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Siesta Mar
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Cala'n Porter
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We've stayed at this hotel twice now and would always return as it ticks most the boxes for a 2 star resort. This is a hotel to stay as a base for your holiday as the rooms are basic but cater for most of your needs. The fittings are getting worn but if you look past that and enjoy the food, entertainment and location you get to spend the money you save on things you really want on a holiday. Don't expect to get in your room earlier than 15:00 as the cleaners have many rooms to service during siesta time as they work at there own pace in the heat (you can't blame them) Just kick back and enjoy the resort and let the negative points fade away whilst you relax around the pool or laugh at the tribute act entertainment on every night. This resort is used by many Spanish tourists as well, so that is usually a good sign of it's value for money. We would always return to this resort knowing it's positive and negative points. Enjoy.

Room Tip: ask for a top floor room as all the floors are tiled and you can hear chairs and people walking arou...
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

we visited siesta mar 17 years ago when our daughter was younger and decided to go back with her,her partner and son as its ideal for children.we booked through owners direct via jane and paid deposit on 2 one bedroom apartments which after a few e mails she assured us they would be on the same block as they had quite a few properties there so we set off excited.the fun started when we arrived at reception only to be told that there were no rooms booked for us and never had been.she had asked the manager about our enquiry and he said that there were no rooms available that week so don't take the booking.i immediately phoned her and she just said she was going to try and sort somewhere else for us to stay.after an hour we still hadn't heard anything so I rang her again only to be told the manager was coming to see us.we were getting very frustrated by now with a 7 year old in tow.20 mins later the manager came to offer us a 3 bed apartment for us all to stay in for 2 nights then 2 separate 3 bed apartments for the remainder of our hol plus 2 days half board as a compromise.we agreed to this as we didn't want to go elsewhere.dont let this put you off staying here as its an ideal place for families with small children even though the rooms were exactly as we left them 17 years ago.very basic but clean and spacious but make sure you book through Thomas cook or the hotel direct and not jane

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Neil H
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Have just returned from Siesta Mar 11 and we were a little anxious after reading some of the reviews. When we arrived at 12 noon we were told our apartment would not be ready until 2 but the receptionist rang through to tell the cleaners and we were told that the cleaner knew were waiting and it was ready before 2 o'clock. We had a 3 bed ground floor apartment by the side of the pool with the park at the side, which was ideal as we had our 4 year old granddaughter with us, it was a bit noisy early evening but this was no problem, the apartments are very basic but no different from anywhere else we have been, they were very clean and ceiling fans in each bedroom which were a good size, and a lovely spacious lounge and balcony, there is no entertainment there so you have a short walk to Sa Piazza for tribute bands. The steps to the beach are a real struggle for any age but good exercise, the hotel is dead opposite a supermarket and play area with trampolines, bouncy castle etc for 5 euros for unlimited time, also a bar, the staff were friendly and the food was a buffet with quite a varied selection but we were not told until the day before we were due to travel home that we could have also ate at the Sa Piazza restaurant as we were half board. overall it was more or less what we expected and we would not hesitate to go back, it is ideal for a family with young children.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Carol K
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Arrived at the siesta mar at about 12 noon was told our 2 apartments were not ready so left our bags and went for a walk, came back at 2.30 pm and they were still not ready eventually one room was ready. But as requested when booking the rooms they were not together and also on ground floor and not round the pool area, was not happy were we was put so asked if we could be moved to another apartment next to each other as requested! They said they could move us but not till the next day which was fine. That night the kids swimming trunks and nike flip flops were taken from the balcony, this is why i did not want to be on the ground floor, did let reception now about this but heard nothing more.Eventually we was moved to a first floor apartment round the pool which was great. We chose half board as we felt it was good value for money last year, but was very dissapointed at the buffet the food trays were empty alot of the time, then when you did get ya food eventually there were no knifes and forks etc and it was quite confusing what you were eating because nothing was labelled, the deserts were nothing special neither!! Breakfast was fine! Preferred the waitresses last year they were more helpfull and cleared the tables alot quicker than the men waiters they had this year who hardly understood any english! The pool was lovely but seem to have less sunbeds this year we hardly had a sun bed because there was people getting up very early putting the towels on them, so could not be asked to do that!! The siesta mar is very well situated so you dont have to walk far to the beach, bars and restaurants would stay there again but only on a bed and breakfast basis.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Having read some reviews, we were a little anxious as to what we'd find. We booked through Jayne who has been extremely helpful, friendly and at the end of the phone if ever needed. The apartments are spacious, functioning and clean, just a little on the basic side. The 2 beds have a lovely balcony area. The beach steps are within a 1 minute walk. It's best feature is the pool area and slides, our boys are 4 and 8 and they just loved this facility. The bar/restaurant is next to the pools so easy to get ice creams and sangria! The staff work hard all day and we found them to be friendly and extremely helpful. We went for 1 week in August (just got back yesterday) and I am wishing we were back there. Oh, numerous restaurants for evening meals and all accommodating children. We snorkelled off the beach which my 8 year old loved, took in a local fiesta Sant Llorenc and visited the Cova d'en xoroi. Loved it all.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Claire G
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Have just spent a week at the Siesta Mar11 booked through owners direct with Jayne Henderson who is the owner, The 3 bedroom apartment number 101 we were given was very shabby and everything is old and needs replacing!!! all the beds creak every time you move 2 of the ceiling fans did not work properly in the bedrooms and as it is so hot you really need them!!! In the bathroom the shower head kept spinning around so flooded the floor every time it was used which was a lot every day as there were 6 of us, the bath had a massive chip in it where the enamel has come off so it looks horrible it also filled up every time we showered and took ages to empty, the bidet was leaking even though we never used it, the basin needed a good clean could see black mould in the overflow. The lounge had a table and 5 chairs (suppose to be for 7) a small sofa seated 3 and a tiny kids chair so we could not all sit down together and a very noisy floor fan!!! In the kitchen the fridge was ok the sink was ok the hob was ok but the oven was a nightmare everything burnt on the bottom it does not have a temp dial so had to be vigilant with the food, no work tops just a small old table which had the kettle and microwave on, the cupboards stank mouldy and we found a couple of terracotta dishes in one covered in MOULD we were reluctant to put food in them but you have to or the ants and cockroaches come in!!! The doors, handles, and light switches need a really good clean god knows what germs are lurking on them!!! Also every time we boiled the kettle and the fan was on the electrics tripped out which was a real pain!!!! Outside we had a small patio table and 4 chairs we asked Jayne for 2 more we eventually got them 5 days later!! !also had to ask for more towels tea towels and a bath mat which we did get the same day but no clean sheets, also Jayne's husband did get rid of the wasp nest above the kitchen window as soon as we asked them too, no cleaning done during our stay so we had to do it!!! The whole apartment needs completely redecorating and EVERYTHING replacing!!! The pool area is nice but there were a lot of Spanish teenagers and kids coming in every afternoon jumping of the rocks and being silly and really rowdy my 10 year old grandson got pushed over in the slide pool by the Spanish lot because they do not wait for others to get out of the way before coming down the slide they hurt his head and back and he went under the water it shook him up and he was in tears, if it had been a younger child it would have been a lot worse!!! The supermarket nearest to and opposite the apartments sold us mouldy cheese and the milk in the cartons although in date was off which we discovered when we opened 2 of them they stank to high heaven when I took them back they insisted it was fine to drink and refused a refund I stood my ground and got the bottled milk instead but had to pay the difference!!!! We used the Spar next door much nicer but found everything is expensive. To sum up Cala'n Porter is a lovely area but these apartments are not, we paid 980 euros for 7 nights and we could have got a Villa with its own pool a lot cheaper!!!! We do not recommend this complex!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank villapapa
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

