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Hotel del Almirante - Collingwood House
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Es Castell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Just back from first ever visit to this delightful hotel. It hasn't got all the "mod cons" such as air-con or fridges in the rooms and they are very basic but they are very clean with maid service everyday and we found every member of staff without exception very friendly and welcoming. We stayed in one of the rooms that are apart from the main house and we could leave the windows open at night because the shutters had mosquito screens attached to them. The owner gives an extremely interesting little tour of the main house every Tuesday. Not to be missed. The hotel is full of charm and character. We went bed and breakfast (continental) and the view from the breakfast room across the harbour is stunning. The bar prices are much the same as the bars in the resorts as are the bar meals. The hotel is between Mahon and Es Castell (roughly around 20 minutes walking distance). We enjoy a walk so it suited us. There is a bus stop near the hotel and the bus service and bus prices are excellent. Will certainly return to this friendly little hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Just back from a weeks break with friends at this delightful! We were expecting something a little different having read reviews before we went, so looking forward to something a little quirky and we weren't disappointed. The main house was lovely, very traditional and filled with history. There were a few rooms in the main house but mainly I think most people are located in the small chalets around the pool. These are small and basic, with no frills, but suited us just fine. We hadn't planned to spend a lot of time in the room! The shower water was always warm and we enjoyed clean towels, everyday, curtesy of the very friendly cleaners. We ate out every night, exploring Cala Font, the harbour area in Es Castell and got into the routine of having a couple of drinks from the hotel's bar, sitting outside in the evening sun, very enjoyable! The bar is extremely reasonable and nothing is too much trouble for the staff here. The hotel itself is ideally located for exploring the island and if you need a car, Maria, in the reception will be more than happy to organise this for you, at a competitive price. All in all a lovely hotel, if a little different, which I am so pleased we visited. If you are thinking of visiting Menorca, give this lovely little hotel a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed

Room Tip: If you are going to stay. In the pool chalets, avoid anything past no 33, after this the rooms tend...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank SunbunniesLondon
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Just got back from Almirante AKA Collingwood House after a week there.
We booked on the spur of the moment; we went with no preconceptions.

First impressions; lovely old house, staff very welcoming and friendly.
The bar area and restaurant appears dated. The rooms include a few in the main house, which I guess are more expensive so people generally stay in the rooms which align the pool. Rooms 48 to approx. 42 have lovely sea views (we had 47), the others have wasteland or woodland.
The rooms are basic; two single beds pushed together, desk and chair and toilet and shower. No hairdryer, no tea/coffee facilities. Washing line and a few pegs just outside the window for each room.
Rooms 48 and 47 are directly under the dining room and from 8am onwards at breakfast the scraping of chairs and tables on the tile floor above will definitely wake you if you like to sleep in until late! No air con.
First issue; the walls are very thin. We heard everything, and I mean everything, from the room next door. We were kept up for three nights on a row in the early hours by the amorous old couple next door!! I'm certainly no prude, but it got a bit much, and in the end we had to speak to the management who we understand wrote a diplomatic letter asking for noise to be kept to a minimum after midnight. After that we were able to sleep. Best advice; bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.
Room keeping/maids were exceptionally good and efficient and everything was cleaned to a high standard.
Guests generally are of the older generation on average - (definitely not a place to take children as there is simply nothing there for them to do). But we had no problem with this as people were friendly and chatty; good manners were maintained and people usually dressed for dinner. I think this is nice in our modern era.
Second issue; the food; in a word, basic.
We were bed and breakfast. Breakfast consists of croissants and bread, jams butter etc, cereals (corn flakes and muesli)and cold packaged meats/chees with apples and oranges. You can order a cooked breakfast if required at an extra cost.
We had the set evening meal one evening, again basic. The 'Catalan salad' was the same cold packaged meats and cheese from breakfast with a bit of lettuce. Very poor. Avoid if you can.

There is a lovely pool (unheated) and terrace/sunbathing area with a shady tree area also and a lovely balcony at the front of the house where we had evening g&t's watching the sun go down.

The hotel is set pretty equidistant between Mahon and Es Castelle. We reckoned it was a little quicker to walk to Mahon, about 15 mins and 20 mins to Es Castelle, but there are regular bus stops and taxis. We didn't hire a car, we probably would do if we went back, but we did walk everywhere - there are some lovely walks and historical remains to see. There is a lot of history in the area with the old fort and the maritime links, but we did struggle to find further information on these whilst there.

