Review: W Hotel Ibiza (Spain)


Wednesday newsletters at all times characteristic a lodge or flight evaluation.

Final September, I used to be purported to journey to French Polynesia for a vacation of a lifetime. Sadly, as a result of ongoing pandemic, that journey was cancelled two weeks previous to departure, so I needed to search for a final minute vacation elsewhere. In the long run, I select Spain as a journey vacation spot, the place I loved a beautiful time, regardless of some unusually wet and dreadful climate. You’ll be able to learn my journey stories right here:


Right this moment: Overview of W Resort Ibiza (Spain)

Situated off the crushed monitor but near all of the motion that the island has to supply, W Resort Ibiza strikes a pose on the palm-fringed beachfront of Santa Eulalia, the island’s third largest metropolis. The design-oriented property options 162 rooms and suites, all of them coming with metropolis, pool or seaside views. Friends can get pleasure from a trendy pool deck, a rooftop with views over Santa Eulalia Seashore, a full-service spa with six personal remedy rooms, a classy nightclub, a number of eating places, and a coaching space. W Resort Ibiza is the place you get to remain and play with a model that was made for the White Isle.

W Ibiza options in my high 10 listing of the perfect accommodations on the island of Ibiza.

Have you ever ever stayed at W Ibiza ? In that case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.

