The Globales Apartmentos Binimar is in the centre of Cala'n Forcat and just a ten-minute drive from Ciutadella, the old capital of Menorca.
This place is perfect for families, thanks to its splash park and variety of evening entertainment.
One-bedroom apartments include a living area with a sofa bed, plus a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. They all come with balconies or terraces, too.
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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.
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2 outdoor pools
Lined with a terrace, dotted with loungers and palms, these pools have children's pools attached. There's a snack bar in easy reach, too.
It's all fun and games over at this pool, with a tube slide, tipping bucket and sprinklers.
With a variety of dishes to choose from the buffet.
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1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
1 bedroom apartments sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children - or 3 adults - with a twin bedroom, plus a sofa-bed in the lounge. It also comes with a safety deposit box*, lounge area and a kitchenette featuring a fridge. Plus, it has a balcony for a bit of outside space.
Studio with Balcony or Terrace
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Mixed, but you can have a good time
GROUNDS AND APARTMENT: The grounds are beautifully clean, tidy, and well-kept. Staff hose down the paths each morning, and pick up any litter. Apartments are visited by a cleaner three times a week, though if you arrive on a Sunday and stay for one week, you'll only have two visits. It would be nice to have been given more loo roll, and a broom to sweep up sand etc between cleaning days, OR have the rooms cleaned daily. POOL: There are 3 pools, and we used one of them, which was so nice! Great temperature, big, deep at one end. There was a daily exercise class, which I didn't join, but it looked quite fun. Sunbeds are chained up at about 6:30pm - 8:30am daily, which is a shame. Pool opening times are similar, which is also a shame. There is a frantic scramble every morning to nab a sunbed, which is very embarrassing to watch! It's not like the sunbeds run out, only the ones with the moveable back support. FOOD AND DRINK: We were INSULTED that the hotel/Thomson/TUI felt that its guests had few enough standards to eat the awful mush that was served. It was repetitive, overcooked, processed, salty, often unidentifiable, cold/tepid at best. The sort of food that would only be satisfactory to people aren't adventurous, e.g. chips with everything. The puddings were childish, with lots of squirty cream and artificial colours/flavourings. Having said that, there was a huge range of fresh fruit, which was appreciated. Drink at the restaurants is limited: hot drinks are only available at breakfast, and red/white wine on tap are the only alcoholic drinks available at lunch/supper; no beer. You can get All Inclusive hot drinks and beer at the bar, but can't take it into the restaurant. Other bar drinks are OK, sangria was nice, but spirit/mixers far too strong for a small cup. ENTERTAINMENT/GUESTS: We're not interested in bingo or kids' entertainment, so avoided, but we did watch a couple of the singers. A total cheese-a-thon, but people made the most of it. On the last day, our transfer was 8pm, and the weather was appalling, so we stayed in the tented seating area. The entertainment guy put together a quiz which was really appreciated, to make the long wait a bit more interesting. We were impressed with his knowledge of multiple languages, and the effort he put in. The tented area was OK, but full of other people's cigarette smoke, which was overwhelming. To note, I didn't hear any guests speaking Spanish during my stay, and it was v embarrassing. Come on people, make an effort! No wonder we're fed slop, when we treat other cultures with little/no respect. LOCAL AREA: The nearest bars, shops and restaurants to the hotel were in Cala'n Blanes. It was quite unpleasant, with doner/burger/pizza restaurants, and all signs written in English. We chose to spend a few days away from the resort, by going to Ciutadella on the bus. It's a lovely place, with nice restaurants on the harbour side, and lots of big fish in the water! There's lots of history, and the Bar Imperi was a highlight, a really nice café. We also got the bus to Cala Turqueta. This was a beautiful beach, and SO much nicer than the beach behind the hotel. Please note, Cala'n Forcat/Piques are not proper beaches. There are steep, slippery steps to access it, and there's not much sand, it's mainly big smooth rocks. The sea was quite choppy compared to Turqueta, and as soon as I got in, I saw a jellyfish, so got out again straight away! THOMSON: We were unaware of the Balearic Tourism Tax until we arrived to check-in at the reception desk. We were more than happy to pay it (7 euros each per week) but would've liked to know about it in advance. OVERALL: The accommodation and grounds are of a completely different standard to the rest of the hotel. We wish we'd not gone all inclusive here, as it didn't seem good quality, and value for money, on reflection. If you're looking for authentic Menorcan fayre, you're out of luck. If you bought food from the supermarket, spent some time by the lovely pool, and went on some day trips, I think you might have a really lovely time, as we did. Happy holidays!More
