Tropic Garden Aparthotel
44 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A Fab Holiday!
"We stayed at the Tropic Garden in June during the school holidays, we booked through Sunmaster Travel. The cut and choice of meat was really good quality and there was an excellent variety with lots of vegetables, salads and fabulous desserts. The all inclusive beer was San Miguel and the fizzy pop was branded i.e Fanta & Coca Cola so not bad. Ask for a pool or sea view and you get both anyway as the hotel faces the sea and overlooks the pool worth asking for we got it and didn't pay extra even though it was the school holidays! There are some rooms at the sides of the hotel with views towards private apartments. The rooms are apartment style and are basic but very clean, towels seemed to be changed daily and bedding was changed after a few days. The hotel is clean and spacious there is live entertainment every night mainly aimed at younger children but a couple of shows suitable for adults. During the day there was various activities such as mini club for children and water polo & table tennis suitable for older children 12+ and adults. The hotel is located about 10 minute walk from Santa Eulalia, which is very cosmopolitan, there is a large harbor, beach pubs shops and restaurants well worth a visit. If you turn right out of the hotel and follow the coastal path within 10 minutes you will reach Es Cana beach beautiful! A short bus journey away of 8 euro taxi is worth a visit to the Hippy Market a must visit, live music, traditional crafts etc.. We had a lovely holiday and would and have recommended it to friends.
- Travel date: Tue 15th of January 2013
august 2012 holiday (part 2)
"excellent hotel. able to book on the day with exceptional help from staff. (original hotel appalling.
Could not fault location, food, service.
wish I had taken pictures of room and hotel to share"
- Travel date: Wed 29th of August 2012
Ignore the bad reviews!
"We have just returned from a 9 day stay at this hotel. Prior to arriving we were very dubious about staying here, having read a flux of negative emails about unhelpful staff, dodgy food,faulty lifts and dire entertainment. We were really pleasantly suprised!
The accommodation; we had a pool/sea view comprising of one bedroom and one lounge/kitchenette with childrens' beds. This was absolutely fine and the maid came every day (apart from weekends) to change towels, sweep and make the beds. The maid service typically occurred in the afternoons. We did not hear any of the corridor noises that other previous guests have complained about. The only noise that was irritating was the ice hockey game which, at midnight, grates a bit when you are trying to sleep.
The entertainment; comprised a group of around 8-10 multilingual students, I suppose, who provided the kids with great entertainment in the form of discos and activities during the day. However, the team did put on some truly awful performances of Grease and Broadway, miming to the music against a backdrop of cardboard cars and badly drawn posters! However, the team did an excellent job of entertaining the children and even at 11 o'clock at night, members of the team were quite happy to sit playing games near the stage with the children while adults sat and chatted. On some evenings there were outside entertainers brought in, including a raptor show (birds of prey), a magician (really good, though chopping off hands and sawing bodies in half gave my daughter serious nightmares) and a parrot show which was very funny.
The food; we were at the hotel on an all inclusive deal. At first the food seemed remarkable - lots of choice, however, by day 5 we were fed up with chips, braised steak and watery vegetables. It all began to feel quite bland and we were yearning for something with a bit more flavour. However, there was always a choice of around 5 hot dishes, loads of salad and fruit and waiters who whisked your plates away within 5 seconds of you finishing your meal!
Booking; We booked our stay independently, booking the flights direct with an airline and booking the hotel with an internet site. We priced up the same holiday with a tour operator and it came to nearly Â£1000 more than our independent price!
Closeness to the town; Santa Eulalia is a lovely town with a great clean beach. Adults could walk to the town within a 10 minute brisk walk. However, our kids did moan alot about the walk, especially since the weather was hot, so we ended up driving to the centre and parking in a free carpark. We were unfortunate enough to have to visit their A & E department during our stay with not a single doctor or nurse within the unit speaking a word of English. Remember your E1-11 cards as you won't get anywhere near the doctor without them. The private health centre in the town charges you 120 euros to see the doctor for a 20 minute consultation.
And that's about it. Thoroughly recommend the hotel, its tequila sunrise cocktail, its cleanliness, great swimming pools, etc etc. Beaches are wonderful, although watch out for jelly fish.
Just book it and go!!!"
