31 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great time had by all!!
"Stayed from the 15th August to the 25th August and had a fab time, the entertainment was one of the best I have experienced on a family holiday, the kids loved it, there was plenty going on, the food was excellent and couldnt fault it, the resort itself could do with some TLC but other than that had a brilliant time and would definitely book to go again, it is very remote but that suits me and everything you needed was on site. The trip to the hippy market on a wednesday is worth an afternoon out if you can drag yourself away."
- Travel date: 2nd September 2011
Lovely time was had by all...
"We were looking for a bargain holiday abroad with our two children, and Cala Llenya Apartments provided just that. The sun shone, the children had fun, the apartment was clean and functional, the food was varied and tasty and the staff tried hard to accommodate all the guests with the entertainment and requests as much as they could. Location is a little remote, so a bus is needed for a lively day out in Santa Eulalia or Es Cana, which leaves outside the hotel. Perfect though if all you want is to relax by the pool or wander down to the beach each and every day. The beach, a 15 minute walk, is clean and the water is clear as tap water. The water is fairly warm. It's a very pretty and popular little cove. There is little respite from the harsh summer sun aside from the parasols provided with the beds. There is a charge for the beds and they fill up relatively quickly in the morning. The entertainment staff do their level best to keep guests happy. They provide children with football, darts, table tennis, water polo, skittle games etc during the day and in the eveing put on discos, shows and the hotel often have external acts in for the evening. The food is tasty. It's never going to win any prizes for haute cuisine, but it's edible and varied. For those who are less adventurous or willing to try odd looking dishes, there is always a chip and chicken nugget on offer. There was always a small queue building at the restaurant for opening. There is pizza restaurant at the bottom of the complex, which does take away pizza. The bar and bar snacks during the day amount to little more than crisps, sandwiches and ice cream pots, but the drinks are freely flowing and the staff are friendly and efficient. It is advisable to use the safety deposit boxes, as there has recently been a spate of burglaries with the thieves using a key to get in. It seems they are after ipods, dslites, phones, cash etc. The hotel have been in contact with the police and there is a security guard to patrol the grounds at night. There are reports of this happening in other resorts in ibiza. Children thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and we felt that they were safe and catered for; they have smiles - then so do we."
- Travel date: 19th July 2010
"I have just returned from a holiday at Ola Club Cala Llenya and I was so pleasantly surprised as the cost was a real bargain for All Inclusive. The apartment was spotless and there was a fridge to store any snacks or bottles of water. The little terrace/patio was great and ground floor was ideal for me and my little girl. The pool area was fantastic and my daughter made many friends here of all nationalities.There were plenty of sunbeds and enough room to enjoy them. The food and drink was plentiful and really good quality and enough choice to please a discerning 4 year old. The afternoon cookies were to die for and only complaint was that my clothes certainly felt a little snug after a week here. The beach was beautiful but for people with disabilities might be a challenge as the only way down appeared to be some steep steps. I used the local buses and they were spotless and punctual and a very cheap way to get around. I am definitely going back and hope to meet up with some of the friends I have made on this holiday"
- Travel date: 16th June 2010
Must have changed the chef!
"We booked this independently, based on the reviews that we had read here and elsewhere. This hotel had once been lovely, and still is, but needs a lot of tlc. A lick of paint, pool tiles replaced and a different demographic catered for. The food was awful. Everything was either swimming in grease or water. Yuck. The only other problem was with the people that we shared the week with, who were aggressive and violent, especially to their children. This we found very upsetting. I guess we were very unlucky. Other than that, the accomodation was fine, the gardens lovely, the ents staff the best that ludicrously overstretched human beings can be, (without even a first aid box in the "miniclub"). But our children had a fantastic time, because they don't care about such things."
- Travel date: 12th August 2009
My family and i have been twice and they...
"My family and i have been twice and they went again this year great entertainment great for children n teens fun friendly n so amazingly near by a stunning beach!loved it the food n drink was great too and the price is right :D"
- Travel date: 16th September 2008
Firstly, I am quite a holiday snob....Ca...
