Hotel Presidente  

With its fun splash park and adults-only chill-out zone, this seafront hotel has a big fan base.

This hotel comes with a fantastic pool scene. The main pool overlooks a sandy cove, which you can reach via a steep flight of steps. Plus there’s an adults-only terrace and a splash park for children.

Meals are all about big buffets, and there are plenty of activities to get stuck into during the day, including water polo and archery. In the evenings, professional acts perform by the pool.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Water, soft drinks, beer and house wine with lunch and dinner. Soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks 11.00-23.00.  Sandwiches and selected ice-cream 11.00-13.00 and 15.00-17.00. Afternoon tea 17.00-18.00.

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Outdoor pool

Whether you're looking to chillout or for a bit of fun and games, this pool offers the lot. It's right in front of the terrace with plenty of sunloungers and parasols.

Buffet restaurant

With a show-cooking station so you can see your meal being prepared right in front of you.

Splash park

Just for kids, they'll love the mini slides and chutes as they make their own adventure in the water-logged pirate ship.

Rooms► View all

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with 2 or 3 beds, a flatscreen TV with limited channels and a cooler at a charge. Space is limited when fully occupied, with no cot space.

connecting room

Connecting room sleeps up to 3 with a flatscreen TV with limited channels and a cooler at a charge. You'll need to book 2 of these room types to get 2 rooms with a connecting door.

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Amazing holiday

We have been to the Presidente twice before but were concerned after reading some of the latest reviews and now it is no longer a Thomson Family hotel. The hotel has not changed since our last visit in 2010 with the exception of the addition of the splash park which was a massive hit with our 6 year old. Rooms - still need a revamp but they are spotless, fairly spacious and ample storage. Little touches like the fridge, drying rack on the balcony and real coat hangers are appreciated. Food - glad the children's buffet was brought back by the time we visited. But we all ate (too) well for the fortnight and loved the dauphinoise potatoes (went back for thirds!). Entertainment - Poor! We found little to keep us at the hotel after dinner, bingo just doesn't cut it for us and even the 'professional' acts were dubious. Beach - we preferred the smaller beach on the left of the hotel (as you face the sea) and loved feeding the fish every day. The kids had loads of fun catching shrimps and tiny crabs as well as snorkelling. The sea is crystal clear with a sandy bottom and perfect for children as it is so shallow for a long way out. Trips - we went on the sunset trip to San Antonio which at £80 I was worried would be a rip-off but it as a great night out and such a spectacular sight. We also took the land train to the caves at San Miguel which was probably the most costly way to do it - it's cheaper to get the boat as that includes the entrance to the caves. Resort - Portinatx is a relaxed resort with just a few shops, bars and restaurants. We were ready for the hill up to the hotel and it's really not too bad, even in the middle of the day as you can walk in the shade. There's a lovely gift shop just behind the El Greco that has different items to the rest of the resort plus the hippy market just outside the hotel on Sunday evenings. We were lucky enough to visit when the festival takes place (mid-July) and thoroughly enjoyed the music on the beach and a stunning firework display. All in all we had a truly fabulous holiday which will be hard to top next year.More

Skyblue1606,

great hotel

Lovely visit for 11 nights beautiful views from hotel overlooking beach .friendly staff very clean hotel fresh towels everyday fabulous food would highly recommend only downside if your infirm its very hilly.entertainment not bad some nights better than others.Sean the Irish singer was Fab we even bought his CD!there are two pubs in the resort which were good Vincents and del boy's if you like a change of scenery free WiFi in lobby... would go back.More

Maureen K, Nitshill, null, United Kingdom

Beware! This hotel has a serious hazard that is not being addressed!

