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« on: April 09, 2006, 19:44:46 »
Resort Name:Cala de Mar
Location: Majorca, Spain
Party: Two adults
Visited: 1st to 8th April, 2006.
Primary Exchange Company: RCI




Taxi from airport to resort was 58 euro and took less than an hour.
Resort consists of 44 apartments only about 6 being studios the rest being a mix of one and two beds. Kitchens in need of a refurb. Dishwasher, washing machine, microwave , oven with 4 hobs enough cutlery and crockery etc.


In general we were very comfortable in our one bed which contained a double bed. Plenty of wardrobe space in the bedroom but nowhere to hang anything elsewhere if anyone was using the sofa bed.
Nice patio area overlooking the pool (all aparts overlooked the pool and all got some sun)

Euroski (large) supermarket next door and in general the resort is very convenient for restaurants and shops.
Off site restaurants recommended. Taberna Blanca (left out of resort and on the right 150 yds)
The Bistro (Irish) right out of resort then right at small roundabout (Bistro is opposite bowling alley)
The bistro is good for steak, you order rump steak (12oz) onion rings mushrooms and chips and that is exactly what you get (no plate full of rabbit food)
Breakfast restaurant - Tony`s . Through precinct at side of supermarket and Tony`s is opposite you just over the road.
Avoid eating at Western Steakhouse which is very poor.

On site restaurant. We never managed to book, though I must confess that we did not try very hard,
The restaurant was reported to be quite good and meals of some description were available virtually all day from 10am onwards.

Entertainment was on every night, mainly singers, we saw 2 or 3 artists and all were reasonable. (the acts run over 2 weeks so those we saw may not be the ones who are on when you visit.) The entertainments manager was called Stuart from Hackney. He was very enthusiastic and approachable and put in far more hours than his contract asked for and created quite a few activities which suited the ages of the participants.
 Table tennis , crazy putting and a walk around chess board were at the back of the pool, plenty of sunbeds around the pool and a good attentive lifeguard.

Reps Paul and Diane. Yes only two on site! and not intrusive in any way. They were obviously of the old school and if you wished to discuss anything with them then you had to approach them. No lies or talking up the product and a refreshing change from the usual push from the younger end reps.

Cala d`or is 30 to 45 mins walk and worth a visit . Taxi back 5 euro
Marina is an optimistic 5 mins. Go towards the Bistro past Doughertys at side of bistro then turn left at bottom of street to pick up the path that runs in a wooded area alongside the marina.

We found the resort perfect for a relaxing week and will be going back again as I am sure it will become one of our favourite resorts in the coming years.

Web site: http://secure.The Former Company.com/US/rs-l3.aspx?resort=CCM
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 23:40:16 »
Next time you visit Cala de Mar book Resort Hopper this service is cheaper than using a Taxi- You are picked up at the Airport and dropped off at your destination and picked up again and taken back for thr return journey-book on the net thro;resorthoppa.com

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 09:51:42 »
Thanks Elizabeth but it was not so when we were there.

Resort Hopper was £180 euro return on the dates we were there.
 It does get cheaper as the season starts up and from Easter it would be the best option but unfortunately it was too dear for us compared to a taxi.
So remember folks! Out of season Resort Hopper is not competitive.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 15:43:55 »
We go to Cala de Mar on 17th June for 1 week.  We have hired a Renault Clio from DoYouSpain for £83.  I don't think that's a bad deal.  Most other quotes received were well over £100. [:)]
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2006, 22:03:44 »
Just back from Club Cala de Mar and thought it was a lovely resort.  
Considering the units are in the process of being refurbished I don't think they were bad.  

At our request, Diane showed us around a 2 bedroom unit which was surprisingly large.  At least the bedrooms were compared to many other resorts.  Both bedrooms are upstairs and both are en suite.  The largest has enough space to fit a cot or third bed in comfortably and also has double sinks in the bathroom.  They both have sliding doors onto a huge balcony which, in the majority of cases, goes from the front, round the side to the back.  There is also a toilet downstairs.  Downstairs has a patio and small garden area leading off the lounge.

We were in a 1 bedroom unit which was on the second level and also had a huge balcony.  Another 1 bedroom we looked at was above the reception.  This had one of the largest balconies I think I've seen in a unit of this size.  There's a whirlpool tub, better quality sun loungers with a brollie as well as table and chairs.  There are 4 of this type.  You can request a particular unit by contacting the resort prior to your visit.  If available they will let you have the one you prefer.

All in all a great place which we will hopefully return to.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2006, 21:21:49 »
Just to add to the list of recommended restaurants, we liked the following:

Beatriz (spelling may not be quite right) which is 100 yards along from Cala de Mar Club opposite a sports bar.

Tonys' was also good for an evening meal and very reasonably priced in the same area.

Zocalo which is on the Cala Llonga side of the marina was excellent.

Taberna Blanca was a let down.  I don't know if it has changed hands since Mavo was there but is was very quiet every time we passed by.


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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2006, 22:17:29 »
1 bedroom apartment at Club Cala de Mar.  The resort is in the process of a refurbishment which will make the units much lighter and brighter.







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