Stayed for 11 nights all inclusive from 16th to 27th July, 2 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 10. The boys tell me it is the best holiday they have had. They met lots of friends and joined in with all the Hotel run activities. They did go to the Thomas Cook kids club one night for the chocolate party which they did enjoy but I felt it was a bit restrictive in that they had to be signed in and out, now I understand this is good for younger children as it is very safe and secure, but I was prepared to let my boys have a bit more freedom so opted to let them go the hotel run club as they could come and go as they pleased. They participated in all sorts of activites like football, shuffleboard, waterpolo, darts, shooting etc and there were certificates awarded to the winners in the evening after the kiddies disco.
We were in block B which was great - yes the rooms are small but you are only sleeping in them and the plus point is that the air con is very effective in a small area. The bar has self-service soft drinks, wine, beer and sangria which is great as this keeps the queues short for spirits etc. You could buy cocktails and branded spirits for around 1.50 Euros. We had to eat in the restaurant in block B but you could get drinks in Block A. We would go to block A for a drink after dinner as the bar has a fab view out over the sea and beautiful sunsets.
Food in the restaurant is great with lots of choices. We had a different meal each night. I can only assume the people who say the foods is repetitive and always the same are the people we saw each night who piled their plates high with everything from the buffet. What restaurant would you go to for a meal and have Pasta, beef, chips, salad, burgers, fish etc all on the one plate !! No wonder some of these reviews say their food is cold - by the time you have queued to pile your plate high with everything . If you pick a different main course each night and stick to one choice you can have something different each night which we did and we were there for 11 nights. The paellas which were made for some of the lunches were great and fresh and hot, they did a vegetable paella and a mixed paella. There was a different roast meat which was freshly carved each night and different kinds of fish.
Regarding the sunbeds - there was only 2 days we did not manage to get sunbeds and we went out at 9.45 in the morning so you didnt have to get up too early but maybe had to have a search around and move the beds to where you wanted them. On the 2 days we didnt get a bed we lay on our airbeds on the grass next to the pool which was fine.
Our problem was finding our boys and dragging them away from their friends to go and have dinner!!! This holiday was so relaxing as the boys were well entertained and my husband and I could relax on our own.
The entertainment at night was great and was a different act every night we were there. The disco after the entertainment was great as 2 of the entertainment team showed you the dance steps to about 5 songs.
The slides at the hotel are great fun and we used these a lot. These are free to all inclusive customers. We discovered a hotel 10 minutes walk away past the bouncy castles that has a larger waterpark and you can pay to use this for the day. Think it was 20 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for kids. There were around 9 slides and a lazy river here and it was great as there were no queues for the rides.
All in all a great holiday and would definitely return to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Club Hotel Aguamarina is located in the unique environment of the bay of Arenal d'en Castell right on the seafront and just a few meters from a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach and clear Blue Flag waters. Surrounded by a typical Menorcan landscape, splendid Mediterranean views and excellent facilities, the superb service of the resort offers a plethora of options for leisure and entertainment for both children and adults. The whole family can relax and enjoy a pleasant and peaceful holiday that they will never forget. Our complex consists of two buildings that will offer you maximum comfort during your holiday. Relax and cool off by swimming in any of our 5 pools while enjoying the stunning views of the bay or walk through our 35,000 square meters of lovely gardens that run down to the beach. For those who like to make a splash on their holidays our newly constructed water park is the perfect destination for adults and children alike. The hotel's animation team will also be on hand to entertain you in the gardens throughout your stay with numerous and varied events and activities to amuse young and old alike. And finally don't forget to enjoy the food that we offer at our full buffet and show cooking counter. If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday! Come and join us! ... more less
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