9 Aug 2015

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Overview
This residence is located on the south coast of Menorca, only 12 km away from the Capital Mahon. The modern low rise Siesta Mar complex has a total of 240 self catering apartments and studios that are built over 3 floors and set amidst spacious gardens and terraces. The beach is a 10 minute walk due to the amount of steps down to and up from the beach although from the centre of Cala`n Porter there is a train which runs down to the beach via the roadway.

How far is the nearest beach?
Located 300m away

Distance from Airport
6km away from Menorca Airport.

Rooms
The en suite apartments have radio, Internet access, kitchen area, fridge, oven, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, safety deposit box and a balcony or terrace.

Food & Drink
A continental breakfast is offered. Lunch and dinner are available à la carte. There are restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.

Sports & Entertainment
The complex has swimming pools for both adults and children with sun loungers, parasols and a snack bar. There is a solarium and guests can also engage in pedal boating, volleyball, pool and boules. A golf course lies 20 km away.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 67 reviews
 

122 Siesta Mar 1

16 July 2015

A lovely apartment situated close to all amenities. Clean, homely, quiet, was left wine and water in fridge and hand soap, toilet roll, coffee and tea to name a few. Siesta Mar 1 is lovely, nice...

A lovely apartment situated close to all amenities. Clean, homely, quiet, was left wine and water in fridge and hand soap, toilet roll, coffee and tea to name a few. Siesta Mar 1 is lovely, nice pool, not a lot of sun beds but then the apartment does have two you can use. Love Menorca love Cala n Porter choice of nice restaurants, we liked Samoa and Big Al's although this is typically British. We loved it so much came back and booked same apartment for next year. Would highly recommend it. Thank you Tracey and Russell

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Excellent Apartments in the heart of Cala'n Porter

13 July 2015

Family of ten shared three lovely apartments - 2 x 1 beds and 1 x 3 bed. Each one was excellently equipped, clean and spacious. All were close to the pool. We were not expecting the rentals to be...

Family of ten shared three lovely apartments - 2 x 1 beds and 1 x 3 bed. Each one was excellently equipped, clean and spacious. All were close to the pool. We were not expecting the rentals to be anything like as good as we found. We were impressed.

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British hell hole

5 July 2015

This place is tailored for us the Brits in the fact they have no respect for us as a whole and think we all drink beer eat English breakfasts are covered in tattoos and love pie and mash I was...

This place is tailored for us the Brits in the fact they have no respect for us as a whole and think we all drink beer eat English breakfasts are covered in tattoos and love pie and mash I was desperate after being let down on the very last night as the villa I was in was double booked on arrival at siesta mar the reception staff spoke constantly to each other clearly about us and probably the best way they could rip us off As I had my children with me and their partners we had no choice but to pat the ludicrous 225 euros they charged for one night room only !! They took us to a room which was nothing short of a prison cell there was no air con no fans every glass was filthy the whole place was dirty the rooms stank of sweat the bathroom was dirty with mould around the bath and crumbling cement on the floor The pool was filthy, the sun beds were broken or at least those that were not chained up were thank god I only had to endure this for a night I eco mend this place is avoided by all british until they clean up their act and start treating us with the respect any person deserves when paying such extortionate amounts for a once a year break as I have done ps don't let your kids on the parks the swing have no rubber on the seats and it's just a strip of sharp metal

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Shaky start .. but good value stay.

12 September 2014

We stayed at Siesta Mar 1 from 31st Aug - 7th Sept 2014. We had booked just flights and accomodation (B&B) but getting to the Siesta Mar from the airport was simple. A cab outside arrivals ( around...

