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“A Very Clean Hotel”
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PortBlue San Luis
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in S'Algar
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“A Very Clean Hotel”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I have just arrived back from a week at this hotel. Firstly I must state this is OUR opinion .Others may see things differently.
Although this is classed as a 4 star (sun) whatever. I would maybe give it three and a half.as cleanliness does not make it 4 star.It is classed as "all inc" maybe not quite true either.
OK...Here are the reasons why ...starting with the Drinks...We knew from the start that they would be localy brewed...and the beer was quite good, the spirits however are something else.I like
spanish brandy, and there was a good selection...but all inc.guests were only allowed two brands
Sobrano.....which is not bad..and the stuff they brew on the island which is...shall we say an aquired taste..also ANY cocktails had to be paid for The other drinks ie vodka, whisky gin etc
with mixers were quite weak.and all the soft drinks...coke ,sprite etc were flat.
I tried a vodka and orange juice ...once...yuck.
FOOD...Breakfast was ok...usual cereals bacon scrambled eggs, sausages(franfurters) good selection of cold meats ,,cheese etc...they also had a cooking station to have fresh cooked fried eggs anyway you wanted...omelettes made to order etc tea and coffee,chocolate etc from a machine...which was surprisingly good...croisants and sweet rolls etc
The juices were....not nice....either to sickly sweet or to weak orange apple tomato.from a 4 * hotel I would expect FRESH juices.
LUNCH...Once again... aduquate very good salad bar plenty of selection..soups were quite nice but very little variety. usually a choice of at least 3 meats 2 fish 2 potato (chips being one always)and pasta/rice It says you can use the pool bar for lunch,we gave it a try ...once
ONE slice of pizza??? and a choice of maybe 3 pasta dishes anything else.....pay for it
DINNER.....Once again ..salad bar soup (usually no choice) I would say there was a decent selection of dishes....(chips every night so you wouldnt starve) meat /fish /pasta /rice. and always a selection of veg,There was also the cooking station which cooked fresh beef.lamb.chicken etc Drinks were served on arrival at your table ,,,but I STILL dont like COLD red wine.
Also, they were pretty good in replacing the hot serving dishes once it was nearly empty,so the food was kept hot most of the time.
Overall..I would say the food lacked some flavour ,and over the week we were there , the menu didnt change that much.....but you wont starve.
I think this hotel certainly caters for the "brit abroad"
FACILITIES...A very good complex for "sport" just across the road from the hotel...Bowls.Tennis, Boulle (petanka) Putting green etc the trouble is ..the local Bowls club
use thie rinks on 4 days...so we had choice of 3 days and had to pay for it.
Mountain bikes could be hired also...for a charge...as long as they were not being used by "the wheelers".
STAFF....EXCELLENT....Could not fault any of them cleaners/barmen/reception...and of course RAFA....the animacion rep who does EVERYTHING
ENTERTAINMENT....Better than I expected..live music nearly every night..(after the bingo lol)
some of it not to the taste of everyone....but on the whole they were pretty good...special mention to the tribute to THE TEMPTATIONS..4 guys who were excellent.
There were also quizes some nights.
POOLS....COLD.....One was suposed to be warmer than the other....it wasnt. The thing we did like in and around the pool area is ....the quiet....no loud music blaring and no noisy reps trying to get you to "join in"
This hotel is also a "SAGA"hotel we found on arrival so has excellent disabled facilities,including a "chair" to hoist into the pool. I have never seen that before anywhere.
Finally..In our opinion this hotel deffinitely caters for "the brit" and the "older adult" ones at that. its certainly not a place for kids..apart from the pool and a very small play area across the road there is nothing for them.Even the surounding area is not "child friendly" there are only 2 hotels in Salgar...and the other closed the night we arrived...so be warned..be sure that everything they say you can use in the blurb.....is open or running...the other hotel transfered all their remaining guests to the San Luis ...then closed early.so we couldnt use their facilities as stated.THE ORIENT restaurant which we could "use"was also closed.
