As mentioned in many reviews, El Greco is situated a stone's throw away from a fantastic clean and safe sandy beach, with shallow waters ideal for children to safely play and swim.
Yes there are a few steps leading to the beach, but we witnessed many buggies being successfully carried up or down( please don't let this fact put you off as otherwise the hotel and resort is fine- the steps are wide enough for people to pass each other) Once you reach the bottom you can use the wooden boardwalk to cross the beach into Portinatx itself, or follow the path round the headland into the next Bay(approx 800 yards). Top Tip's : to avoid having to hire daily a lounger on the beach, buy yourself a lilo or Sun shelter/tent prior, and keep to the right side of the beach as you look towards the lifeguard tower from the hotel( nicer clear area underfoot whilst swimming)
El Greco is a 3 star hotel but gets 4 stars for the quality and variety of menus on offer. Nobody should have any worries re: the 'all inclusive' food with plenty of choice for all tastes ( a large proportion of the food is of the healthy ' Med Diet' variety i.e freshly grilled fish, salads, oils etc alongside more traditional fare) You help yourself to drink's in the restaurant i.e wine,beer,juices and water etc. Even the fussiest eater is catered for- the food really is delicious!!
Again, as said in previous reviews the Hotel/Guest rooms are kept very clean at all times, the staff always friendly and willing to help out. **** lack of soundproofing is a problem though- if given a room located near a stairwell or lift, be ready for the noise to travel like a foghorn!! But in fairness the bar shuts at 2300 hrs( all inclusive option that is) and the hotel seems settled by midnight and the noise dies down***
There is an Aqua park located across the beach from El Greco, whereby residents have exclusive use of it( the excellent lifeguards discreetly check your wrists for the El Greco ' wrist bands' - no band,no entry. The all inclusive continues in the Aqua park re all drinks, ice creams etc. Due to the hotel pool issues mentioned in other reviews, we spent most of our days split between the beach and aqua park( children aged 7 and 5) again both which are ideally located near the hotel.
As a whole our kids enjoyed the various slides on offer but you may need to be in the water yourself if they cannot touch the floor ( there is a toddler section in the aqua park, quietly apart from the main area which has its own little pool and slide, otherwise no pool as such is present- the slides exit into a 'plunge' area which you have to quickly clear ready for the next rider)!!
Portinatx itself is very quiet and better suited to families, as is the El Greco itself really- everything is 'geared up' for families, couples would be better suited elsewhere.
Visit Vincent's Bar in town, especially Tommy Memphis Elvis night- good singer and funny guy, also a drink at the Zulu Bar which is around the corner from the hotel along the costal path is a must!!! A beer/cocktail there whilst the the sun is setting over the bay is a fantastic sight- Ibiza at its very best.
A highly recommended Resort and Hotel, ideal for children and families and will visit again.
- Also Known As:
- El Greco Hotel
- El Greco Portinatx
- El Greco Hotel Ibiza
- Hotel El Greco
- El Greco Ibiza
- Hotel El Greco Ibiza
- Marconfort El Greco Hotel Ibiza/Portinatx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find the beautiful three star hotel El Greco at only 5 minutes distance from the cosy center of the town of Portinatx and 30 minutes form the city of Ibiza. This hotel is located on the pretty sandy beach and crystal clear waters of the Cala Portinatx bay and has been completely refurbished in 2008.The hotel, with comfortable rooms equipped with individual air-conditioning, television, telephone, acomplete bathroom with full bath and balcony, combined with its all inclusive program, the extended entertainment program and superb location, offers a wide variety of possibilities to ensure an exceptional holiday.Hotel El Greco has all ingredients needed for a fantastic All inclusive family holiday! ... more less
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