33 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Myself and boyfriend stayed here for 11...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sun 10th of August 2008

"Myself and boyfriend stayed here for 11 nights at the end of July / beginning of August and can safely say that we had no complaints at all. In fact, we had a brilliant holiday here! The room and bathroom were extremely clean, and the maid came in every day, and changed towels when needed. We were unfortunate to have a room which did not face the sea, but this did not matter, as we spent no time in the room apart from to sleep, and we still had a balcony which I know some of the rooms didn't.

The staff on reception and in the bar / restaurant were friendly and more than happy to help, and the kids club entertainers were fantastic! The food was more than enough, with 3 different counters each morning for breakfast, and the same for dinner in the evening. The selection was wide and varied, and there was something to suit everyone's needs. The pool area was clean, and although the pool was big enough, the number of sunbeds is not enough to cater for every guest at the hotel. Be prepared to be down at the pool just before 9am in order to reserve them for the day, as if you do not put towels out then, it is unlikely that you will get a sunbed. Having said that, the sandy beach is right next to the hotel, with lovely clear blue sea. The supermarket just across the road is handy for drinks and snacks during the day with british newspapers daily.

The resort of San Antonio Bay is quieter than San Antonio itself, with a few bars and shops, as well as crazy golf to the right as you walk out of the hotel (past the beach). San Antonio, is lovely in the evening, even if you do not want to go out clubbing. There are a few small market stalls selling jewellery and local crafts, artists drawing portraits and caricatures, and cafes / bars / restaurants lining the streets - very nice to sit, relax and watch the world go by sipping a cocktail.

The sunsets in Ibiza are beautiful; if you want to experience them at their best, head down to the other side of San Antonio to Cafe Mambo / Cafe Del Mar which is where many people gather to see them. We got a taxi from the hotel to Cafe Del Mar (about 8 euros) and sat on the beach with a few drinks which we bought from the shop beforehand (as drinks there are very expensive), watched the sunset and all boats and walked back to San Antonio which takes about 10 minutes. Most evenings we walked back to the hotel, but there is a Hotel Ferry from the harbour to right outside the hotel which runs about every half an hour and costs 2.50 euros each. The entertainment in the hotel was good. During the day the kids club entertainers were brilliant, with a number of different activities, including water polo for the adults in the afternoon. The beijing acrobat show in the evening was fantastic, and apparantly the drag show was, but we missed that.

Overall, we loved this hotel and couldn't have asked for a better holiday!!"

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  • Travel date: Sun 10th of August 2008

WAS A BRILLIANT!! the only thing that pu...

4
Good
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Reviewed Sat 2nd of August 2008

"WAS A BRILLIANT!! the only thing that put me off was the flight to be honest it was my first (and last) time of flying with thomas cook the service was horrible!!! apart from that the hotel was amazing and the entertainment was sooooo funny and everyone could join in with the show!!
the food was lovely therewas a great variety and the whole accomodation was so clean and was presented also the weather was gorgeous i would deffinatley recomend this one and yes i would go back (but not with thomas cook lol)

FABULOUS :) WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY "

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  • Travel date: Sat 2nd of August 2008

Great Food, excellent staff but the hote...

4
Good
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Reviewed Sun 15th of June 2008

"Great Food, excellent staff but the hotel is infested with Ants !
Had to change rooms a couple of times. Beware if you have kids and a sofa bed as the ants will get onto the sofa beds. Our third room still had ants but real beds so the ants were kept on the floor."

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  • Travel date: Sun 15th of June 2008

The hotel was lovely and clean - no crit...

2
Poor
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Reviewed Fri 12th of October 2007

"The hotel was lovely and clean - no criticism of the cleanliness at all.

The food was plentiful with good variety - pretty much something for everyone. It was not always what I would choose myself, but hey, holidays are also about trying different foods (that someone else has cooked!).

It was not always that easy finding something at the evening meal that suited kids. Mine are not very fussy eaters, but there were a couple of nights where they struggled a bit, particularly when the food was in sauces etc. My eleven year old was mortified at the thought of veal and there was a fair bit of this on the menu.

