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Apartamentos Cala d'Or Playa
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Me and my wife stayed recently for a week with our 16 month old child and overall its good if your looking for a family break.
the standard rooms are now looking very dated and in need of updating but I didn't view any upgraded rooms so cannot comment on them. our first night was ruined by an irish couple fighting and when I went to see what was happening there was blood all down the hotel passage which I must admit was cleaned up quickly by the hotel, the fight finally ended at 3am with the local police and garda civil attending but that meant an hour of police radios echoeing down the corridors. we originally were put in room 002 which together with 001 are terrible rooms that have the feel of staying in a bunker. these should really be used for storage rooms as we had the lights on constantly due to it being so dark. we requested to move room which was completed in 48 hours and having sunlight on our balcony completely changed our moods and made it a better holiday for the other 5 nights. If your self catering then you can save a fortune on spending money by using the Suma Supermarket which can be found by coming out of reception and walking for several minutes and you will find it on your right hand side. In the morning you can get filled baguettes and a drink for 2euros or crossiants and drink for 1.80euros which is the best value in the resort. For the kids you can buy a box of three chocolate ice creams for 1.88euros [keep them in your freezer] which are on sale in the hotel and local shops for 3euro each. fruit and veg is so cheap to buy there aswell as making up your own sandwiches and baguettes.
I advise people to avoid most of the spars which are only there for the purpose of tourists to get overcharged and in particular avoid the spar at the top of the nearest beach [cala gran] as I pointed out to the manager [louda] that they were selling sandwiches that were six days out of date to which see replied "they are okay for the tourist", I was amazed by that response.
Most local bars were charging 2.5euros for a large beer which seems standard [3.5 euros in hotel]. The small park and water works are a good source of entertainment for the young ones during the day but we found the evening entertainment to be very poor and boring. The kids disco consisted of the same music cd [which they push you to buy] being played everynight, other nights consisted of bingo being played between half a dozen people and some very boring dancing on other nights, they should really try to invest in something for people to come and watch and they would get lots more people staying in the hotel and watching instead of venturing out looking for their own entertainment. Be careful eating in the centre where they are all bustling for your custom as we ate there and had a very poor excuse for fillet steak [horse].
Dining at the marina is highly recommended and we ended up eating there each evening at the end of our stay. The food is of a much higher standard and theres about a dozen different places to choose from. Check out the set menus which vary around 11 to 17 euros for a good satisfying three course meal.
We were also very lucky with the weather which in mid October was very pleasing.

Room Tip: Avoid the bunker rooms 001 & 002 as they are so dark and have views of a brick wall
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Just got home today from Apartamentos Cala d'Or Playa, which I basically enjoyed.
However, last-night (Weds. 23rd October 2013), the Champions League football match (shown on Skye) & which had been advertised around the Hotel for a few days as being the Manchester United match was to be shown in the bar area.
Several English football fans attended the advertised entertainment for the kick-off, only to be told by the bar staff that the (Spanish) Real Madrid match was being shown and there was nothing they could do about it.
The match was in fact commentated on in English, and throughout the match the "red button" facility was displayed with the choice of watching any of the 8 Champions League matches being played at that time, one of which was the Man Utd game. I'm not a Man. Utd supporter in any shape or form, but I feel that this was an example of how English / British tourists are really treated here.
Also, the rooms were noisy between 8 & 10 in the morning with furniture being dragged about, above below & next door. I presume from the cleaners, who clean very well, but no good if you are on holiday & like a lay in.
The apartment was clean & well equipped for self sufficiency, with air con., good t.v channel choices, a good sized balcony and overall it's a friendly place to stay.
But after last nights' treatment where local bar staff put themselves before paying customers ????
All I can say is that there are many good, clean looking competitive hotels in the very small location that Cala d'or is.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank Hugh L
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Booked these apartments based on previous good reviews but was a little apprehensive from reading some of the negative ones. Have to say can see why some would fault the place but for my young family the apartments were great.

We had a room on the top floor of block B on the opposite side to all entertainment and pool. Therefore we heard little noise except the noise of one particular arguing family. The room was a good size but in need of an update yet that didn't bother us too much because it was exceptionally cleaned.

My 2yr old son loved the water and kids play areas by the pool. The entertainment team did a good job involving kids of all ages and didn't overly bug people to take part. The mini disco although repetative for adults was great for the young ones.

