Ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from N W England

A demi-paradise

Posted 16-Aug-2014
Pros: Its layout, the main pool and the children's pool, the entertainment staff, the kid's club, the cabaret acts, the regular courtesy bus, the gardens.
Cons: The bedrooms and general decor are all rather dated, but very clean nevertheless.
Location: Plenty to visit, but we stayed within the hotel and resort. There is nothing tacky or trashy, just a very pleasant resort with good bars and beach
After pleasant enough holidays in Majorca and Ibiza, Menorca was a delight. This is a gem of a destination, and Valentine Son Bou hotel staff are mindful that guests are there to relax and enjoy themselves. It is an ideal hotel for both families and couples, with a well-run restaurant and wonderful entertainment every night, including a great mini-disco. All the staff are efficient and professional, and many of the guests were Spanish; always a good indicator of a popular hotel. We intended to make a couple of tours around the island, but the hotel complex and pretty village it overlooks were just too inviting to leave. Like many other people, we intend to return next year, finally having found our favourite Mediterranean resort.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bishops Stortford

Excellent hotel, but some updating required

Posted 27-Jul-2014
This is an excellent hotel. Superb Pool and pool area, never a problem getting a sunbed. Good entertainment. Excellent food and good choice. Very helpful and friendly staff. Rooms are very clean. Negatives - rooms could do with updating, bathrooms are past their best, but lots of hot water and clean. Wi-if is intermittent, not the best. English TV channels did not work well. About 10 min walk downhill to Resort centre. Walking back, is very steep in places andots of steps, if you choose the steps. We would definately return.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from UK .Cumbria

Exellent family friendly hotel.

Posted 26-Jul-2014
Pros: Friendly helpfull staff, excellent food ,clean and well set out facilities.Regular shuttle bus to beach.
Cons: Free water Evening Meal although £3 for a drinks package each adult per night was reasonable.
Location: Bus around local villages and beaches, fares are cheap.Alternately go to Son Bou which has a long beautifull sandy beach,shops and resturants.
We spent 1 week at this hotel and enjoyed every minute of it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from H

Enjoyable stay

Posted 26-Jul-2014
Just returned from a week at the Valentin son bou, lovely hotel and great friendly staff. Courtesy bus was a great addition if you are visiting son bou with every half an hour pickup/collection. Rooms are clean but a little tired, air con isn't great as it on all day but goes off at 1 o'clock am, which I think should have been off all-day when you are out but on all night as I found it to hot to sleep! Food wise there is plenty of choice and is all well cooked and replenished quickly, although at times the butter and milk was sour as it wasn't chilled!! Always plenty of sunbeds and all areas are very clean with no litter etc anywhere! There is an addition of a supermarket on site which was handy, drinks choice is a little limited and spirits are watered down but generally a good hotel and very clean, relaxing and friendly. Some reviews are a little harsh on the hotel but I have no complaints!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Dorset UK

Wish our stay was longer!

Posted 21-Jul-2014
Pros: Everything. See above.
Cons: Perhaps an oven in the apartments. We had no rep so it would have been useful to have had access to an information file re trips/places to visit.
Location: See above
From day 1 we loved everything about our holiday. The hotel was lovely and extremely clean. Staff were out washing down patios and sunbeds very early in the morning. Activities such as rifle shooting and archery were excellent and staff very friendly. Entertainment good - had Lady Gaga type singer, Spanish dancers, Decade Divas, Beijing Acrobats; the other evenings were Disney or football (World Cup) based. Food choice was phenomenal. You can pre-purchase drinks for each evening or the whole week (3.50 euros for adult; 2.50 euros for child) limited to Sangria, red and white wine, lager/beer and soft drinks. We had two great trips - one with Raphael around the island visiting leather outlet shoe factory, leather fashion show, Cuitadella, Cala Galdana, a cheese farm, Gin distillery and Alayor where food and alcohol cheaper as mostly locals live here. Highlight of week was our jeep safari with Pepe and Jonas, our driver. It was fantastic and a brilliant way to spend our last day. We just wish we had booked 10 days instead of 7!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Weybridge, Surrey, UK.

Very relaxing stay

Posted 08-Jul-2014
Pros: Friendly and efficient staff. They also have a system that works- from towel hire to paying extra for beverages to extending our stay by a few hours.
Cons: Room refurb or refresh.
Location: It is located on top of a hill near residental area with mainly villas. The hotel complex has apartments. Walks and lovely beach readily accessible.
We went to Valentin Son Bou for a long weekend- it's a perfect destination. Hotel staff absolutely fantastic- Paolo on Reception was amazingly efficient and brilliant. As per the other reviews, restaurant food was great- I was pleasantly surprised- plenty of choice and variety and paella almost every night- super delicious. The room was comfortable and I would agree with the other reviewers in terms of standard---but then, I quite enjoy staying in places which are more relaxing and not posh particularly summer breaks where the key for me is simply to relax. The pool is large and very comfortable. We walked up and down 'cardiac hill' without any problems. The beach was glorious. You should be careful swimming in the sea because in certain places, there's strong currents---lifeguards were very vigilant and very watchful up and down the entire length of the beach. We took a taxi to and from the airport with no problems at all. There is car hire available in the town center near the beach so you don't have to hire a car from the airport. Overall, it was just the break we wanted. We would go back again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by jo from h

Great hotel for families & couples

Posted 24-Jun-2014
This is a lovely family friendly, relaxing hotel. It is spotless clean, the food and drinks are great and cater well for everyone, most of the day. There's waiter service for drinks in the evening but only then, all drinks in the restaurant are self serve. The hotel is on a hill, not really recommended if you like to walk! There is a great courtesy bus to the local (small, modern) town and lovely beach.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by dav from London

Good hotel in quiet location

Posted 23-Jun-2014
Pros: Location and size of apartments
Cons: Hotel needs lick of paint
Location: Beach 20min walk with good shops and bars. Good bus service to Mahon and taxi's cheap.
Stayed for a week in good sized apartment overlooking gardens. Nice hotel although felt a bit dated but staff were excellent. Hotel is 20 minutes walk to beach which is lovely but hotel bus service every half hour for guests who don't want to walk. Only disappointing thing again was Brits who go abroad and embarrass themselves with their awful behaviour and zero manners in the restuarant, taking sauce bottles to their own tables so other guests lose out, people piling their plates with food as if it's the last supper and dressing like they are an over weight extra from Baywatch! Apart from that it was a great week and the Island is stunning.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by russ from ramsgate

Lovely hotel

Posted 22-Jun-2014
Pros: Lovely pool and bar area
Cons: Some of the food on offer didn't have any labelling saying what it was, bit of guesswork needed.
Location: On top of a steep hill so worth using free shuttle bus. Nice beach with bars and shops
Lovely hotel, friendly staff and nice food. Would definitely go again. Suitable for couples and families. Free shuttle to the beach which is also worth a visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by JL from UK

Affordable & Shuttle Makes it Convenient

Posted 21-Jun-2014
Location: Up a steep hill from the beach but no problem with the shuttle. Prehistoric sites nearby.
We stayed for one week in early June 2014 whilst our 2 small grandchildren and their parents were a 5 minute drive away in an apartment. We holidayed at the same time so that we could babysit in the evenings. We had asked for a quiet room and we were provided with one - towards the back of the complex. Exactly HOW quiet it is does depend on the guests staying in adjacent rooms as walls are comparatively thin. 5 of our 7 nights were quiet - we were glad when one particular neighbour departed!