Hotel Son Baulo3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed at the Son Baulo in early June during a heatwave.Didn't meet anybody that had a bad word to say about this hotel.We came here after a cruise and I can honestly say the food was better than the cruise ship.Superb choice and copious amounts available to choose from.The family owned hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly, with nothing too much trouble. We stayed on the 4th floor served by two lifts and stairs and our large balcony overlooked the beach. The rooms were well equipped and clean..hairdryer supplied ladies. There was a fridge but a small charge was made for that, unusual set up with aircon .It was free but timed out between about 5 am and 1 pm.Not an issue for us as it kept the room cool when we needed it. In the mornings you could open the balcony patio doors and hear the sea lapping on the beach. Patio views out over the beach led round to the adequate pool area which is served by another bar/snack area. Entertainment provided each night of varying but presentable standards. Definitely worth a visit...recommended.
Stayed here after a cruise on Tui Discovery. Booked a premier room. Spacious and clean, good bathroom with large walk in shower. Bed very comfy. Air con was good but blew directly on the bed so chilly at night. Restaurant served a reasonable variety for breakfast and evening meal. Pool was a good size but towards the end filled up with kids. Now I don't mind kids but it's the inflatables they use taking up all the pace in the pool, having said that t was a short stroll to the sea which was very pleasant. Hotel nicely situated outside of the main town. Beach was nice but 19 euro for a sunbed!! Staff were very friendly. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby if you want a change. Overall not much to complain about and yes I would go back
Made a last minute plan to go on holiday and chose our destination with Thompsons. Hotel was pleasant and quite simple which is fine when considering we wanted a break from everything. Initially it wS frustrating oy having free wifi in the lobby but it made the holiday that much more fun as the kids stopped looking at their screens and actually went out, played and made friends. So much to do in the local area. Beach os right outside the hotel and if conditions are not perfect you can always enjoy the pool with some reasonably priced drinks. Buffet breakfast has a lot of choice, bar is well stocked (i loved the mojitos) & evening entertainment was always a hit with the kids.
This hotel was one of the options presented to us when we were booking our cruise and stay. We looked at the reviews and couldn't find anything to discourage us to book it. After all it was a Thomson hotel and surely they'd have standards. On arrival those of us who had travelled from the ship found we had slow queue to check in. Although the receptionists were efficient they weren't particularly welcoming. We headed up to our room in a lift that can only carry 2 adults and their 2 suitcases & hand luggage. I was dismayed to see our room was right next to the lift and worried that we'd have disturbed sleep. Thankfully that worry didn't come to fruition although there was plenty of other things to keep us awake ... buses sitting outside or window running their noisy engines and air conditioning units at all times of the night whilst they picked up and dropped off in both or hotel and the one next door. Loud music, singing and shouting at the nearby bars, constant traffic and people coming up the stairwell mashing a noise. There was a printed "about the hotel" laminated card on the side. Rather than a Welcome to the hotel and we hope you enjoy your stay it consists of a list of what you must and must not do. Although the (very cold) air conditioning is free (the card states it's controlled centrally and turned on between 1pm and 4am) the temperature is not controllable so you end up waking up cold and have to get up to turn it off. The tiny fridge could just fit in 2 750ml bottles of water yet cost offer 18€ for the week to use ... despite regularly using 3 star hotels it's the first time I've seen free air con but a paid fridge! When booking we had the option of halfboard or half board, so budgeted for not buying evening meals in local restaurants when getting currency thinking this would be fine. The 'restaurant' is closer to a works canteen ... no table clothes, find your own seat and help yourself. The range of food (Although tasty) was a strange mix and on several occasions we struggled to pull together a coherent meal as it seemed to be Lots of bits and pieces. Breakfast was good though, really nice to see low calorie cereals a skimmed milk available. Unfortunately the bacon lets it down as it resembles reconstituted fat with a slither of bacon runing through it. The pool and area is nice however despite a rule on the afore mentioned laminated card saying towels can't be used to reserve loungers and will be removed there were plenty placed there in the morning and left). The pool bar does light meals for lunch and the staff are very friendly. It was also a relief not to have to pull out your cash mid meal to pay for ordered drinks as they will hold a bill for you (unlike the hotel bar and other user areas). All in all I wish there was an option to have b&b only as we'd have have much preferred this. Overall this hotel reminded me of Butlins in the sun with evening games of bingo that gave way to an act later ... not my cup of tea and we ended up going out with another couple to a nearby bar to escape. Doubt I'll be back and not sure I'd recommend this hotel to others.
