Mar Hotels Paradise Club & Spa
80 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Excellent hotel ,room was clean spacious and had full cooking facilities included(hob,microwave,fridge,cutlery etc ) not that you need them if you are all inclusive as the food in hotel is excellent quality nicely cooked plenty meat and fish on menu . The drinks both alcholic and non alcholic were good even the lager was nice (Estrella).
The swimming poolswere clean and a good size also plenty of daytime activities on offer for both adults and kids if you want to participate .The entertainment team are first class running the activities throughout the day and night also the staff were nice friendly and helpful.
Overall a highly enjoyable holiday no complaints."
- Travel date: Mon 13th of September 2010
brilliant, beautiful, lovely
"Just come back from paridise club, what a beautiful place, we went on an all inclusive and the food was beautiful, staff are lovely and very helpful and very friendly with the children. Miniclub was excellent my children joined in everyday and night, entertainment was fab even won 125 euros in bingo. Paridise club is based around a stunning marina with plenty of shops and pubs. We hired a car for 3 days and visited Mahon which is beautiful, then visited the water park which was great fun. Rooms cleaned everyday and clean towels everyday. put your towels out early as it does get busy, pools are clean and very safe for young children, always felt relaxed while the kids played in the pool. We had a brilliant holiday and would ecommend it for families not couples. Would love to go back in a couple of years."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of June 2010
Not a 4* hotel
"After a five hour delay at Manchester airport, we arrived exhausted at the hotel. I was given the keys to room 130 right at the back of the complex. We trudged wearily to the room and as we approached warning bells started ringing. The doors to the apartments were shabby and looked in need of repair. I opened the door to my apartment and was nearly knocked out by the smell of damp. I was forced to go back to reception with my two now very fractious children. I was then given the keys to another room which still reeked but was just about bearable. Not bearable, though, was the patio door with a great big crack in it, the mold on the curtains, tape haphazardly holding up the towel rail and the woodlice and even a snail crawling upone of the doors! I managed a night there but could barely sleep, worrying about what creepy crawlies might join me in bed. The next morning I promptly saw the TCX rep. They managed to sort out another room for me but as I was about to move my things, I was informed that mainteneance repairs were needed on the roof so the room was no longer available. Finally, they found a room on the 1st floor which was acceptable. Why did they waste 24 hrs of my holiday giving me the run around? OK the room was different from the one in the TCX brochure (that is one of the refurbished ones) but it was clean and spacious. The hotel, although definitely not worthy of a 4* rating, is a very friendly one. The staff are great - very child friendly. The pool area was small but clean, in fact, my seven year old spent most of his holiday in there with all the friends he had made. The only down side was the lack of sun beds. Half of them were broken and it was only on our last day (end of school holidays) that I saw the maintnenance men trying to repair them. The evening entertainment was great... for the kids! I went all-inclusive and the food was as expected, mainly bland but there quite a variety. I especially liked the freshly prepared omelettes for breakfast. My son, normally a picky eater, loved the food and had starter, main course and dessert! The resort of Calan Bosch is very pretty. The shopping complex is across the road and the marina is minutes away. Some lovely restaurants if you are self-catering. All-in-all a lovely holiday (apart from the start). I will definitely return to the resort although it would be to another hotel."
- Travel date: Fri 11th of June 2010
"Recently returned from a week at Paradise Club, and it lives up to the name! First impression of hotel entrance, reception area and staff was first class. We were in a self catering apartment and this was the best s/c accommodation we have stayed in. Apartment had air con, nice bedroom, lovely bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Flat panel tv in the room too! Kids were delighted to discover that you could watch Cbeebies! Lovely pool area in the complex, snack bar right at the pool for lunch, ice lollies etc or a nice cold beer. Paradise Club had their own entertainment team that ran events all day and night for the kids and adults alike and everynight there was a show on in the main bar. We went with Thomas Cook and they also had their own kids club with an air conditioned playhouse. The resort itself was just lovely, relaxing and safe. The staff in hotel, bars and restaurants etc are all very helpful, welcoming and polite. Goody Goody park for the kids is a must visit. We will be going back to Paradise Club in the future."
- Travel date: Wed 5th of August 2009
Just returned from the Paradise Club in...
"Just returned from the Paradise Club in Calan Bosch with my wife & our 3yr old toddler. Thought the hotel was very good but more of a three star plus rather than a four star. The rooms were good although upon arrival we were given a room that had a musty damp smell. We spoke to reception and were given a choice of three other rooms without any question. The accomodation was good but could do with freshening ready for the new season. The pools were very good & clean and the entertainment team (especially Chicco) were brilliant. We would go back again and recommend this hotel to everyone especially if like us it's the first time you're taking children abroad.
Be aware though that although the restaurants are very good, They are expensive and so are the local supermarkets. If this hotel is on your shortlist of possible holidays then I would say Book it. The seafood Paella at El Pato restaurant is a must."
- Travel date: Wed 24th of September 2008
Just returned from a weeks stay at the P...
