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Hotel Playa Azul
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo, 27, 07712 Cala'n Porter, Minorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cala'n Porter
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6 hotel reviews
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“Great for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The staff were great start to finish. The food was ok you wouldnt go hungry and its very typical stuff catering for different nationalities.
We were put in a room on arrival behind 2 palm trees no sun at all. Quick visit to reception and a new room sorted.
The hotel is small so never had to queue at the bar or restaurant. The restaurant was quite cafe like in its set up and the entertainment was not so good but didnt matter to us as we didnt go to be entertained!
A lot of steps down to the beach but its worth a trip down.
Probably wouldnt go back but thats because the resort hasn't much to offer and not a reflection on the hotel.
Get up early if you want a sunbed!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Well me and my friend stayed at this hotel straight on from staying in Arenal D'en Castell. The hotel itself is lovely, super clean, nicely decorated, friendly staff however the food is horrendous. There's hardly any choice what so ever, it's always cold and it's really repetitive. I'm also not a particularly fussy eater either! I've been all inclusive many times, from 5* to 2* and I have to say the food at the 2* I stayed at was ten times better than this.
The niceness of the hotel and the food just don't match up! I think if they stepped up their game a little with the food it would be a much better hotel in general.
I wouldn't personally stay here again because of the food situation, as we've paid over £400 and are still having to eat out every night because of it.
But for those people who don't mind bad food then the hotel is lovely :)

Just not for us!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Long Eaton, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Having had a fantastic 10 days at the Playa Azul in September 2012 (see my previous review), we decided to return for another 10 days at the end of June 2013, hoping to repeat the experience.

Although we still enjoyed the holiday, the Playa Azul is starting to look a little tired, and in need of a makeover. Difficult to pin this on any single thing, but the carpets in the public areas (reception and corridors) are stained in places, and really need replacement or deep cleaning; the bannister on the stairs was obviously not repainted over the winter, when the Hotel is closed, and it was impossible to run a bath without having a shower too - a lot of little things that add up to an establishment in need of some TLC.

For the first 7 days of our stay, the air conditioning wasn't working, and when we initially reported this to reception on Day 1, the response was that it was a nice day, so we should go to the beach!!

Overall, the staff were great - the cleaners worked tirelessly, and the Restaurant / Cafe staff were all very pleasant and efficient. In terms of the food on offer, you could always find something that suited your taste, but some of the dinner choices were a little obscure, to say the least - the grey mousse was one to avoid, as was the chocolate flavoured custard with digestive biscuits floating on the top!

Perhaps having stayed there before, we may have expected too much, and another couple we spoke to, who were visiting for the first time, were very impressed with the range and quality of food on offer, so it can't have been too bad!

From 2014, it looks as though all breaks here will be 'All Inclusive', which will definitely change the dynamic of the guests, and will do little to secure the future of the small bars and restaurants in the resort, who will lose out on business as a result.

I love the resort of Cala en Porter, and the location of the Hotel, but I'm not sure whether a 3rd visit is likely to happen.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Keighley, united kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Just returned from a 7 day all inclusive holiday at this lovely hotel. The hotel's location is excellent just across the road from the beach and the bus stop, and very close to a number of bars and restaurants. Our room was spacious and the bathroom was big and looked as though it had been recently refurbished. Everywhere including all the public areas were kept spotlessly clean. All the staff were very polite and always greeted with a smile. We thought the food was good with plenty of choice at all meal times. There was entertainment on 2 nights in the week which we enjoyed and seemed to go down well with everyone (majority of guests appeared to be English and Spanish) Our only criticism would be not enough sunbeds. Some people were 'reserving' with towels before breakfast and then not appearing till after lunch.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Had 1 week here all inclusive. Got upgraded for free on arrival. a clean,quiet hotel with great staff. Food good. Good pool. evening entertainment not great,but plenty of bars locally for that.. You want a week of peace and sunshine go for it..

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is an excellent hotel, brilliant value for money and in a beautiful location! My girlfriend and I (both in our 20's) stayed for a week in June.
The hotel was spotless and the staff were lovely. The food/bar was good and lots of choice. We ate there every night bar one, where we chose to eat out.
The pool was great and the beach was right below the hotel although there were quite a few steps down.
If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing stay this is definitely the place to go!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 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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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A lovely stay at Playa Azul, Menorca. Hotel spotlessly clean. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel was good and the beach nearby was very inviting and did not get too busy. There were a lot of steps up and down to the beach so did need to be quite mobile. We found the food at the hotel extremely good and their was plenty of variety. There were a few restaurants and shops just a short walk away.

It was a quiet hotel with evening entertainment on a few occasions. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: We were on the highest floor. Lovely view but the room did get very hot as the air conditioning had...
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  • Stayed June 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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Address: Paseo Maritimo, 27, 07712 Cala'n Porter, Minorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Minorca > Cala'n Porter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cala'n Porter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
During the winter of 2009, the Hotel Playa Azul has undergone a full refurbishment including a brand new, fabulous, outdoor swimming pool, overlooking stunning views of the bay and stylish, contemporary guest rooms. Popular with both families and couples this is a great choice for a relaxing holiday. In a privileged position on a hilltop, overlooking the rocky headland and sea is the Hotel Playa Azul. Just 200 metres away from the sandy beach, which is down a set of steep steps, the panoramic views are amazing. Located near to the commercial centre, the local shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife of Cala’n Porter are all within walking distance of the hotel, and downtown Mahon is just a short bus ride away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Playa Azul Cala'n Porter, Minorca, Spain

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