- Travel date: Sun 6th of June 2010
"We chose this hotel after staying in Marinda Garden in Menorca (a sister hotel to this). We can not fault the standard of the accommodation. The rooms were great-sea views and very high quality of cleanliness. The hotel staff were always on hand for directions to beaches and resturants, and lots of other useful local information. The pools were clean and safe for the children with clearly marked depth indicators. The sun beds were a little busy at times where a few people liked to reserve them with their towels! We were self catering and decided to eat in the hotel one night, the food was a 'buffet' style set up and offered a vast choice, however we found it rather bland and 'stodgy'. The local resturants offered a range of choice and budgets-we would recommend 'Daffers' which is on the main street of resturants in the town-early bird menu (6.30-8pm) 12.50 euros, 3 courses all delicious and well presented.
Additional useful Information:
Avoid the supermarket across the road-V expensive
Mangos bar nice for drinks and simple snacks (right out of main entrance)
No kettle and toaster in rooms-need to ask at reception and get them
Taxis from town are about 4.75 euros
Bird shows at hotel offer to take picture of you holding birds-avoid as they expect money up front 10 euros!
Entertainment is basic but kids loved it!
Good mixture of Germans, English and Spanish
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of June 2010
"Stayed at the tropic garden from the 15 of sept to the 24th with my girlfreind and two children 9 and 6 had a great time rooms were spacious (booked one bedroom apartment)and very clean. maid came every day to change bins sheets and sweep and mop hotel staff were freindly and helpfull we had hot water everytime we needed it. and great shower.children loved the outdoor and indoor pools.santa eulalia is a good town for shopping plenty of good places to eat and great bars and cafes. not lively for night clubs but thats why we went there. but as ibiza town is only 15ks away if you hire a car for your stay you can travel the island. wouldnt hesitate to return to this hotel. and probably will"
- Travel date: Mon 28th of September 2009
"Avoid this Aparthotel. I have recently returned from a stay at this hotel with my two young daughters (4 and 7 yrs) and mother and have had one of the most awful experiences of my entire life. My family was placed in a ground floor room just above all the generators for the hotel, the room overlooked a road and some flats. As a result of the room being above the generators, there was a loud vibration noise which continued throughout the night, the noise was so loud that we were unable to sleep. We requested a room change, but were told that the better rooms were reserved for Spanish guests and so could not move.
The hotel staff were rude, unhelpful and not at all bothered about the fact that they had placed my family in a room which was unsuitable. I do not recommend this hotel and will not be returning in the future!"
- Travel date: Mon 24th of August 2009
"My boyfriendand I stayed in this hotel from a week at the end of August, The Hotel is a 15 minute walk into the centre of Santa Eulalia where you will find the Marina, Shops and beaches. There is also a bus station with regular busses to surrounding towns.
When we first arrived and were given our room keys we weren't very happy with the room we were given considering the price we had paid. The room wasn't like what we saw in the brochure with 2 seperate sofa beds instead of a bed, When we went the the reception to complain we were asked if we requested a sea view? which suggested you needed to request a sea view to have proper beds??? however once we had discussed the issue with our tour rep he explained that half of the studios are sofa beds and half are normal beds,and we were able to move into a room with normal beds. The room that we moved into had a lovely view of the pool and sea and the room was clean and tidy.
The hotel is very clean and modern and the staff are friendly and happy to help you with any questions about the local area. There were plenty of sun beds available, considering the time of year we went, and a couple of the days there were sunbeds available all day. The pool was lovely and clean and there is a pool bar open throughout the day serving drinks and ice cream and snacks at lunch.
The restaurant was nice and clean and the food was lovely, Salad was served every day as well as pasta and sauce and chips with a variety of other dishes available each day.
We didn't watch much of the entertainment as we walked into Santa Eulalia most evenings, but throughout the day there was activities going on for adults and children.
Apart from the slight problem with the room at the start of the holiday we really enjoyed this hotel, and we are already considering returning next year, this time we will request a Sea view though."
- Travel date: Sat 22nd of August 2009
Wonderful - Book it!
"We had a studio for 1 adult and 1 16 year old. All inclusive food was great with lots of fruit and salads if you didn't fancy the hot dishes. There wasn't much in the way of choice for younger children, but there was pizza and fries most days and lots of bread, pastries, cake and ice cream.
