17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
probably will go back
"after spending 2 very enjoyable weeks at this hotel i think it only fair to give my review. i found the hotel welcoming on arrival the staff on reception were excellent. the restaurant staff were very cheerful and friendly. the girl who ran the entertainment worked her socks off to make everyone happy.the rooms were kept very clean by some very friendly cleaners."
- Travel date: Mon 24th of September 2012
Just come back from eleven nights stay a...
"Just come back from eleven nights stay at the Bonamar. What can I say but what a great holiday we had.
The Hotel was super, we was more than pleased with all the facilities. The cleanliness of the Hotel was noticeable as soon as we walked in and this didn't let itself down when we went to our rooms, even though they where on the small side.
The staff where not as friendly as could of been, yet we found this all over the resort with the locals. The food was more than acceptable with a great choice each evening. We felt the bar prices where somewhat rather expensive compared to other hotel bars we visited.
Most guests in the Hotel where from the North, lovely people, most of whom had stayed at the Hotel before not just once but two or three times.
Location was ideal for both Cala Bona and Cala Millor, stuck for choice on which way to go. The beach in Callor Millor was the better of the two, even though there was no choice of water sports.
Recommend the Hot Air Balloon experience, be prepared to get up early though, but well worth it.
Had a really memorable holiday would recommend the Hotel and the area.
- Travel date: Sun 5th of August 2007
Loved our week long stay here, there wer...
"Loved our week long stay here, there were mostly older guests, but some younger ones too.
The food was lovely, although as a veggie it started to get a bit repetitive after only a week, but I still managed to eat every day. For non fussy people, it was a great range of food, my partner absolutely loved it.
The hotel is in a great location too. we never went to the beach in Cala Bona as the one in Cala Millor was just as easy to reach and bigger.
Rooms cleaned regularly and to a high standard. Staff almost all friendly, a few restaurant staff could be a bit snooty though.
So long as you're not looking for a boozy clubbing break, I recommend this area to anyone, and this hotel is top!"
- Travel date: Sat 6th of January 2007
Stayed at the Bonamar in May 2006 for 2...
"Stayed at the Bonamar in May 2006 for 2 weeks with my husband and 18 month old girl. ( My father has stayed 5 times and always goes on about how good it is!)
I would recommend this hotel as it is spotless, food was great with a different variety of choice each day and if you were still hungry you could go back for more.
The staff were only too pleased to help and were extremely helpful with my little girl.
The rooms were very clean and towels changed every day without fail. Beach towels can be rented from reception for a small deposit which is refundable and you can change every 3 days for clean towels (no need to take your own), plenty of sun loungers and parasols and very clean pools.
Rooms of a good size, TV remotes and room safe can be hired for a small charge.
We will definitely be returning.
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of August 2006
Very pleased with everything....
"I have just returned on saturday from The Bonamar with my Partner - we loved the whole experience, this was our first holiday away together but was excellent - we are hoping to get away again soon and would def return to Cala Millor, there are alot of Germans but that was fine! the beach is a 2 minute walk out of the hotel, and there are many different restaurants (all the ones we ate in were spot on barring the Bear restaurant (very expensive and over rated!!!)
We had alot of very good nights out - Thanks to Chaplins and the Kings Head in nearby Sacoma!
Overall everything about the holiday and the hotel were excellent and very much lived up to our expectations.
We did allocation on arrival, and was very worried when we were told we were staying at Cala Bona - we are a young couple and quite fancied Palma Nova - but this was more than perfect for us! it was so quiet in the day time on the beach and around the pool area, then at night finding the right place was easy, we walked home along the beach and was gorgeous, busy and safe!!!
Hotel was amazing, very good service and reps, Maids were lovely and the food was great, Breakfast and Tea (advise to go half board)
We will def return to Bonamar and wouldnt stay anywhere else in Cala Bona!!!
There is something for everyone but more so for a couple - We also had a great sea view from our balcony - and managed to watch the sun go down with a baileys on many occasions!
VERY VERY HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!"
- Travel date: Mon 17th of July 2006
everything you want in a holiday for couples/families
"My boyfriend and I have just returned from our holiday at the Bonamar. It was an excellent holiday with everything a couple would want. The hotel is clean and tidy and the swimming pool was great fun with plenty of space to relax on a lylow or have fun with others with water games.The maids are lovely and always leave your room spotless, the food is lovely and the hotel is set in the perfect location. The night life is relaxing and romantic in Cala Bona with great restaurants around the harbour, for a lively night life walk down to Cala millor where the pubs and clubs are.(lots of germans in cala millor).
