33 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Hotel with a wonderful location
"If you are looking for relaxation then this hotel is the perfect place. Its location - in a peaceful setting with the waves gently lapping over the rocks as you sunbathe - is simply ideal. One of the most important aspects of any hotel stay is the food - and you won't be disappointed. Presented in an excellent fashion, the menu is varied, the quality is superb - the fish dishes, especially, are to die for. The only worry is the weight you might put on! The staff are so friendly and helpful and they go out of their way to ensure you holiday is enjoyable. Entertainment during the day gives you a chance of getting to know fellow guests, and the lunchtime quiz is great fun, but evening entertainment did not reach the standards of a few years ago. The coast around the Santa Eulalia area is wonderful, with other beaches and bays to explore and, for the more energetic, the walk to Es Cana, while rugged at times, provides some scintillating views. This was our fifth stay at the hotel, and we'll be going back there again next year. David J"
- Travel date: 11th September 2013
My Wife and I have just returned from
"A weeks holiday at this hotel and found the staff very helpfull and location excellent.We had room 435 overlooking the tennis courts and as we had booked a superior room we asked if we could be moved and was given room 313 which was facing the sea and was excellent.The food was really good at breakfast and dinner,entertainment could have been better,drinks seemed over priced as they were not named brands,Parts of the hotel seem outdated especially the toilets and lounge areas and if you didn,t like the shows there was no where else to sit except outside or return to your room.Overall we had a great holiday and will return in the future"
- Travel date: 6th October 2012
Must get better
"Myself wife and daughter have just returned from a two week break This was our 12visit to this hotel,the location super the hotel staff super Thomson gold reps tried their best with what they had for the day time entertainment, The little gold award was a insult to the price you pay for going to this hotel the usual prizes where not the best though we had fun taking part Now we come to the evening the uk acts were not the up to the usual Thomson standard and the production team where the worst we have seen in all the years we have been going to this hotel The hotel needs a full refurbishment,drinks are very expensive also the bar . We have booked again for next year hope to report a great improvement. So in general the Thomson standard going down and prices going up"
- Travel date: 30th September 2011
"We have just returned after having a pleasant stay at this hotel. We found the food to be very good, a great variety of dishes were on offer which was well presented. The staff were mostly very pleasant The location was also very good and not too far to walk into town. On the down side while the room was fine we thought the bathroom needed some maintainance and also the woodwork looked a bit lifeless. The hotel overall was fine and we reckon it is a good 3 star establishment"
- Travel date: 16th September 2010
Hotel in a boat yard
"Unless you have been here before you may not get the room you would like. It seemed to us that all the best rooms had been given to their regulars. So if you had booked a room that looked outy over the marina or the swiming pool , all you got was a view of the boat yard, so if you want to sit on your balcony and watch boats being worked on fine. The extra bonus with these ro0oms is you get to here the night time entertaiment yhat goes on to midnight.All the views in the books are taken from a great distance, this is because it is not on a sandy beach as you are led to believe in Thomsons books. The only saving grace for this hotel is it's food."
- Travel date: 19th July 2010
"Had a great time except weather was terrible for this time of year. Nice and quite with out any children running about. All the staff from the manager down to the maids were excellent. Food was excellent and the rooms were extremly clean. "
- Travel date: 5th October 2009
A hotel which offers the best in all aspects
"We stayed at the Hotel ses estaques for the first time on the recommendation of a friend. On arrival we were given a warm welcome from the porter and reception desk.We had booked a superior room and were not disappointed, although superior rooms seem no bigger than other rooms the furniture was upgraded. Tea & coffee, safety deposit box, fruit and bottle of wine, bathrobes and slippers(which we did not use).Restaurant was great, plenty of choice and well presented.The a la carte dining in a pretty restaurant a short walk from the hotel was not to be missed, not many choices but presented and well cooked in local tradition. Plenty of sun beds for all, even at midday, although I must say people were up early to reserve beds, and some with towels on for most of the day. Day time entertainment was great and the two entertainers, Marc and Charlotte, made everyone feel welcome,the pool games and quizzes were very popular. Evening entertainment was excellent, again run by the entertainers Marc & Charlotte. Thomson seems to have ramped up the entertainment since we stayed at a gold hotel 2 years ago.It was a short stroll into Santa Eulalia where you will find many bars and restaurants, and all kinds of shops. Thanks to all Thomson staff, bar staff, reception, chambermaids,restaurant staff and not forgetting the hotel manager, our stay was enjoyable and we made many friends, we will return. "
- Travel date: 21st August 2009
This is our third stay at the hotel and ...
"This is our third stay at the hotel and his staff team paid attention to detail throughout our stay. Food and accommadation were excellent the a la carte restuarant food and service the same, the only minus for us was th e entertainment programme, which by 'Gold' standards we found very poor.Barbara fron Scarborough who was in charge did not have the personality or the experience to make it succeed. This needs to be addressed.Overall a good holiday we will return again to this hotel!"
- Travel date: 26th July 2008
On first arriving at the hotel the recep...
