Inside the ancient walled city of Dalt Vila and surrounded by tall palm trees, cobbled streets and lots of great little restaurants. I like the fact it’s just a short walk to the nightlife in the port, but far enough away to be peaceful.
The rooms are very shabby chic, but I’m not sure this is intentional, as the hotel hasn’t changed much in the last ten years. Four-poster beds, billowing white curtains, blue walls and eclectic art and antique furniture - it’s like something out of a fairytale for me.
The lounge area is more impressive than the rest of the hotel; it's chock-full of eclectic antiques with a striking painting at the entrance. The lounge area is more of the same.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast isn’t included in the price and I’d recommend heading out to the other cafes nearby to eat, rather than staying in the hotel for your first meal of the day.
The rooftop features a Moroccan style lounging area, with views that are truly breathtaking, especially by night - it's perfect for pre-clubbing cocktails.
It’s fairly minimal, and quite often it was difficult to locate anyone at reception. Be prepared to wait for assistance.
Who stays there
Models, photographers and stylists have all graced the doors, as La Ventana is popular for magazine shoots. But you’ll also find a lot of older, ex-clubbing types looking to escape the madness, but still experience the real Ibiza.
I’ve got to say, I think La Ventana is a tad overpriced, but still a good option in Dalt Vila, so I wanted to include it. Be sure to ask for a room up high however, so the view is worth the price.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Surrounded by history
- Not well maintained