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 travel alot and are not that easily impressed. From the second you arrive at Sir Joan you feel so welcome and pampered. The staff knew our name before we checked in. We were offered a cocktail at check in. We sat and had a cocktail and Caroline one of the concierges came over and asked what she could do to get our holiday in Ibiza going. Both Caroline and her co worker Nelly worked very hard during our stay to get us reservationes we wanted etc.Also Caroline and Nelly recommendations for restaurants were great. The location of the hotel is very good. It is a ten min walk to the old town. You do need to be aware that it is located in a bit of busy roundabout which took us by suprise but once we settled in we realized it did not matter at at all. Our initial room was a little small for our taste so we chose to upgrade to I believe a junior suite which was great. The manager Marco was so helpful and went out of his way for us. The breakfast was amazing. One off the best breakfast we have ever had anywhere in our extensive travels. The overall vibe of the hotel is great. We felt so fortunate to have stayed here!
We spent a wonderful stay at Sir Joan hotel. The service is above everything we have ever experienced. The staff is sooo helpful, specially Carolina and Nelly who took care of organizing our stay. The rooms are super well furnished. The breakfast is out of this world. And the location is top; walking distance from the old town and from the best places at night! I am so grateful to have stayed in this hotel and so eager to visit the other sir hotels around the world!
An outstanding city type boutique hotel very well located near Ibiza town.
A lot of thought has gone into the design of this hotel and the utilisation of the limited space is remarkable.
The room I had was I believe a suite and was extremely comfortable and very well appointed with absolutely nothing lacking.
The staff at this type of hotel are really important and in this area they were without exception all absolutely fantastic.
Nothing was too much trouble and they are indeed a credit to the hotel.
I look forward to returning and highly recommend a stay at this establishment.
We have just stayed at Sir Joan. This is a beautiful hotel and the staff are amazing. Everyone is so friendly and attentive and will go out of their way to help you at anytime. The only down fall is the room size and the fact it’s located on a noisy roundabout. We had a very odd room with an enormous bed which was far too big for the room. It took up quite literally the whole room. It was obviously meant to be a twin room as the plugs were on the bed. It wasn’t functional and the balcony looked over the entrance directly into a block of flats. We ate in the restaurant in the evening which was was fantastic. The breakfast is very good too but for the price of the room I think it should be free as in most luxury hotels.
We stayed for four nights at this wonderful hotel. What rally stood out for us was the helpful and very pleasant people who work here. They do a marvelous job and go up and over to make your stay as nice as possible. Also the design of the hotel, food, location and overall aesthetics are great. Lots of stuff happening in a smaller hotel but for us that was part of the appeal and what made it such a nice experience.