We booked the Sol Ibiza as it was an adults only hotel and we got a good price for our week's stay at the end of May 2014. We wanted to be close to Santa Eulalia to visit friends easily and it was a pleasant 10 - 15 minute stroll, which we did a few times a day.
We arrived in the very early hours of the morning and were quickly and efficiently checked in and were in our room within 10 minutes where we just dumped the cases and got into bed.
The one thing we were a little concerned about from other reviews was the thin walls and we were rudely awakened at 10am by someone in the next room having an extremely loud conversation on his mobile. As we'd only got in bed at 5am, we had hoped for a few hours more sleep. Anyway, we decided we may as well get up and explore. I have to say that after this one incident, we were never bothered again by the thin walls.
We had a great room, which looked out directly onto the sea. It was large and airy, with a massive bed and loads of space, with a large balcony, lovely for sitting out and enjoying the view. Couldn't have picked a better one if they'd given us free reign and said pick your own. Found the bed a little hard but I got lots of good sleep, rarely waking before 9am. Extra pillows and blankets were available if needed. Couldn't get the air con to work but didn't really need it, would like to think that it could be made to work if it was hot.
Breakfast was good, loads of choice, with full English available, eggs, lots of lovely fresh bread, cereals, yogurts and fresh fruit (pineapple a particular favourite of mine, ate loads of it). I think you would have to be extremely picky not to find something to suit.
Dinner was the same, lots of choice in both hot and cold food and we could not fault it. Large dining room, all waiters were pleasant and efficient. Would have been nice if you could have got a bigger bottle of water for the price, I wouldn't have minded the large plastic bottles instead of the dainty glass ones.
We took our kettle as usual and bought some milk to keep in the fridge so I could have my tea whenever I felt like it. That kettle has been around the world with us.
Cleaning was efficient and regular, maids lovely and friendly, no problems there.
Used the gym, equipment was a little tired, but most things worked apart from the bicep curl machine. Indoor swimming pool & jacuzzi great, even a hoist for anyone with mobility problems. Hired 2 pool towels for 10 euros each which was refunded on return of the towels.
Sunbeds were all in good order and we sat in a variety of locations throughout the week, both around the pool and in the gardens. The outdoor pool was a little chilly but nowhere near as cold as last year at the same time and was very pleasant once you got in.
Although not disabled as such, I have been having a few problems with my hip and occasionally find it difficult to do stairs so was grateful for the ramps all around the hotel which made life easier when my hip was hurting. This would make it suitable for anyone with a mobility problem.
As we have friends who live in Santa Eulalia and other friends visiting the resort at the same time, we didn't stay in the hotel at night at all, so can't comment on entertainment or lack of it, though we did hear the piano playing when we came back which sounded very pleasant.
We were sorry when the time came to go home. We were less than impressed to find that the hotel wanted to charge 72 euros for us to keep our room until 8pm. We weren't leaving until 1am! In Turkey we never pay more than £20 and that's to keep it until we were ready to leave. We declined, but we were offered half an hour's use of a room to shower in. We also got dinner on that evening we left but we had to arrange this with reception, who gave us a ticket to present at the dining room.
The room we were given to use was tiny! it was 017 and if they had put us in there for our stay I would not have been happy at all. Bed was hardly big enough for 2 people - if you put the bed from the room we had into that room, there wouldn't be any floor space. And it had a lovely view of the car park and Exhibition Centre. Still, at least we were able to have a shower. There were some lovely big couches in reception which were great for lounging on to wait for our pick up. If you are a reader, there was also a bookshelf to the left of reception where you could exchange books.
We decided to pay 30 euros to use the wifi for the week, having a laptop and iPad, couldn't face the thought of not being able to get online, it was fairly reliable but you could only have one device connected at a time. I do think a hotel of this size should be able to provide free wifi, management, please consider this. All the bars in town provide it free, so why can't you?
As an adults only hotel, this made for quite a peaceful stay and it was nice and relaxing.
Will probably think of loads of other stuff as soon as I click submit but hopefully there's enough to help you decide if it's for you or not.
All in all we were more than pleasantly satisfied despite the minor irritations and would definitely stay here again.
Maybe see you in October :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol by Meliá presents the Sol Beach House Ibiza hotel is located alongside the sea, in a quite corner of Santa Eulalia, set in gardens. Fully refurbished in 2015, featuring a modern interior design and many open sun-filled spaces. Perfect for couples and singles. 300 M from the marina and 1 km from the shopping, dining and Leisure facilities. 20 Km from the airport. Adults Only (+16 Years Old). Amongst its fantastic services and facilities, the Sol Beach House Ibiza provides pretty rooms with sea views; different dining spaces (Restaurant, Pool Bar and Lounge Bar); Wi-Fi internet; two pools, large terraces with sunbeds, gym and stunning sea views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibiza Sol
- Sol Beach House Ibiza Santa Eulalia Del Rio