We spent 2 weeks here, returning home last weds. Initially I was apprehensive as we have stayed in other places in Ibiza before and we only booked this place because where we originally wanted was fully booked. I read the reviews on here and was worried about the remoteness of the place and the slope/stairs. However, I needn't have worried at all and in fact I am glad the other place was full! Yes it is remote, but there's so much going on that it's not a problem, plus you can use the hotel bus to go out if needed. Yes there is a slope to the beach which is steep, but it takes less than 2 mins to walk down and on the way back up you can stop in the brasserie for a nice cold drink. Yes there are lots of stairs, but this does depend on the block you stay in and to be honest I needed some exercise with all the food I consumed being all inclusive! If stairs will be a problem for you I would suggest requesting block 1 which is where reception is located. My 2 daughters didn't have a problem with the slope or stairs and they are only 7 and 2 - we didn't bother to take a pushchair as I knew it would be more trouble than it was worth and they were happy to walk.
Location - the resort has the cala verde and cala blanca hotels, the pirate island, a doctor and pharmacy, spar shop nearby and another shop down by the beach.
Rooms - basic but clean, lovely view from our room (6255), lots of stairs but as I said this didn't bother us.
Pool area - baby pool and 2 big pools perfect for my kids, no problem getting sunbeds even though we were there at peak time being the middle of August. Some people do go and reserve beds at 7.30am but we were able to go down at 8.15/8.30am and find beds without a problem. Bar is on hand so drinks and ice creams available all day. We also walked to the pirate island which my children loved, it takes about 5 mins to walk to is a really pleasant, quiet stroll. Sunbeds all around the pirate island and the snack bar - perfect for spending a day there.
Food - fantastic choice, always something everyone would enjoy. Some foods stay the same each night which to me isn't a problem as it means there will always be something my children will eat, but there is also a different theme each night eg seafood, oriental etc to give plenty of variety and the chance to try something new. Lovely salads, meats, lots of choice. Breakfast and lunch options also very good, loads to choose from, breakfast donuts were amazing (just like Krispy kremes!). The brasserie is also great, we used this for lunch as it is shaded and my children liked the pizza, hotdogs and chips.
Entertainment - we took part in daytime activities such as Jenga, archery, beach games, water polo, aerobics, water aerobics, shooting and all we're enjoyable. The animation team encourage you to take part and make the activities really enjoyable. They very quickly remember names and are very friendly without pressuring you to take part. They make a real effort with the children and are so pleasant. Lupo, Laura, Alex and Daniele deserve a special mention - so hard working, fun and genuinely lovely people. The kids club was popular - mine children chose not to go to the club but I would've been happy for them to if they had wanted to, again the staff are very attentive and ensure the children have a great time arranging all sorts of activities both by the look and on the beach/around the resort. The evening entertainment was varied - different shows each night. My children loved the mini disco which is 8.30-9 and more often than not they wanted to go up to bed after this which was fine as my husband and I could then sit on the balcony and have drinks/play cards. When we did watch the evening shows that start at 9.30 we enjoyed them. Other people have criticised the shows in their reviews but I'm not sure what they would be expecting. It does get busy and as other people have mentioned if you leave your seats unattended other people do just take them which could be annoying, but we just made sure that one of us went to the bar and one stayed where we were sitting to ensure this didn't happen. I've also read in other reviews that the bar gets very busy which I agree with, however the small pool side bar is also open and no one else seemed to use this - I don't know why as there was no queue at all at this one.
Photographer - the photographers take photos during the day and evenings. You are then able to go and view the photos and decide whether to buy any. No pressure to buy from the staff and the packages for having the photos on a disc with some prints were reasonable priced in my option, as the quality of the pictures and prints is brilliant. We paid for a small selection of the ones we were in.
Reception - The reception area is lovely, the staff are fantastic and do anything they can to help - excellent service. One day I need some paracetamol and had forgotten to pack any. Because the pharmacy is about 10mins away the hotel send a car there each day to pick up anything people have requested, so I asked for paracetamol and it was delivered by 5pm. You don't pay for the service, only the tablets needed.
You can pay 20 euro deposit per towel to hire beach towels from reception and I would recommend this as towels take up so much room in cases. You can change the towels when needed and your money is returned when you hand them in at the end of your holiday.
On the day we left we had an early flight and thought we wouldn't be able to eat before we left, however reception will arrange for a cold breakfast to be provided so they open the restaurant early for this leaving.
We had one day of rain so we went down to reception at about 10.30am, and asked about hiring a car. Within less than 10 mins a man arrived to drive us to the cala blanca hotel where the hire place is and by 11.15 we were out and about driving round the island for a very reasonable price.
There is a small shop within the hotel which has essentials and there are souvenirs available to buy at reception.
The only negatives I could mention (and this is being picky) - the beds aren't the most comfortable, perhaps some new mattresses needed and the floor around the pool area did need a good clean some days but part of the problem is people leaving litter and not showering when they've been to the beach. Also the wifi is not free and apparently is not very good so we didn't bother paying for it. There are 2 computers for use if internet access in needed and it's about 1 euro for 10mins.
I have tried to cover as much as possible in this review as when we were booking our holiday i read loads of reviews on here and found them really helpful.
Overall this is one of the best holidays I have ever been on. We enjoyed every day, even the rainy day. The hotel is lovely, the location is perfect, the staff do everything they can to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde located in Es Figueral Beach is well known for its magnificient panoramic bay views. It is awarded with the "Q" of tourist quality and Environment ISO 14001. The hotel has 257 rooms: Double, Premium and Suites equipped with full bathroom, air conditioning, TV satellite, safe, telephone, mini fridge, Wi-Fi and tea & coffee facilities. The ideal Tourist complex Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde has everything thought to detail to make your holidays unforgettable:Two restaurants with international buffet and themed dinners, air conditioning in the main public rooms and ample lounges with TV/ SAT and Internet point, bar, Swimming pool and Solarium. CHildren's playground, 5.000 M2. For Miniclub, Pirate Island and Adventure Zone. Shows and entertainment every night. Games and competitions for children and adults. Free sports and gym. Regular bus service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Invisa Hotel Cala Verde
- Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde Ibiza/Santa Eulalia Del Rio