"On first arriving at the hotel the reception staff are helpful, pleasant, and informative with a porter/waiter eager to 'Carry Your Bags' to your room. Rooms are either looking out over the pool/marina or the quieter rear of the hotel. Rooms were spotless, tastefully furnished if a little on the small size. Beds were extremely comfortable. We elected for a quiet room at the rear of the hotel - big mistake - because that is where to bins and bottle banks are and believe me when they get emptied early in the morning ( appx 5am) you know about it, although this happens only about 3 days a week. The restaurant in the hotel is plain and a little cramped. The food is what you would expect. Not brilliant but perfectly adequate, with a gala dinner once a week. Entertainment is outside in the poolside terrace - weather permitting and owing to its open through route to the town is often frequented by people who are not staying at the hotel. The inside room is small and gets full very quickly. The town of Santa Eulalia is nice with a lovely promenade walk from the Marina all around the bay, and for the more adventurous you can walk either to Cala Llonga to take pity on the unfortunate ones who have elected to stay at this 'one horse' resort - oh and the horse left a long time ago. Or ES CANA along the at times' hairy coastal path. Santa Eulalia also has ferry trips to all the local places plus Ibiza Town or Formentera. It also is a female shopperâs paradise for handbags or shoes - it is reputed to have over 50 shoe shops Back to the hotel. The staff are for the most part friendly, engaging, and helpful. You can also book 1 meal each week at the hotel run restaurant overlooking the bay. We went once - The food was nice - when we got it. The service was the worst I have experienced anywhere in the world. Time between courses - when they got the order correct was about 15-30 minutes - that is after you have finished the previous course and you are practically the only ones left in the place. When a complaint was made - the response was unbelievable - it is busy time of year - it is holiday season - hhmmm wonder why we were there then. Also advised that they did not have any staff and yet rather than serve customers the staff were laying tables for the next day - Incredible. The hotel staff failed to respond to my observations. Finally the Thomson entertainment team - They worked their socks off especially Lucy and Tim. A total nutcase from Blackburn - wherever he ends up in 2008 the holiday makers are in for a treat. We were also lucky enough - or unlucky enough to be at the SES Estagues during the 'Fiesta of the Touristâ In the SES Estagues boy oh boy do they make a big thing of this. All guests get a gift and those people returning to the hotel for 2nd or more visit get a bigger and bigger gift the more times you have stayed. Some guests got statues about the size of the fallen Madonna with the big boobies. God help them when they went back to check in - they probably had to pay hundreds of pounds in excess baggage. The night was like something from the Oscars. By the time names of guests returning for over 30 times were read out and gifts distributed you were on your knees from applauding and shouting - 'gerra a life - see the world, but it was all done in jest. Would we go back - absolutely - reckon by the time I am 80 I should just about be ready for a coronary carrying my own version of the Statue of Liberty. The weather was good for September - the hotel was equally good - apart from that chuffing restaurant across the bay."
- Travel date: 25th January 2008
Good Hotel in Good location
"Stayed here for one week in early October 2007. Hotel was good, staff very pleasant and food OK - if a bit too British. Hotel was spotless and generally quiet which was what we wanted. Santa Eularia is a good resort with lots of shops bars and eating places. There is some building work close to the hotel but it was not intrusive or noticeably noisy. Would go again but be careful with choice of room as there is a large marina on one side of the hotel (the pool side) which could be noisy with the wind rattling the rigging of the boats. October could be a bit late if you like sun all the time."
- Travel date: 15th October 2007
Thank you to all the staff of this lovel...
"Thank you to all the staff of this lovely hotel for making our ruby wedding anniversary very special and also very memorable, we could not fault the service or any other factor of our holiday. The Thomson staff are a credit to the company , they worked very hard and were extremely pleasant at all times. Andy has a very professional attitude and a marvellous singing voice and ensured all the entertainment was on time and conducted professionally. We will visit again next year, we have travelled extensively but now know there is a perfect hotel within easy reach so why endure another long tedious flight."
- Travel date: 10th September 2007
3*hotel in the brochure but 4*in reality...
"3*hotel in the brochure but 4*in reality. Excellently situated on a rocky bay but with a small sandy beach nearby. Food excellent with constant change of choices. Drinks prices reasonable. Entertainment great. Staff very friendly & helpful, with a hands-on manager Juan. Knowledgeable reps in constant attendance. Gold hotel - no kids! Sunloungers and umbrellas galore no 7am rush to reserve unless you want a special place. Large pool area. Overlooks marina & 400 yds to shops, bars etc. Pool bar serves a good choice of lunchtime snacks, again at reasonable prices. Night visit to Ibiza Town is recommended, to see castle and amazing sights! Weather - 1 days rain, otherwise 80-90 degs solid sunshine Do NOT go to the hippy market in Es Cana - a lovely boat trip but then about 1000yds uphill to a grossly overcrowded market, selling stuff available in St Eulalia market/ St Eulalia an upmarket town with good shops and many bars & cafes. We were party of 4, in early 70s and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will go again."
- Travel date: 9th September 2007
Top traveller tips for Catalonia Ses Estaques
"Go on a diet a month before you visit because the food is so good you will certainly put weight on"
"Going to see all the hidden beaches on the island you need a car to get about."
"Ask for a room with a sea view"
"Night time trip to Ibiza town"
Catalonia Ses Estaques is also called
- Catalonia Ses Estaques Hotel
- hotel ses estaques