Blanc Palace Aparthotel

C/ Aries 2, 07769 (Urb. SA Caleta), Menorca, Spain
8  / 10
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10 / 10
I was very impressed with the...

"I was very impressed with the accommodation. Unbelievably clean, staff helpful and friendly. We were a bit apprehensive because the hotel is recommended for young families and we are a retired couple but the high standard of the accommodation made it worthwhile. We wanted a quiet resort and this fitted the bill perfectly. We ate in the hotel a couple of times and found the food excellent quality and great value at 12 euros for three courses. there were plenty of places to eat and we were a short bus ride from a large selection of restaurants."

  • Holiday details: Sep 2008, Self Catering, booked with

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7 / 10
i found the prices on average were...

"i found the prices on average were similar to gran canaria (been in June this year) maybe add 10 euros to your dinner but saying sa caleta is a quiet resort is misleading its not a resort its a residential area and quiet as in its a ghost town

Pick this hotel up and drop it in cala n bosh, then youve got a good hotel and id give it 8

Its just im comparing it with better located hotels, and better priced hotels

it is a good 3 star, its got 4 keys or whatever because of the facilities

if its your first time abroad with a small child its a good destination short flight and transfer child freindly and no one bothers if your terrible 2s tantrum kicks off,

as said before its safe for your toddler to run around the staff are top notch,

probably the best staff iv had, my girl even got a present

they are helpful, and friendly, Diva della and cheeky charlie did their best my kid loved them.

the kiddies pool although unbearably cold at this time of year was large square and knee deep all way around. the hotel has inflatables for you to use, suitable for babies to toddlers.

the room is good, clean and big enough for speedy imps. we had a roadside view and it was quiet enough with the windows shut. Dont forget to ask at reception to see the dvd list and they will put a kids film on for you to watch in your room.

Go elvis i enjoyed the show n dellas rendition of bat out of hell was good too go kiddo and good luck in cyprus and lapland

the downside

not much choice for kids, its chips n something else not much veg/fruit when eating out everywhere, and that was my plate too i craved vegertables

the reason why ive scored a 7

the pool wasnt heated

if you go on holiday for food,like me, well youll struggle here if you want to eat well and get back for entertainment at the hotel for the kids disco, all the kids loved this we couldnt do both. it was one or the other. the apartment restaraunt is poor but cheap 15 euros set menu each for 3 courses ( swordfish looked and tasted like salmon vegetables cold and boiled to oblivion)

we ate a few times at the ocean it was passable hit and miss, the suckling pig was lovely and a good portion, but we could relax as my girl played on the bouncy castle. 20 euros 3 corse set menu each. cheap n cheerful we ate there several times so the tot could enjoy the disco

its a 10- minute walk to cala n santandria but with a buggy the paths are crap and poorly lit at night. i was lazy and kept missing the buses which came every 40 mins or so but sometimes one wouldnt turn up or come 10 mins early so i got taxis.

cala n santandria is a beautiful beach cove, (shallow n safe for toddlers quite small n narrow) and 2 very good but expensive restaraunts, bahia bistro and la quaddra, 100 euros for 2 courses and jug of sangria for 2. but the food was very good its a la carte ( seabass and cous cous and wild boar with truffles), ask the staff that is the only 2 they will recommend, and the only 2 id recommend too.

there is also 2 bars here and you can get a good burger at the nordic mist. you can walk but with a buggy the paths are crap and poorly lite at night i was lazy and kept missing the buses every 30mins or so but sometimes one wouldnt turn up or come 10 mins early so i got taxis.

most of menus are not british they are all local (in citudella harbour its very samey)i thaught great as i love seafood and trying local cuisine, but if you are a meat n potato man your gonna struggle and youll be travelling on the bus to cala n bosh everynight (sa negro is good too)

id probably not go back to the hotel even if it was anywhere in menorca as the world is a big place. i enjoyed my stay but each to thier own as people iv talked to have came here several years on the trot.

