Reviews summary

4
Good
( 1206 reviews)
Brilliant
437
Good
463
Average
177
Poor
70
Awful
59
  • 4.5 room
  • 4.5 pool
  • 4.5 beach
  • 4.5 service
  • 4.5 dining
  • 4.5 amenities
  • 4.5 food
 

27 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

best family holiday we have had

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 21st of February 2012

"we have been to ibiza many times this was by far the best hotel we have stayed at food was lovely most of the staff were very polite my little boy can not wait to go back whitch is the main thing for me there was entertaiment throughout the day for the kids whitch you don't get in most places we are going again this year great entertaiment for kids nice and clean i wouldnt reccomend this holiday for ibiza clubbers its more family orrientated the steps to the beach were not so bad at all the water sports were free the only thing i can complainn about is not a lot of shops or bars surrounding if you do like a wonder i think some people expect to much for all inc in some cases we will be returning very soon cant wait you can get a bus just up the road to the hotel and spendthe day at ibiza town whitch is lovely its about half hour bus ride but worthit best to go in to town of a night you can also hire mountain bikes and use the tennis courts hire th rackets from hotels opposite all free find out as much as you can on 1st day as i didnt find alot out till the day we went home..."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 20th of February 2012

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 5 Food

Lovely Hotel with stunning views

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 9th of August 2010

"We are a couple in our early 50's and have just returned from a week all inclusive at the Hotel Galeon Playa. Please don't take any notice of the bad reviews, this place is lovely and the views over the bay are stunning.
It is a complex of three hotels set on a hill with steep steps up to the top hotel (Galeon Playa ). The bottom hotel is a very lively hotel, very crowded and there were loads of children which for this time of the year was totally expected. However, the top hotel at which we stayed at was peaceful in the evenings.
The food was varied and plentiful, always being filled up with fresh and they were always cooking.
The bar staff are very friendly and in our hotel, you didn't have to wait long to be served although this cannto be said for the bottom hotel (Club San Miguel)."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 9th of August 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 5 Food

Th truth about this hotel...

4
Good
by
Reviewed Tue 17th of April 2012

"Me and my partner had an awesome holiday here at the galeon hotel, for all those bad reviews ill tell you now, you get what you pay for. A cheap little getaway, it is only a 3star hotel what do you expect? It meets all the expected criteria of a 3star hotel, cleanliness is excellent, staff are very friendly and there is a very wide range of different food variety at the buffet. Expecting more than that well really you should be getting your checkbook out to cough up for a higher rating hotel, like I said before it's a lovely hotel and you get what you pay for. I won't deny there are a few steps to the beach, but me personally, and I'm hardly fit, managed these with little effort. The pool does have a shallow end, and also a separate baby pool. Best of all it has the most beautiful scenic views, it's absolutly stunning. A holiday not to forget, I'm just off now to book another holiday here in may 2010 :D "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 14th of February 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 3 Room
  • 3 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 3 Amenities
  • 4 Food

Great All Round Place

4
Good
by
Reviewed Fri 21st of August 2009

"This was our first trip here (2 adults & 2 children (9 & 13))... The hotel does have some quirks and I'll come on to these, but all in all our 1 week break there was fab. There was plenty to do for the kids on the beach which is just a 2 min walk away or just relaxing my the pool. For what we paid we thought it was value for money and we would go again. After reading the previous reviews the room was much better than we had expected, it was clean and of a decent size. The downside was there wasn't a fridge or anywhere to make drinks but being all inclusive that didn't really matter. The room was cleaned once a day, sometimes in the mornings and at other times in the afternoons. The airconditioning worked but was a bit noisy, there was also a safe in the room we hired for 3 euros a day. The views from the rooms were stunning.

We found getting drinks to be easy, though at times the service was a bit slow. The food in the main eating hall was an ok standard and if you have kids and they like macdondalds or little chef they will have plenty to eat. Saying that Some of the food was downright awful, steak that was tougher than cardboard, tuna omelletes for breakfast and eggs fried in a vat of oil. However there were occasions where the food was wonderfull, the spegheti carbonara and salmon was fab. Plenty of fresh fruit if you don't like deserts packed with 110% sugar. We also enjoyed playing drinks roulette as the soft drinks machines dished out apple juice instead of grapefruit and sometimes the pineapple was just water. The orange was like kiora. The white wine ran out once of twice too, but there was rose, red and beer to have instead and or tea and coffee. We all loved the waitress police, no sooner than you had finished your plate would be wisked away!

