28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Fantastic holiday!! Flew out on 13th July & returned yesterday. The hotel is lovely, absolutely spotless throughout. Maids clean the room & make beds up every day. Food is just what you expect from a hotel like this, aimed at the Germans but we enjoyed trying food we usually don't eat such as veal, shark meat etc. We were half board but upgraded to all inclusive for 10/5 euros per day for our last 2 days, so our family of 4 certainly got our 30 euros worth per day. Only hitch was the A/C in our room wasn't great. We were in room 3209 above the bar & apparently it was the whole block, it wasn't ideal but we just opened the patio door & room door to get a bit of air. The entertainment all stops at 11pm so overlooking "where its at" was perfect. Entertainment was OK, we didn't hang about in the evenings as we prefer to go for a wander out & about. Note that this hotel is in Cala Egos which is the quieter side of the resort. There are a few bars & restaurants but Cala D'Or is far busier 5/6 euros in a taxi or about 45 minutes walk around the lovely marina. There are 2 small beaches, on about 5 minutes walk from the hotel, the other about 15 minutes walk. Both perfect. All in all a brilliant holiday!"
- Travel date: 22nd July 2013
"We were very impressed with this hotel, at first we was a bit sceptical as we read some reviews and some were a bit down beat. However, it's what you make of it and we definately would recommend this hotel to anybody. The hotel was more suitable for young families, elderly or couples and offered many facilities to accomodate these 3 categories. When we first arrived, we were pleased with the size of the rooms, the bathroom and the balcony (which every room had). The food was lovely and offered a wide selection - lots of different meats, fresh fish, chips, pealla and veg; there was lots of different salads on offer along with soups, fresh bread and a variety of fruits and cakes for desserts - we never had a bad meal. ten out of ten for food! The only negative we would say was that some of the bar staff didnt really communicate with you as much as other staff and seemed pretty miserable. The general complex was kept very clean and tidy and the staff, particularly in the restauraunt, worked hard - and we gave them a tip at the end which was greatly appreciated. The maids came every day and tidied the room, made the beds, emptied the bin swept and gave us clean towels every morning. The area of Cala Egos was a bit out of Cala D'Or itself, but just a short taxi ride away (5.50 Euros) or about a half hour - 45 minute walk, which was a bit of a surprise when we found out, but was a nice coastal walk. The main street offered a selection of restaraunts, bars and shops. We went to Western Steakhouse which was lovely food wise, but the staff were rude! There was a nice little English bar called Rumours were we went one night and would recommend this too as it was fairly cheap and the owners were very friendly and made you feel welcome. Overall, the hotel was very impressive for only a 3 star rated place and was by no means basic. Very clean and tidy with good facilities and daily activities on offer. We got a safe for our ten days and it only worked out 40 Euros, so this was pretty reasonable. The pool was lovely and probably the biggest in the area and the entertainment was funny with the entertainers friendly and not forcing you to join in. The only downside of the holiday in general was the weather. Typical - the weeks before it was sunny but as soon as we got there the forecast was rain for the whole 1o days, however, we had about 4 days of sun with the rest being rainy and cloudy. One day in particular was very very bad with massive thunderstorms which ruined the hotel next door (this was a very sad sight!). So that would be our recommendation with regards to this time of year: the weather can be unpredictable and unreliable, but this had nothing to do with our hotel and we still enjoyed out stay - as after all it is what you make of it. Very pleased, and base don our stay, would most definately recommend the CLub Cala D'Or Gardens Hotel!"
- Travel date: 1st October 2009
"Just had a week all inclusive and we was very impressed... the meals and drinks had a wide selection to choose from, every where was very clean and staff were nice and had good english. Theres a lovely little beach near + local shops. Main Cala D'or is a short taxi or train journey away where theres a beautiful mariner and many shops for all. The only let down for us personaly was the entertainment- it was just a group dancing to party songs every night. One night they held a parrot show which lasted 10mins +everything they said had to be spoken in 5different languages so after a while you tend to switch off... Its a sea water pool and the safety deposit boxes are Â£30 4just a week!!! If u go on a day trip and are all inclusive make sure to ask for your pic-nic."
