With pools, a playground, and a free bus to Son Bou's beach, the Valentin Son Bou is a real find for families. The pool bar and buffet restaurant serve up international dishes. Elsewhere, pretty gardens provide a backdrop for roomy apartments.
The Valentin Son Bou has bagged a nice, secluded spot, surrounded by gardens on a hilltop. That’s not to say it’s cut off, though – the town centre’s only a 15-minute downhill walk away. Son Bou’s wide, sandy beach is also 15 minutes’ walk away, or you can hop on the hotel’s free shuttle bus and be there in 5.
The hotel itself has a great family set-up. Little ones have kids’ clubs, a big playground and their own pool, which sits just a few steps from the curvy main pool. Plus, there’s a poolside snack bar that serves up home favourites like pizza and chips. Main meals are pick-and-choose buffet spreads.
Lastly, there are the rooms. They’re nice and big, and come with extras like satellite TV and private outside space. Apartments with a separate bedroom are also available.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals, snacks 10.30-13.00,16.30-18.00 and afternoon tea and cakes, on request 15.00-17.00. Gala buffets twice a week
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 09.30-01.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
One level of depth with sunbeds and parasols.
International buffet restaurant*
With show cooking and Menorcan and Italian themed nights.
A small gym, open on request from 9am for adults only.
Rooms ► View all
Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults with twin beds, camp-bed or similar. This room comes with satellite TV with limited channels and maid service 3 times a week with towel change, linen changed twice a week.
1 bedroom apartment
1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and a child or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds, single sofa-beds, lounge or dining area, kitchenette with microwave, 2 cooking rings, kettle, toaster and maid service 3 times a week with towel change, linen changed twice a week.
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A good hotel but beware
we have just returned from a week at valentin Son Bou the hotel is situated at the top of a very steep hill but a free bus every 30 minutes is provided to transport you to and from the beach and the journey time is only 7 minutes the rooms are dated and no fridge or kettle is provided in the room a safe is provided at an additional cost, bottled water is not provided as all inclusive either.The pool is good, no problem obtaining sunbeds, standard of food is also very good with a varied selection and the staff were very helpful and polite . But beware in this hotel all inclusive is not all inclusive there were 85 drinks not included on the all inclusive package these could be purchased if all inclusive guests were willing to pay 70% of the purchase price there is a large cocktail menu but not even one of these were included in the all inclusive package,also even some non alcoholic drinks and some coffee are also not included for guests on this restricted all inclusive deal.More
david f, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Just back from 10 days here. Pools excellent, always sun beds available even though every room was occupied. Food superb, staff second to none. Rooms starting to look a little worn and no kettle or fridge but that is all we could criticize for the whole 10 days. 15 minutes walk down a steep hill to a superb beach or catch the (big) shuttle bus that runs every 30 mins. The sea view rooms are on the 3rd floor and south facing so can get hot but the air con worked fine. Balcony too hot to use during the day in August. Absolutely recommend this hotel for a thoroughly relaxing break for a couple or family. If you eat in the hotel you WILL need to diet when you get home.More
51philip, Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
Wonderful family holiday!
We have just returned from a week at Sol Valentin with our 5yr old and also Grandma! The hotel was lovely, the all-inclusive option was great value for money and the best food for this star rating that I have experienced. Also with the location of the hotel, we would recommend this option as there aren't any other restaurants in close working distance (although the hotel does provide a regular bus to the nearby beach and centre). The children's' entertainers worked incredibly hard and as previous reviewers said, all of the entertainment acts were entertaining and good fun! Wonderful pool, great service and good value for money. We will definitely visit again!More
definitely not a 4* hotel
By way of a little background, we booked this holiday last minute through Thompson via Cosmos. In our information pack we were given instructions for the transfer from the airport to the hotel. Unlike most package holidays, we were not greeted by a holiday rep as we exited the baggage area and headed out of the airport. We were given instructions to leave the baggage area and head towards an office within the airport terminal. We eventually found said office after asking around a bit as it was not obvious or "to the left" as stated in the instructions. Anyhow, thankfully the lady in the office was very friendly and gave us directions to get to the correct transfer bus. *Arrival* On arrival at our hotel (at around 10:45pm) we were not taken into the Reception area but left outside of the hotel. We went into Reception and were greeting by not overly friendly staff who told us that they had organised a cold dinner waiting for us (which we thought was a nice thing to do). We were told that we could either go ahead to the restaurant for our dinner which would be ready at 11pm or make our way to our apartment. We decided we wanted to make our way to our apartment (as it was late and we had two young kids 10 and 6) and we wanted to offload our luggage. We were then given our room keys and directions to get to