“Lovely villa in ideal location” Recently stayed in this villa with 3 year old, 9 month old and 3 other adults. Villa was clean, comfortable, spacious and above all very secure. All essential equipment was provided along with some extras. It was ideally located close to supermarket, beaches, restaurants/bars, medical centres etc. Although closest beach was only a few minutes walk away we spent most of our time in the pool - kids and adults loved it. We fully intend to return again.
“Very good but!” The bungalow by Cala Gran in Cala D'or is in a lovely complex and an ideally located close to the town. The bungalow is as close to the beach as you can get which can be good or bad depending on what you want. The bungalows are close together without being invasive which is perfect. Although there are plenty of steps down from the road and up from the beach. The apartment itself is nicely finished, although certainly not as pristine as the photos suggest and the bathrooms could do with updating. The facilities cover the basics, just about and not much else. Don't expect a welcome pack or a mid week laundry service or a dvd collection or anything but you have everything you need. Just! You're paying handsomely for the location and that's it but it is a pretty impressive location. The swimming pool within the complex is an added bonus but the location is key, close to town and beach. Perfect!
The only reason for the very good rating is the mealy mouthed provisions in the apartment, that could have tipped it into the excellent bracket but it was certainly disappointing.
Would I go back..yes. Is it a good location..yes. Was it worth the money..maybe. Was the €100 plus booking fee justified..no!
“Couldn't ask for a better 'home' for our stay” It's always a risk staying somewhere for the first time but John and his apartment were 100% on the button.
Spacious clean, tidy well equipped and a view to die for!
The complex is well situated for a 5 minute walk to old town and just over 10 minutes walk to Playa del Carmen. Not a complaint but the walk back is not for those who don't like or can't do hills!! But there are taxis aplenty.
Thanks John would not hesitate to stay there again
“11 days of bliss” Booked this on the basis of other good reviews about Don Joaquin and not disappointed. Don Joaquin is a lovely small apartment block development-quiet, exceptionally well kept, lovely gardens and secure parking. Apartment was a really good size and well furnished. Great layout and 2 bathrooms which is a real bonus. Got the morning sun on the balcony which had a great lookout and partial sea view. Need to take a hair dryer but that's all. Flat screen 42ins TV with Freeview and could probably get Sky if you take your own card. We didn't use the Air Con as didn't need it. Very good communication with the friendly owners who were very helpful with advise regarding car hire, area info and very prompt return of deposit upon return of keys. There was everything you needed in local area although we did hire a car because we wanted to explore .You can look at this apartment on You Tube which we did. A very good holiday from start to finish.
“Fantastic apartment” We have just come back from our fifth visit to Mick and Sue's apartment, so that speaks for itself. Everything is so local, shops buses English shop bottom of the road. Two big supermarkets both in waliking distance Plenty of places to eat.There is everything in the apartment which you need. Weather was fantastic. Our favourite place to eat is El Gusto, but you need to book because its so popular.Thanks again for letting us stop.
Barbara and Tom Stewart.Birmingham
“Family vacation” The villa was huge and was perfect for 13 members of my family , the pool was great and regularly cleaned , would recommend a car but the bars and restaurants are within a 10 minute walk . All round great family holiday .
“Superb !!” We Stayed in this apartment for one week in April 2013. We have stayed in benalmedena a few times before but mainly on the coast and not up beside Arroyo. But we were pleasantly surprised with the plenty of good quality bars and restaurant's in the area. Before we had even arrived at the apartment the attention to detail was outstanding. The owners emailed us frequently prior to going with every bit of information and advice possible. We were met at the apartment buy the "meet and greet"guy as arranged who explained everything about the apartment. We also received a welcome pack of bread ,milk ,water,butter etc until we got a chance to go to the supermarket.
The apartment itself was immaculate. Everything there that you could possibly need .It felt like home from home almost immediately .We would definitely go back and I would recommend it to anyone.
John & Sharon
“Very good place to stay” It's a beautyfull apartment, very superior design and a truly fabulous place: near the sea and all amenities (supermarket, shops, bike path / pedestrian, restaurants and bars).
Two double bedrooms (one without window) and a large and bright living. The kitchen is equipped with everything needed for cooking. Large bathroom with shower and two sinks, a washing machine. Spacious terrace with sea view on one side. The terrace is furnished with table and 6 chairs. Everything was clean and cozy and the people very helpful and kind. Lovely pool with sun loungers. An exceptional place.
“Excellent Villa!” 2nd year in a row here. Once again everything was perfect. Villa is approx 10 mins by car/taxi from airport. You can literally be in the pool within an hour of landing. Taxi from airport cheap and there is a local bus service available too.
Check in very easy. Agents live in next property. Checked in very quickly but given tour round to show you how to work everything etc. There is also a guide left with instructions for tv, cooker as well as local info - very helpful
Villa is well equipped, kitchen has everything you need and rooms are all clean and tidy, Great showers with plenty hotwater,
Washing maching, iron, microwave, dvd player, tv and even plenty books and dvds for your use.
Lovely terraces for sitting out sunbathing and enjoying lunch in peace and quiet. Great pool facilities and turkish bath sauna, jacuzzi and gym for your use throughout your stay. Toilets and showeres also available at the pool/spa area.
Property is about 10 minutes stroll down hill to the town centre and beach areas. Although there is bars and shops half way down. The market also comes here on Saturdays.
The taxi fare from town is approx 2.15 euros daytime and 2.8 euros at night. 6 seater taxis readily available for same price.
Plenty of bars and restaurants for all tastes in town. We thought it was very reasonable for beers and food.
If you want to travel further afield there is a great bus service on the island to allow you to visit Corralejo and Puerto del Rosario. Bus stop at bottom of the hill (approx 5 mins walk) and fares very cheap.
This makes water park and Safari Park great accesible days out.
We travelled with 4 teenage boys, who were kept entertained on beaches etc and as the town is reasonablly quiet they were able to get some freedom on beaches/ playing pool at night etc
Would recommend both the island and in particular this property to anyone. And we will certainly be back for our third visit next year
“What a super villa” Spent 10 wonderful days at this villa with daughter,son-in-law,13 year old and 3 year old grandsons,superb villa and fantastic pool....even though the waterfall was not working at that time,reported this and agents came out straight away.good surroundings ie beaches,shops and various eateries,great supermarket opposite villa.Villa had everything you would need..."home from home",only negative would be the fact that there isnt any air con! The fans really arn't man enough in August!!!!but apart from that we all love love loved it and didn't want to leave,wall to wall sunshine and hot, hot,hot.would return tomorrow if possible.
“lovely Apartment” Just got back from a fantastic holiday at this apartment with my 2 girls..couldnt recommend it enough..the apartment is very roomy and spotlessly clean and like a home from home..will be visiting again next summer
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