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
The hotel is ideally located to go to the city centre and close to some of the best restaurants and clubs in Ibiza. The rooms are truly beautiful and large - beds are extremely comfortable. The service has been exceptional. Overall, one of the best hotel stays we ever had. Couldn't recommend this more.
Beautiful environment in a stunning hotel that has clearly invested in providing the wow factor. This is a new level of chilled out.
It is not cheap, but it never feels like it should be or ever needs to be. Food and drink exceptional everywhere.
Sunbeds - yes they are actually included. For free. Cabanas aren't. Its actually more fun to be on the beds and people-watch those faffing about on them.
Service for us was always efficient and friendly. We did notice that if you are nice to the staff they seemed to respond better... funny that....
Be aware, its a luxury indulgence for adults really, not really kid friendly.
Get a room with a balcony - junior suite i think. Spacious and worth it for the views.
My wife and I recently stayed for our anniversary and were blown away by the hotel.
The check-in experience was probably one of the best I’ve ever had - the staff were falling over themselves to make sure we were being looked after and that we had our sparkling rose topped up (the bottle is their house one but tastes as good as LPR).
The hotel is light and airy and has a really relaxed feel to it, and the view of the pool and the ocean as you walk in is breathtaking - just the sort of place you’re happy to recover after taking in the town’s nightlife.
The staff are so friendly and helpful and really made our stay feel very special.
Will definitely be back here anytime we return to the island - it’s not cheap but it’s worth it.
One thing I would say, and this is more of an FYI to prospective guests, is that there are a lot of mosquitoes (we stayed in September so could be seasonal) so remember to pack insect repellent!