First of all I would like to give readers a sense of perspective before I start , we booked our holiday through Teletext Holidays,it was a last minute (cheap) thing, we went through a company called Lowcostholidays.com,for our 7 day stay at Sol Parc,it cost my wife and I just £130.00 each which included our flights to and from Menorca from Manchester, personally I think that is outstanding value for the beginning of September, so even before arriving at Sol Parc after paying that amount of money we both already had an open mind and didn’t expect anything to flash, we ended up being pleasantly surprised
What can I say ?,first of all I can only assume that those writing the negative reviews have been ripped off and expected a bit more for what they have paid , Sol Parc is a very big complex set in some beautiful pine forests, the pines are well maintained and are plentiful, they are dotted through out the vast complex, they cover all areas especially where young children will be playing, the 2 pools and play areas, what a great idea it stops kids getting sun burned, there are plenty of areas where one can sunbathe under clear blue sky on sun loungers (free), the grounds are well maintained and cleaned daily, it is a very child friendly environment, plenty for the kids to do with entertainment most evenings, it gives one a feeling of being close to nature, its nice to hear birds whistling, and feel a cooling breeze giving you respite from the searing heat of the mid day sun.
The rooms are basic and the décor is a little bit out dated, and yes they could do with a lick of paint and losing the 1970s style flooring, the apartment I stayed in could comfortably sleep 4, 2 single beds in 1 bedroom, and a sofa that converted in to a double bed in the living room, there is a 2 ring hob, a full supply of pots and pans and crockery, you also have a small fridge, you even have a television providing BBC 1 and ITV free of charge as well as German channels and Eurosport, there is no kettle so take a travel one or use a pan, there is no iron, so again take a travel one, the apartments are thoroughly cleaned and our bed linen and towels were changed twice in the 7 days we were there, there was plenty supply of hot water, my wife and I showered and bathed twice a day, the apartments also have a balcony with chairs and table, I just cant fault the accommodation for what I paid, it is not often you get good value for money when holidaying, but this place really is, I bumped in to some people who have returned 3 or 4 times just because of the value, for the value factor alone I have to give this place 4 stars.
There is internet access on site 1 Euro for 20 minutes ,also you have a small supermarket, not to expensive but don’t expect Asda,the beach is literally 5 minutes walk down a beautiful sandy path from the complex, whilst walking down to the beach on your first day you nearly have to pinch yourself to believe you paid what you did, it is gorgeous and child friendly, nearby is a good Chinese restaurant and a café( does a Full English for Euro 5.50) and 2 pubs showing live footy,one called the half Moon, it does a nice curry with nan bread for 12 Euros ,there’s a couple more shops including another 2 small supermarkets and that’s about it, the whole place has been deliberately under developed, it very clean and relaxing I loved the place.
If you do decide to visit, it might be a good idea to arrange a transfer prior to visiting, it will be very expensive when there 60 Euros each ONE WAY, we used a company called taxitransfers.co.uk,who gave us an excellent service, we were picked up by shuttle from Mahon Airport and took to Sol Park, and returned very early a week later for £59.00 for both us pre booking via the internet, like I said the service was excellent, the price includes one suit case each plus hand luggage.
ignore the negative reviews,if like me you love a bargain,then pack your suit case !!!!
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