My wife and I have just returned from our third stay at the BonSol. We stayed for 7 days on our previous 2 visits ; this time we stayed for 10 days. Readers can see my previous review made in 2015 and I still endorse the many positive comments made on this site by other contributors.
However the more you find out about a place , the more the obligation to make others aware of what you find. So I feel obliged to draw attention to the following :
a) As on our previous visits we booked a junior suite. This visit we were allocated room 91 which we discovered is immediately above the bar/lounge where all the entertainment takes place. We were initially informed that the entertainment ceased at 11pm every night and as my wife and I invariably participated and never retire before 11 pm , we were not concerned above any potential noise in our room . We soon discovered , however, that the entertainment on almost all evenings is contracted to end at midnight. We asked to be moved to a different room after 2 nights as it was impossible to sleep before midnight.
Although room 91 is a pleasant enough room with a huge balcony and lovely views , I suspect this room ( along with at least room 92) is totally unsuitable for the vast majority of guests because of the entertainment noise. I made this point to the hotel management. There was no noise problem in the next floor up where we were allocated a n alternative room.
b) If you enjoy an evening stroll along a promenade after dinner or to find a bar etc , this resort is not for you . The hotel is in a pleasant mainly residential area near the top of a steep road. There is however a loop road to walk round to Illetas beach about 15 minutes away.
c) On a more positive note we were delighted to discover a wide choice of bottles of wines at well under 20 euros at lunch and dinner in the hotel. You will not be ripped off !
The secret of this hotel's enduring popularity is the obliging staff many of whom have served in key roles for many years at the hotel. They are outstanding and a credit to the owners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Illetas, only 8 km (5 miles) from central Palma, the clifftop Bon Sol nestles be amid pine trees, its moorish tower lofting from luxurian gardens and dominating the picturesque Palma bay. The Bon Sol is a family-owned and managed hotel, proud of its reputation for the very personal attention. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bonsol Illetas
- Hotel Bonsol Resort And Spa
- Hotel Bon Sol