Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
What We Love
- Design details, like the chairs and couches suspended from the ceiling in the lobby
- One of the two pools is set aside for families
- The generous number of sun beds—no fighting over a spot by the pool
- The spa is by the fabulous Six Senses
What To Know
- There’s a John Frieda hair salon on site
- You’ll have the most well-rounded kids in Ibiza: the kids club here offers cooking classes and DJ workshops
- Need to charter a yacht? The concierge will take care of it
- Free WiFi
If “Nobu” makes you think dark interiors and minimalist décor, think again—this hotel embraces the Mediterranean aesthetic with vigor, bringing sunshine in through the entry atrium and using natural materials in light colors to make it very clear that you’re on vacation. Overlooking the Med and with beach access, this gleaming hotel manages to offer all the amenities of a resort: several restaurants, a spa, salon, gym, attentive service—all within easy reach of Ibiza’s nightclubs and shopping. Rooms have plenty of amenities (Nespresso machines, rainfall showers, terraces, even cocktail cabinets) and most have sea views. The service is hyper-attentive, and the smiling staff will do everything from come to your room to mix you a gin and tonic to snagging you tickets to the hottest clubs in town.
In the Area
Nobu’s smart spot on Talamanca Beach, while not the nicest beach in Ibiza, means that going for a swim doesn’t require getting into a car or bus. It’s also a short drive or 40-minute walk to the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that deserves at least an afternoon. Enter through the Portal de ses Taules and stroll the steep narrow streets of the historic district, stopping for the occasional ice cream or cold beer before heading back to the hotel to get ready for the night’s party. A trip to Ibiza isn’t complete without a night at Pácha, the OG Ibiza club, which is just close enough to the hotel (about a mile) that you can make it home on foot. The upscale Marina Botafoch, with its slew of high-end restaurants and boutiques, makes a good spot for dinner on the water and a little pre-gaming.
How to Get There
It was an impromptu vacation so I booked pretty late. As a result, the rate I paid was on the high side, despite it being at the end of the season...
With this in mind, I felt my stay was enjoyable albeit at a price...
Things I liked:
- Beautiful room
- Great pools
- Nice breakfast
- Very adequate gym
- Set lunch at Nobu was a steal and very yummy!
Things I didn’t quite get:
- Pretty slow service at the pool and pool bar, except a lady called Astrid who was super friendly and efficient
- The cost to dine at Nobu in the evening was rather ambitious, and I wasn’t sure if that was justified
- The beach wasn’t particularly beautiful
This hotel is not for everyone but if money is no object and you wish to stay close to Ibiza Town in style, Nobu could be one of your safest bets.
Slick, elegant interior. Great food options - but restaurants are open to the public so does get a little busy.
Suites are lovely, and the staff are very attentive. Spa was also great - offering a good range of treatments.
Overall a lovely new addition to the island - although its a little busy so if you are looking for peace and quite this is not the place.
I took 26 men to this hotel and I must say the staff and everyone was amazing not easy looking after that many and keeping the other guest happy. Rooms are lovely with amazing view of the sea.
Food also amazing has a lot of options and caters for everyone.
It’s a great hotel if you are looking to relax with your kids as they have a family pool as well as an adults only pool.
The hotel only opened on 30th June and was already fully booked when I was there in the first week of July. It really is a WOW hotel, 2 amazing pools, lovely rooms, I had a look at at suite too and they are incredible with roof top terraces! The food is unbelievable, everything from Mexican to Mediterranean and of course Nobu which was a real highlight. The island is stunning and not just a "party island" so much to see and do, I cannot recommend this hotel and the location more highly. You can walk to the Marina in a few minutes and the old town is only half an hour away yet Talamanca Bay where the hotel is located is quiet, so you have a down tempo hotel just minutes away from the party scene if you want it.
Nobu is an oasis of modern elegance, superior service and impeccable dining of course. The hotel is stylish & beautiful & has a real wow factor on arrival. The best “feature” of the hotel is the entire team, who are all wonderful and accommodating.
We stayed in a suite which was well equipped & beautifully decorated & also has a huge terrace.
Breakfast at the hotel is the best on the island. Already looking forward to returning next year.