Booked weekend break here with my boyfriend after spotting excellent deal on expedia (£30pppn all inclusive) We hired a car from the airport and hotel was easy to find after a 45 minute drive.
On arrival very good impressions large lobby area, and check in quick and simple. Was a short walk to our room, we were in block 49, although we are both young fit and healthy, might be a pain with a buggy, but saying that would prefer to be a little further away as could imagine there would be a fair amount of noise during high season (especially in the suite rooms which appeared to be over the snack bar area)
Room was ok, had small burn holes in top cover on bed and ceiling tile had been discloged and wouldn't close but overall clean and pleasant, although very sparse, just twin beds tv and 4 small table type chairs. Empty fridge and a microwave? Shower was very good and powerful, nice touch they provided showergel etc.
The food was ok, the friday and staurday night was very busy at dinner and breakfast but by sunday was very empty, selection of food was ok for a weekend but wouldn't want to eat there for too much longer than that. The coffee and cake served in snack bar late afternoon seemed pointless, it was 1 tray of cake (if there was any left) and 1 tray of ham, 1 of cheese a basket of bread and a toaster (that was very slow), although the staff in the snack bar area would make you a decent cup of coffee (the machine coffee wasn't up to much)
we didn't experience too many queues for drinks at either the lobby bar, snack bar or disco area. The disco area was very dark and a bit cold (the weather wasn't great and the only doors in were left wide open) although they carried on serving drinks until 1am and music was up to date.
Lovely little beach area with some rocks you can walk around, pools looked ok but can imagine would be heaving in the summer and not enough space to splash about, no slides for kids.
One gripe was went to reception to borrow some pool towels, and was told had to leave 10e deposit for each towel, I had no cash on me as not long arrived they wouldn't charge the deposit to my room (even though they had taken my credit card details) and as i didn't have cash they wouldn't give me a towel which annoyed me a little, as not everyone would have cash in pocket at an all inclusive hotel?
Overall ok as a base for exploring the island although is a little way from anywhere we did look for the way to walk to next town along but couldn't find it, wouldn't want to of spent any longer than 3 nights there though
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Congratulations, you have just found the Official Friendship Creator for your children: the hotel IBEROSTAR Club Cala Barca. They will play and make inseparable friends here during their stay. And best of all? You will enjoy some free time while they have amazing experiences. Discover more reasons to choose our family hotel, just one minute’s walk from the beach and designed totally with children in mind. Fun for your children. Whatever their age, they will have a great time in the Miniclub, Maxiclub and Teenclub. Painting workshops, water games, handicrafts, minidisco…. They’re guaranteed to make friends! There are also dozens of shows for the whole family to enjoy, like musicals, magic shows and live music. The most comprehensive All Inclusive. This family hotel is so big and has so many facilities and restaurants that you’ll feel like you are in a small summer holiday village. Can you smell it? There is Mexican, Italian, Spanish and international cuisine. There are even food trucks and ice cream stands! And, of course, Mallorca’s most typical dishes. A thousand and one sports. At this All Inclusive hotel, you can take tennis and diving classes. You can also take part in dozens of other sporting activities such as hiking, Pilates, swimming, Zumba and archery. Holidays are the best time to do what you enjoy most! Ready, steady…, dive in! We have 8 swimming pools for all ages and a fun pool in which youngsters can enjoy a world of adventures. They can invade the castle, hide in the tunnels, slide down the water chutes or drench themselves under the big waterfall. Take a break. Try a massage with aromatherapy oils containing natural plant extracts in the SPA Sensations or enjoy a dip in the whirlpool bath with your partner while your children enjoy their activities. Just what you need! Idyllic beaches. Not only are you right on the sea front in Porto Petro, but you can also find other coves nearby in the Mondrago Natural Park. The green of the pine groves contrasting with the turquoise sea and the golden sands are sure to amaze you. Pure nature. There’s no better place than the Mondrago Natural Park to pack your rucksack and go on an excursion with your children. The kids will have the time of their lives watching the birds or seeing the waves crash against the cliffs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Club Cala Barca Hotel Cala Mondrago
- Iberostar Cala Barca
- Iberostar Cala Mondrago
- Club Cala Barca