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Valentin Star Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Carrer del Port s/n, 07760 Cala'n Bosch, Minorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Cala'n Bosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“An excellent holiday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Valentin Star.

I've had a look at some of the negative reviews and can't relate to the bad experiences detailed there. For example, everything was well organised by the holiday company we travelled with and there were no glitches. I don't have any major complaints.

Restaurant
We have no obvious complaints about quality or variety of food for breakfast or the evening meals. Food is quite a subjective topic. I can be very fussy about what I eat; and I'm a competent cook, so I can be very critical of what others cook for me, but I always ate well at Valentin Star. The food was tasty. The desserts were tempting. I enjoyed sampling all sorts of different things.

Ambiance and amenities
It's a quiet, adult-oriented hotel. The environment is very relaxing and pleasant. It's kept in very good order and although it's a little dated in places, the decor and communal areas are neat and tidy. My mum, with whom I was travelling, has limited mobility but she managed her way around the hotel. There are ramps to get up and down to different parts of the hotel and generally, because we were there at the end of the season, we didn't have to wait for the lift. I wouldn't say it was the best hotel for those with limited mobility because it's rather large and spread out - but that's a minor quibble.

As is my quibble about the restaurant. It's not ideally situated because it's "outside" the hotel and by the pool, so you have to go out of the main building to get there but there's not much that can be done about the design and layout now (!).

The pool area is very nice and, once again, because it was the end of the season there wasn't any problem getting somewhere to sit and lounge.

The rooms are spacious and clean. The balconies/terraces aren't very big and don't all have good views (we were overlooking the road but some appeared to have just a hedge or not much of a view at all). The rooms have a small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, plus robes, slippers and complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms (this is a big step up for me because I've stayed in a couple of hostels around Europe!). There is efficient air conditioning but we weren't interested because we can tolerate the heat. And boy, did we get some heat. The weather was first rate - which is exactly what we came for. Earlier in the season I imagine it was perhaps not so wonderful.

The daily programme of entertainment wasn't particularly inspiring and nor was the evening entertainment - but that's par for the course!

Staff and personnel
The staff, especially the restaurant staff and the manager, are lovely and very helpful.

Resort
Cala 'n' Bosch in October, the end of the season, is still a lovely place to visit. The hotel is close to the bus stop that will take you into the nearest major town, Ciutadella. There's also a small shopping complex, restaurants, bars and the marina within easy walking distance (less than 5 minutes). The beaches at Cala 'n' Bosch and San Xoriguer are easy walking distance away, very clean and very pretty.

To get further afield, there are lots of car hire companies with deals that are reasonably priced, close to the hotel. It's not a big island, so the hotel is quite a good base to use to travel anywhere (even at a relatively low maximum legal speed): it's easy and fairly quick to get around.

I know that there is a wide variation in quality in four star hotels on the continent but this is definitely one of the better four star hotels that I've stayed in.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the pool or the marina, ideally.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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English first
Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed at the Valentin Star for 8 nights end of Sept to 5th October. This was my first trip abroad and what a great first experience of being abroad it was. The hotel was immaculately clean, the rooms were quite spacious with a pool view, which we felt was well worth paying the extra money for as the first room we were given did not have a good view, we looked out on to a hedge. The room we had was actually the third room we had looked at. The balcony was a very pleasant place to sit and chill after a night out and look over the illuminated pool and listen to "Joey Sexy Eyes" singing his heart out and playing guitar (really well at that!!) in the distance at the Irish bar across the road. Singing not all that good though!!! seriously though he is very entertaining and you must check him out. There are plenty of complementary shampoos, soaps, body creme etc in the bathroom as well as fluffy robes and slippers.
The food was a big wow factor!! There was so much choice and all tasted really good. The puddings are amazing and not massive (mostly buffet bite size so you could have 10 puds without the guilt factor!!!) There was outside seating by the marina if preferred, which is where we sat for breakfast each morning........and evening too. It was so pleasant out there. The massive rocker/swivel chairs on the Marina terrace and the terrace inside the hotel were amazing and comfortable, we saw quite a few people asleep in those!
Do try the five euro cocktails, Can recommend the Mohitos!
Entertainment at the hotel was good with music on the pool terrace and outside the hotel on the Marina terrace.
There was always sunbeds available by the pool so there's no need to reserve your sunbed
with a towel or bag.
All in all i had a wonderfully great experience staying at the Valentin Star and will keep the memories of being there with me forever. : )