On arrival at the Siesta Mar after a short taxi ride from the airport we were given our keys straight away, it was only 10.30 am and the rooms are not usually available until the afternoon this was a nice surprise as we were swimming in the pool by the afternoon. When we entered our apartment I was very pleased, it had two large balconies one of which overlooked a large pool, we could not have asked for a more beautiful view, we had three bedrooms as requested and was very spacious and clean, after reading some of the reviews I was a little worried but had no need to be. I cannot understand some of the bad reviews, yes the apartments are a little bit dated and could do with some good air con but many apartments abroad usually are dated and what does it matter as long as they are clean, a fan can be bought from the shop just across the road if you struggle to sleep in hot weather. I think Siesta Mar deserve at least three stars you just cannot please some people. There is also an additional pool near the entrance of the the complex which has two small but fun slides which my children enjoyed, my husband had a go on them too. The apartments are in a really good location opposite a couple of shops and right next to a handful of restaurants and bars, the beach is only a short stroll away and is worth all the steps down to it as it is a lovely little beach, we hired some peddle boats one day and canoes on another which are very reasonably priced. You can also catch a bus to mahon for the day the stop is very near to the apartments and is only 1.65 euros per person, we went down to the harbour where you can go on a glass bottom boat for an hours tour, it is a lovely day out and there is also some market stalls to buy gifts by the harbour too. Now back to Siesta Mar, the staff are extremely hard working, you see them first thing in the morning and still working late at night, the breakfast is nice with a good choice of either a hot breakfast or cheese and ham, also croissants and cereal are available. During the evening we only stayed in to eat once at the hotel as wanted to venture out after being by the pool almost every day, we tried the pizza at Siesta Mar which was very good, our favourite restaurant was the Castle as it serves very good quality food for a reasonable price, Chinese Restaurant a close second but more pricey. Pitos is good for eating during the day as it is more like a cafeteria but serves massive portions of food, could go in the evening if you like but it is nice to get dressed up and go some where a bit more romantic, good prices though and does have a bar. Cala en porter is lovely for families and couples but would not suit young groups of people looking for a busy nightlife. Overall my family and myself had a lovely holiday and would return to the Siesta Mar in the future, do not listen to the bad reviews. We got a good deal through booking .com and booked flights with easy jet. Sarah from Blackpool.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony for a better view, ours was overlooking the pool in Siesta Mar 2 which was lovely...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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6  Thank tim c
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Address: Avenida Central 60, 7730 Cala'n Porter, Menorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Menorca > Cala'n Porter
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Cala'n Porter
Price Range: $45 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 79
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