we booked a week via the internet and found we were travelling with 1st choice. This was a positive as it always pays to have a holiday rep on hand in event of problems. Fortunately there were none.
We arrived at the hotel at mid day and found our rooms ready for occupation which was a nice surprise as some hotels insist on you waiting till 3 or 4 pm before they let you in.
The room was fairly large with twin beds and adequate wardrobe space. There was also a fridge/mini bar available for use at extra cost.
The hotel looked at as though it had been recently refurbished and was in pretty good order all round
We felt that the hire of the safe was a touch expensive at 30 euros for a week
The pool area was nice and clean and there were enough sunbeds to go round, although the prime spots were taken by 7.30 am and this was early June in low season. I'm not sure what it would be like in peak season when the hotel got really busy.
The location of the hotel was not ideal if you wanted to get around, and for any body with walking difficulties it would be a pretty definite no as the areas surround the hotel were all terraced with steps up and down. It was serviced by a regular bus service to Cuitadella but if you wanted to go any where else it would be bus to Cuitadella and then on from there.
There was one bus which went direct to one of the other resorts at 10 am but this was always packed and difficult to get on.
There was also nowhere to walk to from the holtel other that the few shops in the local town. The reps said it was possible to walk to Cuitadella but it was an inland walk along the roads and would take an hour plus.
The food in the restaurant was ok. There was nothing wrong with it, but it was the usual free for all at the buffet counter and the queues got quite long at times. Also the waiting staff seemed to be hovering waiting for you to put your fork down so they could grab your plate before it got cold.
These are pretty minor things and all in all the catering was pretty good.
We varied things a bit by eating out a couple of times and can recommend Bianco's in the local town. The food was good and well priced.
There was a tiny beach at the bottom of the cliff that the hotel stood on. The water was crystal clear, great for snorkelling and as a bonus warmer than the swimming pool.
Overall we had a really nice relaxing week, but we both felt that a month later in the season and things would have been a bit different as the sunbed and restaurant situation would have been worse.
The staff were nice and helpful especially at reception.
Would we go again ? probably not mainly due to the hotel location
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel description The Globales Club Almirante Farragut Hotel is located on the cliffs in Cala´n Forcat, close to Ciutadella, Menorca and enjoys impressive views of the bay. As of 2015 all of the rooms have been renovated. With extensive facilities and a friendly atmosphere, this is the ideal hotel for a holiday in Menorca with your family or partner. The hotel offers a complete buffet service in the dining room and has spacious lounges and bars for you to relax in that air conditioned for you comfort. There are two fresh water swimming pools, a children's mini-club, 4 tennis courts and 1 multi-purpose court. The hotel has its own international team of monitors and entertainers that each day schedule activities, game and sports competitions and in the evening they provide entertainment with a variety of shows for adults and children. The hotel also has 2 air conditioned conference rooms available for meetings or events. The hotel is open from May through October. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Almirante Farragut