"Firstly, I am quite a holiday snob....Can't help it, I just am! So be assured that not only do I have quite high standards, I will also be very HONEST! Probably doesn't help that I once worked in a hotel! Very rarely to I stay at anything below a 4 star....that all said...... My hubby and I have travelled to the Santa Eulalia region 3 times before, and have always stayed in the main resort. I had read the reviews about this hotel being quite out of the way, and it is, there is no denying this, although we didn't venture anywhere as the whole point of this break was to do nothing! We arrived at silly o'clock in the morning at the hotel. Check in was quick, effecient and very polite. The night auditor even physically took us to our room as it was dark! ROOM: The room itself was up several flights of stairs (I notice someone did moan about the stairs, but quite frankly, if you can't walk up some blinking stairs then you need to look at your fitness levels!!).....Let's face it, once the case is up there, its there for a week or two! The room was spotlessly clean and I would imagine had been decorated ready for this new season. We had a seperate double bedroom (with huge wardrobe), small kitchenette (and we were on all inclusive!), lovely bathroom, good size balcony and twin beds in the another part of the room. Sadly, there was no window in the "master" double, which mean it was really dark, all the time, but lets face it, how long do you really spend in there!? I have to say, it would have been nice to have a bottle of water in the room for arrival, as the bar etc was long closed and we couldn't get a drink of water anywhere...(Although if we had asked, we may well have been given something). LOCATION/AREA In the morning we were able to have a proper look about. The exterior of some of the complex could do with a little lick of paint and some TLC...nothing major. The gardens are lovely, and the whole complex feels really spaced out and not all cramped and on top of one another. We were in the B block, but there were loads of little 1 storey appartments all dotted about. The hotel itself is in quite a residential area, almost hard to tell where this started and where it stopped. Little local shop just couple of mins walk away. The beach was in walking distance, but not for the faint hearted, although it did look a beautiful cove (we are not beach people!). Couple of restaurants dotted about outside the complex, which looked nice and we were told by another family were very resonable and tasty. FOOD/DRINK: Breakfast was great, the choice was brilliant...especially when you think of the money being paid and the star rating of hotel. What I also thought was great was the meal times. How many times have I had to wake myself before I am ready to get to breakfast?! This hotel ran from 8 to 10, which was perfect. Lunch was 1-2.30 and dinner was 7-9. All the meals were great, there was only one night where we couldn't really find something to our taste, but that was down to personal taste (we dont really like fish). Although, this was the night they put rabbit on the menu...which would have been fine, but there were lots of children at this hotel and I can't imagine how much therepy they will need after learning that "floppy the bunny" was on the menu!!!!! I have to say I was very pleased to see that they didn't serve ruddy chips every day!!! If you want chips and sausages every day, STAY IN ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it was so nice to see veggies every day! I often come back needing some vitamins, but there was always something green available. They had some of the best blue cheese I have ever had on the cheese counter!!!!! Also great salad bar selection both lunch and dinner every day. Ice cream was available for kids all day and at meals the adults got a look in with it! The hazlenut flavour was fab!!! From about 10am they start serving cakes, pastries, sandwiches, fruit and crisps at the pool bar!!!! All you can eat crisps, I thought I had gone to heaven!!!!! The all inclusive drinks stopped at 11pm, but to be honest, this is a family hotel really, so there was very few still about at this time of night. The bar does remain open, but you then have to pay for drinks...I think we outstayed our welcome one night, as the staff closed up at about 1am!!!! And you can certainly get your fill through out the day. POOL AREA The pool area is a real winner at this hotel. The pool itself is a great size, shape and even heated!!! They have a life guard during the day, which I think is a great idea, although does rather encourage those less attentive parents to look away more! The life guard himself was great, even down to teaching some of the kids to swim and getting in the pool with them for a splash about and game of water footie! The childrens pool is a good distance away from the "adult" pool and a great size too, complete with loads of its own sunbeds and room for all the family. Loads of sunbeds and no need to get up at dawn to reserve around the "adult" pool too, and more were brought out as the week went on. ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment is sadly another story.....I imagine that the four youngsters who ran the club were great with kids, I can't comment, we did not travel with any, but in my view they were too young to be solely in charge of this complex. We had two external entertainments whilst there, one was brilliant (african footprint), one was not so great (some guitar playing quintet). The in-house entertainment crew put on a couple of shows, and to be honest, they would have been better to just stick some music on to dance too! They mimed their way through a painful re-inactment of Greece, then one night (football was on) gave the hotel guests the choice of entertainment, as they hadn't planned anything!!!!!! (Music quizz won!) The kids disco must drive ALL the staff insane by the end of the season, as its the same4 songs over and over and over again! I have to say though, again, this entertainment was no worse though than that 5 star last year (cor bet you are dying to know which hotel that was!).... There was only one bar open while we were there, the pool bar, but they did open the lower bar for a day when the rain was biblical!!!!! I dont know, but maybe they open both in the peak season... STAFF: All the staff are really friendly and very helpful, much better than last years 5star! Anyway, I have turned into one of those rambling reviews... Long and short...Go to this hotel with an open mind and remember what you are paying and the star rating and you will be pleasantly surprised. I would definately go back here for a little get away again, with or without children.... "
- Travel date: 28th May 2008
Really enjoyed this holiday. Every year...
"Really enjoyed this holiday. Every year, the kids (now 10 & 13) rave about how the holiday we've just been on is the 'best ever,' but this is the only one they've said they want to go back to! When we arrived, we were given a basic snack which saw us through until dinner in the evening. An initial hiccup was that the room we were provided with wasn't what I booked. I was expecting a 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen/fridge etc as shown on the website and detailed on my confirmation documents, but we were put in a flat with one bedroom, a bathroom and two sofa beds. There was nothing wrong with the room in itself, but as that wasn't what I had booked, I explained at reception and the next day the manager moved us to the expected apartment - great. The complex was like a small village, with lovely gardens and well maintained communal areas. There was plenty for the kids to do; once they had both made friends we hardly ever saw them. About 80% of the guests seemed to be Irish, with a smattering of English, German etc Plenty for everyone to do... football for the kids and adults, Aqua-aerobics, water polo, table tennis, pool and many more organised games throughout the day if you wanted to take part. There was even a free diving lesson in the pool for anyone who fancied it - my hubby really enjoyed that, so much so that he booked to go on the half day session at the beach later in the week. Evening entertainment was fine, usually put on by the in-house kids reps. There could have been a few more external acts, but hey - everyone expects a few cheesy musical presentations on a family holiday! The food was varied and always cooked to perfection. There were more fish dishes than on any of the other AI holidays we've been on, and I have to say they were all delicious. The complex is about a mile and half outside Es Cana - quite isolated really - but we hired a car for the week from the airport, so were able to get out and about if we wanted. My only minor gripe would have to be that the pool itself was a little on the small side. On other AI holidays we've been spoilt with huge free-form pools and I have to admit to being a little disappointed when we arrived - after a day or so, you just forget about it, any pool is great for a swim in the hot weather! I have one major complaint and that is the security on the complex. Anyone from outside can walk into the hotel and grounds completely unmonitored. One day there was a Spanish chap taking photos of the boys while they played football. A couple of the guys moved him on - but I think it's an issue that they need to address in the future. All in all, a brilliant holiday and would highly recommend it to families with younger children. Your older teenagers may get a bit bored."
- Travel date: 16th November 2007
Fantastic place, we are heading out for ...
