Pools don’t get much prettier than the one at this place. And you’re right on one of Menorca’s longest beaches.
This stylish hotel is tucked behind one of Menorca’s longest beaches. It’s got direct access to the sands, along with sweeping Mediterranean views. And the bars and shops are a minute’s walk away.
This place is blessed with a large pool straight out of a David Hockney painting. Surrounding it are well-tended gardens dotted with palm trees. And for meals, there’s a buffet restaurant with a terrace.
Stayed at this hotel for the second time this year and enjoyed full frontal sea views on both occasions. Magnificent setting with close proximity to sea and walks along the promenade.
it is a pity the hotels restaurant does not offer a better choice of food and atmosphere. It is like a works canteen with out of date decor
We would like to return but please improve the eating experience to make this an excellent holiday on the Menorcan south coastMore
Just returned from this hotel. It was our first visit to Menorca and we could not have had a better experience.The hotel is in a very good position within a few strides of the sandy beach and the water was beautifully clear and entry was very gently sloping. Everyone goes from poolside to beach in swimming gear;it's that easy.The hotel has about 80 rooms which is perfect. The swimming pool is surrounded by lawns and Palm trees and there are plenty of well spaced out sun beds.The bar staff service this area so drinks aren't a problem.
Breakfast and dinner are both buffet but of a high standard. In the evening a chef grills fish and meat as well. The wines and drinks are not expensive compared with other hotels I have stayed at in Greece.
Best part of all were the friendly,attentive staff which I believe makes a good hotel a great one!
The clientele were mainly 50plus but there were a couple of families with young babies.I would not take young children here as the atmosphere is quiet. They have a sister hotel which is very much geared to this age group and looked great.
We will definitely be booking again next year.More
Lola363, London, United Kingdom
Relax and Enjoy
This is a lovely relaxing hotel with helpful, friendly staff and a superb position just a short walk across the promenade and down onto the beach.
We were delighted to be given an upgrade to one of the luxurious Garden Rooms - 7. The room was very spacious with a comfortable larger than king size bed, small table and chairs and a verandah with loungers leading straight out to the garden and pool. The bathroom was also larger than usual with good quality furnishings and wet room style shower with a raindrop choice.
AC was efficient and controllable in the room and free WIFI available even in the garden.
Tea making facilities were restricted to 4 tea bags, 4 evaporated milks and 3 biscuits. There should be a choice between tea and coffee and semi-skimmed milk better for tea. If you felt the need these could be purchased in the supermarket next door but I have never been in a hotel that did not replenish daily.
The staff were all very polite, helpful and greeted you with a smile whenever you passed from the cleaners to the waiters and waitresses and reception staff. Special mentions for Juan Ramon, Will, Dani, Nineta, Jose Antonio - egg chef and Amparo on Reception.
The food was very good, not brilliant but always something to eat. Usual breakfast choices and coffee was refilled frequently and it was hot! I was put off the grill at the start because my swordfish was raw in the middle which I don't like but my husband liked the grill choices. The other food choices were good but spoiled for me as the tables for two were very close together and I prefer a little privacy to concentrate on the food. We enjoyed the wine choices and worked our way down the wine list. Cocktails were nice and a daily special was half price. Service around the pool was excellent.
The Malibu Bar belonging to the hotel but beside the promenade was lovely to lunch in if a bit pricey. It seemed popular with families not staying in the hotel which is always a good sign. The entertainment was held there 3 times a week. Huracan and the jazz group were excellent but some groups were very old fashioned. It always finished about 11.30pm.
The pool was a reasonable size - shallow to very deep - very cold until the sun heated it by the afternoon. Pool towels available at reception for a deposit and 1 Euro to change donated to the Red Cross. Children's pool attached though I think they might be changing it as various people were looking at it and measuring.
The spa, jacuzzi, gym and sauna were free and because we had to leave our room at noon and not collected till 6pm we were allowed to shower in the spa showers.
The first week there was a mixed age group from older people to families with babies and a mix of nationalities which was lovely. The second week the ambience changed completely to mostly older clientele from England and Germany. Lots of people return here year after year - I think 60 years was the most we heard! Most folk were very nice though some very opinionated.
Santo Tomas is a beautiful small resort with 3 main hotels, some apartment blocks and nice villas. There are a few bars/cafes but not many. We tried a few and liked Halley's Bar for lunch. There are 3 supermarkets and a few shops and a pharmacy. It is fairly quiet with no discos or night clubs so probably not so good for those who like night life. You can walk across the headland to Son Bou 5.4 kms and we saw a lot of walkers doing the coastal walk.
The main beach was lovely but busy especially at the weekend. Some watersports but low key. The shore shelved gently and the water was like going into a bath and so clear! A couple of other beaches were close by but we were so close to the main beach that we stuck to it. You could move from the hotel lounger, go for a swim then back to the lounger so easily.
We took 2 Thomson trips - Mahon, glass bottom boat trip and Binebeca and Monte Toro/Cuitadella. Both very interesting. We also went by local bus to Mahon and Cuitadella to spend more time (and more cash)! The meat markets were the cheapest for local gin!
All in all this was a lovely relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings and the whole resort felt very safe. I expect this is why so many people return year on year.
Thank you Hotel Santo Tomas.More
Lainey73, Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
Relaxing two weeks in Menorca
The hotel benefits from a more adult customer base. Excellent buffet food options morning and evening. Very attentive staff who are always polite and cheerful. Well presented grounds with an excellent pool. Less than a minute walk from pool to the sea. Will definitely return and would recommend to anyone seeking a relaxing break.More
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