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 1 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.
Very good value for money. A perfect spot for a bit of relaxation.
We stayed self-catering for 12 nights from October 8th.
A simple, small complex with no frills. The 1-bedroom ground floor apartment (no. 209) was spacious and clean with a front balcony and rear sun terrace. It is a little tired, faded and frayed but perfectly acceptable. The bathroom/toilet was extremely snug. Bedroom was fine with a ceiling fan, twin beds and large wardrobe. There was a bit of mustiness which we cured by leaving the doors open for a day or two. The kitchenette had a 4-ring gas hob, microwave, kettle, fridge and plenty of cutlery/crockery and pans. Just the job for making snacks, simple meals and a pot of tea. (Yes, a teapot was in the cupboard.) We got an electric toaster from Luis in Reception.
A good location for getting the sun with loungers and a small pool. Nice and tranquil. On some days the only sound was the leaves falling off the trees.
The on-site Kane's Pub & Restaurant was not open much due to it being late season with very few half-board guests. No matter - it's fairly close to bars, restaurants, supermarkets and the bus stop. Great views out over the bay and a walk down the hill to the beautiful beach. A bit of a climb back up â so not a place for anyone with mobility issues unless you have transport.
It is a marvellous place for a late holiday. A good 2-star establishment. Very economical and verrrrry quiet.
This was our 4th visit to the resort, having previously stayed at the Castell Playa hotel and the Isla Paraiso apartotel. We love the resort, especially the excellent beach. Swimming in the Med in mid-October is a real treat. Thereâs a dozen or so restaurants, cafes and bars in the resort area (including Coves Noves). Most of them charge roughly the same prices for drinks and meals. Mostly reasonable but a bit expensive sometimes. There are four small supermarkets, a couple of gift shops, a part time tobacconist, a coach tours office and some car hire offices. In high season everywhere will be open but in October the resort is slowly shutting down with some places already closed for the winter.
However, there were enough places open for eating out, having a late drink and buying basic supplies. Thereâs also a cash machine and a doctorâs clinic.
This resort is very safe and fairly quiet with several apartment complexes, two big hotels and quite a bit of residential property. It's ideal for lazy holidays involving days on the beach, gentle walks down the trails and paths, strolls along the boardwalk and an occasional bus trip to Mahon or Fornells. Going farther afield requires a car, coach tours, multiple bus journeys or a good pair of hiking boots and a map.
There's not much night life and practically no noise after midnight.
Arenal d'en Castell is a lovely place and the Castell Sol Apartments more than met our needs.More
Site of apartments is good
First time on Menorca and found that these apartments were in a lovely position overlooking the bay at Arenal. The outside of the building looked good, however, the inside of the apartments badly needs upgrading. The apartment and furniture smelt musty, kitchen had no toaster and a poor selection of kitchen equipment - we had planned to have our dinner out so it was just as well. We had an apartment at the front but it didn't get any sun during the day at all - we couldn't hear any noise from the road or music when we were in bed so we were lucky ( previous reviews mentioned this) The weather during our stay was very, very hot so the bedroom ceiling fan was going non stop at night. Pillows could do with upgrading - long time since I have seen bolsters!! Never had any problems getting a sun bed during the day. Best place to get wi fi was in the pool area - non available in the apartment. Having said all this it wasn't an expensive week but think that Jet 2 should regrade this accommodation from a 3 star to only 2 star.More
tigerbrian, Dumfries, United Kingdom
Third time back....
Came back yesterday from Castellsol, we first went in 2007, then 2011. Well aware that we just wanted a total week de-stressing without it costing a fortune. It was very quiet, which we have always been lucky with, going out of peak season. Luis could not of been any more helpful than he was on reception, probably putting in more hours than he should of done !
A bit disappointed with the room we had, as on the other two occasions we had big self contained terraces, which this wasn't. Lovely pool which is very clean, the free wifi worked without any problems, we did have to ask for clean towels and did not get a change of sheets. The outside has recently been painted, but the interior is now a bit dated and in need of renovation.The kitchenette had a kettle, microwave, toaster and four ring hob, three supermarkets within walking distance, so easy to make an inexpensive meal. Several restaurants also within walking distance, Copas Restaurant and Good Bridge Cafe, which was not a 'cafe' more a restaurant with lovely views.
Possibly our last time there as not much else we could see or doMore
Janet S, Milton Keynes
We chose a self catering option so we could cook normal day to day food and not be restricted to hotel eating hours. We were disappointed that there was no grill, oven or toaster in the apartment. All we had was a microwave and hob which meant we couldn't even cook a pizza or have a piece of toast. Luckily there was only two of us but I wouldn't of been happy turning up with several children and not being able to cook them something. Eating out is nice but in the end it gets expensive. Apart from this the area is nice and the complex although basic was clean and we had no complaints. The beach was lovely and the surrounding bars were very nice.More
Relaxing place to stay
We stayed here as a couple in august for one week and generally I would say that the castell sol is a nice relaxing place to stay in. The setting and layout of the complex means that every room looks out over the pool and courtyard type area, and some rooms have a sea view of the lovely coastline as well. The rooms are basic and have everything you need. If we had one criticism it would be that our bathroom could do with some updating, but it is only a three star complex. Regards the pool, I thought it was a fair size that probably is more geared towards just cooling off or more towards small children, speaking of which I would say that it is great place for parents to let their small children play safely whilst being able to keep an eye on them. Also there is none of that silly business of having to put towels out early as there is more than enough space for everyone. The complex looks like it is high up on a hill but it isn't really and it only takes five minutes to walk to the beach, restaurants and local shops of which there are enough to buy a few items of food if you wish.
Luis the owner, as mentioned in other reviews, is there for every need along with his staff who all work very hard and long days. A special mention to the staff in the restaurant on site who are excellent.
The area overall is one of the best resorts I've been to with around ten restaurants and a few bars that serve good food. There is one bar that does make a bit of noise late into the night but it didn't bother us.
The beach is fantastic and overall I would say that it is a great couples/family environment with no facilities for the clubbing scene, luckily. The beach is over looked by restaurants as it curves round so that the water is mostly calm and there are lots of sunbeds or space in general.
I would certainly recommend this castell sol and the surrounding area for a good holiday.More
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