Don't know where to start with this hotel. Having just spent a wonderful week on the Thomson TUI Discovery we chose this as a chill out break for our second week. In reflection I can't understand why Thomson pair this up with a cruise ship. The differences are a shock to the system!! Can I first also say I am 50+ and have spend many holidays in mainland Spain, Majorca, Ibiza, Turkey, various Greek islands, Cyprus etc. We were given a room, first floor on the road side of the hotel near the corner. Firstly the room came with a locked fridge?! It cost €18+ for the week to get the key - Ive never had to pay for a fridge before! And don't expect to get anything bigger than a 1.5 litre bottle in it. The air con is free which is great but is set to one temperature - pretty cold (it tells you this in the hotel literature.) Being preset there was no control of the temperature therefore it was either on or off so you either let the room boil, suffered the cold or we're continually turning it on and off... There's is no kettle which the management reply says is standard in a 3 star hotel. The hotel stress they keep noise levels down later at night they did seem to do this unfortunately being on the corner at the road means you can hear the hotel opposite which had someone singing at the top of their voice to music from a mobile phone at 01:20 one morning. The pick ups and drop offs to this hotel and next door mean coaches stopped right outside our room at all hours with engines and air con units running. Moving out of the room the reception is adequate but the time old tradition of taking your passports for a day still persists... in this day and age of security concerns and being told to keep your important documents safe surely this practice has to be revised whether it is local law or not. Airport security were satisfied with a cursory glance as I entered the country but the hotel needs to keep it for a day? I don't think so... Wi-Fi is non existent you have to sit on the sofas in reception or the seats directly in front of the bar to get it. The room Wi-Fi is charged for and apparently not worth the money. Many of the surrounding hotels have free WiFi throughout. I couldn't understand the rave reviews of "food to die for. " etc. The food is fine and plenty of it and breakfasts are good but I struggled to put together a normal kind of meal in the evenings. For example on nights where there was meat there was basically no veg or potatoes to accompany it? The actual restaurant (I use the term loosely) reminded me of my school dinner hall - bare tables, queues for everything. There is an area through the back which has tablecloths and a bit more like a hotel restaurant so we sat there. As regards the restaurant evening rules as long as you don't go in with vest top on your ok. I normally wear long trousers, shoes and a shirt in the evenings. I realise people are on holiday but eating dinner at 7:30 surrounded by t shirts, beach shorts and sandals felt a bit strange. The bars - well.... having traveled extensively on business and pleasure I have never (outwith the UK) been asked to pay for drinks each time I am served!! One of the waiters told me its management rules... so even in the middle of eating dinner you have to fish in your pocket to pay for the drinks... hmmm. Entertainment. Whilst I appreciate the fact the hotel has entertainment on, ourselves and another couple decided to finish our drinks and leave because we were told " the entertainment will start as soon as we get the bingo out of the way". Oh dear...! As another reviewer said previously this place is Blackpool in the sun! Having said all this it must just be me... we overheard a conversation where a woman about to leave said "It's our sixth time here... we love it". Another night new arrivals were greeting the waiters like long lost friends.... This hotel needs to drag itself into the 21st century and modernise its ideas. All in all it was adequate for our purposes but personally I've been here twice - the first time and the last time....
Excellent in every way. Perfect location on the beach.Lovely nice pool. Large rooms with nice bathroom. Very clean.Excellent staff service, we could not ask for a better service. Entertainment on George Penna night, fantastic.
This was our second visit to Son Balou. First was brilliant we loved it, unlike this occasion. Spoiled by a late check in and being given a basis first floor bin view twin room compared to the room I actually booked Superior triple sea view room, £180 a night compared to the basis £58 room, we received room at 2am very upset tired and angry. We where told by night desk he couldn't give us the room we had booked and to return to the desk at 7am, no sleep and 5 hours later got told come back at 10am for room booked. By this time exhausted and very niggly with each other. Complete farce and ruined our holiday. Never again!!!! Plus side beach and crazy horse are great.
