31 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
We'll definitely return!!
"Excellent friendly accomodation. The apartments are very clean and comfortable. Lovely pool area, small but with comfortable sunbeds and parasols. Pool bar is very good value and the food is lovely, particularly the burgers :) We visited with our 14 month old daughter and it was perfect for her. She loved the baby pool as it was very shallow and she cud stand without help.
Beware of the spar supermarkets are very expensive, I paid â¬10 for 18 pampers nappies. In the UK I can buy 41 for Â£10!!
Cala bona is lovely resort and very family friendly. We loved Smithys bar/restaurant. Food was great and they're really accomdating to our little one!!"
- Travel date: Fri 14th of June 2013
keep going back love it
"we love it here this year 2013 will be our 4th time our daughters feel safe and now a little older will be able to have some freedom!! cleaned 6 days out of 7 same for the towels helpful staff and the snack bar man augusten great fun. we find it a very relaxing holiday and have recommended to friends who have gone and loved it too
- Travel date: Thu 7th of March 2013
excellent apartments in nice location.
"just returned 2nd august, from another wonderful stay at these apartments.If you want a hassle free place to stay, then you will not go wrong at the Bahia Azul! Spotlessly clean, self catering apartments with clean towels every day, and cleaned daily also.The staff are friendly and helpful, and even gave us a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival!
Located just a short walk away from the main front line and beach,and approx 1 hour transfer from the airport.This place gets better every time."
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of August 2012
value for money apartments cala bona
"We have just had a week's holiday staying in bahai azul apartments,(1st to 8th may 2010).I asked for, and was given a ground floor apartment as there are no lifts and the top floor has 84 steps to climb!These are extremely good value for money and are kept scrupulously clean by the friendly staff! We had towels changed daily and sheets twice during the week. WE were pleased there was heating in the room as the weather was absolutely terrible for 5 days of the week, cold, winds and torrential rain!! Altough basic, they are fine for 2 people, the only big draw back are the beds, or LACK of them.You have to push two very narrow settee chairs together, which makes getting in and out of bed a big challenge!We found it easier to put the mattresses on the floor and sleep there.Cooking facilities are ok for light meals and snacks, but i would advise taking a small electric kettle as the kettle on the cooker takes forever.All in all very good value and close to all amenities."
- Travel date: Mon 17th of May 2010
"I stayed here with 3 friends for a relaxing girls holiday. We went on a budget but are apartment was the best i've ever stayed in.
On arrival we checked in quickly and were then taken to our apartment on a golf buggy type thing even tho it was literally 100yds away. Nice touch. Apartment was cleaned and towels changed daily. There was one bedroom with 2 beds then the 2 sofas in the living room made the other 2 beds. Really big and clean and modern.
We were self catering and stayed in an "english" block. Pool was small but served its purpose. Guy who runs the pool bar is brilliant, makes good food all day i.e omelettes, burgers etc. Fab cocktails. By the end of the holiday us and some other guests were all making cocktails with him.
We out for a meal every night. Tried somewhere different everytime. Restaurants on the harbour are good. Paella, fish etc, all good. There is a great bar called Pago which has live music most nights and has a good atmosphere.
Watch the jelly fish, I got stung on my foot whilst paddling in the sea.
Overall a great relaxing holiday with plenty of food and drink. Would definately go again."
- Travel date: Sat 2nd of May 2009
"Had a lovely relaxing week at these apartments. Spacious and very clean we were highly delighted. We didn't find any problems with sunbeds but it was low season and not too many people in the apartments. Pool was very clean and the pool bar run by Augustin was great. He was so friendly and couldn't do enough for you.
Cala Bona is very chilled out with some good restaurants around the harbour and sea front.
I would highly recommend these apartments for a "chilled out" holiday."
- Travel date: Fri 17th of October 2008
Great Relaxing Holiday
"My partner and I stayed for 7 days at the apartments and thought they were ideal for a relaxing and quiet holiday in the sun. The apartments are part of the Floriana complex but are quite separate and this means that they remain quiet and are away from any of the noisy activities that take place day and night. The pool is quite small however it is perfect for the number of apartments which surround it. The pool area was clean and the bar had a decent selection of food and drink.
The room we had was small and we pushed 2 sofa beds together for sleeping. It was adequately equipped and there was everything we needed to prepare our own meals. The bathroom was fine with a decent shower and was clean.
The resort staff were all friendly and helpful.