Less than averge
If you want a quiet relaxing holiday , do not go here . There are 3 pools , one is obviously designed for kids which had a water feature of a large bucket which filled up then tipped over into the pool , a bell rang every time this happened which drive me crazy ! The whole place was full of babies and children crying and shouting . One pool should have been adults only so if you did want a quiet spot you could relax . The Sun beds were chained up until 10am - literally people were wearing for them by 9 , they then put their towels on them so if you got to the pool by 10.30 forget it - all gone , it was pathetic behaviour! The complex itself is very clean and pretty , the rooms were clean and spacious , the walls are very thin and we hardly had any sleep because people either side had screaming kids , even during the night and early morning - no chance of a sleep in !! The " Entertainment" was cringeworthy!... parading men with their shirts off prancing about on the stage and bingo is not entertainment- awful , Calan Forcat as a resort was awful - totally built for chavvy British , if you want Burgers , Chips , pizza , football bars and The Sun newspaper you will love it If you want a beautiful beach , decent restaurants and shops then I recommend Chaka Galdana Over all it was a cheap weeek in the sun - you do get what you pay for Back to Greece next year - perfectMore
Stayed at the binimar for a week very disappointed. Food choice not great and food never hot didn't matter what time you went to the restaurants. Plastic cups the drinks were served in were ridiculously small. No beer available with lunch or dinner which is very unusual for all inclusive. Not enough umbrellas around pool area and sunbeds reserved by towels very early. Apartment was ok but no dressing table in bedroom. Tv had no English channels to watch and as the weather was bad on two days pouring with rain not great being stuck in with nothing to watch. Entertainment not great two nights consisted of audience participation and that was it. Man that did bingo was extremely annoying took ages to call numbers and we couldn't understand what he was saying half the time! Have stayed previously in vista picas apartments self catering in 2011 which we enjoyed. However cala n forcat has gone downhill lots of restaurants closed down .Had to eat out 3 nights as couldn't find anything decent to eat. On the positive side when we made a couple of complaints about our room the maintenance man was sent straight away and problems were fixed. Won't be returning to Binimar apartments.More
Beautiful island - average hotel but you get what you pay for!
Our first trip to Menorca along with our 18 month old son as following a horrible flight home from Caribbean in February, we decided we wanted somewhere closer to home this time around. At the last minute, we decided to hire a car due to the advertised 1hr 40min transfer and it was worth every penny.......the island was absolutely beautiful and it made our holiday so much better than it would have been if we'd stayed at Binimar everyday. So, the hotel itself.... Positives: - Very clean - Decent tasting food, relatively fresh - Several pools - Good location - Friendly staff - Good shop on site Negatives: - Way too overcrowded, even out of peak season - Sunbeds on every conceivable space around the pools from about 8am with nobody on them, just towels - Poor drinks selection for an A.I and all served in silly tiny plastic cups - 'Entertainment' way too loud for a family resort. I specifically asked if our room was quiet (181) and was told it was - it wasn't and it ran on til past midnight every night - Food a bit repetitive in selection - Nowhere to get a hot drink past breakfast - Generally just a bit chavvy, full of people with England tattoos/strangely spelt kids names across their chests and everybody seemed to smoke wherever they where. - Pillows like lead! In summary, it felt like the hotel was probably once a lovely self catering resort which has been forced into becoming an all inclusive and isn't really set up for it. That said, it cost us less than £1,000 for the three of us for a week and we'd have paid that for a self catering so we just went out most days and had a wonderful holiday exploring Menorca so if you use it as a base for bed/breakfast it's not bad value for money. More
Mike E, 190764
Great family place
It was spotlessly clean. Good variety of food and good quality. Entertainment tried very hard and did a really good job. Very good childrens facilities, we were poolside by childrens pool, never seen such a great structure for children, it was fascinating to watch. It was just my daughter and myself that went to chill for a few days. It worked. My only criticism, our plane was delayed and we didn't arrive until approx. 11.20pm. Had to rush to one place for food which wasn't very good a little dried up, they didn't serve drinks so had to rush across complex to bar. Just in time to get drink before they closed at 11.45pm. It would help if things were in place for delayed arrivals. also meant we could not get water or milk for next morning., But great place, friendly staff, good food and very cleanMore
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