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we have just returned from the son matias beach hotel it was excellent although the weather was not to good.yes there are alot of older people but what a friendly lot they are,and yes they seem to go every year and meet up.the view from our room on the 6floor was lovely.all the hotel stafe were friendly.the only fault laura the day time organiser had got married and the girl that stood in for her was rubbish not even a smile or hello.the thomson rep (the girl)was good but the lad i think was new and seemed a bit shy and did not no any thing about the island.hired a car and went into the mountains relly nice especially delia.would go back to that hotel again.the food yes british with plenty of choice and hot but my husband doesnot like many of the foriegne dishes all in all a lovely holiday.
Rest And Relax
We booked through Portland Holidays and have literally just returned (today) from a 7 night stay at the Son Matias Beach Hotel, having stayed there once before a couple of years ago. However from this winter you can now book direct with the hotel - brilliant! Please don't let anyone put you off! If you want to enjoy your hol with no screaming kids around this is for you! OK kids are ok if you have them yourselves but if you don't and want a bit of peace and quiet this is fabulous. Some reviews moan about the size of reception which
ok is not very big but how much time do you spend there for goodness sake. The hotel is beautiful - the views are fantastic, overlooking the beach, watching the yachts, some complete with their own helicopters on board - how the other half live! I can't fault it! and ALL the rooms overlook the beach. The food is fabulous, ok yes very british, but we liked it, loads of choice, no queues, laid back and very relaxing and time to just enjoy your meal either indoors or out on the terrace. The staff were great, really helpful and pleasant. The bar area is really quiet in the day and at night is now
smoke free but has a smoking room so that it caters for everyone.
Lots of entertainment, day and evening and the location is brilliant, very central and the resort is lovely for a stroll in the evenings - and Tony's bar (opposite the Cala Blanca Hotel is great for lunch). If you fancy an adult only hotel please give this a try, not everyone wants kids around! Rooms have tea/coffee making facilities/tv/fridge - a real home from home and the views from the balcony are to die for!! enjoy!!! - we have stayed in many different hotels in many different resorts but I would go back there no problem
and that says it all.
Holday Hotel For Senior Citizens!
Stayed here from 1st to 15th June 07.
Welcome to the Holiday Hotel for Senior Citizens was how my partner and I felt on arrival. We met people who had been coming here for 25, 13, 10, 7, and 5 years, so it must say something about the quality of the Son Matias Beach. During our first week there was a contingent of about 20 Irish people who all knew each other, as did many of the others in the hotel - presumably booking the same weeks each year! To my mind there`s more to life than visiting the same hotel that often.
The hotel is lovely for a 3 star, well located next to a lovely beach, with a good selection of mainly English food served at all meals. We found the food very satisfying and was hot when it was supposed to be. The restaurant area was very clean at all times.
The bedrooms (all with sea view) are adequate for two with good storage space, nice bathroom and kept very clean by the staff.
Evening entertainment was very varied and usually very good, but outside people could take up the somewhat limited room before the hotel guests wanted to see the shows.
The British can show the Germans a thing or two about towels on sunloungers by pools. People were waiting at 8 am to place towels on sunloungers by the pool area which opened at 8.30, which ensued in a mad rush. How very sad! We found the loungers to be too close to each other overall, due to the limited space.
The reception area is very small for a hotel, but the staff were very efficient.
Be prepared to pay 34 euros per week for use of the room safe, tv and fridge - various combination options are available.
My partner found the noise from nearby bars to be quite excessive making it hard for her to get to sleep. Guests who were here last year said that this was the worst noise they had encountered due to nearby bars opening.
We enjoyed our holiday very much and if we go back to Palma Nova would return to the same hotel. But, as stated above, there`s a big wide world out there to explore.
Finally, we were told the hotel is to be closed for two months early next year in order to improve it to a 4 star rating - with price increases to match, no doubt.
Roger and Jean - Bedford.