We booked this hotel as a last minute booking whilst touring Ibiza. It is a nice hotel in a good location although it is on a fairly steep hill and not good for people with mobility problems if they wanted to leave the hotel grounds. The rooms are clean and comfortable and many provide a lovely view of the beautiful bay. A lot of the rooms at the front that have a sea view are also over the restaurant so there is a constant humming noise from the fans on the roof but this is not too much of an issue. The pool is ok, a little small for a hotel this size but is just about adequate although people on sunbeds are almost piled on top of each other and are positioned all around the edge of the pool which makes swimming and little like being in a goldfish bowl. There is a sun terrace on a lower level which is nice and quiet but, again, not accessible for those with mobility issues. There is also a small whirlpool hidden away in a corner and a very nice, separate childrens pool around the back of the hotel with slides etc. The staff are all very nice and the restaurant serves lovely food. There is not a lot of choice but enough variety and all very nicely done. The restaurant manager runs a really well oiled machine and this, along with the general demeanour of the restaurant staff, both in service and waiting, makes for a very nice dining experience. Our only issue with this hotel, and it is a big one, is that when we stayed there, we were both in the bathroom and the door shut but would not open because the lock had broken. We were stuck in there for 2 hours whilst I dismantled the door handle and lock using a pair of tweezers and lots of sweat, cuts and blisters. The maintenance man came to fix it and explained that this was a problem with these locks in the hotel and he was always having to fix them, having done one earlier in that day! When we complained we were given a bottle of house wine!!!! We were staying all-inclusive and this was just not acceptable, a real disappointment. We had not only lost 2 hours of our holiday but my wife, who has had medical problems caused by stress (the reason we have taken this trip), was in quite a bad way, which we explained when complaining. A bottle of wine as compensation is a slap in the face, especially to a guest who is staying on an all-inclusive basis. It was lucky that I am a fit, string and resourceful person and could manage to get the door lock off, otherwise we could have been stuck in there until the cleaner came the next day! The problem with the door locks is known to this hotel and yet they do not replace them with a different model. OK, so most times there will be somebody else around to open the door from the outside and so it would only be a minor issue but what if there's not anybody else around, like in our case. Perhaps next time it will be a child stuck in the room, or even an elderly person who gets stuck for hours and could even suffer a heart attack at the stress!! They must change these locks immediately! It is a shame because this is a nice hotel otherwise and everybody does their best to make it a nice holiday, in fact it would have received a 'Very Good' rating from me but unless this issue with the locks is resolved I would consider this hotel a hazard and would advise against anybody staying here, especially if you are elderly of have children with you.More

davewebb1963, Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Brilliant holiday, good hotel, great resort.

First off, let me say this holiday fully restored my faith in holidays (you would have to read my Tunisia review to fully understand that magnitude of that comment!!) We booked with Thomson, and got a great online deal, £400 each for 11 nights half board. The Hotel; The hotel was TOTALLY worth that... yes it's a bit dated, but it really is SPOTLESSLY clean, the staff are super friendly and helpful and the facilities are good. It is a 3 star, so be aware that there's no luxury, but the hotel works REALLY hard for those 3 stars and really does exceed. The pool area is big, plenty of sun loungers, the pool is a good size. There is an adults only area on the terrace below the pool, a gym, a whirpool and a football pitch. Our Room; faced the back, which isnt great. But for us, a room is just somewhere to sleep and shower, and it was fine. Clean towels every day, spotless cleaning every day, fresh bed linen every other day. Safe you need to hire, which we did, for 30 euros for the 11 days. We didn't hire the fridge, though if you're a family, they're plenty big enough to keep big bottles of pop, water etc and snacks if needed. We were told that if you asked you could have tea/coffee facilities at no extra charge (they had been removed for health and safety reasons... my guess is there may have been an accident). The room was fine for 2... I think the third bed is replaced with bunks in 'family' rooms, which might make the room look smaller. Beach towels were replaced as often as needed, each towel is a E10 deposit, which you get back at the end. A/C is on a timer... but the button is right by the bed so no issue to just click for 2 more hours. It is very efficient, and we did make use of the blankets some nights! The Food; If I'm honest, I was a little surprised at how "english" the food was. If you want your full english every morning and a roast, or pie and chips at night, you will be in heaven (but there was fruit, yoghurt, pastries etc at brekkie, and slads etc at night). Personally I could have done with food with a more mediterranean flavour and feel, but can't complain. The food was plentiful, tasty and fresh, perhaps a little repetitive. Half board have to pay for drinks, apart from water. My only tip would be to take tea bags because the tea bags are weak (I have learnt that from previous trips). The Hotel; clean and friendly. We heard on the grapevine that at the start of the season, there was no animation team, and had responded to complaints by hastily throwing a programme together. This was a team of 2, with acts coming in at night. Again, on the grapevine, the hotel hopes to increase this to a team of 4 next year. From what we saw, the team worked really really hard with the kids, and the night time acts were fun, if of varying quality. We enjoyed an Abba tribute, TV quiz show night, a magic show and performing parrots. All the acts were family friendly. Yes the entertainment was finished by 11, and I believe that's when all inclusive finishes, with a pay bar after 11 (the drinks are cheap, with beers 2-3 euros and massive cocktails in the chill out zone for 6 euros). To be honest the resort is a small and quiet resort, and if you're looking for a party, Portinatx is probably not the right resort for you. The Resort: as I say, a small, quiet, family frindly resort. 2 main beaches, S'Arenal Grand and S'Arenal Petit are next to each other. Great for kids to splash around, build sandcastles etc. BRILLIANT for snorkelling; splash out on a disposable underwater camera (cheap in Argos) and it'll be well worth it. There are plentiful bars and restaurants, all walkable to. A cash point in the main square, 2 small Spar shops for pop, water, beach toys etc, and 3 or 4 souvenir shops. Crazy golf is fun, and we had a cocktail or 2 in the bar next to crazy golf for amazing sunset views. Yes there is a hill, and no it's not bad, but yes it gets a bit much if you do it 2-3 times a day. There is a much gentler route, good for mobility issues, push chairs etc, it just takes a bit longer (Portinatx is small so it's never far). The Bus into Ibiza Town is easy and cheap (E 2.95 each way) though get there in plenty of time as they're packed, and the 'Noddy Train' is a great way to see more of the island... we would deffo reccomend the cave trip. All in all, my partner and I had a really REALLY good time. We don't have kids, but clearly the hotel and resort represents a good, safe and easy-on-the-wallet option for a family holiday (for young families... older kids will be bored). Equally, it's not kiddie-tastic and so is great for couples to. It's a nice mix, and we met some great people. We loved it so much it has gone straight to the short list of potential destinations for my partners big birthday next year, so that tells you something!More

