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Hotel Hostal Ca' Mari Hotel 1 star
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Don't be put off by the less than spacious surroundings of the hotel reception, which is admittedly a little on the bare side. The Ca' Mari is in fact a charming establishment offering various pleasant communal areas and a lush green natural setting.

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    Location 5.45 /10

    Located near Migjorn beach, the hotel is around half an hour by car from Puerto de la Savina. The village of El Pilar de la Mola, on the heights of the island, is around a fifteen-minute drive away by car, with beautiful scenery to be enjoyed along the way.

    Accommodation 5.70 /10

    The hotel's 32 guest rooms, which include 15 on the first floor and 17 on the ground floor, are all decorated identically and are a little dark but nevertheless clean. The rooms' main asset is undoubtedly their lovely terrace, which have an area of some 30m2 and are furnished with loungers, making for truly private surroundings, ideal for a quick siesta or topping up your tan. Don't bother looking for the air-conditioning, though, as the rooms' only defence against particularly warm spells are the fans they are fitted with.

    The almost Spartan simplicity of the bedrooms extends into the bathrooms, where you'll find white tiles and a bidet which, due to their functionality, compensate for their lack of aesthetic appeal. Given that you can also hear the lark's song through the window, this is certainly a hotel you would choose more for its peaceful surroundings than for the decor of its guest rooms!

    To summarise, the hotel has 32 guest rooms, all doubles, divided across two areas: the first set of rooms is on the first floor of the main building and the second is a little further away from the communal areas, in a more natural setting, housed in small individual accommodation blocks on the path leading down to the sea. Both types of accommodation have their benefits, and which type you choose will depend only on where your priorities lie.

    We particularly liked the almost entirely private accommodation blocks at the heart of nature, where you're guaranteed not to be disturbed and will almost feel like you've got the whole island to yourself!

    Overview 7.45 /10

    The Ca' Mari is a small family-run establishment offering a low-key but nevertheless warm welcome. Indeed, the same family has managed the hotel with kindness and spontaneity for the past 50 years. It was in fact more or less the first "guesthouse" to open its doors on Migjorn beach. The hotel is accessed off a backstreet, and consists of a small, white, low-rise building, typical of those found on the island.

    The hotel's clientele varies depending on the season, with a great many Italians to be found here during high-season whilst the Germans prefer to come at the start or end of the season. While the Italians prefer to come here in couples, the Spanish tend to holiday here with the family, though it is worth bearing in mind that there are no specific children's facilities here, meaning that this is a destination better-suited to couples who will appreciate the refined ambience at the hotel. The hotel also has a regular client base of guests who return year after year and even, in some cases, request the same room every time.

    The hotel also has a library area near the reception, where you'll find a flat-screen television and chess sets, though this part of the hotel would be far more enjoyable were it not located on a thoroughfare and lit only by poor strip lighting. You're better off taking a seat in the communal area in the bar, which is tastefully-decorated with small sofas and overlooks the street outside.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    The dining room stretches right along one wing of the building and overlooks the hotel's gardens. One part of the room features wooden windows and beams which give it a very intimate feel and make for romantic surroundings in which to enjoy an intimate dinner. The other part consists of a terrace topped with a pergola where guests can choose to dine al fresco.

    The hotel's restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as a buffet only, where guests can choose from a variety of the island's specialities such as "bullit de peix", "frit de porc" and "frit de polp". Breakfast is served from 8:00am to 10:00am and dinner from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The homemade desserts come highly recommended; during our stay, we were lucky enough to enjoy a chocolate tart prepared by a young French lady, which was truly delicious.

    Last but not least, there is also a restaurant on the beach which serves lunch and dinner.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    The beach here is public, as are all Spanish beaches, and is accessed via a pathway which is heavily lined with vegetation. It is undoubtedly smaller than other beaches in the area and there is also a great deal of seaweed to be found washed up on its shore due to its orientation. Having said that, there is a bar-restaurant on the beach.

    To know

    The hotel is open seasonally, usually from mid-May to mid-October.

    Equipment

    • Swimming pool

    advantage

    • The bungalows close to the sea, which are actually like little houses, complete with loungers
    • The bar room with its wooden tables

    disadvantages

    • The decor of the guest rooms

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