32 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Very good hotel
"I stayed recently for 4 nights at this hotel and as on my own did not feel uncomfortable in any way. I received excellent service at all times and was on an all inclusive basis. No problems getting sun lounger around pool area. It was also very handy for visiting Mahon by local bus too. Hotel also provides a courtesy bus. "
- Travel date: Sun 30th of August 2015
if you are looking for a quiet peacful holiday this is the place for you
"just returned from a lovely week at this hotel. hotel very clean staff friendly. food good not a huge selection in the evening (not what you would expect from a four star) but this is a small hotel. the food was very well cooked and breakfast had everything you could want even bucks fizz if you wanted it. this resort has always offered us the peace and quiet we wanted as parents with the added bonus of the sports facilities for the family. the pool is great cant imagine a better place to sit looking over the sea and never to busy even in school holidays. we will be back as soon as possible."
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of September 2011
All is not what it seems
"Spent 1 week at this hotel I August and all in all found it to be an adequate hotel. No fault with the cleanliness of the place the housekeeping staff were great and the hotel and outside gardens and area around the pool were absloutely spotless.
Doubt if this would be a 4* hotel in many other places though, the entire place could do with a total makeover did look a bit tired.
The buffet breakfast was fautless and were quite surprised to see free Champagne available every morning, a nice touch.
Surrounding areas, well there aren't many really, there are 2 small but very friendly restaurants which were great if you wanted a full English or Chicken Curry, Gammon and Chips etc etc or were keen on having the English Premiership games on along with a pint of John Smiths.
Recommend Alcufar and the 2 restaurants there, Piccolo Mundo and Xuroy a 15 minute walk from the hotel.
Asia restaurant in S'Algar looks fab but the food does not do the restaurant justice.
If you want authentic Spanish then you really do habe to go to Mahon, we wnt on a later bus and then got a taxis back not expensive about 15 euros.
Another thing not to get caught out is that in S'algar, Alcufar there are NO cashpoint machines the nearest one would either be San Lluis or Mahon on the bus or Punta Prima 1 hour walk."
- Travel date: Mon 6th of September 2010
"Booked via travel agent about 10 weeks before departure.
A great family place with an excellant pool just outside your door.
The apartment was comfortable with air conditioning and all the basic amenities except a microwave in it.
The removal of the local supermarket was a small concern but like most people we stocked up after eating out in the evening (supermarket next to restaurants in centre of resort) and used the SAlgar express to take us back to the appt.
A very enjoyable but quiet resort ideal for those with young families."
- Travel date: Tue 17th of August 2010
"Hotel S'algar is ideally located in the pleasant resort of S'algar.
The hotel is of an excellent standard and if staying on half board then you wont be let down by the quality and variety of the food available.
The resort is quiet but then if you do your homework before hand then you know what to expect.
There are some pleasant coastal walks for the more energetic with some superb coves to be discovered.
The pool area is immaculate and well maintained with a private terrace for Hotel S'algar guests and the Pool supervisor Miguel is a star!
While there is no beach in S'algar(but not to us a problem)then there is easy access to the sea for an enjoyable swim.
There are a small number of holiday apartment areas and an array of delightful and beautiful (mostly privately owned)villas.
There is towards the rear of this small resort a large family hotel with lots of facilities which is the only building above two stories high.
A trip (or two)to the capital Mahon is well worth it and a local bus service runs a number of times each day at a cost currently of only 3 euros for the return trip.
There was a variety of ages staying at the resort which while we were there were mainly Brits and Italians with a smuttering of German and Spanish.
Highly recommended for a chill out holiday!"
