Visited Es Castellan 12and 13 years ago and eyed up the Carlos Rey. Since it has been in various stages from run down, closed and finally refurbished and was eager to visit.
It has to be said that this is a lovely hotel and the staff as previously mentioned are the most helpful we have ever met. The rooms are fab and although we didn't have the best of views (overlooked staff car park in foreground) it was sea facing.
It was wonderful to have English TV channels. That may sound sad but being the last week of the season and things shutting down, no entertainment in the hotel, it was nice later at night to watch.
Used Poppies car hire and couldn't fault it.
Ate at Irene's one night and their set menu is very good and the portion sizes are huge. Ate one night in the hotel and was not very impressed at all. We don't do hotel food as a rule but we had a terrific storm and so stayed in. The food was very poor but maybe it was because it was the end of the season. However whatever time of the year, we have all paid full price and as such should get the service deserving of it
The food at lunch time again very limited. They have an outside bar which obviously was not open and so maybe the range is better when it is.
However the hotel is fab and very modern. There is another hotel in the same chain in Calla Galdana which is a lot bigger with a spa and entertainment but they can only work within the space they have and so not on offer in Es Castell.
One thing I would change is the balcony chairs. I can see that they fold and maybe easy to store but I invite who ever ordered them to spend an hour or so on them. They are so uncomfortable.
We enjoyed our week and would certainly return to this hotel. No music around the pool, just very relaxing. Not really suitable for younger couples as it is very quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel with great charm, completely renovated in 2012. Located in the historic harbour of Mahón in a prime waterfront position. Only a few minutes walk from the village shopping centre of Es Castell, and from Cales Fonts, a traditional small fishing harbour. The white sanded beaches of Punta Prima, Binibeca and Cala Mesquida are less than a 10km drive away.Rooms with panoramic views. Friendly and welcoming staff, always very much appreciated by regular clients, who are considered friends. Hotel for adults only who are seeking to explore the true, authentic Minorca while enjoying the comfort offered by a modern 4 star hotel. A wide range of food is served from the restaurant and terraces overlooking the water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rey Carlos Iii Hotel Es Castell