Duncan B, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Beautiful Location

Myself, Husband & two friends booked this Hotel as quite a late deal for 11nts Aug/Sep, after reading reviews on here we were not too sure what to expect. On arrival and checking in we were a little surprised at the charge for a safe ( 3.90e ) a day, and the fridge at 2.90e a day, at which my friends couldnt avoid, as one being a Diabetic & needed for medication. The rooms were adequate, if a little dated, but cleaned every day with clean towels etc. We were all on the top floor, at the back of the Hotel, and although missed out on the sea view,it was very quiet. We never had a problem with the air conditioning, ( as others have mentioned ) apart from being a little too cold during the night if left on, actually it was freezing lol. We stayed All Inclusive, which i have never done before, and probably wouldn`t again, but i really didn`t think the food was that bad, good choice at breakfast, traditional english, toast,selection of jams etc, continental, croissants, & fruit. Lunches were perhaps sometimes recycled from previous evening meal, but surely doen`t a lot of hotels do this? Evening meals were varied, including Fresh Prawns, Mussels, Fish, Paella, to Chicken Pie. Lovely salads, Desserts & Fresh Fruit, and i admit i am a bit of a fussy eater, but i always found something, if only Fries,Salad & Cold Meat. I couldnt really complain, and although the majority of guests were British, there were other nationalities staying, so it must be quite difficult to cater & keep everyone happy. One thing most people complained about, ( us included ) was meal time drinks, wine etc, being served in plastic cups, not nice, although i can understand around the pool area during the day, but not in the evening, & in Restaurant, although they did redeem themselves two days before we left, & glasses appeared in the restaurant. In general waiting & bar staff didnt always look too happy, but mostly polite. The pool was clean, lovely & warm, but some new sunbeds desperately needed at one end of the pool area, looked really grubby & not nice, i didnt want to lay on them, needless to say a rush in the mornings to get the good ones. In general Pool area kept clean, apart from rubbish being left from guests themselves, ( there are bins available). There is a Chill out area for adults only, with sunbeds & terrace /bar area, (although bar only open during evening.) with beautiful views, but its also next to the area where they hold activities, football etc, so not exactly peaceful chill out, with several footballs banging about. Evening entertainment was quite poor, for adults, a few not so professional acts,& bingo in four languages which took almost an hour for one game. The poor over worked entertainment team of two certainly had their work cut out throughout the day & evening. Wednesday is their day off so nothing at all that day not even for children. The swap box is a good idea, for unwanted items when leaving, for other peoples use. We picked up two parasols for beach use. Overall this Basic 3* Hotel as we were told by the Rep, is not as bad as some of the reviews on here imply, yes it is tired, and in need of a revamp, more lighting needed around pool/bar area in evening, (quite novel to play bingo by phone light, lol). Talking to others who had stayed before, it has apparently gone down since becoming All Inclusive, but the staff work hard to keep it clean. Personally i wouldnt stay here again, (although good value for the money we paid) as we are an older couple,and its more for families. and the facilities for little ones looked great. Bit of a steep hill or steps down to the beaches, but worth it as they are beautiful. I loved Portinax, quite a quiet area with few bars & Restaurants, but would definitely visit again.More

Trinaanderson, Dorchester, United Kingdom

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