We returned yesterday after an 11 night stay in a Blanc Palace Cottages (myself, husband and 3 children aged 7,6 & 4).
We were very impressed with our room (3125) 2 bedroomed which looked recently refurbished with good self catering facilities altho we were all inclusive. It was a duplex apartment facing the road (quieter than those looking onto pool which did get very noisy and crowded) with 2 balconies altho only had 2 plastic chairs when apartment could sleep 6?
Food was excellent. Plenty choice including kids buffet (nuggets, fish fingers, chips etc) main buffet always had pasta, lasagne, potatoes, veg, fish and meat and there was always a roast being carved by the chef. Puddings were typical Spanish offerings along with 4 flavours of ice cream. Staff were all very helpful and cheery.
Blanc cottage has a large pool and a kids pool with slides. First week the large pool area was quiet and relaxing however the 2nd week lots more people arrived and it was bedlam!!! Kids jumping into pool unsupervised (which was 2.1m deep!) and sun beds everywhere!! We ended up using the blanc palace 1 pool across the road which was much bigger and quieter with more sun parasols. There was also a serious lack of parasols at blanc cottages with little shaded areas. This is an area the hotel should look to improve especially with the number of children visiting. People also reserved sun beds at night for following day which was frustrating however half way through holiday this stopped and they were all pulled off and put into piles which freed up more beds.
The local beach was nice and there was a bus-stop outside hotel which we used to go to cala n bosch.
Kids club reps were great - 2 of our children went to kids club sessions during the day and a couple of the night time parties which they really enjoyed. Night time entertainment was cringful!! (Consisted of amateur shows and embarrassing games!!) Thankfully our kids were happy to just to go to the play park (which is excellent) then we headed back to room with a drink to have on the balcony. The entertainment room got very crowded with children running wild and there were huge queues for the bar.
We had a great holiday and would recommend this hotel for families But it did get very busy, crowded and very noisy however the hotel can't be blamed for the behaviour of some of its guests. Main areas for improvement would be parasols, pool side crowdedness and evening entertainment but you will not be disappointed with the food!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vacances Menorca Resort comprises of 3 holiday complexes - "HA Blanc Palace", "AT Sa Caleta Playa" & "AT Son Blanc Cottage", each one with a 4*/4 Key rating. The Blanc Palace Resort is situated in a quiet residential area of Menorca just 1km and easy walking distance from the centre of the historical capital of the island, Ciutadella. There is also a regular bus service from the resort into the town. The beach of Sa Caleta is just a few metres away where visitors can enjoy the crystal blue waters of the small, quiet bay and a further 500m away is the neighbouring beach of Santandria. All of the apartments in the resort are air conditioned and consist of 1 twin bedroom, full bathroom with hair dryer, lounge/dining area with sofa bed, telephone, flat screen TV with some satellite channels, kitchenette and balcony or terrace. Safety deposit boxes are available to hire. Two bedroom apartments and adapted rooms for wheelchair customers or customers with reduced mobility are also available on request. The resort has a 24 hour reception service, buffet style restaurant, bar & swimming pools with separate children's pool, sun terrace, sunbeds & umbrellas and an extensive entertainments programme both throughout the day and each evening. A mini market is also onsite for all guests use. The location of the resort and the facilities its offers provides the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of sporting activities during your visit including cycling, trekking/rambling/walking tours, diving, paddle tennis, horse riding, sailing, kayak, etc, etc - the possibilities are endless. The resort also has its own "Wellness" centre where guests anenjoy Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and massage. ... more less
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