This hotel if really lovely. We've just returned from a weeks stay (August 2011) and have had a wonderul time. The hotel was fully booked this week and therefore at it'sbusiest but you would never have known. There were no queues for meals ever, the pool area was big enough to absorb the guests without overcrowding and it really didn't feel too busy at all.
The rooms were extremely clean and the maid service outstanding. Our room was on the lower level of the two storey buildings. Each room had a balcony, ours overlooked the pools and surrounded by beautiful palm trees and plants; really pretty. The bathrooms were particularly clean. We are a family of four and the main bedroom had two large single beds pushed together to make a large double. In the living area were two sofa beds for the kids; all very comfortable.
We went all inclusive and were so pleased we did as the hotel wasn't close to any restaurants. The food in the hotel was outstanding. Breakfast (my favourite) had an amazing selection of English and continental food and served at a really reasonable 0800-1030 hrs. Lunch and dinner were also a delight. There was an amazing choice of food available regularly refreshed and two selections (usually a fish and meat choice) cooked fresh on the grill throughout the service. Wine,soft drinks and desserts were also available. The dining hall was immaculately clean and waiters very attentive.
The bar served local beer and spirits as part of the all-inclusive and service was very good. The evening entertainment may not suit all but wasas expected and average (magicians, singers, groups, reptile show, quiz night).
My children at 12 and 8 didn't get involved in the kids club so I can't comment but the hotel day entertainment (sporty type things) were well received by the kids in the pool . They also had a kids(under 10 ish) disco every evening which the little ones loved.
The pools were lovely. Three larger pools and onesmall pool for toddlers. Even though the hotel was fully booked the pools never seemed too busy. Usual sun loungers and parasols surrounding the pools were scrubbed clean every day and the pool immaculately kept. A s expected a 7am alarm is required if you want to 'reserve' a sun lounger! But there were always plenty spare if you weren't bothered about where you were around the pool.
Communal areas were very comfortable and well kept. I can't empahsize enough how clean the place was!
On the down side, the hotel location leaves a lot to be desired. Out front is a row of mainly closed down shops which are grubby and rather unpleasant. We were under the impression, before we arrived, that the beach was at the rear of the hotel, however, it isn't. The beach is actually 600yds along thegrubby road of closed down shops. BUT I WOULDN'T BOTHER (read on!!!!) The word beach is an exaggeration. Imagine a fishing port, a small one, with a bit of sand. Now imagine about a thousand people crammed in like sardines. Add to that dirty plastic bags floating around and a tacky naff cafe. Top it off with the typical hairbraiding lady and you have Port des Torrent. In a word DREADFUL.
If the location was better I would definately go back to the Aura. This hotel is SUPERB but could be amazing if the run down shops and beach were improved. But, we found we didn't need to leave the hotel. The kids loved the pools, we couldn't get them out. That with the all inclusive made this a really lovely holiday.
By the way, the sister hotel next door, Sirenis Country Club, is a much larger less personal affair. Very busy, a bit butlins-like. Large and clinical. I wouldn't recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sirenis Hotel Club Aura is in a superb location on the seafront, just 150 metres from the Port des Torrent beach. The hotel is within easy reach of nearby San Jose and 20 km from Ibiza town. It opened its doors in the summer of 1999. The complex has been designed in the style of a small village, with groups of low-rise buildings situated amongst extensive gardens. As a result, there's a warm, Mediterranean feel to the hotel. The quality of services and facilities has been awarded year after year with the Environmental Management System Certification UNE - EN ISO 14001:2004 The hotel is oriented for British guests and is the ideal spot to enjoy an unforgettable family holiday, with the convenience of the All Inclusive board. If you are looking for somewhere to escape the stress and bustle of your daily life, and want to relax but also have fun, you will find all you need here - a large pool on three levels, separate children's pool, sun terrace, sauna, whirlpool, an indoor heated pool and a 4.500 M2 water park. The buffet restaurant offers a varied cuisine, where you will find the best local and international dishes, with many prepared on the spot. If you want to try something different, the Teppanyakiclub thematic restaurant offers a delicious Asian experience. The Sirenis Hotel Club Aura is available in the UK through Thomson as a Thomson Family hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sirenis Hotel Aura
- Sirenis Hotel Club Aura Ibiza, Spain