  • Holiday details: Sep 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomas Cook

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8 / 10
Menorca Firstly we were impressed by...


Firstly we were impressed by Menorca, it was greener and more scenic than most other Spanish and Greek islands we've visited. The pace of life there seems very easy-going and relaxed and even touristy places weren't overly busy, although that may be because it was nearing the end of the season. We did find it expensive though, generally a meal and drinks for two adults and a child came to around 40-50 Euros (approx £35-£40). Alcoholic drinks in the supermarket were fairly cheap but in bars and restaurants prices were comparable to the UK (eg: £2.50+ for a pint of lager), and items like bread, milk, eggs etc. cost more than in the UK, although fresh fruit and veg were cheaper and good quality.

Sa Caleta

A lovely scenic area on the west coast of Menorca, it's a quiet residential area with a few hotels and villas, making a nice change from the usual busy 'resorts' but still has good amenities such as shops (including a large supermarket), restaurants, a pharmacy, decent bus service etc. There are a couple of very small but pleasant beaches, the rest of the coastline being very rugged rock, caves etc. It's the perfect place for a relaxing holiday as it's fairly quiet yet close to Cala'n Bosch (which is much busier but has some nice beaches and more choice in shops, bars and restaurants) and the scenic town of Ciutadella (nice shops, restaurants, a marina and historic buildings). In my opinion if you were visiting Menorca for one week and wanted a variety of things to do and see every day then one of the busier resorts would be more suitable, but if you were going for a fortnight, and taking things easy with a few days out to see other places, then Sa Caleta is the perfect location.

Blanc Palace

Although the Blanc Palace is billed as 4 star by Thomas Cook I'd say it falls a little short of that (the cleaning could have been a bit more thorough, the beds more comfortable, the apartment a little more up-to-date). That said, it is actually a very nice hotel with decent apartments, but just not quite worthy of 4 stars in my opinion. All the hotel staff were genuinely pleasant and helpful and also very nice to the children. The apartments are all set-up for self catering but the hotel also has excellent restaurant and bar facilities. There is a large pool, a smaller pool for kids, plenty of sun loungers, a decent playpark area, and an indoors games room.

Thomas Cook

Fairly good service all round. Good flights with only a short delay on the outward journey. Once there we were well looked after by the reps, there was very little in the way of pushy sales tactics for trips etc. that we've experienced on other holidays. The entertainment was quite good and the reps were great with the kids. There was also a Kid's Club facility open for a few hours each day which was free although some sessions (teddy bears picnic, chocolate party etc.) cost extra. My only gripe would be that reps only advised of a small supermarket (I think also owned by the Blanc Palace?) when there was a large supermarket (Hypermercat) only 5 minutes walk away which was much cheaper.

Our overall rating would have to be 8/10, this being one of the most enjoyable holidays we've been on (but also the most expensive!).

  • Holiday details: Sep 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomas Cook

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9 / 10
My boyfriend and I recently stayed...

"My boyfriend and I recently stayed for 7 nights at the Blanc Palace and I can honestly say that the accomodation is fantastic.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the apartments are very clean and spacious. The rooms were regularly cleaned and fresh towels and bedding was provided regularly.

We had a gorgeous view overlooking the pool and sea. However, we did notice that some of the rooms overlooked the road but the area was very quiet with little traffic so I don't think this would be a problem.

The pool was lovely with plenty of sunloungers and a good poolside bar. There are some good resturants nearby at Santandria just a 10minute walk from the apartments, serving good food at reasonable prices.

The beach, although close is very small, but again the beach at Santandria is much larger. The town of Citudella is beautiful and only a 10minute drive from the apartment.

Being a couple without children we were worried about the noise, but the site was always quiet and the staff keep all the children entertained so that this place is also suitable for younger couples.

The only bad point I could make about the hotel is that the double bed are two singles pushed together and these tend to come apart once you've lain on them. Other than this I could not fault the site at all as it is so well maintained.