The entertainment was hit and miss, but again, just because it wasn't to my taste in music, doesn't mean it was no good. The drag act was brilliantly funny, the acrobatic dancers were amazing, and the tribute group to Lord of the Dance was also very good.

The staff were very professional - no sleazy waiters here folks - they were polite and friendly. One was a little bit serious, but even he thawed as the week went on and it was the end of the season...

The reason I gave it a 3 was because there were no snacks available at all in between the meals... I paid for all inclusive in the belief that snacks would be available, like for example when we went out for the day and arrived back at 4pm - no food available then until 7pm - not ideal with 2 children.

I drank very little alcohol and the children were obviously drinking soft drinks, but one waiter commented on the number of chocolate milkshakes he had - a bit out of order in my book.

Otherwise, on the whole we did not look for the snacks because we were generally well fed at the mealtimes, but when you pay for them and actually need them and they are not available and you are pointed in the direction of the vending machines, it does stick in your throat a bit.

The entertainment for the kids could also have been better - it was tired, unimaginative and samey. However, it was the end of the season and it showed a little and also there were not many kids there, so it's just something to remember at this time of year.

Just one final point - ladies do watch out for your bags, particularly at night - a guy on a pushbike tried to snatch mine - fortunately, he failed, but he was successful with someone else less than half an hour later. It is pretty rife there. So wear your bag strapped across yourself... but please, this is not a reflection on the hotel - just sunny med resorts in general."

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  • Travel date: Fri 12th of October 2007

Great hotel, couldn’t have got much be...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 20th of July 2007

"Great hotel, couldn’t have got much better. You are right on the beach, 10 mins walk to San Antonio.

There is lots for kids to do the hotel itself is brill. The food is good with some theme nights the entertainment was good, shows were brill and the staff were really friendly.

The pool area could be a bit bigger but the beach is right outside the hotel so you could always get a space there.

We were really lucky we got one of the rooms with sea views and a bigger balcony (room 107) it was nice to sit there and watch the boats in the harbour.

I would recommend anyone with or without kids to go there as it is so good. It is also a good base for night clubbers as you are only a 10 mins walk from the night life in San Antonio.

They open pool area at 9.00 so try and get there at 8.45 as you might miss out."

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  • Travel date: Fri 20th of July 2007

Just got back from 2 weeks at the Hawaii...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sun 1st of July 2007

"Just got back from 2 weeks at the Hawaii in Ibiza and had the best holiday ever thanks to this hotel.

There were two of staying as a couple and this hotel is great for families and couples and who are not too shy about getting involved with the activities.

The staff were great with everyone and nice and polite every time you went to the bar.

The two nightly entertainers were great to, with prizes to be won every night in bingo bongo.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a nice relaxing yet good holiday.

Also recommended is the cafe Royal just around the corner."

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  • Travel date: Sun 1st of July 2007

Hotel Hawaii is set up a slight incline...

4
Good
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Reviewed Sat 2nd of June 2007

"Hotel Hawaii is set up a slight incline 8 or 10 steps up to main entrance but there is a ramp for disabled and pulling cases up.

This ramp has a 90 degree turn at the top so don’t know if electric scooters will go round, wheelchairs do ok.

Ramp outside to pool area but not to food bar outside, main food restaurant down stairs serviced by lifts which are not that reliable but disable can use the service lift, please ask we did and no problem at all.

Pool can be got to by a small gate from outside hotel if lifts not working.

Food in hotel is on a two week cycle so you don’t have same all the time, apart from breakfast, that’s normal, egg, bacon, beans, cookies, pancakes etc good selection.

Downside in the buffet is there’s no low buffet for young children and it does get like a cattle market first thing at 7 pm.

The entertainment very good a show every night.

Rooms basic with aircon and (TV payable) private bathroom but cleaned everyday.

Hotel in general very clean and in good position for either a quite holiday or a more active one.

