Enjoy a varied selection of international dishes at breakfast and dinner with show cooking and various themed evenings during the week. Just so you know, gentlemen will need to wear full-length trousers to dinner.
Although a delightful island Menorca shuts down for 5 months from the end of October. Whilst the weather was fantastic and it felt we had the place to ourselves it did mean many services not being available.
The Valentin Star hotel is nice enough but the location is not as good as it seems. It is a short walk to the beach and close to the small harbour, but definitely no sea views.
We upgraded to a suite but whilst this gave a larger room the terrace was just big enough for two with a tiny strip of garden(?) before the view of an artificial hedge. This just screened us from the road and bars opposite. Fortunately they, and the rodeo bull, where closed for the season otherwise we could have had a noise problem. In season they close at 3 am!!
The breakfast and evening buffets were the best we have ever had on this type of package. All freshly cooked and with a wide choice. Gluten free rolls were baked specially for us. Staff were delightful and very attentive.
Unfortunately the standard did start to drop towards end of season closure and this was disappointing. Staff no doubt did their best but there did seem less of them as closing day got nearer.
Hired a car to visit the rest of the island and can recommend Minurka in Cala n Bosch. Hose really looked after us.
Small beach at Cala n Bosch with nice walks along the cliffs and coves. The beach attendants do seem to charge for loungers depending on their mood so negotiate.
Will certainly visit Menorca again but Sant Tomas seems more suited to what we like.
North side is rugged whilst south is sandy beaches and coves. Es Castell near Mahon has great views and restaurants.More
Terry M, Northampton, United Kingdom
Many of the reviews are right, the food can be warm rather than hot,the drinks are inflated hotel prices the tables at meal times are close together. The room that you are allocated may not suit you and might cost you to upgrade.
But not everyone wants to overlook the pool. My room overlooked the road and although the view was not good, it got the sun from morning to night and it was very quiet. Not overlooked by anyone, and not being a pool or beach type it suited me well. In my opinion, the best room would be on the first floor overlooking the outside eating area and the Marina. The downside might be that the outside entertainment might be intrusive.
There are bars nearby where drinks were cheaper, but there was entertainment within the hotel that you could watch for free. There was a variety of that entertainment to, we specially enjoyed The Drifters and the Lennon and McCartney tributes.
The hotel is well placed in the centre of Cala n bosh and as it was towards the end of the season there was no problem with sun beds.
But all in all, it is a lovely hotel, it is clean and spacious. All the staff from cleaners, reception and dining area were excellent and the variety of food should suit just about everybody.
The Thomas Cook/ Thompsons reps were very good too. I would definitely recommend it.More
Jim H, Halifax, United Kingdom
chill in menorca
Myself and my mother stayed here at the valentin star for one week from the 18th to 25th of october as we leave the hotel closes down for the winter until may.we have had a lovely week a great chill! We chose this hotel for our first visit to menorca as it had very good reviews,we cant find any faults with it neither could fellow guests.The weather has been great very warm every day we reccomend coming away to menorca at this time of year! Although the hotel has been fairly quiet and the resort almost dead this wouldnt put us off coming again late in the season.When you first arrive at the hotel on a sidestreet close to the marina the entrance is small and not very grand looking but a warm welcome awaits from the friendly staff complete with scented damp face towels and a chilled bottle of water.The staff cannot do enough for you they are friendly and
genuine.The rooms are spacious and have everything you need the beds are firm but comfy theres good air con and a ceiling fan.The bathroom with bath and shower inside it,theres a loo,bidet,and sink plus piped in classical music which is a nice touch and you can select different music,the volume and on/off.The balcony all rooms have one,is quite big with table and chairs.The hotel only has ground and first floor so no high balconies to worry about,we paid a small amount extra
to book a pool view room and it makes a big difference! The marina view being the second choice 5he last choice is the street view.It will depend on who you book your holiday as to how much extra you pay for a pool view,one of the guests booked with jet2 holidays and were quoted an extra
Â£12.00,s per night for pool view but i booked our jet 2 flight separately and the hotel on lowcostholidays we paid Â£200.00 each for a weeks half board with pool view which i think is good value! We didnt fancy an all inclusive hotel this time as they often get too roudy! The food at the valentin has been fantastic! I can be a bit fussy but not once did i have chips! Theres lots of choice and something for everyone,the meat was especially good there is a buffet and also a chef cooking steaks etc the desserts are great too,we just bought a small bottle of water to have with our meal each night.the breakfasts are very good too the bacon typical spanish variety not that good and theres a different sausage each day.If you need lunch theres the snacks at the outside bar we didnt use it and theres a few bars right outside the hotel entrance.The entertainment was average the singers were good,but there was a fair bit of boring football being showed too.The nearby marina is nice and theres numerous bars and eating places.we didnt visit the local beach we hired a car through Menturka who have an office just round near the supermarket jose there will look after you and prices are cheap,the roads on the island are brill no potholes they put uk roads to shame! Driving here is a joy! Only problems are people on zebra crossings they dont wait they just step out and also there arent many petrol stations!the average price per litre about â¬1.36 but here in the marina near hotel its â¬1.62!!! When its open!!! Our two favourite places we visited are Ciutadella which has history and lovely shops.Also sant tomas on the southcoast is a quiet but very nice beach resort,other good beaches we went to are cala galdana and cala en porter and the best viewing point is at the top of del toro.very few negatives for the valentin hotel the drinks are a little pricey but only compared to local bars as its similar to uk drinks prices â¬4.40 for a pint of beerso thats about Â£3.50,the swimming pool is a good size and very shallow at one end.All in all a great hotel!we will return! OUR ROOM was 308 upper floor pool view.The hotel would benefit by offering guests pay per use or free computers,the free wifi is good throughout.Roger Clarke Harrogate North yorks.24/10/14More
big_rog1, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Sour Puss Maitre D
Stayed 2 weeks in October on HB. Food never more than luke warm so ate out most of the time. One day we travelled and had a late lunch so decided to have dinner in the hotel. The personal card says dinner served until 9.30 pm. Went to the restaurant at 9.15 to meet an angry restaurant manager who told us the restaurant closes in 15 minutes, that's ONE FIVE! I said that's OK we know what we want and it's a buffet anyway. Got some food and sat down, there he is again "The restaurant closes in 6 minutes" he stood over us, we left. He spends his whole time uphimself in his suit and tie and never smiles. All the rest of the staff are fabulous and friendly. Get rid off this idiot, he has no clue about service industries. Good location and very clean hotel.More
Just returned after a relaxing holiday.Food excellent staff very friendly . Over looking a Marina with a bar ,owned by the hotel but outside the main hotel.The safety deposit box at three euro a day a bit over the top.The other problem is you can not take drinks from one bar to another .If you like a drink before your dinner you are not allowed to take it to the restaurant.The bar is only twenty feet from the restaurant .If other people are waiting for a seat in the Marina area I find it embarrassing to sit drinking only wine.I asked the hotel why and they replied its due to the glasses.All glasses are plastic so where was the problem. Apart from this an enjoyable holiday.More
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