Room Tip: The pool view or marina view rooms are well worth paying the extra money for.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Hotel very clean and service excellent, well worth paying for pool view on the room upgrade. Would definitely book again. Only disappointment was the dress code... Agree if men to wear long trousers then don't allow track suit pants and scruffy jeans, surely smart tailored shorts would be more appropriate.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My Husband and I stayed at The Valentin Star for a week this October.This is our forth time over the pass eight years.Beautiful Hotel, Staff were brilliant through out the hotel.Wide selection of food to suit most everyone.Give it a try you will love it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I just got back from a week half board at the Valentin Star (19th to 26th October) in Cala n Bosch Menorca. We had previously been there, at the beginning of the 2011season, for 10 days in May. We wanted peace and quiet and we got it. We had been absolutely delighted with the hotel, staff, food service etc..... that's why we returned....This latest trip, at the end of the season, would be a known quantity wouldn't it?....read on!!

This time, the hotel displayed the same (if not better) quality and the same attention to it's guests that had been shown in 2011 and indeed many of the key staff were actually the same people. We were not disappointed in the least. The hotel now only caters for adults and so is likely to be off limits to young people with families.
If you want a relaxing hotel in an excellent location with good food and attentive friendly staff. this will do it. Rooms with even numbers have pool views and rooms with odd numbers look out onto the resort but beware, not all of these have a pleasant view, and some can be very noisy from the few bars across the road. It is possible to upgrade but ring the hotel directly for options as any costs are likely to be far less than if you upgrade with the tour operator.
Back to the ''known quantity''
If you want peace and quiet, this week is the best, however the resort is effectively closed.. so if you want to eat out there are very few choices. The hotel was winding down to the point where my wife and I, along with another English couple. hold the distinction of being the very last guests to leave the premises for the 2013 season. On our last morning, we took a tour of the hotel...think Jack Nicholson in The Shining.... with one difference. The standards we enjoyed on both holidays here were maintained to the very last minute, even got free coffee served to us on the terrace. We will go back and we recommend it highly.

Room Tip: Avoid ground level, outside facing rooms.They have no view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed at the Valentin Star Hotel from the 28th September - 12th October and it was lovely. We had a great room overlooking the marina, everything was very clean and the staff couldn't do enough for you. Food, had something for everyone lots of choice and show cooking and the desserts were to die for !! On an evening their was shows on the marina terrace and the stage by the pool we enjoyed everyone of them. We would certainly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the marina
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Spent a week here from 12th to 19th October. Very relaxing time. It was the end of the season so most of the bars/cafés etc., around the area were closed. This did not distract from a very enjoyable stay, helped by the lovely weather we had. We paid the extra for a pool view room. Ours was on the ground floor with flat screen TV. The hotel is spotless in all areas. Staff very hospitable and friendly. Loved the bar and evening musical entertainment. Yes, it might be a tad expensive, but the measures were generous, to say the least. Food was so so, but I am a bit picky, so don't let that put you off. Would I go again? That would be a definite yes!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for pool view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carrer del Port s/n, 07760 Cala'n Bosch, Minorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Minorca > Cala'n Bosch
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cala'n Bosch
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cala'n Bosch
#4 Family Hotel in Cala'n Bosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Valentin Star Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Valentin Star Resort
Hotel Valentin Star
Valentin Star Menorca
Valentin Star Hotel Minorca, Spain

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