These stylish junior suites with their contemporary décor, complementary soft furnishings and sea view sleep two. They come with a double bed, a Jacuzzi® in the bathroom and a balcony or terrace for that bit of outdoor space.
These stylish junior suites with their contemporary décor and complementary soft furnishings sleep two. They come with a double bed, a Jacuzzi® in the bathroom and a balcony or terrace for that bit of outdoor space.
We rarely revisit any holiday venue but after our first visit last July when we booked a sea view room the hotel, staff and food were so inviting we just had to return this year, but we up graded to a superior deluxe room (26) which was so comfortable with all its additional extras. I can only recommend this room and the hotel without reservation. Thank you all for a marvellous 2 weeks, just what was needed after organising our daughters wedding in July.More
I think experiences at this hotel are very individual, we can all agree that the views are lovely, Binibeca is pretty and the drinks menu is great, after that your experience can be completely different to others.
We paid for a sea view room, the air con unit leaked all over the floor, no door on the wardrobe so got your clothes wet if you didn't act quickly, when we were not paddling in the bedroom, we paddled in the loo as the shower spat all the water out of the top and side of the shower head, bouncing off the ceiling, running down the walls and over the screen on to the floor, the door did not close so water everywhere; our room door would not lock for the first few days, a huge security risk, we had to leave it open and report it several times a day, this was eventually sorted on the 4th day, the rest was never sorted!
Our room overlooked the top pool, it was like being in a gold fish bowl, so had to leave the curtains drawn all the time, so the sea view supplement was waste of money! Worst room ever had in any hotel.
There are 3 buses a day to Mahon, first one at 11.15, bus stop just past the Spar Shop on the residential road, also there is a stop for the land train to Punta Prima, every hour at half past the hour, with siesta in the afternoon for couple hours, cost 4 Euro single, 7 Euro return, few little shops in Punta Prima, but not much there, lovely bar though with excellent service and fantastic prices, we went when it rained for something to do, as back at the hotel there is absolutely nothing to do in bad weather. Probably best to hire a car as taxi gets expensive to get about.
Nice little beach 20/25 minutes walk, go straight past bus stop, keep walking up long residential road, past the Smugglers Inn, up to sign saying platja, you will see car park with food van, trees on right, there is a gap in the low wall by the trees, near the food van, which is the pathway down to beach, through wood trail/picnic area, nice clear shallow water, one beach bar with funny little flintstones seats 7 Euro for pint and half of San Miguel.
There is one shop in Binibeca to get a newspaper, go out back of hotel, head over to village, you can cut up the steps, through the alley, brings you out up the steps of the restaurant, the paper shop is immediately on your right, the papers arrive around 11.30 am. Binibeca is enchanting, very unusual, the views are stunning.
We always used the top pool as it was by our room, didn't like the look of the pool near the bar, the one by reception looked nice. The hotel has only one bar, which is unusual, you can get bistro style lunch at bar from 12.30-3pm, cooked to order, usual waiter service for drinks, bit frustrating and if you have been waiting ages and go to the bar yourself, they tell you to go and sit down and wait some more.
Because there is only one bar and they don't allow food round the pool, you obviously have to leave your sun bed to go to lunch, one day it was very quiet at the top pool, just 4 sun beds were taken the rest were empty, and 3 balkanise beds were empty, we went to lunch, we were gone a bit over the hour and when we returned to the pool, we found our stuff had been removed and thrown in to a public walkway, our personal belongings, my bag with camera, phone and purse, for anyone to walk off with! I asked the pool attendant why he had done this, he said "you get 1 hour for lunch, 1 hour 5 minutes is ok, but 1 hour 6 minutes is not ok! " absolutely ridiculous! I get an hour for lunch at work, I am supposed to be on holiday! I could understand it if we left our towels and went off the premises, or was gone for hours or they needed the sun beds, but we left all our stuff as we were AT the hotel eating our lunch and it was deserted at the pool, just plain ridiculous, we could not believe it, it spoiled our day completely!.
The breakfast was good, evening meal hit and miss, average food, we left it till 8.45 to go to the restaurant in the end as it was chaos and you cant get a table; there was a lot of flies in there, all over the food, I know they can't do anything about flies, but they could try to deter them if they wanted to, but they didn't!
You can get all inclusive drinks till 11.30, if they are still open! everyone disappears by 10.30 and it is deserted, we used to get our wine by the glass and paid for it after 11.30 (5 Euro for 2 small glasses, so no big deal) if we could get served! then if we could get served we had to sit in pitch black to drink it, as they turn all the lights out, never known anything like it on holiday, everyone goes to their rooms and the bar is deserted, I have been in livelier nursing homes, it is supposed to be a holiday hotel! The last 2 nights we found out you can get wine by the bottle, much easier as you no need to rely on the waiters, wish we knew that earlier, no need to have paid or struggled! Apparently, some people had wine left in their rooms every day, very nice, we didn't experience that.
