Grupotel Aldea Cala'n Bosch4.0 out of 5.0
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We arrived at the end of September and stayed for a week till early October. The weather was very good considering then time of year. We did have a couple of heavy storms but in general the sky's were blue and the temp was high 20s. The Hotel was very relaxed and even though it was the end of the season the service was not. The Cuban bar tender was very entertaining and and so where the size of his drinks, I'm not sure i have ever seen such a large G&T before! You will see some pictures that I took on site showing the hotel view and dining area. Food was excellent and fresh for both breakfast and dinner. The fantastic beach is only a couple of minutes walk down the path through the bushes and wow what a beach, safe for families, clean and well patrolled. I would go back. Ask for room 43A you will not be dissapointed :-)
We visited Aldea end Sept for a relaxing week break. We were very impressed with the hotel it was very clean with well kept gardens.The rooms were well equipped and spacious. All staff extremely helpful and friendly. The location couldnot have been better, beach within a 30sec walk and a short walk to the harbour. We had a lovely relaxing week..thankyou. We would recommend.
We stayed at the Grupotel Aldea at the end of September for a week. We booked the holiday through Jet2 and were nervous for our first family holiday with our one year old but I can not fault them at all. We had a lovely one bed apartment (number 14) with two ground floor terraces and a sun terrace on the roof. The views from the sun terrace were fabulous. Breakfast was good, lots of choice. They sit all the families in the same section in the restaurant and high chairs, plastic plates, cups, spoons etc are all supplied. We never had any issues getting sun beds at either of the pools at any time of the day. The beach is literally 30 seconds through a passage from the hotel, white sands and clear warm calm sea. You can rent sun beds for the day on the beach for 18 euros, a lot of people just took towels and lay on the sand, plenty of room. The marina was 5 minutes from the hotel, with lots of choices of restaurants and different cuisines. You have to have a visit to La Marina restaurant, the fish is delicious. From start to finish the hotel, staff and everyone is Cala n Bosch was perfect. The rooms have everything you will need, it's perfect for self catering or full board. The hotel is perfect for families with young children, or people just wanting a relaxing break in the sun. We are already looking to book for next September! We are definitely returning to the Grupotel Aldea Cala n Bosch!!
We went the first week of September and the weather was beautiful. The pictures online can be believed as the complex is made up of 2 storey white buildings with lots of greenery and beautiful flowers. The pools were never busy, I counted 30 sunbeds one day so no rush to get one ever! The beach was lovely and it is worth jumping on the glass bottom boat in the harbour to take you to Cala Galdana beach. We did the 45 min boat trip and had 2 hours at the beach, it was super. Breakfasts have been mentioned, they are very good indeed and set you up for the day. Julias supermarket is just outside the door and they do hot quiche, pizza etc so lunch is taken care of. I can't comment on the meals in the restaurant as we were only B&B and we were glad as with 40+ restaurants to choose from in the harbour why bother eating in the complex. I wondered if they gave toddlers to everyone at the airport as everyone seemed to have one. Majorca = party, Menorca = baby. Most were well behaved. The resort is mostly German, I'd say 90% which is a bit odd but apart from manners being very different between our 2 nations it wasn't a problem. 2 things that would make it perfect. One is in the hotels gift the other possibly not. The beds are dreadful. A lot of people have said they are hard, I had to sleep on the settee in the lounge. They have to sort this out. The hotel opposite need to turn their PA down, I dread to think how loud it is over there but it can be very obtrusive. Maybe they have tried and failed but something needs to be done as it gets on your nerves at times. Bus into Citrudella was easy and a nice day out. Apartment clean, fridge a real bonus! We had a lovely holiday! I'd like to thank Grupotel for a very enjoyable stay and giving us a room upstairs which is what we requested.
We have just returned from a week staying at the the Grupotel Aldea. We have stayed at better 4 star hotels but still really enjoyed our week here. We went as a couple and did wonder whether it was tailored for families only. But there was a smaller pool where adults mainly located themselves. There is an area in the restaurant where couples are seated. We were able to sit there all but the last day and it's not that noisy. The apartment could have further updating but it's fine really. The bathroom looked like it was recently re-tiled. The kitchenette was quite a surprise and had a good size fridge and other facilities which would be very handy if you want to self cater. The rooms were spotlessly cleaned daily and had good bathroom facilities. The beds were very firm and I would think too firm for most people. We slept reasonably but not brilliantly. We stayed B&B. The restaurant was very clean. The head waiter was a stickler and organised his staff well. The breakfast was excellent. Lots of fresh fruit and juices. Cooked breakfast was good as well as pastries, cheese, etc. Had a freshly made smoothie one day. Coffee and tea was about as good as you get from the machines. Never had dinner here so can't comment. There are though lots of very good restaurants in the marina. Special mention to toro negro steakhouse which was excellent. We also had good meals and service at Avanti, Aquarium and Portobello. A few good bars around like Chaplins and flamingo bar. There's a fantastic little beach just a minute's walk direct from the hotel - though down a funny little path through bushes. You can access it via another route and only a 5 minute walk. The sea was reasonably warm and very clear. There's the usual watersport activities. The wifi was free in reception and worked well for first 5 days but then went off for last 2. Could pay for wifi in room but there's plenty of free wifi in restauarants and bars. Had to pay 16 euros for safe which while not much is always a bit of a let down. Anyway though as a summary we were pleasantly surprised overall after reading some negative comments. We had a great time at this hotel and in Calan Bosch in general. The weather was fantastic which always helps of course.