My one big fault of the hotel was that we stayed B&B and the options each morning were limited.

The resort itself was again perfect for young families and I would recommend those bored of standard menus in main hub head down to the marina for dinner.

Room Tip: Email hotel direct and request block B and high floor.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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7  Thank MattTripper
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stayed 13-20th of october with my wife and my son and his wife apartments were 311 and 310 of which 311 was more peaceful due to its location.These apartments are very clean and well situated for supermarkets ,shops ,restaurants and nightlife.Staff very pleasant and helpful,we would stay again.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We spent a week at the Cala D'or Playa Apartments and found them to be perfect for our needs. The complex is probably geared more towards families with plenty of kids activities and play areas. However we still enjoyed it as a couple. Our one bedroom standard apartment was well maintained and equipped and cleaned every second day. You can borrow an iron and any extras (like an adaptor) at reception. It would be handy if safes were in the room rather than by reception as this means extra trips to get your valuables. The reception staff are very helpful and friendly. The location is great as it's a short walk to a good supermarket, beaches, the centre of Cala D'Or and about 20 mins walk to the marina.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Arch_ie161
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

My friend and I have just spent two wonderful weeks in these apartments and can say that this is our 3rd time there and the best .Rooms have been updated and are spotless, room maids very helpful and very thorough. Reception staff go out of their way to help you and nothing is too much trouble we will be back next year

Room Tip: rooms away from pool are quieter
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4  Thank greenmagpie
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

A simple week for just me and the wife in these apartments. They are quite basic and the only thing less than average was the sofa, very firm and not designed to slump into for a relax.

The apartment was VERY clean, met all our needs and the actuakl location is very good for proximaty to both the beach and the nightlife. No noise at night, Bliss! We self catered all week as we like to eat out and about, we also hired a car for the week to explore the area.

The pool is perfect for families with small kids an we found it easy to get our sun beds (Oct 5-12 so quieter)

Room Tip: room 204 over looks the pool and gets all the sun all day long!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Apartamentos Cala d'Or Playa

Address: Avenida Punta Grossa 1, 07660 Cala d'Or, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala d'Or
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Cala d'Or
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cala d'Or
#16 Romantic Hotel in Cala d'Or
Price Range: £42 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Cala d'Or Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cala d'Or Playa Aparthotel is in a quiet residential area in Cala d'Or. It is located between Cala Gran beach and Cala Esmeralda beach (both are around 350 metres from the Aparthotel), and is only a few minutes' walk to the central shopping area.Ideal for families with children, it has areas specially designed for kids, as well as entertainment for children and special events.The apartments are spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. You will be able to relax on your terrace or balcony overlooking the pool or the gardens, making your holiday unforgettable.The Aparthotel has 116 apartments, 32 of which have been totally renewed in 2013. It has 2 blocks, with 4 and 3 floors respectively; both buildings have lifts. Surrounded by gardens, it has a large swimming-pool with a playground for children, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a water SPLASH PARK.The Aparthotel has 116 apartments, all of them are spacious, comfortable and the decoration is of Mediterranean style. All the apartments are 35 m2 with a terrace or balcony (15 m2). They are for a maximum of four people, and there is enough space to put a cot in the bedroom. Unfortunately, we do not have apartments with two bedrooms. We have 3 types of apartments, depending on the location in the complex and the booked facilities. - STANDARD APARTMENTS: One double-bedroom (two 190 cm x 90 cm beds), one fully furnished bathroom with a bathtub, lounge with two sofa-beds, a terrace or balcony, and a kitchenette with a fridge, two electric cooking rings, microwave, electric coffee-machine, kettle, toaster and basic cooking utensils. Tv with international channels, telephone and hair-dryer. Air Conditioning. Clear views. - PLUS APARTMENTS: High-Standard. Totally renewed at the beginning of 2013. They have one double-bedroom (two 190 cm x 90 cm beds), one fully furnished bathroom with a shower, lounge with two sofa-beds, a terrace or balcony, and a kitchenette with a fridge, 2 electric cooking rings, microwave, electric coffee-machine, kettle, toaster and basic cooking utensils. 32" Led-Tv with international channels, telephone and hair-dryer. Air Conditioning. Open views. ... more   less 
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Apartamentos Cala d`Or Playa Hotel Cala d`Or
Playa Apartments Cala d Or
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Apartamentos Cala D'Or Playa Majorca

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