Set on an organic farm in the island’s north, between San Juan and San Miguel, you’ll definitely need a car to explore the surroundings and make your way to the beaches – it’s not really a taxi-friendly location.
There are eight double rooms, each featuring a unique aspect or terrace, plus fireplace, air conditioning and heating, stereo, TV and DVD player. I’d definitely describe them as rustic – think old fashioned furnishings, stone or white-washed walls and antique furnishings – and be aware there’s not much space to hang clothes – I had to improvise!
My favourite room is the loft-style apartment, attached to the main house with its own kitchen and sleeping up to five people. It’s slightly more modern than the rest of the hotel and a real home away from home.
There’s a WiFi zone around the reception area and plenty of cute little lounges and sun loungers dotted around the hotel. There’s also a designated children's play area on the terrace.
Eating and drinking
The morning breakfast is a very simple affair of croissants, jam and fruit straight from the garden.
If you visit the hotel around Easter until the end of April, it’s an absolute must-do to try the Catalan-style Calcotade barbecue on Saturday afternoons: thousands of veggies are thrown into foil and then barbecued - the results are amazing, served up with a home made romesco sauce, grilled meats and expertly-matched wines and finishing up on the divine Café Caleta. It’s almost an all-day affair, so I’d advise clearing your schedule – you won’t be able to move afterwards!
There’s a huge swimming pool, great to dive into first thing in the morning. Throughout the day, though, I’d stick to the local beaches as there’s no shade provided at the pool unless you bring your own umbrella… and that Ibiza sun can be harsh! Mountain bikes are also available for those with the energy – sadly, I must admit, it couldn’t tempt me.
Owner Toni Escandell is the all-seeing, all-knowing oracle of Ibiza here – just ask for his recommendations and you’ll find some local gems that you may not have heard about in guide books! You’ll generally be left to your own devices once you’ve checked in however, so don’t expect to be waited on hand and foot.
Who stays there
It’s a predominately Spanish clientele here, as the hotel is renowned for its local flair and Calcotade barbecues on Saturday. However you’ll find the odd British or German travelers who have stumbled across the hotel too.
Extra beds range from 10 euros to 25 per cent of your room rate, depending on what you require. Having your pets to stay costs an additional 10 euros per day. In low season, a complimentary hire car comes with any stay of three nights or more.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
- Families with younger children
- Seasoned travellers
- Travellers with pets
- Escaping the crowds
- Nature / wildlife
Pros & Cons
- Pet friendly
- Great family vibe
- No umbrellas by pool
- Very little storage space
- Limited breakfast options