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
This is a very cool hotel! The rooms are comfortable and quiet. We went for the larger room and there was plenty of space.
It’s an easy walk into the old part of Ibiza town past the marina
Although it’s on a busy road you can’t really tell when you’re inside and the pool, though small is lovely to sit by.
However it was the staff that really made this stay special. We only had 3 nights so I had contacted in advance to book some restaurants. The concierge replied with lots of options and made the bookings swiftly as you would expect however when plans changed they were really accommodating. We decided not to travel across the island for sunset as it was cloudy so instead they booked a lovely restaurant nearby and recommended a bar with a roof terrace to see sunset nearby
We had a disaster getting a taxi back from a beach club and were worried we would miss our dinner reservations. They were contactable by text and sorted it all out for us. It meant we really made the most of our stay and was completely stress free!
My husband and I have just returned from a 2 night stay at this amazing hotel. We were treated like royalty from start to finish. On arrival we had a taste of things to come with the warmest, most professional of welcomes as we alighted from our taxi and they were there with the red carpet treatment. Chilled cava was offered as we checked in with the lovely Ariane (hope I've spelt that correctly) and the stylish cool dude manager Ignacio introduced himself. Every time we went in or out we were treated like long lost friends/family and thank goodness for the never ending supply of 'Sir Joan' umbrellas to combat the torrential downpours. Yes, the rooms were a bit on the small side but so funky and cool which more than made up for it. Breakfast service was fabulous with a great choice and served until midday which meant no rushing out of bed. On the day of departure we were offered a free late check out until 3pm, superb. (Take note Saddleworth hotel about which I wrote my last review charging an extra £50 without warning as my son and his wife did not check out at their ridiculous time of 10am). Within walking distance to both the old town and Marina, a perfect choice which we hope to visit again one day. Thank you to ALL the wonderful staff for making our hol great ❤️ X
My other half and I spent 4 nights at the Sir Joan Hotel in Ibiza and I cannot rate our stay highly enough.
From the welcome to check out, everything was perfect. The staff are just wonderful, nothing is too much trouble and they are very present and yet not too in your face. They knew it was my other halves birthday and they sent up a small bottle (limoncello style liquor) with balloons on his birthday evening. On our final night, we received a lovely note, thanking us for choosing them for our stay, that came with a bar of chocolate. Both times, the gifts were hand delivered.
The rooms are decorated beautifully, erring on the small side, but immaculately clean. There are only 38 rooms in total, so there is definitely the feeling of exclusivity. The hand and body wash and shampoos/conditioners are amazing and the beds, although very low to the floor, are incredibly comfortable. We slept very well every night.
I had the poached eggs with avocado on sourdough every morning for breakfast and I can honestly say that I don’t ever remember having a breakfast so good from a hotel before. There’s also lots of delicious fruit, juices and pastries to choose from, should nothing on the menu tempt you... there’s a very good choice on the menu for breakfast. The coffee’s are also very very good.
A 15 minute walk from Ibiza Old Town, Sir Joan Hotel is located perfectly for lovely walks in and out of town and I cannot recommend them high enough. Thank you to all at the hotel who made our stay so fantastic.