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 five.
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.
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The children's pool is the same depth throughout and comes with sunbeds and parasols for the supervising adults.
International buffet restaurant*
The buffet restaurant is where you'll need to head for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Show cooking, Menorcan and Italian themed nights are all part of the scheme here.
A small gym, open on request from 9am for adults only.
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1 bedroom apartment
These 1-bedroom apartments with their whitewashed walls and colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three adults and a child or two adults and two children. They come with twin beds, single sofa-beds, lounge or dining area, kitchenette with microwave, two cooking rings, kettle, toaster and maid service three times a week with towel change, plus linen is changed twice a week.
These twin rooms with their whitewashed walls and colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three adults. They come with twin beds and a camp bed or similar. There's a satellite TV with limited channels and maid service three times a week with towel change and linen is changed twice a week.
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A Mixed Bag.
We booked a late holiday as a health problem kept us in the U.K. until September. A week before we were due to leave our travel company called to ask us if we were willing to move to another hotel on our last night as our room was overbooked. In return for this we would be given half board instead of the self catering we had booked. We agreed to this as it seemed like a good deal. The hotel was wonderfully situated on top of a hill, the pool and terrace were definitely 5* surrounded by lovely gardens. Our apartment was a bit outdated but very clean and comfortable. The hotel ran a shuttle bus up and down the hill which was very steep. The problems arose in the dining room. There was certainly a wide choice but most of the hot food was actually cold. Some of the other guests were using the microwave to reheat their food. The soup was made with powder and all the vegetables were frozen and inadequately cooked. The drinks in the dining room were 7 euros per day for two people, I assumed that this meant wine and beer but was told off very chippily when I went to get us a drink of water, you could buy a very large quantity of water in the shop for 7 euros. I would say that everything about the hotel was up to expectations except the food. The only other real problem was that the hotel was not overbooked at all but was closing down early for a complete refurbishment. It fet a bit like the Marie Celeste in the last days, thanks be for the shuttle bus.More
jennifer h, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Large hotel but good for Families
We travelled with First Choice to this hotel for a summer holiday for 10 nights. The hotel is very big, much bigger than I would usually select. We travelled as a family of 4, 2 adults, 7yr old and 5 month old. The rooms was 3 single beds and a cot. The room was adequate for us. Also had enough wardrobe space, bathroom with separate toilet and good size balcony. We had a top floor room, so no noise from above and view out to the sea, and we overlooked the pool. The reception was very helpful when needed, as were the holiday reps. The restaurant was nice, although big to service the number of guests. We could not complain at the food, always lots of choice, well presented and very good quality, and different every night. The only thing we didn't like was the number of people in the restaurant. You almost had to queue at each food station to get what you wanted, and when you are trying to get food for yourself and children it became quite a tiresome task. We found lunchtime much easier as it was never as busy. Drinks were self-service, soft drinks, beer and wine. If you want something else you need to get from the bar and take it in with you. The main bar again was large, we never really struggled to get a seat though in the evenings. Entertainment was family orientated, not really my thing but occupied our 7 year old. Childrens entertainment was late though, often starting at 9pm. The pool area was row after row of sun lounger, not good if you like some personal space. Everyday we went to the baby pool area, it was much quieter and felt like you were not lying right upon someone else. Pool bar was good, pool side snacks were basic and we didn't really eat them. Beach was a minibus ride away.. beach was lovely but windy, we opted to sit on our beachtowels but trying to keep a large umbrella up to protect our baby was a challenge. Otherwise you pay near to Euro 20 for 2 sunloungers + umbrella. We walked down there one day, took about 45 mins, it downhill. Coming back we took the Thomas train which was fun for the children, and stopped at the door of the hotel. We stayed August 2013More
StephP76, Wirral, United Kingdom
First impressions are last impressions
All in all a good average to above average holiday however first impressions not that good Arrived at 2130 ..the hotel is quite spread out ..request one....can the luggage be taken to our room...answer we don't have porters.....the Resturant closes at ten.... You may make it to your room and back in time.....can we leave the luggage here...there is a room over there where you could leave them....we would like to pay for the safe and towel deposit please.......we only take cash....we are all inclusive where do we get a bottle of water please...there is a pay vending machine over there...we did get to eat before the bewitching time of ten .....however even using the trolled provided for the cases ...and following the instructions...out of the main door turn left and then left again pushing the trolly down hill just before the trolly capsized we found the correct row...at this point the holiday improved....at about 2230 with luggage scattered on the grass a vision appeared and recovered the cases and carried them up two flights of stairs into the apartment ...MARIA...we later discovered. ..on the last day...was the house maid....no matter what she is paid ...it is not enough.... All in all a good holiday ....but please. Get it right when guests arrive,,,More
Stan R, Liverpool, United Kingdom
A nice time at the Son Bou !
We stayed here for a week (all inclusive) It was a nice relaxing stay, the food was good with a wide and varied selection on offer. During the day we stayed by the pool and there was never a problem with obtaining sunbeds. To be honest there was little to do after having the evening meal as the hotel was too far from the resort centre as it is a little isolated and there are no local shops etc to wander round close by so evenings were spent in the hotel and the entertainment was pretty awful really, although the entertainers do try hard. If we did return to Menorca we would probably stay at another resort which has more to do as regards shops, etc. I would thoroughly recommend a day trip to Mahon and do the harbour cruise, it was brilliant and well worth the cost.More
Nice relaxing holiday
Stayed end of September 2014 with my husband we had an apartment8C in beautiful and well kept gardens of the hotel which had a bedroom kitchen diner and double doors to veranda with table and chairs and an airer . Lounge had settee, flat screen tv with bbc1 & bbc2 which was nice when we had a rainy afternoon which was nice . A table and chairs fridge etc. Twin beds wardrobe with only 5 hangers which made it very difficult when we were staying for 10 days plenty of draws.The bathroom small but adequate and dated ,my only complaint is the room had very limited room servicing and had to ask to have it cleaned and changed as it had been missed but receptionist sorted it straight away. The rooms are very tired and needs an upgrade to make it 4 star. Food buffet style very good plenty of choice and varied if you don't find anything I would be very surprised clean and tidy and staff are excellent.pool area clean and tidy bar open and very good we were there when it was quiet so always got a lounger but I think in main season I could see it being a problem, pool is lovely and clean and I found warm enough.The main bar and entertainment was excellent and a pleasant surprise waiters bring drinks to table so very nice would liked to have sat on the veranda at night as it was warm but it was dominated by smokers so had to sit inside. Hotel is up a hill so if you want go out in the evening it's a canny walk to Son Bou we hired a car and had a good look at the island which not very big .Overall we had a nice relaxing holiday.Would we go back maybe one day.More
palmersville, newcastle upon tyne
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