our apartment. Unlike previous holidays, we were not offered any assistance to find our room which I thought was really unhelpful especially since it was quite late at night. *Room* Luckily our apartment was not too far from Reception (10-F) so we found it pretty easily and quickly. Having seen some of the reviews on here and some photos I was mindful that the furnishings could be very dated but hopeful that they would not be. In a nutshell everything was fine except for the bathroom. The bathroom was very dated and in need of refurbishment. On entering the bathroom we were greeted by a sink basin on the left and a bath with shower mixer taps on the right. The shower and basin taps were very old to the point they were looking bit bronzed (instead of silver) through use. The bath panel was looking old and decrepit and clearly needed replacing. The toilet and bidet were within a very confined space and, thought the toilet had tape around it indicating that it had been cleaned and sealed, it appeared that the toilet had been used since cleaning as the tape was not fastened. The photos that I saw of a bathroom before our holiday were pretty much what we saw on arrival. *Food* After inspecting our room we went to have our "cold dinner". It was basically a selection of cheeses, cold meats and salad. Generally though the food in the restaurant was good. We had a fussy 6 year old and there was always something there she could eat. There was a salad bar and a hot food counter. There were also choices of breads and cheeses which was great and lots of fresh fruit which the kids loved, not to mention the choices of ice creams and deserts! Lovely ice creams! *Pools* There are three pools, one indoor and two outdoor. The indoor one was not in use while we were there as everyone was outside. There are two outdoor pools; one for toddlers which is shallow and another one for bigger kids and more confident swimmers. It has a walk in shallow end and a deep end which was I think 1.95m (or 2m?). Both of the outdoor pools were nice and clean and the kids had lots of fun in them. There were plenty of sunbeds for everyone so no real need to rush out in the early hours of the morning to bag a sunbed for the day. Towels could be hired via reception and changed as often as you like with the lifeguard situated at the big pool. *Beach* The beach is a 5 minute drive, if that, from the hotel and the hotel provides a shuttle bus every 30 mins to pick up and drop off close to the beach. There are no food placed on the beach but where the bus drops off there are restaurants and gift shops. Be aware that when we went to the beach we were charged â¬17 to use two sunbeds. I think that if you have your own parasol I think you could walk further down and just pitch it up but I am not sure. The water is lovely and clear and the sand is a lovely yellow sand which the kids loved. *kids club* The kids club was for ages 4-12 and ran from 10:30pm - 12:30pm and then from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. My son loved the kids club because he got to play football, and he was particularly fond of John. My daughter liked the creative side of kids club and really liked Arianna. The kids club staff are very friendly and energetic, great for the kids club. They also ran the entertainment program in the evenings. *entertainment* The evening entertainment was varied. There was a mini kids disco each evening from 8:45pm. Granted, they played the same song every evening but my kids loved it as they learnt the dance moves. After the disco there was adult entertainment which the kids could stay for. Each evening there was a different act which was good. Whilst watching the entertainment you could order drinks at your table which was a nice touch. *Safe* There is a safe in the room to lock away your treasured possessions but you will have to ask at Reception for the key and be charged a deposit for this pleasure. I can't remember how much it was for this service but if you don't use the safe then the hotel will not accept responsibility for any thefts from your room. *Room cleaning* Unlike as was stated in the brochures the rooms are cleaned every other day and the towels and bedding are changed and toiletries replenished. *Fridge* There was a fridge in our apartment but there was absolutely nothing in it. We had expected to at least find some bottled water in there but it was completely empty. *minimarket* There is a mini market for those little things that you forgot to bring or snacks. Be sure to check the opening times as it closes at around 4:30pm if I remember rightly but reopens again in the evening. *All Inclusive* The all inclusive package was okay though definitely not comparable to Caribbean holidays. I forgot to mention you get free wifi access which was great. Ask at Reception for the passwords etc. I hope this helps someone out. I have tried to cover everything. The kids loved their time at this hotel and that was the main thing for us. Us adults though could see room for lots of improvement. We definitely would not have given this hotel a 4* rating. Would we recommend this hotel to others? Probably not if you looking for modern accommodation and luxury. If you just want to get away and get some sun and keep the kids happy, then go for it.More
Lorr A, London, United Kingdom
Just stayed in this hotel for a week in one of the rooms on the third floor. Spotless hotel, friendly helpful staff and excellent food on offer, varied by a show cooking option each night. We stayed half board which did mean we had to pay for any drinks with the evening meal, but the offer to buy the all-inclusive drinks for â¬3.50 per adult and â¬2.50 per child was a good option. Animation team and visiting acts provided great entertainment each night, only sometimes for the wrong reason! Wouldn't hesitate to visit again thank you for a lovely holiday.More
Sarah S, London, United Kingdom
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