These homely, brightly-decorated apartments make a great base, with Arenal d'en Castell's shops, restaurants, and sandy beach a 10-minute walk away. A pool and restaurant feature back at the hotel, alongside a host of pretty bay views.
The Castell Sol Apartments are set up on a hillside, with lovely views of Arenal d’en Castell’s horseshoe-shaped bay. The shops, bars and restaurants in the town centre are around 10 minutes’ walk away, as is the white-sand beach.
The apartments themselves have one bedroom, as well as a lounge area and a kitchenette for preparing light meals and snacks. They’re simply furnished – think white walls and pine furniture – and each come with a pair of balconies or terraces.
Outside, there’s a good-sized pool with a separate section for children. A tiled sun terrace is laid out with loungers, and there’s a pool bar for drinks. There’s a small restaurant, too, which serves a menu of British and international dishes.
One-bedroom apartments have space for four, with a twin bedroom and a sofa-bed in the lounge. When it comes to décor, they're brightly decorated and simply furnished. There's a good-size living area, and outside space comes courtesy of a balcony.
First impressions on entering our apt weren't great! We were very disappointed . It smelt fusty and we were not some of the lucky ones on the front which faced the bay and then also overlooked the pool with two balconies
We were at the back next to the derelict building with outdoor space at the front which wasn't private at all. It was were everyone walked past after leaving the pool. At the back it was like a courtyard with no view looking at overgrown wasteland well above eye level. It didn't help that we arrived to really bad weather. The place is better when the sun is shining. We didn't ask to be moved for fear of getting a room that could be worse as some people had problems with ants/ flooding.
The apt's are very tired and in need of some attention. The mattress on the sofa bed was about an inch thick and after the first night which was like sleeping on the floor we did ask for a better mattress and this was changed no problem! The place is run on a shoe string . The guy on reception Luis was helpful if you needed anything.
There were no pool side snacks during the day so we had to venture out for lunch. This probably wasn't a bad thing as after we ate in the restaurant on the first night we arrived the food was terrible!
The location of the place is perfect and it's a lovely resort with some nice places to eat. The beach is literally 5 mins away and is a gorgeous bay and loverly.
We did have a loverly holiday but we wouldn't return to these apts. More
busylizzietracey, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Fantastic Family Apartment!
Reading some reviews I didn't know what to expect! But I needn't have worried! We had a two bedroom apartment for 4 of us and loved it! We had a balcony at the front with a fantastic sea view and the main door at the back had a view of the pool - six steps down and we were by the pool!! We left the patio and main door open and this created a beautiful, fresh "breeze" through the apartment.
I thought the apartment was very spacious with good storage in the bedrooms. Bedrooms were cool and the ceiling fans did help when needed.
The apartment was clean and I thought the kitchen was very well equipped, due to the age of our children, we did self-cater and didn't struggle at all. We had a kettle, toaster and plenty of clean, different sized saucepans! The staff were very helpful and friendly.
The local area has plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance.
Our children loved going to the beach in the evening and splashing around in the waves - really lovely beach.
The noise at night honestly didn't bother us, our children had no problem sleeping - therefore I didn't! Free wifi was a bonus so who cares if it was a little slow!!
Overall I thought the Castellsol was a lovely, low key, relaxing family complex. Fantastic value for money and I would definitely return.More
Gjelly, West Midlands
First impressions are deceptive!
The apartments look lovely from the outside and are in a lovely setting, close to a beautiful sandy beach and some lovely eating places. Through the day it is a peaceful and tranquil place with plenty of space round the pool but unfortunately things change at night! The adult only hotel on the nearby hill has entertainment every night which echoes around these apartments to the point where it is unpleasant and hard to sit outside and enjoy a quiet drink or chat.
We knew the apartments would be basic but to be honest ours bordered on tatty - the bath surface was peeling off in parts, the ceiling fan was rusty and ineffectual and the fridge was rusty and had no door on the freezer part. The worst thing was definitely the ants - they were everywhere, I'm just glad we didn't eat in at night cos if there was a crumb anywhere the appeared in the hundreds. Hotel staff came round the apartments once and sprayed outside but this did nothing to solve the problem as they were in the frame of the building coming out of holes round doors, gaps round bath, gaps round light switches and even out of the gas rings on the hob.
Other points of issue though less so - beds not the most comfortable, no mattress covers and bottom sheets so thin and small they wouldn't tuck in, place seems to be run on shoestring staff so poolside bar often shut through day just when you could do with a cold drink or the kids want a lolly, the advertised life guard was invisible and there was only one cleaner so you could be in for a bit of a wait for your room - we arrived at 1.00pm but didn't get into our room til after 5.00pm
Alan R, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel in an amazing location
I have just got back from a week away at these apartments and had some trepidation after reading some of the reviews beforehand. However, generally I was very pleased with the apartments. Yes, the rooms are a little dated and the self catering facilities are not the best I have seen but that did not detract from what was a lovely holiday in a lovely area.
The apartments are comfortable and clean, each with two balconies. As we had a top floor apartment, our second outside seating area was on the roof with a gorgeous view of the stars. Towels were changed mid week and nothing was a bother for the people running the hotel.
The kitchen area consists of four hobs, a fridge and a microwave. Though limited, this was absolutely fine with us as we were self catering, we only intended on eating breakfast or lunch onsite, instead deciding to go further out each evening to sample some of the many varied and very reasonably priced restaurants that were in the area.
The pool was lovely and generally we were able to grab a sunbed when we wanted one.
Castell Sol is in an amazing location, both the sea and the beach (a 5-10 min walk) are stunning and very clean. Regular buses run from the nearby supermarket to Mahon, approx 25 mins journey.
In the evening, we would return to our room and sit out on the balcony and yes, you can hear music but I think this was mostly from a nearby hotel's evening entertainment rather than local pubs or clubs. I never found the level of volume overpowering and my children never had a problem sleeping. The music tended to die down by 12 and we couldn't hear anything in the rooms themselves.
Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday where we met many lovely people and I think we would return when considering the price compared to other hotels and the location.More
Lovely beach and surrounding areas would recommend the area
Very nice setting some of the apartments are very old and need updating but the biggest disappointment was the lack of cleanliness, in the whole two weeks we stayed we did not get our apartment cleaned we did have clean sheets after a week and the towels were changed 2 times per week but the total lack of cleaning especially in the bathroom we thought was unacceptable.More