We have been back to this hotel so many times now, lost count. The most recent May 2012....it was nice to see all the staff again, who always make us feel welcome. After reading some of the other reviews, I find it hard to believe some of the things people have wrote about the hotel -staff, food etc.The staff are always fine to us, but then again I expect its the way we treat them ! The food, well yes maybe on times it could be a little hotter, but there is plenty of choice, pick your time to eat, as yes in peak season it does get very busy, yes your plates are taken once you have finished, so you can go and get another plate full !!! . All the reception rooms have been refurbished a couple of years ago, hopefully they will get around to the bedrooms very soon, although everywhere is always kept very clean, the bedrooms could be refurbished now, and flat screen TV's should now be in all rooms. The hotel is right on the beach, yes there is not much on offer in the area, but get out on the local buses and explore the island !! Don't book any bus trips with your tour operator, far to expensive, go into Gala Galdana and book there, nice staff, good value, and they have offices all over the island. Don't go to this area if you want Bar's, night clubs or disco's, because you won't find any, thank god !! if you want a safe quiet resort, laid back atmosphere, with a beautiful view, then this is the place. There are many hotels on the island, so check out what you are looking for in a holiday before you go, then hopefully you wont have any complaints, do your research first.!! oh as to the weather, the hotel can't do anything about this, so do a 7 day forecast before you go, because they do have rain, and sometimes a lot, but when the sun comes out you can expect highs of 35 plus so slap on a hat and the sun-cream and enjoy........tell us how you get on, which hotel you recommend on the island..
- Also Known As:
- Sol Gavilanes Cala Galdana
- Sol Melia Cala Galdana
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sol Gavilanes hotel is located next to the sea, right on the Santa Galdana beach, one of the coves with the nicest, finest sand in Minorca, surrounded by extensive gardens and pinewoods. The ideal starting point for hiking tours. Just 200m the shops in Cala Galdana, 15 km from Ciudadela, 24 km from the 18-hole golf course Son Parc, 40 km from Mahón and from the airport.The Hotel is certificated with ISO14001 and EMAS for its Environment program.The Sol Gavilanes is a hotel in Cala Galdana in Menorca which is ideal for families with children thanks to the fun and healthy tips from Lazy Town, a new children’s service found in the Sol hotels. Children will enjoy their vacations as they learn through playing how to eat healthier and play fun sports while also helping them make friends and respect other cultures. Don’t miss a chance to enjoy your next vacations at the Sol Gavilanes!Rooms: 337 rooms with partial sea view or full sea view available at a supplement: 284 doubles, 30 Family rooms with 2 bedrooms+ 2 bathrooms, 9 Family rooms with 2 bedrooms + 1 bathroom 3 Double Panoramic rooms with solarium, 10 Junior Suites and 1 Suite with 100sqm terrace including Bali bed, jacuzzi, outdoor living furniture. Bathrooms with hair-dryer and magnifying mirror. Air-conditioning. Satellite TV with BBC1, BBC2, ITV1. Direct dial phone, Mini-bar Service, Safety deposit box. Terrace. Room service available at meal times.Restaurant and Bars:Restaurant Bellavista, offering amazing sea-views, with a superb hot and cold breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet for guest with half/full board including show-cooking and an Italian Corner with all kinds of noodles and pizzas. Thematic buffets during the week.Restaurant Es Mirador, outdoor terrace buffet with show-cooking (in high season June-September).A la carte Restaurant Macarella, local specialties and with views of Cala Galdana beach, book in advance. Lounge Bar / Terrace Bar with stunning sea views.Services and Facilities:Deck-chair and sunshades on the beach (charge aside). Car rental. Shopping arcade with supermarket and self-service laundry. Outdoor car park (charge aside). Leisure: 2 Swimming pools, one for adults and one for children, surrounded by beautiful gardens with free sun beds and pool towels (deposit, change of towel charge aside). Daytime and evening entertainment program for adults and children. Mini Club (5 - 12 years). Club4 (0 - 4 years, from 15/6-15/9). Children playground. Multi-purpose sports court, ping-pong, shuffleboard and shooting gallery. Cyber Corner and Wifi zone (charges aside), games room, pool tables. Spa with gym (free), sauna, Jacuzzi and massages (charges aside). Diving School. Possibility to practice a wide range of water sports. ... more less
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