Set close to the beach on the southern coast of Menorca, Occidental Menorca is a family-friendly hotel in the small resort of Punta Prima. The interiors at Occidental Menorca are fresh with a Mediterranean feel and bright dÈcor. Outside, there are garden areas with palm trees providing natural shade. There are two main swimming pools, two separate kids' pool and a surrounding sun terrace where you can enjoy a drink from one of the two pool bars. If you want to work out, you can head over to the gym or take one of the daily aerobics classes. There are plenty of other activities including basketball, football and beach volleyball. There's also a tennis court. To relax, you can spend time in the hotel's spa, which has a sauna, a Turkish bath and the opportunity to get massages and beauty treatments. The hotel provides entertainment, including quizzes and live shows suitable for the whole family. For kids, there's a mini disco each evening. Punta Prima Beach is a short stroll from Occidental Menorca. Here, you can enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea. If you want to venture further, there's a bus stop steps from the hotel, with buses that will take you to neighbouring towns and villages.
The hotel is 350m from the centre of Punta Prima, where there are a few shops, restaurants and bars. There's a street market twice a week, selling local produce and souvenirs. A short drive away is a water park, which has a selection of pools, slides and whirlpools for the whole family. For a day trip, you can head up to MahÛn, the capital of Menorca. Here, you'll find a variety of restaurants and bars, plus the chance to learn more about the history and culture of the island. You can head over to the fortress for views over MahÛn and La Mola peninsula.
The hotel has a buffet restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a special kids' buffet. There are four bars; a lobby bar, two pool bars and a theatre bar. The theatre bar is open in the evenings and serves cocktails, while the other bars serve drinks and snacks throughout the day.
There are three kids' clubs; one for 3-7 year olds, one for 7-10 year olds, and a teen club. Activities include face-painting, games and dressing up.
The rooms at Occidental Menorca are bright and open with a balcony or terrace. Both Wi-Fi and air conditioning come as standard.
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Distance to beach 0.25km
Distance to airport 13.5km
Address: 971159298, Calle Mestral, s/n, Sant Lluis, Balearic Islands
Punta Prima, Menorca, Balearic Islands
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Great hotel with friendly staff and amazing food. Very clean with nice rooms. The hotel has its own park and restaurant near the park so it's really peaceful to eat here and just relax. The beach is near and this place is overall good starting point for exploring the island.
Loved our stay at this Hotel. My young Grandchildren still haven’t stopped talking about the holiday ages 8ys and 4yrs the Hotel was perfect for them with lots going on an plenty of variety. Numerous pools to choose from with pool wardens on duty too. The rooms were average for my husband and I as we had a double room but the family room our daughter and son in law had was great. Separate room for the kids with a WC/Shower with connecting door to parents room. Very good size.
Food at the Hotel was exceptionally good and we were all inclusive. Lovely little resort with nice beach and a few shops and restaurants. Not to far from the airport and within local bus distance for a visit to Mahon. Very reasonable price.
We stayed at the Occidental Menorca for one week at the start of October.
For us, ideal. Travelling with a young child (10 months) we wanted to avoid a long transfer and, at around 30mins, ours was ideal.
The hotel is located in Punta Prima, around 3mins walk downhill to the beach/seafront which is very pleasant but at €5.50 per sunbed, a little steep unless you bring your own towel/parasol. Punta Prima itself doesn't seem to have much going on although we did visit out of season and we didn't explore a huge amount.
A strong point for the hotel. A couple of examples to illustrate - when we arrived in our room, the screen for the AC unit was broken and unreadable. An engineer arrived within 30min of notifying reception and the screen was replaced within 10mins.
The reception staff were all well-mannered and eager to help. The lady who ran the soft play/kids club was lovely and Georgia at the customer service desk was exceptional.
The hotel is essentially split into two areas - the main hotel and the kids/family area, which is just across a small local-access road. I think this works very well as the two areas are far enough apart to feel separate but no far apart as to be inconvenient.
The kids area has a soft play, cafe/bar, pool and small playground. The main area has two pools, pool bar and gym.
Worth noting that things seemed to be shutting down when we visited. The cafe/bar in the kids area was closed and the soft play only opened on request. It also seemed as if the pool bar kitchen closed and the main restaurant kitchen was being used. Considering how quiet the whole hotel was we didn't think this was unreasonable.
We found the food to be really hit-and-miss. Some dishes were genuinely excellent (a large paella was cooked most nights and was always top drawer and on a couple of nights there was a chocolate cake on offer - very plain-looking but absolutely outstanding) but some wouldn't be out of place in a 2-star hotel (the chips for example, often under-done and limp - how do you get chips wrong??).
The choice was generally good, with a loose theme most nights.
We did have some trouble identifying potential allergens with food often unlabeled or labelled incorrectly - although staff were happy to investigate on our behalf.
However, our overall impression of the food was very much positive and we did not experience issues with flies - the odd one here and there but never enough to cause a nuisance.
In summary, we enjoyed our stay at the Occidental. The hotel is not far off being a high four or even five star, it just lacks the occasional attention to detail and a bit of TLC.