The Vanity Eden Binibeca was our base for a week of exploring Minorca. The requests we made prior to booking (foam pillows and a quiet room) were all sorted when we arrived, and throughout our stay, the staff were all very helpful and friendly.
We opted for a junior suite and this was clean, spacious and comfortable, if in need of a bit of updating as others have mentioned, though we didn't mind this at all as it was more than made up for by the HUUUGE BED! I am a notorious bed ninja, and my OH has endured many restless nights as I've fidgeted non stop for 8 hours, however this was not a problem. Fidget all I like, he had plenty of space to avoid my midnight sucker-punches and bedclothes-origami.
Knowing we would be out and about for most of the time, we opted to go bed and breakfast rather than half board or all inclusive, and the breakfast buffet certainly set us up for a day out walking, snorkelling and seeing the sights. We did eat at the Italian restaurant one evening, and whilst the food was nice, the choice was a little limited as it was late in the season, and we found that the service was a bit slow - again probably as it was the end of the season and maybe they had fewer staff in.
When we did opt for a lazy day in the local area, the pools were brilliant - the day beds by the pool side are very comfortable and perfect for reading a book and watching the world go by.
I've already recommended this place to a couple of colleagues at work, and would stay here again.More
Heather M, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
we have just returned from a week at this hotel arrived on the 13th october 2014 what a lovely place we have visited menorca 3 times now staying at different areas,the staff were all lovely the room we were given room 16 had a sea view and it was fantastic.the room very spacious with a fantastic walk in power shower huge bed bigger than kingsize,food plenty of choice only thing some of it could have been hotter but nit picking really everything we had we enjoyed. lovely pool areas cannot fault anything really.very enjoyable stay would recommend this hotel to any friends family there really was nothing not to like.it is not your normal set up as in balconys etc it is very quirky but in an amazing way having read some of reviews a couple of days before we were due to fly out i was concerned but we needn't have been i do sometimes wonder what some people find to complain about it certainly didn't seem we stayed at same place as them go see for yourselves we loved everything about it and we had only booked a standard room so were very pleasantly surprised at what we had.More
We stayed as a couple, half board, at the Vanity Eden from 8th to 15th October 2014. The hotel has a main building then motel type rooms to either side.
First the pros - the room was good, very well cleaned daily, towels refreshed daily, free use of fridge with complimentary water daily, free tea and coffee, very comfortable large bed, great shower and finally outstanding sea views. Three reasonably sized pools with plenty of sunbeds.
Lunchtime food ( purchased) was good and at a reasonable price. Free coffee or tea after the evening meal. Italian restaurant very good in both food quality and service.
A footpath used by local residents ran through the hotel grounds and this was used as a dog toilet on occassions
The hotel is in a particularly peaceful setting with good beaches in close proximity. If you do not wish to spend your holiday doing nothing then a hire car is essential.
No one under 18 years were allowed to stay in the hotel and this rule was fixed.
Now the cons - on arrival we were shown to our motel type room on level one and some way from reception. We had to drag our luggage and then lift 2 cases up a narrow staircase to the room. No help whatsoever from any staff. Fortunately our neighbour gave us a hand up the stairs but this did was a little late as I had already strained my back. The walkways from rooms to the main building are a little uneven and dangerous especially after it rained.
Walking to the main building in the evening was not expected and if it was raining you had to get wet. No umbrellas were visible or offered.,
The " hot" food in the restaurant was never hot ( not really even warm) so we spent our week mainly eating salads in the evening and for breakfast toast and croissants. Cold food ( desserts ) were very good nevertheless.
There was no initial welcome from the restaurant staff, the first evening we were looking for some advice as to were to sit , if and how to order food etc but no greeting or even eye contact was given. Service after this was acceptable but food preparation staff did not even pass the time of day but chose to ignore everyone. It was a treat to visit the Italian restaurant ( you are allowed one visit) were we actually eat HOT food and received excellent service.
The hotel was due to close the following week and we would suggest that most staff to include the manager ( conspicuous by his absence) were already in the close down mood.
We would suggest that all staff undergo a retraining exercise before the hotel re opens next year.
If you are immobile in any way or are subject to back pain avoid any motel room that is not on the ground floor. Rooms 8 to 12 are the best motel rooms.
This is a hotel that has great potential but at the moment it is a case of what could have been.More
Very good hotel and value for money .what more could you ask for !
Really loved the setting and the couples only format .staff were friendly and helpful .breakfast buffet excellent, I imagine dinner would be good ,however with such wonderful resturants within easy driving distance we ate out every night ! I would definitely go back .More
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