About Holiday Village Menorca
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- fitness center
- bar lounge
- free parking
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- air conditioning
- non smoking rooms
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- airport transportation
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- free breakfast
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- reduced mobility rooms
- indoor pool
- facilities for disabled guests
- kids activities
- poolside bar
- kids club
- evening entertainment
12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
best package holiday ever
"went to this hotel aug 2008 it was fantastic.I went with my husband and 2 sons 5 and 8 . The rooms had loads of storage and were spotless the food in restaurant was lovely, entertainment was great best package holiday we have ever been on. We never go to the same place twice , but i would go here year after year. Cala n bosh was realy peacefull and the beach was lovely and in the sea you had little fish swimming around your feet my lads loved it . lots of little rock pools . The harbour was lovely and there was good bus routes that took you all over menorca and the bus stop was right outside the hotel. It was our first all inclusive holiday and it was a good one. Can highly recommend this hotel it was faultless. "
- Travel date: Thu 9th of April 2009
Thomson Platinum ?!?!
"Thomson Platinum, my [--]!!!!! We paid a lot of money to stay here as a family, how dissapointed we were. We were expecting and sold a nice luxury style hotel, but that is not what we got at the this hotel. 90% German, German entertainment all day and very loud, very annoying. German Kids Club. Entertainment very poor, food very very poor, we had to eat out at the Marina every night (very nice, recommend tapas). Staff rude, one pool bar, weak drinks, had to queue everytime. Wasps around pool as not cleaned enough. Gym?? Massages?? rubbish gym, nothing works, not a massage in sight! Rooms just ok, nothing special, not cleaned up to a good standard. Very very average 3 star hotel. Have complained to Thomson, this is NOT a Platinum hotel and we were not the only English family to complain, I think everyone we met whilst there thought the same. Lovely resort though and old town though and we will go back but we definitely wont be staying here!!!!!!!!!!"
- Travel date: Sat 12th of July 2008
Food Entertainment Crao, Not Platium
"nice looking hotel, nice pool area. thats aqll the nice bits. food crap tastless, rooms 3 star accom. reception area disgusting plus staff.
Entertainment waste of time, kids entertainment based around the germans whichn take over the hotel. span sauna out of action all week. all inclusive but had to pay for towels and safe. worst thomson holiday yet. this is not a four star platium hotel in any way."
- Travel date: Sun 6th of July 2008
Not a Platinum by any means
"I have just returned from this hotel and what a disappointment it was.It certainly was not the standard expected from a Thomson Platinum hotel.
The bad points:
Be prepared for lots of small children.
Very German orientated.
The animation team were diabolical and so very noisy. They started at 10 am every morning and continued throughout the day. The music was very loud and the same three records played constantly.
The pool area needed more attention to cleanliness...dirty nappies were left there from the day before.
There was only one man running the bar, clearing tables and washing the glasses, which meant permanent queues for drinks.
The food was ok, but a little bland after a full week.
All in all apart from the weather being fantastic a very disappointing week."
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of July 2008
"Ok, where do we start.....
Well The Turquesa Mar was'nt particulary cheap, but we booked it last minute as we fancied a short, child friendly break with our 16 month old daughter.
I had a quick look at this site after booking and was half expecting to be greeted by a mob of frankfurter throwing frauleins.. so lets deal with the german issue - yes, probably 60% or so of guests were german, but prior to this year Thompson exclusively marketed this hotel to the german market so not a surprise really. They were not too noisy, did'nt have their towels on the sunbeads at the crack of dawn, and were genuinely friendly. No problems there then.
The restaurant? - buffet style, reasonable quality, excellent variety, but most importantly, all cooked and prepared in front of the guests.Ah, and self-service beer on tap. great. They also light up the barbie a couple of nights a week on the terrace,which made a nice change. The food was better aswell.
The rooms ? - large,open plan lounge/diner/kitchenette. very comfortable, good size. well cleaned.
location? - not on the beach or the marina but a very short stroll from both on a quiet road. We thought the location was excellent.
Kids club ? - unfortunately, aimed at the majority (german), but the girls who ran it were fun,profesional,polite and bi-lingual. Absolutely fine for an hour a day..the english kids seemed to be enjoying themselves just as much as the others..
On balance i would recommend this hotel to anyone with kids... The pool area is massive and really caters for youngsters and there's a park with a bouncy castle on site. excellent idea.
A good 4* apartment complex which ticks all the boxes. Should point out that its in cala'n bosch not ciudadela."
- Travel date: Sun 29th of June 2008
A good hotel that lets itself down
"We stayed at the Turquesa Mar in the first week of June 2008 and overall had a very good holiday. Before travelling we'd seen some reviews suggesting that the hotel food was poor. However, we found this to be good on the whole.