There are no shops close to the hotel. Across the road towards Es Castelle there is a shop with 'Supermercardo' signs up, but its closed. The nearest shop is in Mahon, a Spar, or if you go to the roundabout and turn left there is a larger (and cheaper) supermarket (about 20-25 mins walk).

There are lots of bars and restaurants in both towns - see Tripadvisor for advice on restaurants. We printed off the top ten at both and found no problem with these.

In summary, it was an experience at the Collingwood. The staff are fabulous - special thanks to the manager - didn't get his name; the owner is a delight (don't miss the Tuesday morning guided tour of the house by the owner), the food is, in my opinion poor, the rooms are basic, this hotel is not recommended for anyone below the age of 18.
Would we go back? Possibly, its a relaxing place, but I would take my trusty ear plugs and lots of money for eating at other restaurants!! Its definitely worth a visit, once you accept its quirkiness and issues, you sort of grow to love the place....we spoke to many guests who came back year after year, some for 30 years......, I can see why.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view, numbers 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43 and 42, but remember rooms 48 and 47...
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4  Thank Gabriel438
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

A quaint hotel within a good walking distance to Mahon. Set on a cliff overlooking the bay. The history of the house is quite amazing with links to the Battle of Trafalgar! There is a FREE guided tour of the house, during the season [May-October] every Tuesday at 10.30am for non residents to just drop by. This includes tales of ghosts and info about the antiques that are part of the used furnishings. More stories can be heard from the owner if you meet him in the bar and buy a drink.
The outside facilities include a tennis court and swimming pool, a lovely balcony and a tree covered terrace.

Room Tip: You can request a place in the main house, or one around the pool, or get a room with a view of the...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Harricobean
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This is a unique hotel both in its history - at one time the home of Admiral Collingwood - and in the genuine warmth with which you're greeted. It's not just a pleasure being there, it's a privilege. It is located in an ideal location overlooking the magnificent harbour, just a pleasant stroll into Mahon in one direction and Es Castell in the other. Both have a variety of excellent restaurants along the water's edge while Mahon is a fascinating town running down to a busy port with a range of private yachts, power cruisers, glass bottom boats and cruise ships. What a place and what a hotel!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
6  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We were recommended to this hotel by family who had stayed there previously. The hotel is a delight and a great credit to the owner and his family who have sympathetically restored the dilapidated old building once owned by Admiral Collingwood. Our visit was at the end of September, which may explain the preponderance of UK pensioners in residence, many of whom appear to be regular clients. The staff worked hard to meet the needs of residents, which makes it difficult to be too critical. However, we did find that catering was not the hotels strongest suit. Breakfasts were continental, with cooked food being a cost option, and bar meals were fine, but it was the evening dining experience which failed to meet expectations. The menu was limited, though it changed daily and the food was not always well presented. We felt sorry for those who were booked in on a half-board basis. Thankfully, good restaurants were only a short walk away in the harbour.

Room Tip: Booking a room in the main house would be preferable unless proximity to the pool was important.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank LXX_Nav
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

As with previous reviews, the hotel is a very interesting peace of English Colonial history, full of character and extremely relaxing. The Staff are so friendly and work long hours constantly trying to please visitors. I have no complaints with the staff but a few of the guests who seem to think they owned the hotel ! At the time l appeared to be the only single person there, and despite saying hello and smiling, l was ignored and stared at. manners and politeness cost nothing ! After two days l was welcomed by a lovely couple from Kent, otherwise l would have booked an early flight back home. It is not the place to stay if you are under 50 and like nightime entertainment. We joined a quiz one evening, it was fun but when our group won , the 'regulars' made snidey remarks and sulked . It then became evident, this was a 'clicky' holiday hotel/residential home for the minority who objected to anyone enjoying themselves. This was also reflected by the set menu, soup every night ! The bar food was really nice so B & B would be advisable. The swimming pool and terraces are perfect, tennis court and table tennis, although the TV room is outside in a brick shed. It would be best if the pool table was placed outside and the TV inside. I was lucky to have a room in the house as opposed to outside, but found it to be very dark and gloomy. But who spends their holiday in a bedroom ? Overall: quiet, relaxing, wonderful staff, shame about some of the guests though.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
3  Thank Chrissie S
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Address: Carretera Es Castell-S.Lluis;Ub Tre s/n, 07720 Es Castell, Menorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Menorca > Es Castell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Es Castell
Price Range: £57 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel del Almirante - Collingwood House 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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