Iberostar Club Cala Barca - All Inclusive4.5 out of 5.0
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We have just returned from our 10th visit to Club Cala Barca and I have to say that it was our best year ever. The hotel keeps improving year after year and really does cater for the whole family. My 14 year old Alicia made lots of friends her age. My husband loves to snorkel at the beautifully clean private beach and I love relaxing with a cocktail on the sun loungers taking in the lovely views! The staff could not be more friendly and accommodating and our room is always immaculately clean and spacious.
We have just got home from a brilliant week here. I booked this hotel after a lot of research and as were looking for somewhere with kids entertainment, close to nice beaches and away from built up areas this looked perfect. However, it totally exceeded our expectations! First, this resort's biggest asset is its amazing team of staff. There are so many all working so hard to keep a busy resort spotless and all of the guests happy. The entertainment team were superb and really made it so special for our son (Wilfred) even though he was too young to join the kids club they went out of their way to include him, greet him every day and to give him cuddles! PACO, MILA and MARTA particularly deserve a mention - you were such heroes to him. Thank you for his medal, he was so proud! The evening entertainment and kids disco were a real surprise - hilarious, talented and really enjoyable. Food was also fantastic and far better than any other resort or hotel we've been to. The quality and amount of seafood was really impressive. The Mediterranean restaurant was well worth booking and more relaxing than the main restaurant. Drinks were fab, varied and swiftly served in all locations. The whole resort is impeccably maintained and beautiful. So unique to have so many trees alongside clean clear pools. The room was really nice, spacious and clean and well looked after by 'Lady'. We had a 'family room with garden view' which was perfect. The walk to the main area is not a problem from most of the blocks over the road. I recognise that some reviews say this resort is too busy, I imagine it might be in the summer holidays, but if you are a family with young kids/toddlers and can avoid the few busiest weeks then you won't be disappointed. The mix of nationalities is nice and all guest were friendly with well behaved children. The beach on site is nice for a play in the afternoon, some reviews criticise the seaweed but that is just natural and part of the National Park ecosystem that this resort shares. The 3 other beaches within 10-15 minutes walk are some of the nicest I've ever visited (including in comparison with Indian ocean and Caribbean beaches). Finally, a few suggestions... - Maybe recycling bins in pool areas and near rooms would be good? Much of our waste was paper or plastic which was unnecessarily going in waste bins. - Could you keep consistent with opening times of the ice cream cart? Our boy was a bit disappointed when promised one but it was often closed (we snuck some out of the restaurants in coffee cups instead!). -The baby club room could do with some investment, a great idea but a bit small when busy on wet days and there were very few toys or space for colouring. Marta kindly let us join the kids club to do some colouring and to play puzzles. - Also, maybe you could introduce child's wristbands which could have the parents details and room numbers written on, it seems easy for kids to wander off at the disco and pool when busy? So, finally Thank You Iberostar and Club Cala Barca for a wonderful holiday! We will be back, if only to see Starky and Stella again!
We had a two week family break in June. Two adults and 15 & 10 year olds. Amazing hotel. Beautifully cleaned and kept. All staff very friendly and extremely helpful. We only watched the evening entertainment and it was very varied and enjoyable. Both of our children enjoyed it. Swimming pools are great we alway managed to find a nice spot to chill. Great location also the beach a great and fantastic for snorkelling. Food. Very varied and lots of choice. Fresh food, fresh fish all cooked perfectly. Kids had loads of choice too. Themed nights every day. We also used another restaurant you had to booked and they catered for our dietary needs by cooking us a special dish, staff couldn't have helped any more. The hotel is located a cab ride from the nearest town. We did hire a car and it was a short journey to the nearest town. This was the first time we had hired a car on holiday and I would definitely recommend. The roads were very quite and by the end of our holiday we were both confident driving around and would hire again. During our stay, a fire started in a local field. The fire brigade were on hand straight away. The fire was controlled. As a precaution the hotel staff were all hands on deck and had fire hose pipes ready if needed. The fire was well under control anyway but I believe the hotel staff did this to reassure the guests. Even the managers were doing their rounds to guest to reassure them. The complex felt very safe and a brilliant place to take children I will be booking again for next year. Absolutely beautiful hotel and location. Also Mallorca is a stunning island to visit.
