Smartline Cala'n Bosch
64 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Won't be going back
"October 2008...Not much to write about !!!!!!!!!! Too small a hotel for the amount of people ...... Food was ok but way to many FLIES in the restaurant ........Room was basic....The Beach was ok with nice white sands and clear blue water....... but not much else ........ The harbour had shops and bars ......but most closed in October (as was most of the Island)...... Hired car for 3 days (NOT THROUGH THE HOTEL REPS AS IT WAS EXPENSIVE).........not a great holiday and wont be going back........"
- Travel date: Fri 2nd of January 2009
Fantastic time had by all.
"We were very sceptical about going especially after reading some bad comments on various review sites, but I suppose there is always some people who just like to moan regardless of how good the service is !! The hotel has been done up since last year with all new bathrooms and the bedrooms are decent as well. We couldn't fault it at all, food was varied and lots of choice for both adults and kids alike and its all available from early morning till midnight. If you have kids then they will love the animacion team they are fantastic with all ages even the adults ( just beware they will find you for the games no matter where you hide!! You will no what I mean when you get there) especially luca and ramses they were brilliant and you can say you seen it on here as well. You couldn't get any closer to the beach if you tried and the same goes for the harbour which is bustling at night, if you do decide to eat out at all you will be spoiled for choice as there is well over twenty restaurants of all varieties, We would definitely go back next year and would recommend it to anyone. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of September 2007
This hotel is FAB!!
"My son and I met up in Menorca with some English friends (we are Australian). After being a little skeptical of an "all inclusive" hotel (never heard of it before!!) I am pleased to report that a fantastic time was had by all. The rooms were basic, but very clean. The staff (particularly the team of young men and women responsible for entertainment) were amazing. Constantly smiling and helpful with the ability to switch between fluent English, Spanish and Italian with ease. The buffet style restaurant offered an extensive range of great food, catering for all tastes. The location is perfect - minutes walk to the Marina which offers a great selection of restaurants and bars, and right next to a pristine beach. What a luxury to sip on a gin and tonic by the pool before dinner while the kids finished their days play. Given that this hotel package was inexpensive I would highly recommend it as great value for money. I will be returning - soon I hope!!"
- Travel date: Wed 12th of September 2007
Briiliant but still have the children disco song in my head
"Went last year and liked it so much that we went back again this year.For a 3 star all inclusive in Spain you cannot really go wrong here.My only problem is that two months down the line I cannot get the song that was played at the kiddies disco on a nightly basis out of my head - you know, the spanish sounding one thay they did the dance to; Please can somebody advise of what it is called as it is driving me insane."
- Travel date: Sat 1st of September 2007
"We have just returned from a 2 week all inclusive family holiday in this hotel. It was the best holiday ever. The hotel was brilliant with superb food, friendly staff and an excellent entertainment team. The rooms were cleaned every day and the hotel overall was of a high standard. The hotel manager was often seen out and about chatting to guests and seeking their opinions.
There was a great choice of food at each meal and the all inclusive option was well worth while and their were no huge queues at the bar.
The entertainment team were the best I have ever experienced in any hotel, providing a range of activities for adults and children and everyone was encouraged to take part. It was great fun during the day and then in the evening there was an excellent standard of entertainment starting with the mini disco for children, followed by bingo and then finishing with a professional show. The entertainment put their heart and soul into each day and they got to know each guest and child by name. Our nine year old had a brilliant holiday and did not want to come home.
The hotel is also just beside a lovely beach and the marina with enough shops etc to get what is needed.
One of our high lights was the Olympic Day organised by the entertainment team where we were all divided into teams and participated in a variety of games. It was great fun and we got to know so many other people staying in the hotel.
We will certainly go back to this hotel and would give it an overall score of 20 out of 10. It was brilliant in every way."
- Travel date: Sat 25th of August 2007
"WE are a family of 4, 2 adults 2 children just got back from the resort just about to book 2 week reservation for next year.
We can't talk highly enough of this hotel. Food, Entertainment, Cleanliness, Staff, Service were all excellent. The entertainment staff were especially helpful and were so easy to get along with and really fun. Every day there was something for both the children and the adults to do, and we as a family would definately recommened Hotel Cala'n Bosch as it exceeded all of our expectations by miles.
Can't wait to go back next year."
