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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 58 reviews
 

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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Great place to stay

5 August 2014

Just returned from 2 weeks at Siesta Mar 1 and have to say that it was a great place to stay for a family holiday. Very clean, very friendly staff, very well maintained grounds and pool area...

Just returned from 2 weeks at Siesta Mar 1 and have to say that it was a great place to stay for a family holiday. Very clean, very friendly staff, very well maintained grounds and pool area. Breakfast buffet really good with lots of choice. Some of the previous reviews have been bad but our experience was excellent. The beach is really close too.

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great value for price!

17 July 2014

I had read some not so good reviews about this place before my holidays but the pictures seem nice and i decided to book anyway. Great decision actually! Nice place, clean and good variety of food...

I had read some not so good reviews about this place before my holidays but the pictures seem nice and i decided to book anyway. Great decision actually! Nice place, clean and good variety of food in the breakfast buffet. The only thing i could see other people complaining about is that there was no tv on the room, but in my opinion, who needs a tv when you are in such a nice place!

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Really nice apartment

15 July 2014

We have stayed at Siesta Mar Apartments in June for a week and it was really good! The breakfast is nice, the swimming pool is lovely, the staff very friendly and the apartments are only a few...

We have stayed at Siesta Mar Apartments in June for a week and it was really good! The breakfast is nice, the swimming pool is lovely, the staff very friendly and the apartments are only a few minutes from the wonderful Cala Galdana. Definitely reccomend it!

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Madrid
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

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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Tourist Information

Weather

Remember that bottle of sun cream on your Cala n Porter holidays because it will be nice and hot in the popular months of July and August. With the Mediterranean summer reaching its peak about then, you can expect an average of around 30° Celsius in the daytime, with 10 hours of sun a day, which should provide more than enough time to top up that tan! The evenings, at around 24° Celsius, are very warm too.

If you're not a sun lover, or have kids who might find the heat a bit much, then going on holidays to Cala n Porter between March and June is a great idea. Temperatures then will reach on average 23° Celsius, with around 7 to 8 hours of sun a day, so you'll still be able to spend lots of time on the beach, while evening temperatures will be around 20° Celsius, providing a comfortable evening for all.

Jabs

As UK, Courses or boosters sometimes advised: hepatitis A (not normally for package tourists).

Electricity

European Style 2-Pin Sockets, 220/225V

Visa

No visa is required for a stay of up to 3 months