Lovely Hotel - VERY British!!
We booked this hotel on the strength of the reviews on this and other sites as our original hotel was remaining closed for the winter season.
We were not dissapointed at all. Yes, in the winter it is a little like an old folks home but many of them are fitter and more active than we are!!
Food was very British - first time I have had porridge abroad. Roast Beef and Yorkshire puds too!!
The view from our 5th floor room was simply wonderful - straight out onto the beach and the sea.
Entertainment was top notch - to cater for all tastes and never late in finishing. Activities were there day and evening so you did not have to be bored if you were not going out. Laura the head of entertainments was superb and worked so hard.
Just one little complaint - the walls between the bedrooms are not that thick and you are aware of any noise from next door - perhaps guests should just think about their neighbours before turning the telly up too loud.
The staff at this hotel are really lovely and if we return to Palmanova we will most certainly go back to this hotel. Would not go in the summer though - I can imagine the resort would be heaving.
If you go down the Son Matias, you're in for a big surprise.....
My girlfriend (25) and I (28) were looking for a sunshine weekend, to celebrate our anniversary – something romantic?
3* Hotel, half-board in Palma Nova – adults only hotel? Sounds good, huh?
When we arrived the hotel looked fab. Walked into reception, there was an electric wheelchair / scooter….then another one….then a zimmer frame….What’s going on??
Checked into the room and went for a walk. All good so far. But what about the elderly mobility aides???? Went down for dinner at about 7:30pm to the restaurant, and were surprised to find 95% of the guests were over the age of 60 – hence, the elderly mobility aides!!!
The Spanish / English menu consisted of –
Leg of Pork
Grilled Fish (with bones – and lot’s of them)
Beef in gravy
All served with a variety of vegetables. Roast potatoes (cold) Chips (cold). Not a single Spanish dish in sight.
(This was tweaked slightly each night. For example, on Saturday night, they had Shepherds Pie!!! On a Saturday night…in a Spanish Hotel!?!?!)
We could not eat in THAT restaurant – whether we paid for it or not! Luckily, there is a decent Indian restaurant next door.
Onto the entertainment – The hotel has a ‘tea-dance’ for the ‘residents’ every night. Proper heel-toe, heel-toe stuff. It was a nightmare.
This hotel is in a great location.
The clientele is generally ‘pension collectors’
The food is worse than awful.
The ‘entertainment’ is as bad as the food.
Palma is 25 minutes away, and beautiful. Shopping is excellent. Cathedral is stunning.
Port Adriano (the opposite way from Palma) is gorgeous. There are beautiful restaurants down by the marina. (€1.30 – on the bus from Son Matias)
Do not expect to eat well in the hotel.
Do not be shocked by the average age of the guests.
Lovely Hotel, With a Big But!
The Son Matias Hotel, (Or A Resitential Home in the Sun)
Is A very spotlessly clean hotel and excellently run, the staff are friendly and very helpful, and team work i have not seen since my navel days,
the food was very good but on the odd occation needed insperation,
The location is right on the beach, shops and supermarket close at hand,
We where on Honeymoon, The Hotel dose not have a double bed, this ruind our holiday,
BUT It is 95% over 60's, unfortunatly only they only seem to cater for the older person, Tea Dances every day?, the night entertainment is ok ish, but when it finnishes at about 23.00 every one goes to bed and bar shuts, (would have liked to see dancing till at least 01.00am for the younger elament, Magaluf is a bit to wild at times, somethink in the middle would have been nice,
We will be going again, but in 20 yrs time, with our Zimmers n Catheters in hand,
Nice hotel - awful food
We have just returned from our fifth visit to the Son Matias Hotel. The location is excellent, fantastic views from all rooms, friendly efficient staff - but unfortunately, the hotel is badly let down by the standard of food. We felt it had deteriorated last year, but was even worse this year. One would expect something more palatable than bangers floating in mash, hamburgers and the worst fish and chips imaginable. The Tex-Mex theme night didn't even have a hint of Mexican! It was also significant that guests were queuing to heat their food in a microwave oven located in the dining room! If you want decent food, you have to eat out.
