We have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel and we were pleasantly surprised with how great out trip was! Yes with every hotel there was some bad points but overall we really enjoyed our stay.
Room/Hotel- I travelled with my family sharing a room, considering my brother, sister and myself are all 'grown up' now we were concerned about what size it would be. The room itself was huge, plenty of room for suitcases with two massive wardrobes to hold everything. Whilst it was open plan the layout of the room made it look as if there were defined rooms. We also had a big balcony with table and chairs overlooking the San Miguel resort. I can only think of one negative with the room being the bathroom, it was spacious though the shower looked a little old and there was quite a big chip in the bathtub so could do with some refurb there. The only negative about the functioning of the hotel is the 2 lifts. Theres 8 floors between the reception/dining area and the lowest floor to get down to the beach and surrounding areas, these run really slowly and they aren't that big so taking into account prams, luggage and people it does get quite frustrating.
Location-This hotel is sat amongst a couple of other hotels in the bay. The beach is a five minute walk from the hotel we chose to go here most of the time as the swimming pool was crowded. People are always going to get the sunbeds early, we watched the morning we left as people in the other hotels were getting up and getting the sunbeds. We paid 4.50 euros for the sunbeds, not best but being on the beach there was quite a few activities that we could also do when there (canoeing, pedalos and various other water sports). Along the beach there are also a couple of shops which is handy for essentials too. Word of warning with going down the side stone steps to the beach, this is quite steep and I did actually slip one day scraping my back and wrist-I was lucky and this could have been worse so just take care.
Food-Being all inclusive there was quite a range of foods-salad bar, hot food and themed dinner nights too. The salad bar was quite simple and most dishes seemed to contain raisens which is fine if you like that but I sat picking them out! The hot food was a bit hit and miss though we really enjoyed the fish dishes and paella. Watch out for the fish night-fresh salmon, mussels, prawns and octopus lush. We didn't try any of the food at either restaurants on sight, we did visit the western saloon on our arrival date as we had just missed lunch, the food was ok though it did taste a little cheap, the ice cream was nice and generous and the popcorn comes a handy treat whilst watching the evening entertainment.
Staff-We had absolutely no problem with staff whilst here everyone being polite and helpful. At our last dinner the staff presented us with a bottle of wine which was also very tasty. I will put a very strong shout out on here to the entertainment staff. As I said we are all of older age though found the evening entertainment to be brilliant, Zorro is a very funny leader getting everyone involved. Earlier on in the evenings they have a clown doing dancing with children, my 18 year old brother enjoyed this so much he actually joined in with the routines. For children though theres also a lot of daytime activities advertised around the hotel so suites their taste too.
Overall I really would recommend this hotel, in particular though to families, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider coming back.
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- Also Known As:
- Cartago Hotel San Miguel
- Hotel Club Cartago Ibiza/Port De Sant Miguel