10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Sa Coma Blau Mediterraneo Hotel
"We have just returned from a one week holiday at the Blau Mediterraneo Hotel not to be confused with the Blau Mediterraneo Club which is next door. The facilities are excellent and the overall holiday was very good especially the food. The restaurant is large and although there was lots of people at each seating they never ran out of anything and the service was excellent. There were 2 other eateries on the complex a Japanese restaurant and an Italian restaurant which included in the stay one night at each instead of going to the buffet. On a wednesday they have a typical Mallorcan night in the restaurant and are offered a small glass of sangria on arrival at the buffet restaurant. At breakfast and dinner there was always a chef cooking to order either eggs to your liking or meat / fish dishes in the evening.The rooms were very comfortable and clean, a cleaner came in every day and the service was of a high standard. The pool was very clean and there was a lifeguard on duty from 9.00am to 19.00pm. Most guests used the sunloungers responsibly therefore no matter which time of day you attended the pool you would get a space. The childrens area of the pool being the busiest. However we always got a space near by so were able to watch the children in the pool. The hotel guests were very varied from young to old, nationalites included Italian ,German, Spanish, Dutch, French and English. The only disappointment was the childrens entertainment at the hotel in the evening which was non existent, we learnt however there was a childrens disco at 20.30 at the Mediterraneo club next door, which we were informed of on the day of our departure therefore are unable to comment on its content. The main entertainment began at 22.00 which was late for children, and some of the shows were not really geared towards a younger age group. The spa facilities were very good which included an indoor swimming pool, gym, jacuzzis, treatment rooms for massage facials etc.and hairdresser. All staff were very friendly and helpful. The animation team seemed to be trying to find there feet and were not as good as they could have been. However when we were leaving they were trying to put this right, therefore hopefully this should improve as the season progresses. This hotel is literally on the beach, therefore you have the choice of a poolside holiday, a beach holiday or both depending on your preference. Sa Coma resort it self is a purpose built resort and hasn't any Mallorcan charm however the beaches are sandy and the cove itself is fairly safe for children as the sea slopes very gently therefore you do not get a sudden drop into deep water. There are rocks and rock pools for exploring around the coast of the resort, which can be fun when children are supervised. I would not however advise that children do this alone.Locally there are boat trips leaving every hour to take you to near by resorts in cluding Porto Cristo and Cala Minor. Which is a nice way to get from A to B however this could be expensive if used every day. Overall I would say it was an extremely good holiday for a week, however if you are going for a longer stay then hiring a car and going to explore the real Mallorca would be essential. However to have this hotel as a base is very comfortable and is only an hours drive from Palma Airport."
- Travel date: 11th August 2008
Great for parents with children
"Great hotel if you have kids. We were there on our honeymoon (we're 33 and 31). If we had to do it over again we would stay just a little further away in Cala Radjada. Sa coma was one big beach with lots of hotels on the water. Lots of babies at the beach and everywhere. You needed a car to get from the airport to Sa Coma, about 40 mins away. Car was cheap, and a good idea if you want to do some exploring in other parts of Majorca especially in the gorgeous mountains. Not much to do at Blau but lay on the beach or by the pool. 2 beach chairs and a straw umbrella 13 euro a day. You have to get to the beach by 9am to get an umbrella which is a must. There were sooooo many germans that only came to sunbathe it seemed. The pool doesn't open until 10am, but they are there hogging up the pool chairs at 8:30. If you don't get there by 9am to reserve a chair, you won't get one even though there is a sign posted that says "please don't reserve the chairs". We put our towels on the chairs before breakfast and then went out after. The towels are 20 euro for 2 to use them, but you get the money back IF you don't loose your receipt. The spa opens at 10 am if you want a fresh towel each day. Se coma was basically a tourist trap, once you leave the hotel there are 20 shops that sell the same towels and rafts, and then 20 restaurants that serve german food. We asked a taxi driver where to eat that wasn't German and he told us El Sol, which is walking distance and we had paella and it was great. Our hotel keys didn't work upon arrival, and our room had massive quantities of bugs (little flying ants, but we didn't mind the bugs), and the towels had holes in the them, mini fridge didn't work, but we enjoyed our stay regardless. No hair conditioner at any hotel we stayed at in Spain FYI, if you like conditioner. The hotel spent a lot of money making it look very modern and spa like, but the buck seamed to stop once you got in the room. Overall we would recommend it, but we would have rather stayed in Cala Radjada.It was about 20 mins from Sa Coma and it was beautiful. Cliffs with restaurants that overlooked the aqua blue water. Restaurants that were a lot nicer. Not so much a beach town. We saw a b&b called the Sea Club that looked more like a honeymoon place. Email me if you have any questions. [email protected] Coke cost 2.50 euro, fill up the gas tank on little car half way $60, the euro about .57. Tax on everything was 7%. In spain they don't expect tipping on food, so you don't have to, but we did. We also went to Madrid and Valencia if you need suggestions."