On this evaluation (extra data and photographs under my Youtube clip & slideshow):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • With its playful vitality and bohemian spirit, W Ibiza is an ideal match for Spain’s most well-known island, Ibiza. Ibiza is a heavenly Mediterranean vacation spot, a spot the place you’ll be able to benefit from the laid-back hippy ambiance of its style and road markets; relax on a Bali mattress subsequent to the ocean; or watch the sundown surrounded by lovely surroundings. Ibiza is especially generally known as the clubbing capital of the world, with the world’s finest DJs (David Guetta, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, et al) descending on the island every summer time. However the island is a lot greater than that, providing UNESCO World Heritage websites, sleepy villages filled with rural attraction, and Biodiversity Reserves.
  • W Ibiza is positioned alongside the attractive, palm-lined, beachfront promenade of Santa Eulalia, the third largest city of Ibiza. Centrally positioned to Ibiza’s well-known seashores, nightclubs and rural-chic inland sights, Santa Eulalia completely owns its relaxed tempo and cosmopolitan perspective. The city has a long-established status because the island’s gastronomic and cultural heart. Artwork galleries, an unique yacht marina, a number of the island’s finest eating places, nice purchasing, and a thriving all-year neighborhood, be certain that life in Santa Eulalia is led at a moderately slower and extra stress-free tempo. Situated simply 21 km (13 mi) from Ibiza Airport, visitors of the W Resort can model it out among the many stylish marina and hotspots very quickly.
  • The decor of W Ibiza completely embodies Ibiza’s well-known bohemian model. Beforehand a seaside entrance Balearic construction from the Eighties, Amsterdam-based architectural studio Baranowitz + Kronenberg transformed the property right into a vibrant social hub that units the scene and sparks creativeness, whereas incorporating the daring design themes of W Motels. The playful decor is characterised by minimal, subdued supplies paired with colours and textures impressed by the native tradition – all with the aim of letting the sunshine in and having mild and shade play upon the structure and the interiors. The decor is at its most spectacular within the light-filled foyer lounge, the place dramatically ascending amphitheater platforms are outfitted with quite a lot of seating choices sprinkled with colourful throw pillows.
  • W Ibiza options 162 modern guestrooms and suites, that are unfold over 4 flooring and are available 14 classes. Throughout my vacation, I stayed in a Cozy Room, the lodge’s entrance room class. Overlooking the pool deck, the room featured a kingsize mattress, an in-room sink, and a separate bathroom cabin with bathe. Mixing fashionable, clear traces and Ibizenco craftsmanship, the room’s flower-power themed ornament was characterised by a vibrant colour palette impressed by the hues of Ibiza  – vibrant turquoise, comfortable blues, completely happy yellows, a sandy beige, gold and burnt orange. A wonderful Jackson Pollock-inspired headboard represented the island’s free spirit. Whereas the Cozy Room was small, a number of the greater and dearer room classes include personal balconies, separate residing areas, and plunge swimming pools.
  • The V-shaped property embraces a triangular pool deck on its floor flooring. Surrounded by palm timber and cozy loungers (a few of them positioned within the pool itself), the deck affords direct entry to Santa Eulalia’s beachfront promenade. The pool contains two separate sections, divided by a walkway that connects the foyer with the beachfront promenade. One particularly distinctive characteristic of the pool deck is that it appears to be like out over the lodge’s many colourful sunshades, which – in response to the W Ibiza’s architects – resonate with the sails of ships and the colours of the island. The shades supply visitors privateness of their rooms whereas offering a streamlined design ingredient for the constructing exterior – these having fun with the pool look as much as see the multi-colored shades moderately than uncovered visitor room home windows.
  • Along with the bottom flooring pool deck, W Ibiza additionally includes a second pool deck on its rooftop. Known as Glow Bar, the adult-only rooftop affords lovely views over Santa Eulalia city and the Mediterranean sea. Friends can calm down on a solar lounger, take a dip within the infinity plunge pool, and attend yoga and meditation courses with the perfect practitioners on the island. Within the evenings, the rooftop hosts a myriad of music occasions from across the globe, from chilled Balearic vibes to digital beats. Resort visitors have free entry to the rooftop (together with sunbed and towel service), whereas guests should purchase a day move to get pleasure from this wonderful location for 100€ per particular person, together with a 70€ credit score for meals and beverage, solar lounger and towel.
  • Situated on the golden sands of Santa Eulalia bay – only a hop from the lodge throughout the promenade – is a country stylish seaside membership, known as Chiringuito Blue. The venue is especially a restaurant the place you’ll be able to dine in model on dishes constituted of recent native elements in cool and colourful environment whereas searching over the glowing sea. In entrance of the restaurant are a number of rows of sunbeds, that are free for visitors of the W Resort Ibiza (with towels and umbrellas offered), though the seaside membership is run individually from the lodge. Ensure the reserve your sunbed at the least someday earlier than you intend to hit the seaside, because the variety of sunbeds is restricted and so they promote out nicely prematurely (as I skilled myself).
  • W Ibiza affords 4 eating ideas:
    • La Llama is the gastronomic coronary heart of W Ibiza. Every morning (7:30 to 11:30 am), a wonderful breakfast buffet is displayed across the venue’s open kitchen. At night time, the La Llama transforms right into a glamorous steakhouse, providing world cuts of meat alongside an unique choice of seafood.
    • Chiringuito Blue is a relaxed seaside restaurant the place the east of the Mediterranean meets Ibiza. Providing fashionable delicacies, the venue emphasizes on recent, natural and native produce from the island’s improbable huertos and surrounding sea.
    • Ve Cafe is a plant-based well being meals bar positioned alongside the lodge’s seaside, which is ideal for a relaxed lunch whereas having fun with nice sea views or to select up a wholesome takeaway.
    • Throughout the day, Glow Bar affords scrumptious cocktails and light-weight pool-side snacks; at night time, it serves Japanese delicacies with all kinds of sushi and sashimi.
  • Extra high-end services at W Resort Ibiza embody the elegant Away Spa, the place you may be pampered from high to toe in a minimalist decor. Situated within the lodge’s cellar, simply behind the pool deck, the wellness heart affords 6 futuristic trying remedy cabins, the place visitor can calm down and prepare for no matter comes subsequent. Companies embody waxing, manicures/pedicures, massages, make-up, facials, and eye remedy. The spa can also be house to a boutique, a detox bar, and a big fitness center. The latter options colourful murals that seize the colourful tradition of the island.
  • W Resort Ibiza is managed by the world-famous W model. W was born in 1998 from the daring perspective and 24/7 tradition of New York Metropolis when the primary W Resort opened on Lexington Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Trailblazing its method across the globe, with almost 60 accommodations, the model has a big following among the many youthful demographic and breaks the norms of conventional luxurious wherever its iconic W signal lands. Now a part of the Marriott Resort Group, the W model’s provocative design id and well-known No matter/Every time service create an expertise that’s typically copied however by no means matched. W has additionally gotten loads of credit score over time for creating the social foyer, even insisting on calling it the lounge at every of its accommodations.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • The seaside membership – which is operated by a separate firm – is accessible to each visitors of W Ibiza (who can get a sunbed and towels on a complimentary foundation) and non-guests (who have to pay €25 for a sunbed and towel service). Though it’s a beautiful place, it’s at all times busy on the seaside membership and sunbeds are very laborious to come back by. I like to recommend to ebook your sunbed at the least someday prematurely to keep away from any disappointment.
  • The lower-end class rooms on the lodge are small. Additionally, the open-plan lavatory with a bathe inside the bathroom is a quircky design idea which is not going to be to the liking of all. As well as, most rooms don’t supply loads of privateness as they give the impression of being out over the rooms throughout the pool (as a result of V form of the constructing).
  • W Ibiza’s foremost pool space – which contains one deep and one shallow pool – is positioned on the bottom flooring. Because of its location between the 2 fingers of the V formed constructing, the pool solely enjoys a number of hours of sunshine in the course of the day. However as soon as it’s within the shade, you’ll be able to at all times transfer to the rooftop pool deck, which enjoys sunshine until sundown.
  • There’s loud music enjoying all through the lodge all day lengthy (it is a W Resort in any case). And it will get louder and louder because the day progresses. The music performs till round midnight and typically past. When you’re there to social gathering then you definitely’ll like it. When you’re not, it’d annoy you. And if you wish to get to sleep earlier than midnight or 1am, deliver some earplugs.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 8/10
  • Design: 8/10
  • Pool: 8/10
  • Rooms: 7/10
  • Meals: 9/10
  • Breakfast: 8/10
  • Spa: 8/10
  • Service: 9/10
  • Worth for cash: 9/10
  • General expertise: excellent 8/10

