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Bellamar Hotel - San Antonio
My Self and my family all enjoyed our stay in the bellamar Hotel.
I have two teenage daughters aged 13 and 15 , they enjoyed the whole experience of ibiza and the hotel just topped it off. Very clean,friendly staff and gorgeous food -buffet menu plenty of different dishes to suit your taste buds, all the hotels we have stayed in the food has been the best yet.
Pool area - very clean
Again sun beds can be a problem if you dont put your towel on the bed in the morning, so get out there early.
Not as many children as we'd imagined , girls were dissapointed, although there is a pool table which attracts the teenagers.
Internet access -for i think - around 3euro50 for 20mins.
Entertainment at night , we never really stayed in the hotel at night we went into san antonio bay ( around 20minutes steady walk from the hotel into san antonio bay) . Although there was a man who came once every week to sing.
this hotel was a brilliant find with a mini mart at the bottom of the hotel , tobacco shop just down the road 50yards and beach again 50yards away. What A pleasent stay we had and if we were to return would use this hotel once again !
We <3 Bellamar!
We stayed there this time last year (we are 19 year old couple - looking to chill out and have some fun nights out! but we're not your average alchohol swilling teens!), the hotel absolutely made our holiday! it was beautiful, nothing you could fault (apart from the singers awful singing one night!) When we arrived off the coach my reaction was...'WOW, are you sure this is our hotel??' it looks like a 5*!
But seriously I reccommend this holiday to couples looking for a relaxing time! perfect location, right in the centre of the bay, not near the hustle n bustle, but then not too far either, so you get the best of both worlds, a quiet nights sleep or a big night out if you feel!
i hope to be going back this summer! meals spot on (espeically for a fussy eater like me!) drinks very well priced! the picture shows the view from our room!
Very nice hotel
The bellamar is a very posh hotel compared to some of the hotels that we saw in the bay. It had many types of people staying at the hotel there was lots of young people there for the clubing and some older people looking for a relaxing holiday also there was families and yound couples. The hotel is situated right in the middle of the bay, so you can have a quiet drink round the bay or walk along to san antonio west end for the more lively scene which is a nice short walk along the promenade where you can watch the sunset. The beach is only a 2 mins walk, and the pool area is lovley. We were at the bellamar for a week and out of the 7 nights there was only 2 nights of hotel entertainment a spanish singer called fernado siniging english songs. Overall the hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly. I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone.
Great quality hotel
A group of five (aged 21- 24) spent a week at the Bellamar this July and I was very pleased with the hotel. Before travelling I did a lot of research on trip advisor as I wanted to be close enough to the bars of San Antonio, but then away from the ahem *Club 18-30's* The Bellamar was given such a good review I decided to see for myself. I booked 2 rooms (one double and one room for three people sharing) online through Medhotels and flights with British Airways. We got taxi transfers to the hotel for around 20 Euros.
On arrival at 10 am we had to wait for our room to be prepared which was fine and had already expected. Our luggage was taken to a locked store room and we had access to a bathroom for showers. We decided to have a coffee. Our room was ready around 90 mins later.
The rooms were clean, spacious and had good modern facilities. (Good quality shower, safe, hairdryer, fridge and TV with British Sky News) My room had three single beds. Even with three of us in the room space wasn't an issue. There was a rack for suitcases and a large wardrobe.
The location suited us. It's a 15 min stroll around the bay to San Antonio centre. We quite liked the walk around the beach as there are some nice bars on the way. Cafe Mambo and Cafe del Mar were a bit further on. If you want the bars to be on your doorstep you might find the Bellamar to be a bit out of the way.
Food was very good and plentiful. The Continental Breakfast included fresh fruit, youghurt, cold meats and a traditional English cooked breakfast. The evening meal had a wide selection of main courses, desserts and salads. I ate at the hotel for 4 of my 7 nights and never had the same dish twice and couldn't fault it at all.
We spent time on the beach (across the road) We chose not to stay around the pool as the sun beds went quite quickly and the pool is quite small. You can hire a sunbed on the beach for 4.50 Euros so we chose to do this instead. We hired a boat with a slide a couple of times during the week for 19 Euros for an hour. This was a laugh and worth doing!
We got taxis to the clubs (Amnesia/Pacha/Space/Bora Bora) and never paid more than 25 Euros. As there was a few of us we split the cost. If there are less in a party the bus maybe a better option.
Another member in our group booked late and decided to stay in the cheaper Osiris Hotel next door. If you are planning to spend the majority of your time clubbing and not using the hotel facilties this is a good base. It's cheaper and more basic than the Bellamar, it's clean and has a nice pool. It seems a bit livlier with more young people and they played good house music non stop!