We stayed at Siesta Mar 1 from 31st Aug - 7th Sept 2014. We had booked just flights and accomodation (B&B) but getting to the Siesta Mar from the airport was simple. A cab outside arrivals ( around 20 euros, but a bit more on weekend tarrif) and then dropped off outside the SM1 reception. Unfortunately we got off to a shaky start at the Siesta Mar reception. We had booked well in advance, and had specifically booked Siesta Mar 2, and requested an upstairs room rather than ground floor. We do this wherever we go with security in mind. Anyway, we were allocated Siesta Mar 1, and a ground floor apartment. My partner, who booked the trip, was less than happy and requested a move. The lady on reception was rather abrupt and dismissive, suggesting no such rooms were available. Her attitude ruffling the feathers of my partner more than just a little. So, not a good start. Thankfully a younger member of reception staff was more helpful and offered to consult the manager when he arrived later that evening with a view to us moving to a higher floor. Until then we were asked to book into the allocated room (No 5) in SM1. On arriving at this room my partner was not impressed. A large tree in front of the balcony left the apartment feeling rather dark and gloomy, and the rear balcony overlooked a car park and wheelie bin. One bedroom had a big picture of 80s pop singer Paul Young on the wall too. We were tired and hot, disappointed at not getting our requested side of the complex or our requested upstairs room. Paul Young was the final straw. ;) We asked to look at another room, and were given the keys of room 85 to view. This was much brighter, and as we just wanted to get unpacked and relaxed, we agreed to stay in this room. No Paul Young on the wall of this apartment too. :) In all seriousness, though. It can be a disappointment when you don't get what you feel you have booked, and when you are used to wet and dull for most of the year, you do like a nice, bright and sunny room on your summer break. The above aside, the rest of the holiday at SM 1 was lovely. The rooms we saw were a little dated, but clean, spacious and reasonably equipped. Although travelling as a couple this was a two bedroomed apartment rather than a cramped studio. As it turned out, the SM 1 is a bit quieter than SM 2, and this suited us. The pool area was never crowded. The apartment itself? It was clean. Had plenty of pots, pans etc if you want to self-cater rather than eat out. The stove uses a gas bottle rather than mains, and you have to turn the bottle on in order to get a supply. Easy to do, and instructions were provided. We could not get the cooker to light, but made do with the hob. There was a large fridge with a good sized freezer. Tea towels, hand towels dish cloths and washing up liquid were not supplied, so it's best to take those with you or buy some in the supermarket over the road on arrival. The only things supplied in the bathroom are towels and a single toilet roll, so make sure you take/buy enough of your own so you don't get caught short. We had a small rear balcony which is good for catching the early morning sun, and a really good, large front terrace/balcony good for catching the late sun. There is a safety deposit box in the room. This cost 10 euros for the week, with another 10 euros refundable deposit. Security? well there is only a very small bolt on the rear balcony door, and this would normally have me worried, but in all honesty and hindsight, we always felt very safe at this accomodation. This room had no air-con, but I know some others do. Although temperatures were in the high 80s every day, and the 70s at night, it was never unbearable at all. There was no TV in the room either. This did not bother us at all, but if you are travelling with children they may miss not having a TV to entertain them when in the apartment. The room did have an iron and ironing board, which is never a bad thing. Maid service? A bit hit and miss, really. We only had a maid visit twice over the week, and oddly, one visit to change the bedding and towels was the day before we were leaving anyway. Over the week we took out our own rubbish and bought our own toilet rolls. There were only the two of us in our party, and I imagine a group or family staying would maybe want a more frequent maid service than we had. The bathroom was fine. Large wash basin, bidet, bath with shower. Clean, lots of hot water. No problems. Breakfast? This is over at SM 2. You are given a card on arrival which you show each morning at breakfast. Breakfast time is 9am - 11am. So if you have a bit of a hangover, you can get up a bit later and still not miss breakfast. Selection is reasonable, and for the price, we were content. Other than having a take-away pizza we did not use the restaurant at night, so cannot comment on that. Pizza was nice, though. The staff? Apart from the initial issue mentioned above, all the staff we came across were friendly and helpful. Immediate environment? The grounds were well kept and very pleasant. If you come home late, though, just watch out for the sprinklers in the grounds springing into action. They are like a monsoon, and we saw a few guests running for cover as they started spraying not long after midnight. ;) That's not a complaint at all, just an observation. Location? Both SM 1 and SM 2 are located a stones-throw from the supermarkets and restaurants. The steps to the beach are just a few minutes walk away too. Ahh, those steps ... all 180 of them. They can be hard going in the heat. If you are elderly, have health issues etc, these steps are not your friend. You can walk down the road which brings you out to the rear of the beach if the steps are too much for you, but this is longer and still a bit of a slog up and/or down the slope. If you don't fancy the walk or the steps but you have a hire car, you can drive down and use the large car park at the rear of the beach. It's a pity there is no shuttle down to the beach because I imagine that having to negotiate the steps every day might put off some people from choosing to come to this otherwise very pleasant resort. A missed business opportunity for someone there, maybe? The resort itself? It's quiet, mainly made up of villas and apartments. Not a big selection of bars or restaurants, but enough if you just want a nice, relaxed break surrounded by a lot of nice people in a nice location. The beach is lovely. Very clean. Gently shelving sand, crystal clear, warm water. Lifeguard on duty. Toilet facilities. Pedaloe and canoe hire. Good snorkelling opportunities. Sunbed hire if desired. As with the resort in general, the beach seems to be populated by families and couples, thus it feels (to us at least) very safe and civilised. If you fancy a trip to Mahon but don't have a hire car there is a nearby bus stop and a very cheap bus service to the capital. If you do have a car and fancy a trip to another resort, Cala Galdana (where we stayed last year) is nice if you've not tried it before. A very large and fantastic beach and rather picturesque too. A good photo opportunity in Cala En Porter is from Club Menorca up on the cliff. Its sun terrace looks directly over the cala/beach and is a lovely place to have a cold drink, feast your eyes on the beautiful beach and have a bite to eat. A great place to view/photograph the sunset too. On leaving, if you have not pre-booked a transfer, reception will order a taxi for you. They did for us and it was there at reception just minutes later. All in all, you get what you pay for, and if you want a no frills, basic accommodation in a quiet, pleasant, family/couple oriented resort, then Siesta Mar may well suit you.

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • High Chairs
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shops
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
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