Lovely relaxing atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, well positioned in a quiet area with an easy walk down into Portocristo, Peaceful pool area, great roof terrace. Healthy, tasty meals. The hotel was quiet at the end of the season, but nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Stylish simple decor.
I booked a short trip to the Som Dona hotel for me and my daughter. We wanted to spend some nice quality time together and I saw an advert for this ‘women’s only’ hotel. The description seemed perfect and the few reviews had seemed ok.
The hotel is described as being modern and female friendly even to the point of having hair straighteners in the rooms!
Upon arrival, it was clear that we had arrived only a few days before the hotel shuts down for winter. This shouldn’t be an issue, however, the staff were packing away the pool beds and the place was pretty empty. Still, we booked in and got our room key.
The room was modern and airy but very basic. There were no luxury extras, no straighteners for example. There were two small towels, one pillow each, no shower mat...little things like that. When I showered, it leaked out on to the bathroom floor! I spoke to the receptionist who wasn’t particularly helpful - she just told me that I should take it up with Booking.com.
We had booked breakfast and evening meal. When we went in to the dining room, there were no tables laid out for dinner, no atmosphere, no ambience. The food was nice enough...a basic menu with a fish or meat choice.
The whole idea of this hotel could be spectacular - women who want to take a break from the rush and pressures of every day life. Somewhere to rest and recuperate. There are some very simple things would improve this hotel - little special touches in every room (not just the ‘splendid rooms’...the advertisement did not allude to this, I was informed by the very unhelpful receptionist) straighteners in every room, bath robes, a decent amount of towels, a mat for the bathroom floor, some nice ambient music during dinner, staff who want to make your stay special (regardless of who you booked the room through), a pool area that is still open even when only a few days from the end of season. The weather wasn’t great, lots of rain but the hotel has the ability to open the outside area under cover yet everything was packed away.
The premise of this hotel does not match the atmosphere nor does it have the little touches that would make it stand out and really give people the headspace that they need. It would take a fair bit of convincing to make me want to come back.
Stayed here for 3 nights with my niece! No noise at the pool, very relaxing atmosphere, everything was very clean, breakfast and dinner was nice! Very friendly staff, speaking multiple languages, very helpful!
We loved the fact that the hotel provides bikes and we could go from one beach to another within 10 min.
Will definitely go back to Som Dona women only!
It's always a little bit of a risk booking somewhere with no reviews and also with the worry that it wouldn't be open when we arrived due to comments online but on this occasion it paid off! From the minute we walked in to the hotel the staff could not do enough for us. We got our room changed to one with a pool view and were given a nice cold drink while we were checking in. All of the staff could not do enough to make our stay a relaxing one I gliding being served cocktails whilst laying in the beautiful pool whilst reading a book.
The hotel was extremely clean and the rooftop terrace, although not fully open was a dream. The evening food was beautiful and included 3 courses. Breakfast was simple but very tasty. The location was great and it was a 10 minute walk to local restaurants and bars and another 5 minutes from there to the town beach. If staying for longer than a few days I would suggest a car as the local area has so many things to offer.
If you want a quiet relaxing break this is the place to go!
My sister & I had an amazing stay at the Som Donna hotel! The staff was so gracious and the room/accommodations were fantastic. The place is super modern and has a lovely pool area as well as a rooftop terrace. They also include a delicious breakfast. Would 100% stay again and recommend to a friend! Also, the price point is a STEAL given how new and beautiful the hotel is!