Never the less both my wife and I enjoyed the holiday....and the hotel
WEATHER......2 DAYS WARM RAIN.....The rest, slightly breezy, glorious sunny 72c days

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic weeks holiday at the San Luis Hotel. This hotel is exceptional. It is spotlessly clean, all the staff are very friendly and the meals are second to none. Breakfast is lovely, with all the fresh fruit you could ask for, cereals, full breakfast and we recommend the omelettes (freshly cooked whilst you wait), oh and the scrambled egg is the best we have ever tasted. Evening meals also have a vast choice, its impossible in my opinion to not find something you like amongst the selection offered. We ate lunch at the poolside restaurant where you could have starter, a main dish of either pasta or pizza (again freshly cooked and excellent) and dessert if you had room for it. Pools were lovely (although a little cool) and there are plenty of sunbeds although can imagine in the main season these get filled quite quickly. Not a problem though as there are plenty of areas to sit and relax in the sun and grass where you can lay a towel. Rooms were absolutely spotless. Complimentary shower gel/shampoo and soap so you really dont need to take your own unless you want to. No tea making facilities but not a problem, just take a travel kettle, tea bags and get water at meal times to make a cuppa before the all inclusive starts. The area in general is lovely. S'Algar is a holiday village but very pretty. A short walk and you can be in Alcafur, a little village with a beautiful cove with excellent swimming and snorkelling opportunities, or take a further walk of 45 minutes to Punta Prima beach. Lovely walk and very scenic but you need to wear sturdy footwear as path quite rocky in places. There is an excellent bus service with the bus stop only a very short walk away from the hotel. For 1.60 euros you can go to Mahon (the capital) and if you wish get connecting buses very easily to other parts of the island. We recommend the Boat trip from Mahon Harbour. Well worth the 11 Euros each. We hired a car for 36 Euros for the day which enabled us to see a bit more of the island. We would recommend this hotel to anyone and will definately be going back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Hotel was spotless clean and kept that way throughout our 7 day stay! The staff in all areas were exceptional and spoke very good english....and were very relaxed helping me with my limited spanish! The buffet meals were really good! Always something for everyone. The pool area again was spotlessly clean and a tranquil place to relax in the october sun! The all inclusive deal we had was great! Entertainment was on nearly every night and varied for tastes but i enjoyed most evenings! No complaints at all....will be going back asap!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Went for 7 days end of September with wife. First time at this hotel and resort. very quiet but just what we asked for at the travel agent's. The hotel is very clean, the staff exceptionally friendly and the food more than adequate both in choice and quantity. Our arrival was delayed by 4 hours and arrived close to end of dinner BUT manager made arrangements for us to eat. We went AI and despite what some others have said i found the 12 hour rule fine, i also agreed with the 'rules' regarding sun beds and over indulging in the bar. I never had to queue despite the hotel being full and the entertainment was very very good. The day time activities were great and the lead staff member ,Rafa, was a really nice young man who kept everyone entertained. Only minor criticism is that it is a saga hotel and a very small minority of the older guests, i am 52, were rude and impatient both with the few families in the hotel and some staff members, which is not right under any circumstances. An example of this being I was also admonished by another rude and objectionable guest for speaking on my balcony at 2330, however the matter was resolved rather quickly and effectively . I will be returning to this hotel next year.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just returned from San Luis with my wife after a fantastic weeks chill out break. All aspects of the hotel, from staff, cleanliness, food, entertainment where without question first class. The sports facilities offered [bowls, boules, mini golf, archery, rifle shooting, shuffle board and darts] first class.Evening entertainment was very good. The area is a typical holiday resort with bars, shops and a super market close by. If you want to explore more of the island you can hop on a local bus 1.60 euros to either Sant Luis or Mahon [only single tickets] taxi to Sant Luis 10 euros. Local church is in Sant Luis service 11am on Sunday. The tour around the habour , the cheese and wine factory and the horse show is a must. So don't leave the island without going to these.
All in all this is a Hotel and island for those couples who need to recharge their batteries.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Selsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Just returned from a week at the San Luis with my wife. Weather was great. Hotel was very good and could not be faulted. Rooms and facilities are far better than most.Two excellent pools and stacks of sun beds.
Buffet meals are above average. They may be slightly bland on occasions but this is far outweighed by the quantity and choices. Maid service, waiting staff and bar staff are the best I have come across. Nothing is too much trouble and it is fast service with a smile. Worth paying extra for a sea view and all inclusive. Good sporting facilities. An old age group when I was there. I was one of the youngest (I'm 66) therefore very quiet and hardly any kids.
Highly recommended you want a quiet relaxing holiday in October.Excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just returned from a very relaxing 1 week stay at the San Luis with my wife and 81 year old Mother. The weather was fantastic for the time of year. The Hotel is spotlessly clean & staff very friendly, food very good with lots of choice (creme caramel best ever), evening entertainment was very good. In fact we could not fault the place at all and would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: PortBlue San Luis
Address: Avenida Decima, 07713 S'Algar, Minorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Minorca > S'Algar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in S'Algar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — PortBlue San Luis 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel of modern construction is only 400 m from the sea at S'Algar, and close to the nicest coves of the island. It has 228 bedrooms: 6 junior suites, 5 adapted rooms, and 12 connecting rooms. All of them have air conditioning, terrace/balcony, full bathroom with hair dryer and cosmetic mirror, T.V., telephone, safe, and on request a mini bar.The ground floor has a variety of rooms, T.V. & video room, conference room, Internet-Corner, bar and a buffet restaurant. There are two outdoor swimming pools -one of them heated -, and a large solarium, La Pasta Restaurant and pool bar.The hotel offers day and night entertainment, for adults and children. Access to the Hotel S’Algar’s Spa that offers jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and a massage and relax area. The hotel has a sports area close to the hotel including paddle, tennis, football 7, miniclub, gym… Our sports monitors also organize diary activities like hiking, excursions in mountain bike, archery & riffle shooting, Yoga, Aerobic, snorkelling, etc. ... more   less 
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