Hotel Ocean Drive
Playa de Talamanca 223, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07800
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Singles, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, People watching
Expert review of Hotel Ocean Drive
With its art deco style façade and LED signage that subtly changes colour every few seconds, Ocean Drive oozes an undeniable cool factor. Inside does not disappoint, with rooms and service well deserving of its four-star rating. Confession: I do love to do a bit of DJ-celebrity spotting here!
On the cusp of Talamanca and Marina Botafoch, you’ve got everything you need right there from swish restaurants and cool bars to super club Pacha and supermarkets. The small ferry cruises back and forth from Ibiza town every half hour and the beach is just a two-minute stroll. If you book a suite, you'll also get complimentary use of the hotel's branded smart cars too, perfect for when you want to explore the rest of the island.
Warm, natural tones, huge comfy beds, soft lighting and thick curtains that manage to block out the daylight when you need it, though you may need earplugs if you’re facing the street. I love the touch of scenic photos of Ibiza hanging above the beds, and even better, the striking views across to the old town from your balcony. Add to that a Krups coffee maker, iPod docking station and a spa-style bathroom stocked with divine-smelling Campos de Ibiza products and you’ve got a hotel that really knows what its clients want.
The hotel lobby has WiFi and you’ll often spot local business types schmoozing or DJs downloading their latest tunes. It’s light and airy too, and often exhibits works by local artists, be sure to take a look.
Ocean Drive scores extra points with me for its all day breakfast buffet, served until 5pm, so rare in Ibiza despite the late hours we night owls keep.
The new rooftop chill out lounge offers an amazing place to escape for sunset drinks or pre-Pacha cocktails. DJs spin laidback beats and the view is unparalleled. I find it so easy to sink into the lounges and while away the balmy nights… however I wish they served food.
The service is as slick as the surroundings, and hotel manager Enrique is the consummate host. He always remembers my name!
This is the hotel of choice for many of the visiting superstar DJs and their entourages, but you’ll also find a lot of young, cool Dutch, German and British scenesters checking in too.
Breakfast buffet is an additional 10 euros per day but worth it. If you haven't booked a suite and fancy hiring a car, be sure to first ask reception rather than calling a hire car company, as they may have a spare Smart Car you can rent for 30€ a day.
More information on Hotel Ocean Drive:
- Price from:
- Playa de Talamanca 223, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07800
- Free tags / Keywords:
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service