11 Sep 2015

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Overview
This holiday complex is ideal for families.There is a 24 hour reception available for the clients. Also offered in the hotel are a bar/cafeteria, a meeting room, a television room, a restaurant, laundry service and a parking. This complex is located right next to the natural park of Son Bou (protected area of ecogical value). The closest city is Mahon at about 18 kilometres and at about 1500 metres you can reach the centre of Son Bou where you will find a various offer of bars, restaurants, shops etc.

How far is the nearest beach?
The beach is 800m from the complex.

Distance from Airport
The airport is situated 20Km from the hotel.

Rooms
The spacious apartments are equipped with a freezer, microwave, coffee maker, teapot, iron and a small kitchenette, a lounge with a dining area, a bathroom, 1 double bedroom and 1 smaller bedroom. The apartments are cleaned and towels changed twice a week. Bed linen is changed once a week.

Food & Drink
Son Bou is a resort where it is possible to find all kinds of different eating options (supermarkets, restaurants, take away). Here are some tried, tested and popular local restaurants if guests wish to avoid cooking: Restaurant Casa Andres (Son Bou,) Restaurant Pizzeria Can Jaumot (Alaior), Sa Palmareta (Alaior), Compostela (Alaior), Las Dunas (Son Bou).

Sports & Entertainment
In the complex there are 4 pools, children's paddling pools and sun terraces with sun loungers and parasols. For an additional fee, guests may take advantage of the tennis, bike hire, as well as the pool table. Guests can find surfing, diving and other sports close to the complex. There is an entertainment team and mini-disco every night. The nearest golf course is about 25 km away.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 383 reviews
 

Really great holiday!

2 September 2015

Son Bou Gardens After reading some of the reviews on here, we really didn't know what to expect, so we were quite apprehensive! Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised, even more so as we...

Son Bou Gardens After reading some of the reviews on here, we really didn't know what to expect, so we were quite apprehensive! Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised, even more so as we were in zone 3 (we had requested this before we arrived but wasn't sure if they'd received my email...). We opened the door to our first floor apartment (no. 124 - which overlooked the children's play park and sea views) and we were very pleased with what we saw; Sony LCD TV (with 'free sat' which meant Sky News and Disney Channel in English), large living area/kitchen, 2 bedrooms (1 small for 2 kids, ours were aged 8 and 5 so this was perfect for them), the other bedroom was a good size with 2 large single beds with a huge wardrobe and ceiling fan... We spent most of our time around the pool in zone 3. As it felt very safe - you can see the kids wherever they are in the pool from your sun bed). The sun beds were €4 each, per day but you are given vouchers which you can use in the cafe/restaurant at any time of day. The pool in zone 2 was very nice but it didn't quite have the same feel to it as the one in z3, also the sun beds were €5 each for some reason. There are 2 slides there too but you do have to pay extra to use them - €8 for 4 people to have 3 goes. The beach is lovely too with a safe feeling to it but beware of hermit crabs trying to nibble your legs! The water activities on the sea were quite pricey too. Would recommend the restaurant on the beach for an evening meal to watch the sun set. The area of Son Bou is very nice, the restaurants are all well priced (would recommend Buddha Lounge and Alessandro's Italian, would not recommend Aleto's as we didn't have a nice meal there). We stayed from 26 Aug for a week and we wish we'd booked 10 days - only because we enjoyed it so much. We had great weather, it was around 32-35oC every day but that meant the nights were very warm and although we had ceiling fans it didn't make much difference - I had to sleep on a wet towel for 2 nights just to try and cool myself down! Also, the adult beds were extremely hard and the kids were very soft. The rooms could really benefit from having aircon. Furthermore, the dustbins get emptied (loudly) between 4-5am and everyone I spoke with (on our block) could hear them. However, above all this, I would definitely stay here (and probably in the same room) again. Overall, I would recommend the Son Bou Gardens and we can't wait to go back again in 2 or 3 years time!

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If you get a good deal it is definitely worth a stay at the Son Bou Gardens.

2 September 2015

At the end of August we had a nice stay at the Son Bou Gardens apartments. Due to having three young kids, we put in a request ahead of our to get an apartment in Zone 5 as we heard it was a bit...

