We have stayed at the Xuroy a couple of times now & for a relaxing, switch off Sunshine break you cannot ask for more. The setting is just beautiful with a picture postcard view from every angle which we never tire of looking at.
Hotel - spotlessly clean, great value on a half board basis. Yes, if you buy lunch there it can be pricey as can the drinks but no more so than the equivalent Hotel in somewhere like Cornwall with that sort of view and there are a couple of other local places you can eat with very reasonable prices.
Rooms- spotlessly cleaned each day - no there isnt a TV or tea and coffe - take a travel kettle & a portable dvd player!! Best rooms are the sea facing ones - the only travel agent you can pre-book these through are Thomas Cook - you can email & request one and of they have one free for your stay you can at a 5 euro per person surcharge - well worth it to sit on the balcony & look out at the pretty cove. They also do self catering apartments here behind the main hotel which are also nice & still have access to all the facilities
Staff - we have found everyone freindly & cheerful & very helpful on each stay & they work bloomin hard all day!
Location - its all about peace and quiet - dont stay here if you want nightlife, karaeoke bars and entertainment.
Food - I know quite a few folk have grumbled about this but please remember how much this costs for Half Board & again, the stunning location you are in. Breakfast is a buffet of a couple of cereals, toast, pastries & yes, processed cheese slices, continental meats & rolls. There is a little self grilling machine & bowl of tinned tomatoe type mix & actually with the cheese grilled on top its very nice! Dinner is again a self serve buffet & we were very happy with the selections every evening. Yes there were chips every nnight bar one (little roasties) but that suits my other half who is a bit non adventurous! salad every evening, a fish dish, a meat dish (chicken with tomatoes & peppers, slices of roast beef, lamb stew, pork chops) also a pasta dish or rice dish (paella, ravioli, tuna pasta bake) & another dish which could be a bit random - meatballs, chicken wings, croquettes. There are bread rolls & soup each evening and a choice of about 3 puds - rice pudding, creme caramel or cake, baked fruits, fruit salad (yes tinned) or a jelly and then also a freezer with individual tubs of ice cream. Again all is help yourself.
We felt it was a great selection given the value for money & the fact this is not billed as a four star hotel & were perectly happy & full each evening!
Pool - lovely Pool area with plenty of sun beds
Beach - stunning little beach with lovely water to swim in
Area - its a short walk to nearby S'Algar where there are more bars and restaurants, a slightly longer harder walk to Punta Prima if you want a busier more traditional 'Brits abroad' location & a ten minute car or bus ride into the bigger town St Luis ( good supermarket & Tabac to get your ciggies to bring home - much cheaper than the airport!)
We would recommend this hotel to couples, we are in our late 30s and yes, most guests were of a retirement age, or families with small children - for a quiet relaxing break in a beautiful location. We will definitely stay here again & really do think this place is a little gem
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Xuroy has 46 bedrooms each with full bathroom, terrace, fan and safety deposit box. It also has a dining room, lounge and restaurant/cafeteria on the best terrace shaded by pine trees in Menorca, right on the edge of the beach. Swimming pool, chidren's pool, sun-bathing terraces and private parking are other facilities that the Xuroy offers its clients. Since 1950 hte Xuroy has been run by the owner's family. ... more less
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