As a vegetarian the food was variable, some days there was plenty of choice, other days it was limited and repetitive (chips and pizza) became a bit repetitiive. The gala evening on the Wednesday evening was a bit of a flop. However, the hotel made amends with its first outdoor barbeque of the season which was exceptional.
During the first half of the week the dining room was relatively quiet, but this was similar in the resort in general. Then lots of guests arrived and things got busy. The concern then was that at times the hotel staffing levels were too low - this was reflected in unset tables at breakfast time when you had to ask someone to set your table. Similarly, the coffee would run out and there was food wasn't restocked. Although breakfasts were meant to continue beyond 10.30 there was little food left if you went down after this time. Other places we have stayed would have been bringing out fresh trays of food for late sleeping guests.
The facilities were first class, the rooms were spacious and were fully equipped for a self catering holiday with a kitchen diner (even though we were all inclusive). The bathrooms were large and had two showers. However they lacked the little touches of other 4 star hotels we have stayed in - no soap, no little knick-knacks etc - just large shower gel dispensers! The room service was good. The indoor pool was good and enjoyed by the children.
We had two children in our party under 8 and there were good play facilities. The disappointment was that the children's club signs were all in german. The pools were very clean and well looked after although the jacuzzi looked a little dirty. The play ground was large with a big bouncy castle and this kept them quite for hours.
The bars were served only local drinks and in the evenings could be slow at times. There was only one beer which was Estrella Dam. The entertainment was poor being mainly provided by the in-house animation team - quizes, competitions etc. One night there was a good professional act and the place was very busy with a good atmosphere. On the other nights it was dead.
The hotel is in a very good location - only 5 minutes from the resort centre and about 10 mins from the beach.
The hotel seems to be dominated by clients of the Tui group who were mainly German. Guests were generally families and there was a pleasant friendly atmosphere. There were only a few British guests as Thomson is the only operator there .
Overall we had a very enjoyable holiday but probably wouldn't stay at the Turquesa Mar. Having stayed at many 4 star hotels in the past this hotel is below that standard. The resort though was fantastic and the weather was good. I think the end of term report for this hotel should read "must try harder"."
- Travel date: Wed 11th of June 2008
Excellent For young Families
"First time going all inclusive and had chosen the hotel as it had an indoor pool, as the outdoor pools tend to be too cold in May. Got a good deal with flightline.co.uk. Was quite worried when I read previous reviews but was pleasantly surprised. The food was pretty good, with a choice of meats salads, pasta, pizza and paella etc and a good range of fruits and desserts. The alcoholic drinks in the restaurant were on tap so it was easy to serve yourself. The bar upstairs was slow with service and could have done with more staff. The rooms were of a good standard and the maid service was excellent. The indoor pool was lovely and the kiddies park was a good size. Location wise it was quite central and a short distance from cala'n' bosch marina.
We were very pleased we booked this hotel as it rained most of our trip, we spent most of our tome in the indoor pool and the restaurant. Even endured the evening entertainment which we would never normally do. Was quite glad it was in German so i could tune it out. Don't think much of British holiday entertainers in other resorts anyway.
Overall we had a lovely time and it was very well set up for families with small children."
- Travel date: Wed 11th of June 2008
ok but wouldn't go back
"We just got back from a 2 week holiday here with my hubby and 2 year old daughter. When we 1st arrived we thought it was fab and were talking about coming back next year but after the 2nd week we changed our minds. On the whole we had a lovely holiday and the problems we had didn't spoil it.
The hotel is very family friendly and there were only a handful of guests that didn't have children so probably wouldn't go there is you are a couple on your own. The hotel was empty when we arrived on the 7th May and soon filled up by the end of the week with mostly german people but they were all very plesent. The food was fine with lots of salad, fish, chips, pizza and meats.
The out door pool was very nice, and if the weather is bad you can use the indoor one too.
After the 1st week the food went a bit down hill and most of the time it was cold and we noticed that they re-used alot of the food the next day and it was cheep cuts of meat. The accomodation was nice and the maid service was excellent.
The problems we had were that there was cat poo in the sand pits, everything to do with the kids club was in german and the kids disco was german too, you has to que every night at the bar for 20 mins to get a drink and were not allowed to help yourself from the restarant down stairs although all the german guests did and we got told off for it! The bath water was very brow when we 1st got there but they sorted this out, they didn't seem ready for the season and were still painting the outside when we left, the steem room didn't work, the changing room in the indoor pool was a bit dirty, the entertainment was rubbish and we saw 4 professional acts in 2 weeks! The rest of the time it was the entertainment crew jumping around on stage with a carboard guitar and bad wigs or it was a quiz or you were the entertainment. They tried to drag 8 people on stage for another boring quiz one night and no one wanted to do it! it was bad! I told the manager that guests wanted to be entertained not be the entertainment. There was also no gala dinner or bbq and the outside bar was also shut. Alot of the thomson guests complained and said they didn't like it. We complained to the management and tomson and the reception staff told us that they had new management this year so maybe that's the reson for the problems. We had a nice time although it's not a platinam hotel like advertised. We met lots of fab people with kids and that made the holiday for us.
