Gran Hotel Montesol, Ibiza Town, Ibiza
The Gran Hotel Montesol, in the heart of Ibiza Town, dates back to 1933 and claims to be the oldest hotel on the island. Now in the hands of uber-cool cocktail connoisseurs turned hotel and restaurant outfit, The Experimental Group, the hotel's eye-catching exterior makes something of a statement on the main square of Vara de Rey. Still a place to be seen - Orson Welles once stayed here - the Gran Hotel manages to retain its nods to the past, while being hip and on-trend - hence the Sabbaba Montesol restaurant, which blends cuisine from Jerusalem and Spain. There's also a terrific rooftop cocktail bar, with views of the citadel.
Your expert reviewer
Explore the whole island from here - with its fabulous beaches, countryside restaurants and the Ses Salines (salt flats) natural park.
The hotel is in the centre of Ibiza Town, a short drive from the airport and with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
By plane: there are direct flights from London (2 hours 30 mins), Manchester (2 hours 50 mins). The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the airport. On-site parking is €45 a day. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Perfect for anyone with a love of style - this hotel attracts guests wanting a cultural break or those after the island's headier experiences. You'll love the elegance of the hotel and sitting on the outside terrace on the square drinking a café cortado.
Service & Facilities
Having access to Experimental's beach club on the island is brilliant; and if inspiration is needed, a personal shopper is available.
- Wellness facilities
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The spacious suites are top-notch and have a separate living area and dining room; great views of the town, or the marina too. We love the uncluttered nature of the rooms, the super-comfortable beds and the fact that so many of the rooms have a good view.
Standard Room, Twin Standard Room, Superior Room, Premiere Room, Twin Premiere Room, Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bath or shower, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The rooftop bar offers some sensational views of the town, but also a range of wild cocktails - try the Sabbaba Finish, a blend of Jerez and cherries. The pork tomahawk with fennel, charred leek cream and ham is lovely, or for something different, try oysters with arak, grapefruit and mint.
Sabbaba Bar & Restaurant: contemporary, influences from Spain and Jerusalem. Dishes include octopus with yoghurt and cherrychurri and skirt steak with confit potatoes. Open daily for breakfast, dinner and cocktails. Mains from €11.
Rooms available from £160.53 per night
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