Review: W Hotel Ibiza (Spain)

Wednesday newsletters at all times function a resort or flight assessment.

Final September, I used to be imagined 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. Ultimately, 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 reviews right here:


In the present day: Evaluation 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 seashore views. Visitors can get pleasure from a trendy pool deck, a rooftop with views over Santa Eulalia Seashore, a full-service spa with six non-public therapy rooms, a stylish 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 checklist of the most effective inns on the island of Ibiza.

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

On this assessment (extra data and pictures beneath my Youtube clip & slideshow):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • With its playful power 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 environment of its vogue and road markets; sit back 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 greatest DJs (David Guetta, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, et al) descending on the island every summer season. However the island is a lot greater than that, providing UNESCO World Heritage websites, sleepy villages stuffed with rural appeal, and Biodiversity Reserves.
  • W Ibiza is positioned alongside the gorgeous, 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 points of interest, 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, among the island’s greatest eating places, nice buying, and a thriving all-year neighborhood, be sure that life in Santa Eulalia is led at a fairly slower and extra enjoyable 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 seashore 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 Accommodations. The playful decor is characterised by minimal, subdued supplies paired with colours and textures impressed by the native tradition – all with the objective 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 up to date guestrooms and suites, that are unfold over 4 flooring and are available in 14 classes. Throughout my vacation, I stayed in a Cozy Room, the resort’s entrance room class. Overlooking the pool deck, the room featured a kingsize mattress, an in-room sink, and a separate rest room 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, delicate blues, completely happy yellows, a sandy beige, gold and burnt orange. A good looking Jackson Pollock-inspired headboard represented the island’s free spirit. Whereas the Cozy Room was small, among the greater and costlier room classes include non-public balconies, separate dwelling areas, and plunge swimming pools.
  • The V-shaped property embraces a triangular pool deck on its floor ground. Surrounded by palm timber and comfy loungers (a few of them positioned within the pool itself), the deck presents 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 function of the pool deck is that it seems to be out over the resort’s many colourful sunshades, which – based on 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 component for the constructing exterior – these having fun with the pool look as much as see the multi-colored shades fairly than uncovered visitor room home windows.
  • Along with the bottom ground pool deck, W Ibiza additionally incorporates a second pool deck on its rooftop. Referred to as Glow Bar, the adult-only rooftop presents lovely views over Santa Eulalia city and the Mediterranean sea. Visitors can calm down on a solar lounger, take a dip within the infinity plunge pool, and attend yoga and meditation courses with the most effective 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 can purchase a day go to get pleasure from this wonderful location for 100€ per individual, 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 resort throughout the promenade – is a country stylish seashore membership, known as Chiringuito Blue. The venue is especially a restaurant the place you’ll be able to dine in model on dishes constructed from contemporary native elements in cool and colourful environment whereas looking 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 seashore membership is run individually from the resort. Be sure the reserve your sunbed not less than at some point earlier than you intend to hit the seashore, because the variety of sunbeds is proscribed and so they promote out nicely upfront (as I skilled myself).
  • W Ibiza presents 4 eating ideas:
    • La Llama is the gastronomic coronary heart of W Ibiza. Every morning (7:30 to 11:30 am), a superb breakfast buffet is displayed across the venue’s open kitchen. At evening, 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 seashore restaurant the place the east of the Mediterranean meets Ibiza. Providing fashionable delicacies, the venue emphasizes on contemporary, 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 resort’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 presents scrumptious cocktails and light-weight pool-side snacks; at evening, it serves Japanese delicacies with all kinds of sushi and sashimi.
  • Further high-end services at W Resort Ibiza embrace the elegant Away Spa, the place you could be pampered from high to toe in a minimalist decor. Situated within the resort’s cellar, simply behind the pool deck, the wellness heart presents 6 futuristic trying therapy cabins, the place visitor can calm down and prepare for no matter comes subsequent. Companies embrace waxing, manicures/pedicures, massages, make-up, facials, and eye therapy. The spa can also be dwelling to a boutique, a detox bar, and a big health club. 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 means across the globe, with almost 60 inns, 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 identification and well-known No matter/At any time when service create an expertise that’s typically copied however by no means matched. W has additionally gotten lots of credit score over time for creating the social foyer, even insisting on calling it the lounge at every of its inns.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • The seashore 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 must pay €25 for a sunbed and towel service). Though it’s a stunning place, it’s at all times busy on the seashore membership and sunbeds are very laborious to return by. I like to recommend to guide your sunbed not less than at some point upfront to keep away from any disappointment.
  • The lower-end class rooms on the resort are small. Additionally, the open-plan toilet with a bathe inside the bathroom is a quircky design idea which won’t be to the liking of all. As well as, most rooms don’t supply lots of privateness as they appear out over the rooms throughout the pool (as a result of V form of the constructing).
  • W Ibiza’s essential pool space – which contains one deep and one shallow pool – is positioned on the bottom ground. Resulting from its location between the 2 fingers of the V formed constructing, the pool solely enjoys a number of hours of sunshine throughout 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 taking part in all through the resort all day lengthy (this can be a W Resort in any case). And it will get louder and louder because the day progresses. The music performs till round midnight and generally past. In case you’re there to celebration then you definately’ll like it. In case you’re not, it’d annoy you. And if you wish to get to sleep earlier than midnight or 1am, convey 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
  • Get monetary savings: 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).
  • Get monetary savings: Marriott Bonvoy elite members are nicely handled right here, with – amongst different advantages – free WiFi, a room improve (when accessible), early check-in or late check-out  (when accessible), and complementary breakfast (for high tier members). Learn my assessment of Marriott Bonvoy right here.
  • Room tip: request a room away from the principle pool space or on a better ground if you’re a light-weight sleeper.
  • Learn my suggestions for making ready your journey in time.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The perfect time to go to Ibiza is throughout the summer season months, from late Could by early October, when temperatures are scorching and the events are even hotter. Count on a number of motion, loads of vacationers, and costly resort charges. Go to late spring or early fall to keep away from the largest crowds and the most popular temperatures.


HOW TO GET THERE

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


PHOTOS OF W IBIZA

Under is a choice of my pictures of W Ibiza. To view extra resort pictures (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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