- Travel date: Tue 14th of July 2009
"Hotel S'Algar is in beautiful setting opposite the sea. The resort is one of the most picturesque I have visited. The whole resort is clean and litter free. The hotel is clean and fresh. The rooms cleaned daily, with regular linen change and towels changed daily. All the staff, from reception, dining room through to cleaning and gardening staff are very kind, polite and helpful. Pool is across the road from the hotel, but the road is very quiet. Pool, again, is lovely with the whole area kept clean. Sunbeds and parasols are provided and you can hire pool towels for the week which can be changed daily and you get your money back when you return towels at the end of your visit. Food is delicious and varied. Felt it odd that they provide tea/coffee/water/fruit juices and wine at breakfast yet you couldn't even get a glass of water at evening meal without having to pay. Pool area doesn't have any shaded areas at all.
- Travel date: Wed 8th of July 2009
Booked with 1st choice week before we we...
"Booked with 1st choice week before we went.Just wanted a week away to chill.Very difficult to find any complaints about this hotel.Food excellent,cooked well and brilliant choice.Brillient good quality food at poolside also.Bar in hotel was expensive and slow service.One waitress Maria trying her best but needed help.One lady(very sullen)no eye contact getting drinks ready for Maria to serve.Waited 45 mins 1st night to get a G and T.Many people losing patience and not bothering again.Not allowed to go to bar ourseves,had to be waited on.Pool lovely.15 min walk to a quaint unspoilt beach.Wear something on your feet.JELLYFISH ALERT!!.You need footwear if going in the water at A'lgar too, as rocky and jelly fish.Room, spotless,clean ,linen changed daily.Staff lovely(apart from bar lady)If you go in September,dont miss the Festival in Mahon.The horses are spectacular.Only a couple of quiet bars in the resort and nowhere to really wander at night.Takes about 3 mins to walk along the front.Shame we did'nt realise that there was Cava in restaurant at breakfast for Bucks Fizz.Its' in the water cooler.All in all a very relaxing holiday,an older persons resort,one couple were on their 23rd visit!!"
- Travel date: Mon 15th of September 2008
We had a great 7 Days/Nights at this Hot...
"We had a great 7 Days/Nights at this Hotel.
6 Adults & 3 Kids.
Very Clean Resort & Hotel.
Food Good Standard and varied.
Swimming pool well maintained.
Sun Beds aplenty.
Staff very friendly.
Between us we could not fault this holiday and we would return.
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of September 2008
my partner and i stayed at hotel salgar...
"my partner and i stayed at hotel salgar early July, we have never had such a relaxing holiday. the people were friendly, the hotel was clean. excellent car hire at autos 21. would highly recommend to the late 30`s early 40`s onwards.
the island is beautiful and salgar offers a great base to explore.
if you want nightlife its not for you but if you want to relax and explore at your own pace a great holiday is ahead for you.
The food can be a little repetative but on the whole no great concerns.
not for families as little for children but great for a romatic get away.
- Travel date: Thu 21st of August 2008
We chose the hotel and resort from broch...
"We chose the hotel and resort from brochure in travel agents. We only booked 10 days before departure. Local airport plus short flying time.
The hotel is situated superbly, for closeness to the sea. Salgar is a quiet part of the island and exactly what we required. The hotel is definitely 4 star, compared to hotels I have stayed in around the Med. Very clean, mature and elegant set in a residential area of Salgar. Staff were professional in every aspect. A leak in our air conditioning unit was dealt with swiftly. Rooms are very comfortable, and the maid service daily. Dining room situated on the first floor overlooking the sea was spacious and staffed well. The food choices for both breakfast and dinner was excellent. The lounge and the bar areas are very comfortable. The hotel offers daily papers for residents of different nationalities, and within the lounge, there is a free paper back book library. Around the pool area is spotless, and this along with the hotel, is inspected daily, by the Salgar hotel senior management team. Who can be seen early in the morning carrying this out. I hope at some time in the future to return to the Salgar hotel."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of July 2008
Having read a few negative comments on t...
"Having read a few negative comments on this site (we are looking for next year's villa) I wanted to put a positive comment in.
If you want a cheap holiday with lots of beer, English food, loud music, and crowds of Brits wandering round all night throwing up then please DON'T go to S'Algar. EVER.