Overall a good hotel, and would definitely return.
Good but not great
We booked the Bellamar purely based on the fact it had the best scores on Trip Advisor for a San Antonio Hotel. There were so many glowing 5 out of 5 reports..I think our expectations were too high.
It's an good 4* hotel, perfectly acceptable but not as fantastic as we'd hoped.
We're a mid 30's couple, our 2nd visit to Ibiza - over for some sun, sunset bars and to catch some bands at "Ibiza Rocks".
LOCATION & TRANSPORT
As everyone had reported its a nice 10-15 min walk around the bay to the start of the main bars. We had a few nights out around there, Bar M etc.. So it really suited us.
It's right near the beach too but we didnt really like the look of the local beach as its not very tranquil, right near the main road.
Tip: there is a bus stop right near the hotel. You can take 3 different buses from there to nearby beaches - they are much nicer, only 15 mins on the bus & only 1.35 Euro
Try Cala Tarida, Cala Bassa & Cala Comte - all very different. You can get a timetable from reception. Taxis are expensive so if you make the effort you'll save alot of money.
Taxis - Its very hard to book a taxi after 6pm. Reception can do it for you if you book early in the morning. Otherwise you'll be on the main road trying to hire one.
Average I would say. Clean and pefectly functional. Our room was overlooking the side road where the main entrance way. A very poor view really, no sun in the evening but hey-ho. It is pretty noisy for
you clubbers out there so do take quality ear plugs for the morning.
Not enough sun beds!! Very annoying. There is a large area given to table and chairs in the sun which no-one ever uses. It would be much better to put more sunbeds here. They are all taken by 10am (by the English!). The pool is nice & the bar prices are fair.
We managed most breakfast and dinners. The food's very good really. A nice wide selection of things to try. Service is nice and quick too.
However, the dining room is really clinical, bright and noisy for dinner. It feels like a motorway service station. Forget having a nice twilight romantic dinner outside.
Always very friendly and professional. Jose was a good bloke on reception. Very dry sense of humour! Luggage storage on the last day is a breeze with nice shower facilities.
So, you wont go too wrong with the Bellamar. its a good hotel but not
quite the amazing experience we were expecting.
Hotel for all ages and sizes
A bit about us:-
Two thirty year old attached females looking for a break in the sun and to experience Ibiza's nightlife for the first time.
What we were expecting:-
It to be a little bit chavvy....both the hotel and the resort. Loads of skinny, pretty young things by the pool making us feel slightly plump and old. Lots of awful drunk creatures vomiting in the streets around the West End.
What we found:-
A great hotel in a great location and a really enjoyable holiday!
The hotel's in San Antonio Bay but it's at the end closest to San Antonio making in a pleasant stroll to the nightlife.
Reception staff are extremely helpful. Especially Jose who's half Scottish half Spanish and know's all the places go and will help with booking any restaurants, taxis or just give good general advice. We arrived early but had no problem checking in to our room before the allocated time.
The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. There is a TV but the only English speaking channel was Sky News. The fridge in the room is left empty so you can fill it with any goodies you like from the shops under the hotel. As previous people have mentioned there is a safe in the room which you have to hire for a small fee but it's definately worth it for peace of mind. The only downside about the rooms was the noise. As with a lot of hotels the floor is tiled so you can hear every noise from adjacent and above rooms i.e. chairs scraping, high heels clip clopping around and everytime someone flushes the toilet. Overall we only found this to be a minor irritant though!
There's a small pool with lots of sunbeds but they do get taken fairly early. We struggled to get one if we went downstairs after 10.30 but the sun stays warm enough to sit out in until 19.00 so when the earlybirds start going in at 15.00 you can always grab a bed then.
We loved the food. Didn't manage to see breakfast but the dinner buffet was great. Not so good for those of you who love chips, chips, burgers and chips but those who want fresh fish, meat, salads and pasta will be happy. Reminded me more of the sort of food that you'd get at a spa as it all seemed quite healthy rather than fast food rubbish. Added enough calories with the alcohol and certainly didn't need any more from fatty foods. Getting food around the pool can be a bit of a problem. Mainly because there doesn't seem to be enough staff. Felt quite sorry for the waiter who always seemend to be getting moaned at by people who'd been waiting more than five minutes.......people please chill out, you're on holiday!
There are a wide range of people staying at this hotel. Couples, singles and families. All sorts of people of all ages and sizes and all are pretty friendly. There were a couple of unsavouy characters but they were definately in the minority and worth enduring for the five minutes they were around the pool.
