OLA Apartamentos Es Ravells D'Or
51 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Good Value Holiday! Good Hotel.
"Stayed at this hotel for a week with my girlfriends at the beginning of May. Hotel was pleasant. Pool area very nice and the bar food is delish and all home made! Although none of us had kids, the entertainers were excellent and all the kids seemed to be having a great time at the club/in the pool/at evening entertainment.
As it was beginning of Summer season the hotel was not as full as it would probably be at it's peak. Plenty of sun beds and no trouble getting the same places everyday. In the end everyone just stayed on the same beds each day so we all got to know each other!!
Every evening they would put on a show (e.g. tribute Robbie Williams/Westlife/Abba) - ABBA was absolutely excellent!! Robbie was a bit dubious though! However, it is worth staying in for the entertainment especially if you have kids.
Room was very clean with what I think was a new bathroom and nice kitchen area. Being a girls holiday we didn't use the kitchen area at all but it was sufficient enough for cooking breakfast if need be and had fridge etc. As there was 3 of us we got a 1 bed apartment which I highly recommend as I heard that the studios are very small. So don't try squeezing 3 people into a studio. Pay a bit extra for a 1 bed instead! Plus the balcony on the 1 bed we had was really big and facing the pool so some evenings we watched the evening entertainment from the balcony with our own (much cheaper) wine from the supermarket.
Good central location to all the nice restaurants and eating/drinking out is pretty cheap. Nice beach as well nearby but quite small and imagine is real busy in July/August but there are lots of others. We also went down to the Marina one morning and that is very pretty with more restaurants.
All in all a very enjoyable holiday - great price and good location with clean accommodation."
- Travel date: Tue 1st of August 2006
"absolutely brilliant, cannot wait to next year to go again.
Me and my boyfriend went for a week, first holiday together and had an amazing time, the only bad thing was coming home,
Apartments clean and tidy, bar staff helpful and entertaining, entertainers good fun, pool, bar and local ammenities all great. recommend it to people of all ages,our age band 20-30 plenty of late nite drinking holes and places to hit the dance floor, entertainment in bars under apartments finished at midnite so no problem with noise if you had young children in bed. amusements and internet access in local arcade to keep the teenagers happy.
Cala gran beach gorgeous clean, no rubbish, a must to see is tutti frutti man selling fresh pineapple, coconut and watermelon everyday.
all the restaurants we ate in were excellent value for money, one to recommend if you like steak is STEAKHOUSE THE TASTE OF TEXAS near the square. it's a must."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of July 2006
"Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Es Ravells D'or and had a great time! The rooms were fantastic, a little small but as there was only 2 of us it was adequate! The entertainment at night for us in the complex got a little tedious but there are lots of restaurants and bars only a couple of minutes away if you need to get away from it all. Tropical Gardens, which is where all the entertainment is situated has lovely cocktails but the prices are expensive compared to nearby competition. The pool area is nice and gareth & ellie did a great job of providing entertainment in the day. The bar staff and reception staff are all really friendly and make you feel really welcome!
Would definetely reccommend it to anyone!"
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of July 2006
excellent hotel all round!
"I have just visited this hotel with my boyfriend and we had a lovely holiday. The apartment itself was clean and tidy although compact but for the amount of time you actually spend in your room it was more than enough. The staff were excellent very friendly and more than happy to help, they also offered free electrical items, ie, kettle, toaster, etc which i thought was a very good service. The surrounding area is very nice close to all shops and bars and only a 2 min walk from the beach which is a beautiful cove. Our apartment was situated right above the reception on the ground floor the music was quite loud from the bar downstairs but we were able to sit on our balcony which was double the size of those in the upper floors, the music finished around 12 every night so it didnt bother us at all. Overall i thought it was an ideal base for what was a lovely holiday."
- Travel date: Sat 22nd of July 2006
Not bad at all
"My girlfriend and I have just returned from a great week at this place and I would definatly consider going again. As it was a late deal we had to pay a supplement and got a 1 bedroomed place instead of a studio and it was more than sufficient for our needs, we were in block 4 (furthest away from the night time entertainment area which can be loud) and our apartment was lovely.
For a couple it was perfect, the bedroom was large and had a good sized wardrobe and then in the lounge (if you were travelling as a 3 or 4) were 2 single sofa beds and another wardrobe. The apartment had air conditioning which was much appreciated as the temperatures were high all day and night long and the kitchen area was clean and modern.
The staff are friendly and helpful and the pool and bar area are good. The entertainment is all you would want and expect in this kind of resort and I can't really write anything negative here. Some apartments were nearer to a couple of bars and the pool area and I imagine could be a bit of a pain, but book direct and request block 4 and you can't go wrong really."
- Travel date: Sat 8th of July 2006
not a nice hotel
"Myself and my boyfriend booked a wks hol in may, and got the Es Ravell Dor hotel, after having a long trip to get to it, seem it was the last hotel on the route to drop off.
