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Hotel Castell Dels Hams Hotel 4 star
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Well known for its liveliness, the Framissima Castell dels Hams is a friendly and welcoming club-hotel. It offers all the activities you need to spend a nice vacation with your family.

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      Castell Dels Hams   -   © Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Castell Dels Hams

      Castell Dels Hams   -   © Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.0 /10

    The Castells dels Hams is located 1.2 mile away from the exit of the nice fish port of Porto Cristo, on the East coast of Mallorca. The airport of Palma is located 31 miles away. About one hour driving to get here by car.

    Accommodation 7.00 /10

    The 232 rooms are spread out in the main building and the bungalows, located close to the sportive equipments of the hotel. Simply decorated, with cerused wood and tiled floor, you will have to ignore the comfort. Pretty  spacious (20 m²), they are equipped by a fan, a direct international telephone line, satellite TV , and a small bathroom with a bathtub. View of the gardens.

    Overview 7.50 /10

    Built in 1975, renovated in 2004, the Castell dels Hams offers an original architecture. The owner, the charismatic Juan Santandreu, inherited the family hotel, that used to have 18 rooms before he expanded it. The transformation is a success. The hotel is now composed of four buildings and bungalows. Outside, the friendly flowery entrance before the reception opens directly on the 3 swimming pools ( and one paddling pool for kids ) and the patio where the entertainment is mainly focused. The chairs and the tables rub elbows with the pool bar and the outdoors stage, that overlooks the building. Inside, the restaurant is located on the right of the flowery reception while the lounge bar is located on the left. The complex adopts a wood decoration and dark marble that contrasts with the white façades on the outside.

    Food and drink 7.00 /10

    Like the entertainment, the restaurant of the hotel has a good reputation. And it's worth it. For the three meals, the hotel offers a local and international cuisine, served buffet style. The food is of good quality, and the owner offers to his clients homemade typically Mallorcan pastries, among multiple other desserts ( fresh fruits and ice creams). Besides the starters buffets, there are also traditional dishes and desserts, an Italian buffet and a ''show-cooking'' space with a cook that makes the fish grillings. The building is well designed. The only bad point: the noise and the tables located too close to each other, despite the big dining room of 800 seats.

    Beach

    The beach of the hotel is the beach of Porto Cristo. The black point of the hotel : you will have to get there by bus( free shuttles from the hotel every half hour ) or by car. Located a few miles away, it lays all along the gorgeous fish port. The sand is fine and white, the water is clear. Despite the small size, there are not crowds of people. Equipped with deckchairs and straw huts, you can also have a pedalo. If you want to practice other sportive activities ( canoe, windsurfing, diving,...) you will have to go on the beaches of Sa Coma, Cala Millor, and Cala Mandilla located at a few miles from here.

    To know

    An asset when it comes to originality and entertainement. The hotel offers an entertainment team of 15 people in summer time ( 10 in winter). Well equipped, it has a good price-quality ratio. We liked the warm and friendly welcoming. This can also be attested by the French clients, mainly composed by regular costumers. There is no nearby beach. A free shuttle serves the beach of Porto Cristo every half hour. The grottos del Hams are located at 10 minutes walking.

    Lodging advice:

    You might want to try the rooms in the bungalows that offer a patio furnished with two chairs and a table.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, stretching, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, step, bums and tums, archery, squash, badminton, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The entertainment and the numerous equipments.
    • Catering services.

    disadvantages

    • Access to the beach.
    • The remoteness of the hotel.

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Aubry C. Aubry C.  
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      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2014-10-05 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Accueil très chaleureux et une super équipe d'animation!

      • Advantages

        Grande variété d'animations et d'activités sportives et des spectacles élaborés!

      • Disavantages

        Hotel pas au bord de la mer mais navette à disposition dans la journée

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
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      • Package deals in juin 2014 Posted on 2014-07-20 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        pas trop aimé mon séjour, malgré la faible occupation de l'hôtel (50% de sa capacité) nous avons eu 3 chambres avec vue sur le toit des cuisines, ni clim ni frigo dans les chambres, le tout compris ne vaut pas le coup, mieux vaut prendre ses consommations au "vrai bar"

      • Advantages

        le plus, le personnel, l'équipe d'animation qui est formidable et le spa. la navette pour aller à Porto Cristo la table attribuée dès l'arrivée pour tout le séjour (parce qu'on était bien placé)

      • Disavantages

        pas de frigo dans les chambres le tout compris ne vaut pas le coup pas beaucoup d'excursions intéressantes

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      • Overall Score 7.14/10
    • Od S. Od S.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2011 Posted on 2013-12-05 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        tres bien tres belle piscines, le restaurant est propre c'est tres copieux. l'equipe d'animation est super

      • Advantages

        piscine super les animations j'adore l'equipe est super

      • Disavantages

        le bar payant c'est dommage, les transat sont tous pris si on se leve pas tot

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      • Overall Score 6.75/10
    • Michel D. Michel D.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2011 Posted on 2013-11-12 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel tres beau accueillant belles chambres nourriture excellente activites varies et nombreuse

      • Advantages

        confort activites accueil

      • Disavantages

        neantje ne vois pas ama connaissance de points faibles

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      • Overall Score 9.50/10
    • Alexandra S. Alexandra S.  
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      • Package deals in juin 2011 Posted on 2013-09-13 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        super hotel ;personnel trés agréable, chambre trés propre, bonne cuisine , animations diverses toute ages,piscine intérieur chaufée ,navettes bus pour se deplacer..... a refaire

      • Advantages

        personnel agréable ;piscines et diverses activités

      • Disavantages

        heures des repas peu etre

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10