I never fail to be amazed at what standards some reviewers seem to have when booking cheap holidays. I have travelled for work for 15 years, and stayed in 5 star hotels all over the world - which cost a fortune. I booked this for a cheap and cheerful girls weekend away - I'm in my late 30s. We enjoy good food and sightseeing; we booked on an all inclusive basis via Jet2. Having read some of the negative reviews I was unduly worried. The hotel is very clean, with rooms cleaned/bedding/towel changes every day, and free air conditioning and a few UK TV channels. The reception staff bend over backwards to be friendly and welcoming (it helps if you at least try a few words of spanish), and the bar staff are friendly and good natured.
The food is far better than I expected having read reveiws on here. I honestly don't know what some people are looking for. At dinner & lunch there is a 'show cooking' section where the chef prepares fresh squid/seafood/meat kebabs/lamb cutlets, paella and a selection of pastas. There are a wide selection of salads, a few cooked meat options, chips, various potatoes and rices, pizza etc - lots and lots to choose from. At breakfast there is an english breakfast available, with daily variations, as well as full continental, lots of hams, meats, cheeses, breads etc, and there is always lots of fresh fruit and different cakes and deserts. Overall, if you can't find something you enjoy you are one fussy bugger! We paid approx £10 ea per day for the all inclusive upgrade, so for 3 meals and unlimited beverages for that I can't see how anyone could moan.
The only thing that I would have changed was the clientele, there were a few rowdy elements which we steered clear of - I wouldn't want to come back with my child, but its not marketed as a family hotel.
Its perfectly located for the water taxi to formentera and ibiza town, and you can walk to Space, bora bora etc in 5-10 mins. There are sun beds and parasols, and nice bars on the beach immediately accross from the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mare Nostrum hotel is one of the most outstanding hotels in Ibiza due to its location right on Playa d'en Bossa and its sheer size. It has a unique location because it is so near to famous beaches and also Ibiza's must-see sights, such as the port. The best Ibiza has to offer within a stone's throw. Every single one of our facilities and services, such as the "all-inclusive" package, are designed to cover each and every one of your needs. The Mare Nostrum hotel is particularly appealing to younger visitors because it is so close to fashionable leisure spots in Playa d'en Bossa, and also because of our pool parties, with their special décor and good music. Our dynamic team will go all out to ensure that you have a great stay and make the most of your time in Ibiza. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mare Nostrum Hotel
- Mare Nostrum Ibiza
- Hotel Mare Nostrum Ibiza/Playa D'en Bossa