The apartment is in an ideal location – a short five minute walk to the marina at Cala N Bosch. The apartment was spacious with both a front patio and rear (private) garden. Whilst it was comfortable during the day, we suffered at night due to the lack of air conditioning – there weren’t even any fans which would have helped. The apartment is in a small complex which was nicely landscaped and had a good sized pool.
Unfortunately. whilst the apartment has the potential to be excellent, it was let down by being very poorly equipped. Whilst it was great to have a good sized fridge, freezer and a washing machine (as part of a clean new kitchen) – the basics that we have come to expect were missing. It may be an English thing but we were expecting a kettle but instead had to rely on boiling a pan of water for hot drinks. There were no mugs just tea cups and only 4 glasses (in total) of different sizes and no wine glasses (we bought some large plastic beakers at the supermarket).
It was good to have a private rear garden but was let down by the lack of any furniture whatsoever, (the online photos showed 2 plastic loungers and a table and four chairs) and we resorted to using bamboo beach mats (bought at a supermarket in Cala N Bosch) and furniture from the lounge (a plastic dining set). The front patio was not much better – it had a plastic table and chairs (which had seen better days) but there were no cushions to make the seats comfortable, Despite the table having a hole for a parasol there was no parasol (we ending up using a beach umbrella as we struggled for shade).
We were also surprised that despite staying for 2 weeks, there was no mid holiday clean and change of laundry – in our experience this is normally standard.
Overall, we enjoyed the holiday despite the deficiencies but we felt it was important to provide honest (constructive)criticism – we feel that with a few small changes the apartment could be vastly improved. In recent years we have stayed in a range of accommodation across the Mediterranean and beyond (with a similar budget) and typically they were much better equipped than this apartment.
Cala N Bosch is a great resort with a beach, which is a 10 minute walk from the apartment and a further beach another 10 minute walk away. The Marina had a wide range of restaurants (which we will review separately) and we enjoyed the food at all those we visited. The supermarkets and shops at the Marina were well stocked and we made good use of them. The bus service to Ciutadella was excellent value (the total cost for 3 of us was approximately half the cost of a taxi) and we had a great day there. We also enjoyed an afternoon trip on the glass bottomed boat along the coast seeing a number of beaches with stops for swimming and a long stop at one beach.
Stephen, Heidi and Charlotte.
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