10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"our family stayed here in may2011, and loved it. appt were spacious clean and had every thing that we needed. 3 boys 8,11, 14. the sister hotel where we ate was great. great food, we were all inc, great entertainment. during the day loads to do for our boys. they all loved it .very quiet area,no good if looking for discos and pubs!! looking to go back again."
- Travel date: 30th December 2011
relaxing family hoilday
"not long come back from staying in los naranjos apartments xx my self and my partner went with our two children one aged ten the other just coming threexx i can tell you it was the best hoilday i have had in a long time the place is beautiful the apartments spotlessxx fantastic for the kidsxx staff friendly the food at the san luis out of this world i would definatley recommend all inculsive xxx the only down point was that the hand to work twenty minutes to the nearest little beach but one you were there is made up for it xxx if you are looking for a relaxing hoilday for mom and dad book up now xxx weather was fantastic and the entertainment on a night was a bit cheesy but isnt it always xxx oh a fanstatic sports centre at san luis and spa xxx we have already booked up to go back next year xx"
- Travel date: 10th July 2011
Brilliant Family Holiday
"Just got back from Menorca and stayed at 'Los Naranjos' Self-catering. Before going out looked at all reviews and can only only emphasis with the family who DIDNT like the resort! IT WAS WONDERFUL!! The rooms/hotel maybe a bit old but they were clean, the pool was inspected EVERY morning!! Slight slight little critism was that people laid their towels on the sunbeds! early morning!! But we werent bothered! Still able to get a bed. A few days later alot of people were going home so hence there was alot available!! The manager and staff were 'spot on' very friendly. Got talking to other people who were ALL-INCLUSIVE and they told us we could upgrade, since I took abit of food out with us we cooked for 4 days and ate out for 1 night (For 5 people 2 rounds of drinks starter & main course 98 euros!!); but the last 6 days we decided to go ALL-INCLUSIVE!! IT WAS FABULOUS!! Food 1st class, breakfast/lunch/dinner soft drinks/ice-cream and ALL alcholic drinks from 11am t 11pm!! ALL FOR 135 EUROS a day!! Did we get our money worths!!But overall a FAB FAB HOLIDAY!! Went to Son Bou last year and enjoyed it so much we had to return to the island, Menorca is a beautiful, safe, friendly place to visit. A definite hit for ALL famillies, alot of happy memories"
- Travel date: 6th September 2010
Journey to accommodation took 1 hour 20 ...
"Journey to accommodation took 1 hour 20 mins (not 20mins as stated in the brochure) as we were last to be dropped off. On arrival, reception was closed for siesta but a very helpful bar attendant showed us to our apartment. Our 2 bed apt was spotlessly clean with plenty storage space and room to move around. Kitchen was also immaculate although there are only basic utensils etc provided. As we ate out apart from breakfast this was not a problem. No air conditioning but the ceiling fans are effective and so quiet they could be left on all night. Our hot water ran out after just one shower but a word with reception promised it would be looked at immediately. 15 mins later someone was there and had it fixed on the spot. Imagine that level of service in the UK. Pool area was also extremely spacious and water was very clean. We also saw a life guard on duty one day - first ever in the Med. Sunbeds are free and no need to be up at the crack of dawn to get one - plenty available even later in the day. Inflatables are allowed but there was never any rowdy behaviour and everyone had space to swim if that was their wish. There is only a small poolside bar at this complex serving not very appetizing hot dogs, etc but venture out to the other hotels a few mins walk away and there is more choice. Eating out at night is also a bit limited but for one week it is absolutely fine. Good value is to go to San Luis or S'Algar hotel and purchase a ticket for the buffet. Great food and superb value. San Luis is very busy but S'Algar is a bit more relaxed and as close to fine dining as you are going to get in this resort. It is also worth taking the 15 min walk up to Las Palmeras on the edge of the resort - good value pizza with space for the kids to run around. Entertainment at night is limited to the San Luis hotel with a kids disco at 8.30 followed by some grown up choices at 9.30. Everything in the resort closes by midnight so there is no loud music, no crowds of teenagers partying the night away and no intimidating drunks. If you are looking for night life go elsewhere. This is not a resort for teenagers looking for excitement, it is for younger children and there is plenty to keep them occupied at the sports complex. Even if you are not staying at the San Luis they can still join in the kids' club activities. Look for the timetable by the San Luis pool. If you fancy a walk by the shore at night then the only place for a drink or coffee is the Dinky Bar - all the facilities are managed by the same management so prices are fairly standard. Asia restaurant is good for something a bit different but you need to book to get a table even mid week and it is closed on Mondays. Service was slow but well worth the wait for the freshly cooked dishes. For a bit more to see and do take the bus to Mahon. Ran to timetable both ways, reasonable fares and a very helpful driver. Go down to the ferry terminal in Mahon and walk along the waters edge out of the harbour. When you think the bars and restaurants have stopped, keep walking - there are more further on with quaint tapas bars serving good value food. If you are taking a pram to S'Algar beware - the pavements are narrow and many of them have trees planted right up the middle. Lovely to look at but not very practical if you are pushing a double buggy. Resort and apartments felt very safe and child orientated - entire place was well looked after with wheelie bins emptied every night so no bin smells or rubbish lying around. Gardens are immaculate and staff seem to have a real sense of pride in the resort. Would recommend for those looking for a relaxing time with not too many distractions from the poolside. "
- Travel date: 31st July 2007
The apartment was very clean and had a m...