Location wise, the closest shop was a Spar about 200 yards from the apartments. It was quite expensive but well stocked for basic items. The beach was a 5 minute walk and the harbour and restaurants were all about 10 minutes."
- Travel date: Tue 16th of September 2008
Loved the Bahia Azul
"I've just spent a week with my husband and two kids, in late August, at the Bahia Azul. The apartment was fantastic we had an enormous terrace with views on three sides and could even see the sea. We also had a balcony over looking the pool. The apartment was cleaned daily and was well furnished. The kids loved going in the pool, which though it wasn't huge, was big enough.
The location was peaceful but within a five minute walk of the sea. The harbour at Cala Bona was good for restaurants in the evening with some sort of street entertainers most nights when we were eating out there, which kept the kids entertained."
- Travel date: Mon 15th of September 2008
Having just arrived back from Bahia Azul...
"Having just arrived back from Bahia Azul apartments on Sunday 7th September, im depressed. Hubby and I had a wonderful time, weather was just spot on. Was our third time of going back to this complex, having stayed twice in the Floriana and now the Bahia, we were given a free bottle of bubbly.
The hotel grounds you could not fault, rooms were kept spotless and towels and linen changed regularly. The only down side to the holiday was .......... you guessed, sunbeds. We were told no reserving sunbeds, and we looked out over the pool early a couple of mornings, 5.30ish and towels already on the beds. Kind of spoils it for other holiday makers who have also payed for the privilege of the beds.
We ate out regularly down by the harbour, Smithys and Janet and Johns, food was ample and tasty.
We hopefully will be returning again next year to the Bahia and look forward to the "good" toasties from the pool bar."
- Travel date: Wed 10th of September 2008
"Just got back from a great holiday in cala bona.The apartments were spotless with all the things you need provided,including air con! Hot water was always available,we never had a cold shower once! The only thing i could moan about was the selfish ENGLISH holiday makers(not German!) who would get up at 6am every morning and take upto 6 beds at a time, so leaving us and our children none.This however turned in our favour as it meant that we got to see more of the resort and surrounding area which is very nice. Every bar and restaurant we went into was very nice and my children especially liked the Waterfront bar,Sonnys,and all the ice cream parlours along the way! So even though i have had a little rant we had a wonderfull holiday and got to see and do lots of things including PIRATES which was fantastic and MARINELAND which was our childrens favourite unlike the boring sunbed hoggers,who only got to see the same 4 corners everyday!(even though the pool and gardens were very nice)."
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of September 2008
Have just returned from 10 days at the B...
"Have just returned from 10 days at the Bahia Azul apartments in Cala Bona and had a great time with fantastic weather. The apartment complex is lovely and almost has a villa feel to it as it is quite small and set in a quiet residential area. All guests are British and everyone is very friendly. There is a pool bar which is reasonably priced and offers a very varied menu. This closes at 6pm which is a little early as there is no bar in the hotel. You can use the Floriana over the road if you are feeling brave but we didnt like it over there as it was too big and noisy and very international! The pools over there are good though and you can use the tennis courts. Give the entertainment a miss as it is not up to much. Cala Bona is lovely and has plenty of places to eat although down by the harbour it is much more expensive! We enjoyed Yates which has entertainment aswell as good food and sonnys bar. Cala Millor is very close and is a bit more lively and only about 10-15 mins walk.
The aparments at Bahia Azul are very spacious, although I understand that some are bigger than others. We were very happy with ours and all overlook the pool. The down side was the lack of sunbeds, hope you like an early start as you need to be up by 7.30am to get one and you have to stay with it or risk your towels being moved by management. However, we were there at peak time. Overall we had a great time and would return at some time in the future."
- Travel date: Wed 27th of August 2008
Bahia Azul was lovely. Although our apa...
"Bahia Azul was lovely. Although our apartment was on the 4th floor (no lifts and 68 steps!) we couldn't fault it. The apartment was spotless, modern, spacious and everything in it worked properly. Beds were clean fresh and comfortable.
Resort centre, harbour and beautiful beaches were a short walk away and we had fantastic food every night. Theres a lovely local bar called Marias by the apartment where the staff and locals made us feel very welcome. We was going to hire a car but as the resort was so accommodating we didn't feel the need to go further afield.
Down side - there is a limited number of sunbeds at the apartments and even though the staff did their best to prevent selfish holiday makers from reserving beds before 9.00am we only managed to get sunbeds on 1 of our 7 days there. Still it was their loss because by sitting around the pool all day they missed the great attractions in Cala Bona and Calla Millor."
- Travel date: Sat 9th of August 2008