Marina Botafoch – on the opposite side to Ibiza’s port – has really come into its own over the last two years, with cool restaurants, bars and shops popping up everywhere and the vibe buzzing more than ever. The Corso is sitting on prime real estate – right on the edge, with Talamanca beach just behind and the port stretched out in front, minutes away from the action.
The refurbishment was long overdue but has, if I may say so, gone well overboard… in a really good way. Slick, white, ultra-modern, snazzy – if it’s a deluxe party pad you want then you’ve checked in to the right place. For girls, the walk-in wardrobes and close-up make-up mirrors are a blessing before clubbing – it’s like they read my mind when designing. I also love the Ibiza imagery hung above the bed, second only to the view out the window of course.
So spacious, sparkly and new, you feel like a VIP just lingering in the hall, and you can even order a champagne or mojito at the lobby bar, if waiting around just gets all too much…
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is served in the swish panoramic restaurant upstairs. But I choose to eat in the famous restaurants of the marina opposite for lunch and dinner.
A futuristic spa joins the ranks of Ibiza's finest, complete with floor to ceiling windows with a view out to sea. A hi-tech gym, indoor pool with tide machine, two outdoor pools and shops - the Corso it seems, really does have it all.
I felt like there were a few teething problems with the staff on my stay, but to be fair it was early in the season when they were all new. I’m willing to give a second chance – I’m sure they pick up the pace as the season goes on.
Who stays there
Mostly aged between 25 and 40, and very cosmopolitan to boot. Girls: expect to meet a few European romeos by the pool and guys… well, try to keep your eyes in your head with all the glamour girls sunbathing!
Be advised hotel guests pay a 10-euro entrance fee to use the spa facilities per day, unless you book the premium Corso suite, in which case you have it made - 50 per cent off all treatments in the spa and a free personal trainer. Nice – if only my wallet could extend that far.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Stag / hen parties
- Great views / scenery
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Ultra modern
- Loud pool parties