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Hotel Cala Dor Gardens

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have just returned from this hotel and I would recommend it to all my friends and family, however it is in Cala Egos not Cala dor. Check in was very easy and Fran on reception was lovely. The rooms are clean and towels cleaned every day. The food was nice and there is a lot of variety although catered mainly to German tastes. Didn't really watch the entertainment but from bits I saw sounded good. The other guests in this hotel are mostly German but the hotel chain Primosol is German based so what do you expect? The hotel offers excursions that they will book for you on request which we did and went to the aquarium. It was so easy to do. The area around the hotel is stunning. The beach is a two minute walk away and the sea is lovely and clear, really good for snorkelling and you even get a man coming around with fruit every day! Cala dor itself is so picturesque and the marina has some very nice boats! The Main Street with shops is 3 minutes away and there is a variety of shops and restaurants. There is also a mini train that runs every day to take you around the resort which is really efficient and cheap. You can walk to Cala dor marina in half an hour. We went on the star fish glass bottom boat, the coast is gorgeous and lots of fish. The transfer is 1 hour from the airport. I love this place and I would love to go back and I'm sure you will 😊.

We Arrived 28/09/2017 for a family break to this hotel. On arrival greeted by Carlos the reception guy(very very helpful). Our room was ready on arrival very fast check also. We was located in block 4 on the first floor, please note it's a nightmare with a pushchair going up and down 28 steps with a 16 month old fast asleep as there is no lift facility's in the complex. Room was lovely and tidy very spacious with a large balcony area. 2 single beds put together and 1 nice clean cot for the little one. Not very good facility's. No kettle in the bedroom or tea making facility's. You would normally find it in most 3 star hotels. Bathroom was big. No bath for the little one only a shower so that was a nightmare. We asked to move rooms on our 3rd day eventually due to this. Now to the food. Wow what can I say. Shocking shocking shocking do not cater for all people especially the English what so ever. It was 98% catered for the Germans. Breakfast.... stone cold beans most days. No English bacon , sausage or hash browns mushrooms etc only German sausage and cheese for them. There was small selection of fruit for example apples and bananas but once the bananas have gone they do not replace them. Selection of pancakes and different pastry options. Snack bar was open through out the day. Selection of burgers , hotdogs , chips and pizza. Couldn't complain about that. All though. Didn't really eat at lunch there so couldn't comment. Dinner here we go. If you love chips this is the place for you. A lot of stuff was 80% German cuisine. Yes it's nice to try new stuff but for 10 nights in a row. We had to eat 5/10 nights due to this. Not bad to say we payed for all inclusive. Also they do not cater for English children. Food selection was poor and the way to restaurant male supervisor spoke to his staff was shocking. Drinks: selection of coke, sprite , Fanta and water. Alcoholic drinks: Amstel on tap. Cocktails are out of a machine. Very watered down and wouldn't recommend them at all. You'd expect them to make fresh? Entertainment: if you love bingo and films go ahead. 98% was in German. The only guests they was bothered about is the Germans didn't get asked once to play Volleyball or participate any other sport. If my 17 month little boy try to participate in any little disco it was hard due to the lack of English guests. Pool are was lovely surrounded by palm trees and different depths of water so very much ideal for children. Also the times are 10-6. Lovely splash park at the back of the hotel must admit fantastic for different ages from 16 months onwards. Slides, water falls and the depth was good to. Very clean to! Management: paid €45 for nice inflatables for the family. Moved rooms after 3 days. Put my stuff in the luggage room as we went to aqua land on the Monday. Went to get my luggage Monday night and our inflatables have gone? Asked the manager reception and he said some one has taken them? Then I responded and he said inflatables are not allowed in there? So I am 110% he burst them. Why would he say that then say kid has taken them? Not on at all. Our rep is chasing it up now and if not would like to see CCTV. On the positive side: 4 receptionist over 2 shifts are most nicest people you will meet. Couldn't do enough for you. Please note there was only 3 English guest over 10 night stay. And it was a busy hotel.

