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Iberostar Club Cala Barca - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here with two kids aged 6 & 3. Unfortunately this wasn't the right place for us. There were many positives but overall the stay for us was spoiled by the negatives so i'll start there. Resort was far too big, unless you are staying in one of the two central blocks then little legs will get exhausted. We had to carry our kids around a lot which isn't easy. The top pool with the kids slides was crazy busy as was the pool adjacent to it and it smelt of sick the whole time. Sunbeds usual fight to get one and you have to be up very early. Food of a decent standard unless like us you are vegetarian, in which case it's really poor and really repetitive, even more so for the kids. It's a shame that so much effort goes into meat and seafood but so little for veggie alternatives. Main restaurant is a madhouse at times and you can be fighting for seats sometimes which is a shame. We moved rooms in the 2nd week to the old block at the top of the resort. Whilst older décor the pools were quieter and nicer for our kids. Once again the lack of vegetarian food by this pool was very poor and the buggys that take you to the main resort at times were non existent which leads to sad tired kids and angry parents. The cons were nice staff, plentiful food, decent shows in the evening and lots of pools.

Stayed here for two weeks due to a wedding. Wouldn’t return as the canteen was like a 1960’s holiday camp struggled to find a table most nights. About 45 of our friends stayed here and around 40 of us suffered with debilitating diarrhoea and sickness no doubt caused by the lack of hygiene around food or the regular sick or bottom accident in the pool. Could be good if there was an order to queue for tables and were shown to table by waiter and the hygiene was addressed

Stayed for 2 weeks in July 2017. Everything about the complex is great, perfect for a relaxing family holiday. The hotel itself is lovely, the rooms are great and the staff fantastic. The restaurants on offer have plenty of variety for all of the family (even the fussy ones) and the a-la-carte options are great for a more relaxing meal. The snack carts near the pools are great if you don’t want to go to a restaurant for lunch. There are plenty of pools spread around the rooms so you don’t need to go to far if you wish to stay close to your own room, the entertainment is there for children and adults alike if you wish to join in. Overall cant speak highly enough of Club Cala Barca and have booked to go back for summer 2018.

Booked through Thomas Cook as family of four (2 adults, 6 and 3 year old) for a week. Originally hotel reserved our room away from main area, but very friendly Catriene on check in upgraded us to a room on the main complex overlooking the tennis courts. A great location and very accessible to everything. Thank you. All staff very friendly and welcoming. Apartment clean. A few housekeeping problems, but nothing major. Not enough towels, sliding wardrobe mirror broken, but repaired. Due to main complex location, it was noisy most nights until eleven thirty pm. Food was better than expected. Main buffet restaurant served a good choice of seafood, meats, salad and desserts and different theme every night. Other restaurants can be booked in advance, but we didn't have a problem getting a table last minute. Restaurants definitely family orientated, so don't expect an atmosphere suited for romantic meal for two. Alcoholic drinks and cocktails not so great. Soft drinks branded and fine. Entertainment great for the children, not so much for the adults. Children were happy, we were happy. Kids club available, although my children didn't use it. The children that were there seemed to enjoy it and were always smiling. Entertainers tried most days to encourage our children to attend, so got effort from them. Hotel beach not good. Worth traveling a little further to Cala Mondrago beach. Taxi ride from hotel for family of four only five euros. Most beach loungers reserved by ten am and beach gets busy, so arrive early and bring your own parasol and beach towels. You need to call the hotel to get a taxi ride back as there is no taxi rank. Overall, a good family friendly resort.

