Grupotel Aldea Cala'n Bosch
4 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
We have just returned from Aldea for the...
"We have just returned from Aldea for the second year running-and we hope to go back again next year because we enjoyed it so much.
All of the apartments are now air-conditioned which made a big difference and we felt the Aldea apartments could easily be a 4 star complex now.
We found all the staff extremely polite and helpful - there were high standards of cleanliness everywhere on the complex.
There were certainly more Dutch and German visitors there than British- but we never found this a problem and again everybody was very friendly - one couple had been there for 3 weeks and this was the 7th time they had been to the Aldea.
Cannot wait for next year!"
- Travel date: Sun 8th of July 2007
This holiday was practically faultless....
"This holiday was practically faultless. The accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable. The pool area was never too crowded and there were always sun loungers available. The beach is just over the hedge alongside the apartments where you can hire pedalos etc. The loungers on the beach have to be hired so this can work out expensive.
The marina is 5 minutes away and has numerous restaurants and bars so we ate somewhere different each night which was lovely. There are also gift shops and market stalls in the evening.
There are supermarkets nearby with all the essentials in and these were all reasonably priced.
There is entertainment at the hotel but the bar wasnât very welcoming so we used to spend more time at the marina in the evenings. The snacks available at the hotel were all very good-we never ate in the restaurant so I cannot comment on this.
There is no kettle or toaster in the apartments and fans had to be hired if you wanted them.
The whole area seemed very safe and I would recommend to anybody especially families with younger children. Our apartment was right opposite the stage which we worried might be a problem but it wasn't as most of the entertainment was finished by 11.
We are going back this year and are really looking forward to it.
- Travel date: Tue 12th of June 2007
There are lots of positives to this acco...
"There are lots of positives to this accommodation/ resort. It is child friendly, close to the beach and Marina, where there are plenty of restaurants and bars, has a great pool with adequate sun loungers and on the whole has a tranquil surrounding.
Travelling with my wife and 3 children, it was a great base (some where to sleep and wash) and meet with friends who where staying across the beach. Cala n Bosch is a safe resort so our teenage daughter could go of with their children.
The negatives, reception staff are not cooperative; I would go as far as to say rude.
On arrival, we were informed that we could hire a fan for the room, more like 3 fans at an exorbitant cost, although we would have to wait for the morning, the worst nights sleep we have ever had, the apartment was sweltering without these fans.
The maid service wanted us all out of the room by 8.30, try telling that to a teenage girl! So we had to request at reception that they came back later, this took 5 days to arrange
The breakfast was very poor, little choice, hard to get a table unless you were up as the sun rose.
As for the comment that childrenâs entertainment was for Germans, I can not agree, the guys looking after the kids were Dutch, their command of the English language was excellent. I know that they worked their socks of for the kids, even if my youngest did not want to go along with them
If they are really going to put Air-con in, then I would consider going back provided that they do not want to install a meter to charge you as you go, as their fan hire was unreasonable but essential."
- Travel date: Sun 4th of February 2007
The Aldea is a lovely, quiet hotel. It i...
"The Aldea is a lovely, quiet hotel. It is situated right on the beach and if you are lucky you have super views from your room. The apartments are super, recently refurbished and very spacious, we even went downstairs to the bedroom! There are windows everywhere and a clean modern bathroom with a great shower.
Our son slept in the lounge area and the settees actually had new mattresses as their bases so was very comfortable (makes a change for a bed settee!). The only down side was the fact that there was no air con and it was 30 deg even at night, we hired some fans and apparently they are fitting air con for next summer. We think it will then warrant a 4* status. Super swimming pools and a pleasant walk to the marina. We were next to the smaller swimming pool (which we actually preferred!) and there were plenty of comfy sun beds.
Hotel run kids club was run by Germans and catered mainly for Germans (we were one of only a couple of English families in the hotel, a bit disappointing as our son was looking forward to having some playmates) so we didn't use the kids club at all. Overall a super hotel, super position and very relaxing. No kettles or toasters in the apartments though unless you rent them!
We had a lovely time, but are pleased one of our son's friends from school was staying in the Cala 'n Bosch Hotel across the beach, so we did have some company some of the time and he had someone to swim and snorkel with!"
- Travel date: Fri 11th of August 2006