Arrived the morning at resort to find our room wasn't ready until 2pm, we have over 12 hours of travel and our flights where 3 hours earlier due to the Ryan air flights being cancelled. As we know Cala Dor well we popped into town for a drink and arrived back On arrival back the room was then available we where on top floor room 312 it was immaculate and the more up to date room. There was no lifts so had to carry luggage up 2 flights of steep steps to ur room (feeling very sorry for the older generation with their luggage having to carry it upstairs) Food is brilliant no faults what so ever, only problems at this point that there was no mini disco on the first night but the second night all the songs where in German for the mini disco. More advise if you are not a plain Jane you will be stared at the whole of meal times and evening. By the second night we where slightly annoyed with the Germans for constantly staring. We watched tonight entertainment from our Balcony it was brilliant the entertainer put on a show called 'can't stop the beat' singing and dancing very good entertainment and the whole crowd was enjoying it! On the Tuesday morning morning there is slight overcast but 22 degrees, we made our way down to the pool side to get a good place to get the sun when it appears, most areas of the pool side are taken with towels over the tops of the sun loungers... terrible over 2 hours we sat before the bed then had people on clearly reserving loungers when hotel paperwork strictly say no reserving 5:30pm every day they have a sundown bingo all in German no good for us brits but was funny to watch This evening again mini disco is late over 20mins late whilst they set the stage up for entertainment When entertainment started all in German no translation of English or any other language, within 10 minutes of the entertainment starting we headed off to Betty's music bar! 5:30pm Wednesday sundown bingo was done on all three languages English, German and Spanish! Very happy Thursday meal was nothing we would eat so took ourselves for a mean at Indian johns then over to Betty's music bar! Friday we did not stay on the complex atall decided as it is our last night to have a meal in the food hall, we found a place to seat and the table was laid waiting for us... we went to get drinks the drink machine was turned off at the end of the hall we sat and also they had cleared away our table leaving us with no knives and forks it was 8pm the place was busy and food did not stop until 9pm, around half 7/8 bread was not available from the one end of the dining hall either they place a red barrier when they close the one end of the room closing down sections when not needed. Unfortunately for us we had an awful experience due to feeling unwelcome by the holiday makers we where if not the only two English on the resort, when your on holiday it's nice to speak to all walks of life we had no interaction with staff or holiday makers we had to go back to the local bars for us this experience of changing hotel from a 5 star to this 3 star was not a bright move, there was nothing at all wrong with the hotel it was lovely and the pool just sad we have to be stared at. We normally spend a lot of time round the pool and pool bar and meals from pool bar we done next to nothing, this year we have spent more money outside the complex as we felt so uncomfortable. My advice in a nutshell... if you can speak German go here British felt very unwelcomed by other holiday makers!

I visited this hotel in Sep 17 with my wife. We moved to this hotel after our original hotel was overbooked. We paid to upgrade to All Inclusive having been given Half Board. The food was generally good, catering for the predominantly German clientele. Don't let this bother you, we found the lack of Brits refreshing. The guests were friendly and polite, not what you always get. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the hotel was very clean. Our room was immaculate and in good repair, it would have been nice to have a sofa or chairs in our room as the only place to sit was the bed. The air con was not threat either. We didn't really watch the entertainment so can't really comment. That said the staff were very friendly.

A lovely hotel more a 4 star peaceful, relaxing, and clean. Food was lovely and I'm very picky always plenty of beds and rooms were clean, spacious only drawback was that bed was made into two separate beds was annoying as first holiday away with my partner

We stayed 10 nights all inclusive in block 9 on the 2nd floor and had a lovely pool view. I'd recommend if you need a ground floor apartment, then request via email in advance. There are no lifts. The hotel is really cleaned well and the rooms cleaned daily and towels changed every day. The staff in the bar are lovely and you don't wait long to be served. Lots of seating indoors and outdoors of the bar area. The food was as expected. Plenty of choice and fresh. Me and my partner usually found something but my 9 year old struggled and really wasn't friends with the food choices. He was happy eating the snack hotdogs and burgers that you can get through the day outside of main mealtimes and he loved the cakes. We made the effort to eat out a few times for a change of scenery and to keep him happy. The entertainment team were on site most of the day and did their best to keep everyone happy. The same team tried their best to put a show on each night for everyone. Downside was, they were hard to understand and rarely spoke English and most of what they did was aimed towards German guests. Unusually, my son found it hard to mix and make friends due to the lack of English children there which was a shame. The pool areas are fabulous however you need to be up early to claim an umbrella. There were always enough sun beds for everyone though. The children's splash park is fantastic for the younger guests. It's based at the back of the complex and across the road. There's a small bar up there serving limited drinks. Our room was lovely and modern. Nice big bathroom with shower only, however the air con had a lot to be desired. It was working but not brilliant. Looks like the rooms had had a refurb but the air con system not. We paid 3 euros per day for the safe but I think for what you pay for the holiday, this should be included. Out and about there are a few shops and restaurants up the road and our fave eating place was Indiana Johns. Lovely food and service. You can get a taxi at the rank into Cala Dor centre for roughly 6 euros. Worth a visit for more shops and bars. You must try the little train that stops outside the hotel which takes you all around the marina and into Cala Dor. Bit of a bumpy ride but a nice little experience. I don't think we'll be back again but glad we came and tried it.