We visited this hotel in the last week of August and chose it mainly because of its small size. We arrived at around 12pm but our room was ready so no waiting around. We had asked for a higher floor, pool view room but were advised that there were no pool view rooms left. At first we were disappointed but when we went to our room we couldn't have been happier. We were given room 45 which was above Reception. It had a huge balcony (with two sun loungers, two tables and four chairs) and a 180 degree view of the sea. The balcony wasn't private but would only be overlooked if any of the guests of the other 3 apartments next door had passed by on the stairs so this did not bother us. There was also a small juliette balcony. The kitchen had a microwave and fridge but if you wanted a kettle or toaster you had to hire them (at €16 each for the week). We took a travel kettle. There was also a breakfast bar with three chairs where we could sit and have lunch. There was a washing up cloth, a sponge, a tea towel and washing up liquid (100ml) provided. The living area was a decent size with a sofa bed for my daughter to sleep on. I know people don't generally go on holiday to watch TV but it is worth mentioning that we could get BBC1, BBC 2 and ITV. The air conditioning in the room worked well. The bathroom was huge and everywhere was spotlessly clean. It was a little dated but we quite liked the rustic feel as it felt a bit more like you were on holiday. My only minor criticism was that the bedroom was very narrow so there was only a bedside table on one side and the wardrobe doors couldn't be opened fully because they hit the side of the bed. Sliding doors would solve this problem. Breakfast was plentiful and varied with fruit juices, tea and coffee, breads, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurts and cooked items. We didn't have trouble getting sunbeds and there was often the odd empty one around at most times of the day. There were also plenty of parasols. The pools were not too cold and there was a little cut through footpath to the beach. There was free wifi in the Reception area and there was the option to pay for wifi in your room. The entertainment staff were enthusiastic and made sure there was plenty going on for both adults and kids without being forceful. In fact, all staff were friendly and helpful. The location was very good - very quiet but close enough to the beach and marina. There was a small, well stocked supermarket opposite the hotel with very friendly staff and lots of fresh fruit, veg and bread. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from in the marina and a couple in the Son Xoriguer area (about a 15-20 minute walk away).
We have just returned from a week here and have to say how pleased with the hotel and also the holiday. The staff definitely make this the hotel it is, and they are definitely 5*. On arrival we were given the key to our room and went up, only to find the maid still cleaning. We were able to drop our bags and get changed which was good enough for me. The receptionist made a point of coming to find us around the pool to apologise and then also left a bottle of wine in the room. It was unnecessary but a really nice touch. When we got to the room we were disappointed as our balcony was enclosed and lots of trees in front, onto the main road. Because of this, it made the apartment feel very dark. Walking through the complex it seemed everyone had a nicer seating area! We did mention this to reception staff who had said that the hotel was fully booked and to try again later in the week, but by then we didn't really want to move all of our belongings. The apartment itself was pleasant and there was some nice finishing touches that I did not expect, such as the mini toiletries and a little welcome pack with washing up liquid, cloth etc. The beds were comfortable and the shower was hot and had plenty of pressure. We only went bed and breakfast and we thought the breakfasts were fantastic. There was plenty of choice, with different things on different days. Also, plenty of choice for children. The restaurant was lovely, clean and modern. Other areas of the hotel were also great. The 2 pool areas were clean and well maintained and loads of sunbeds were readily available. The pool was usually quiet and some light entertainment would be put on during the day. The highlight of the hotel has to have been Petra who organised the children's entertainment. My little boy absolutely loved her and loved joining in with the activities and the mini disco each night. Most of the activities were done poolside, where we could see the children and could witness how well she interacted with the children. My only concern would be how 'secure' miniclub was as children were able to wander back from activities which were a bit further away and this made me feel very uneasy. This is no criticism of Petra. The hotel needs to put something into place where children are dropped off / picked up or an extra member of staff is employed for children who want to return to their parents. All in all, a brilliant holiday. Genuinely down to all staff, from cleaners to waiting staff, reception staff, bar staff and entertainment staff! Thank you.
