We stayed here for a week in June 2014. We arrived after 10pm so the restaurant was closed, but Reception had “lunch bags” with juice, water, fruit, pastries and water in. We checked in and were taken to our room via a golf buggy.
The room was clean and we had the bonus of a sea view, but it was quite basic. The TV was terrible and the only English speaking channel was the news one, which wasn’t great for us travelling with two young children (two and a half / just one).
The next morning we got up and made our way to breakfast. This is where we found a problem - as we were travelling with a tandem pram. We got a lift down to the ground floor, and then had to carry the pram with both children in, down two small flights of stairs. Following that, we had to walk down a very steep hill before we got to the main reception / restaurant area – meaning every journey back to the room was up a steep hill and meant lifting the pram back up the two flights of stairs. We did consider asking to change rooms, but having looked at the other room blocks, all were either up or down some sort of stairs.
The restaurant was clean, well presented and the staff was really friendly and helpful. There is a good choice of food for each meal, but the evening choice doesn’t change much throughout your stay. If you like seafood then you’ll be fine, again travelling with two young children it wasn’t easy. Our eldest lived off chips for a week. There is a snack hut on the way to the beach that serves purely pizza and hot dogs, but there isn’t anything else in the way of snacks throughout the day. For anyone travelling with babies, they will provide jars of baby food if you ask. There is also a microwave which you can use to warm up your own. If you're going out for the day you can book lunch packs at reception the day before.
The pool area is lovely and the view over the sea is what makes the hotel. You will need to get there early to get a decent sun bed. People leave their towels and reserve spaces as early as 8.00am. You can make your way to the beach by walking down a very steep hill. Again the beach is lovely and there is a toilet and shower on the path down to it. There isn’t anywhere to buy drinks / snacks whilst you are down there so take them with you or it means walking back up to the hotel. Also, the sunbeds on the beach don’t belong to the hotel, so these will cost you.
Night entertainment is ok. Our children loved the mini disco which was on for 30 minutes each night – I can’t comment on the kids club as this isn’t something we used. For the adult entertainment, you will find that one night it is a professional act hired in, and the next night it is the hotel staff putting on a show. Other than the mini disco there isn’t anything in the hotel / nearby outside to keep young children occupied.
That’s my view of the hotel generally.
Personally, it was way too far out for us. We wanted somewhere where we could walk out at night and have a meal (eating breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same restaurant for seven days can get a little tiresome).
Santa Eulalia is a good 15 minute drive away. The hotel offer two complimentary trips down there each day, apart from on a Sunday (you have to book the day before). The last coach back is 1900 (which is too early if you would look to have dinner etc). A taxi is around 15 euros each way (if you’re travelling with children beware – some taxis will not take you if they don’t have the correct car seats with the new laws that have been brought in). Also, the coach collects you from the “bus stop” outside the sister hotel (which reception failed to tell us so we missed the first one).
The hippy market is definitely worth a trip to. Again, the hotel offers a paid coach trip to this, which is free on a Saturday.
We also booked the sunset cruise trip via our rep, which was brilliant and I would definitely recommend it.
There are daily ferry rides you can book from the beach, but these are not cheap and work out at around 30 euro pp.
Finally - the pirate ship, adult only area and indoor pool all belong to the sister hotel next door. This wasn’t a huge problem, but all are a good 5 – 10 minute walk away (not great when travelling back with children who are damp from the pool and you are carrying towels / inflatable’s etc).
All in all, a little over priced and not what we were expecting. There is nothing “wrong” with the hotel, but we won’t be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde located in Es Figueral Beach is well known for its magnificient panoramic bay views. It is awarded with the "Q" of tourist quality and Environment ISO 14001. The hotel has 257 rooms: Double, Premium and Suites equipped with full bathroom, air conditioning, TV satellite, safe, telephone, mini fridge, Wi-Fi and tea & coffee facilities. The ideal Tourist complex Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde has everything thought to detail to make your holidays unforgettable:Two restaurants with international buffet and themed dinners, air conditioning in the main public rooms and ample lounges with TV/ SAT and Internet point, bar, Swimming pool and Solarium. CHildren's playground, 5.000 M2. For Miniclub, Pirate Island and Adventure Zone. Shows and entertainment every night. Games and competitions for children and adults. Free sports and gym. Regular bus service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Invisa Hotel Cala Verde
- Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde Ibiza/Santa Eulalia Del Rio