Hotel Bahia Cala Ratjada
What We Love
- Adults-only Balearic bliss complete with rooftop solarium, swimming pool, spa and moreSwinging in a poolside hammock or lazing on a Balinese bed on the rooftop solarium
- Enjoying a poolside lunch, with tasty tapas and a glass of wine
- Staying in an adults-only hotel, for a supremely relaxing holiday
What To Know
- The nearest beach is a 10-minute walk away
- Free WiFi works well
- Free onsite parking is available
The Balearic island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean has long been favoured by visitors for its sunny climate and the even sunnier disposition of its people. After only a short time here you’ll have eased into the holiday vibe, with its sandy beaches and clear seas perfect for tanning, swimming and a raft of water sports. Hotel Bahia Cala Ratjada, named after the popular seaside resort in which it sits, is a welcoming adults-only retreat, set a little apart from all the buzz but within easy reach of a couple of great beaches.
A gleaming white four-storey affair, its modern design nods to the traditional, with red-tiled roofs, arched covered balconies and balustraded staircase leading to a rooftop solarium, complete with Balinese beds and loungers. Take a cooling dip down in the secluded outdoor pool, or simply laze with a good book while swinging in a hammock. Up the relaxation stakes even further with a soothing massage or sauna session in the spa. Release your inner child in the play area, with XBox One, Wii and Play Station 4 all on hand for hours of fun.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, sample tasty local specialities in the buffet-style restaurant, open throughout the day. Get to know fellow guests at the sociable poolside bar, which lays on live entertainment, dancing, and music shows three times a week.
How to Get There
We booked through Secret Escapes and read the previous reviews before we left. Nuff said. Because the hotel is so far from the airport we decided to rent a car. Amazing value at £55.00 for 5 days with all insurance etc. And we are very glad we did. In November we are at the very end of the season and this is reflected in the town and the hotel, with most things closed.
Our flight was changed and we were due to arrive after the restaurant had closed. A quick call and the hotel were made aware and would have cold food waiting. Good service!
We arrived and were greeted by Maria who gave us a double upgrade and a glass of champagne, She was friendly, welcoming and proved a great guide to the treats of the island.
The hotel is very stylish and comfortable. The beds (yes, two beds pushed together) were very comfortable. The shower was lovely.
What wasn't so good was the restaurant. The food was very limited, nearly always cold despite being under heat lamps. I expect in high season it would have been better - we were only a few days before they closed for the winter. The coffee was either weak and tasteless or too strong and bitter. Sorry, but those dispensing machines will never produce a good cup of coffee.
We took advantage of having a car and did a lot of exploring and driving around the mountain roads to remote coves and beaches. To be honest, Cala Ratjada was almost completely closed with only a few restaurants open. It may have been a bit limiting without wheels.
Stylish, comfortable, friendly staff and welcoming. As my old teacher used to say, could try a bit harder, though in certain areas.
Oh - in addition, yes, very German - the whole of that area of the island is.
We stayed here through a Secret Escapes deal and were very concerned about what we were going to find from some of the other reviews.
After a very straightforward flight and transfer, we arrived at the hotel to be greeted by a very cheerful and helpful receptionist who gave us a glass of bubbly and happily informed us we had been upgraded to a chill out suite. This turned out to be an amazing stroke of luck as the weather was AWFUL but sitting back in the hot tub in the room looking out at the rain felt like a lovely indulgence - the weather didn’t matter so much any more!
In the room there was a bottle of wine and some fresh fruit awaiting us. Again, softened the blow of the weather.
The room itself was nice, yes there were two beds but also a sofa bed and thankfully, duvets as it was freezing. In addition to the jacuzzi bath there was a spacious shower room (which fortunately wasn’t in the actual room - however the door didn’t shut flush to the wall which seemed an odd design feature. One needs some privacy in the bathroom!) We had a balcony which overlooked a wooded area to the front of the hotel.
The hotel has outdoor and indoor pool areas which we didn’t take full advantage of due to the weather, however the indoor pool/spa area looked lovely and if we visit again we will definitely plan a day relaxing in there. There’s a lithe bar area by the pool serving a good range of spirits etc and very reasonably priced beer compared to other bars in the resort.