The canoes of the beach were free to use and these in out opinion were much better than paying for 10euros for the peddelos. Our 9yr old was to small for the wind surfing though. The kids loved feeding the fish with bread that we snuck out from breakfast. The beach swimming area had a lifeguard and was cornered off from the boats, the water was warm and crystal clear. We found out you had to pay for sunbeds on the beach which was about 20euros a day so the kids bought airbeds and we just towels and we purchased a parasol from the spar for 8 euros.

The nighttime entertainment was good family fun, though we had to pay 1 euro for bingo. The pool had a no swimming past 7pm sign but the kids were in till 9.30 some times whilst we watched the entertainment. The worst thing we found was the all inclusive bar stopped at 11pm on then we had to pay, to get around that we started to get 2 or 3 drinks a couple of times from 10.30 and stock piled (everyone did it) them as the entertainment went well on to 12am.

The western saloon was ok for burgers and drinks thought the flies around there were a pain, we didn't use any other of the pools as they were far more crowded than the Galeon's. The reception area had 2 internet connected PCs for 1 euro for 10 mins and Wifi, but as we were on holiday I was band from using them ;) .

All in all good fun!
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 21st of August 2009

Awful!

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Tue 11th of August 2009

"Recently returned from a 2 week All Inclusive stay at this hotel and will never in a million years be returning. Smelly, hot, fly infested reception area and swimming pool. 137 steep dangerous steps down to the beach - not ideal with a 2 year old but there was no mention of this in the brochure at all, just 350m to beach is all it says. Rooms were pleasant with beautiful views over the bay. Food was good also. Miserable staff, useless rep who we never saw for the whole 2 weeks. Truely awful!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 10th of August 2009

Good Holiday

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 20th of October 2008

"Obviously end of season, first class, food value for what we had paid. room clean and kepy clean, entertainment good value.

We will go again and take the family. Company rep only there to sell over priced tours no personallity.

Good holiday for the over 40's"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 20th of October 2008

First impression wasn't great. Arrived a...

4
Good
by
Reviewed Thu 25th of September 2008

"First impression wasn't great. Arrived at about 9:30-10am and told our room wouldn't be ready for another hour. Given key to luggage rom to store our bags then had a look around.

Views are amazing - just beautiful. There was an awful sewage smell in several areas of this hotel and the sister hotels.

Steps to the beach are hardly worth complaining about. They were not that steep and there is a slightly longer route you can take which encounters fewer steps. Beach was ok - not the nicest beach ever but not the worst either. The sea was freezing with quite a lot of tiny jellyfish (several people were stung).

Food was ok. Proper vegetables which was lovely as many places I've been to have had awful tinned stuff. Some of the food was a little cold by the time you ate it. Breakfast was nice and for lunch we always ate at the western saloon snack bar at the bottom hotel.

Entertainment was good. Shows every night but the rep show was appalling. They didn't even mime the right words to the songs and I won't even mention the dancing! The entertainment staff were good though - they out in a lot of effort to involve people -especially zorro.

The First Choice rep was absolutely awful. She didn't seem to know anything. We asked about the bus sevices and cost and she told us she didn't know and to check with reception. Knew nothing about taxi costs to the main resorts either. She was about as useful as a chocolate teapot! The rest of the hotel staff were friendly and helpful enough."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 25th of September 2008

What can i say - the food is very poor,...

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Sun 21st of September 2008

"What can i say - the food is very poor, the bar staff (Christian in particular) was very rude.

The Hotel is situated on top of a cliff, its a long way to the beach, and the lift at the second hotel kept breaking down (this hotel is 1 of 3 you can access)

The drains stink! as does the hotel lobby - the thomson rep was hard to locate, and even when they did show up they did nothing about this smell.

The rooms were basic and tired, in need of some fresh paint. There are two shops at the beach, a SPAR and a SPAR, not a great choice!

Entertainment during the day was good ( Well done Demitri and Yanka) how ever night time entertainment did not start till 9.45pm and was usually over and done by 10.30!

I would not return to this hotel and would not reccommend it to my friends "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 21st of September 2008

What can i say - the food is very poor,...

