Sol Beach House Ibiza by Melia
18 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
platinum rated? don,t think so!
"we selected this hotel as it was rated as being platinum standard by thomson holidays.never in a million years!pool and garden area untidy and unkempt. food extremely mediocre and served in a cavernous dining room resembling a school dinner hall.get your act together thomson."
- Travel date: 4th July 2012
A welcome return
"We chose Ibiza this year as a change from our usual desitination. Last time I was in Ibiza was in 2004 and then it was in San Antonio. What a beautiful place Santa Eulalia . As others have said, it is a very upmarket resort with some lovely places to eat, super chilled bars and pavement cafes. Getting around the Island couldnt be easier and if you dont do car hire- as we dont- then the bus service is fab and lets face it in Ibiza youre never far away- its so small! The hotel is super. Really lovely communal areas, helpful and friendly staff. Theres so much choice in the dinning room at both breakfast and dinner. The pool(s) and spa are great. We had a fab room at the end of the hotel overlooking the bay and towards Es Cana. maybe because we were on the end of the corridor or maybe as we got home later than the other guests but we didnt notice the noise. Although I could hear our neigbours in the bathroom- assume they could hear us too! There was something on in the bar/lounge each evening whcih looked like it might be fun although we tended to go into town so cant really comment. I imagine for the more 'elderly' travller it would be ideal to have a nice meal and then be entertained for the evening. All in all a fantastic holiday - we have definitely got the bug!"
- Travel date: 19th June 2009
I would throughly recommend this hotel. ...
"I would throughly recommend this hotel. The staff were very helpful and the hotel clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel is just fantasitic and Santa Eulalia is beautiful. Food at the hotel is really good with plenty of choice to suit most tastes. Hotel entertainment is ok - couple of professional shows. We watched a few and then went to local bars or down to the marina for a few drinks. I would agree with some of the other reviews that the walls are thin so you do tend to hear others coming and going but we found the hotel to be generally very quiet. Can't rate the hotel or the location highly enough. We will definitely be returning."
- Travel date: 7th September 2008
This is a brilliant hotel to stay in wit...
"This is a brilliant hotel to stay in with excellent customer service. The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis which is good. They aslo offer a wide selection of different foods so theres always someting that someone will eat. It is a very quite hotel as there are hardly any children there, as there was a large number of my family who came and stayed at this hotel we soon livened this hotel up. There are two pools there one is in doors and the other is outdoors both are excellent. If its shops you are looking for then there only about 10 minutes away from this hotel and to get to them you have to pass a lovely marina. This was truly one of the best holidays that i have ever been on, i never wanted to come back home, i would go back again and would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to go to visit ibiza. Overall one of the bestest hotels there is in Ibiza =)"
- Travel date: 4th July 2008
We had a great time at this hotel, it is...
"We had a great time at this hotel, it is very clean and a nice friendly place. The only problem that we found was that the walls are very thin and you get lots of noise from next door. We did not see the entertainment as there was lots to see in the resort. There was no daytime entertainment but the bar was very good!! Will return again."
- Travel date: 22nd August 2007
Relax in blissful surroundings
"We arrived first week in october and found the hotel and the staff fantastic. Our last holiday was to a five star hotel and we were a bit worried that the 4 star sol may be a big disappointment. But it was not, it was extremely clean, in a beautiful location . we lay out in the gardens listening to the waves crashing through the day and felt truely relaxed. The hotel was fairly quiet although by the weekend a lot of spanish people checked in and it was busier. This was no problem though, there are plenty sunloungers to go round and the chap at the pool provides more should they be needed. There is a strict no 'towels on loungers' rule which really helps! We took our teenage daughter and were worried when we realised most of guests of an older age, but she was happy lounging by pool and passing the time at night on the hotels interent facilities! this was a god send!!! Staff were helpful and friendly and seemed to go out of their way to get to know the guests. We were worried about thin walls reading the reviews and although i have to admit they were thin,to be really honest we were not particularly bothered by noise. most guests were only in rooms in morning , and the noise of them getting up helped us get up and get out! and in the evening we only in our room to sleep and after all the walking and fresh air we had no probs! sometimes we could hear guests next door flushing the loo through the night etc and im sure they heard us but perhaps we were lucky but walking and slight banging along with the shower was all we heard and as i say this really didnt bother us as we were either showering at same time or heading out! If you very light sleeper though it may be of particular bother to you. we only seemed to have people next to us on one side so again i think we were lucky! The resort was beautiful as was the short stroll to it."
- Travel date: 13th October 2006
Relaxed stay at the Sol Ibiza
"My wife and I just returned from 10 days at the Sol Ibiza from 29th Sept to 9th Oct and we had a great time. Hotel very nice and had everything we were looking for a relaxing break. Food very nice and varied. Staff very friendly and efficient. Rooms very clean and tidy. Have to mention Mangos bar which is about a 5-10 minute walk along the water side from the hotel, superb spot for lunch, relaxation and a beer and is a sun trap. At night we went into Santa Eulalia and tried out bars in town, we are in our early 30's so go to sample nightlife when on holiday as well. Nice place and some good bars (Queen Vic does nice pint of Tennents!!). Next time we go would go a wee bit earlier in the season when it's busier but no complaints as we were after slightly quieter holiday this time."