As said the hotels a short 10 minute walk to the main nightlife and it's a nice walk round the bay after dinner!
Don't come out of the hotel on to the main road and turn left heading in to the bay. It's ok if you're older or like yucky themed bars with very strange people in them. The only time to go left is if you're going to a specific place like the Thai restaurant or Kumharas which is a cool chill out venue to watch the sunset with a really funky eating place and menu. Don't get too dressed up for this one as it's pretty hippyish.
Turn right out of the hotel and walk up the road a little before cutting across a car park on your left on to the beach path. This'll save you about 5minutes off your journey. Heading in to town you'll pass the Tulip Bar which is nice for a few cocktails, Bar M and Itaca and Plastiks a little further along the road all of which are worth a bevvie in.
Just before you reach the West End there are a few restaurants with large seating areas on the pavement. They are as cheap as chips and the one we ate in was lovely.
The West End is what you'd expect. Hen and stag do's and quite a few English louts. Have a few drinks before you venture in and it can be quite amusing. There are a couple of cool bars hidden in there. Try Hush which is where the workers spend their hard earned cash.....must be one of the better ones then! If you're getting hasselled by people tyring to drag you in to places tell them you're going to a specific bar and they'll leave you alone....unless you're haggling with them for as many free drinks as possible that is.
Heading along the bay to the Sunset strip there's Villa Mercedes which plays chill out music or jazz. Fab as they have four poster beds you can lie on whilst sipping your cocktails. Only problem is tyring to make yourself get up after a couple.
The sunset strip is as it sounds. There's three/four bar/restaurants where everyone goes to watch the sun set. Go early to get a table for dinner if you're eating. Other than that the sun sets about 21.15 so there's no major rush. Everyone tends to go out quite late anyway! It gets VERY busy so if you can't get a seat you'll have to sit on the rocks on the beach etc. In which case grabs some drinks from the supermarket. Why pay bar prices when you can't get a seat. If you ask one of the waitresses they should be able to get you a table though for dinner if it's busy. Walk a bit further around the coast for Coastline and Kanya. Again nice for dinner and watching the sun set. Also cool for chilling out at in the daytime.
If you're going out in Ibiza Town get the bus. It's only 2 euros and a twenty five minute journey. If you're eating and drinking there go early as if you haven't been before it's a bit of a maze compared to San Antonio.
One word of warning some of the big DJ's didn't turn up to advertised events so don't shell out a large amount of euros to go to a club for a specific DJ. Go for the type of music instead.
A thoroughly enjoyable. We will definately return and probably stay at the Bellamar again. It definately looked like one of the nicer hotels in the area!
The hotel in question is maybe 30 years old but having said this the reception, the lobby and general areas are all in reasonable shape. The pool is small and not enough sun beds where available. The customers i.e. the clients are moderately young and in groups of guys and girls and couples but very few families. everything was just OK, quite friendly, quite pleasant, blah blah blah. As you can read it was not the hotel but rather me, who found nothing to really write about. that is other then the resort (tip would be a better word) very little to add, the hotel and the beach runs along side a very busy and noisy road. no REAL restaurants to speak of and what their is our local roadside cafes in London are much better .As for the west end, this is a local night spot where the drink flows without stop and the age limit must not be above 23. great for them and they look fantasic but for the older more mature guy forget it, that is other then my friend paul.
Would def stay here again
Myself and my mate (both 30) went to Ibiza for a long weekend - clubbing, sun n sea basically. Chose this hotel having been offered it as part of a very cheap weekend package, checked Tripadvisor, liked the reviews etc
Must say it was excellent, not one complaint. Our room had a bay/sunset view (not requested), sizeable balcony, very clean and modern - cleaned daily plus think rooms beds turned down in the eve. I have heard reports of noisy rooms due to the tiled floors but I found the place to be very peaceful. A mixed crowd, some groups, some couples, some old, english/spanish/italian etc - no bother at all.
The pool area is lovely and I never found it to be busy, gets the sun for a long time. There is a beach across the road, which is probably why it wasn't busy (as some other reviews mention) - I was there first weekend in August, if that isn't peak then...
The staff were excellent, the half board meals very good and very varied - top marks. I know it's the norm in Spain but we got a bottle of house white one eve and it cost 7euros!!!