It was a strange experience, it obviously suits many people here, most couples seemed to be blissfully happy, I am afraid it wasn't for me, I like a bit of peace and quiet sometimes, but this was extreme. The duo sounded fine and they had a good soul singer once, just not enough of it, over in a flash.
We got fed up of walking around the village every night after dinner, as nice as it was, it gets tedious and you can't walk out the front as there is no paths and the road is dark and doesn't seem to go anywhere, in the day you can walk to the little cove from the front of the hotel, turn left, few minutes walk and across the undergrowth along a little path takes you to a rocky cove, there is steps in to the sea and you can swim with the fish, very nice.
TV in the room was good it has BBC1 & 2 and news on 3 and also True Entertainment channels with films at around 140-143, maybe that's why everyone stayed in their rooms at night! They need to spread out the seating for the bar its all on top of each other and they desperately need more umbrellas for the tables to shade them for lunch. The pool was very cold, the sea is much warmer and lovely to swim in, there is free wi fi and a free safe which was good.
Anyway, it was ok, very unusual, but for for the money paid to stay here, a lot of work needs to be done, especially in our not fit for purpose room! I like Menorca, but would never go back to this hotel, I guess most peoples idea of paradise is obviously not mine.More
Wendy T, swindon
Perfection, stunning and tranquillity assured
Just returned today 28th September 2015 from a perfect week all inclusive at the Vanity Eden Binibeca. Couldn't fault anything it was perfect holiday and great value for money quality holiday. If you are a couple looking for awesome scenery, delicious food and peace and quiet this is the holiday for you. The website for this hotel describes the package perfectly so we knew roughly what to expect. What impressed us the most was the quality of the food and branded drinks included. The staff were friendly in particular the Thompson rep Michael and the barman Juan, Pepe and also the wonderful gifted musician Poppy. We will definitely be back next year.
A unique and charming retreat
Just returned from the fabulous Vanity Eden it's like no other Spanish hotel we've visited. It's wonderfully peaceful, scenic, and personal and your not subjected to constant pool games and pointless entertainment.
It offers excellent value for money, the lunch snack bar menu is fantastic as was the comprehensive branded drinks available on demand. Thank you Juan and Pepe for your speedy service and to all the lovely staff who work hard ensuring high standards in all departments.
This hotel is quirky, charming and delivers peace and relaxation in abundance. We never had problems with sun beds and really enjoyed the low key entertainment by the lovely Poppy. However if you want the normal package Spanish hotel with flags and whistles into the early hours you probably won't enjoy this little piece of heaven. More
Jackie H, Plymouth, United Kingdom
bit of a let down
We visited this hotel as we wanted a couples only hotel and wanted to visit Menorca again after loving the island after visiting 5 years ago.
The holiday got off to a bad start on the day we arrived to find that the air conditioning had stopped working in some of the rooms in the main block where Reception was, our room being one of them, they had a supplied quite a large fan in the room but it was about 30 degrees outside and all the fan done was blow the hot air around the room. After suffering unbearable hot stuffy room for two nights. I complained to Reception and we were told the part had gone to Mahon to be fixed and not sure what day it would be back from there. We asked to be moved to another room but we were told the hotel was full and as we had a sea view junior suite they would have to move us to another room the same, to make up for it we were given 3 days all inclusive as we were only half board anyway. We were more than happy with this.
The air conditioning was fixed on the following day so we had a lovely cool room for the remainder of our weeks stay.
The room was just ok our room had a balcony that looked straight out into the restaurant, so we had keep our curtains drawn a lot!! This was a downside of our room.
I thought the bathroom looked very tired and could do with a refurb, we had a Jacuzzi bath and it didn't look all that clean so I never used it but my partner did once or twice.
We found the food to be very good with a big choice of food every night at dinner the desserts were lovely!! The breakfast was spoiled by having to queue up for tea and coffee and most mornings the machine stopped working and a bit manic trying to find a table, we sat outside once but we were bothered with wasps.
I think the hotel needs more sunbeds there doesn't seem enough to go around and of course people were reserving them early even though there were notices about. The Balinese beds were very popular, we never managed to get one!
Also the entertainment could have been a lot better but there wasn't enough room to have bigger and better acts. It was finished everynight at 10.30pm and everyone seemed to disappear to their rooms then.
Binibeca is very quiet and not a lot to do just a few restaurants and a couple of supermarkets, we found the bigger Spar very good for bottles of wine and soft drinks.
The rep Mike was very nice and quite knowledgeable of the island, we didn't do any trips with Thomson as thought they were too expensive. A trip into Mahon is a must we visited on a Saturday when the market was on. The bus stop is near the Spar Supermarket and also the small train into Punta Prima is very good.
We didn't think this was a four star hotel, maybe a three star plus. We don't think we would visit this hotel again as we have stayed in better hotels.More