This is a lovely hotel in a quiet area of Ca'an Picafort leading on to a good beach, ideal for a couple whose ideal holiday is relaxing near the sea. The hotel has loads of sun beds if you don't want to pay 14 euros a day and actually they were more comfortable than the ones that you paid for on the beach. The hotel room was a superior sea view on the fourth floor (top floor) and was worth the extra charge, lovely shower and bathroom, really relaxing decor, six foot bed, good size flat screen tv with several English channels, kettle free of charge in these rooms, fridge to hire if you want. Room obviously recently very nicely upgraded.The staff were very pleasant and efficient and the food well cooked (in some hotels we've stayed at the food has been spoilt by poor cooking.) There was plenty of choice and it was nicely presented, efficient staff quick to clear dishes and keep it looking good. Being picky, couldn't get a decent cup of coffee though! Reception staff were friendly and helpful, good television room with sky sports so my husband could watch the Lions rugby- bonus points for that! Evening entertainment seemed quite good though we preferred the twenty minutes stroll along the sea front to the centre of the resort - good selection of bars and shops there. I would agree with the star rating. There's a couple of things I would have preferred like air conditioning not centrally controlled and fridge hire cheaper (think it was 2.70 Euros per day) but as a fridge wasn't essential and early in the season it's not usually too hot in the room these are very minor points. We would certainly love to stay there again and definitely recommend it.
Had a very relaxing week here. It's very clean. Had older connecting family room looking out to sea, plenty of space. Lots of extra charges ie. Safe, fridge, aircon, Wi-Fi if you chose to use these. No need to get up early for Sun beds always plenty, we went may half term and it was fairly busy, not sure what it would be like in Aug! Food - well suffice to say there is plenty of choices but very meat heavy, which suited me, roasts on offer every night. Activities on offer each morning from the lovely Shana, who's new but doing a great job!. Mini disco followed by bingo, big pay out. Followed by different entertainment each night. It's very family orientated, personally wouldn't go as a couple but loads of couples there . It's right on the beach. Maybe a problem with the bottom of the little pool as our kids had blistered toes, report it to rep if this happens. I bought pool shoes then found out hotel would provide them! Overall a great family holiday, great weather even though one day we had worst storm ever! Had a walk into town, about 20 mins, it's ok, maybe geared up for German tourists, every t-shirt on sale had a German quote. Taxi back 6 euros. Manager friendly, seems to run a tight ship! One word of warning, one if the restuarant wine waiters seems to have a tendency to "forget" to bring your change. When I mentioned this to head waiter he knew exactly who had served us. Still I would return for a family holiday.
Me and my partner stayed in Hotel Son Baulo on the 5th of July 2016 for 7 nights. The VERY warm coach picked us up from the airport and it took approximately 90 minutes to get to the hotel. We arrived at the hotel and were given a key to our room. The receptionists were very friendly and informative. When we went up to our room, we were quite disappointed. It was really quite small and extremely out dated. The bathroom was not overly nice, and the shower was very weak. We did book a sea view room, which was really pleasant. The buffet was also very nice, and there was a wide variety of food on offer for breakfast and dinner. We did have to pay for all of our drinks. The staff were very friendly. We didn't actually go in the pool once, as there were lots of kids around and it felt more likely a family and children orientated environment. As the hotel is located directly on the beach, we decided to get sunbeds on the beach every day. It was a 10-15 minute walk into the main town, where we enjoyed cocktails and food and explored all of the market stalls. It was a 3-4 minute taxi which costs about 6 euros. It was very pleasant. The beach was lovely, however we were very disappointed with the sea. The pictures show a very clear blue quiet sea. It was quite the opposite! The sea was unusually rough... we did go in the sea but only to have a laugh and to try jump over the waves! I wouldn't recommend trying to relax in a rubber ring.... Because of this we actually went to Alcudia's beach, which was STUNNING. The water was crystal clear, the sand was virtually white and it was so still. It was shallow for a fair distance. I would DEFINITELY recommend visiting Alcudia! All in all it was an average stay, however I wouldn't stay here again, but would definitely consider a hotel near Alcudia because it was just beautiful.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Son Baulo within 2 miles (3 km) of Karting Can Picafort, Hotel Son Baulo is within a few miles (5 km) of Necròpolis de Son Real. This 251-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also close to Illot dels Porros.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.
Hotel Son Baulo's 251 rooms are individually furnished and provide washers/dryers, balconies, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.
At Hotel Son Baulo, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 16 per person. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1526 reviews