A guest in August

Posted on 4th August, 2013

Hi Tony…We arrived home late Friday evening from our week stay at Cala Nova.  I have to say after my initial fears of it looking a bit tired around the edges, our holiday was full of positives.  My sister and I (39 & 42) took our children (10, 11 and 19) on a last-minute getaway seeking sun and relaxation with activities for the children too.  Yes, you could hear everything whilst in the room but I have to say the decorum of the holidaymakers was well implemented even though it was extremely busy.  Majority of them were "All-inclusive" and we only experienced one night of being kept awake into the early hours due to loud heated discussions in the outside seating area below our room.

( If there is noise after midnight, a call to Reception/Security will result in a visit to the noisy ones with a request for quiet - Tony)

 The hospitality of the staff and the animation team were fantastic and very welcoming.  We were staying on a Half Board basis and the food was very plentiful and varied.  I can be a fussy eater and would certainly never choose fast food options so I was pleasently surprised to see that all preferences were catered for.  A big plus for me.  Admittedly it's a little cramped around the main pool area and we had to do the "sun bed run" every morning by 7am if we wanted beds near to each other.  This I think will always happen no matter what the tour reps advice.  The positive side to this was the socialisation, getting to speak to others.  We found that many British holidaymakers were "returners" and had been doing so for many years.  My daughter (19) was speaking to a group of similar aged guys who said they'd been coming year after year since they were young.  It really helped make everyone feel part of a community.  My sister and I never felt isolated or intimidated being on our own.  And we loved the location of the hotel and felt that if the standards/decor of the hotel were tweaked there's no reason why Cala Nova could not have an extra star!!  The only negatives I have were: a) Extortionate prices of bottled water.  b) No fridge in the room unless hired  c) Highly priced safety deposit box  d) No facility of beach/pool towels.  e)  No free wifi in a specific area of the hotel.  Yes, these extras probably come standard with most four stars that we usually stay in but Cala Nova are offering the service but charging steep prices for which I don't think is necessary.  …But we all had a wonderful holiday and possibly would return to the Cala Nova again.  I look forward to viewing your fantastic, informative website Tony.  I hope you continue to have such wonderful family holidays at the Cala Nova.

Kind regards,

Rebecca

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