We spent a lovely few nights at this tranquil B&B in Ibiza in the height of Summer during August. It proved for us to be a safe haven from all the crowds. This was our first time visiting Ibiza during August and I can honestly say I will not be returning to the island during this month - overcrowded and far too hot!
When we first arrived at Ca Sa Vilda Marge we were pleased with the overall look and feel of the place. It was very chilled with a relaxed vibe and the grounds were clearly well looked after. The pool area was particularly nice.
When we were shown to our room I think we were both dissappointed by how small it was and the bathroom especially was tiny and a little rough around the edges. I think after reading such great reviews on Trip Advisor we were maybe expecting more! I think it was adequte for a couple of nights stay but anymore than that and the lack of space becomes a problem.
Our first night was a pretty memorable experience but all for the wrong reasons. At about 3am my partner was experiencing itching and he thought it was possible some sand that had made it's way into the bed. He decided to shine his phone light into the bed and we were shocked by what we saw. The whole bed was full of ants!!! Both of us jumped out and we didnt know what to do. There was hundreds of them and when we pulled the bed out there was a complete army of them coming from gaps in the wall. My partner attempted to wake the owner up by knocking on their front door however no one responded. We then decided to try calling his mobile in the help that he would wake up and help us. Eventually he answered and came to our room. We were expecting to be moved rooms or even an apology would have been nice. However he simply sprayed some ant spray and patronisingly tried to explain thats sometimes creatures from the outside come inside. Yes we are aware of that but this was on a different level! We wasnt talking 1 or 2 mozzies! This was an army of ants, a complete infestation. The owner then retired back to his quarter of the building clearly annoyed that we had woken him. It was really difficult for us to get back to sleep that night and it really got us off to a bad start!
We are very reasonable people and I think we were completely let down by how the situation was dealt with and we found it quite rude. To make matters worse, the next morning at breakfast and infront of all the other guests, the owner still offered us no apology and instead just remarked loudly at how my partner was one making all the noise at 3am. We felt pretty embarassed and angry at how we were being treated. We are not the kind of people to let this ruin or holiday or our overall opinion of somewhere, however I do feel that I would return here now purely due to the Managers attitude. Whilst speaking to other guests that were staying there it become clear that we werent the only one's who found the attidue of the owner questionable.
A small con for me was the location. Even though very beautiful and peaceful, you do feel that you are sligthly far out from some of the popular places we wanted to visit like Bora Bora Beach, Ibiza Town and San An. I would defiantely advise that you need a car to stay here. It's pretty unreachable by foot and there arent any local amenities. There are some beautiful small beaches close by that are well worth exploring and you are also close by to some very good restaurants on the main road to the B&B such as Bambuddha Grove, Aura, Atzaro, Cicale. Atzaro hotel round the corner has an amazing spa so we booked ourself in there for 1 day which I would definately reccommend doing! You can use the pool and lounge areas there for the day which for us was a welcome relief.
The breakfast was quite nice, albeit quite small, but it done the job! Eventhough there was a small bar menu at the pool we were unable to order food on certain days / certain times which wasn't idea for us. And with no stores close by we therefore found ourselves heading out for lunch every day which wasn't a problem but it would have been nice to have the option, especially on the day when we really just wanted to chill by the pool.
During our stay we really felt like we were staying at someone's home which has it's pro's and con's. It was great in the sense that it was very homely and peaceful in a picturesque location. The owner was also able to offer us some valued advice and reccomendations for our stay which was great. However we did feel like we were having to abide by certain rules and restrictions and be really careful about everything we said and did. We almost felt like we were putting the owners out by being there. One morning we returned home at 4am after Pacha and the next day we were questioned at why we returned back so late! Maybe this is the case with all B&B's but when you are on holiday you want to feel like you're free to do what you want without having to worry about other people or clear up after yourselves. I think on reflection we are better suited to a bit of luxury and being waited on in hotels and coming and going as we please opposed to this kind of place!
My overall opinion of Ca Sa Vilda Marge is a good one and it's a lovely affordable base in Ibiza. We are getting married in Ibiza and I will be reccommending this as somewhere to stay for our family & friends who are looking for a cheaper alternative. However, I think it's safe to say that we won't be returning ourselves!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is a beautiful restored country house with 400 years of history, situated on the north coast of the island. Specially thought for travellers that wish a quite and calme holiday, far from the parties and masses, here you can find the beautiful beaches to enjoy the authentic life on the island. The country house is a situated in the ibicencan side not far from the main areas of the north side. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agroturismo Ca Sa Vilda Marge Ibiza, Spain