15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
great value, well-run hotel
"This hotel is a fabulous base for a long or short break in Ibiza. Even in high season it provides an oasis of calm only 2 minutes from Kanya and the other sunset bars. The furniture looks a bit old but the rooms are extremely spacious and clean with excellent recently refitted bathrooms. The ceiling fans do a great job, although I understand the hotel has fitted aircon in time for the new season. The pool area is also clean and there is a massive field with palm trees and loungers next door if the pool is too busy. There is no seaview from the pool (some rooms have a bit of a view) and it is right next to a road which can at times have some traffic on although it's no major thoroughfare, so don't worry. The grounds are so nicely maintained and the waiting staff so lovely that somehow it doesn't seem to matter anyway. There is a small beach right next door and you can also walk north along the coast to several other beautiful coves. We always hire a car: there is so much to explore on the island and it is pretty easy to park outside the hotel with a small carpark plus free on-street parking.
There is a mix of people staying at this hotel: English families on package holidays seem to be in the majority but there are also European couples of all ages and groups of friends, again of all ages. In the main people just sit and chill by the pool in the daytime. I understand there is entertainment in the evening but I've never seen it to be honest as really, why stay in your hotel in Ibiza? There's SO much to see and do.
The breakfast is OK, nothing more but you are paying so little that really, it doesn't matter IMHO. The is a very seventies looking cafe next door called Cafe Bohemia that does great food and as well as the sunset bar Kanya at the end of the road nearby you will also find convenience stores, Judge Jules' restaurant, a very late-opening bar plus a cashpoint. A 10 minute walk takes you into the heart of san antonio and believe me there is more to this town that the "infamous" west end.
I recommend this hotel for an amazingly cheap, relaxing and comfortable base. It's really well run and as a bonus there is no need to pay extra to keep your room on your last day if your flying late as they have really good shower rooms. It's not a boutique or destination hotel and is all the better for that :-)"
- Travel date: Thu 4th of May 2006
"The Gran Sol is great value for money. The location for me was perfect, a short walk to the sun set bars & far enough away to be nice & quiet. The staff were friendly & helpfulThe rooms are a decent size & although no air con, the ceiling fan did a good job. Rooms now have TV's & soap! Also had use of decent shower room on the last day as unable to get a late check out.
I will be staying here again."
- Travel date: Tue 11th of October 2005
You get what you pay for!
"ProÂ´s: new, very clean, friendly staff, cheap (paid 35Euros for single room June 2003), good breakfast for 2 Euro extra. ConÂ´s: no A/c, no TV, 15 min. walk to city center (San Antonio), bus or beach (beach next to hotel is useless). Mostly older / family oriented guests, even though it does get a bit noisy at night when partiers return. Only hotel I know which didnÂ´t supply soap in the washroom! Also get a room above 1st floor so you can have the window open at night for fresh air without worrying of intruders."
- Travel date: Wed 11th of June 2003