Sotavento Club Apartments
73 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Wow what a weekend at the Sotavento!
"This is a vibrant, lively hotel so if you are looking for quiet relaxation then this is defiantly NOT for you
Seven of us stayed at Sotavento for a hen weekend. We arrived after midnight and warmly welcomed by receptionist who spoke perfect fluent English. Checking-in was quick although an 80euro deposit is required at that time per room and in cash only, no cards accepted - (returnable at the time of checking out). Should you require a safety deposit box then a charge of 3.50euro per day (one safe was sufficient for seven people). Our apartment was 218 with a view of the pool, should you wish to retire for a siesta in the afternoon then a pool front room is not for you because a DJ plays music around the pool from 10am till 9pm.
Our rooms were fantastic, clean, modern and spacious (exactly as seen in photos) we were all very impressed. Only request is when a room has 5 girls sharing then a few more coat hangers are required. Kitchen area was equipped with kettle toaster and oven, fridge, plastic cups, mugs (for tea/coffee) and basic utensils (including bottle opener).
Pool area was nice and clean, limited sun beds and pool area starts to fill up from 9am therefore towel reserve early!
The Sotavento is located at the top of a very steep hill as mentioned in nearly every review I have read. The location is perfect it is minutes from the beach and bars. We went out to the bars nearly every night but do be prepared to be constantly hounded by PRâs trying to get you into their pubs.
We didnât eat in the hotel although food was reasonably priced (breakfast was from 2.90euros).
We ate in a different restaurant each night and each one was perfection, the food was 10/10. I can highly recommend Chi Chiâs Tex Mex & a Chinese restaurant where the set menu was 5.25euro (both located at the bottom of the steep hill leading up to the Sotavento), The Boat Yard & Crusoeâs Restaurant (both located on the seafront).
We went to the Pirate show and Western water park (go on to the Western website there is a printable voucher for 2euros off). The Pirate Show offers a late night adult version as well as a family show. The late night one advertises starting at 10.30pm but the show we went to didnât start till 11.15pmâ¦..Note: Food is not included in the price at the adult show.
The Sotavento offers a late check-out for (usually midday) but for 30euros you can keep your room till 18:00hrs or 40euros 22:00hrs.
We had the most fantastic time; a holiday is what you make it. Highly recommend The Sotavento and will be returning again in 2013.
- Travel date: Thu 17th of May 2012
brilliant time appartments okish!
"We have just returned from staying at the sotavento apartments, we only came for the weekend which i must say was the maddest weekend ive ever had! the apartments in the pictures show it to be very modern and clean,which clearly has not been looked after, but tbh what do you expect when its full of youngsters out to party all weekend. becareful of anything you do when you have had a few to many lol, as they will charge you ridiculous amounts of many. Also have fun getting up and down the hill and take flats with you!apart from this i wud prob go back as this was just somewhere to collaspe after being out most the night!"
- Travel date: Tue 4th of October 2011
Amazing staff and lovely appartments
"We had 5 to a room and it was more than enough space. The staff are very warm and helpfull. Always about if you need anything. Pool is lovely and althought the DJ can be a bit over the top sometimes we enjoyed lazing by the pool. I could not fault the place itself but it is up a hill so if you are not a good up hill walker then you may want to get taxis (which they are quite happy to call for you). Will be without doubt staying here again."
- Travel date: Wed 21st of September 2011
wow what a wicked time
"What a awesome time.Excellent service brill staff thanks gill marko dan and the scotch dj whoes name i cant remember but wont forget him he was sound,,pablo the chef and everyone i forgot..all the staff food and service was awesome..livley friendly what more can i say best hols ever.and iv had a few.will definatley be back next year already planning it..thanks ppl..from jamie ste and rob"
- Travel date: Fri 16th of September 2011
Best hotel everrrrr!!