The hotel is right on the front promenade and everything from bars,shops and restaurants is all within a short walking distance.I loved this holiday as there was no hussle and no traffic and the area was so relaxed.The area was romantic,especially when sitting on the front watching the sun set.
i would definity return again, the spar shop just outside the hotel(to the right) is great, there is a lovely english lady who works there and is very helpful and friendly.
Overall if you are looking for a holiday with relaxing days and a chilled out night life and maybe head to a nightclub once or twice, this is a hoilday for you."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of July 2006
"One of our favourite holidays, we found the hotel and staff excellent, food very good and very comfordable room.
We are quite fussy people and had a brilliant holiday met up with some lovely people would not hesitate to go back."
- Travel date: Mon 10th of April 2006
"we stayed from 22-29th October, with our friends, the Hotel was so clean and the food was fantastic, the staff could not do enough for us. I would not hesitate to recommend the Hotel to anybody.
The area is gorgeous and close to the beach and the sea, although at this time of year it can be a little quieter."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of October 2005
one of the best
"I visited the hotel last week with my sister it was one of the best hotels we have stayed in all the staff are very friendly and helpful, the choice of food is mind blowing and quality is excellent, this hotel should not be confused with the sister aparthotel across the road, we heard mixed reviews about that one from people staying their, the outdoor pools were too chilly at this time of the year, but the indoor was warm and when I used it most days I was the only one in there.
I would recomend this hotel to couples or families with older children, for younger families the aparthotel has many more facilitiesfor choldren, Sa Coma is very nice and a short walk will take you into Ca Millor or the road train is a good way to get around."
- Travel date: Sat 22nd of October 2005
Excellent Service at the Bonamar
"Just got back this morning after 1 week at the Bonamar Hotel in Cala Bona, Mallorca.
This hotel is in a prime location, overlooking the sea and shops in Cala Bona and Cala Millor are within walking distance. The choice of food is excellent. There is something for everyone. The hotel is very clean.
The Reps are brilliant.
Hotel staff are very courteous and wellcoming and attend to all your needs.
The outdoor pool is not heated, so is a bit cold in the Spring and Autumn. I would certainly revisit the Bonamar.
The airport transfer is about one and a half hours though. You will need to be prepared for a long journey here."
- Travel date: Thu 13th of October 2005
Stayed 7 days at this hotel, travelling...
"Stayed 7 days at this hotel, travelling with Thompson. Located in Calla Bona but in a quiet part of the beachfront. A short stroll along a flat promenade takes you either to Calla Bona Harbour (good number of restaurants & bars) or Calla Millor (even more restaurants, shops and bars). Nearest SPAR shop is 100yds (out of the hotel & turn right) and is run by a very friendly Spanish / English Couple.
Our accommodation was excellent - we paid a little extra for a sea view, but well worth it - food ( based on UK requirements) and friendliness of staff was very good and they helped me set up a nice anniversary surprise for my wife. If you can habla a little Spanish, theyâll even help you with improvements! .
Thompson rep (Jamie) deserves a mention and his help and consideration setting up my anniversary surprise is greatly appreciated.
Hotel is well maintained and is very clean and has a lovely outdoor pool (and an indoor one as well) with kids pool attached. Entertainment team work hard and run daily events and there is a full evening programme as well.
You can hire a fridge (separate company but hotel will arrange it) costs in at 45 Euroâs per week though. Safe hire is 19 Euros (5 Euro refund on return of key) and you donât need to take beach towels - they can be hired as well. Bar snacks available and are reasonably priced. Bar prices not bad either.
Took a mark off the total because of the grab a lounger grand prix that starts at eight sharp. When the London Olympics are held they want to recruit some of the UK competitors from this lot. - they should beat the Germans no bother! Problem is not the lack of loungers but the limited numbers that have a back that cranks up! Hotel has a sign up to discourage this behaviour but itâs not enforced.
Be prepared for a lengthy transfer, as the road to Manacor is currently being converted to motorway and road works abound. A rail link runs from Palma to Manacor (via Inca) if you want to have a cheap day return and local busses run near the hotel.
Overall a great break made by the hotel, its people and surrounds"
- Travel date: Wed 31st of August 2005
Just returned from 2week holiday to hote...
"Just returned from 2week holiday to hotel Bonamar, Calabona, second visit, disappointed this time with room had a ant problem, and decor in room was a very poor standard, felt Thompson reps were slightly unhelpful, about the situation, and phoned 24hr help line and got charged for it at the end of the holiday!
The entertainment was one of the best features of the hotel Carl, Michelle, Really Friendly, and very helpful.
Food not bad but not a great selection, mostly the same menu every night.
Would return again, as enjoyed company and guests very friendly.
Had booked taxis other end to take us to hotel, but found these delayed and didnât make much difference getting to the hotel any quicker!, and going home only one taxi turned up when we had booked for 2.
- Travel date: Wed 31st of August 2005