If you want a holiday with loads of local cuisine, local drinks (the gin is exceptional!), culture (Es Castell/Villa Carlos has just held their Fiesta), and loads to do, if you're prepared to look for it, then come and see S'Algar.
We have just come back from our 8th visit to S'Algar and have enjoyed it as much as usual. We are not in our dotage, we have a 9 year old son. We do not book through a tour operator, we find accommodation and flights independently, and we probably pay far less than those of you on All Inclusive deals which you clearly don't like.
If you're prepared to learn a bit of Spanish, the locals and staff are very friendly, and remember you when you go back. The nightlife is non-existent, unless you are happy to sit and people watch, this year we watched many people aimlessly wandering around looking for something to do.
S'ALGAR IS QUIET, THAT'S ITS APPEAL, SOME OF US LIKE IT.
You can spend all day long in a fabulous pool (opposite the S'Algar Hotel). Then you can eat in one of the restaurants in the village. They are all good, the Las Palmeras is excellent, and they are all good value for money. If you hire a car, there are plenty of places to go to, all within easy reach. The roads are good, and maps are excellent.
The bus into Mahon is punctual, comfortable and cheap. It is a nuisance that you cannot get a bus into the city after 10am, and then not until later in the day (I think at about 4pm), but you plan your trips round that.
The thing that is not good for S'Algar is the All Inclusive holiday deals. Local bars and restaurants are obviously suffering because of it. There is now only one proper supermarket, because the Spar and the Las Palmeras stores have shut. The lovely gift shop at the San Luis is also now shut. We found the restaurants as good as ever, but the numbers are so reduced it is hard to see how they can stay in business. One of the restaurants has been taken over by a lovely new Spanish family, and we hope they get the custom required to make it worth their efforts.
We hope to return for many years to S'Algar, and we also hope the AI package deals stop, so S'Algar can return to the thriving but quiet, clean and welcoming village that it has been for as long as we've been going.
- Travel date: Mon 28th of July 2008
We booked this hotel after reading the g...
"We booked this hotel after reading the good reviews what a fool we were. We were dumped at the Los Palmeras appartments, had to wait an hour for electricity to be switched on and then told we had missed evening meal so to eat we had to pay for food. (not what we expected being all inclusive). During the night the electric kept going so had to flick the electric back on.
next day we got moved to the St Louis hotel. the room was ok but only clean towels once all week, carpet was not hoovered. the meals were very much repetative and fish was on the menu every lunch and evening. chips for breakfast! whippeee.
The glasses and cutlery were not very clean and waiter staff were unfriendly and you thought they had wind if they smiled lol.
If AI you got the watered down cheap drinks and once 11pm was reached that was it you were told to go inside so they could switch off lights and lock up.
There is no Beach real or man made and the one in the little alcove is such a dangerouse walk you could not take children or if you have mobility difficulties would be impossible.
Bus service is terrible 7 buses a day. easier to get a taxi.
there is no shop/boutique at the St Louis even though it states that it does in the brochure. there is no curtesy bus to Punta Prima or if there was there was no info about it.
WE found the holiday totally boring and to say it was July not very many people there. we were ready to come home after 2 days.
The Thomas Cook rep was a Joke, she couldnt tell us what was included and what she did tell us was usually wrong. she even gave us the wrong pick up time for the return home which could have resulted in us missing our plane home.
It is very confusing what is classed as all inclusive and what you have to pay for. there are no Snacks during the day apart from a bag of nuts or plain crisps and only certain Ice lollies. others you have to pay for.
The one good place to eat was the La Pasta, but again you could only have certain things on AI if you wanted something different you had to pay. The Salads were lovely at La Pasta.
Entertainment was very poor and evening entertainment was not restricted to adults and some things they expected kids to par take in were too near the nuckle if you know what I mean.
We would never go back and never reccomend the S Algar Village unless you are in you latter years and dont want to do anything.
- Travel date: Sun 6th of July 2008