"Just got back from a week at sotavento and could not be more happier, pool area is fab and atmosphere throughout the day is such a laugh, the dj is hilarious and Marcus is such a good laugh but this hotel is not for you if you want a quiet holiday!! All the bar/pool staff are really friendly and welcoming however the reception staff aren't so much. The food in the pool side cafe is nice and affordable. The rooms have everything you need and are modern. The only complaints we have with the rooms are the HORRIBLE sofa beds which are just a thin plastic mattress on a wooden box, also the sheets on the main beds were only changed once when we were there. Thanks for an amazing holiday we will defo be back!!! 4 Nottingham girls xxx
- Travel date: Tue 16th of August 2011
Best Hotel In Maga
"Sotavento is the best hotel in Magaluf, its clean, it has the best pool and is near to everything that you need, the pool bar staff are amazin especially Emma and Carla, the pool has a dj everyday so you always have music in the background rather than have to carry an ipod around with you, would recommend to anyone who is goin to magaluf!"
- Travel date: Sun 17th of July 2011
"cant rate the apartments and staff highly enough.
rooms were spotless and regularly cleaned.
pool side DJ was top notch and created a friendly and fun atmosphere.
though at top of the hill, your hardly noticed the climb back up after a few shandys.
if your a stag, hen or just a lads n lasses away day this is the ideal venue for you.
- Travel date: Thu 12th of May 2011
Excellent staff, fantastic rooms, wouldn't trust the rest of the staff as far as I could kick them
"As the title says, the bar staff were incredible, couldnt fault them, the hotel building was magnificant,the pool was excellent despite the DJ having the musical variety of a homeless bloke and a broken recorder, but... In one week 300 euros and Â£100 went missing, 200 0f the euros from the safe, I personally know none of it was taken by any of the other guests I staying with as I kept the key on me at all times. I would definately recomend staying at this hotel, however keep your money and valuables hidden well, and one of the reception staff has a bad attitude problem, him beng the main reason we did not complain about the money as we feared it would lead to repurcussions far worse than the money we had lost."
- Travel date: Thu 9th of September 2010
"So went in july 2010 and had a great week, went out every night and seriously takes its tole on the body, one week in this hotel is enough..rooms are fine defiantly would only have four to a room, didnt cook that much in the room as it is so cheap to eat out, pool area is great in the day, atmosphere really gets you buzzing for a night out, you want a top floor apartment, just so no one is above you...also remember to check the room before you settle in as there is a costly checklist they show you, somehow got away with about 200euros of damage.. the so called HILL that evryone talks about, you barely notice it when your pissed ont he way home...and really helps keep away the smells and sounds of the strip as your at the top of everything...reps are great and no trouble round the pool...all in all good holiday for 400quid."
- Travel date: Mon 9th of August 2010
"had a fab time in may on a hen weekend this hotel is so alive the dj played music all day round the pool fo be going back again "
- Travel date: Fri 6th of August 2010
"Just got back from an amazing week at the Sotavento
It was our 1st time in Magaluf and It really is the best hotel- yes theres a hill but its not that bad and you wonât even notice it after a night out!
DJ Jack played tunes all day by the pool and helped with the entertainment
All the Freestyle reps were amazing!!!
The beach is close â sun beds a tad expensive
The strip is so close and far too many bars and clubs to mention all giving us free shots and 2 4 1 offers
Pirates is a MUST!!!!
Rooms are bigger than they look in the pictures especially the bathroom
Kitchenette is fine â hobs are a little slow but no need to eat in all the time as food is so cheap â really would recommend Robinson Crusoeâs by the beach
Only negative is the rooms that face the pool hear the music that starts at 12 so next time we might ask for a room facing the back of the hotel or the far sides
Already looked at prices for next year and aiming for 2weeks!!!
- Travel date: Mon 5th of July 2010
One word... Amazing!! :)
"This holiday was amazing!! Loved all the staff and the reps, definatly coming back next year
Love rotherham girls x"
- Travel date: Wed 30th of June 2010