Ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Son Bou

Reasonably priced hotel

Posted 29-Sep-2014
Pros: Adequate accommodation, good organised activities for adults, Excellent evening entertainment for children and adults, the food was plentiful,
Cons: Increase the variety of food and season or spice the foods. Ensure that all activities are on throughout the season. Update furnishings.
Location: Son bou has a very good beach and it is very quite. The town itself it like many of the Spanish beach towns you come across, English bars and food.
I would recommend this hotel as it does have some good features. The room was adequate for our week stay. The activities for the adults was good and the organisers were enthusiastic and did well to engage visitors. The evening entertainment was good with some very good musical acts. The mini disco for children was very good and again the organisers were enthusiastic and made the activities enjoyable for the children. The pool was clean and there was indoor pool when the weather was bad. There is a shuttle service that takes you to Son bou which is free and is a good service. The food was adequate and plentiful. The negative points about the hotel we found was that we went towards the end of September and it felt like the hotel was winding down for its winter closure. The food was adequate yet it was bland at times and similar on occasions. It would have been nice to have some tapas or other spiced dishes, indian, Chinese dishes. When I booked the accommodation it mentioned that there were activities for children, these were stopped on the week that we arrived. The furnishings are in need of some attention in places. I would recommend the hotel as the good points do outweigh the negative, yet if the management went a step further they could have a real gem on their hands.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom England

Moderately happy!

Posted 29-Sep-2014
Pros: It is a very nice hotel .
Cons: As mention above, the food should be hotter,the room facilities to which I have referred, ought to be available at no extra cost.
Location: Apart from the lovely beach ,there was very little to do in Son Bou and little opportunity for a strool.
We requested a quiet room but the room we were allocated was at the rear of the hotel,which had a lovely balcony, looking over some beautiful tres but rather near the local main road and even nearer to the hotel service road. However, after the initial reservations, and some discussion with Reception it did not prove to be too bad and we settled in . The lack of a fridge in the room was not good and even though there was a safe in the room,we could not access it ; we had to use the Reception safety box, obviously at a cost ! The food 'though varied' was not hot. The bar staff were very obliging. Overall we enjoyed our stay but it would have been good to have the room facilites I mentioned.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Derby

Nice hotel

Posted 25-Sep-2014
This is a very good hotel and kept very clean. The swimming pool is a nice size and there is always available sun beds and leaving towels on them is not allowed. There is big choice of food which is very nice, but could be hotter. The staff are friendly but you do have to make the bar staff aware that you want serving. The cleaners are exceptional and sing while they work. There is a free shuttle bus that takes you down to the resort which operates every half an hour. The hotel is on top of a very steep hill and away from the beach and no shops or bars around it so the bus is required. The entertainment was very good including games arranged during the day.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Israel

terrible bed condition! bad stuff attitude

Posted 22-Sep-2014
Pros: nothing to like, it was OK. not more
Cons: bed condition, stuff attitude, gym
Location: a nice supermarket and bowling 5 minutes driving. very nice beach
We took a half board deal with flight from Barcelona. The beds are not comfortable at all and we suffered from our back all the period! It is not reasonable that we had to pay for drinks (talking about water...) at dinner if we paid for half board and 7 euro for a couple only for drinks per night is an outrage!!! If you can get towels for the swimming pool at the front desk for 15 euro, for each one, cash only. so, whats the reason of putting credit card as a guaranty? Broken treadmill and rusty weights The food was OK but i'll not book this hotel ever.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom England

Lovely hotel and very friendly staff

Posted 21-Sep-2014
Pros: Staff, food, gardens, and pool were all excellent
Cons: Beds were quite firm
Location: Not great for anyone will mobility problems and teenagers would be bored but great for families with small children and anyone after peace and quiet
From the minute we arrived we found the staff to be very pleasant, friendly and they helped to make our stay so memorable. Yes some of the facilities could do with updating but cleanliness cannot be faulted. We had a pool view on the second floor of the main hotel and it was just perfect, only thing we would have liked was tea/coffee making facilities with a fridge in the room but as drinks are so readily available throughout the complex from early morning until very late when staying all inclusive this was not really an issue. Hotel gardens are beautiful and all staff from cleaners, bar staff, restaurant, reception and gardeners obviously work very hard and could not do enough for us. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and chill out then this is the perfect hotel but if you are looking for nightlife, shops, selection of restaurants etc then this is not a great area as very small and quiet. Main town is down a very steep bank but the hotel runs it's own bus service every half hour throughout the day until 7.30pm. We will definitely make a return trip to this hotel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing week or two stress free.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom 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.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom St Albans

Mouldy and rusty bathroom!

Posted 16-Sep-2014
Pros: The staff and the catering. The entertainment. The pool. The bars.
Cons: The bathrooms and apartments. Wifi was not available in the room. There was no hairdresser (as detailed)
Location: There is a wonderful beach and small town that is a bus ride away.
The apartment bathroom was in a bad condition. There was rust and mould growing and the taps were no longer the original stainless steel colour, but a bronze colour from the cleaners trying to get them clean. The bathroom mirror was peeling and black around the edges and repairs to the coving and units had been very badly done. I can only compare the experience to the old style french toilets, where you just want to do your business and get out quickly. I did complain and was told that all the bathrooms were in the same condition and that the hotel had not been updated since the 80s and that there was lots of complaints about it already on the internet. I hadn't seen them, or I wouldn't have booked it! If the bathrooms were in a 4 star condition I would go back as the remainder of the hotel was very nice and well kept. It is such a shame that they ignore this problem.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom 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
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom 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 travellerfrom 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.