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 2 restaurants serving Mediterranean classics.
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.
At the best beach location in Menorca you'll find the best hotel in Menorca! Nothing is too much trouble for the Audax guest. From the welcoming reception staff - especially when you've visited before - through the restaurant staff to the housekeeping personnel, friendliness is paramount.
The philosophy of the management is just right; competitive pricing, attention to detail and a constant upgrading of facilities. The hotel manager, Sr. Mayans is on hand to deal with clients and their queries.
Considering the prices paid for packages through tour operators, the value-for-money at The Audax is outstanding. Good rooms, good food and good staff.More
VCpipeman, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
excellent location; brilliant service
First class hotel.
Even though we were there during the last week of the season, the hotel staff were excellent, the food quality & choice better than we expected & the location of the hotel next to the beach was superb.
complimentary use of in-room safe & tea & coffee facilities was also an added bonus.
would definitely recommend for a quiet break.More
Didnt know there was somewhere so good!!!
Short and simple, from the moment we boarded the Thompson flight from Manchester, everything went great.
The Hotel is the best in Cala Galdana without a doubt, for both its location in the gorgeous horse shoe bay, and for the quality of staff and guests.
We were in room 434 overlooking the footbridge to the beach, we welcomed the rising sun in the morning and watched it go down in the evening, bliss.
The room is one of the best in the hotel with views to die for, and facilities to match.
This was our first visit to Menorca and so our first visit to the Audax, we had a welcome surprise of a bottle of bubbly and some lovely fresh fruit in the room on the first evening.
we went in the last week of October and were blessed with warm sun everyday.
Although Galdana was closing down as the week went by, it did not spoil our holiday and the peacefulness increased.
I would definitely go there again and would recommend this hotel to anyone, first class.More
Martin H, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
We visited Cala Galdana whilst staying at a friend's villa on the island in May, as we had been 20-odd years ago and liked the resort. Whilst there we nosed around the 3 large hotels and decided we liked the Audax best. On the basis of this we had a week there in October.
The food is very good; a mix of standard fare and Menorcan options. Other reviewers have expressed preference of one over the other but we mixed our visits and found them much the same. One finishes breakfast at 10am and the other 10.30, so if you have a slow start or wake up not hungry that helps!
The room cleaners (Juani in our case) are excellent. They keep the room immaculate and there is no hassle to be out of your room at any given time of the day.
The bar staff are cheerful, helpful and chatty.
The pool area is good, albeit on the wrong side of the hotel - had the architect put the pool on the sea-facing side with full views across the bay, it would have been magnificent! The pools are significantly colder than the sea, so walk over the footbridge with a snorkel for a much more enjoyable swim. I walked over barefoot as there is a handy foot shower at the hotel entrance so you don't trail sand in.
My wife had a couple of massages and said they were great. I, however, feel that the Spa & Wellness Centre is basically a separate entity from the hotel, in that guests do not have access to it unless they pay rather a lot of money. 'Audax Spa & Wellness Hotel' gives the impression that there are jacuzzis, a sauna etc, freely available to guests. Just be aware that this is not the case.
My wife joined in both the Yoga and Pilates classes on day one, as she does both at home, but never went back. The 'instructor' had very little knowledge of either subject and was actually giving out dangerous and potentially injurious instruction. Another lady who does these activities back home said the same thing, so it wasn't just the missus being fussy!
James, the resident entertainer, was the biggest disappointment for me. As a guitarist myself I was looking forward to hearing him, and for the first half hour I really enjoyed his downbeat, whimsical take on classic songs. He is a superb player, far better than me. However, it began to dawn on me that he had hit on a formula which he applied to every song he played. 3 or 4 chords, played high up the fretboard with some open strings, and a percussive strumming style.
Thus he was able to make his own songs run seamlessly into 'Jolene', 'Simply the best', 'Streets of London', 'Blowin in the wind', etc etc etc, without changing anything except the lyrics. I'm afraid once you realise that's never going to change it becomes irritating. I didn't say a word about this until my wife leant across and said ''Is it just me or has every song sounded exactly the same?''
At least we could walk along to the Cala Galdana Hotel and watch the different acts they had on every night, or just sit in a quiet bar to escape.
The theme of music which all sounds the same was continued in the Blue Cafe throughout the day, where Sade was played on a loop! Luckily we only noticed in passing.
One of the hotel guests ('Magic Pat', whose review appears below) is a pro magician and showed us some very impressive tricks. This, along with a quiz night, was the best entertainment of the week - which is a shame, really.
We are walkers and this is a great location for that. The Cami de Cavalls (coastal path) goes from outside the hotel to secluded beaches Cala Macarella, Cala Macareletta and Cala Terqeta. All are beautiful and well worth the shank on clear paths. Take water and a snack (tip: the small supermarket near the hotel entrance does ideal 1L sports-style bottles of a nice water for a euro). You may encounter some nudity. Around the bay in the other direction you can walk easily to Cala Mitjana then Cala Trebaluger. The longest of the above is to Terqeta, which for us at a strolling pace took 4 hours there and back, including half an hour enjoying the beach. You pass through the aforementioned other Calas to get to it, so it's a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Cala Mitjana was the shortest - we were there in 25 mins.
The onset of autumn was indicated not by the weather, which was fabulous, but the prevalence of fungi in the woodland - particularly the Death Cap, which we saw a lot of, right beside the footpaths. Perhaps there should have been warnings in the hotel about this. I saw one which had been pulled up and dropped on the path. Comparatively uncommon in Britain, they contain a deadly neurotoxin and must be avoided.
We had a lovely, relaxing week in this excellent hotel in a great location and would definitely return. The negatives I have mentioned should not put anyone off as they are minor observations, with which not all guests will agree anyway. Such is the nature of independent review! We had a 3rd floor sea view room and felt that the ideal would be to be on the same face but on the top (7th) floor. Enhanced view and further from road/bar noise.More