Galdana Gardens Apartments
20 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We found the apartments clean and tidy, the rooms were perfectly adequate and the maids came in at least 5 times in the week.We went to every single restaurant in the resort and by far the BEST RESTAUTANT is CAN BINI wich is in the main street next to hotel audax.
The beach was absolutely beautiful, very clean and although it was fairly busy, nobody was in 'your way'. The sea was crystal clear with pleny of fishes to see if you like snorkelling. We bought (as recommended by other reviews) lilos to sit on the beach much cheaper than the rather uncomfortable looking sunbeds."
- Travel date: Wed 29th of June 2011
"Nice well kept apartments,nice clean pool. rooms comfortable with air conditioning.basic kitchen facilities but enough to make small snacks. would have been better if towels were changed a bit more, but overall these were great apartments right across from the beach and everything nearby. The best restaurant was Trevi Fountain along at the Cala Galdana Hotel, the steak was lovey and the staff really nice too, also nice was the Bini restaurant which was underneath the apartments. The Tobaggan is great for kids, there are slides 3 euros for 14 gos on the water slides. There is a secret square where there is dire entertainment at night , could do a lot better and would bring in more people. Overall Cala galdana doesnt have much going on at night which is great if you want a nice relaxing time, mainly things going on in the nearby hotels. Gorgoeus beach and lovely views. The Mirador restaurant has lovely views over the beach but the food isnt that good and is very expensive. Cala Galdana I thought was expensive but worth it as there were no rif raf in the resort, mainly couples and families. There is amini train which goes round the resort which was a nice way to see things as this is a very hilly resort."
- Travel date: Sun 19th of July 2009
What can i say?
"Well what can i say, addicted might just some it up. I am going back this year to stay in these apartments for the 7th time overall! If that doesnt help you make up your mind as to if you want to go or not i don't know what will!
The apartments are brilliant and have not long been refurbished. Suitable for 2 adults and 2 children (any more and it might be a little crowded). Nice size bathroom with an all in one bath and shower, small kitchen area but i doubt itd get used much as there are so many restaurants there. One thing you will love is the air conditioning units, after spending all day on the beach you come into your room switch it on and within minutes you'll be needing to turn it off. Life saver in the middle of August!
One down side to the place and thats the pool, id advise not to go in there as every year i seem to go there the pool is murky and people who use it get ear infections. Steer clear if you want to enjoy your holiday!!
Now for the beach. It's the most beautiful place, clean and safe and the sea is perfect for young children. There are no currents and no tides and the waves (if any) are a matter of inches high. The sea is crystal clear and if you go down there first thing in the moring and go for a snorkel there are fish all over the place.
TIP for the kiddies: Take bread down and first thing in the moring wade out a little and throw some bread in, the fish go mad for it and iv even caught them in my hands! Also mums and dads stock up on the waterproof cameras, The kids will be wanting to take pictures of all the fish.
Id recommed it to anybody who is looking for a relaxing holiday, all night life seems to stop just after 11(ish). So you wont be up all night.
As for renting a car, id say that you would only need it for a day max as there really isnt alot to do on the island. Mahon and cittudela are the main places, lovely towns with lots going on. But to be honest when you drive back into the bay its by far the best place on the island.
Hope this has been helpful.
- Travel date: Thu 30th of April 2009
"Flew to Menorca for 2nd time in 3 years and chose Cala Galdana - The Cala Galdana Gardens Apartment Complex. Previously been to Son Bou which was also lovely. Cala Galdana so pretty, friendly, plenty of walks on the level and most of all, the most beautiful horseshoe bay with clean water, silver strand and all within 5 minutes from the Apartments and the 2 hotels on the bay. Apartments clean and comfortable with Air Con. Ideal for families in that you can book adjoining apartments but each with its own entrance. No cooker only 2 electric rings. You could fall out of bed into the nearest cafe for breakfast. Not for those seeking clubs but ideal for all else. Local bus services and never once heard a car horn all week! Would recommend without any doubts"
- Travel date: Mon 22nd of September 2008
"We have just returned from the Galdana Gardens after a weeks stay and i cannot praise them high enough.
You will be right amongst all the restaurants and bars yet because most places are closed by midnight you are guaranteed a good nights sleep.
The pool is fairly small but more than adequate for the number of apartments and has plenty of sunbeds available.
The rooms themselves seem to have been recently refurnished and have an air conditioning unit in both the living room and bedroom which was a godsend as it was very hot when we were there.
Our apartment was on the 4th floor as requested and boasted a magnificent view across to the scenic Galdana beach.
There are many fine eating places in the resort with our faves being the Cala Mitjana which is just past the Missipi Bar, Sa Lluna which is past the Audax and up the hill, and the one on the small island by the bay.To be honest though we didnt have a poor meal all the time we were there.
Overall a fantastic week and we will definitely return one day."