- Travel date: 12th October 2006
Better than expected
"Better than expected after reading negative comments on the internet. We stayed at the Sol Elite for 1 week flying to Ibiza Sunday 1st October. The hotel as not very busy and had a mixture of Spanish, German and mature British couples. We are a couple of early 40. When we arrived by taxi transfer the receptionist let us pick our room which was on the 5th floor at the end of the corridor so we had little or no noise from above or below. The room was very clean, big double bed and large bathroom, balcony and seaview. We were able to sunbathe all day on the balcony without lying around the pool area. The hotel is not positioned too far away on a headland. A walk out of the hotel across the car park and the marina is there with a paved promenade to walk along all the way around the front of the resort. Lots of shops to buy fashionable clothes, numerous supermarkets but lots of little restaurants to eat at so there is no need to do half board at any hotel. The food in the hotel was ample choice espically fish fried fresh every night,lots of salads, fruit and puddings but no coffee or tea with the meal. The weather was very hot 30C for most of the week. We had taken lots of jumpers after reading it was cold in July but we didn't need any thick clothing it was too hot. Easy to travel around by bus just walk to the bus station in the centre of town and pay at the office, there is even a toilet to use free of charge. 25 minutes on the bus to Ibiza town but a taxi back cost 19 euros. Overall we had a good holiday . A good place to go for a rest in an adaquate hotel with good facilities, prompt staff and efficient 4 star hotel in an area not dominated by clubs and pubs with brashy tacky holiday junk and union jacks everywhere."
- Travel date: 10th October 2006
Frightened to go to sleep
"Just returned from a week long stay at the Sol Ibiza (24th Sept - 1st Oct). The hotel has good facilities, staff efficient and friendly, rooms good and clean. Good selection and quality of food. Gym, sauna, jacuzzi & swimming pools all good. Entertainment good, as were planned activities. Good location, the sea view from the balcony was probably one of the best that we have ever had. The only major problem as highlighted by other guests are the paper thin walls. Sound proofing was very poor. Five nights in a row the neighbours bangedd on the wall due to my snoring, I was frightened to fall asleep. I must mention that the same neighbours returned to their room at 0130am in the morning and woke us up with their noise, but we were not that inconsiderate to bang on the walls. Do these people really think that the noise is only one way. Other guests we spoke to all said that the noise was terrible, one lady woke up in the middle of the night in a panic as she thought someone was beside her bed drinking, but it was actually someone in the next room. The level of sound proofing has to be witnessed to believed."
- Travel date: 10th October 2006
"The hotel itself is very clean and tidy. The room was roomy enough for our needs and spotlessly clean too. I must gripe about the paper thin walls. You can hear everything even to the switch being put on for a kettle, clip clopping of shoes back and forth it drove me nuts. I could even tell you the conversation that the guests in the next room had! Food was well varied not always enjoyable a times, lovely fresh baked bread they do try hard to cater for all. We went out to eat one evening to a resturant called Mama Rosa (The Gallery) its in what the locals call Resturant Street in town. Was really lovely, a little expensive but worth the good meal. The walk to the marina is about 10 minutes which is lovely. We usually went after dinner and sat and had a few drinks in one of the many bars and resturants. The hotel is very slow paced and quite, suited for couples Overall had a nice stay here other than the noisey guests next door and above us. I wouldn't stay here again for that reason only."
- Travel date: 24th September 2006
Relax at the Sol Ibiza
"Lovely hotel. Rooms very bright, lots of mirrors to create look of spaciousness, although they weren't that big. Paper thin walls was the only negative. Staff polite and helpful. Cleanliness very good. Food choice was very good local, English, German, Italian menu. Atmosphere was very relaxing, pool a decent size with freshwater (not sea water pool). Short walk to marina approx. 10 mins max) Lots of bars and restaurants at marina and further along at St Eulalia. No loud clubs. Hippie market was worth a visit albeit short, due to crowds, watch out for pushchairs running over feet, not parents' fault but due to excessive crowds difficult to manouvre. Good ferry service at St Eulalia. Fery goes to Ibiza town, Cala Llonga, Es Cana and others. Prices reasonable. Beach was not very nice at Es Cana, very, very crowded, more seaweed than sand, small charge for use of sunbeds and parasols. Beach appeared much cleaner at St Eulalia but very small. Front of hotel overlooked a building site but there was no noisy building construction going on. Unless you happened to be very unfortunate and have a front view room the views are glorious overlooking the med. Would recommend as a very relaxing break at this hotel with lots of sun therapy, swimming and walking (and eating and drinking)."
- Travel date: 5th September 2006
Average hotel for the four stars it has been rated.
"The hotel was clean with the majority of the staff being friendly & welcoming. Rooms were adequately furnished although the walls were paper thin & allowed the noise of snoring and chatter to be easily transmitted through the walls. Air conditioning to the rooms enabled a cooler environment at the end of the day in the sun & the empty fridge allowed us to store our own supplies of water.The restaurant was well supplied with a variation of food types but became a rather predictable menu by the end our of week stay. The pool area was clean and there was no difficulty in obtaining sun beds which are free and daily clean pool towels available for a refundable deposit. The short walk to the beautiful beaches and marina area proved to be an enjoyment with no crowds of teenagers. This particular resort is more family orientated or for those who want a more peaceful break. Overall we experienced a relaxing week away."
- Travel date: 26th August 2006
Top traveller tips for Sol Beach House Ibiza by Melia
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Sol Beach House Ibiza by Melia is also called
- Sol Ibiza Hotel
- ibiza sol
- sol ibiza