27 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"This hotel was amazing. Having an apartment and being half board is just brilliant- the best of both worlds. I loved having the space and facilities of the apartment but also just going downstairs for dinner. Cala D'or is also an excellent resort it is the second time I have visited this resort and it is beautiful."
- Travel date: Sun 16th of April 2006
Sa Marina Expeience
"We stayed at the Sa Marina from the 15th to the 22nd of October 05. It's definitely above average and it's in a very good location. There are loads of restaurants within a few minutes walk. The resort closes at the end of October, but while we were there then only a couple of places had closed.
There are several attractive Coves within a twenty minute walk. Our favourite was Esmeralda, and next time we go to Cala Dor we will probably opt for the Esmeralda Playa Hotel overlooking that Cove. Cala Egos was the furthest Cove that we walked to, and that looks to be an older part of the resort.
There is limited development building work in Cala Dor but while we were there development in the Marina area was very noisy and echoed around the whole of the resort. I would not have wanted to be any closer to that as we still found it intrusive.
The Sa Marina is a great hotel. The staff were all very pleasant, and the rooms are very clean, well furnished, and our beds were comfortable. The kitchen had limited facilities as it doesn't have an oven. We did not travel with children but the hotel kids entertainers worked really hard, and the children obviously enjoyed being with them.
Accomodation consists of three blocks. We were in a one bedroomed apartment which overlooked a Sony shop on a busy main road so the view was not particularly attractive. In October noise from the road wasn't a big issue, but in high season I think it would be.
The food in the hotel restaurant is good, but there is so much choice in restaurants locally that there is plenty of choice if you decide to eat out. We stayed half board but if we stayed again I would stay B & B. If you are looking for loads of Nightclubs than Cala Dor is the wrong place, but if you are looking for a resort with variety and interest then it could be ideal. It's the first time we have been on holiday and not bothered to hire a car, as we were able to walk to enough places within the resort to keep us happy.
The marina is pleasant if you want to envy the boats of the well heeled. The restaurants around the Marina don't have to try too hard, and our experiences suggest that they don't. We found better meals easily in the centre of the resort.
We would recommend Cala Dor and the Sa Marina. We booked our fights and accomodation through a company called Travel Value Ltd. An extremely helpful lady named Denise did our booking very efficiently, using resort hoppers for transfer to and from the airport."
- Travel date: Mon 21st of November 2005
Beautiful hotel spotless good food choic...
"Beautiful hotel spotless good food choice ltd though for children esp. Very quiet hotel ideal for young children good pool plenty of sunbeds. Staff very friendly. Worthy of its 4 * rating a 15 min walk to main area. 20 min to beach area which is very clean and child friendly.
We preferred Esmerelda beach small cove would imagine gets overcrowded in summer but fine when we where there. Some good bars liked tropical gardens bar nightly entertainment good acts but booze expensive to other bars. Cala D Or not for those with mobility problems very hilly lots of steps.
- Travel date: Wed 31st of August 2005