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“Cheap and basic but excellent holiday!” 4 of 5 stars
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Annabel I & II
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   carrer de Llevant, 07750 Cala Galdana, Minorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Cala Galdana
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and basic but excellent holiday!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

- As on a budget we decided to book these apartments as very cheap compared to others in the area. We are a family of five, so we booked a 2 bedroom apartment for 6. We were a little worried before we went that the apartments would be too small, dirty and generally poor, however we were very surprised when we arrived!
- As we arrived in the evening, a note was left outside the reception area to let us know which room we would be in. ( I knew reception would not be open as I e-mailed them to find out before we went - which they promptly repled to my queries effectively.) Although the apartment was basic, it had a nice fire place with shelves with books on one wall that made the living area quite homely for an apartment abroad! The living room had a sofa, chair and a dining table (although we never used this!) and a dresser with various cups, plates, glasses, bowls etc... The kitchen area was quite small but had 2 hobs and a toaster - unfortuntley no kettle though! Just off of the kitchen was a pantry! This had plenty of shelves to store food and other things in and it also had a microwave, an ironing board and an iron in it. The bathroom was a reasonable size, with a good powerful shower within the bath. There were even three bedrooms - even though we expected just 2! The main bedroom was quite big with a dressing table, mirror and large double built in wardrobes. Lots of storage space! The other bedrooms were quite small but had a wardrobe each with drawers and were plenty big enough for the children to sleep in! They did however have nasty plastic sheets on the kids beds though! They did not complain once about them though! There was also a large terrace area with table and chairs outside and a fold up washing line.
- Although the apartments were great for us, as we were not expecting too much for the money, some people may not feel comfortable in them at all! There were some rather strange smells in some of the cupboards - a sort of damp smell??? Some of the light fittings etc.. were a little old and rusty looking. However the apartment was clean when we arrived, and some of the accessories seemed newish - such as the curtains.
- In front of our apartments was a grass area that the kids loved playing football on with the Spanish children also staying in our apartment block. There was a large pine tree outside that you could hear all of the many birds singing first thing in the morning! This co-incided with the sprinkler system turning on early every morning - which was quite noisy! However, we got used to it within a few days!
- Behind the apartment was a small swimming pool with sunbeds and parasels around. The pool was deep but our children aged 4, 6 and 8 were fine in there with the youngest wearing arm bands! Most days that we spent any time at the pool we had it completley to ourselves! It was great! It seemed like we had our own private pool.
- Our apartment block was Annabel I. There was also a block with Annabel II over the road which was part of the same complex with another swimming pool and this is where the reception was. The reception was open every day but the ladies that run the complex also cleaned the apartments so they were not in the reception area very often. We realised after a few days that they were there between 10 - 10.30am if you needed anything. The apartment was only cleaned once in the middle of out two week stay - but we were happy with this, as we got clean towels every three days anyway.
- The complex was set in a residential area high up on one side of the gorge in the beautiful resort of Cala Galdana. There were steps down to the main resort and beach. They were quite steep and you had to be very careful as a bit slippy with the pine needles everywhere! We tended to use them in the day though as easier than the steep hill in the heat of the day! At night after a meal out and a few drinks we walked up the hill past the Hotel Audax. The hill wasn't to bad, especially as we usually stopped for a last drink at the fantastic bar right at the top before strolling to our apartment when finished!
- We had a fantastic holiday here - probably our best holiday yet! The apartment we had were basic but quite large with everything we wanted - a lovely location, quiet, a swimming pool, in walking distance of various bars and restaurants and the beautiful beach! It is not for people who like various facilities within the complex and daytime and evening entertainment, however I feel without these facilities we have had a better holiday as we have explored the resort more and had various different nights out. Sometimes we used the local hotels facilities at entertainment on offer! Other evenings we had lovely three course meals. Others we just wandered and even paddled in the sea! There were so many things to do if you looked around which I found so much better than feeling that you should use the facilities on your complex as you booked and payed for them!
- We would defintley book to come back here again one day!

  • Liked — Great value and lovely location!
  • Disliked — A few minor smells!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: carrer de Llevant, 07750 Cala Galdana, Minorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Minorca > Cala Galdana
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Cala Galdana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Annabel I & II 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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