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“Excellent, spotlessly clean & lovely setting”
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Villas Mar Blau
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Son Bou
Certificate of Excellence
Caerphilly
1 review
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“Excellent, spotlessly clean & lovely setting”
Reviewed 8 June 2009

The accommodation is lovely and spotlessly clean, as is the whole complex, beautiful gardens and nice and quiet too. We were lucky to be allocated one of the pool side villas which was perfect for our 8 year old son who took full advantage of the pool. The apartment was a good size and the maids came once a day to empty the bins and make the beds and linen was also changed half way during our one week stay. There is a snack bar by the pool which serves food, drinks and ice cream. The waiter there was very friendly and again this was spotlessly clean. The prices were reasonable too. There is a 4 star hotel just round the corner where you could take meals if you wished to. The only negative (which is not to do with the complex itself) is the distance from the beach - a good 20 min walk. Thoroughly recommended - can't wait to return!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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County Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2008

We had a wonderful stay at Mar Blau 23rd August -6th Sep 08. Family of four two children 8 and 9. Room well equipped and very clean,we had room 5-1 which was a lovely room right next to the pool .Our two children loved the pool,pool and garden area mantained to a very high standard.The pool area was never very busy always plenty of sunloungers available,their is a small bar, the barman Juan makes excellent home made food which my children loved , we ate their most days .All staff very kind and friendly especially Juan the barman.The beach is about a 15 min walk away it was very hot when we were their , so with two young children we used the local taxi service which was very good.The beach is fantastic , we walked along towards St Tomas and the beach was a lot quieter,plenty of room for the children to play. The evenings are very quiet it was nice to sit on the patio area with a bottle of wine and watch the sunset . This is a fantastic place to stay if you want a peaceful and relaxing holiday ,we loved it ! and will be returning sometime soon .Thankyou Mar Blau for a wonderful holiday ! L Bentham and family County Durham.

  • Liked — quiet, great pool
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Devon UK
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2007

The Mar Blau Apartments are on the edge of Son Bou in a quiet area. The apartment was clean and well equipped - having loungers on the patio was lovely as well as a patio table and chairs. Views across to the sea were lovely. Receptionist was exceptionally friendly and helpful.

Having a hire car for the week made everything on the whole island very accessible - you are never more than an hour from anywhere!

We loved the laid back atmosphere of Es Mercatal and ate in three different restaurants there - the best being C'an Aguedet - typical Menorcan food with an elderly Menorcan lady taking the orders who could speak no English - it was fantastic!

  • Liked — Peaceful
  • Disliked — Better quality towels needed and more of them!
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Clare08
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2007

Clean, quiet with beautiful views. The Staff were friendly and very helpful and went out of their way to make us comfortable. They are out of the main part of Son Bou which is nice because they are quiet but you really need a car which we had. The apartments are lovely and clean and have all you need and you can hire a cot, highchair and microwave if you want. The pool is lovely and there are not many people sitting around it so you can always get a sun lounger. THe only disappointment was that the pool bar was closed as there was no body to run it.... Highly recommend this accommodation and very reasonably priced.

  • Liked — Clean
  • Disliked — the bar wasnt open...
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2007

excellent accomdation, stayed with two children age 9 and ten. Apartments had plenty of room and were very clean, with all facilities required for self catering. Two pools that were quiet during day with plenty of sunbeds.

Good fifteen minute walk to town. Twenty minutes to beach, well worth hiring a car. Driving is relatively simple on the quiet roads, just go steady and it is fine. Easy to explore, difficult to get lost as all roads lead back to main road in middle of island.

Cala galdana is well worth a visit along with arenal de castell. It is sheltered from wind by cliffs and excellent for sunbathing. You can hire canoes, pedloes and even mini hovercrafts. Fanstatic day at the beach with an excellent cafe over looking sea view for lunch.

Had a super holiday, reception very friendly full launderette available, cafe bar next to pool. Excellent value for money.

  • Liked — quiet, clean with excellent facilities and lots of space
  • Disliked — long walk to town and beach
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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5 Thank happypeople406
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leeds,england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2006

Have just returned from a great relaxing holiday to Menorca staying at the Villas Mar Blau in Son Bou, having stayed in Menorca on several occasions and visited Son Bou beach every time we decided to stay this time in the resort.
Though quite a large area the main area for eating and drinking is quite small and really does not have any great restaurants if you are a foodie, as it mainly caters for the familys with young children, but does attract local spanish in late evening.
The beach at Son Bou has to be one of the best in the med, white sand and stretching for miles and the sea is azur blue. If you like to sunbathe and swim in the nude as we do you could not wish for a better beach. Our advice, after joining the beach at the car park walk for a good 20 minutes up the beach until just past the third life ring station, where you have plenty of room to yourself and around here is also the small but little known GAY beach.
As for the villas we could not have asked for a better location, a little out of the way, about 10 minutes walk at a good pace into town but very quite and all had sea views.
The villas were very clean and there was maid service every day, they had a full kitchen which was great for eating in, the only thing that was missing was a kettle. The pool was lovely and their was plenty of sunbeds and most of all no teenage kids running around.
Next to the pool is a little bar which is open all day until 11pm with great views of the beach, nice for a quite drink in the evening, they make a good sangria and its cheaper than some of the restaurants in the town.
All in all could not fault the apartments would recommend them to anyone and the staff are friendly and always have time for you and a smile.

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Property: Villas Mar Blau
Address: C/ Los Delfines s/n, Torre Soli Nou, 07730 Son Bou, Alaior, Minorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Minorca > Alaior > Son Bou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Son Bou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas Mar Blau 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Hotel Mar Blau
Resort Mar Blau

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