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Globales Mediterrani
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Cala Blanca
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not as good as it could be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

Our yardstick for this Globales Hotel was the Almirante Farragout in Cala n Forcat across the other side of the Cuitadella bay. We have been there twice in the last year and really enjoyed it.
First impressions of the Mediteranni were good, our 4th floor corner room was fantastic, recently refurbished with a double balcony giving sea views over the Cala Blanca beach and cove. Contrary to other reports we had a free fridge although I'm not sure that was only because the maid had not locked it!
After checking in we could see from the balcony the pool area was small but perfectly formed, the sunbeds seemed a bit close together but it was not busy and we could see acres of lawns which would give a bit of privacy. Alas no, next day we settled down to read and as the sunbeds were occupied we were squeezed into a regimentented row. Signs on the lawns forbade moving the sunbeds there for a bit of extra room!
The groundsman does a great job sitting on his ride on mower but I supect his influence has something to do with the "keep off the grass" policy.
There were quite a few families with young children round the pool, mostly Spanish as one would expect.
The entertainment team were enthusiastic and no doubt they do a good job for the children and few adults who want organised games during the day. However the use of loud music to attract punters which was then left on while they played and even longer afterwards was a distraction I could do without. I complained on the 3rd day and the volume thereafter seemed to be more respectful of the needs of the majority of the guests for the rest of the week.
The proximity of the road with passing buses and delivery vans, and people emptying bottles into the municipal glass recycling bin in the car park opposite the hotel, also added to the din preventing the relaxed chill out which we experienced at the Almirante Farragout.
The food was ok but we Brits like our eggs, bacon and beans after some healthy fruit in the morning, so why were the beans missing for 3 days? The dining room is small and can get very busy. Mostly the service is good and most of the staff are friendly.
We usually dine late, as the Spaniards do, and we like a couple of Gin and Tonics in the bar sometime after 8. We were usually the only people at the bar maybe because the price was a bit steep. 17 euros for 3 G&Ts! My tip is order Gordon's gin and draft tonic, the local Mahon Gin is more expensive as is bottled tonic.
The area around the hotel is great, nice beach with restaurants and bars lining the cove. Our favourite bar was the Miramar only 250 yards away.
All in all it was OK but for a middle aged couple looking for peace and quiet during the day it didn't quite measure up. When we return to this part of Menorca it will be to the Hotel Almirante Farragout.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

Much of what has been said I agree with. We booked this hotel and holiday as a last minute deal ( booked Wednesday flew Sunday). We were not dissapointed. Room was spotless and great view. Hotel was spotless, food selection was from a very wide choice and was presented excellently. Dining room staff very smart and helpful.
Pool and patio area very well laid out and the Animaction team worked hard all day to keep everyone amused. The only down side was with the value of the Euro being what it is drinks and purchased food was not cheap.
There was a beautiful small beach nearby ( less than 100 yds) with Blue Flag status and was manned all day with life guards, the sea was warm and safe with plenty of bars and restraunts to chose from.
We would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2009

This hotel was of high quality in terms of cleanliness and general standards of accomodation, amazing view over pool and sea offers romantic sunsets and relaxing times on balcony or around pool. The food is great and varied and waiters and chefs very friendly.Downside is cost of drinks and ice creams and snacks around the pool in the hotel which ends up quite expensive, 2 euros for a coke, 5 for a cocktail and 10 for your wine with evening meals. There is a supermarket a couple of minutes away where cans of beer and coke are 0.70 cents.
Good if you want to meet guests from other countries in a quiet spot with very small number of shops and bars etc. Probabaly not a hotel for teenagers as evening entertainment limited, young children love pool but there are no kids activities apart from a mini disco at 9.30pm. There is a nearby cafe at side of beach which is a couple of minutes away, with a water slide, this is a great hit with children, 30 slides for 5 euros is probabaly worth it whilst parents eat lunch in peace. Activities in the hotel are geared to adults and are great fun if you are willing to join in and not take it too seriously. Public transport from outside hotel is good and reliable to nearby town of ciutadella, which is worth a visit. The centre of Cala Blanca has Tonys kariaoke bar which was good fun for my teenage daughter and the Irish bar is a nice place to go for a drink by the sea and have a game of pool. The highlight was the temptations tribute night at the nearby hotel sagitario which was a great night for 49 yearold who wanted a trip down memory lane and a chance to dance. They had amazing voices and great dance routines.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank debra049
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Suffolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2009

We had done our research before booking this hotel and we can agree with much of what has been said . Our rooms were clean and kept spotless during our stay. We found the beds to be very comfortable, but then we both like a firm matress! The food was amazing, so much choice! The breakfast would set us up for the day, so that we only needed a light snack around 4pm! The evening meal was a treat, especially the puddings!!! The staff were friendly and helpful, especially the bar staff who were on hand to take your order and bring it to your table! We would particularly like to thank Daniel who was keen to speak English and made us laugh! The hotel provided entertainment throughout the day and well into the evening. We wandered away from the hotel after dinner and found a nice spot at the Irish Bar approx 5 mins walk. The sangria was cheaper there!!!
We had a fantastic holiday, so relaxing, just what we wanted. The island has many interesting places to visit, so hire a car and enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank lizbuffSuffolk
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Lincoln
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2009

Fantastic hotel, more food than you could shove a stick at ! The beach was quite small, but great for swimming and getting a sun tan. The staff couldn't do enough for you!
Would definately go back again!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Globales Mediterrani

Property: Globales Mediterrani
Address: Urbanizacion de Cala Blanca, Poligono B, 07760 Cala Blanca, Minorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Minorca > Cala Blanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Cala Blanca
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,734 - ₹ 14,018
Hotel Class:4 star — Globales Mediterrani 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Globales Mediterrani Hotel is located in the friendly residential area of Cala Blanca, 4km from Ciutadella, the former capital of Menorca and 50km from the airport. The hotel a few meters from the beach with its crystal blue waters and just outside the hotel you will find a bus stop with connections to the historical centre of Ciutadella. The virgin coves of the southern coast are only 12km away. The hotel has 180 comfortable non-smoking rooms and are fully equipped and surrounded by tranquil gardens. Most of the rooms have a sea view from which on a clear day it’s possible to see the island of Mallorca. ... more   less 
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