This hotel has a great position overlooking the bay and has wonderful views. Our first experience of this hotel was not great though. We arrived early, about 9.30, and were told our room was ready just needing to be checked over. We were invited to go over to the pool bar for a coffee while we waited. For a start there was nobody there to serve coffee as it was still breakfast time, so we decided to go for a short wander. I'm glad we at least did that as well over 3 hours later we were still waiting for the room. I was expecting a wait for the room having read other reviews and was prepared for this, but being told the room was 'ready' then having the wait annoyed me as we could have gone out for brunch instead of hanging around. The room we eventually were given was not as I expected, a twin not the king size we were supposed to have and our balcony was smaller than others further along. After a nap we decided we were not happy about this room and went to reception, I must admit the lady we saw there could not have been nicer, there was one other room available, she gave us the door card and told us to have a look and see if that one would be better for us. What a difference, larger room, with the expected king bed, decent size balcony and much improved sea view. The hotel was busy I believe it was full most of the 11 nights we were there, but even so there was always room around the wonderful spa pools on the roof, my one criticism here is the lack of shade. There are some double bed sunloungers up there that have ropes across saying 'occupied' with shaded tops, we never saw any being used. I assume they charged for their use, the space could have been put to better use by having some umbrellas as they didn't appear to be making much money from this wasted space.
The food was ok, breakfasts really good, evening meals varied a bit but no worse than many others. I must mention Margaret in the dining room, she is a human dynamo, works so hard and such a pleasant friendly person.
Drinks are quite pricey here but unless you drink a lot I would not recommend AI as there are lots of nice restaurants and bars in the area. Just down the slope from the hotel is a nice little bar 'Musica' , very friendly, reasonable prices. Cheesy nachos to share €4, lovely.
I would return to this hotel and recommend it, especially as it's adults only - bliss.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Hamilton Hotel Es Castell
- Barcelo Es Castell
- Barcelo Hotel Es Castell
- Barcelo Hamilton Menorca Es Castell, Spain