Son Corb Boutique Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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My daughter and her partner chose Son Corb for their wedding and it turned out to be a brilliant decision. The occasion was struck by horrendous thunderstorms, but Son Corb manager Isabel and her helpful, hard-working staff came brilliantly to the rescue. The switch indoors was a fantastic triumph and all concerned were absolutely delighted. Everything was great, the food, the service, the luxurious private setting and especially the wonderfully 'un-corporate' atmosphere. Our family can never thank you enough, Isabel.
The Son Corb hotel is a wonderful quiet, well located, oasis - a beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting. From the moment you drive up the sweeping drive you realise you are staying somewhere special. The rooms are simple but comfortable (although I highly recommend asking for a second pillow!) and the air con works well. Other reviews have suggested the rooms could be refurbished, but I kind of liked the simplicity they offered - although, tea and coffee making facilities are a bit of an oversight. The pool is beautiful and unless you are unlucky enough to share your time with people who abuse the space and get up early to lay towels over the sunbeds - and then sit elsewhere(!), you will think you are in a little bit of heaven. But...what stops this from gaining the extra star in my rating is some odd attitudes... Whilst the breakfast is excellent, the snack menu at lunch time is left something to be desired. We mistakingly ordered from it one day - and never again! Food not great, they had run out of a lot (and there's only a few items on it!) and it took ages... That said, the hotel does not attempt to position itself as a foodie place, so that can be forgiven. What was less comfortable though, is the attitude to very minor cost savings... For instance, you receive comp water on day one - but that is it, no more. Then when the toiletries run out, again, that is it (unless you ask for more). If you bring in your own drinks, that is very frowned upon (even though twice the hotel bar ran out of wine!) - and if you ask for ice to take to your room...well you might as well ask for gold encrusted diamonds!! The hotel just needs to shake off some of these very minor attitudes (and either put on a snack menu that they can actually cook or drop it altogether) and you will have a truly amazing hotel. With all that said - would i stay here again. Without a second thought, yes!!
Booked this two days before going. There were no reviews on this hotel at point of booking. "What a gem" we wanted a nice classy chilled out holiday and that's exactly what we got. Would recommend this hotel overall. Negatives: Only limited snack menu available. Food was tasty and fresh but inconsistent, (Quantities and ingredients.) Rooms could do with boutique styling. No coffee facilities in rooms. Some staff could be a little more friendly. Toiletries in bathroom not replaced when used. (Asked for more but was told they don't usually provide them), not the norm of boutique style hotels. Positives: Great Location (Not to far to walk to town/ Marina) Comfy firm beds great breakfast and coffee. Great Swimming pool Prices of drinks and food reasonable Some staff really friendly and helpful Great quiet and classy hotel Free pool towels. Beautiful buildings and we'll kept grounds. There are some negatives but I would definitely recommend this hotel and would return. It just needs a few small tweaks to make it a true boutique hotel. We had a great week here away from all the usual busy hotels nearby, a true little gem.
Son Corb Boutique hotel is a beautiful hotel. My sister and I stayed here for 5 days in July 2017 and it was everything we had hoped for. Staff were polite and friendly and very helpful, especially Marc. Our room was clean and comfortable and we appreciated the beds being made and bathroom tidied each day. The hotel itself is beautiful, so much space, a real boutique hotel. It is quiet, the pool is very large and few guests means plenty of space and beds. The breakfast was lovely, no need to pre book, and a great selection, we had breakfast here for about 3 of our mornings at the hotel. We did not have lunch or dinner, but a selection of food was available throughout the day if you wished. We were looking for somewhere not in the centre of Cala Bona, but not far either from the restaurants and bars and this hotel is exactly that. It is a 10 minute walk to the promenade that starts at the north of Cala Bona, at the Sunwing hotel, and carries on all the way to Cala Millor (about and hour stroll). Outside the Sunwing hotel is also a bus stop which you can take a variety of buses. We took one to the Friday market in Son Severa and also one to the Cuevas del Drach. Very easy. And everywhere we went felt safe. The beaches in Cala Bona are ok, but we would recommend taking bikes, walking (45 minutes) or bus north to Costa Dels Pins, it is quieter, prettier, and a sandy beach rather than the stoney beaches in Cala Bona and a wonderful beach bar too. A little bit south of here were also some more tucked away sandy coves. This is a lovely hotel alternative to the larger all inclusive hotels you will find in the centre.