We've just returned from a week here. We stayed half board as we find that it's easier having the evening meal sorted (two children who like a buffet!). The hotel is a series of mini apartments around two pools. The main reception, bar and dining area are in the middle and are bright and welcoming. The grounds and the pool were immaculately kept, plenty of sun loungers, a life guard and there's a mini play area near the larger pool. The beach is literally next to the hotel down a little cut through. When we first went into our room it smelled strongly of bleach and had obviously been cleaned very recently. As we started to unpack our clothes and put them in the wardrobe, I noticed one of the things I'd put away was damp underneath and thought there must have been a leak in our suitcase. Closer inspection revealed that it was in fact bleach!!!! The wardrobe shelves had been wiped with bleach and were still damp. Five items of my daughters clothing were affected, including a brand new skirt. I really should have dealt with it there and then, but we were shattered from being up since 1.30am and hungry as it was past 2pm and we hadn't had lunch. As a result, we ended up not saying anything about it although it did annoy me. My advice to the hotel would be to stop bleaching the wardrobes! As for the room, well, it was clean (bleached to within an inch of its life) and had the essentials, BUT it needed a revamp. The soft furnishings were dated (terracotta bedspreads and curtains) and the furniture was chunky and old fashioned. Definitely more 3 star than 4. The beds were very firm as has been mentioned on here by others, though we weren't too bothered by it. The air con worked well and the shower was fairly powerful, though the shower curtain was pretty flimsy and the floor got quite wet! Also, could have benefited from an extractor fan in the bathroom. The kitchenette had basic crockery and utensils, plus a fridge, microwave and hob. Breakfast and dinner were buffet style and both were fine and compared well with other hotels we've stayed in. Entertainment was provided by two staff, one for the adults and one for the kids. Lots of activities and our girls enjoyed the things they took part in. Overall, we had a pleasant stay but just felt the room lacked any sort of finer touches and definitely needs bringing into the 21st century.
We have just returned from a week at the Hotel. All the staff , from cleaners , gardeners, waiters and front of house were very friendly , polite and helpful.We had an 8 year old and a 18 month year old in our party and both enjoyed the swimming pools. The food at breakfast and dinner was fantastic, with lots of choice for adults and kids , both English and Spanish cuisine. The hotel and apartments were kept very clean and the A/c in the rooms worked well ! I would recommend this family hotel and we hope to return again. Many thanks to all at the Aldea.
This is very much a mixed review of this hotel. To deal with the positives first.....the pools, service of the pool bar, air conditioning in rooms, size of rooms, plenty of available sunbeds at anytime, location to beach and resort are fantastic and finally the entertainment staff are excellent...as there are only 2 of them, they work hard to keep both adults and childen busy. Unfortunately, this hotel is no longer a 4*, I am sure when it was built/refurbished it was up to that standard but the accommodation is in need of attention and look tired. The bathrooms are tiny. The bedrooms have only curtains on the patio doors out to the balcony. The other window has a blind which in terms of blocking out light is no better than a net curtain so we had to take the cover off bed and hang it over the window every night. One night, the cleaning staff forgot to put sheet on the bed, this was corrected the day after. From our perspective, there is not enough staff, certainly at breakfast to provide a proper service. Only one lady had the responsibility of cooking all the eggs and pancakes. Omelettes were only served every other day? bizarre and were popular so the poor lady was trying to concentrate on this and then there would be no pancakes/fried eggs for everyone else. The bacon was burnt to a crisp. We never ate in the hotel in the evening as we used the Marina restaurants so cannot comment on this. We realised that essentially, the hotel was popular with Germans which was fine as they are very polite so some of the decision may be led by this trend. When we arrived we were left with 2 tiny bottles of shower wash and a wall mounted dispenser for soap by shower which was almost impossible to get anything out of. Small point but if they left soap when it had run out this is what you would have expected. As we had booked direct with the hotel we were given 1 week of internet, again petty as we were there for 8 nights and had to purchase 1 more day.
Located in Son Xoriguer within a 5-minute walk of BIGFOOT Andorra Menorca, Grupotel Aldea Cala'n Bosch is within a 15-minute stroll of Macarelleta Beach. This 113-room, 4-star aparthotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with an outdoor pool. Surf And Sail Menorca and Aquarock Waterpark are also close to this Ciutadella de Menorca aparthotel.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.
The 113 apartments feature kitchens and balconies or patios. Guests can expect to find WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Safes are also standard.
At Grupotel Aldea Cala'n Bosch, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free offsite parking and an airport shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach aparthotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 165 reviews