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Sun 21st of September 2008

"What can i say - the food is very poor, the bar staff (Christian in particular) was very rude.

The Hotel is situated on top of a cliff, its a long way to the beach, and the lift at the second hotel kept breaking down (this hotel is 1 of 3 you can access)

The drains stink! as does the hotel lobby - the thomson rep was hard to locate, and even when they did show up they did nothing about this smell.

The rooms were basic and tired, in need of some fresh paint. There are two shops at the beach, a SPAR and a SPAR, not a great choice!

Entertainment during the day was good ( Well done Demitri and Yanka) how ever night time entertainment did not start till 9.45pm and was usually over and done by 10.30!

I would not return to this hotel and would not reccommend it to my friends "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 21st of September 2008

This was our first visit to Ibiza and to...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Thu 18th of September 2008

"This was our first visit to Ibiza and to this resort. Having read some of the previous reviews i was a little concerned. But this all changed as our holiday progressed. We could'nt have asked for better. The food is lovely and the staff were very helpful also. We thought the entertainment programme was wonderul and the place itself is absolutely stunning.
We would highly recommend to family and friends and we will not consider staying anywhere else when we return to Ibiza."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 18th of September 2008

what a totally enjoyable holiday for bot...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 25th of August 2008

"what a totally enjoyable holiday for both my husband my 11yr old son and myself. the hotel has excellent panoramic views of puerto san miguel. some steep steps to the sea but not too stressful and also the use of a lift. panoramic bar is excellent and is open from 9pm-11pm (drinks after 11pm are charged but bar then open til 1am) pablo the waiter is very friendly.

food choice very good, though little choice for children (have suggested a childrens food only bar as provided on other holidays we have been on) use of 3 x restaurants, a mexican corner, tapas bar, chinese restaurant and burger/hot dog etc bar (situated at bottom hotel)

entertainment was fantastic at the galeon with dimitri going out of his way to keep everyone entertained. if you want more of a butlins feel then go to the bottom hotel where it is noisier.

surrounding areas: a visit to the caves which are 5 x minutes from the hotel reception are worth a visit. excellent value for money with very friendly staff. beach is well worth a visit. very clean and not too much shingle/sea weed. canoes/paddle boats etc are free. banana boat rides and speed boats at a charge. sun beds and parasols very expensive. buy a parasol from the local spar and lie on your own towels on the sand with you own shade and you can use this for every day of your holiday rather than paying a lot of money.

only reason i marked this holiday as a 9/10 is the rep and the room: not very knowledgeable and just wanted to sell trips out. does not tell you about the caves and the surrounding shops for bits and bobs etc. you are best speaking to other guests as we did who have arrived there the week before as they will have more knowledge of the local area. also when we arrived what was shown in the brochure as a standard room (looked nice) was actually a superior room. we had to upgrade as the room was not upto much. cost us an extra £60.

made some lovely friends form cardiff. hope they got home okay as they missed their transfer and flight. (tony and jackie)

if you want a mixture of relaxation, or lots of entertainment, panoramic views, sun, sea, drink as much as you can and eat as much as you can this holiday provides all this and more.

we will be definitely be going back.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 25th of August 2008

This was our first and last visit to thi...

2
Poor
by
Reviewed Thu 14th of August 2008

"This was our first and last visit to this hotel!! There are 137 steps down to the beach (very steep) There was no air conditioning in the restaurant for the first week of our holiday, the food was not good and i actually witnessed one of the chefs topping up food! instead of changing it completley!! the few times we ate at the Galeon we had to set our own table!!

The hotel was very dated and in need of a major upgrade, ther were ants all over the balcony and our balcony looked like concrete had been mixed on it, also outside was a bucket for the overflow of the air conditiong.

If you have already booked and can not change then eat at the sister hotel san Miguel -a nice clean hotel - good food - air conditioning and a great chinese!! (you have to do this through reception we found out a week later)

There was not alot to do at this resort but the beach was lovley with plenty of watersports for all ages (sunbeds are chaaper on the left side of the beach for some reason??? (that's as you are looking out to sea)

One plus point for this hotel was the entertainment team - FANTASTIC !!!! - We had many a good night with Zorro and his team Brill!

Also the staff in the Western Saloon, again they were really good with a good choice of snacks at lunch)

"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 14th of August 2008

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