the reception/restaurant area was abandoned, and the pool began to decay.
Although very unusual, (bordering on the impossible) for the Cala d'Or area, I saw evidence of squatting and vandalized property during this period, and the whole development started to fall apart.
As of 2012/13, I have seen the situation improve considerably. Although self evidently remaining unattractive to the standard package tour operators, the site has moved some way back to what it once was, with a pleasant pool area, a refurbished 'restaurant/reception' area, (although without either a reception or a restaurant), and seemingly an all round tidy up.
It is a travesty what happened here, and some of the repercussions are still evident. Even though the place seems to be heading in the right direction, I can not recommend it............ not yet anyway, (2013). It has the feel of a 'make-shift' campsite at present.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2006

the apartments them selves are a bit dated but if you get sea view they are the best they are situated looking over a cliff top you can see for miles.the bar staff and the entertainment manager ray are really nice,we have been there twice hoping to go again soon,one suggestion is to take your cutlery and cups for drinks,the cutlery is old and the cups are very small.but all the same as long as you dont go with the mind its posh then youll be dissappointed.if you have children there is no danger of major roads and it is a nice walk to the nearest town centre.the best entertainment in the center is tropical gardens the drinks are a bit pricy but worth every penny.bye for now laura.

  • Stayed June 2003
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Roca Serena Apartments

Property: Roca Serena Apartments
Address: Cl Morras 46, 07660 Cala d'Or, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala d'Or
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #45 of 47 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Hotel Class:1 star — Roca Serena Apartments 1*
Number of rooms: 64
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Roca Serena Apartments Cala D'Or, Majorca

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