We had a hire car and visited cala galdand which was very pretty and I would stay there if we go back right on the beech."
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of May 2008
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"me my husband and 3 year old stayed in this hotel for one week alinclusive in sep we booked hotel and flight seperate as package not available only in german brochure with thomson hotel excellent food lovely rooms plenty to do. short walk from a lovely safe beach and harbour. excellent hotel for children of all ages staff very helpfull manager changed are room to a lovely pool view room hotel spotless clean would give this hotel a 5 star rateing"
- Travel date: Sun 27th of April 2008
Loved the Turquesa Mar - would stay again!
"We stayed at the Turquesa Mar in Sept 07, myself, my husband and 19 month old daughter. We booked directly so saved alot of money - it was the first time we had booked directly so we were a bit apprehensive and also couldn't find too many reviews about this place - but needn't have worried. Hotel was brilliant - staff were great, Reception staff even remembered our daughters name. Waiting and Bar staff are all really friendly.
Pool is fantastic - if a bit cold, but if thats all you've got to worry about then its not a bad thing! Plenty of sunbeds and shades so no worries there.
Food was really good - great varied selection every day and beer and wine of an evening was on tap. This hotel is featured in the Thomson Platinum brochure next year and we can see why.
Yes there were alot of Germans there but so what - there were also Spanish, Dutch and a few English - a good mix. Overall fantastic holiday and we are definitely considering going back again."
- Travel date: Sun 7th of October 2007
Good Hotel , German orientated but don't let that put you off!!!
"We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of July 2007 - my partner, 16 year old son and myself. We had originally booked for Son Bou but this was double booked so we were changed to this hotel the Friday before we left on the Saturday. Couldn't find any reviews about this hotel so we were a bit worried. However ...
HOTEL - clean and spacious, there are lots of sun beds and the pool is very large. There is also an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam and wet rooms. Plus a wellness spa. The hotel was not at full capacity though, I would say about 25% full at the best.
FOOD - ok - plentiful, I am not a fussy eater at all but I really struggled some days to find something. There is an outdoor bbq 3x a week - Sat, Tues & Thurs - and these were probably the best meals we had.
DRINK - great cocktails. Lots of choice. The wine was vile. Good service.
ROOMS - were very nice and the maid service excellent. There is a small kitchen, the bathroom is clean with bath and shower and hairdryer, bedroom and living area with two sofa beds, small balcony. We were in the block at the end of the swimming pool but didn't have a pool view which was fine.
ENTERTAINMENT - German and child orientated. It sounded very good though! For younger children there is the Badingoo club and there is an outside play area with fort and bouncy castle. My son was a bit bored as there were no other English teens there and the teens who were there were German. He still had a good time though.
STAFF - very friendly and helpful. Can't fault the staff whatsoever.
RESORT - Son Xoriguer is on the outskirts of Cala n'Bosch which has a small marina and lots of bars, just a short five minute walk. There is a small sandy beach. We didn't do much sight seeing although had a couple of nice walks - what we saw was gorgeous.
We had never been to Menorca before only Majorca and it is very different from there, less commercialised. We are definitely going back to Menorca although probably not to the same hotel and resort."
- Travel date: Mon 6th of August 2007
Lovely hotel - but not very Brit-friendly
"We were sent to stay at the Turquesa Mar for one night after a booking error at the hotel we were meant to be staying at, Valentin Star.
The room we were allocated was clean and comfortable - we had no complaints. The pool was huge with plenty of sunbeds.
However, we found the food and entertainment to be a big disappointment. As a vegetarian, I could not find one meat-free dish on offer, and had to resort to chips and salad - not what you expect from a modern hotel! My boyfriend, a meat-eater, found the dishes on offer to be "average". We had been given all-inclusive wristbands, but the poor quality of the food and the lack of variety meant we hardly ate anything during our stay. We also found the all-inclusive wine tasted like vinegar and the beer was awful too.
The vast majority of the guests at Turquesa Mar were German and hence the entertainment was in German - we didn't mind this too much and were happy to watch the show as it was quite easy to understand what was going on, but we found the quality of the entertainment to be very poor (it consisted of teenagers dressed in different costumes miming to backing tracks!).
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this hotel, unless you're not planning to eat there - I think there are better hotels in the resort."
- Travel date: Tue 24th of July 2007