At the end of August we had a nice stay at the Son Bou Gardens apartments. Due to having three young kids, we put in a request ahead of our to get an apartment in Zone 5 as we heard it was a bit quieter and thank you to the staff there for making it happen. On arrival it's hard to tell its the Son Bou Gardens as it just looks like a lot of villas and no prominent signs to say where you are. After checking in at reception, which has wifi that you can get the code for, we were given apartment 66 which is on the upper of the two floors not too far from reception. The complex has three public zones (1 private (6)), all with their own bars/restaurants and pools. Each of the bars have their own wifi. Zone 5 is furthest away from the beach/town and zone 3 the closest. From zone 5 the beach is probably about 15 minute walk and we did it every day. In between zone 3 and 4 there are a group of shops including a very good mini supermarket, a nice bakery, beach shop, diving school and car rental. The villas are mixed ownership, with some being private and others being available to different travel companies. The one we had was as good as expected, we knew when we booked it was 2 star and therefore not expecting too much. The villa itself was very basic, but spacious enough. It had two balconies, one front looking out onto the pathway between villas and the one at the back looking over the pool and restaurant. The pool area is quite noisy as you’d expect and often people are still playing pool etc to very late at night. The beds were interesting, with the ones my wife and I using missing slats at the bottom of the bed, so when you sat on the end you ended up on the floor which made for a few funny moment. As others have stated, there is no air con in the rooms so you rely on the ceiling fans and they are not quite enough. In anticipation we did bring a couple of extra little fans with us which probably made it survivable in the evening. The kitchen area was fine with enough room to prepare some basic meals, with enough cups, glasses and plates etc. Maid service was once a week, with a sheet change in between. Would we stay there again - not sure. Probably not due to anything provided, but only with three growing boys we will need a 3 bed apartment next time. If you get a good deal it is definitely worth a stay at the Son Bou Gardens.

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Visit Son Bou, but don't stay at Son Bou Gardens!

31 August 2015

Son Bou is a great resort that is fully geared up for children and I can't fault this aspect of the Son Bou Gardens complex either - we had a play area right outside our door so my niece and nephew...

Son Bou is a great resort that is fully geared up for children and I can't fault this aspect of the Son Bou Gardens complex either - we had a play area right outside our door so my niece and nephew (5 and 8) could play whilst we sat on our ground-floor terrace (zone 3). It's also close to the pool, beach and town centre. However, the apartment itself was NOT fit for purpose. Three adults and two children do not fit comfortably in the (absolutely tiny) two bedroom apartment and a ceiling fan is not air conditioning! The apartment we had was incredibly tired looking, let in very little daylight and the bathroom flooded after every shower due to a faulty tap. We booked through Thompsons and paid a small fortune - maybe I'd have felt differently if I hadn't paid as much. Overall, I'd recommend Son Bou for a family holiday but I'd give Son Bou Gardens a miss.

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Family holiday in Son Bou

30 August 2015

Unfortunately the apartments seem to be of different standards in our opinion. We have just come back from a 2 week holiday we stayed in Zone 3, from previous comments on here we were prepared for...

Unfortunately the apartments seem to be of different standards in our opinion. We have just come back from a 2 week holiday we stayed in Zone 3, from previous comments on here we were prepared for dated but we got dated and filthy. As we walked into the apartment you could clearly see it hadn't been cleaned. We arrived at night tired and unpacked. If we hadn't I would have asked to be moved. The next day we bleached the apartment ourselves. The bottom of the bath was peeling, the shower head was black with mould, the toilet was filthy, the drawers in the kitchen had food in, the front of the cupboards had hand marks all over. The beds had springs coming through. The ceiling fans are pointless they just blow air around we couldn't sleep for the heat. Our son slept in the living room as there were 5 of us my husband had to lift the sofas to link together no pull out bed very heavy I spoke to our neighbours the lady spent 2 hours cleaning her apartment before she unpacked. Positive points are San Jaime restaurant is fantastic the staff are amazing. The food impeccable. Entertainment every night was fab. Son bou is beautiful we will return but not to these apartments.

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bowling Alley
  • Breakfast
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Hairdresser
  • High Chairs
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
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