These apartments are ideally located for folk who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of a tacky tourist resort. They comprise 9 bungalows and 5 studios clustered around two pools; all the accommodation is on ground level with patios leading directly onto the pools. The deeper kidney-shaped pool is shaded most of the morning so is nice and cool. The complex has no bar and a reception that's only open limited hours but the friendly owners are around most of the day and can arrange car hire etc for you. The setting is mostly residential but with a couple of beautiful coves less than 5 minutes walk from your doorstep. Cala 'n Blanes has limited facilites, just a couple of supermarkets (the best being the Supermarket Mermar with an incredibly friendly owner), one bar and a couple of Chinese restaurants and no ATM - if you want nightlife/entertainment the resort centre of Los Delfins (with English/Irish theme pubs, water park and assorted tourist tat) is about a 15 minute stroll away. My only two issues with the apartments are the fact that they aren't air conditioned - though this seems quite usual in Menorca and fans are available at a nominal rental fee, and the proximity of a Chinese restaurant that plays music between 7 and 10pm on a continous loop - not loud enough to wake our sleeping year-old son, but just loud enough to make out Auld Lang Sayne being played for the eigth time - in August!! Two minor criticisms though and certainly not enough to detract from a great base. A final top tip is that Cituadella, the former capital, is well worth a visit and is a 20 minute bus ride (at 1.30 euro) or a 30 minute walk along the coastal road that runs on the opposite side of the beach from the Hotel Cala'n Blanes. If you're looking for a great meal in a picturesque setting to, you'll do worse than try the Restaurant Calan Brut, approx 200m from the studios with a view over a beautiful cove and great food- judging by the curio cabinet it's well used by locals for special occassions too.
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- Bungalows Playa Cala'n Blanes Spain - Minorca