This adults-only hotel is just a short walk from Cala Galdana’s white-sand beach.
This adults-only hotel is in a prime spot close to a handful of bars and restaurants. And it’s just a minute’s stroll to Cala Galdana’s white-sand beach – you can reach it via a footbridge just opposite the hotel.
The hotel has a curvy pool with a terrace that overlooks the sea. And there are two restaurants serving Mediterranean classics.
Set on a raised terrace, the pool takes pride of place. There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols on the surrounding terrace. Bali beds are also available at a charge, these include a glass of sparkling wine while you relax.
Treat yourself to a beauty treatment or indulge and relax with a spa treatment. There are hydro-massage pools, thermal loungers and a toning pool. For something a bit different try the Turkish bath, or a shower with essential oils. You can also have a massage or mud treatment.
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This hotel was great, spent a week here in October with my best friend and even though the weather was very mixed we had a fabulous time. The hotel is located opposite a sandy cove which less than a two minute walk away and in the centre of the village. Rooms are a little on the small side but ours had as all balcony overlooking the beach and all amenities in the room were great. Air conditioning was a little weak so we asked for a room. Fan which was delivered immediately with no fuss, I could imagine this could be ,ore of an issue in summer when warmer, so worth booking one as soon as you arrive, there is no extra charge. The restaurants were good, we used the lower floor for breakfast which was plentiful, lots of choice and even cava if you want it all included in the HB allowance. Dinner we took in the higher restaurant as the atmosphere was better. Food was a hit repetitive in the evenings, pizzas and soups always really nice but a bit hit and miss when it can to the main, all food is served buffet style which was a bit of a shame if I am honest as it does detract from a relaxing meal. The lobby bar and nightly entertainment were excellent, and even though most guest are couples we still had a great time and enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff at this hotel are exceptional, they are helpful, polite and most important cheerful. Every interaction was a pleasure witn the only slight exception the staff in the poolside restaurant who never seemed to be in too much of a rush to serve or take orders, but when they eventually got to you they were fine. We didn't use the spa as or pool as the pool was freezing and the sea warmer, it could have done with heating and that way encouraged more guests to stay there in the day, sunbeds were plentiful but again this was because it was very cold, not sure how it would be in high season. The beach has the usual sunbeds and umbrellas for hire and a great little beach restaurant and bar where you can get a beer and take it back to the sunbed. This is an ideal place to spend a week relaxing, everything is walking distance and the people and tapas bars great. I will definitely return with my husband, and would thoroughly recommend the hotel.More
Gaynor M, Rhyl, United Kingdom
Perfect Week Away
We stayed in one of the Jacuzzi suites over looking the pool. The room was stunning and the staff were friendly and very approachable. There was a large storm the first night we were there and this did no hamper our stay. The resort is self is fairly quiet but with lots of outdoor activities such as walking and kayaking. The SPA at this resort was also first class.More
Owen W, Llanelli, United Kingdom
I am not going to repeat what everyone else has said because my 5 star rating should say it all. You would have to be extremely fussy & hard to please not to enjoy a holiday at this hotel.
However, there are a few practical things about getting about that I could add. My husband & I don't like going on the organised trips - apart from the fact that they are nearly always expensive, we prefer to do things under our own steam. However, the Thomson visit to Mahon may be an exception. We did this on our own, getting a bus from outside the Hotel Cala Galdana at 10.20am & returning from Mahon at 4.15pm. The cost was 5.40 EUR each way per person. There are no other convenient bus times - you either spend only 2 hours in Mahon, which really isn't enough, or 5. We went on the bat trip around the harbour (12 EUR each but the leaflet we picked up said that if you book online, you get a 20% discount which is well worth having). The Thomson trip, so we were told by another guest, left the hotel at 8am and got back just after 3pm. For 29EUR each, you got transport to & from Mahon, a boat trip & a visit to a gin distillery. So actually, the difference isn't that great & although it's a much earlier start, you get back earlier to relax before dinner.
The bus trip to Cuitadella is much cheaper & better (in our opinion!) than the trip although my Mum went on the Thomson trip in September and she enjoyed the commentary about all the history so it depends what you want. We got the 10am bus, had 3.5 pleasant hours wandering around the narrow streets, down by the harbour & even to the sea, going past lots of swanky villas on the way back, and got the bus back at 1.50pm. It cost 2.80 EUR per person each way.
I'm sure previous people have mentioned this but it's worth emphasising that if you go in the last week of the season (end of October), the restaurant Galdana in the hotels closes on the Monday & the resort literally closes down around you. It really didn't bother us but I'm sure it would bother some people. At this time of year, the resort is VERY quiet.
The weather was lovely most of the time and the walks along the coast either side of the bay are well worth doing - they were my favourite days although I enjoyed everything.More
Sarah G, Lancashire, United Kingdom
It's all about the bacon
Just came back from a second visit. The Artiem Addax is great and we were even more impressed this time than the previous visit, which was also good. They seem to understand that the food is always important and have the right balance of pre-prepared and cooked to order in the buffet which is often themed. Food range is impressive too and there is a choice of two restaurants, which are both good.
The staff are genuinely friendly. The cleaning service was great, the waiting staff knew their jobs and were efficient, the person in charge of the pool area was industrious and engaging.
We had an amazing sea view room, (double bed and not singles pushed together) and they knew we were returners so delivered a bottle of sparkling on the first night.
We went at the end of the season and the island had started to shutdown. In fact this resort is unusual in that most places are still open up to the end. We saw no drop off in quality at the hotel even though they were closing a few days after we left.
When we stayed last time I commented on the feedback form that the bacon was American style â I will take the credit for them introducing back bacon and cooking it to order (as will everyone else that did the same).
Attention to detail got us back the first time and we wouldnât hesitate to go again.
Great people, great place, great holiday.More
This hotel gets it right
The Audax is a wonderful find and we would certainly recommend it. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, the breakfast and dinner buffets are fantastic and the thermal spa is just amazing.
Like all hotels there were a few niggles, for example the air conditioning did not work and the guy who ran the activities hut outside was rude and unhelpful, but overall the hotel exceeded our expectations.
The resort is quite small but there are plenty of bars and restaurants and there are great coastal walks in both directions from the resort leading to lovely secluded bays.
We would love to return and this is the best measure of an hotel.More