1. How do I pay and when will the balance be due?
Payment can be made by bank transfer to Menorca Gold Ltd’s bank account, or by debit or credit card via our online booking system. A 25% deposit is payable upon booking the property. The balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival. If your book within 8 weeks of your arrival then the full balance is payable at the time of booking.
2. What information do Menorca Gold need?
Full name of party leader and passport number. Number of people travelling in the party. Full contact postal address, day and evening telephone numbers and email address. Flight details in full, including flight number and arrival and departure time. We cannot guarantee to have your chosen property ready for occupation without them.
3. Where do I pick up my keys?
Details regarding your key collection will be sent with your final instructions once full payment has been received.
4. Can we go to the villa before 3 pm on arrival?
This is not usually possible, especially in high season as the maids will need to prepare your property after the previous clients have vacated. Please ensure that you adhere to this requirement unless there are exceptional circumstances in which case we will do what we can to help.
5. What is the food pack?
Three types of welcome food packs are available which should be booked and paid for in advance of arrival. A list of extras including food pack options will appear when booking online.
6. Are linen and towels provided in the property?
All bedroom linen, bath and hand towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for use on the beach or pool. Beach towels are available for hire.
7. Is maid service included in the price?
An interim clean and linen change are included at the end of the first week, ie if you are staying for 10 nights or longer. Additional maid service is available and must be booked and paid for before arrival.
8. What equipment is in the property?
All properties include: iron, ironing board, electric kettle, toaster, hairdryer. If in doubt please check with us before your arrival.
9. Can I book equipment for children?
Cots, highchairs, and pushchairs, are available for hire. All items must be pre-booked and paid for in full before arrival. The items requested will be in your property on arrival.
10. What channels will I be able to see on TV?
The channels will be local to the country. Sky Free to View channels are no longer received in Europe although a couple may still be picked up. Do not expect to receive the channels you would on an English TV or Satellite.
11. Will I be able to use internet at the property?
If your chosen property does not have access to internet there is a possibility of installing a WIFI router with dongle for internet access. The cost of this is currently £35 per week. This WIFI will allow access to emails, Skype etc., but will not have sufficient signal strength to download films etc. Please note the usage limit of 250 mb per day. If you wish to book this service please request when making your booking, with payment to be received before arrival.
12. Air conditioning/Heating
Where a property is equipped with air conditioning this will be described in the in the property details. Please do not set the air conditioning to lower than 22º to avoid mechanical failure. For early and late season bookings heaters are available to hire upon request if required.
13. What happens if I break something in the property?
If it is a small item such as a plate or glass please let us know during your stay so we can replace it at no charge to yourselves and before the next arrival. If it is a larger item that you break or damage during your stay please report it to us immediately, do not wait until you get home, and we will arrange to collect payment from you, or deduct from the damage deposit if applicable, for the cost of repair or replacement.
14. What happens if we have an emergency at the villa?
Our English speaking management company provide a 24 hours emergency line for any EMERGENCY situation. Please do not use this number for any other reason unless there is a genuine emergency. Their number is listed clearly in the Information Book in the property. If you have a general query, please contact us at Menorca Gold.
15. A note about pools
Care should be taken with young children who should be watched by an adult at all times. It is likely that you will see a pool cleaner or gardener during your stay. They will do their job quickly with as little disturbance as possible. Please note that none of the pools are heated.
Please lock up your property securely during your stay, closing and locking all shutters when you go out. Do not leave valuables clearly visible. In the unlikely event you experience a break-in please contact Menorca Gold Ltd, you will need to report a break in at the corresponding police station in person and sign a report.
17. Water Supply
Water shortages and pressure reductions may occur without notice on the island. We recommend that you use bottled water for drinking and ice cubes. Tap water is drinkable but contains a high level of limescale.
18. Insects and Pests
Mosquitos and ants thrive in hot climates and Menorca is no different! There are plenty of mosquito repellents, coils and sprays available that you can buy to protect adults and children from bites. If you do suffer from mosquito bites do not scratch the bite and it will calm down after 5 -10 minutes. A common aid is a dash of vinegar on a bite which helps stop the itching. Closing the windows and doors of the property wherever possible at night when the sun goes down will help keep them out.
Ants like food, so it is best not to leave any food out or crumbs on work surfaces or floors, or unwashed crockery in the sink. Always store fresh food in the fridge and others foods in the cupboards to avoid attracting their attention. There are ant sprays that you can buy to keep ants at bay, Zum Hormigas seems to work well.
19. On your departure day
Please ensure that the property is closed up securely. As the maids have a limited changeover time we would request that it is left in a tidy manner, and that any rubbish is taken to your nearest collection bin. If you have used the barbecue please ensure it is left clean for the next client. Please leave the key in the location you found it.
20. Can we stay in the villa after the 10 am vacating time?
Not normally, but in some rare circumstances it may be a possibility. You may check with us 2 days prior to your departure. There is a charge payable at the time if the option becomes available.
21. Do you offer Transfer Services?
Not directly, but you can find transfer services from the Airport to your accommodation here.
And finally …
Please take very good care of the property, its furnishing and equipment, thank you.
We really hope you enjoy your stay and your booking experience with Menorca Gold.