"Just returned from a weeks stay at the Paradise Club, Would recommend this hotel to
all, It was immaculately clean rooms cleaned every day with fresh towels. Beds changed 3 times in a week which we thought very good. Pools were all really good plenty of comfortable sunbeds. shops bars restaurants and harbour were a 2 min walk away, with restaurants to suit every taste all at reasonable prices. there were 18 people in our party be were welcomed into most restaurants, Cant recommend highly enough CHAPLINS the staff food and price make this an ideal place for adults and children, Rik and his staff went out of there way to accomodate 18 of us, and we cant thank them enough they went far beyond your call of duty to make us very welcome, so if you want a fun night dont miss chaplins. The animation team worked really hard at hotel and were very friendly never failing to smile and say hello when passing by even though they must have been exhausted as they worked very long hours. We had a wonderful week at this hotel and would like to thank all there for making our holiday so good."
- Travel date: Mon 22nd of September 2008
Just returned today from a week's break....
"Just returned today from a week's break. It was recommended by the travel agent as somewhere that was not over developed. Yes it's probably best for families, but it's not a bad place for a couple who just want to go somewhere nice and avoid the the '18-30 pissed every night' crowd.
We went to Mamaris in Turkey in July and Menorca is completely different. It is more expensive and there is less to do, but in terms of scenery, Menorca is much nicer. A great place to chill.
We found the hotel to be really good, deserving of it's 4 stars. I think if your a couple without children, the best time to come is early Sept, when most of the children are back at school. The price for this type of accommodation falls dramatically, as high season has come and gone. The staff were great, the rooms were spacious and yes there were a few ants on the balcony, but they didn't make into the room.
The Marina restaurants are fine, but vary in price. El Pato was reasonable and good quality. Try the hotel restaurant one night, just for the experience of dining in a four star hotel restaurant - at 15 euros it was a steal. The food was good and the ambience was definitely upmarket! The only problem is that if you over eat, you won't be able to much else but walk around the marina afterwards.
Catch the bus into the city from outside the hotel for 1.75 euro and explore. Citiuedella is wonderful place to walk around and some of the shops are superb. Okay, you won't be able to find cheap fake goods like you do in other holiday resorts, but some of the stuff is well made and great value. The only thing to bear in mind is that the Mernorcans tend to be a bit laid back when it comes to tourists. The customer is not king ! They're not particularly bothered if you buy or not!
All in all the holiday was a great experience. Recommended.
- Travel date: Sat 13th of September 2008
Just stayed at the paradise club hotel f...
"Just stayed at the paradise club hotel for 2 weeks. Had a great time. Weather was terrific. Accommodation was great, sheets changed up to 3 times a week and towels changed everyday, except Friday and Saturday because of people coming and going. Rooms are spacious, but not enough room to hang clothes for 3 adults and 1 child. Swimming pool was excellent and very clean, but like other reviews, got to be up early to get a sunbed.
Plenty to do through the day ranging from water polo, rifle shooting, football, all done with Chicco and Valdis. Beach is only 10 minutes walk, but can get very busy. Sea is great for snorkling, plenty of fish by the rocks. Buy your own parasole, can be very expensive to rent sun loungers and parasoles on the beach.
Marina across the road with restaurants all the way around it. We ate out in a few restaurants, our favourite was la fontana which was reasonable priced, and the staff very friendly. Goody Goody is a large games area with pool tables etc which is located at the end of the Marina. Local Transport is very good, went to Mahon harbour and Ciutadella twice. Already booked for next year. Would highly recommend it. "
- Travel date: Sat 30th of August 2008
Stayed at the paradise club first two we...
"Stayed at the paradise club first two weeks in august weather fantastic.We had a two bedroomed apartment which had 2 bathrooms great when you have a teenager! Rooms were clean and well maintained,we had a problem on arrival as the air conditioning was not working and the rooms were like an oven.Let reception know and they did mend it but we had to manage for 1 night without it which was a bit of a nightmare,i thought in hindsight they should of offered us the use of fans,we did get an apology and a free meal in the restaurant which was nice.The complex itself is very family friendly and has a lovely atmosphere ALL the staff are very pleasant.The pool area is nice and clean but if you need a sunbed with shade near the baby pool you will need to set you alarm for about 7am as there are not really enough parasols.Our little girl aged 4 loved the thomas cook kids club and went for 2 hours most days we never had a problem getting her in as some previous reviews suggested.We have a ten year old boy and found that the activities organized by the hotel staff [chicco valdis and the girls] was great for him he joined in everyday and made lots of friends the reps work very hard to make the kids feel welcome.Nighttime entertainment was good when they had singers on,we watched robbie,drifters and the temptations my only criticism is that the entertainment room is not very well air conditioned and does get a little uncomfortable.The on-site restaurant is very average and i would say much better to go self catering as there are so many lovely restaurants on the marina just across the road the only place that i would not reccomend was torro negro which is expensive and not that good and you can get much better elsewhere.Our favourites were Il Pato,fiesta tex mex[which has aplay area for the little ones],La Fontana,and especially Gran Dragon chinese restaurant which was excellent.At one end of the marina is goody goody land which has a bar and tables where adults can relax while the kids play this is open until midnight and has bouncy castles,slides and trampolines the kids loved it.There is a waterpark ten minutes walk from the hotel
and if you go after 2.30 you get in for half price.Not the biggest place but an enjoyable afternoon out. There are 2 supermarkets just across the road and a chemist and a tobacconist and also a few nice gift shops.Cala n bosh is very good as it has everything for a great family holiday within walking distance.The beach is 10 minutes walk but does get a little crowded.All in all a very enjoyable holiday so much so that we have booked to stay at the paradise next year as we think that it is hard to beat. "
- Travel date: Wed 27th of August 2008
After an awful start to the holiday wher...
