“A seriously hip rural retreat where the A-list ladies lunch, this 21-room hotel is the perfect place to join the party”
The 21 bedrooms are split between the finca and a separate annexe across the road. The finca’s rooms are typically Ibizan: thick whitewashed walls, tiny windows, exposed Sabina wood beam ceilings and antique furniture. Our Superior Suite had an outside seating area, with 2 cushion strewn sofas, as well as a daybed and a second seating area within the actual room.
The decor was a blend of Asian and European furnishings and it was bursting with wow factor: a wood-burning fire, a comfy four-poster bed loaded with pillows and top-quality white linen, plasma TV and DVD player, and two dark-wood wardrobes. The floors were terracotta tiled, and a smattering of silk bronze and gold cushions plus a scarlet Rajasthani rug gave it some warmth. Best of all though, the more you looked around, the more there was to see: a totem pole in one corner, a vast modern painting on the wall, hand-painted screen doors to the bathroom and a gorgeous copper lantern. The only downside was the noisy air con, but in high season this is probably a godsend.
The bathroom was equally decadent, dominated by a vast sunken bath and large skylight. Ibiza del Campo goodies were provided for pampering, and the added extras were fantastic: shaving kits, dental kits, complimentary bottles of perfume.
The more modern bedrooms in the annexe across the road were also lovely (bright colours, funky paintings, walk-in rain showers) but lacked the rustic charm of the finca, so state your preference when you book. Honeymooners should opt for a Superior Deluxe, which are vast (70 sq.m) with their own plunge pool and outdoor shower in a private garden area.
Atzaro’s The Orange Tree restaurant has a great reputation on the island - and deservedly so. You sit in a lovely dining room with apricot tadelakt walls, wicker chairs, mosaic tables and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. In the summer guests spill out onto the terrace, but in autumn the place is made cosy by a wood-burning stove and bronze silk scatter cushions. Chill-out music provides a great ambiance without being intrusive, and the staff are really friendly.
While we were browsing the dinner menu, the chef sent us some heavenly truffle croquettes and homebaked olive breads to whet our appetite. Frankly, the menu itself was doing that. You could choose from a mixture of exotic tapas platas (tuna tartare with quails' eggs, caramelized octopus with hot potato foam) or an a la carte 3-course menu. We went a la carte: my noodles with red prawns, rock mussels and clams were excellent, and the crispy suckling pig with roasted pineapple and cardamon also got rave reviews. If you're wiser than us, you'll leave room for a seductive-sounding dessert: coconut brioche with strawberry infusion, chocolate torte with passion fruit...
Or if you fancy something a little different, you could always opt for their sushi menu, oh and there's a tapas bar in the chill out area.
Next morning’s breakfast buffet was equally impressive: fresh fruit platters, homegrown OJ, pastries, Spanish cheeses and hams, yoghurts and a range of cooked choices (French omelettes, scrambled egg with mushrooms). We were particularly taken with the homebaked breads - their sweet carrot bread with a dollop of jam was way too moreish.
The beach restaurant-cum-bar-cum-music venue, Chringuito, is open for lunch, dinner and drinks with views over Cala Nova beach and the ocean. Feast on traditional, home-cooked, Mediterranean dishes such as paella and freshly caught fish, or tuck into freshly barbecued, local meat, while listening to live music, before indulging yourself with a massage from the onsite masseuse.
In 2014, the hotel’s spa also gained a restaurant, The Veranda, which serves healthy local dishes. It’s open throughout the day offering a choice between an a la carte or a 5-course tasting menu. Breakfast is now also served here, and there's Bubbles Bar which serves small plates from the restaurant, as well as juices and other drinks.
If you fancy something a bit lighter for lunches, or just want a snack, head to the poolside bar (high season only), or Argo where a limited, and light, menu (salads, pastas, fish) is available throughout the day.
Children are allowed but it's not an ideal atmosphere for them. The main clientele are couples/groups of friends, so it can be quite noisy late at night.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking