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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- Buildings: 1 main hotel block, 6 apartment blocks
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
just back from 7 nights in the apartments here and couldn't really fault the hotel in anyway except the wifi which was a bit hit and miss but that's not a vital thing! We were self catering and did not eat in the hotel at all but the maid service and cleanliness of all areas was brilliant. Our apartment was lovely and had a nice terrace. The reception staff were very helpful and always did their best to answer any questions we had (regarding the buses ect) the hotel shuttle bus to the beach area was very good and the mini market on site good too. We are not strangers to the area and so we knew good restaurants and days out already. The hotel pool area was lovely and there seemed to be a good mix of people all on different packages all inclusive, self catering, half board and all seemed very happy, I even spoke to some that had changed from different resorts. All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone it has something for everyone young and old. Wonderful place on a beautiful island.More
Fussyboutfood, Oxford, United Kingdom
A faultless holiday
We have just arrived back from Son Bou, Menorca today after spending a wonderful 7 nights in this hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I cannot fault the all inclusive package - the food and drinks were great and plenty of choice. We were on the third floor facing at the back of the hotel which still offered lovely views of the local area. The walk down to the local bars and restaurants is not too far but after doing this for 3 days we decided to take advantage of the courtesy bus - I wish we had done this sooner! There is also a local 'train' which goes around the area on the road and will stop to collect passengers for a small fee. The beach was very busy each day we went but this gave us a great excuse to spend the morning/afternoon in the beach cafe instead! I noticed that some other reviewers said there is no local shop near the hotel. This is not true. There is a mini market attached to the Valentin Apartamentos at the back of the hotel which offers a decent selection of anything you may need over and above what the hotel offers. Sun loungers were never a problem and yes, some of the parasols did not have a pin to hold them up but there are rope ties which can be used instead which seemed quite simple to do - I certainly wouldn't let this deter anyone from visiting. The rooms were cleaned daily - including new bedding and towels - and every part of the hotel was immaculate. Entertainment was varied each night - children's entertainment first followed by something for everyone. Agreed that some 'adult' music would be great but what was offered was good - including Beijing Acrobats, a magician, 80s-themed singing etc. All-in-all we have a fantastic time and would definitely return to this hotel and beautiful island.More
AlanJC2013, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
just returned from 11 night holiday at Valentin Son Bou and must say its been a great holiday spotlessly clean friendly staff lots to do and really good food and what a lovely Island again so clean and quite would certainly go back only drawback was no adult dancing after the evenings entertainmentMore
Stephen B, Halifax, England, United Kingdom
Great hotel,can't wait to visit again!
After reading some of the reviews of this hotel, we were a little worried, however we can only assume that people who gave negative reviews must have been staying in another hotel. The hotel was spotless, the staff couldn't do enough for us, and had great facilities. We loved Son Bou and the beach there. We will definitely be regular visitors to the ValentinMore
Claire C, Bath, United Kingdom
We just returned after staying for a week in August with our 9 year old Son and we loved this place, the hotel is a little worn in places but is a worthy 4 star. It was spotless throughout, the room, pool area, lobby and restaurant were all spotless and regularly cleaned, the staff could not have been more friendly or more hard working, despite the long hours they always had a smile on their face and made you feel welcome. The food was was very nice with a good range on offer from salads, pasta, choice of meats, rice, chips, and show cooking each evening, the snack bar was excellent and perfect for young children as there were "British style" burgers, hot dogs, chips, pizza and salad on offer. We had a triple room with a good view of the pool and sea (third floor, odd numbered rooms), the room was basic but comfortable and we had air conditioning. The room was cleaned each morning, we paid extra for a safety deposit box at a cost of 25 euros but you get 5 euros back when you hand the key in. Our only fault we found was that the walls were thin as on occasion we could hear guests in the adjoining rooms during the night, but this was not frequent and not a major issue. The hotel is situated at the top of a steep road and the walk is too long for young Children but there is a courtesy bus that runs every 30 mins from the hotel to the beach and back and this runs up until 7pm, the driver is very helpful as on occasion the bus was too full for the number of people waiting but he returned straight away to make a second journey to pick up the remaining passengers, the hotel will arrange a taxi for you if required and this costs around 7 euros one way. There was a very relaxed atmosphere around the hotel and particularly the pool area, we never had a problem finding sun beds despite the peak season. The hotel will also provide a packed lunch if you are all inclusive for you to take if you are going to be out for the day. Son Bou is very picturesque with a nice selection of gift shops, bars/cafes overlooking the sea, there is a hawaian cocktail bar thats suitable for families and well worth a visit, but this resort is not suitable if you are looking for bumping nightlife which suited us perfectly, there is also a regular service bus that can take you into the capital Mahon and nearby resorts. The beach is stunning and the sea is crystal clear, very clean with pedaloes / banana boats available further along the beach. There are also 2 beach front cafes with toilets. Sunbeds and canopies are also available at a charge, not sure of the charge as we took our own. If you are travelling with Thompson the rep has set up a swap box in the hotel and there are usually parasols in there you can take if you put something else in in return. Top Tip for the beach: Take a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine down on the beach for sunset...amazing!! Best holiday we've had, we'll definately be coming back.More
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