"The apartment was very clean and had a maid service twice a week. The pool was also very clean. On all inclusive we had to go to the San Luis hotel which was only about a 2 or 3 minute walk away. You couldnât fault the food at all it was great with a good selection. We also went there for night entertainment where there was magic and dancing. The bar at Los Naranjos had a wide selection of drinks and ice creams and lollies. There was also 7 ice-cream flavours to choose from! There wasnât really a beach to speak of but there was still a small bit where you could paddle. There was a bay nearby about 20-25 minutes walk away and it wasnât very impressive and a bit tatty. The weather was great! It only rained once in the day and it had cleared up within an hour and didnât even look like it had rained, but it also rained in the night quite heavily but that was it. Thereâs a sport sandwich bar nearby where you can also get drinks, lollies and crisps on all inclusive. But I had a hamburger which I wasnât impressed at all with as it wasnât cooked in the middle. Thereâs also a sport centre near the sandwich bar where you can play all your favourite sports like football basketball, golf putting, golf drive etc in which some of these you can do on the all inclusive. Overall a fantastic holiday and I would definitely go again. It was just a shame we had to come home! "
- Travel date: 2nd June 2007
If you want to escape the 'rat race' and...
"If you want to escape the 'rat race' and recharge the batteries then this is the place to go. Total relaxation from minute to end. Every morning waking up to the sound of the Mediterranean. The resort was spotless with maid service twice in the week. The apartment was spacious with huge fans in the ceilings in all the rooms. The people were very friendly and helpful. Renting a car couldnât have been easier, lots of firms to choose from around the main shopping/restaurant area and all reasonably priced. Almost every road you take ends up in a breathtaking view of this lovely island. A must to visit is Cala'n Porter, take your swimming things ,youâll need them. Also the lovely town of Fornells with its great restaurants. "
- Travel date: 30th September 2005
S'Algar on the island of Menorca is idea...
"S'Algar on the island of Menorca is ideal if you are looking for a quiet holiday. There are two main hotels, a couple of apartment blocks and the rest is residential. There is very little to do if you remain in the resort itself. There are no beaches, however, there is a thriving scuba diving business if you feel the need to commune with fish. There are two restaurants situated in the resort and neither are much to boast about. Other than the hotels there was only one bar which soon filled up A car is a must - We hired a car and travelled around most of the island which was excellent value. The apartments were relatively new, big and spacious. there was a large swimming pool with plenty of space for everybody (and free beds). The staff were friendly and obliging. Overall a quiet holiday but also a good base to travel around the island. The apartments were ideal and would suit all ages. Well worth a visit. "
- Travel date: 31st July 2005
This holiday did not get off to a good s...
