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Inturotel Cala Esmeralda - Adults Only
Ranked #2 of 46 Hotels in Cala d'Or
Certificate of Excellence
Hexham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Nice but ....”
Reviewed 7 August 2010

..... disappointed.

There can't be many 4 star hotels where you cannot get a drink in the hotel, or by the hotel pool between 10 am and 4 pm. Whilst there is the option of the "Snack bar" at the pool over the road, overlooking the beach, it is approximately a 100 yd walk which isn't really convienient. Some of the bar staff at the "Snack Bar" and at the "Hotel Bar" are a little bit on the grumpy side - which was disappointing but during the breakfast and dinner service they were more amenable. The food however, was excellent, with good choice and the gala dinner is definitely worth attending.

The rooms need updating although they were cleaned everyday and everything worked fine. We didn't request a room with a view but would recommend anyone visiting this hotel to do so.

There was little in the way of entertainment at the hotel. Cala D'Or is a short walk though and the Marina is without doubt the best place to go for drinks and a nice meal especially if you fancy a change to the restaurant.

Overall, nice but disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

We have just arrived back from a very enjoyable holiday, and would recommend this hotel to anyone who enjoys a quiet hotel in a beautiful location.
We travelled with our own teenage children aged 13 and 16, my parents, sister and brother in law and their children, aged 4 and 10.
After an hour and a half transfer, we arrived to find our rooms ready, and 2 of the 4 rooms had the sea view we had requested. The pool view rooms were better for anyone who prefers sun on the balcony in the evening and were never noisy even though they overlooked the pool and bar area. The initial reaction to the rooms was that they were clean but basic, The TV was very small and the rooms looked more like you would find in a 3* hotel. This did not spoil the holiday, as we spent very little time in the rooms.
The food was very good, with plenty of selection at both breakfast and lunch, and as the restaurant was not too busy the service was excellent.
We tended to use the pool at the rear of the hotel. It was rare for there to be more than 6 people in the pool but the usual sunbed reservers made it difficult to get a sunbed when required. If the sunbeds were all reserved, you could usually find a spot on the grassed area. There were no rowdy teenagers- just the odd Child who continually somersaulted into the pool without a care for those getting splashed around him. The hotel was not ideal for children wanting to make friends or expecting entertainment. There was no Kids club or organised entertainment, but that suited us just fine. Our 4 children were more than happy creating their own entertainment doing handstands in the pool, retriving coins off the pool floor and learning how to dive.
The pool across the road had stunning views over the sea, and the beach was safe and clean.
It was a lovely walk to Cala D'Or, taking about 10 minutes. There was a fair selection of shops and restaurants about 5 minutes away- take the shortcut through the gate up the hotel drive. We didn't find this out until the 3rd day!
The only downside to the location was the lack of reliable public transport. The mini train happily took our money for a return journey to the marina. No problems getting there, but the trains only run hourly, and the train was too full to get back so we had to walk. Same problem with getting to the local market- the bus was too full to get on so it cost 16 euros for a taxi.
All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. We all enjoyed it and would definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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oldham, manchester
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

We have just stayed at the Cala Esmerelda hotel for 2 weeks. We had a fantastic time. The rooms are adequate, basic, but clean and comfortable. The location is ideal, the front pool is great, looking out over the cove with easy access to the beach and with a platform for jumping into the sea. The noddy train runs from outside the hotel, for a small fee, to cala dor and the marina which is beautiful. The catamaran also goes from the cove to numerous coves along the coast which is a good trip out. The hotel is 10 minutes walk from the centre of Cala Dor which has numerous bars cafes and shops. The food at the hotel was superb, we didn't get fed up even after 14 days. There was a good selection every night. The best thing about this hotel was the staff, they were absolutely brilliant. Nothing was to much trouble for the reception staff. The chambermaids were friendly and helpful. And best of all, the restaurant staff made our 4 year olds day every day, they were so friendly towards him.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

Have just returned from a week's stay at the Cala Esmeralda and am happy to report that my husband and I had a wonderful time. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the food delicious and the location superb. We did not have a sea view but as we only booked the week before departure, this was hardly surprising. The hotel is just over the road from a superb beach and hotel pool and sun-bathing areas. We opted to stay near to the pool at the side of the hotel as it has a shady grassy area and was very quiet and peaceful. We have stayed at Thomson Gold Hotels in the past but much preferred this one as there was a good mix of ages and nationalities. There was entertainment every night but one and this was a mix of keyboard players, singers and flamenco dancers. Bars, restaurants and shops are a 10 min walk away and other beaches are within walking distance. We went on the Star Fish boat trip and this was very enjoyable and also to the "Come Fly with Me" show near to Palma, which we would thoroughly recommend, although if you have children they would probably prefer to see the pirates show. We would definitely like to stay at this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2010

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in, service was wonderful, staff were very pleasant and always smiling. Hotel is spotless, rooms are fine, beds a bit on the firm side, but the views and scenery are magnificent.
Beautiful coastline would definitely return, had a fantastic time. loved it !!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

Have just got back from having 10 wonderful days at Cala Esmeralda, i was travelling to celebrate my 40th birthday and can't think of a better place to have stayed, myself and my party were looking for a chilled out holiday rather than a rowdy one with lovely scenery and that's exactly what awaited us. I can't fault the hotel really, the food was lovely and varied, the service was fantastic all the staff were dedicated and friendly, if you are staying in this hotel it would be worth enquiring for a sea view, we had a view overlooking the pool and out to sea to die for, i'm not usually one to hang around the hotel at night but sitting on the balcony listening to the sea with a glass of bubbly was lovely. In my opinion Esmeralda beach is by far the prettiest it has a natural beauty, it's a little small but comfortable and is the only beach that i've been happy to lay my towel on instead of hiring a sunbed due to it's cleanliness, in fact...The whole resort is spotless!
I would definately recommend this hotel and resort, it's a peace haven, there are busier bars and a few clubs but we kept it low key and stayed in the hotel area most of the time due to it's sheer beauty...Will definately be returning without a doubt!

  • Stayed June 2010
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West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2010

Had a great week, very relaxing, no need to go anywhere else, nice stroll to the bars etc in the evening, sea view from room was excellent, cant fault it, but dont hang a flag from the balcony (england were playing!) they made us take it down.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Inturotel Cala Esmeralda - Adults Only
Address: Carrer Cala Esmeralda, 8 | Urbanizacion Cala Esmeralda, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cala d'Or
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cala d'Or
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cala d'Or
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Inturotel Cala Esmeralda - Adults Only 4*
Number of rooms: 172
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern and comfortable "adults only" Hotel surrounded by Mediterranean gardens in front of the beautiful beach of Cala Esmeralda. It is located a short distance away from the centre of Cala d'Or, Mallorca's beautiful East-coast resort distinguished by its Ibiza style architecture.The Hotel offers 152 rooms facing the sea or beautiful gardens. Between the facilities the hotel features 24 hours reception, free Wifi in lobby, buffet style restaurant, lounge bar, snack bar, freshwater outdoor pool and a second one with lagoon-style with an impressive beachfront setting, both surrounded by spacious sun terraces. A hard tennis court, a playground and a conference room are also available. Daily doctor's visit ... more   less 
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