- Travel date: Thu 24th of July 2008
"arrived in galdana just after midnight...mini coach stopped right outside the main entrance to the apartments. reception is closed at this time, but the tour rep at the airport told us our room number, which was open for us, and the key was inside on tthe table.the apartment is a good size...we had number 3 which was over the shops and overlooked the marina and beach...just perfect. i faxed the reception a couple of months prior to my arrival to ask for one of these apartments, so it may be worth doing if you ewant a good view.
we have 3 children,so a pull out sofa bed was great for the 2 older girls and a cot was provided for the little one...no complaints there. our room had twin beds that were pushed together, typical....but the room has built in wardrobes with ample space..even room for 5 suitcases.the bedroom and the main sitting area are air conditioned which is fantastic, after a day in the sun, to open the door and be hit by cool air....refreshing or what. its worth turning the air con off around midnight, as the place is cool enough by then to last till morning...otherwise it can be quite noisy through the night.there is a good size bathroom with power shower and bidet..and for cooking there is a small 2 ring cooker, a fridge with small freezer compartment and enough cutlery and crockery to do. the outside pool is a fair size, although can get quite busy...i still can't for the life of me wonder why people go to a beautiful resort such as galdana, with one of the best beaches on the island, and never leave the pool...but that's just my opinion.
most people gather round the main square at night, firstly for the kids disco..which is all german songs, and then the nightly entertainment...which goes for ok to rubbish.
eating places are plentiful but can be quite pricey, shop around.
the only down side we found about the place was the lack of attention to children. other restaurants on the island in other resorts really cater for children, with crayons and colouring books and free lollies...but galdana is different...a bit more child friendly would be great.
all in all a fantastic place, great food, great apartment, lovely weather...and the big question is, would i go back.......
yes i would, but i'm not going to...3 years in a row now to menorca...time to go somewhere else now.....eurocamp in france next year...quite a contrast."
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of July 2008
Best holiday ever
"We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Cala Galdana at the Galdana Gardens apartments and absolutely loved it. We had two twin rooms on 4th floor and the views were fantastic. The food in the restaurants was fabulous. We travelled around the island in a hire car, the rest of the iresorts on the island are beautiful but dont hold a candle to Cala Galdana. The appartments were clean and tidy and the pool area was clean and never overcrowded. Loved it, loved it, loved it. And are definately going again."
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of July 2008
These are great apartments in a fantasti...
"These are great apartments in a fantastic location.
The Galdana Gardens are a small complex of 50 apartments in two blocks with the pool situated between them -ideal for couples or those with small children looking for a quiet relaxing holiday.
It was the location that made it for us, Cala Galdana is a great resort- very picturesque and the apartments are just across from the beach by the marina with plenty of restuarants near by.
I would find it really hard to find fault with them other than they really are only suitable for 2 adults + 2 kids as the sofa beds in the living area are not the most comfortable (although our 8 yr old had no problems and slept really well!)The overall impression is that they are well maintained, spotlessly clean and after having the best time ever we have already booked to go back next year!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 11th of June 2008
Location! Location! Location! is what th...
"Location! Location! Location! is what these apartments are all about - a one minute walk to the supermarket and a good choice of restaurants, and a short stroll to the beach.
The one bed apartment comprised a bedroom with 2 single beds, a lounge with a small but adequate kitchen area and a good sized bathroom with bath and shower (above the bath).
The lounge has two beds that fit under the sofas (foam mattresses) - our 4-year-old son slept on one of these (which we moved into the bedroom) and this worked perfectly for us. The apartment might be a bit of a squeeze for 4 adults but it was a great size for us. It was not luxurious but had everything we needed for a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
We were on the first floor overlooking the pool from our balcony, which was a good place to be. There are 4 floors in this block, and also some first floor apartments over the shops/restaurants.
The pool is clean and has a separate children's area. It's not huge - but that was not a problem when we were there as there weren't many people around.
I would recommend these apartments to anyone looking for comfortable, centrally located apartments close to the beach. A big plus point of these apartments is that they are on the flat. There is a very steep hill in Cala Galdana so it's worth checking out exactly where any apartments are located as it's a bit of a slog up the hill in the heat!
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of January 2008
Great time !
"We stayed here for two weeks in July 2006. Location is everything !! Superb. Apartments themselves needed a little upgrading but that's tough on them. Kids loved the pool area. I tried to book direct with the owners for two weeks rental during July 2008. They told me over the phone that I could not book direct with them any more and that I would have to go through DirectHolidays or Lowcostbeds. Having checked, the price is now prohibitive and I won't be going there next year afterall. Lowcostbeds want Â£75 per day. I paid â¬73 per day direct to owners last year. What a pity. Have now found other apartment in the resort which I consider better value."
- Travel date: Tue 30th of October 2007
"Just back from a week at these apartments.In my opinion these apartments offer excellent value for money and having endured apartments in Greece - these were first class.
We were lucky to get number 3, as mentioned before nos 1 - 8 have a great unrestricted view of small harbour and bay. The apartment was spacious, newly re-furbished, had air con, tv and most mod cons. They were very clean and were cleaned and had clean towels twice a week.
I would certainly stay here again and would come back to cala galdana. We hired a car and visited many different resorts but thought this resort the best, albeit a little pricy to eat out and hire sun beds etc.
All in all a wonderful weeks holiday."
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of October 2007
We had a fab holiday and could not fault...
"We had a fab holiday and could not fault it from beginning to end. The apartments were clean with frequent towel and linen changes, the pool was great, - the beach was lovely.
It's difficult to find a bad comment! We didn't have one single bad meal - the toboggan slide was a great bribe for good behaviour from the kids! We meet lots of lovely families who all said they would definitely visit again.
We have already looked at visiting again next year and can't find any availability for the school holidays, but we will definitely go back one day."
- Travel date: Sun 30th of September 2007