With its sea views and cocktail bar, this adults-only hotel is a stylish Menorcan retreat.
This place has a high-up position on a rocky clifftop, overlooking the whitewashed village of Binibeca Vell. Walk for 5 minutes and you’ll reach the village’s bars, restaurants and golden beach.
Rooms are modern, with pine wood furnishings and a cream and blue colour scheme. From May 2016, this hotel will become part of the Thomson Sensimar collection
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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A curvy pool with whirlpool baths is just one of the options here. It comes with a sun terrace speckled with sunbeds and parasols. Towels are available too.
A la carte restaurant
One visit to the à la carte restaurant is included per week.
The buffet restaurant offers a selection of tasty international meals. You've got the option of dining al fresco on the terrace overlooking the sea, too.
Rooms► View all
deluxe double room with sea view
These deluxe double rooms with their contemporary décor, complementary soft furnishings and sea view sleep two. They come with a turndown service, bathrobes, slippers and a Jacuzzi® on the outside terrace.
These stylish double rooms with their contemporary décor and complementary soft furnishings sleep two. They come with a double bed and a balcony or terrace for that bit of outdoor space.
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I don't much like hotels but the Vanity Eden has changed my attitude
The other reviewers echo my own experiences but I'll add my thoughts. In my opinion, it didn't feel like a hotel, more like a village because of the layout. It isn't a towering building and although all the rooms were filled, it didn't seem crowded. From the moment we checked in we relaxed. Our receptionist Cristina, was efficient and made us feel welcome and valued as clients. The glass of bubbly was thoughtful. All the reception staff were happy to answer any questions any time. The guests were civilised and probably aged from 18 to 70 years young. People were polite and either nodded or spoke a few words or were chatty. I can't say that I thought people were poorly dressed...people made enough of an effort, after all, this is Menorca not The Ritz. I noticed that food allergies could be catered for if the staff were made aware. There were plenty of tables both inside and outside of the dining room and bar areas. The views from the dining room were fab and everywhere was bright and clean.There was a lift available to take guests to the dining area if they couldn't manage the stairs and I'm afraid there did seem to be quite a lot of stairs and some strange walkways too. Those wishing to wear high heels take note. The hotel provided a kettle but you might pack your own tea bags for proper tea and buy some Uht milk from the local supermarket, don't buy fresh milk because it goes off quickly if the shop is hot. Pool towels are provided and can be changed regularly by the lifeguards. There were some sun bed pirates despite the notices asking guests not to reserve beds, but it wasn't a major problem. I though it was useful that each room had a small rack outside to leave swimming things. The room was fresh, modern and comfortable. I think the upper floor rooms would have a little more privacy. Most people I spoke to were enjoying doing very little although activities were offered or could be arranged by speaking to the dynamic Mike whose mission was to ensure that guests enjoyed their stay. If anyone needed any assistance or had any question, Mike would be there for you. A credit to his company and a thoroughly nice person. I enjoyed my week very much, left Menorca feeling very relaxed and would like to visit again.More
Beaniejean, London, United Kingdom
Friendly quiet hotel with helpful staff and good amenities
The hotel is quiet and relaxing. We had a junior suite which had jumbo sized bed, extra room with sofa, jacuzzi and mini terrace onto pool area with table and two chairs. The room was spacious and comfortable with small kitchen area comprising mini-fridge, microwave oven and kettle. The corkscrew provided was a clue that they don't mind you bringing your own wine into the room. The hotel maintained two free litres of bottled water a day, and on our first day a bottle of Cava appeared in the fridge. Good touch. The views across the bay to the picturesque Binibeca fishing village are a delight and it is a short walk to other bars and restaurants nearby. Cars and bicycles can be hired. Three buses a day go to Mahon. A taxi to Mahon is â¬15 each way. The main restaurant is good, with stations cooking hot food - it's worth waiting for a fresh batch to appear. They also have a good range of fresh healthy and vegetarian options. In the bar area next to the central pool they serve burgers and other hot snacks, either as part of the all-inclusive or as paid extras. There is a small Italian restaurant too, Il Bacio. We were invited to swap one evening meal for a meal in Il Bacio. It was our last night and after being served wine in a chipped glass and soggy seafood pizzas consisting of 90% chopped frozen crabstick we left halfway through eating it. We were offered another choice of meal but didn't want to add insult to injury. We heard there have been many issues this season with the Italian restaurant, although the dining room, ambience and service is very good - it's just they can't cook. Avoid. Don't let the above niggle put you off having a great stay in a very relaxing clean and attractive hotel with friendly helpful staff and a Thomson rep, Mike, who bent over backwards to make sure everyone had what they needed and was arranging scuba diving and kayaking for some couples in addition to offering the usual guided coach excursions.More
Whoop J, London, United Kingdom
Quiet and Relaxing Hotel
Have just arrived back home today after spending 11 nights at the Vanity Eden. Couldn't fault the hotel for food quality, service and cleanliness so we would like to thank the hotel management and staff for making our stay a very enjoyable one. Mike, the Thompson Rep also needs a mention as he is probably one of the best we have come across during our stays at Couples hotels over the years. There was also free Internet access and safe deposit box which I have not come across before. The hotel does not allow reserving of sunbeds which was a welcoming surprise as there are 3 pools and no problem getting a sunbed. As for entertainment, the highlights for us was a soul night, diva night and flamenco although the shows were very short and did tend to end as things were livening up. There was a lot of good reviews about Poppy and Bradley, the local resident entertainers for the hotel (singer and keyboard) who are there to entertain a few times a week but am sorry to say that once was enough for us. All in all a very good, well run hotel and I would totally recommend it if you're looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday. Sharon & Ellis, BedfordMore
sharon c, Bedford, United Kingdom
Same high standard as last time.
