Son Bou Gardens
(Son Bou (Menorca)) 3 3 Star:
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With bougainvillaea embracing the walls of the low rise, classical Spanish style apartments, Son Bou Gardens offers a relaxing alternative. There are large areas of landscaped gardens which allow for sunbathing and a popular free form swimming pool. The beach of Son Bou is only a short walk away from the hotel.
- Cleaned Per Week: 2
- Towel Changes Per Week: 2
- Bed Linen Changes Per Week: 1
- Heated: No
- Free: No
- Solarium Free: No
- Name: MAHON
- Distance: 21 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Mahon Distance: 21 kilometres
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son bou gardens october 2017
Stay Date: 10/2017, Clare S wrote this review.
we arrived at son bou gardens after our flight from Gatwick, upon arrival we had to queue up outside reception as it was only big enough to get 3 families in, the apartments are spead about onto varies zones we were first sent to zone 3 when we arriv… See more
we arrived at son bou gardens after our flight from Gatwick, upon arrival we had to queue up outside reception as it was only big enough to get 3 families in, the apartments are spead about onto varies zones we were first sent to zone 3 when we arrived, we found out that the swimming pool near zone 3 was closed along with the tennis courts and snack bars, we asked to be near a pool and the then moved us to zone 5 near reception there was a little pool behind our rooms, which would have been great if it wasn't for the mould in the pool and all around the grills, there was a snack bar by the pool our room overlooked this pool and not once did we see the pool get cleaned or have the water tested. There was another pool at sonbou this was a much nicer pool there was a waterslide next to the pool, which was closed this was very disappointing and we had not been told that it would be closed, there was another pool and snack bar and tennis courts, but these were all closed, they also planned on closing the second pool by the waterslide, so this pool was closed after 5 days, you have to pay for all the sunbeds around all the pools so you need to bear this in mind. From zone 5 it took about 25 minutes to walk to the beach, the beach was beautiful and the best part of our holiday.a lot of the paths are slippery and the steps are broken going up to the swimming pools, very dangerous if not too steady on your feet, my husband tripped on some broken steps and hurt his ankle and could not walk for a number of days whilst on holiday. Then our son was using the toilet in the bathroom, the toilet was very wobbly and moved and he fell off and hit his chin on the bidet this resulted in him having to go to the doctor and have it cleaned and stitched, as a result of the cut he could not use the pools or beach after this in case he got the cut infected, this caused our son a great deal of pain and upset, and now 2 months later he has a large scar under his chin. we realised that the toilet was not bolted to the floor it was just held down with sealant. we had mould all in the rooms, disgusting as we suffer from asthma, and my son has a heart condition its not very good, it was in the cupboards and the lounge, bedrooms, the smoke alarm never worked and was hanging off the wall, the utensils are basic. We also found a razor blade on the floor in the bathroom, when we took it to reception and explained what we had found they said that they did not believe us, the receptionist was very rude and everything we said or told her she made us out to be telling lies, even when our son cut his chin, she said that it was impossible for him to fall off the toilet and cut his chin, we felt that we were not given any help from the hotel, the rep wasn't much help either. The wifi is limited and you can only get connection by the snack bars in the hotel, you have to ask the staff for the password. On our first day we went to the local supermarket to buy some food, and there is nothing in there the shop is nearly empty, you could not buy hardly anything to cook, the shelves were empty, we felt desperate that we could not even feed our family, we went to look for a restaurant to eat at, there was only a handful left open, most of them were all closed. the Irish bar was open along with the Indian and a couple of others and that was it, during the holiday they all closed before the end of the holidays had ended. The rep Danielle had only been there 2 weeks and was totally useless, she new nothing about the area, could not give us any advice about anything we asked, all she wanted to do was to try and sell her trips, she was not helpful to any of the families at the holiday who were really unhappy about their holidays.It was other holidaymakers that would tell us, that we had to go out to the next town to get shopping at least they had food on their shelves, we had to hire a car and drive to the next town just to get shopping, we did go on the bus the first day which cost us £15.00 as there are 5 of us. I would advise anyone staying her to hire a car, go and get shopping when you arrive, either go to the hypermarket in mahon, or go to aliour the next village and buy shopping its all reasonably priced here, unlike in the resorts very overpriced, £2.00 for a tin of beans. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, but there are other hotels in the same resort I would never go self catering in this resort again, if you went all inclusive or half board it would be much better. Maid service is very limited, they just leave your clean towels out on your terrace in a bag, they came in once to sweep up over 11 nights, so not much of a service Collapse
Stay Date: 10/2017, Janine G wrote this review.