"This holiday did not get off to a good start as our flight was delayed by 4 hours, on arriving at Mahon airport we were put on our bus, we didnât have a rep accompany us to the resort. First impressions when we pulled up outside were good, however this soon changed when we walked inside, as the reception was closed and we had to wait for 2 hours to get our room key. When we eventually got into the room, I was taken back by the smell of damp, the fridge door was covered in rust, plaster was falling of the walls and the paint in the bathroom was hanging off the ceiling, the blackout blinds had mould growing on them and the beds were the most uncomfortable that I have ever had to endure. As you walked down to our room there was the most overpowering smell of sewage at the bottom of the steps up to the pool. The snack bar at the pool was poor to say the least, several visitors had complained of partly cooked food that had to be returned, and the guy that cooked the food handled coinage and then went on to make sandwiches without washing his hands. The resort itself had nothing in it we managed to find 3 places to eat and only 2 shops to buy provisions. I would not recommend this accommodation to anybody, it was classed as a Thomson 4T but I have stayed in 2T accommodation in Greece that has been of a far better quality. "
- Travel date: 31st July 2005
Having returned from SAlgar I can hones...
"Having returned from SAlgar I can honestly say that itâs one of the best family holidays weâve been on. The resort itself is beautifully kept, with gardeners and road sweepers operating on a daily basis, this along with the impressive recycling scheme (which puts ours to shame) makes for a great environment for you holiday. Our apartments (Los Naranjos) were great, a good size pool and no restrictions on using inflatables or balls (Unlike the San Luis Hotel pool, they were very keen that nothing but people should be allowed in their pool) The bar did shut at between 11-30pm and 11-45pm, lights off whether you had a drink in front of you or not, but hey, the guy who serves is on from 9am so I canât say I blame him for wanting to get away. Travelling with 3 teenagers I was a bit concerned prior to our arrival on what they would do at night, although I neednât have worried, there are really only a couple of places for them to go after midnight, plus there were usually a couple of security guards wandering around the apartments so no trouble occurred at all. Also I was amazed at the number of teenagers actually staying either at our apartments or close by, so mum and dad were swiftly ditched as they got on with their holiday, great stuff. I cannot say enough about the Sports complex, it was fantastic. On the first day I purchased a pass for 48 Euroâs, this meant that we could book any of the numerous activities for free. If you want a bit more than just a pool to sit by I recommend the bike ride to Mahon with very professional guides, or the Kayaking in the bay. They are all very safety conscious and you feel you are in good hands. There is also a gym, although only small it has some good equipment in there. The San Luis hotel also run some good Yoga classes in the morning, so my wife tells me as she went most days, and they do some water aerobics, although itâs nothing to strenuous, honest. Only a couple of gripes. I think I mentioned above the San Luis donât like people using balls or inflatables in their pool, canât quite understand the rule on inflatables as every other place, including the SAlgar pool, seemed to have no problem with this, but I got the impression that the San Luis like to implement the rules. One last thing if your staying at the Los Naranjos, be careful when you are leaving, they have a "room" behind the bar where everyone puts their luggage, when we left ours there they left the door open onto the street, our sons mobile phone went missing from his bag, although we donât know if was actually stolen when the bag was in the room, it seems possible. I hope these last couple of points donât put anyone off visiting SAlgar as you would be missing out on a brilliant holiday. Make sure you hire a car to see the island, there are a couple of beaches that shouldnât be missed, one at Cala Mesquida, beautiful and unspoilt, and if you have small children try the beach at Es Grau, although the beach itself isn't that good, the sea is so shallow and warm that your kids could paddle out a good distance before they need to swim. All in all a great place to go, Iâm just checking the availability for next year at my daughters request."
- Travel date: 30th June 2004
As I normally go away July/August time I...
"As I normally go away July/August time I didnât really know what to expect in October. I felt quietly confident as the coach pulled up outside of the complex as it appeared very nice from the outside. Once inside, I felt weâd booked a good holiday. The place was clean, the people were friendly. There was a nice clean pool as you walk through the reception, which the kids spent near enough the full 7 days in! The location of the hotel was ok. We went out every night for somewhere different to eat but unfortunately could only find 4 places. This maybe due to the fact it was October though. The only disappointing factor was the lack of beach. Although I was sort of aware there wasnât much of one, we did spend a day hiking to the manmade beach. We shouldnât have bothered as it wasnât worth it. I would look at going back to Menorca in July/August time as it deserves another go. Los Naranjos, very nice rooms and if you could pick it up and move it elsewhere we would happily come back."
- Travel date: 30th September 2003
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