- Travel date: 14th September 2009
during our stay at this hotel we found t...
"during our stay at this hotel we found the staff plesant and helpfull,the rooms were cleaned daily with clean towels provided,The pool area was suitable for all ages and a lifeguard present at all times.the food was plentyful and catered for everyone with a vast selection of food,the waiters were fantastic and eveywhere was very clean.the bar staff served you quickly the drinks were provided in plastic glasses which is hygenic and also better for around the pool also theres snacks provided all day in the bar area and cakes served at 4 o clock.the near by beach is a small area idael for a family but take drinks with you because there is no drink facilities at the beach the hotel is situated at egos which is aprox 1 hour walk or a short taxi ride to the main town of cala dor and a short walk to the marina the hotel is well recomended for a family."
- Travel date: 22nd September 2008
Location - In Cala Egos not Cala Dor (wh...
"Location - In Cala Egos not Cala Dor (which is a 5.50 Euro taxi ride away) Bit outta the way but nothing the worse for that as its located on a lovely stretch of coast. Small beach 3 mins away and some shops (usual tat) 5 mins. Rooms - On 3 storeys - Basic but OK - Beds comfy but only 1 pillow - Cleaned daily and plenty of towels changed daily! Food - Plenty of it - Again basic but varied and all very edible! Lots of pastries and gateaux. Ice cream only available at meal times and 4-5pm Pool - On two levels with fountains - clean and good not overcrowded at any time. Fellow holidaymakers - Few English speakers mostly Spanish,German, Dutch, Italian French. Mix of all ages - No large groups of young ppl - Very family orientated. Entertainment and Activities - Daily activities Darts, Boules, Air rifle, Ping Pong, Aquafit, football all run by friendly and fun leaders. We took full part and enjoyed the craic even though the language barrier makes getting the joke difficult at times!! Evening entertainment bit dull As stated elsewhere all provided by local reps who though good dont have that edge provided in other places. Same songs at mini disco every night Bingo and raffle ticket sold (not included) You soon get used to every announcement being made, at break neck speed, in up to 6 languages. Full credit to the reps who are so multi-lingual!! Overall -Our first time all inclusive and would def recommend it as the only way to go. Cala Dor Gardens is great for a relaxing week away - Not 5 star luxury (thats not what you paid for, mate) but very good basic simple clean value for money accommodation. "
- Travel date: 13th September 2008
Good Hotel - Only 3 storeys with nice ga...
"Good Hotel - Only 3 storeys with nice gardens , Multinational clients but all well catered for. satff very helpful. Rooms Cleaned daily, new towels daily. Food varied 7 choices at each meal time, but each day was similar although not identical and if staying for two weeks this could be/ was a bit boring. We ate out 5 times in two weeks to break this up. Food quality was ok but was a bit school dinnerish. Pools largest I saw in the area and are brilliant, especially for kids that can swim. Entertainment - Good in the day, Kids club and varied sporting activities, evening entertainment was provided by the hotels entertainment team and was based on a Kids disco 9-9.30 then an activity (Bingo/ Quiz)/ show 10-11.30. The show was quite amateurish and not vary varied. No adult disco for dancing to, you just had to sit and watch whatever was going on then perhaps do the club dance at the end of the evening. Cala Egos is small but wity numerous bars/ restuarants/ shops to pass the time away. Cala dor 25 mins walk or short taxi ride. Only negative was that there was No Air con in the rooms nor did the hotel hire fans, we had to buy some. the hotel does have air con in some rooms but none were available when we enquired!!!!! Booked with 2can travel/ medinland - They were ok, I had to ask about transfers to/ from hotel and they emailed instructions which are needed when getting to airport. We rang loacl company to pick us up and they gave me a time and booking ref but didnt show so we had to get a taxi. Not sure where the problem was there but just make sure you double check everything with local company! Overall great holiday - Nice place, made loads of new friends from all over europe."