- Travel date: 1st July 2008
Recently Renovated Older Property
"The Blau Meditteraneo (not to be confused with the Club) is a recently renovated older property in the Germanic resort town of Sa Como. Yes, I said Germanic -- the strange fact of Mallorca is that certain towns have evolved to service the customers of certain countries --- in this case, German is the primary language, with Catalan and Spanish also spoken... and sometimes english. Room: Recently renovated, with a decent sized bathroom and a modern decor. Sea view rooms with a nice view to the waterfront. Grounds: Pool is reasonably sized, and the pool-sized chairs do fill up, and the beach immediately in front gets rather crowded. People: Most at this time of the year are retirees and families with young children. Entertainment: The entertainment ranged from decent to quite terrible (bad lip synching). Spa: Well equipped renovated spa, with good massages and hair salon. the sports center across the street is not renovated and is run down, but well equipped with tennis/squash courts and free weights. Food: The buffet is large and varied, although a bit bland due to the target audience. The Majorcan nights on Wednesday and Saturday. Surrounding Area: The resort town is mid-market in terms of pricing, and has a mid-sized strip of restaurants, bars and tourist shops. If you want more active nightlife and don't want to go to Palma, you can head to Cala Millor, a few km away. Tips: * Booking directly with the hotel meant a free upgrade and a price better than a package deal * when you arrive, reserve at the Italian or Japanese restaurant immediately. There are only open four days a week and they book quickly * get a rental car and head to nearby beaches to escape the crowds."
- Travel date: 6th June 2008
Top quality and great stay!
"Very nice 4 star hotel newly renovated and with all you can ask for. Very modern style, top service, great pool scenery with direct beach access. Excellent food variety and quality, nice evening entertainment. The SPA facility is certainly above average. We defenitely suggest to take a sea view room. Car parking is also free and if all slots are taken there are plenty of spaces on the street. The hotel might look first like a concrete block from outside but they have done a good job in the interior. Lobby is very spacious with a cool lounge atmosphere. Rooms are very clean and with modern furniture. Guests are mostly German speaking like in most places on the island."
- Travel date: 2nd June 2008
Great hotel shame about the food!
"Stayed at the hotel for one night in March. The rooms are great, very modern and the views totally blow you away! Absolutely amazing! The only downside to the stay was the evening buffet and breakfast buffet. It was designed with the German clientele in mind and was not very exciting at all. The food was bland and not very appealing. I would stay at the hotel again but only on a room only basis."
- Travel date: 24th April 2008
Immaculate, high quality hotel.
"Recently returned from a 10 day stay at this hotel, last week Sept/first week Oct, booked a week before, through Medhotels. Speedy, friendly check in/check out service at a special reception desk on the lower ground floor. Only twin-bedded room was available at booking, but staff accomodated our request for a king-size bed, quite happily on arrival. Room good size, very smart, modern decor, plenty space and hangers in wardrobe. Minibar/fridge, safe (26 euros extra for 10 days) flat screen tv opposite small sofa and coffee table. Wi Fi connectivity in room and an internet corner provided just off from the bar. We found the bed extremely firm! Always plenty of hot water, great shower over the bath and towels changed daily. Gorgeous view of quiet bay, with it's fine, clean white sand and ferry boats to other resorts, which pull in very close by. Excellent food both at breakfast and dinner, something to suit everyone, nice hot plates, couldn't fault restaurant staff, such amazing teamwork, very welcoming. Our only complaint was the awful tasting tea and coffee which was often too cold already in the pot. Decent coffee obtained in the bar, however. Weather was changeable, so outdoor pool very cold, although lovely and clean-a few souls braved it more than once. Sun loungers had thick comfy pads, plenty at this time of year, but possibly insufficient in the height of summer. Beach was very popular, sea still warm, plenty loungers/parasols but more people bought cheap lilos and took hotel beach towels. For hotel beach towels a 10 euro charge each was made, refunded in full at the end. There is a lovely spa (wellness centre) on lower ground floor, all new-gymn, sauna, steam, ice, loungers, indoor swimming pool (not heated sufficiently for us) with jacuzzi and shoulder-massage spouts. These are all included in price, but the beauty treatments, massages etc cost extra. You can exchange your beach towel at the spa reception once daily. Although we wore swimsuits in spa, we were the only ones!!!! Forget to mention that the majority of guests were German, all very pleasant and polite to us. Entertainment was typical of most hotels, some very good, others not so good. Go and enjoy the Blau Med!"