The hotel was everything that we needed. The location was great and quiet, yet only a 1 minute drive to the seaside town of Cala Bona. The staff was very friendly and gave us some advise on where to go in the local area. The pool was salt water and a nice temperature with a beautiful view. The room was cleaned and clean towels were provided daily. On arrival we received a pool towel that was used for the whole stay. We stayed here for 5 days at the end of July so temperatures were very high, but the good air conditioning kept the room lovely and cool.
We booked this hotel as a bit of a last minute break. We liked the idea of it being rural but within walking distance of the beach and restaurants and that's exactly what we got. The hotel did indeed feel very rural being up a long drive, away from the hustle and bustle of Cala Bona. Our room wasn't in the main building, it was perfectly adequate, very clean, comfy bed and nice little terrace. We were lucky that for the first 4 days of our 5 day trip the hotel was extremely quiet. All we could hear were birds singing and the jingle of a goat bell! Breakfast was continental which was fine, with cereals, yoghurt, lovely fresh bread and fruit, with a hot option each day. The pool area was very nice with a lovely view of the sea in the distance. We found the staff to be lovely, attentive, but not intrusive. Special mention to Mark and Isabel who went the extra mile. Would highly recommend taking the bikes out and exploring The Greenway. We cycled up to Arta which is a small town not too far away, very quaint shops and had a very traditional feel. All in all we had a wonderful stay and would definitely like to return for some rest and relaxation.
The hotel is well kept, I stayed 4 nights and not once was the bed linen changed, the towels were changed daily. I got complimentary water 2 nights and charged for 2 bottles of water from the mini bar having only taken one. The owner / receptionist was very rude and never once had a morning greeting. The pool is lovely, the Hotel is well kept and quiet which I like, I just cannot abide ignorance. I was a hotelier myself so I know what is important. The air conditioning and toilet gave trouble but these things can happen. I would not recommend this hotel for its hospitality, that said the staff were very polite just the owner / receptionist were ill mannered.
This is a warning re. the experience we had with Son Corb. In October 2016 we booked the hotel, via travel agents, for 4 nights, as part of a 3 centre holiday in Majorca this September. On 9 June I paid the remaining balance due for the entire holiday to my travel agents. Two days later they informed me that the hotel could no longer accept our booking, no reason was given at that time. A few days later, the hotel said they had received a booking for a wedding party for 3 days and we were the only other booking for any of those 3 days so they felt they had to cancel our booking. We were offered a 50% discount if we could stay at a different time, but obviously that was not practical as flight and other hotel bookings were in place and fully paid for. 2 alternative hotels were offered us, but both were inferior and in less desirable locations. I ended up researching alternative accommodation for several hours and eventually found a satisfactory replacement at an additional cost of c£65. I suggested compensation of E100 to cover these costs and my time etc. would be appropriate. The hotel has stated it will not pay any compensation, despite offering a discount of around £320 thereby tacitly accepting that compensation is warranted. I have lodged a complaint with the Majorca Tourist Board. Disregard June 2017 as time of travel- it's a mandatory field.
The Son Corb is a great place. Simple, spacious, relaxing with excellent, intelligent and helpful staff, especially Isabel and Guillermo. Rooms are basic and 'rural' as the name suggests. The communal areas are spacious and relaxing and make you feel like you are really in your own country finca! You wouldn't believe that you are so near to the bustle of Cala Bona. Good walks up the coast and into the countryside from here too. The pool is a wonderful, spacious expanse and the relaxing area is uncrowded.
We booked this short break for our honeymoon, and we're so pleased we did. The hotel building is historic, yet has been refurbished to retain its history and look stylish. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, clean and the terrace is a very nice attraction. We had room 6, overlooking the gardens. The whole place is very peaceful and quiet. The staff are very friendly and amenable, no request is too much trouble. The breakfast is lovely, enough selection, ranging from fresh fruit to full cooked breakfast, and lovely homemade jams. The swimming pool is large enough for either a leisure swim or to get some good exercise. The sunbeds are amongst the best we've lain on, it's very tricky to find a good sunbed! There is a pool bar, with a terrace and tables to eat snacks. The hotel is close enough to take a 10-15 minute stroll into Calabona, the closest town.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 106 reviews