Taxi rank straight outside and bus stop, pavements have ramps but only one end on most, silly really.

Promenade runs level to San Antonio from hotel.

All in all a great holiday, hope this helps people decide on the Hawaii or not."

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  • Travel date: Sat 2nd of June 2007

Just back from a great holiday in Ibiza....

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 1st of June 2007

"Just back from a great holiday in Ibiza. Stayed in the Hawaii Hotel which we found great for the following reasons.

1. Rooms were cleaned daily.

2. Great location - 10 minutes’ walk to San Antonio Bay.

3. View from room was spectacular - make sure to get a Sea View room.

4. Nightly entertainment.

5. Very pleasant staff.

6. Plenty of bars and restaurants in the vicinity.

All in all would definitely go back there and highly recommend the hotel."

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  • Travel date: Fri 1st of June 2007

I’ve just come back from Ibiza after 1...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Wed 16th of May 2007

"I’ve just come back from Ibiza after 11 nights all-inclusive stay at the Hawaii hotel with my 2 kids and having stayed here before, I was impressed by the work that had been carried out last winter.

All the rooms had been refitted and tiled to an impressive finish. The hotel was clean and the staff as friendly as ever.

The food got better and a good all-round choice was on offer.

The kids and adults were entertained by what can only be called the best in the industry.

Going out for the night call at Trevor’s mini golf bar about 100yds from the Hawaii behind the Neptuno hotel, very good food and drink and free crazy golf for the kids.

Just tell Trevor the Bolton fans said free golf - he will know who you mean.

The holiday reps in the hotel are good this year but they all try and sign you up for all the best deals. "

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  • Travel date: Wed 16th of May 2007

Family Annual Holiday

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Mon 17th of December 2012

"Fantastic Hotel in excellant location. Food well presented. Rooms - Standard but exceptionally clean. Staff friendly and polite. Pool and childrens play area well maintained.Lots of activities available throughout the day. Evening entertainment standard but O.K. We (2 Adults and 1 child) have enjoyed this hotel annually for the last 6 years and we're looking forward to another relaxing holiday this year?
Lot's to do in surrounding area. Pedaloes, Boat trips etc Lots of information at hotel reception."

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  • Travel date: Tue 3rd of April 2007

Brilliant Hotel great food fab staff

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 7th of December 2012

"I have visited this hotel in JUne 1969 September 200 and May 2001 each time it has been very good. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The buffet style breakfast and meals are excellant - well cooked and great choice. The rooms all have great views, and are kept clean by attentive staff.The Situation next to the sea is unbeatable. Entertainment excellant. I would eeccommend it to anyone and everyone."

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  • Travel date: Tue 14th of November 2006

manners cost nothing

2
Poor
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Reviewed Sun 16th of December 2012

"The hotel itself was ok the rooms were kept clean every day the cleaners were polite and helpful. The view from our room was nice apart from a great big tree. The lifts were scary and my 14 yr old son actually got stuck between floors with the doors wide open luckily he had the sense not to try and climb out and wait for help after that we used them as little as possible wich was hard as we have a 13 month old son. The food was awful although the german tourists seemed to enjoy it judging by the way they bardged by people old and young just to get to it. The resturant staff were nice and polite but it did get tedius having to sign for every drink whilst trying to eat the slop they call food. The bar staff were ignorant, rude and went out of there way to make you wait as long as possible for your drinks and made you feel you were trying to steal them when they finally decided you'd waited long enough to serve you. We went all inclusive but the bar staff seemed to think there should be a limit on how much drinks we could have even though we were paying extra for premium lager and pop for the kids. The stuff that came with being all inclusive was undrinkable and smelt like it came out of the urinal. The pool area was dirty with broken glass on the floor so we spent our days on the nearby beach infact we spent as much time as possible away from the hotel including eating and drinking only then did we get service you'd expect being a paying customer. all in all its not a place i will be visiting again and advize you not to strongly if you like to be treat with respect."

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  • Travel date: Sat 28th of October 2006

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