Home from home in the sunshine!
Submitted: March 21, 2010
Stayed: September 2009
We stayed at La Gardenia in September 2009 and the owners were very helpful with all of our needs and questions, not only concerning the apartment but about the local area and the rest of the island too. The apartment which is situated in a small private gated complex has both permanent residents and holidaymakers. It is spotlessly clean with plenty of towels and bed linen available for the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and comfortably accommodated our party of 4 adults and 4 children. There is ample cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils for use with the hob and good sized oven and there is a washing machine, iron and ironing board for those of you, who like me, dont like taking dirty clothes and beach towels home! The gardens and pool area are immaculate and the owners have provided plenty of outside furniture that can be used either around the pool or in the surrounding gardens to take in the fabulous views or like us be fascinated watching the huge ships navigating the channel going to and from the port of Mahon. A few steps outside of the complex is a small shop which amongst other things sells huge hot fresh croissants and pastries which were a must at breakfast time when nobody wanted to cook. Also just a few steps away is a bar/restaurant with friendly English speaking owners who were always very hospitable and were more than happy for the kids to pop up for a quick game of pool. A 10 minute walk from here takes you to the nearest village, reached either by road or by going down a set of wooden stairs onto a boardwalk that appears to float just above the water next to the rock face - very Mumma Mia! The village itself is set around a small harbour/quay with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops for all tastes and pockets. The reason for our visit was to attend a wedding and the English vicar was very welcoming and had a great sense of humour, I would imagine his Sunday services are a riot and he is more than happy for any visitor to join them. This was our first visit to Menorca but it certainly wont be our last as there is so much more to explore on this lovely island and La Gardenia is a perfect holiday base.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 17/18
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