Sa Talaia Hotel Rural

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Address: Es Puig 008 Barrio Can Boned, Ses Paisses, San Antonio, Ibiza, 07820, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4

Old-fashioned countryside manor restored to its former glory on the outskirts of San Antonio.

An ancient yet restored rural hotel that’s not too deep into the wilderness to feel isolated, but still has all the rustic charm you’d expect from an Ibiza country hotel. Lazing in the lush tropical gardens and hanging out by the pool is bliss in between beaches and bar hops in nearby San An. I love the nifty little smart car that is included in the room rate to zip in and out of town.

Location
4.1
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
4.4
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

Just past the main highway to San Antonio, it’s deceptively close to town, however the industrial area surrounding it is less than ideal. But once inside you’ll forget it’s there.

Bedrooms

The décor, like the building, is quite old-fashioned and the rooms are dark, though I found the last point to be a relief in the blistering summer heat, as they stayed cool all day. The colonial-style four-poster beds in my suite indulged my inner princess, while the tower rooms and their balconies also had a bit of fairytale feel to them (Rapunzel anyone?).

Public areas

A TV lounge with rustic furnishings, a fireplace and books - I think it would be cosy in winter but I had no need in the summer, I much preferred the Moroccan-style chill out tents around the garden.

Eating and drinking

The in-house restaurant, Sueno (which translates to dream) serves daily breakfast and a limited lunch and dinner menu, predominantly Mediterranean dishes that are beautifully presented and not too pricey. I chose the garden terrace, but there’s a more formal dining area indoors.

Leisure facilities

The pool is enormous, and has a Jacuzzi attached – my dream relaxation combination. There’s also a floodlit tennis court, if you can drag yourself away from the pool.

Service

While the service in the restaurant was faultless, I have to say, the quality of housekeeping left a little to be desired and we were pretty much left to our own devices once checked in. Ideal when we wanted our own space, not ideal when we needed assistance.

Who stays there

Older travellers and couples on romantic escapes.

Price advice

The cost of your room includes the use of a car – a very nice touch. Breakfast is included but you’ll need to pay for other meals.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

Pros & Cons

  • Fabulous pool
  • Very close to San Antonio
  • Can hear highway noise
  • Poor service
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