The entertainment was mediocre, to say the least - definitely geared for pensioners. Doubtful if we'll return.
loved son matias hotel
My friend and I have returned from this hotel and found it really nice for a 3* hotel. I have stayed in 4* that have not been as clean, friendly and served up as good food. Being vegetarian I sometimes struggle with the food but this was not the case here. We even had porridge for breakfast-not had that in Spain before.All the rooms have a sea view which is lovely and the hotel is directly on he beach. The terrace outside for eating was nice but the weather was not good when we went but those lucky enough to go when it's hot will enjoy it. Found the resort a bit tacky in places and a lot of the bars were closed or lacked customers, perhaps it was too early in the season. We would highly recommend this hotel.
A lovely hotel but!!!
Have just returned from a week stay in this hotel which on the whole I can only rate as average, which is a great shame as the hotel could really be a first class winner. The reception area is the smallest I have ever seen in a hotel, and when we arrived we had to go into the one and only bar and wait until our names were called before going one by one into the reception to book in and collect our keys, We were very lucky and were given a room on the top floor (9th floor). The room I must say was the BEST I have ever been in, it was a huge room with 4 beds and an extra large balcony with excellent views over the bay and over towards Torrenova .The room came with tea making facilities and a tv with sky. To use the tv you had to rent the remote control for the week (it would not work without). We hired the safety deposit box and the tv together for about 15 euros (cannot remember exact amount). Talking with other guests the top floor seems to be the quietest as I heard several people complain that they could hear the people above walking around as the floors are tiled throughout.
The staff in the hotel were always friendly and helpful and the hotel is spotless, the only area which I feel lets the hotel down is the restaurant. The food is catering for the English and does not vary very much each day, the salad bar does not have the variety which I have come to expect with hotels in the med. On several occasions we had to wait for the staff to refil the dishes, they seemed quite slow to do this, and on one day there was nothing left on the sweet selection but some crumbs and sloppy jelly and after waiting for the main course to be filled up we gave up and walked out, We ate out the next night for a change.
The hotel is situated on the beach and there is several bars and restaurants around, and it is only a 10 min stroll into the center of Magaluf if you want to mix with the younger generation.
The hotel does seem to cater for the elderly and is a good hotel for anyone who is disabled, as there are electric wheelchairs available for rent in the entrance and also a disabled chair to lower you into the swimming pool.
I think it would be several years before we return to this hotel again as we felt we were one of the younger ones there. Whether it is different at other times of the year I do not know.
Just come back 7th July 07. My husband and i went to this hotel with portland/thomson holidays with great expectations, sadly we were dissappointed.
On arrival we were met at reception from a rather uninterested male member of staff who had no interest in talking to us, we were told to wait in the lounge area until our room was ready which was 30 mins it was red hot and were not even offered a drink while we waited.. The room was great really spacious with fab views we were thrilled to bits. Over the next couple of days we noticed silverfish creepers not what i would expect to find in a 4* hotel, we told reception and they said the maid would spray the room and after that we only saw the odd one but as they come out when its dark we slept with the bathroom light on all night as thats where they were most. That definitley spoilt the room for me as i was constantly looking out for them. The breakfasts were very good but the evening meals were very tastless and bland, with little variety even the spanish Paella was tastless. We ended up eating hardly anything and got food out later in the evening. Anyone who says that the food is good must be at a different hotel. All the staff apart from the initial reception welcome were really great. I would rate this a 3* not 4* and although the view, and location were fab we will not be going back. We have stayed at other hotels in magaluf and palma nova over the last 6 years and this was the most dissappointing evening meals overall, what a shame!!! and yes it is full of pensioners who queue to get their towels on sunbeds round the pool from 7.30 am we always went on the beach.