"After an awful start to the holiday where the door on the aircraft had to be fixed..while we sat on the tarmac for nearly 4 hours..we arrived at the paradise club around 11 at night. These apartments were immaculate, we stayed self catering as we like to eat out. There was no musty smell as described in other reviews so i can only guess that we were in a different block. Yes you do have to be an early bird to get a lounger, some people must set an alarm..how sad! I would go down about 9 and occasionally i would strike lucky. The pool area
was very clean, we had fresh towels every day and clean sheets every 2 to 3 days.
The resort is family orientated but mainly for little ones, my son is 19 and my daughter 11, they were claiming to be bored after the first week. The resort is small and some of it quite tacky. We ate at the Avanti restaurant, the food there was beautiful and that side of the marina with the stalls and paintings was quite atmospheric..but i would advise that 2 weeks is probably to long. If you like to eat out for breakfast or lunch you really must try Leli's, this is a little family run cafe. its very friendly and alot of the local people eat there at lunch time. we were in there nearly every day and they make you feel very welcome. Leli's is near the bridge, just at the back of the goody goody park. You really must take a trip into Cuitadella, its a beautiful place for anyone who likes shopping, sight seeing or just people watching, a very pretty traditional spanish town.
Son Xugiuer(not sure of spelling) is the best beach and is worth the 10 minute walk. We were snorkelling and it was like swimming in a tropical fish tank.. we were feeding these beautiful white fish with a bread roll under the water. the sea is crystal clear. Cala n Bocsh beach isnt quite as good..its a little dirty with litter which is a shame.
On the whole a lovely holiday..my husband and myself would definitely come to Menorca again but to a different resort. although i was sorry to leave."
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of August 2008
We have not long returned from a superb...
"We have not long returned from a superb holiday staying at the Paradise Club!
The Hotel itself was brilliant, animation team was the best we have ever experienced. The pools were clean, slight downside was you needed to be up VERY EARLY to grab a decent sunbed! The rooms are big but we found them to have a musty smell, and a lack of utensils, glasses etc in the kitchen(the reason for my 9/10). We did have to be moved on arrival due to the air-conditioning not working in our first room and although this took a little time to be re-located the manager did invite us to a free dinner at the hotel as an apology- a nice touch we felt.
The hotel is directly oppposite the marina which is fab especially with two little ones (aged 2&5). our favourite restaurant has to be the La Fontana! beautiful food and the staff cant do enough for you. the children loved to dance around the band stand after our meal whilst the 2 men were singing away!
evening entertainment in the hotel was good, ours loved the disco although we felt 9pm was a little late for them. I would definately recommend this hotel especially if you have children. Goody goody's is only a 5minute walk away and this is great fun! the main waterpark is only a 5-10minute walk away and this is a great day out for the whole family- a must! ask at reception for entrance tickets as the paradise club offer cheaper tickets for the water park.
the hotel also offer a minimum 4 day half board, under 15 eat free and adults are 15euros a day. It cost us 120 euros for us all to eat half board for 4 days fantastic value! the food was lovely, lots of choice for my husband and myself although a couple of nights not a huge choice for the children(my youngest can be a little fussy thou!). The food is fresh and being replaced all night.
The marina does offer some lovely restuarants but we did find it too be quite pricey eating out all the time.
This was our 3rd visit to Menorca and already we have the brochures for 2009! we would definately look at staying at the paradise club again!"
- Travel date: Tue 19th of August 2008
Lovely place, the area is great. Very re...
"Lovely place, the area is great. Very relaxing. no touts trying to get you into the pubs. No over the top street sellers flogging sun glasses and watches.
Hotel was lovely except for one problem.... ANTS and there was millions of them. We were in the blocks that were seperate from the main hotel building next to the pool. There were millions of ants around the outside of the buildings but when we got inside they were on the walls, benches, chairs and floor of our room. We nipped to the supermarket and bought some ant spray that killed them instantly. this removed the problem but every now and again you would find the odd few running around. Be very careful not to leave any food lying anywhere.
Apart from this i had no complaints about anything else. Hotel is very close to lovely marina and not too far from beach. The hotel also has a lovel double swimming pool.
I would say to avoid the ant problem you would be best to ask to be in the main hotel building."
- Travel date: Mon 18th of August 2008