"Fantastic place, we are heading out for the fourth time. We have 2 kids, boy 13 and girl 10 and they beg to go back each year. Entertainment is good, food good but you get sick of it after 14 days (usually 'cos you eat too much). We brought relatives with us this year, and they said the best holiday they've had and now their kids, girls aged 16 and 11 are demanding them to go back too. So there's nothing else for it but to head back again this summer. We will be taking another relative with son aged 7. Plenty to do for kids (sports wise). Beach is 5-10 min walk. Isolated from other resorts, but for lazy holiday for the parents (as the kids are entertained or entertain themselves) this is the place. To go shopping you can get bus into Santa Eulalia, or taxi's (about â¬12) each way. Each to their own, but I think its fantastic value for families. Not suitable for clubbers or younger couples. Staff are great and forever cleaning sun loungers, chairs/tables, etc. "
- Travel date: 26th September 2007
Primarily a family complex but my husban...
"Primarily a family complex but my husband and I joined friends there, he is slightly disabled and this was a concern but the hotel manager and his staff did everything they could to make our stay go smoothly. As it was an internet booking we did not know what sort of room we would get but when we got there they were only too delighted to get us a room with roll in shower and ramps for the wheelchair. The hotel was very clean and the food on the buffet very varied, drinks from the bar unlimited. The entertainment was not brilliant but fun. Unfortunately we could not access the beach but the fit among us did, steep steps and rough ground but a nice beach. A good place for a family holiday ."
- Travel date: 20th September 2007
We spent 9 days at Club Cala Llenya and ...
"We spent 9 days at Club Cala Llenya and had a fabulous time. The apartments were clean, the restaurant offered a wide choice of food, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the entertainment for both children and adults was brilliant. The pool and bar area are lovely and the complex itself is set in a lovely location which is perfect for families. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are going to return next year with another family that we met and became friends with. 9 days wasn't long enough and we were sorry to have to leave, so we've decided to go for 14 days next year and can't wait to return."
- Travel date: 6th September 2007
Best holiday I have had in years.....I w...
"Best holiday I have had in years.....I went with my partner and two children aged 8 and 2, and we have no complaints at all. The apartment was spacious and cleaned every day, fresh towels and beds made. Air conditioned which could be turned off if needed and although we were all inclusive we had a kitchen area which was a bonus. The whole complex was lovely and tidy and 2 supermarkets on our doorstep, and a pizza restaurant. Small walk to the beach down some steps but worth it, in a small cove it was also clean and great for the kids. So much to do for the kids, the hotel run its own kids club which was excellent and also they did many games for the adults too. There was evening entertainment every night. The pool was just the right size, and the kidâs pool was great for my 4 year old, and there were plenty off sun beds in the shade and no fighting for them either which was a surprise! Lots of nationalities there, English, Irish, German and Spanish but all friendly and willing to join in all the entertainment! The food was amazing, the hotel catered for everyone, there was always chips for the kids and a massive variety every day, and the staff were great too. Will definitely go back and recommend this hotel to anyone. "
- Travel date: 4th September 2007
A fantastic complex for families,couples...
"A fantastic complex for families,couples; might be a bit remote for singles. Excellent accommodation with air conditioning; superb choice and variety of food and the entertainment was best of all.Three cheers for Trudy,Samuel,Kim,Elvira and Audry-their own shows were far better than the shows brought in. We travelled with our two sons aged 5 and eight. Great pool scene especially the shallow end which was great for our younger son who is not great at swimming yet. Everyone we met was very impressed and we heard no complaints from any of the other guests. A lot of Germans,Dutch,English and Irish. We go on three all-inclusive holidays a year;this is the only place we have been to twice and will definitely return regularly instead of trying different places which is our habit. Beautiful landscaped gardens and chalets; very friendly and helpful staff with excellent English. One side of the pool with plenty of shade and sunny on the other three sides. Lovely beach nearby but has a lot of steps down to it. Lots of pathways through the surrounding forests for walking. Bus service three times daily from outside the complex; supermarket and a few good restaurants within easy walking distance. "
- Travel date: 4th September 2007
Top traveller tips for COOEE Cala Llenya Resort
"The beach is world class."
"If you want to see the island you would need to hire a car."
"Definitely worth a visit"
"Would definitely return for another relaxing holiday for the family."
COOEE Cala Llenya Resort is also called
- Ola Club Cala Llenya Apartments
- ola hotel cala llenya
- ola club cala llenya