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.
Based on 714 reviews
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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.
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One level of depth with sunbeds and parasols.
A small gym, open on request from 9am for adults only.
International buffet restaurant*
With show cooking and Indian and Italian themed nights.
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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Lovely staff and grounds
We loved this hotel, there were no towels, reserving beds and a lovely family orientated atmosphere around the pool. Everywhere was immaculately clean. The food was of a high standard and a lot of choice. Something for everyone. The staff could not do enough for you. The entertainment was a bit naff but it did not effect the quality of the experience. The beds were comfortable and the third bed in the rooms was an actual bed and not a fold out or bed/settee. I would definitely return. Fabulous place.More
Helen_roney, Leeds, United Kingdom
Fabulous holiday, we will be going back!!
We stayed at the San Valentin Son Bou for a week at the beginning of July 2014, it was the most relaxed holiday we've ever had. We stayed with our 16 month old daughter so spent most of our time at the little childrens pool. She loved it. And most of the time we were the only people by this pool! Who needs a private villa hey!! The food was delicious. Every night a different theme was put on in the restaurant along with lots of regular meals - but i never had the same thing twice. Kids are also really well catered for having lots of choice. Loads of fruit and puds too!! The staff cannot do enough to help you! When we arrived our room wasn't ready so we were provided with a courtesy room to get changed in and a safe place to store our luggage. We relaxed by the pool and only had to wait a short while before we could get into our room. In the restaurant they fetch highchairs as soon as you arrive and make such a fuss of the kids its brilliant. The guys at the pool bar are definitely THE most helpful that we experienced - they got highchairs out of the garage for our daughter - and thoroughly cleaned them before letting her sit in it - refilled her drink and washed her cup out regularly for us. Cannot praise them enough i really can't. All the access is buggy friendly - ramps and lifts everywhere so nothing is out of reach to pushchairs. Our room was brilliant too - we got a corner room which was a funny shape but also HUGE with a massive balcony too! Plenty of room even with a gigantic travel cot and all our baby paraphernalia. Bathrooms are well laid out with separate toilets and bidets, plus a shower over a decent bath. Room was kept very clean by the lovely cleaners. Yes the outside of the hotel does need a coat of paint but please dont let this put you off. I cannot fault this hotel at allMore
Excellent value for money
Just returned from a family holiday with our 10 year old daughter. I read the reviews prior to the holiday and would agree with comments that the complex is a little tired looking and could do with a lick of paint and refurbishment but do not let this put you off booking this hotel as the complex is very clean and are staff extremely helpful. The hotel is at the top of a hill however there is a courtesy bus which runs until 7pm to the beach and small resort. We actually chose to walk most days as it only takes about 10 minutes to walk down and about 15-20 minutes back up the hill which is actually quite pleasant. Son bou is a small resort with a selection of restaurants, tourist shops and supermarkets. The beach is fantastic. The sea was crystal clear and warm with small fish easily seen. Contrary to previous reports we did not seen any jelly fish but did walk along the beach just past the pedalo hire and saw the nudists. The pool is clean and refreshing and there were plenty of sun beds available....we did not see anyone reserving them with towels. There was a lifeguard present from 10-7pm and the pool has a shallow end suitable for small children and a deep end where we were able to swim without bashing into people! There was also a separate childrens pool and small play area. We stayed in self catering apt...the kitchen is reasonably furnished.. There is a microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle and 2 ring hob. Our kettle initially did not work which we took back to reception and it was immediately replaced with a brand new one. Room was regularly cleaned with towels replaced twice within the week. Rooms are spacious and have air con. Beds were comfortable and the bed settee was easy to put up for our daughter. TV had bbc 1 and 2 and CBeebies! Balcony was a good size with patio set and large drier for towels. There is a small mini market by the apartments. This is fairly well stocked but did not have any fresh fruit or veg which was a bit disappointing. Prices were very competitive to the supermarket in son bou. In fact the San Miguel cans were 5 cents cheaper! Entertainment was very good for this kind of hotel and suitable for all ages. The animation team team were good and tried to get participation but were not pushy and seemed to be enjoying it as much as the guests. The pool tables and table tennis tables are a bit old but more than adequate. Table tennis rackets and pong pong ball can be hired from reception for 3 euros (refundable). We did try to book the tennis court however we decided against it as there was a 10 euro charge for the court hire and 6 euros for the tennis rackets (non refundable) which we thought was a bit steep for an hour. We would definitely recommend this hotel and apartments as it was really good value for money.More
Belloa, Torquay, United Kingdom
Nice relaxing holiday
The hotel is situated up a hill about 15mins walk from beach, although a bus comes often each day to take you into the main area and beach. Also not much in the way of shops around, but some nice bars. The area is very quiet, so I wouldn't think young ones would choose to stay here, It is much more for couples or families looking for a relaxing holiday.Beaches are lovely. We hired a car for the week, and didn't use airport transfers service, as drove to hotel which has plenty of parking. Really good rates for car hire through Europecar. Great way to see the island, and the driving is pleasurable as not much traffic. The hotel rooms are very clean, but dated as most people state. The furniture in the rooms is old fashioned as are the bathrooms, but all spacious and immaculate. The maids come in every day and do a good job! The food in this hotel was above average for an all inc. as there was so much choice at all mealtimes. The dining room became more cramped as the week went on, and there wasn't much room between tables, but the staff all work very hard, and there was no waiting around for tables. The bar staff are fab, very efficient and friendly,and the drinks on offer are good, even at the pool bar they had spirits on offer if you wanted it! The entertainment was good some nights, and bad others, but I think this is par for the course in all inc hotels. There is a separate adults only bar for anyone wanting to escape for a quiet drink, and the terrace is lovely for pre dinner drinks which the bar staff are happy to bring to out to you! Again a nice touch. Pool area very good, always sun beds. Didn't use snack bar, but cant say the food looked up to much from it. Usual burger, chips. Ice creams were good at pool bar, tubs and cones. Good that all inc facilities can be used till 5pm on day of check out. Overall nice relaxing stay for one week in a quieter place, hassle free holiday.More
Yvonne L, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Fantastic location , quiet and lovely gardens
Just back after 2 weeks of calm quiet and relaxing stay here. Booked one of the apartments very spacious with a separate bedroom air con in both living area and bedroom, flat screen tv with bbc1 and bbc2 and cbeebies for the kids, wi-fi was fantastic in all areas and especially in apartment and free, food was lovely , loads to choose from every night , fresh salads , cooked meats and something different cooked before your eyes on the grill, there is a separate adult bar which was great for us as we didn't have kids with us, the only downfall I think is we stayed half board so paid for our drinks which was quite expensive , and not usual "Spanish" pours just a 1/5 measure , pool area was great even tho there was kids it was still quiet and peaceful enough to read a book will soaking up the rays . Would go back in a minute and recommend it to friends and family, the hotel is situated on a very large hill, there is a complimentary bus on all day until 19:00 after then you have to either walk or get a taxi which costs â¬7 .More
Elaine G, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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