Cross the road to the promenade and you can get a ferry/taxi to some really nice beaches (like Cala Bossa) for 8euros return (about 20 each way in a cab). You are a 10min stroll along the promenade around the bay to the main part of San Antonio (if you like chavs), a bit more to the heart of the West End and about 25mins tops (but a nice walk) all the way to Cafe mambo/Del Mar etc Nice bars along the promenade too - we stopped at the Bay Bar enroute to Mambo a couple of nights.
We landed late but no probs checking in at 1am. We flew out late also (as is the norm with those clubbing type flights). Because we missed our evening meal the Friday night (as we got in so late) they gave us a voucher so we could have the buffet on Monday night before our flight home. We checked out midday Monday (with a 3am tues morn flight). they looked after our cases all day, offered us use of the showers and an empty room with sofas if we wanted a kip that evening.
So, all in, thought it was excellent and the staff went out of their way to help without being asked. Will definitely stay here again next time I visit.
Best hotel we have ever stayed in
we are a 19 year old couple and we have to say that this hotel is the best hotel we have ever stayed in, the location is excellent and the rooms were clean,spacious and comfortable.
reception: we arrived at the hotel early hours of the morning and were greeted by friendly staff. the reception area is top class and looks lovely. the receptionist are always ready to help and checking in was no problem.
rooms: the rooms were very big and comfortable. we was on the third floor with a sea view ( worth paying extra for the sea view you get an excellent view). to comment on previous reviews which said about the noise, well we could hardly hear any noise from the floors above, well certainly nothing to complain about, even the cleaners weren't loud. There is a fridge in the room to use free of charge and to get the best out of it, pull the fridge a little bit away from the wall and leave the cupboard door(where the fridge sits) open. makes alot of difference.
Food: Breakfast was satisfactory and the evening meals were excellent, there was alot of choice from fresh meat to chips and pasta. best food i have ever tasted for a hotel.I have to say from reading previous reviews about the choice of food, i was a little worried as i am a fussy eater, but i was glad to see there was rice, fresh meat, and chips every night.
Location: Excellent location, you are right at the end of sant antonio bay (nearest to san antonio). its a lovely 15 minute walk to san antonio so you are far enough away from the noise (even though it aint that bad anyway).or you can walk into san antonio bay. the hotel is located about 30 m from beach :).
Sundbeds: We went in peak time and who ever said that there werent enough sunbeds are talking a load of nonsense! there are plenty! we went down for sunbeds at about 10:30 and there was loads left it stayed like that during most of the day. If you want a sunbed and an umbrella you will need to get up earlier though.
Overall: nothing bad to say about this hotel, this is the best hotel we have ever stayed in, if we go back to ibiza we wouldn't stay in any other hotel. If you go to this hotel, i can assure you that you wont be dissapointed. just one more thing if you book any trips dont book with ARENAL as they cancelled on us twice! i Strongly suggest scuba diving with sea horse school located in san antonio and ibiza beast also in san antonio.
Excellent Hotel with Friendly and Helpful Staff
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The hotel was very nice...much nicer than we expected. After travelling around Europe for 2 weeks this hotel was the nicest by far. The rooms were clean, the staff was very helpful and spoke English, the pool was nice and the location was good if you are planning on staying around San Antoni. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Here are some other facts by topic...
If you are coming to Ibiza for a crazy club atmosphere do not stay here. You probably want to stay in Evissa or Ibiza town which is about 20 minutes away by bus or taxi. This hotel on the bay area of San Antoni...a popular tourist destination for British guests. Hotel was pretty quiet but if there are still a few big clubs ( Eden, Paradis) within walking distance on your way into San Antoni. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk along the bay promenade to get in to downtown San Antoni.
We had breakfast included in our package and it was very good. Much bigger than many other European breakfasts. It was buffet style from 8-10. It included large variety of hot food ( eggs, bacon,etc.) cereal, fruit, breads, cheeses, meats, juice, coffee, tea.
Tile floors that are mopped regularly. Nice shower with Tub, regular/large size bathroom, safe in closet for rent ( i think it was about 2 euros a day but I can't remember if they gave you that back at the end.) Mini refrigerator, balcony with table and chairs, tv.
You can get fresh pool towels as often as you like for a 10 Euro deposit that you get back at the end of your stay. There is a bus stop right outside to take you to several beaches. There is a grocery store right downstairs on the left as you come out of the hotel. You can save lots of money by getting some items here. Taxi's were hit or miss. Sometimes they stopped sometimes they didn't. You probably have to walk into town to catch one. The hotel tried to call us one once but they don't always pick up. We did arrange our airport taxi the night before and he showed up exactly on time. We saw another guest that week waiting for her airport taxi who never showed up. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to get to the airport if there are taxi problems.