We arrived at 11.30 on the day the hotel opened 3.3.12. Even thought there were signs up saying check in from 3 we were immediately given our bands and keys and allowed to go through. Tthe staff were very welcoming and friendly. The hotel is not very near anything else Cala D'Or and another town are about a £10 taxi ride or 20 minute walk away. It is in a beautiful location and surrounded by the local forest. We went with our 2 kids 14 and 13 and my Mum and Dad 65. We wanted a break for a week my eldest has had exams and we just needed a re-coup for a week. We were lucky with the weather it was lovely every day but the pools were cold i mean REALLY cold. The kids did get in and so did we at times but i didnt stay in there long to be honest.
The staff were all wonderful on receiption that i spoke to and they all speak several languages. The only problem was that when lots of people were checking in there didnt seem to be enough staff and they worked really hard to get everyone through but there could have done with being a couple more people.
Pepe i think is the restaurant manager and all the staff in there are so friendly and helpful and constantly clearing and re-laying and tidying. The food was all lovely every day and every meal. There were soups salads pastas fresh massive whole prawns one day the chefs were cooking whole fillet steak just how you liked it. They cooked squid chicken loads of wonderful fish all different sizes and recipes. For breakfast there was yoghurt fruit ham eggs croissants and pastries cooked food hot chocolate. The big chef made the most wonderful omelettes with whatever you chose as a filling. There was absolutely something for everyone. My son came back one day and said there want anything liked, which got him a thick ear and i filled a plate with all different things and he enjoyed everyone of them. Pizzaria does breakfast 10.30 - 2.00 lunch 2.30 - 4 afternoon tea and cakes until 4.30. The main restaurant does all meals but slightly earlier.
The hotel was fully booked when we left and the restaurant did get busy later as it seems the
Spanish holiday makers eat later it was ok because we went at 7 - 7.30 and never had any problems. There was so much food for everyone. A lot of the clients were Spanish and a few German. Other that 1 rude man got in a sunbed war and lost everyone was very nice. Most of the staff speak a little English but they do appreciate you speaking Spanish and if your learning like me they are very good at helping you and teaching you bits and bobs and that is everyone from reception to Francisco in the bar ( who does laugh at you) but not in a bad way and he does help a lot with words and pronunciation.
If you stayed at the hotel for more than 1 week you would need a car unless you just want to stay at one of the pools. To be fair there is lots to do. They keep the kids well entertainied and seem to do lots of things with them. them there is archery shooting boules yoga in the morning so there is plenty to keep you going. Anyway the food is absolutely lovely the wine beer and drinks are all good not cheap rubbish the staff are wonderful the hotel is very good clean and well maintained. I would say it is a 4 star hotel at 3 star prices. Would definitely go there again and that what we all said. The only thing i forgot is that there are no parasols but there are so many trees if you want to find shade it is not difficult.
The room was lovely and clean and cleaned every day with the bed changed half way through the week. We had room 5277 + Mum had 5278 which was the end of a block over the pizzaria on the top floor and it was fine.
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