- Travel date: Sat 4th of August 2007
fab time at this hotel , after bad start at a different hotel
"we stayed at this hotel after being moved from a terrible 1,it was great,the food was excellent,rooms cleaned daily,towels changed daily,it was such a relaxing holiday,my inlaws came with us,never been abroad before,and they loved it,entertainment staff were very good,didn't want to come home,not been back home a week yet,and already booked cala n bosch hotel for july 08,for 2 weeks this time,not 1,it wasn't enough,can't wait"
- Travel date: Thu 26th of July 2007
Had a great time
"Went to this hotel 2 years ago and had a lovely holiday. Went back this time with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren. Was a bit worried that they might be disappointed, or that the hotel had changed - but need not have worried. The rooms had been refurbished and were spotless and cleaned every day, clean sheets and towels.
Food excellent, plenty of choice and the tables were cleared of dirty plates and cutlery immediately, and drinks to hand all day long. Entertainment was brilliant , our grandchildren loved it - especially Ramasus and the team, nothing was too much trouble.
This holiday was great value for money, we all had a brilliant time, met loads of lovely people and would not hesitate in recommending this hotel. Everyone we met said they would go back too."
- Travel date: Wed 25th of July 2007
loved this hotel
"after reading some of the reviews on here we were a bit worried about goin but loved it in fact we are booking again for next year.
we took our 9 year old boy and 16 year old daughter and they both enjoyed it.
the men in our party had a great time with the games.
the food was really good even the 16 year old managed to have a good feed every meal whereas in some places we have been she lives on chips!
the staff were lovely and very helpful, if you go out for the day you can take a lovely picnic if you book it the night before.
I have been to much more expensive 4 * hotels than this and not had such a good time.
our room had just been decorated and was v.nice.
ok there were not enough sunbeds and those that were there needed repairing or throwing but hey you are on holiday - enjoy it!!
the waiter told us they have big plans for refurbishing the bar and pool during the closed season so hopefully it will be even better next year!"
- Travel date: Mon 16th of July 2007
Worth a Visit
"For those who have mentioned outdated bathrooms they have all been refurbished - they look lovely. The kids club no longer exists as parents were taking advantage and leaving the hotel (tut tut). They have a fantastic entertainment team who the kids love. About four times a day they come around and ask they kids if they want to join in on the activities and for anyone who wins they get to go on stage and get a certificate. Don't feel left out adults as you also get a chance as there are activities for you (rifle shooting, darts, pool, water polo).
A childrens disco is held every night (half an hour) where the entertainment team dance with the children. Same songs every night so by the end of the week or two the children know the dances and are confident doing them. My kids loved this. Different entertainment is on every night but if you don't want to be there it's only a couple of minutes walk to the marina. Here there are plenty of bars and restaurants and a park for kids where there are bouncy castles, go carts, crazy golf etc. (at a cost) but again the kids loved it.
The food was varied and very similar to other all inclusive resorts. Ice cream and snacks were available throughout the day and night (hot dogs, burgers chips, toasties) but were to be eaten in the restaurant. Thought this was strange at first but at least there isn't rubbish left around the sun loungers.
2 pools. Beach just down a path. Hotel couldn't be much more convenient. Adults and kids in resort seemed to enjoy themselves enough. My 6 year old cried as she didn't want to leave. Minorca itself is lovely and clean - well worth a visit."
- Travel date: Sat 14th of July 2007
"The hotel is very tired and in need of a refit ,the air con is faulty and not suitable with families with young children as all entertainment is aimed at 10 and above.The ice cream is only free at meal times other wise you had to pay for it.The food was hot but their was not a childrens menu so our 6 year old grandaughter would not eat anything so we took her out for her meals .They was no air con in entertainment room so it got very hot and sticky after half n hour so we ended up going out .there is no kids club and only a slide and frame to play on .We never so our rep the all 10 days we were there .the only good thing was the staff who work very hard and our room was cleaned evey day"
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of June 2007
great holiday brill staff brill room great location
"First of all i would like to thank all the staff for their politeness and catering for all our needs, great hotel great location and most of all the food was brill for a 3* hotel, once again all the staff were brill check in was easy all the reception staff were very helpful nothing was to much.
The only downfall was the weather but that is down to nature we arrived on the 18/05/2013 for 1 week and still came home with a tan.great location great eateries, take a trip by the local bus to Mahon only 5Euros each way lots of shops. Only disepointment was some of the other guests were very loud but you get that anywhere.
- Travel date: Sun 26th of May 2013