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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Overall very good & relaxing
We did our homework before arrival so we knew it was up a hill and a shuttle bus service to the beach was provided we were pleasantly surprised. Apart from cramped chaos in the restaurant at times we were pleased with the food - plenty of choice to suit all tastes and continuously replenished. Perhaps traffic lights and a one way system would work! On AI our only niggle was no snacks over restaurant lunch times when you have soggy bottoms from being in the pool and don't want to have to get changed to go into the restaurant. Excellent service from all staff. Spotlessly clean in all areas. We had 2 small room complaints which were effectively dealt with. Would recommend this hotel but beware of the very rude Spanish guests. More
We booked our trip through Expedia. The flight were with EasyJet and didn't include a hold baggage. We called EasyJet and added a bag between us. This was well worth it as we would have struggled with just hand luggage. As we didn't go with a tour company we didn't have airport transfers. This wasn't an issue as we caught a taxi to the hotel for little over €35 (this was more expensive than usual as it was a bank holiday in Menorca) The hotel is dated but we didn't really care as it was immaculately clean and the staff are really friendly and will bend over backwards to help you. The food was delicious and plentiful. Each day there was a theme, Mexican, fish, etc. The entertainment in the evenings was a bit cheesy, but good fun. My favourite were the brothers of soul, these guys were amazing!! There is a free bus to the beach than runs every 30 minutes. You can walk, but we were on holiday and it looked far to much effort! The beach is beautiful, white sand, crystal blue waters, etc. I would recommend buying a parasol, so you can escape the sun on the beach. Almost everyone on the beach has one. They are available in many of the shops in Son Bou for about €8. We hired a car and explored the island, but we're hard pushed to find a beach as nice as Son Bou. If you do decide to explore the island, you can request a packed lunch from reception before 9pm the previous day. The packed lunches are huge, we never manage to finish them! In all a fantastic holiday. We returned home relaxed, well fed, and tanned. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.More
Jack H, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Could be lovely
Stayed in an apartment v spacious & clean, bathroom needed updating. Pool lovely. Mealtimes akin to school canteen, no atmosphere or service. On AI everything is self service, two drinks stations for beer, soft drinks & horrid wine. Tanked are crammed together so constant stream of people barging past banging into your chair. Food was great but couldn't bear the noise in the dining room so tended to eat & get out. Given that there is little else around the hotel an alternative place to dine in peace in the evening would be a welcome addition. On the whole the hotel is 'fine' but don't expect or pay too muchMore
Stayed here for a week on half board in September and both breakfast and evening meals were superb. There was always an excellent choice of well cooked (not overcooked!) meat and fish and the salad/vegetables were well presented and tasty. Plenty of fruit as well as ice cream and cheese were available as well as the usual spongy cakes, rice,jelly and crème caramel. The rooms were slightly in need of some TLC - especially the bathroom fitments but were adequate and well serviced. Free wi-fi in the room and on the balcony was a welcome surprise. The large pool was excellent and always clean with plenty of loungers and sun umbrellas available. The courtesy bus to Son Bou was essential, the driver returning immediately because the bus was full and it was pouring with rain! Son Bou itself didn't offer too much but the beach was superb - especially if you were prepared to walk for 15 ins or so along the beach towards St Thomas. Overall an excellent hotel, one which we would have no hesitation recommending or returning to.More
Val4347555, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reasonable, good, could do with better customer service.
I stayed there for 7 nights on a self board basis. The hotel is in an ideal location for visitors wanting to go to the beach, the free bus service is very good. Our apartment drainage was blocked which resulted in a bad smell. I had to complain on 2 different occasions, on both occasions I had to ring 2/3 times before someone turned up to have a look. Personally I thought it was poor service and one should not have to complain for basic service such as this. I can't comment much on the food as we only stayed on a self board basis. MustafaMore
Mustafaska, London, United Kingdom
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