Incredible value for money for a relaxing break
Lovely pool, lovely cocktails, lovely beach over the road.
Also plenty of opportunity to go exploring by foot or by taking the bus further into the island.
January 19, 2014
just returned and we had an excellent holiday
the hotel was excellent the staff couldnt do enough for us. the room was great but would benefit from a mini fridge and tea making facilities we would love to know of more of this chain of hotels on different parts of the island
June 28, 2013
really lovely break in Menorca
We had a really lovely holiday at the hotel Xaloc Playa iand foundn Punta Prima Menorca. The staff were superb, the location was good. This was a return visit after a break of 9 years, we will be returning as the hotel was as good as we remembered. We will definitely be returning.
June 24, 2013
Lovely holiday in Menorca
A really relaxing holiday. Great food and service.
The two trips we booked with your rep were very good in fact the Black Stallions Show was mesmerising. Intend to visit Menorca again.
October 19, 2012
relaxing holiday in Menorca
hotel very clean and the staff were always friendly and helpful. This was the first time when I've been on holiday were the bar prices were the same or cheaper than other bars in the resort of Prima Punta.
October 16, 2012
Wonderful October Week at the Xaloc Playa
My husband and I have just returned from a lovely week in Menorca, staying half-board at the Xaloc Playa in Punta Prima. We declined the £48 transfer to the resort, as buses to and from the airport, via Mahon, were easy and punctual – and a fraction of the cost!
Punta Prima is a small, quiet resort with a string of half a dozen restaurants and two or three shops along the sea-front, and a big, sandy beach. Unlike many resorts in Menorca, the beach is easily accessible as there are no steps or winding roads to negotiate. It is manned by extremely vigilant lifeguards – necessary because the sea can be very rough on windy days!
The location of the hotel is excellent – it’s just across the road from the beach, and the hourly bus to and from Mahon stops right outside the hotel. Even with the reduced October timetable, we were able to get buses from Mahon to most places on the island – although there were none to Es Grau, and very few to the north coast.
The hotel itself is very pleasant. The rooms are quite spacious and have large, semi-private balconies, divided from the adjoining balcony by a sloping wall. Sheets and towels were replaced almost daily, and the over-bath shower was hot and efficient. Everywhere was spotlessly clean – as it is everywhere on this lovely island. Our only slight niggles were: a) the table in the room was very small, so offered little space for storing day-to-day stuff, and b) the shower curtain had a tendency to cling to you when in the shower!
The pool was rather cold, mainly because it is shaded by trees so doesn’t get a lot of sun in October. The area around the pool bar was sunny though, and was a relaxing place for reading, relaxing and sunbathing. Bar prices were very reasonable eg 3E for a large beer, 2E for a large glass of wine, and 1.70 for a small glass of local Cava. Half-litre carafes of house wine and fruit-filled Sangria cost 3.80E and 5E respectively.
The buffet-style breakfasts offered plenty of choice, including cereals, yogurt, fresh and dried fruit, cheese, cold meats, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, sausages, eggs etc – and various sweet pastries. Hot and cold drinks were available from machines at breakfast time, but not at dinner. The coffee was nice but the fruit juices tasted artificial and sugary – more like squash than fruit juice!
The hotel restaurant does not offer lunch, but snacks are available from the bar – which is open all day. I can’t say what they were like as we were out walking every day.
The evening meals varied in quality during our stay, but there was always soup, a fairly varied salad counter, a choice of three or four meat, fish or vegetarian dishes, various hot vegetables, and a dessert table with fresh and tinned fruit, mousses and cakes. Mini-tubs of ice-cream were available from the freezer. A half-litre carafe of house-wine cost 3.80E – better value than buying by the glass!
The staff were very friendly and efficient – sometimes rather over-efficient, actually, as they tended to whip your plate away whilst you were still eating your last mouthful, even if others on the table were still only halfway through the course! There was an adjoining ‘terrace area’ to the restaurant, where smoking was allowed. On calm days the plastic screens were lifted so as to give the feeling of dining ‘al fresco’ – which was very pleasant.
To sum up – if you’re looking for ‘night-life’, this is not the place! However, if you’re looking for a good base for an independent walking holiday, plus a lovely beach, Punta Prima fits the bill! And I recommend Hotel Xaloc Playa for above-average standards of accommodation, meals etc – especially if you can get a cheap, out-of-season deal! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
October 11, 2012
Good value, comfortable hotel.
Punta Prima is a small quiet resort on the coast of Menorca just a few miles from the capital Mahon. Good beach though the sea tends to be lively - lots of surfers go there. There are several good bars/restaurants and a good bus service to Mahon. A good resort for people who want peace and quiet or are happy to spend the day on the beach. No discos or night life beyond the bars/restaurants.
The Xaloc Playa is a quiet hotel in a good location. Good rooms, very clean. Service was excellent and the facilities good. The food is good and very plentiful if a little bland. Considering the mass catering involved it was excellent. Got breakfast and dinner later rather than earlier to avoid the crush - it was very crowded at the start of each session. There was still a full choice of food later on. Not much choice if you're a vegetarian though.
October 11, 2012
We stayed at Xaloc PLaya at the beginning of August. The weather was extremely hot. The hotel is very clean, room cleaned and linen changed every day. Plenty of food and choice of food, so everyone should be catered for. Staff were hard working and very friendly. Our room overlooked the pool area and we could sit on our balcony at night and enjoy the entertainment, which was good. The resort is quiet and at first we wondered what we would do all week but it turned out to be a fantastic relaxing holiday just what we needed. I would recommened this hotel and resort.
September 5, 2012