I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are looking for a quiet beach holiday, but if it is night life you are looking for this is probably not suitable as the area is quite quiet.

  • Holiday details: Sep 2008, Self Catering, booked with Freedom Direct

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9 / 10
Just returned from a 14 day holiday...

"Just returned from a 14 day holiday here (via Thomas Cook).

We found the hotel to be excellent, particularly if you have young children. The staff were friendly, very good facilities and spacious rooms. The entertainment laid on was very much enjoyed by my 3-year-old daughter.

The comment below regarding lack of restaurants just isn’t true, there are over half a dozen nice ones within a pleasant 20 minute stroll, although the exchange rate of the Euro does make them a little pricey. The hotel itself has a pleasant snack bar and evening restaurant, which was ok too.

The nearest beach is a little small, but again ideal for young kids. Others can be reached either by a 20 minute walk or via the buses that step just outside the hotel. (cheap and easy to use)

All in all very pleased and would defiantly recommend to anyone with young children.

  • Holiday details: Sep 2008, Room Only, booked with Thomas Cook

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3 / 10
We were supposedly upgraded to this...

"We were supposedly upgraded to this hotel because our other resort was no longer available, this was no upgrade.We were told by Thomas cook that the resort although quieter than calan blanes it was the same. There is hardly any choice for eating out and the prices are a lot dearer than other neighbouring towns. We spent a small fortune on taxis just to have a greater choice of restaurants. The hotel itself is very nice and the staff are very friendly. If you like lazing by the pool like us then be prepared to get up extra early to get a sunbed or you'll end up on the grass being bitten by the ants. There were 2 seperate incidents while we were there.1 was an attempted break-in during the day and another was a 14 year old girl was mugged outside the hotel for her mobile phone. The hotel lacks security in the form of cctv as it is situated out of town its an easy target for these type of incidents. Needless to say will not be returning!!!!!"

  • Holiday details: Aug 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomas Cook

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9 / 10
my family and i which included two...

"my family and i which included two children aged 7 & 9 had a fabulous time. the appartments where very spacious and cleaned nearly every day to our supprise. everybody was so helpful and friendly right from the reception to the cleaners.

the pool area was lovely and clean and a lovely size even the baby pool, was great as we also went with younger children.

very quiet and laid back resort but you can get buses very easily.

there are some lovely restaurants around especially the steak house

which is well worth the visit.

reps where fantastic espcially stu really made you feel relaxed and they where always around.

children club entertainers made you very at ease especially as it was our first time for the clubs, look out for cheeky charlie and her gany

dont mind children then go here, if you have children they make friends very easily

  • Holiday details: Jul 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomson

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10 / 10
We Love this hotel and have stayed...

"We Love this hotel and have stayed hear for 7 years IN A ROW!

we have made very good friends with all the staff and we miss them all very much.

  • Holiday details: Jul 2007, Self Catering, booked with Airtours

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9 / 10
My boyfriend and I stayed at the...

"My boyfriend and I stayed at the Blanc Palace for 7 nights from 27th June 2008.

Upon arriving, we were a bit apprehensive to see how close to the road the hotel is, but this doesn't matter at all. We never heard road/car noise. Our room had a balcony overlooking the children's play area, which worried us a bit, but it turned out fine. As a couple travelling alone without children, we never like to spend too much time around other people's kids! This hotel is definitely family orientated, especially with the kids club & entertainment. But this didn't spoil our holiday.

The hotel is sparkling clean & so was our room. We had fresh towels every day & a full room clean 3 times in the week. Our lounge area was the perfect size, with a huge bedroom & bathroom. The balcony was a great size too.

All the staff we encountered were polite & very helpful. Our only complaint would be that the kids club entertainers were very loud around the pool most days, trying to arrange volleyball & other activities. However, we put up with it as the hotel & pool were so pleasant and would definitely go back there.