- Travel date: 23rd August 2008
Would not recommend this Hotel unless yo...
"Would not recommend this Hotel unless you're German or Dutch. No airconditioning or fans in room and when asked to be moved was told those rooms were reserved by other tour operators. Bar area was like a sauna as also had no airconditioning and all drink served in plastic cups, even in the evenings. Food was always lukewarm and fresh food added to food which had already lain. Very often food which was served at lunchtime appeared again at dinnertime. Entertainment very poor and mostly by reps. Dirty cups etc put on stairwell by people sometimes lay for up to two days. Would only use Flyglobespan again for flights not hotel bookings as never saw a rep the two weeks we were there and no contact number on information board in hotel. "
- Travel date: 10th August 2008
Please don't book with Medinland or 2 ca...
"Please don't book with Medinland or 2 can travel! I did not receive confirmation of any booking until 2 days prior to departure. I tried to contact them in their London office constantly for 3 days and eventually managed to speak to someone. Their communications are hurrendous and staff disinterested after you've booked! The holiday itself was great, good hotel, very clean and lovely pool complex. The major disaster though is that since booking with my VISA card through Medinland I have had numerous fraudulent transactions on my card. I have not used the card since booking with them. Just be careful when giving card details, you don't really know who you're dealing with on the end of a phone. "
- Travel date: 7th August 2008
Too many germans!
"We have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel. The hotels rooms were cleaned daily. The rooms were small but compact, with air conditioning. The best part of this hotel was the size of the double pool, very large. During our stay here there were lots of germans and dutch which they seemed to cater for with the food. again plenty of but not to our tastes. The hotel was not in cala dor but in carla egos which was a few miles away.A taxi in would cost around 5 euros. After a few days of the food in the hotel we tend to go out a bit in the nearby town of carla egos which was a nice town with shops, pubs and resteraunts. A great british pub there was BAR KO which was very friendly and welcoming. This hotel and town would be great for your older mellower type and not your partying kind. Overall enjoyable holiday but too many germans!"
- Travel date: 2nd July 2008
The hotel was fantastic. Best pool and g...
"The hotel was fantastic. Best pool and gardens in the area. The food was excellent and very varied. The rooms are cleaned every day and you get fresh towels too. The staff are very friendly and the entertainments team were brilliant (ciao Sara, ciao Alessandro). We would definitely go back to this hotel. The hotel is at Cala Egos which is really quiet so not suitable if you want lots of nightlife (go to Magalluf)! Take a trip on the Starfish Glass Bottomed Boat, it's well worth the money. "
- Travel date: 6th June 2008
Fab will definatly go again! Pool was...
"Fab will definatly go again! Pool was great, staff were freiendly, clean and tidy rooms the kids loved it too - one of the best holiday we've had as a family. "
- Travel date: 31st May 2008
absoultley loved this holiday, it was am...
"absoultley loved this holiday, it was amazing!!!! i went with my parents and brother, met some fab people and all the staff were great!!! i would defo advise this holiday 4 families. i would go back in a flash!!! the beaches were beautyful and the weather was perfect, lots to do in the day and lots to do at night, theres a kareoke bar called sparkles near by too which was a lot of fun and a few clubs in the central part. If you are looking 4 a holiday 2 remember then this is the one to choose i can promise u that."
- Travel date: 27th March 2008
Top traveller tips for PrimaSol Cala d'Or Gardens
"The waterpark is excellent with out big ques"
"The Cala D'or gardens is actually situated in Cala Egos"
PrimaSol Cala d'Or Gardens is also called
- Club Cala d'Or Gardens
- Club Cala D'Or Gardens Hotel
- cala d or gardens