The hotel is well situated about a 10 min walk from the main Cala Ratjada town with its lovely seafront bars and restaurants. It was very quiet with many places closed until next year but we found several lovely places to eat lunch and found everyone to be friendly and helpful- yes it is predominately German tourists but everyone appreciated a basic Spanish attempt so it didn’t matter that we were British. The hotel is also well situated for a pleasant walk to Cala Agulla, as well as the town’s beaches of Cala Gat and Son Moll.
The food in the hotel restaurant was better than expected also. Breakfast always had a fairly decent hot selection (tomatoes, sausage, eggs etc) and we always found something pleasant for the evening meal. The salad bar was particularly tasty and we appreciated the small selection of cheeses to end the meal with. A special mention must be given to the chocolate mousse/cake - with strawberries and ice cream this was a taste sensation!
So would we return?. If the toilet door closed properly this would be 100% gem of a find but nevertheless we would come back without hesitation. But with better weather.....
We have recently returned from a stay at Bahia Cala Rajarda. Hotel was pleasant, clean and modern and very close to beaches and bars and shops. These are the things we would say about it.
Transfer was so very long so I would be tempted to get a taxi next time as it took nearly 3hrs 14 drop offs whereas a taxi would be just over an hour.
On arrival the reception staff were very nice and we had a glass of fizz, just what we needed after long drive. Sadly not all reception staff were quite as pleasant. There was one lady who was rude in her manner and very abrupt.
room was small but clean bright and had a fridge and a safe. Good size balcony. Disappointed when you book a double to get to singles pushed together. However they were comfortable beds. Rooms were
Kept clean and tidy by housekeeping. Shower was
Fab. Had frosted doors so not much privacy but this didn’t bother us. Air con in room as well as heating.
dining room as bright and clean and what you would expect from experience. There was outdoor seating which was nice but limited. Breakfast was the same each day but have to say some days food was cold and could not work out why. Biggest problem was the hot drinks station which seemed to go into melt down everyday creating large queues.
Food was basic but again I think from experience this is what you’d expect. Although at times if stuff ran out that was it no more was cooked. We ate out 3 nights out of then 7.
Biggest complaint for this section was how strict they were in not allowing you to take your unfinished drink out to pool bar ridiculous rule would like to know why please?
Spa and sauna very nice and a great addition if weather not great. I’m had a massage which was
This was a bit of a joke as the sun beds were regimnetally lined up and if you dared to move them like we did you were reprimanded and there was a lifeguard on duty all day for a pool no bigger than a hot tub and no one ever in the pool.!!!!
Pool was freezing cold!!!
All in all a nice hotel, but some strict rules which we felt were unnecessary, some staff need to learn how
To treat people better as I saw a few times how they spoke to people in front of lots of other people. This was always the reception staff so needs addressing.
The resort was lovely and lots to do and didn’t bother us that it was mainly a
German resort we knew that before we came.
We recently stayed at Hotel Bahia after booking with secret escapes. Check in receptionist was very helpful and friendly, room was immaculate, fridge and safe in room which was very useful. Room was cleaned daily, yes the double bed is two singles pushed together but this wasn’t a problem and gave us plenty of space.We were half board and had a good range of choice for both breakfast and supper. All staff were very kind and accommodating. Lovely surprise on my husbands birthday to receive a bottle of bubbly from the hotel. We would definitely return from the kind and warm welcome we received from the staff. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Want an enjoyable or romantic holiday? Well, do NOT come to this hotel. The staff are outright rude, they implement rules against guests that aren’t printed anywhere or told to you at any point. Which is odd, considering they seem to want you to share everything else. The shower & sink are actually IN the bedroom itself, so if you are showering, make sure to put your “do not disturb sign up” unless you want someone to walk in on you like the start of some sort of low budget porn. The toilet door is frosted glass that leaves about an inch & a half gap between the door & the door frame, so when the awful food makes you violently ill (& it will - avoid all meats), your partner can hear, see & smell you projectile vomit. So, in sum, if communal prison showering or pooping yourself to death in front of an audience isn’t your dream holiday, probably best to avoid this place.