The location is outstanding, especially if you get apartments 1-8 which look out onto the sea front (the others look at the back of the row in front), although the higher numbers are near to the hotel's Dinky bar. You can walk to everything in S'Algar within minutes and swim in the sea from a jetty 100 metres away.
The apartment is dated and the double bedrooms are small but it is sufficient. The kitchen is minimalist, tantalisingly supplied with a smart condiment set-without the condiments. No oven or microwave but 4 gas burners. The cleaners do a great job when they visit 2 or 3 times a week.There is plenty of cleaning stuff but no washing up liquid. There is an unfeasibly well stocked but slightly expensive supermarket in the resort. There are some excellent supermarkets such as Eroski about 6 miles away. I recommend renting a car from the airport if you would pay for a transfer anyway or you can rent in S'Algar and see the rest of the island. S'Algar has a good dive centre and sports complex with bike rental, tennis etc. We had bikes for a day, cycled a circuit South of S'Algar stopping for food or a swim in quiet bays when we chose, excellent.
We had had half board in the S'Algar hotel across the road which was good value. A buffet dinner which could easily see off 4 or 5 courses. Only complaint is, despite the waitress pouncing for your drink order when you walk in you'll be drinking beer with desert because they are so slow to deliver. There is plenty of salad, meat and fish, hot and cold soups, deserts, cheese board and fruit everynight, but you must pay E2.50 for a coffee. There are about 4 restaurants in the village.
The pool is good, no loud music, not too many children running about and both a pool and sea (clear, clean, turquoise-good snorkelling) swimming areas near the sun beds. Free wifi in the pleasant hotel lounges. The nearest beach is a 15 minute walk away in an idillic bay and well worth it. The resort is amazingly clean and quiet but unless you sunbathe all day every day look to get out to Mao at least. Check for festivals during your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The complex has 9 bungalows with 2 double rooms, all located on the ground floor. Pleasant apartments with 2 double bedrooms, each with 2 single beds next to each other, a living area with sofa bed (80 x 170 cm), equipped kitchen, fully equipped bathroom and terrace. All the bungalows are equipped with air-conditioning in the living area and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. The apartments have satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi (fee), a fully equipped bathroom with a shower and hairdryer and an equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, gas stove (4 burners), toaster and filter coffeemaker. All the bungalows have a terrace furnished with chairs and a table. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your PortBlue Rafalet reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- PortBlue Rafalet Spain/Minorca