We had a 10 night stay at this hotel during the school holidays. Having seen some of the reviews on here before we went, I'll admit to feeling a little nervous about what was waiting when we got off the coach. How wrong I was!
Arrival and Room
The main entrance to the hotel is on a side-road, and some coaches do drop off and pickup from the junction. However, this is only about 80 yards away. The reason for this is that the side road leads to a dead-end and there is nowhere for a coach to turn around. Anyway, I digress. On entering the hotel, we were greeted and checked-in in a matter of minutes. We were in Room 212 which is opposite the stairs on the 2nd floor. My first thought was "This is going to be noisy. It's by the lifts and the stairs". However, I was wrong. At no point during our stay were we disturbed by excessive noise.
The room had a bedroom and a small living area. The TV had some English channels (Sky News and CNN) . However, you're not there to watch TV, so does it really matter? Not for us. There was a kettle and a small fridge. There was also a hairdryer in the bathroom. The rooms were nicely finished and clean. The balcony we had was directly over the main entrance to the hotel, slightly off to the side of the pool and facing the kids pool. It was in a great location for sitting out at the end of the night, or chilling during the day. The balcony was joined on one side to the next room, although it's obscured by a glass screen.
There was a safe in the room, and the key was available to hire from reception. The room was also air-conditioned.
We were staying on an all-inclusive basis, so needless to say, we spent a fair amount of time in here. The staff were always very welcoming and did their best to make sure people were seated as quickly as possible. We'd read reviews about large queues waiting to go into the restaurant but we rarely saw a queue of any kind. The hotel does advertise when the busiest times are, so it is fairly easy to plan your meals around that. The food is generally self-service and is kept at a good temperature, so no complaints here about food being lukewarm! There was always plenty of variety on offer, with plenty of choice for vegetarians as well. Several nights saw a theme night in the restaurant as well, with Indian, Chinese and Mexican food on offer, as well as an Ibizian night. Desserts were a little hit and miss, but there was always something to tempt, along with fresh fruit. There was also a good choice of drinks, including wine, sangria and beer, which were self-service.
There is also a snack bar by the pool. The food there is basic, but more than fits the bill, especially for those people who miss breakfast. The staff working in there were always happy, despite working in really hot conditions.
The bar was open from 10.30am until 11pm. There was rarely a massive queue although at peak times you could find yourself waiting for a few minutes! The staff, again, were really friendly, and never missed a chance for banter, especially with the kids. There is a really good choice of drinks to be had, although most people seemed to be satisfied with beer or wine. The 11pm cut-off rule is fairly strictly enforced, which did cause some friction with guests. However, it’s not like people didn’t have all day to have a drink or 6. Not all drinks are included in the all-inclusive package but there is a daily cocktail on offer, which is included. Some of these were forgettable, some were moreish, and it was fun finding out!
During the day, there is a wide variety of activities during the day, including football, water polo, Scholen (shuffleboard), shooting, darts and pool. Most of these are run in sessions for teenagers and sessions for adults. This helped keep our teenager entertained whilst our little one could have gone to the Kids Club which is run on-site and kept the younger ones out of mischief. There is a Kids Disco in the early evening, which is followed by a live show. While we were there, there was Irish dancing, African gymnasts, Chinese gymnasts, a magician, a music quiz, a singer and the obligatory parrot shows. People have complained on here but these are the same kind of acts that have been performing in the Med for years, and the animation team work twice as hard as any I’ve seen before. I couldn’t put up with a bunch of grumpy holidaymakers with as much good humour as they do. Sol and her team worked so hard to make sure that everyone staying at the hotel had the best holiday ever. They were a real credit to the hotel. I’ve never seen a group of people so upbeat for so long. They would organise events for all age ranges all-day and then be back in the evening to either run or compere the shows.
The resort is quiet for 6 days in 7. The only exception is Hippy Market Day (Wednesday). There are a good selection of bars and restaurants for those people who want to venture off-site. The bar at the end of the road (Monty’s) shows the football for those people who need their fix (me included). There are plenty of shops and supermarkets to pick up bottles of water (handy to have in your room) or top up on suntan lotion. They’re also handy for bringing home a few presents.
The resort is a short trip away from Santa Eularia which can be reached via bus or ferry (much cheaper on the bus).
All in all this was one of the best holidays we’ve had at one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in on a package holiday. We will be back, and although we don’t normally go back to a resort the following year, we’re even considering a return in 2014.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Child Friendly Hotel in Ibiza The Hotel Atlantic**** is located in the quiet area of Es Cana, only 200 m from the beach and close to many restaurants and bars. Modern and recently renovated with new equipment in the rooms and all public areas, the Atlantic hotel is ideal for families and couples seeking a relaxing holiday. Children can enjoy the hotel kid's area with their own pool, mini club and playground, while adults can use other facilities: gym, Finnish sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, fresh water pool with sunbeds and parasols and a great terrace where various activities and shows take place in the evenings. Opposite the hotel, on the beach, there is a ferry service to Ibiza town and the nearby island of Formentera. Every Wednesday you can enjoy the famous Punta Arabi hippie market which is only ten minutes walk from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sirenis Hotel Es Canar
- AzuLine Hotel Atlantic Ibiza/Es Canar