We read all the reviews before booking our stay and weren't put off by the prospect of bad entertainment or few English guests because we didn't think either of these would bother us. And to a large extent it didn't although the Entertainment team spoke predominantly German and so sending our 5 English speaking 5 year old to the kids club proved a bad idea. Most nights the 'show' consisted of the 5 strong entertainment team miming to music and dancing. The biggest draw back to our stay was the room. Our party included myself, my husband, my 16 year old daughter and a 5 year old. When we arrived we were opened our hotel room to find a double bed, a single bed and a cot. I don't know who they thought the cot was for but we went and asked for a bigger room only to be told all the rooms in the hotel are the same size. I suspect that there would have been enough room in there for a family with two small children but as one of our children was adult size it was a real squash when they replaced the cot with a folding bed. Therefore, my advice would be to choose a different hotel if you have bigger kids and want space to move around in your room. Another negative was the food. We are not fussy eaters and can generally find something everywhere but we were disappointed at several meal times. What I found most disturbing was that meals were often labelled as 'fish and meats' - well what meats and what fish? There was lots of repetition and we found that whatever vegetable was left over from the night before was fried in batter for breakfast! Mmm battered broccoli with greasy sausage, baked beans, hash browns, fried rind (meant to be bacon) and rock-like croissants. On the plus side the splash pool was perfect for our 5 year old. The splash pool is located across the road from the main hotel and we found that it was much quieter than the main pool, always easy to find beds and although the pool bar there only serves soft drinks and beer it was a lovely way to spend the day. Whilst I wouldn't slate this hotel because it did have its plus points and we managed to enjoy our holiday, we loved Majorca and cala d'or, I also wouldn't go as far as recommending this hotel to any of my friends or family.

Booked this hotel at the last minute for 3 nights, we weren't expecting much due to the price but was pleasantly surprised. Check in was quick, rooms are nice and cool and clean and newly decorated, with a large bathroom. The reception and corridors could do with updating to match the rooms however. There isn't a lift which wasn't a problem for us but could see it being a problem for people with prams/wheelchairs etc. Food was hit and miss but seemed fresh, worst part was the hit breakfasts which didn't have anything we liked but they had plenty of pastries and fruit. Pool was a great size. As other reviews state this hotel is aimed at germans regarding the entertainment. All inclusive drinks included a small amount of cheap spirits and cocktails out of a machine which weren't the best tasting. All in all we had a great time here but can't justify giving more than 3 stars after doing other reviews of better hotels.

Reading the reviews before I was so worried about visiting but this hotel is so lovely , I haven't stayed in a three star hotel for a while and was concerned about the standards of food and stuff but how wrong was I .. The food was so lovely I couldn't fault it there was always fresh food being cooked and the standards of cleanliness were so high all the staff worked so hard keep it all clean. The children's pool was the massive highlight for me and my 19month old it was so amazing. Excellent location to the Cala egos it's 2 minute walk to lots of supermarkets , shops , bars and restaurants. Take the opportunities to have photos with the photography team they are so lovely and the prices of photos are so reasonable 4euro per photo Everyone said that it being a German hotel was a negative but they were all so lovely and friendly , the children's club was mainly German based but my little one wasn't interested anyway .... Overall a lovely hotel , I would Say close to a 4star more than 3 star with the standards of food and the surrounding areas with the pool ... The rooms were lovely cleaned every day and couldn't fault them at all. Excellent work everyone keep up the hard work xxx

My husband and I took our two kids (4 years and 7 months) for a week in May. The hotel was very clean, lovely rooms and very family friendly. My 4 year old loved the splash park so much. Rooms Before we arrived I emailed and asked for a ground floor quiet apartment and that is exactly what we got. Block 7 and 8 are the quietest and next to the car park. We hired a car so this was convenient. Clean and modern. There was a TV, fridge, shower, hair dryer (small). Bath towels (bring your own beach towels). We brought our own travel cot for our baby. We booked 2 adults and 1 child - there was no additional cost for our baby. Entertainment Great facilities - this is a German hotel so everything was in German but there was an effort to translate to English too. Our 4 year old did get a little lonely as he found it hard to make friends and communicate. Not an issue if you are going with friends or in a group. Food Fantastic for an all inclusive! A wide range and tasty. The staff work really hard and we always found a clean table. Location Right next to cala egos centre where there are bars, supermarkets, restaurants and 2 beaches in walking distance. We hired a car and went to playa Mondrago beach - was lovely just bring a pack lunch and walking shoes. Great holiday, perfect for kids and very reasonably priced. More like a 4 star hotel not a 3 star.

Sa cova Blanca, 1 Cala Dor Mallorca

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Hotel Cala Dor Gardens places you within a leisurely stroll of Caló de ses Egos and Cala d'Or Marina. This 296-room, 3-star property welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Caló des Corral and sa Barca Trencada are also close to this Santanyi property.


This property has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


The 296 rooms are air-conditioned and have safes and phones. Guests can expect to find TVs with satellite channels.

Property features

A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a terrace are featured at Hotel Cala Dor Gardens. Free offsite parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 403 reviews