Insotel Fenicia Prestige Thalasso Spa

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Address: Urbanizacion Siesta, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, 07840, Spain

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.5

Escape the hustle and bustle of Ibiza with a traditional five-star luxury escape.

If you’ve got a taste for traditional five-star hotels – and by that I mean formal service, grand architecture, opulent decor and classic restaurants – then you’re going to love the Fenicia Prestige. It’s a departure from most Ibiza hotel styles and a welcome respite from the oft-hectic pace of island life. Pure tranquility…

Location
4.1
90%
Eating/drinking
4.7
90%
Leisure facilities
4.5
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

Set by the river in Santa Eulalia and in walking distance of beaches, shops, restaurants and bars. Boating enthusiasts will love its close proximity to the new marina area. It's quite a distance from most of the famous clubs, so be prepared for steep taxi fees or hire a car.

Bedrooms

Spacious and modern, though slightly too business-like for my tastes. Thankfully, the spa-style bathrooms more than over-compensate – I could (and did) spend hours in there. If you fancy splashing out, junior suites are split-level, with a roof terrace and Jacuzzi – nice life, if you can afford it.

Public areas

There’s no denying Fenicia Prestige could easily be featured in a Hollywood movie, so OTT and grand is the giant staircase on entry, and the opulence continues within. You’ll find free WiFi in the lobby and a reading room too, though I can’t say I spent any time there – this is Ibiza, after all.

Eating and drinking

I could live in this hotel for a week and never venture past its walls, so plentiful are the options to eat. My favourite is the cool teppanyaki tables, where hot Japanese food is flung at your plate with precision and speed; it’s the only place of its kind in Ibiza. Poolside, the restaurant is casual and typically Mediterranean, with fresh meat and fish the order of the day. Don’t miss the breakfast buffet either – lovers of luxury will adore the all-you-can-eat caviar and smoked salmon washed down with cava.

Leisure facilities

There’s a huge 60-metre pool, though a limited number of sunbeds around it. I found myself breaking a lifelong habit and getting up early to nab one of the über-cool sun pods, double mattress chair/beds with a detachable sunshade. The icing on the hotel’s cake is definitely the Thalasso Spa, which includes a gym and beauty centre – how to really relax, the five-star way.

Service

The service here can’t be faulted in any way. Though the formal air seems a bit unnecessary to me, I guess sticking to one’s standards has to be admired. Extra points go to the extremely helpful and knowledgeable reception staff – my wish was their command.

Who stays there

Older and wiser travellers with a taste (and budget) for luxury, Spanish, British and German boating types plus the odd European family vacation. You’ll also often find business conferences here, from a wide variety of enterprises, from fashion and gaming to motoring and nautical trades.

Price advice

The use of the spa facilities is an additional 30 euros per day; WiFi in the bedrooms is extra too, clocking in at a whopping 21 euros per day. My advice is, unless you need it for a long period of time, stick to the free WiFi in the lobby. On the plus side, breakfast, use of the gym and airport transfers are included in your room rate.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Special occasions
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Great dining options
  • Open all year round
  • Limited sunbeds by the pool
  • Limited WiFi availability
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