- Travel date: 21st October 2007
"I have stayed at the Blau mediterraneo HOTEL 5 times now. It is a lovely hotel and the food quality is brilliant. Mostly German guests, plus and minus points to that - standards are very high, but they get up early! There ARE enough sunbeds, and as the hotel is right on the beach, you have the choice of beach or pool. Staff are very friendly. If you make the effort to be polite to them, they will show you the same respect! The hotel has been completely renovated this year (finished!). Rooms are a good size, most with fabulous sea view. Swimming pool is lovely and clean, never had a problem. Lifeguard on duty too. Pizzaria Restaurant, if you fancy a change from main restaurant, great food and good prices. This hotel is bookable through the top end of tour operators, such as Cadogan, but also available through some accommodation only suppliers. Or book online through Blau website."
- Travel date: 24th August 2007
"We paid quite a lot of money for this package holiday (half board). The hotel room was spacious but the furniture was rather old and so were the other furnishings and fixtures (doors, bath etc.) The hotel has a policy of changing sheets only once a week but the housekeeping would change if we asked although there was once, she took our tip but not changed our sheets. The breakfast was ok but dinner was below average. I have had better Spanish food than this. The waiters and waitresses were professional and restaurant was well decorated. The hotel was not very child-friendly with very little entertainment for children - there weren't any sports or games organized and there wasn't a playground on the site. There were a few events daily for adults - archery, biking, bingo and nightly performances but for families with kids, it's a real bore. The good thing was that it was right on the beach so our daughter had a lot of fun on the sandy beach. A couple days we were there, it was raining and it was never that warm to get into the sea nor the outdoor pool. The indoor pool was not very warm either. All in all, even though we were relaxed, I feel that this hotel was not a good value for money!"
- Travel date: 2nd May 2006
A real let down...
"We went to the Blau Mediterraneo on the 20th September, and left on the 21st. The hotel itself looks like a grey multi storey car park with row upon row of grey balconies, all with dirt streaks down them - not impressed! On arrival the staff were not particularly friendly or helpful - certainly not welcoming. I think the beach is gorgeous. I say I think because we only saw it at night as during the day it was so busy you couldn't even get to the sea. It was shoulder to shoulder from one end to the other. The hotel pool was the same, not a spare sunbed in sight. The hotel resturant resembled Piccadilly in rush hour - people, plates children, trays, desserts flying in all directions. It was mayhem! The food itself was very nice, however we did have problems ordering wine as the staff only spoke Spanish or German. We had a double room overlooking the sea. It was clean, but a bit tatty and very dated. This place was built in 1986 and it looks like they haven't changed a thing in 20 years. The people staying there were a mix of couples with small children or older, retired couples - nothing really in between. We went to Sa Coma to relax for a few days and enjoy the sun. If you want the same I suggest you look elsewhere."
- Travel date: 26th September 2005
"Stayed at the Blau mediterraneo June 20-25. Initially confused and could not find the hotel as it is actually called 'Royal Mediterraneo Hotel' I walked into the lobby and the desk clerk welcomed me by name - very impressive as I had not introduced myself! Assigned a nice but basic room with seaview and half board meal arrangements. Beautiful view from the room - however a few ants were seens on the balcony. One call to the front desk was all that was needed for maintenance to come to fix the problem. Food in the dining area mostly for German tastes and long trousers needed for dinner (a problem as I did not have any with me) Excellent location on the beach, immaculate grounds and pool Overall a very pleasant stay."
- Travel date: 9th July 2005
Hipotels Mediterraneo is also called
- Blau Mediterraneo Hotel
- blau mediterraneo sa coma
- hotel blau mediterraneo