We stayed here at the beginning of September for 5 nights. Before we went I had emailed the hotel to ask for a ground floor accomadation not too far from main facilities as my mother had walking difficulties. We had booked a basic family room. When we arrived they had upgraded us to a delux family room priority location in Block 55. This turned out to be ideal. The staff could not do enough for you. Food was plentiful and varied. It was a fantastic complex. I really could not fault it, other than maybe the restaurant staff were a bit too swift in clearing up your plates at the table. It made things seem slightly rushed. This is a small point however and I generally could not thank the staff enough. My father had a fall while he was there and the pool staff were exceptionally attentive. Although this is mainly a family resort I feel it is also suitable for everyone.
We booked last minute through Thomas Cook, just wanted some sun and a relaxing week away which is exactly what we got. I feel we were really lucky with the room as it was spacious and clean with nice little touches from the maid that left sweets and flowers on the bed every day. The hotel food was nice - not amazing but good enough not to feel like you were in a nice restaurant rather than a canteen. Sometimes we weren't necessarily given enough information upfront as to how things worked. We didnt realise we had to book for the restaurants by certain times and some of there restaurants had table service for drinks one night but not the next - that being said the entire staff were always helpful and smiling, nothing was too big an ask. The hotel itself is only a mile walk at most to Puerto Pedro and it was great to be able to rock walk around the cliffs to the beaches at Park Mondrago - possibly not the best activity if you have young children though! We were there in September after the kids had gone back to school and were told that the hotel was not at full capacity. Most of the guests staying were either couples like us or families with children that were toddlers or younger. We felt like it was a perfect amount of people for the size of the hotel and the pools/restaurants etc I presume peak season would have been a bit chaotic and very crowded. We had a really lovely time and were definitely happy with our booking.
Went as a large group of family in August. The while complex is so big it feels like a village rather than a hotel. The kids loved the pools, and the food is plentiful and good. Loads of things to do and kids club is good. All inclusive is good though bar staff have some petty rules on what can and cannot be served where and in which quantities. Tennis and football great facilities. The only problem is the size of this place. It's far too big to feel intimate. If your room is at the top end of the resort you will have plenty of walking to do. We also went at the end of the school holidays and it was manic! Often struggled to get a free table at dinner due to the amount of people here. Stayed at an Iberostar in Crete last year and enjoyed it far more than this. The hotel is near to some OK beaches but any trip to shops or a pharmacy involves a bus trip or a taxi. The place is spotlessly clean and the staff are helpful. One other grumble is the entertainment. For the size of the complex and the cost, the entertainment really should be better than awful, and it really is awful! On the whole a big place with lots of features but you may be better to choose somewhere a little smaller, quieter and cheaper.
I've been fortunate enough to stay at some lovely, top end 4 Star hotels, but sadly this isn't one of them. The resort setting is beautiful in the middle of a nature reserve, but I just felt that the resort and facilities were just a little tired. 10 out if 10 for the entertainment staff, who gave everything day after day. The private beach is a bonus and looks beautiful, but seaweed prevents you venturing too far and there's limited shade. The food is OK, and freshly cooked, but not always the higher quality ingredients. The complex just felt a little claustrophobic for us and far too many people for the facilities. And suitable for young families, there is lot of young families. Sadly we won't be returning. And for the first time in a long time I was mauled by Mosquitos, particularly by the beach bar.
We travelled with friends. This is a family hotel with a capital 'F' there is absolutely nothing for adults. The entertainment is only for children, there is no adults only area so children are everywhere, no quiet area, With 7 pools there could easily had been an area for adults. Entertainment for children only. Mealtimes were nightmarish, a cacophony of screaming children. The book able restaurants were better, much more quiet. That being said, our room was very good, a one bedroom apartment, spacious, clean with loads of space. The food was plentiful and good. Drinks were good quality, premium spirits if you asked, with Cava available constantly. This is a great hotel for families but has nothing to appeal to adults. Staff were great, always smiling, so pleasant. This hotel was billed as family orientated so we were warned but had hoped to have some adult only areas
we stayed here for the second time last week sept 5-12 since our last visit they ad added street food trucks and nice benches and one of the buffet restaurants themed in night the main restaurant has show cooking and lots of variety if you like quiet meals then the med restaurant is nice also tex mex is bookable and that's nice all the staff always have a smile on their faces and work very hard - bar reception , waiters, and entertainment but a special thanks to the room cleaners who work hard and always happy well done we did not get up early but always found a sunbed near a pool but some sunbeds in need of repair
The perfect destination for a family with young children, fantastic food, friendly and helpful staff, great kids entertainment. very clean and tidy. Swimming pools are strategically placed all around the area, so there is always a pool nearby.
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