The surrounding shops and area looked lovely ,as did the hotel until we checked in, The staff were very friendly, but when issued with or room key and the looking around for the number we were staying it, it had been raining when we arrived and there was water and puddles every wear near the room doors, so siutcases got very wet.Then we found our roon right at the end, near all the dustbins which some had over turned. Also very dark on approaching the room.When we got into the room we couldnt believe wot we were going to stay in, very dark and very small, nice cooking area and a lovely bathroom, but all we could see was 2 small sofas either side of the room so we looked for the bedroom thinking we had found it and it was the closet, The sofa beds were very hard and a coffee table in the middle of the room, so the only way to sleep was to move the table and push the sofas together, then it was very hard to get in and out of bed from there.went out side the patio doors and all we could see was a fench and trees very dark and couldnt eat out there or sit in the sun, and from where our room was the pool looked very small.
we did complian and the staff were great and moved us to the sisiter hotel straight away, all taxi fares paid for by the hotel. if u are wanting a great room then this is not the place to stay.The shopping area is great and has lovely friendly people. but be warned the rooms are very small and dark. so we wouldnt ever stay there again."
- Travel date: Sun 25th of June 2006
great if you like fun and have kids
"We went in June this year, the hotel has good entertainment but geared towards children and is very loud. I can imagine in the school holidays it will be over run with kids............Which is fine if you have them, also kids above the age of 5 as sleeping before 12am could be a problem. Overall has a very family feel, not suitable for girly or lads holidays."
- Travel date: Sat 24th of June 2006
very very very loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"We were disappointed with this hotel from the moment we arrived- the lift was broken for some of our stay the rooms were tiny and there is no privacy on the balcony but the worst thing of all was the competing noise from the bar at the front of the hotel with very bad karaoke and the "entertainment" from the tropical garden at the back of the hotel. The pool is tiny too and all the sunbathers get cleared away from the pool at about six to make way for the very poor Robbie, Kylie and Madonna lookie likeys while they murdered poor renditions of well loved pop songs, unless you enjoy unrelenting music played at top volume all evening and all night then this hotel is to be steered well clear of- another complaint if this is possible! is the fact that we were self catering and this was another one of the annoying hotels where you had to hire EVERYTHING! The only solice was the gorgeous beach and weather- look out for the man selling and preparing fresh pineapple and coconuts on the beach- well worth a try, ashame the hotel was such a disappointment."
- Travel date: Mon 29th of May 2006
"me and my fiance went on holiday to es ravells d'or in october 2005. we done allocation on arrival, we both were bit worried about the place we'd end up in. but to our luck we ended up in es ravells d'or. the rooms were very clean and tidy!! maids made a good job, they always came on time about 4 times that week. the food and drink at the bar were very good, but a little exspensive, i think that was because es ravells d'or had the best entertanment in that area. they had acts on the stage every night from westlife to madonna to blues brothers and even a great parrot show. they had kids disco from 8pm every night. also in the afernoon shaggy and steph ( hello ) played some music done some bingo and made it very plesant. shaggy is a top bloke! everyone would get on with him. steph is a gem aswell. the area which is cala d'or is really nice, with 5 beaches around, lots of bars,resturants, and kids play park nearby! the shopping center is nice size with alot of things too see, there are lots of exscursions you can go on, we done few and they were all perfect. the photo's i took are like looking at it from brocher. i'd advice anyone to go honestly you'll have amazing time!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 24th of November 2005
Great Location if you like noise !!!
"We were in block 7 of these apartments which are situated in between
Tropical Gardens and Hollywood Bar - so at night - if you are in block 7 - not sure about the other blocks - dont expect to get to sleep too early as you cannot block out the noise !!!
The entertainment in the Tropical Gardens (the pool for the apartments is here as the Ravell does not own it) is fantastic. Bingo, music etc by the pool during the day - and the nightly entertainment even better - with tributes shows including Robbie Williams, Abba and the best one of all Madonna.
The rooms are tiny - although the bathrooms and kitchens have recently been refurbished.
Cala D'Or is a lovely resort and I would highly recommend going there and also to these apartments."
- Travel date: Thu 6th of October 2005
"Staff were soooo friendly & helpful. Apartments were immaculately clean, cleaner 3 times weekly. Great location for beach & shops. We had a great view of pool from our first floor balcony and we were lucky to have great neighbors either side a young couple with their little one and an older couple the other side. Pool side bar good service and great food. What more can one expect for that great deal?!!!
Thank you Es Ravell's staff :) We will defo be coming back."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of June 2015
Wake up ! ...reality check
"Ok , first time i have stayed at this complex and the resort cala d or , on arrival the reception guy greeted us with , we have a problem with your booking ? ( which i had booked throughy cosmos 8 mnths before ? , then i was told that the 1 bed apartments for my family inclusing 6yr old and 28 mnth old baby ,was not available . and they had only a studio ?, but they might be able to put us in a diffrent hotel and resort ? if we are not happy , after discussing matters for 15 minss with this memeber off stafff , who was rude !..they said if we come back in 3 hrs they will get us a room , so i have spent 2hrs 20 mins on a plane ...1 hr 20 mins on a bus and travelled by road to airport ..to arrive to this ..shambles !!..
3 hrs later room ready - still a studio ? ..no cot ? and if we want kettle Â£12 euro to hire and toaster 10 euro ? ,
That was the final straw forme , so i called cosmos rep in palma and explained situation , ...had to stay in studio for 1 night, with kids ..cramped and had room had ants ,and air-con broken ,
Eventually got our apartment , which was nice 2 balconcys and lots off space , and away from niose , block 4 (best rooms ), trust me !
But i must say still the room need updating with paint , ants wewre everywhere on daytime near fridge , back patio , and they changed the bed linen (once) and towels once !,
Wont be going back , tried it and spat it out !...
Bit off advice ....had a look round the below apartments and pool area ...nice!
Sol Cala d'Or Apartamentos
- Travel date: Mon 22nd of August 2011