This is the second time that we have visited the Vanity Eden, which, in itself, speaks volumes. Check in was easy - our room wasn't quite ready as we arrived before the check in time, but baggage was stored for us and we walked into the village. The hotel receptionist actually rang me while we were away to tell us that our room had been prepared, and we were in before lunchtime. Our room was large, recently decorated, very clean and in good order. The air conditioning was effective and there was a fridge, microwave, kettle and basic cutlery - including a cork screw. The bathroom had a whirlpool bath, separate shower, nice large sink, toilet and bidet. It was clean and well fitted. The housekeeping staff did a very good job of keeping the room up together, and also in keeping the fridge stocked with bottled water which is complementary. We had the all inclusive accommodation option so ate at the hotel a lot of the time. The temptation to stay entirely in the hotel for the duration of your stay exists, but all inclusive means that less money goes into the local economy, so we try and eat outside of the hotel - and there are some nice bars within a five minute walk. If you go there, just have a wander around - the people are friendly, some speak English well, most speak a bit of English (which I know is a concern for some tourists). There are two small supermarkets in the village, stocking pretty much all you will need. One point worth remembering if you visit the Vanity Eden is that it is relatively remote. Bus services into Mahon (or anywhere really), are poor. However, a taxi into Mahon is around â¬15 each way, so not out of the question, and the hotel reception will book for you. When you return, because hotels sometimes change their name, not every taxi driver knows the name Vanity Eden, the old name was "The Binibeca Club", and we found that this was worth bearing in mind. Taxi drivers also know the "old fishing village" directly next to the hotel, so that's a landmark you can ask for too. Anyway, back to the hotel. At the expense of repeating exactly what is in the brochure, it has three pools. We used the one nearest the bar most. They are all clean and well maintained and lifeguards are on duty during the day. Some people were using inflatables. Personally I thought this was inconsiderate as the pool isn't really big enough, and unless you're five, there's no real need, but that's just my opinion. They are not banned by the hotel, and perhaps other people's idea of consideration differ from mine. There are plenty of sun beds near to the pool, and placing towels to reserve them is discouraged, however, some people were still doing this, and then going away for an hour. Just because it is an over 18's hotel, doesn't mean that you have to act over 18 obviously. The bar area is well kept, and the staff, all of them, are absolutely excellent. Hand on heart, I cannot fault any of them. Drinks are - to say the least - generous. Above the bar area is the restaurant where all meals are served. It has a sun terrace, but we found it too hot to eat outside when we were there. It's interesting to note that the Spanish tend to eat later in the evening due to the heat, but this was not an option here. Last orders for food is 9.30pm. There is a dress code for evening meals. It's not that onerous, but some people still considered it acceptable to turn up in cargo shorts and sleeveless Tshirts. The dress code says along the lines of a minimum standard of Bermuda style shorts and shirts. It's not that difficult. If you can afford to stay here, how about spending an extra tenner at home to make a bit of an effort? It's not hard. The dress code was not enforced by the staff when we were there. The food itself is really good. Bearing in mind Menorca is an island, and that all produce is fresh and locally sourced, the variety may not be as great as on the mainland - but I had absolutely no issue with this at all. It is freshly prepared - some things like fish, pork chops and veal steaks are cooked to order in front of you. I'm not really a pudding person, preferring cheeses and biscuits etc, but the puddings looked amazing. Breakfast is good. A Spanish take on a fry up is available, and it's very good, omelettes are cooked fresh if you prefer, and typical continental breakfast items are there too. There are theme nights too, where, the focus may be on fish, cheese, tapas etc. Other food is available on theme nights too. Lunch is a light version of evening meals, with plenty of salad and fresh fish and ham on offer. There is a small Italian style restaurant as well. We ate there one night, and the quality of food was equal to the larger restaurant. Overall, I think the restaurant is very good indeed. Again, the chefs and waiting staff are friendly and will happily talk to you about the food if you want. Wine selection is also very good. There was an entertainment program whilst we were there. I found them really good, with a bit of variety and humour thrown in. I'm not a massive fan of audience participation in these temperatures and one act was walking about trying to get people to sing and dance. As we were on a holiday booked with Thomsons, we had the benefit of a rep - who, if I had a travel company, I would poach and employ. Absolutely first class, friendly, knowledgable, never seemed to stop, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The entertainment coordinator was excellent - friendly, bubbly and again a great sense of humour, the sangria "class" still makes me smile now. In conclusion, as I seem to have gone off track several times, The Vanity Eden is a thoroughly decent four star (in my opinion) standard hotel. The facilities are excellent, the staff are better, and as long as you remember that you're not in the hub of everything, and you are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to get a bit of sun in a child free environment, I honestly don't think you'll go far wrong. More
SG1bbons, West of England
We have just returned from a very relaxing and excellent 10 day holiday at the Vanity Eden, Binibeca. The food was very good especially the Al a Carte option which you are allowed to visit once as part of the package. All the staff were very friendly and helpful especially the Thomson rep Mike who provided an excellent service, offering to help in any way he could and always being available if needed. The rest of the Thomson staff also worked extremely hard to provide an extensive and varied program of activities and entertainment. The cleaning staff worked extremely hard to keep the public areas spotlessly clean. But unfortunately the bathroom in our premium junior suite was looking a little tired, paintwork was chipped and the small gaps between the sink and shower/bath area needed to be cleaned. The outside private terrace was also in need of a lick of paint and could be made much nicer with the addition of a few flowering plants to break up the blank wall which is the only reason I did not give the hotel full marks.More
peternanita, Barnsley, United Kingdom
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