Viv and I spent a week at the Hotel San Miguel in early May.
Thomson early morning flight from Glasgow was excellent - bang on time and comfortable flight. Quickly through airport and arrived at hotel after an hour or so transfer via Portinatx. First impressions excellent, the room was already ready for us at lunchtime and the lady in reception was very welcoming. The room was basic but clean - there were 3 beds so when they were all pushed together we had a super-duper king size. The view from the balcony was magnificent. It's well worth paying a small supplement for a sea view. We were on the 4th floor right at the end (I think it was 432 but a week on all inclusive plays havoc with your memory).
The hotel was fairly quiet as it was early season and the Beach Club only opened as we left. However, there was still quite a few kids, albeit mainly French. To be expected, like their parents they have no manners and don't know how to queue!! Food was very good for a 3 star. breakfast had a an excellent choice - full cooked English, omelettes to order, continental and chips for our European neighbours! Dinner and Tea (or Lunch and Dinner if you're posh) were both perfectly acceptable. There's a Tapas bar for pre-tea snacks - we didn't try it as we didn't fancy it. You can also book into the Chinese (no extra cost). It was OK, but not that sparkling. Most of our fellow guests that nice we bumped into in the main restaurant filling up afterwards!! The snack bar (Western Saloon) was fine. Drinks were plentiful, nothing special but it was the usual AI fayre.
The resort is very small with only a handful of restaurants, bars and shops. A handful if you have small hands !! AI finished at 11.00pm and there was nowhere close by for a stroll and drink later on. There's an Irish bar nearby but it was closed in early May. SMOKERS BEWARE - there's no Tabac in the resort, it's about 3 miles to the town centre and not really suitable to walk due to the lack of a pavement. However, the owner of the sports bar at the top of the road down to the beach has a bountiful supply hidden in his top drawer!! This place will probably be very busy in the main season and well worth a visit - the chickens and oranges next door are braw. The beach is fantastic - the sunbeds and parasols are quite expensive, most beach bums settled for a towel. The bay is shallow and perfect for swimming and you can nip back to the hotel for your refreshments.
In summary, we had a fantastic week. The location is superb and our view from the balcony was brilliant. The entertainment was great, we knew we'd be in for a good week when our first night featured a Sonny and Cher tribute act. We spent the rest of the week star spotting - you don't often get Clive James. The Three Degrees, Kenny Lynch, Michael Buble, GI Jane, Helen Mirren, Mowgli and Karen Barber all holidaying together. BINGO!! Plus, I beat Jonathon Edwards in a tie-breaker to win the music quiz - Viv looked beautiful in the San Miguel 2013 T-Shirt !! Special mention to Mikey and Gemma, lovely couple!!
Book it- you won't be disappointed
Bubaye for now
Viv and Rick
- Also Known As:
- San Miguel Hotel Ibiza/Port De Sant Miguel