We hired a car for the whole week, and would say that Sa Caleta is the perfect resort from which to explore the west side of the island. On several evenings we walked into Cuitadella (20 mins) then got the bus back to the hotel (5 mins). The last bus is just after midnight so you get plenty of time to have a meal & explore the beautiful city with its many cobbled streets & gorgeous harbour. We would also recommend a visit to Macarella beach, the most beautiful beach we have ever seen. It is well worth the 20min walk through pretty woodland to get there. Plus there is a great cafe called Bar Susy, serving food & drinks all day.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Blanc Palace.

  • Holiday details: Jun 2008, Self Catering, booked with Direct Holidays

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10 / 10
Lovely family orientated aparthotel

"We have just returned from a last minute holiday to Blanc Palace, with 2 children ages 11 &13. The aparthotel was lovely, equipped with t.v. with several UK channels, kitchenette with microwave, hob and fridge. A good size bedroom and bathroom. The whole hotel was immaculately kept and maintained, and staff were friendly and helpful. There was entertainment each evening and the entertainment staff were brilliant each afternoon arranging water polo or a game for the kids of all ages. The pool was lovely, with plenty of sunbeds and parasols but was never overcrowded. There was also a good size childrens pool.

The resort of Sa Caleta was fairly quiet, ideal for us but not for anyone looking for nightlife. There were several bars, bowling, a chinese restaurant, and Cituadella a historical town was easily reached by a 20 minute walk. There were bus stops outside the hotel where you could go to Cituadella or nearby resorts for a few euros. The scenery is beautiful and the island is very green and clean.

We would highly recommend Blanc Palace for a family holiday.

  • Holiday details: Jun 2008

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4 / 10
butlins in menorca

"(the only reason why i am writing this review is because i do not want to put the place down, but to tell people with teenage children that this place is only suitable for people with children under the age of 10)

the place was very clean and in a quiet area. the local shop, what they open the side gate to, is ver over-priced compared to the other shop on the other side of the complex, which you are not directed too. everything was geared towards young children and i wish we had known this before booking as we would not have taken our 14 year old son. plus the night entertainment was naff!

besides that the hotel was very clean and very friendly, and for the right people, a lovely hotel.

  • Holiday details: Jun 2008

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6 / 10
First Foreign Holiday With Babies

"We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 13 month old twins and have just returned from our first foreign trip with our babies. The holiday has been harder work than we were expecting purely because we were away from home and away from our routine, but the hotel facilities did not make it particularly easy to enjoy being away with young children. First of all, the apartments are tiny. The main living room is very cramped and we had to keep re-arranging the furniture until we had enough room to let the girls crawl about. The bedroom was not much better by the time we had 2 cots in there. The positioning of the cots in the room meant we couldn't use the wardrobe, which therefore meant suitcases on the floor with our clothes in. The bathroom was off the bedroom, so when the girls were in bed we had to creep through and use the bathroom without the light on so as not to disturb them. The swimming pool area was nice and big, plenty of room for everyone and lots of sunbeds and parasols but the pool was that cold that no-one hardly went in! The pool itself was huge so I expect this had something to do with why the water never heated up. There is a snackbar by the pool which had great staff, in the main, and the food there was good. Not a great deal of choice but still was ok. We only tried the restaurant twice - the first time we were there for opening at 6.30pm and the second time we took the food back to our room to eat. Quality not great, choice was ok but again the staff were nice and the presentation was good. We didn't try any other restaurants nearby so can't comment on those. The actual resort of Sa Caleta was practically non-existent! There were 2 small supermarkets a couple of minutes away which were well stocked and there was a hypermarket about 20 minutes walk, where we did most of our shopping. There isn't really much to do around there if the weather is bad, so going out of season with young children is a bit risky! We didn't try any of the evening entertainment so can't comment on that. The place was nice enough and all said we did enjoy the holiday, it just wasn't what we were expecting having read other reviews and the holiday brochure."

  • Holiday details: May 2008

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