Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Staffordshire England

Good hotel for short break

Posted 16-Sep-2014
Booked this hotel the day before as went on a weekend break and wanted somewhere not too far from the airport. Me and my husband stayed for 3nts all inclusive. It was clean, excellent food and good drink the bar still served until 1am. The pool areas were very clean and plenty of sunbeds. Although the hotel is inland there is the regular shuttle bus to/from beach however the road back up the hill is very steep so we got a taxi out of shuttle time but there was plenty of them. There is very little in son bou so it wouldn't have suited us for a week or more but I guess if you just want to stay at the hotel then its no issue. Also a lovely huge clean beach (a section is nudist). Hope this helps.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Huddersfield West Yorkshire

Lovely Hotel just what it says on the tin.

Posted 15-Sep-2014
Pros: The Cleanliness of the Hotel. The Food
Cons: The curtains are a bit dated, suggest some nice roman blinds in the dining room and nice new curtains in the rooms would certainly update things.
Location: Top of the hill a little hard to find at first, but that is expected in a strange place. Soon got our bearings then not a problem.
We arrived at our hotel and were not disapointed just what it said on the tin were my husband's comments. Very clean indeed the whole hotel could not fault the cleanliness at all, lovely. Food very good always something we liked, and the theme nights made a special effort on these. The pool area we loved there was no fighting for loungers there are plenty, never once saw a towel saving a bed...! The terrace just above the pool was so nice to sit in the evening sun for a cooling drink before heading off to get ready for dinner. Entertainment something I would say for everyone... Loved the Temptations and the Abba night fabulous they were. We only used it once but the little bus is there to take you up and down into the center of Son Bou if you like. We hired a car and was a great idea, lots of parking at the hotel for free, and then we took trips off around the island and saw lots of other places. All in all we had a fab week weather hotel, the island was just great. I have goose bumps as I am writing this as I think about it. Will certainly return again without a doubt sometime.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from u k

valentin son bou review , july2014

Posted 12-Sep-2014
Pros: as above
Cons: more daytime activities, more bar staff to elimanate long queues, provide gravy with evening meals.
Location: none,hotel is on its own and isolated ! on top of the hill above son bou main centre.
good points : nice staff, nice food. bad points: location: up the hill from son bou main centre and is isolated.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from London

Basic hotel, better for families than couples

Posted 30-Aug-2014
Pros: We paid a little extra for a sea view which was definitely worth it. Otherwise you get the view of a car park.
Cons: The food quality was poor.And the rooms while clean, are tired and in need of refurbishment.
Location: The hotel is at the top of a steep hill, so you need a car otherwise you can use the free beach shuttle. Son Bou has a lovely beach.
Menorca is an expensive island for accommodation, in terms of what you get for your money. The Valentin Son Bou is functional, and half board, with a free beach shuttle, but in need of a refurb.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Gatwick

Mini Butlins !

Posted 30-Aug-2014
Pros: Near a nice beach - though had to wait for shuttle bus to get there!
Hotel was clean but décor bit 1970s, which went with the very Butlins type of evening entertainment. Dining room was like a school hall, sitting almost on top of next table and food was very mass catered and therefore overcooked. Drinks were very limited on all inclusive - never had a cocktail out of a 'Coke' type dispenser before! Definitely not 4 star in comparison to other all inclusives we've been to. Personally wouldn't go back but if you want a 3 star and do only bed and breakfast, then it would do.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from worksop notts

Fab family holiday

Posted 30-Aug-2014
Absolutely brilliant holiday.. The hotel facilities were fabulous and our two children had a great time in the pool and enjoying the various activities available during the holiday. Our apartment was spacious and immaculately clean.. We are definitely booking for next year.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from London

Great relaxing family hotel

Posted 29-Aug-2014
Pros: The relaxing atmosphere and no reserving of sunbeds! The staff are great and the food is decent and varied.
Cons: Nothing obvious, short of a major building works!
Location: The beach in Son Bou is fantastic, nice sand and clear sea. Sports available too. It's a short walk or take the regular hotel shuttle bus service.
We stayed 20/8/14 to 27/8/14 and had a great holiday. Check in was efficient, first impressions of room decent, not decadent, fit for purpose. Everywhere around the hotel was clean and well looked after on a day-to-day basis, including the nice and clear swimming pool. The pool bar and inside bars were sufficiently staffed and the service prompt and friendly. There is a waiter service in the evenings, so you don't have to over-exert your legs to go to the bar! The entertainment team are good fun and try hard. Standard fare evening shows will keep young ones engaged. Meal times were a pleasure - plenty of options and themed evenings to mix it up. I was able to go a whole week without chips! There is free Wi-Fi around the place too that worked adequately and an ok gym for those that way inclined .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bristol

Exceeded expectations

Posted 28-Aug-2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: Better beds in apartments. Air conditioning rather than climate control. Entertainment finished early.
Location: Places to visit by local bus, lovely beach. Need to hire a car if want to go exploring though.
Very enjoyable time. Families were not that noisy, well behaved children. Place seemed quiet. Fantastic choice of food, very clean, friendly staff. Returning next year.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Hertfordshire

Family friendly hotel

Posted 25-Aug-2014
Pros: Pools were clean , lots of sun loungers and the all inclusive system were clear and worked well.
Location: The hotel was located about a 15 minute walk from the beach . The main town was quiet with a few bars and shops.
A lovely hotel that has a relaxed feel . We had a fantastic stay at this hotel . The pools were a good size , with a baby pool separate from the main pool. The hotel ran a kids club with lovely , friendly staff that genuinely love children. The variety of food on offer was absolutely fantastic and catered very well for vegetarians. The nighttime entertainment was enjoyable and of a high quality. The apartments were spacious , well located and clean . There was a regular bus down to the beach every half an hour . The staff were friendly, efficient and professional at all times.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Great Hotel with good facilities

Posted 20-Aug-2014
Pros: Pool area, friendly staff, food, free shuttle into town
Cons: the rooms are a little dated
Location: The beach at Son Bou is great, but the town not so much...
Have just spent 6 days at the Valentin Son Bou Hotel. We were in an apartment on a half board basis, and were pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the food on offer, we didn't feel the need to eat out. Our accommodation was adequate, if a little dated, but clean and functional nonetheless. We had a lovely terrace (a real suntrap), and it was and quiet, away from the main hotel building. The pool area was fantastic with more than enough sunbeds to go around (surprising considering it was summer holidays!). There were so many facilities at the hotel that we didn't get to use them all during our time there...all the more reason to go back! One thing we would recommend would be hiring a car to explore the island as the town of Son Bou doesn't do the island justice (it's a bit tacky...). The north of the island is stunning, as is Cala Galdana in the south. Ciutadella is a beautiful city with lots of great restaurants (S'amarador had incredible seafood!) and only 30 mins by car.