Nothing about this hotel is what I expected. Many of my friends have stayed here over the years & raved about how wonderful it was. However on revisting this year, under new managemnet, each and every one of us was disappointed.
I'll start at the start:
They offer ferry collection. This didnt happen as they never answered the phone and our cab was 22euro.
The hotel is within walking distance to little or nothing. Hire a car.
Our room was basic to say the least. Clean but very very basic with no in room phone, tv, radio, fridge, hair dryer, chairs etc. Not all of these are vital however a room with simply a bed costing 165euro a night is hideous.......
Shower is salt water. Which despite what they say isnt the norm on the island.
Room service is an additional 10euro however with there being no phone you have to walk to the restaurant to order it!
The breakfast is offensive. There were literally hundreds of flies swarming all over what was cooked the day before. I think everyone staying there complained about it at some stage.
Dinner was nice. A really enjoyable evening & we had the special which was fish. When we ordered this we were told it would be 65euro. However when we got the bill we were charged. 91euro!!!!!!!!!! After complaining, we were told we got a bigger fish!!!!!!!!! They they offered to reduce the price to 75euro. Walking through the restaurant the next day, we overheard a table at lunch complaining about the same thing. Needless to say this was the one and only time we ate here.
There is no atmosphere anywhere around the property.
The menu is the same all day long. Lunch and dinner menus are the exact same. There are approx 4 starters & 6 mains which, if you're staying for a week, is BORING.
If you're lumbered with this place eat out every night. Andrea y Juan is the best on the island.
We cut our trip short & left for Ibiza (as did our neighbour).
Definately do not stay here unless you get a great nightly rate, are a student or are used to hostels!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Banderas is one of Formentera’s milestone, an oasis of peace and calm along the beach of Mitjorn. We offer 7 charming rooms with ocean views just reformed and decorated and a restaurant and a “chiringuito” on the beach to enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets on the island. Las Banderas is not a hotel like any other, but a welcoming place for any guest who wishes to come: since your arrival to the departure, you will find the comfort of a hotel but enjoying the warmness and care of a private home ... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Paraiso Super Club Hotel Formentera
- El Paraiso Super Hotel
- Las Banderas Formentera
- El Paraiso Super Formentera