The Giri Residence
Alcalde Jaume Roig 3 - 5, San Juan, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07810
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Chilling out, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Romance, Trendiness
Best for Romance - Expert review of The Giri Residence
The Giri Residence has all the trimmings of an international five-star boutique hotel mixed with the unmistakable charm of rural Ibiza. You can count the suites on one hand (yes, there’s five!) meaning it’s ultra-private and v-e-r-y romantic… did I mention your own private spa in the basement?
Plonked right in the centre of the quaint country village of San Juan, the huge rustic wooden back gate leads into the heart of the village, full of charming restaurants and bars while the main entrance looks out over miles of farmland, sheep and all. It's ten minutes from the pristine northern beaches and bohemian hotspots like the hippy market.
All different and kitted out to the highest level of decadence – from crisp sheets, mould-to-your-body mattresses and eclectic, stylish décor gleaned from the owners extensive travels around the globe, to the most amazing spa-esque bathrooms I’ve ever had the privilege of scrubbing up in. The first floor superior suite also features a large sun terrace, where your eye line meets the famous church steeple.
It is a sheer pleasure to hang out in this hotel’s common areas – though I can hardly call them common! A plush living area, with a fireplace for cosy winter nights, sun-drenched courtyard and intimate gazebos by the pool… the exotic and eclectic finishing touches made me feel like I was visiting the home of a fabulousy wealthy and well-travelled aunty – I wish!
While not strictly a “restaurant” due to the hotel’s small size, there is a small swish dining area and a professional chef whipping up local and seasonal produce in a country-style manner, whenever the whim takes you. Mine took me by the pool – why waste a minute of sun when you can dine al fresco?
A gorgeous 15-metre pool surrounded by gardens, gazebos and day beds made me truly understand the phrase living in the lap of luxury. Meanwhile, in the basement is a decadent private spa area, basically designed for the use of two people (though sadly I was there alone). Huge double tubs, a deep, heated plunge pool, Jacuzzi and the island’s best therapists, should you desire a treatment. Afterwards, the open-minded owners ensure you aren’t disturbed…
Extremely high level of ultra-personal service – they understood where I was coming from and nothing, no matter how big or small, was ever too much trouble.
Loved-up couples and honeymooners plus fashionistas and well-travelled families with a taste for luxurious escapes.
There’s a three-night minimum stay imposed and an extra bed is an additional 50 euros per night. Off-season packages are great value and I believe this is the very best hotel in its price range in Ibiza.
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- Alcalde Jaume Roig 3 - 5, San Juan, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07810
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool