Sir Joan Hotel
What We Love
- Its very own outpost of the Amsterdam-based Izakaya, an acclaimed Peruvian-Japanese gastro-pub
- Local Ayurvedic oils in all guest bathrooms
- Private cabanas in each of the two penthouses
- It’s just ten minutes from Ibiza’s international airport
What To Know
- The triangular saltwater pool is more for lounging than doing laps
- The hotel’s burger spot, open from noon till 8 a.m., caters to the break-of-dawn crowd
- Though children are technically allowed, it’s best to avoid bringing them to this decadent haven
- For the best views of Dalt Vila’s ramparts, ask for a front-facing room with a balcony
As the only Spanish edition and first beachside retreat in the exclusive Sir Hotel portfolio, this boutique sleep makes a sophisticated splash. It’s partly thanks to the nautical interiors, masterminded by the Tel Aviv-based Baranowitz + Kronenberg to mirror Ibiza’s graceful marina: all 38 soundproof rooms (you are in the city center, after all) contain rope detailing, yacht floors, and stainless steel walls that recall rippling ocean waves when hit with sunlight. In-room photographs, highlighting the party isle’s glory days, and books by legendary Spanish scribes infuse just the right dose of nostalgia. The multifaceted retreat caters to revelers as well as the mellow introvert: while waterside nightclubs are within stumbling distance, the hotel’s own chic dining options make for stiff competition. Choose from a Robata grill dressed in velvet or a posh burger joint, which grants you the option to enjoy your Aberdeen Angus whopper poolside. Afterwards, hit the yacht-inspired bar, where you can sail away with the aid of Asian-accented cocktails crafted from ingredients like plum liqueur and yuzu juice.
In the Area
The hotel regularly recruits local experts to chaperone guests on unexpected immersive adventures such as bamboo bike rides, walking food tours (which feature tastes of area specialties like jamon and carajillo coffee), fishing expeditions along the southwestern coast, or visits to the Sa Caleta, a World Heritage site replete with Phoenician ruins. At least one evening should be reserved for frolicking in the grownup playground that is Ibiza Town, which teems with world-class clubs like Pacha and Lio, just a short stroll away. Talamanca Beach, a curvy, bar-flanked stretch of sand, is also close by.
How to Get There
We have decided to stay in Sir Joan after having a fantastic experience in Sir Nicolai in Hamburg. We weren’t disappointed! This hotel is truly unique and beautiful. We loved the attention to details and the quirkiness of it. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay as relaxing as possible. We will be back and we will definitely try other Sir hotels in the future!
We spent 3 nights here, it's very well located, only 8 minutes walk into town, and the staff can't do enough for you. Very helpful with advice and super welcoming and friendly. I love the use of mirrors, beautiful marble bathroom, lovely rain shower, this is a very well designed and stylish hotel. The bikes are cool, however they're tricky to ride, a bit heavy from the front, so be careful but it's fun. The breakfast is very tasty, you get a good selection of fruit and a croissant, with one a la Carte option such as eggs Benedict or pancakes with fruits and syrup. There is free parking close by, next to Ikea however, the walk to the hotel from here is perilous, you cross busy roads and a roundabout with no paths to do so. A few minor issues, we kept kicking into the low wooden frame of the bed which sticks out around the mattresse, if the bathroom door is closed the the closet is open- a sliding door, but not a real issue. Our bang and Olufsen speaker never worked. The irons are terrible, barely any steam comes out, you have to fill them right up and then the leak everywhere if you lower the temperature. You get one complimentary bottle of water every day, but if you take one more it's 8 euros. Our view onto the road wasn't the best. Overall a lovely stay, I would return, great hotel, the staff are fantastic.
Sir Joan is 1 of 3 hotels around Ibiza Town I’ve stayed at over the course of a week. Despite it exceeding my usual budget allowance, I wanted to experience the unique archectural design & spoil myself with a little luxurious indulgence.
It is positioned on a roundabout, not by a beach, but this was not an issue for me because the place itself is a beautiful interesting environment & the location is PERFECTLY situated; you can literally walk everywhere you want in 10mins: talamanca beach, port, marina, old town, with easy connections to buses to other parts of the island.
The hotel itself is intimate and not huge & overbearing. It does not have some of the features that would attract me to other hotels, such as a gym or spa. However anything it doesn’t have will be solved by staff on request; I had a fantastic massage & this was done in the penthouse as they had it available and more space there which was lovely.
And maybe this is part of its charm, it is less like a contrived corporate hotel and more like a luxurious dream communal home I did not want to leave and could consider leaving my own home for!
Each of the staff could never do enough to help, particularly Paola & Nelly & the bar & restaurant staff and their help felt genuinely attentative and not forced. I was overwhelmed with their care, anything I wanted to know they endeavoured to find out for me, and this enabled me to ask things I would not normally feel comfortable asking.
The rooms were aesthetically cosy & very comfortable, I loved the bookcase, desk & chair height, the open plan style.
The wash products were of the highest quality, my hair and skin felt incredible.
The wine and cocktails were absolutely delicious, as was the food, particularly the Hamaki fish and Ibizan lamb and the semolina cake was my absolute favourite.
I felt very valued as a person by every staff member and they each had their own unique friendly personality which shone through. I left feeling as though I was leaving behind part of a family after just 3 nights.
I think it suits a creative clientele who want a personal, eclectic and individual experience without it being contrived or elitist.
Overall Sir Joan has heart, finesse and personality, and has made my other hotel stays, although great in their own way, feel a little cold and soulless, and I would happily trade those extras for another stay at Sir Joan next time.
I have just returned back from Ibiza where we spent our last 3 nights in Sir Joan - a family of four (kids 12 and 9) - the place defines service in a very kind and thoughtful way. On arrival the front desk were warm and welcoming and took us through ideas of what to do and most impressively where to eat - a locals restaurant called Can Terra I would never have found. We got checked into the bedrooms on the first floor with the terrace that acted as a connection between our room and the kids - the rooms are stunning as is the whole place. We used the hotel bikes, chilled around the pool and on the terrace ... the staff are the best I have ever experienced - all of them ... you get the sense that they are proud to work in Sir Joan - I have genuinely never written a review on Tripadvisor but had to for this place - thank you from all the family to all at Sir Joan for a stunning finale to our holiday (that took in the west coast beaches and Formentera - a great 3 base holiday over half term) - we will be back and very much look forward to it. Stu McG
What a great hotel! Location is absolutely great, very near to Ibiza city centre, the harbour and the beach. Staff in the hotel is very friendly, always happy to assist! Ariadne from reception was super friendly and Chef Jessi from the restaurant made some amazing dishes (you definitely should try the Sirvia with soy beans and pomegranate!). We stayed in the room on the top floor of the hotel, WOW! Great views of dalt vila, very spacious room and various terraces. If I would have to mention 1 slightly less posititve point it woudl be the bed/matras (too hard). Loved the atmosphere in the hotel and design/decoration! Compliments to hotel manager Ignacio and his team!
I would recommend this hotel to everybody!