Studio appartment was more of 3 star standard but clean and perfectly functional - apart from hair dryer - useless design - breaks constantly, after our second replacement we gave up and dried our hair in the heat of the sun on the balcony! Take your own!
Hotel is beautiful, lots of clean, sparkling marble everywhere. Pool is very large but there is still the problem of beach towels with no owners on all the beds by 8 am (despite warnings not to - this is ignored). Both hot and cold drinks available all day from the pool bar and from the main bar indoors from 6pm - around midnight'ish. There is ice cream avialable from the pool bar as well as lemon and orange slush drinks, pastries in the morning and cake in the afternoon as well for all inclusive guests.
Entertainment - fantastic Experience Team are just brilliant for keeping the children entertained both day and night - toddlers to 12 years will love it - lots of little ones there when we went and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There is entertainment for adults from 9.30 pm, Bingo, Music Quiz, We will Rock You show, Mama Mia show - which is passable, although some weren't impressed.
Beach is a good 20 minutes stroll away with the harbour 10 - 15 mins depending on whether you take the direct route or the scenic route!
Fabulous holiday for families with young children, or older couples who want everything in one place. Not a place for teens - those that were there looked thoroughly bored. I took my 16 year old into San Antonio for a night around 30 euros each way in a taxi - fabulous night out - highly recommended!
They currently have Table Tennis, Darts, Air Hockey, pool table all close to the poolside area. Would definitely go back without my teenager!"
- Travel date: Wed 5th of August 2009
"this place is fab. clean friendly and perfect. went may 06 july 07 and are returinh in may 09 with 3 year old and 10 month old. can't fault the place for high standards and great accomodation. santa eul. is also great. book this place for a super holiday!!!!"
- Travel date: Sat 14th of March 2009
Great Laid Back Resort!
"Booked as a last minute 10-day deal due to redundancy. Used Lowcostbeds.com for a good deal not knowing what to expect...
All paperwork was received via one email after the online transaction - flight, transfer, hotel. Everything was painless and went like clockwork - would use Lowcostbeds again.
Santa Eulalia is a great laid-back resort with just enough for a relaxing holiday with plenty of restaurants, bars and walks. We went mid October and being middle-aged was just 'buzzy' enough for us. We would have liked a couple of '70's Disco' places for the odd wild night, but any 'clubby' type of venue (I think there were ony two!) didn't start till 11pm - and we were ready for bed by then. There were no live jazz band bars either.
We stayed at the Tropic Garden Aparthotel which was a perfect location for a nice 15 min pleasant stroll to the town or 20 minute stroll the opposite way along the coastline to a great quiet sandy beach which was ideal for swimming.
We booked self-catering and the kitchenette area had the basic of utensils which suited us. However, if you're a family you'll probably need to purchase a few items locally to complement the crockery etc.
The hotel and rooms were kept very clean and outside swimming pool nice and big (but not heated).
With regard to hotel entertainment, this was mainly focused on young families with children, with no separate bar or entertainment for the middle-aged folk - so we went to the town every evening to escape!
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of October 2008
"Don't listen to any bad comments about this place, its fabulous. For the money, you just wont find better. We had a great time and the rooms are spotless and well managed and maintained.
Pool outdoors is an aquired taste in terms of a bit cold, but once in its brilliant. Try the indoor heated one if you're a proper wuss :-)"
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of October 2008
We have just returned from a fantastic w...
"We have just returned from a fantastic week at the Tropic Garden hotel ( 4 adults and one 3 year old). Our apartment was huge, over looking the pool with an extremely spacious balcony. We were on an all inclusive basis and the food and drink was excellent value for money with a great selection available for vegetarians and fussy 3 year olds too! I would definately recommend booking all inclusive as a few of the self catering guests commented on the price of drinks and cost of eating out within the resort.
We found all of the staff extremely helpful and the kids club were happy to let my 3 year old join in with the activities as long as they were accompanied by a parent. The pools were great too and we used both the indoor and outdoor pools every day.
The only draw back would be the evening entertainment. My son loved the mini disco however the entertainment from 9.30pm was bingo or karaoke and the music selection could have been better!
A fantastic hotel in a great location with lovely food and facilities and we would love to return!
- Travel date: Wed 24th of September 2008