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by clubjoker
March 9th, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: New Rental laws
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: New Rental laws

Looks like you're right. The hotel lobby has a lot of political influence in Spain, and seems intent on making private rentals as difficult as possible. The arguments for and against this type of regulation have come up time and again, with frequent changes to the rules and lack of clarity as to wha...
by clubjoker
March 9th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: C-Menorca sponsored Los Delfines, Cala Forcat, Cala Blanes area.
Topic: private airport transfers
Replies: 11
Views: 3752

Re: private airport transfers

I'd have thought best to book in advance, especially if going in the summer season.

Have a look at rentalcars.com for a comparison of the mainstream rental companies, and also look at the independents: Poppy Cars, binicars, Don Cars, etc.
by clubjoker
February 9th, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: Inland towns and anywhere else not covered above.
Topic: ME1 roadwork plans suspended
Replies: 3
Views: 3833

Re: ME1 roadwork plans suspended

I've seen some recent news about short/medium term measures to make the Mahon-Alaior stretch a bit safer while the major work is redesigned and replanned. GOB see this as an opportunity to make the revised plan more sympathetic to the island's character. And I for one hope it will be. It's a shame t...
by clubjoker
February 9th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Beds etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 4126

Re: Beds etc.

ladyrose wrote:I bought an incredible bed from Mestral a few years back totally ornate. :grin:
Nice! That's what I'm hoping to find :)
by clubjoker
February 8th, 2016, 10:35 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Beds etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 4126

Re: Beds etc.

I'm on the lookout for beds too. Going to be on the island on Friday :barmy:

If I can find a nice old bed frame, I would be delighted, but don't know if they made them smaller back in the day. I'm going to look in the Caritas shops. Does anyone know of any antiques dealer on the island?
by clubjoker
January 23rd, 2016, 12:22 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Red palm weevils - prevention and treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Red palm weevils - prevention and treatment

Hello everyone I've just seen an article in Menorca al dia about the recent exponential spread of the palm weevil in Menorca, from a few cases a couple of years ago, to hundreds in 2015. http://menorcaaldia.com/el-picudo-rojo-avanza-en-menorca-y-ya-ha-afectado-a-mas-de-450-palmeras-en-casi-3-anos/ I...
by clubjoker
January 19th, 2016, 1:34 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Car hire in may
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Car hire in may

rentalcars.com is a good site to look at. Go for a full-to-full fuel policy and collection from the airport (not off site). That will avoid unexpected extras being added when you collect the car (for fuel pre-payment etc), though the headline price you see will be higher than the "cheapest" options....
by clubjoker
January 19th, 2016, 1:27 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Mid April.Will anything be open?
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Mid April.Will anything be open?

Ciutadella would be a nice picturesque place to stay with plenty of life - the other town on the island, a similar size to Mahon in terms of population.
by clubjoker
January 8th, 2016, 5:06 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Buying a Spanish registered car for Menorca
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

Re: Buying a Spanish registered car for Menorca

Hi We've been weighing this one up for years, and until we start spending several months per year there, we're going to carry on renting (even though it costs a fortune in the summer). :sad: If we bought a car, and left it at our apartment, we figured that taxis to and from the airport would cost a...