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
  • Lower your expenses: get complimentary VIP perks when reserving by way of Basic Journey (e.g. improve, day by day breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and VIP standing granted).
  • Lower your expenses: Marriott Bonvoy elite members are nicely handled right here, with – amongst different advantages – free WiFi, a room improve (when out there), early check-in or late check-out  (when out there), and complementary breakfast (for high tier members). Learn my evaluation of Marriott Bonvoy right here.
  • Room tip: request a room away from the primary pool space or on the next flooring in case you are a lightweight sleeper.
  • Learn my suggestions for getting ready your journey in time.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The very best time to go to Ibiza is in the course of the summer time months, from late Could by way of early October, when temperatures are scorching and the events are even hotter. Count on a number of motion, loads of vacationers, and costly lodge charges. Go to late spring or early fall to keep away from the most important crowds and the most popular temperatures.


HOW TO GET THERE

W Ibiza is positioned half-hour from the airport. Test the Wikipedia web page of Ibiza Airport for an up to date listing of airways that supply direct flights to Ibiza.


PHOTOS OF W IBIZA

Beneath is a choice of my photographs of W Ibiza. To view extra lodge photographs (together with meals), click on right here.

HOTEL ENTRANCE
HOTEL ENTRANCE
HOTEL ENTRANCE
HOTEL ENTRANCE
LOBBY
LOBBY
LOBBY
LOBBY
LOBBY
COZY ROOM
COZY ROOM
MAIN SWIMMING POOL
MAIN SWIMMING POOL
MAIN SWIMMING POOL
MAIN SWIMMING POOL
PROMENADE & BEACH IN FRONT OF HOTEL
PROMENADE & BEACH IN FRONT OF HOTEL
BEACH CLUB
BEACH CLUB
BEACH CLUB
GYM
SPA
ROOFTOP
ROOFTOP
ROOFTOP
ROOFTOP
ROOFTOP
ROOFTOP (SUNSET VIEW)
W IBIZA AT NIGHT

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