We went with a group of friends in May. We had visited Majorca the previous year at a different hotel and this year opted for the all inclusive option. This was a big mistake. The hotel is advertised as a four star hotel. This it was defintiely not! The main restaurant (buffet restaurant) was ridiculously packed. There were never any seats and no form of queues for any of the food stations. The food was also not four star standard. It is also advertised that there are other restaurants on site. We assumed these would be table service with possibly a set menu, as at other all inclusive holidays we have been on. It was not. They were also buffet style restaurants and, as they were themed, had even less choice. As a result, we ate out most nights. The entertainment at night was average but the staging area was packed and the hotel simply couldn't cope with the volume of guests. At some points, it was bordering on dangerous. The pool areas were also packed and, at one point, the kid's pool was descended upon by the kid's club; around 25 kids with 2 adults - no life jackets, armbands etc. whilst the staff chatted to the lifeguards. Shocking to see! We then moved to another pool which was quiet but was in need of maintenance. This is not a 4 star hotel and we will certainly not be visiting again.

We stayed for 5 nights mid October in 2017. 2 adults and 2 boys - both 2 years old. positives: Nice hotel grounds Nice swimming pools Hotel staff very friendly and helpful - can't fault them Negatives: Very poor food Hygiene - all restaurants buffet style - even drinks - glasses are not cleaned properly - very poor! If you are vegetarian be prepared to live of poorly made pizza, chips and pasta - we asked if anything else could be made for us - but they said they could not do this as the menu for the week had been set!! They have NO CLUE about vegetarian / vegan food - they think its ok to add ham to boiled peas and carrots!!! The hotel says there are 3 restaurants - but be warned the food is EXACTLY the same in all 3!! - even the food trucks have the same food!!! Drinks are horrible - cheap and nasty Room A/C does not work properly - so I can imagine in the summer months it would get very hot! Entertainment for kids (under 5's) is very late.. starts at around 9pm!! Rooms do not have a kettle or tea making facilities (first hotel I have EVER been to that does not have this!!) To sum up.. nice hotel grounds and staff.. but if you are vegetarian then AVOID!

Before we start the review of the hotel I think it is worth pointing out that we had nightmare 24hours with Jet2 who are normally very good. However they forgot to mention when booking the holiday that we would be waiting nearly 2 hours for our transfer to set off from the airport to Cala D’or once we had landed. They said on the coach this was due to a delay in the airport. However it seemed a little strange that when other flights arrived not on time we waited for their passengers and when the coach was full we set off. This isn’t normally 2 bad but when you have a 4 and 2 year old stuck on a coach for 2 hours at 9 o clock at night followed by 1 and a half hour transfer still to !!!!. When we finally arrived at our hotel after a very long transfer the coach driver was extremely unprofessional and rude. My wife simply asked him if this was our hotel when we arrived as it was pitch black and there was no rep or tour guide on the coach or outside the hotel waiting that spoke English. He proceeded to get out of the coach mumble to himself and pretty much slam the door in my wife’s face. When we checked in with two very tired children and 3 hours late we remembered we had upgraded to a garden room view. We were very disappointed when we opened the balcony door at 1 o clock in the morning to be able to see into another apartment’s living room 10 meters in front. We mentioned this to reception in the morning and to their credit they sorted it quickly after allocating us several rooms on ground floor with no railing to stop the kids running off into the national park!! We finally got a level 1 apartment. The hotel itself was a great family hotel and made our holiday very enjoyable. As a family of 4 we were very pleased with our choice of hotel. Staff were fantastic and couldn’t do enough for you and that was from cleaners all the way up to Managers. The hotel was very clean and tidy. Or room (eventually) was nice and a decent size for a family of 4. The food was of a good standard for an all-inclusive in Europe, however when you are in the main dining hall be prepared for the pushing and shoving as manners seem to go out of the window when food and drink are involved. There are 2 other different restaurants which you have unlimited access to which we found very good and a lot more civilised rather than the stampede and pushing. We also found the night entertainment quite good, yes it isn’t world class (and cheesy) but it entertained our 4 and 2 year old with the mini disco which allowed us to have some down time. It can also get very busy around the stage with parents sometimes eyeballing each other should another parent step into the eye line of them watching their child. After the kids disco there was always a show on which again wasn’t the best but everybody seemed to enjoy the ABBA tribute band and Bubble Man etc so they can’t have been that bad. The kid’s entertainment we found was very good in the day. The kids can go and see Martha and her staff (who were excellent) at Kids (mini mini mini) Club, or they can get involved with activities around the hotel and there are loads, and if that fails there is a large splash park and various size swimming pools around the complex. We did find another pool away from the main complex that was lovely and quiet. It was like nobody knew about it and was up near the old style apartments. It also served food and drink so we spent quite a few days there away from the hustle and bustle. The beach by the hotel itself we found was quite a let-down. The smell was horrendous and the terrain wasn’t the best for the kids. Also the restaurant down on the beach wasn’t part of the all inclusive. However walk up the road for around half a mile or a little further and there are some lovely beaches that are definitely worth a visit. We got a taxi there for I think 5 euro’s and walked back. If it hadn’t been for the first 24 hours Cala Barca would have got 5 stars from us and we have already talked about returning. If it’s a family holiday with young children you’re looking for this is the place to come.

The first time staying at this particular resort and it was amazing! The food was always tasty and extremely well prepared in all the restaurants, including the main eating hall, and the snack food was available at every pool and never disappointed with its choice. The Mexican and Mediterranean restaurants made it nice to have a change of food throughout the stay and the two hosts Victor and Hana were so lovely and polite every time. The entertainment was good and had a variety of shows every night and a disco with bar until midnight which I had never seen before at a hotel resort, also, no noise was hear from the room. Everywhere was extremely clean, our room was cleaned and had fresh towels everyday including pool towels. Most of the bar was self service which made it easy to get drinks when ever we wanted, with prossecco bottles out as well! It was sometimes hard to get seats to watch the entertainment but had large steps to sit on which weren't the best solution but worked. there was always sun beds available at your own block pool but needed to get there early to get them near the main pools. The best beach to go to would be caladore (but does get busy) or sa coma even though it is a while away.

excellent facilties,friendly helpful staff .we ended up here due too our flights being cancelled .norweign airlines paid for us all inc from tues till the sat .on arrival we were welcomed with open arms taken straight for a meal .then booked in and a buggy and drver loaded our cases and drove us too our apartment.great roomy apartment overlooking 1 of many pools,with a snack bar .plenty to do hear has a waterpark for kids several swimming pools ,and beaches ,shops on sight.several resturants food was great plenty of choice .beware jellyfish in the sea.high recc the starfish boat trip .fresh water given everyday in a big bottle .shampoo,cond ,etc even shower gel left for you ,hairdryer inc .weekend got veryyy busy sat /sun due to spanish mexican coming for the weekend .entertainment was great kids really looked after ,several clubs for them .snack bars dotted threw out the complex .free learn to scuba dive.doctor on site .only down side is in the middle of nowere really so you need to get a bus or a taxi or hire a car if you wanted to leave complex and explore .but with 8/9 pools 2 beaches .boat trips etc plenty to do on sight.even horse riding .cant fault the staff everywere .A star .free wifi .

My flight was cancelled and so me and my family were put up in this hotel for 3 days. We were given all inclusive (except alcohol). The staff were so helpful and amazing - nothing was too much! The food was good - wide variety of choice! Great for families and especially kids! Plenty of activities - tennis, swimming pools, football, private beach etc. Would recommend to anyone unless you want an adult only - no kids holiday then don’t go as it’s a very family place! But couldn’t have been put in a better hotel.

Sa Barca Trancada, s/n Santanyi Mallorca

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Iberostar Club Cala Barca - All Inclusive places you within 2 miles (3 km) of S'Amarador Beach and Cala Mondrago Beach. This 695-room, 4.5-star aparthotel welcomes guests with 4 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the aparthotel is also close to Mondragó Natural Park and Cala d'Or Marina.


Dining

This aparthotel is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 695 apartments are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and safes. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.


Property features

At Iberostar Club Cala Barca - All Inclusive, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this beach aparthotel include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Family Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Room (Basic)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Room, Garden View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Room, Garden View (Unlimited Service)

Queen 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2594 reviews