A lovely stay at the Son Bou Gardens. It was much better than expected it was a tad dated but ticked every box. The only down side being as it was late in the season some of the swimming pools were closed along with supermarkets and restaurants. A re… See more
A lovely stay at the Son Bou Gardens. It was much better than expected it was a tad dated but ticked every box. The only down side being as it was late in the season some of the swimming pools were closed along with supermarkets and restaurants. A relaxing holiday had by all and visted most places by car and what a beautiful island it is. We would definitely recommend Son Bou Gardens. Collapse
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Stay Date: 10/2017, Graham H wrote this review.
We stayed here for a family holiday in October. On arrival the receptionist was a little terse but it was very late so maybe that's to be expected. We found the apartment to be clean and well kitted out. The beds were comfortable and helped us all sl… See more
We stayed here for a family holiday in October. On arrival the receptionist was a little terse but it was very late so maybe that's to be expected. We found the apartment to be clean and well kitted out. The beds were comfortable and helped us all sleep soundly. The following day we set out to find the pool. We found it to be freezing and the loungers around the pool costing €2.50 a day so most people sat on the chairs by the bar. The bar drinks and food are expensive compared to the main town bars but as this place shuts down completely for 4 months a year you can forgive this. We were located about a mile from the beach but its a lovely walk along the road but if you have mobility problems you would be better off staying nearer the town centre. Overall this is a good base for a family holiday. Collapse
Poorest accommodation I have ever stayed in.
Stay Date: 09/2017, debshan wrote this review.
The complex itself looks nice and pretty from the outside and some of the apartments looked very good, however beware! It is 'pot luck' whether you get a palace or a dump.... unfortunately we got a dump. The apartment was small, dark and dismal. Ther… See more
The complex itself looks nice and pretty from the outside and some of the apartments looked very good, however beware! It is 'pot luck' whether you get a palace or a dump.... unfortunately we got a dump. The apartment was small, dark and dismal. There was no TV, old bedding, uncomfortable beds and pillows, a small gloomy patio with no view of anything but overgrown shrubs. I did complain and ask to be moved and was told to come back the next day at 6pm, which I didn't as reception was a good walk away and we had a table booked at a restaurant at 6.30. Also I had a very frosty response when I 'dared' to complain. I wrote to to Travel Republic about the poor condition of apartment 91 zone 3 and sent pictures and they raised a complaint on my behalf. The response they got was to say that they had never had any complaints before, which is a lie, as they are on here!! They have refused a refund as they have decided that my complaint was invalid, which is really not the case. Menorca is a beautiful island, this was my second trip, however I felt that it is a tourist trap and all the business's only operate for the summer season, so they try to claw as much cash out of holiday makers out of that season to keep them going for the whole year. This reflects on the quality of the bars, restaurants and accommodation on offer. Overpriced and substandard. The worst holiday I have ever had. If you must stay here, book privately, so you can see which apartment you are getting...otherwise AVOID! Collapse
You get what you pay for and in this case you’ve struck gold
Stay Date: 05/2017, Mark T wrote this review.
Don’t go here thinking you’ve got a bargain and you’ll be in five star luxury. What you have at Son Bou Gardens is basic accommodation but set in one a delightful resort that hasn’t become overtaken with rowdy Brits. It’s lovely. Unspoilt walks at s… See more
Don’t go here thinking you’ve got a bargain and you’ll be in five star luxury. What you have at Son Bou Gardens is basic accommodation but set in one a delightful resort that hasn’t become overtaken with rowdy Brits. It’s lovely. Unspoilt walks at sunset and to the beach. A charming little town with choice of good restaurants. We’ve been three times and each time we never want to leave. Accommodation is basic but what do you expect for the price? Have a coffee at the local bakery and chill out! A gem and a bargain of a find. Great for kids and adults. Enjoy! Collapse
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