A friend and I stayed here 6 nights July 11-18 - our first time to Ibiza. We're, let's say, "young at heart" but over 40, and were seeking somewhere to relax, explore the nice bits of Ibiza and avoid the masses/concrete tourist blocks. Victoria and Talamanca were EXACTLY right for us!
Hotel Victoria itself...
Staff: super-friendly and mega-helpful. All excellent!
The grounds: lovely pool and gardens, plenty of room to spread out.
The rooms (standard pool view): not overly spacious, but clean, comfy beds, A/C (the temperature was 38C during the day and 28C at night and we slept comfortably), fridge, safe (though had to pay extra for its use).
Breakfasts: copious and tasty (eggs cooked to order, fresh fruit and juice, breads and pastries, hams, cheese, excellent coffee, etc.)
Relaxation: no disturbances from bar music/the pool area. Some guests returning from the clubs in the small hours were noisy in the corridors but nothing that a pair of silicon earplugs didn't quickly block out.
Guests: a real mix of age groups and nationalities, including (crucially) Spaniards, as well as Italians, French, British, Americans, Germans and Dutch. All the families seemed to have well behaved kids, too - bonus!
Location: Hotel Victoria's towards the far end of Talamanca beach, just a block back so a short stroll from the beach bars and restaurants of which there are many along the boardwalk. A 30-min beach walk takes you to the first part of the marina. From here, you can take the ferry (€2,60 one way) or continue walking about another 20 mins through the marina, admiring the yachts, to get to Ibiza town itself (fabulous place - stylish bars, good restaurants, cobbled streets, boutiques and the old walled UNESCO heritages site town).
Nearby facilities: loads of lovely beach restaurants and bars (most of them not listed on Tripadvisor, it seems, so don't be fooled as there's plenty available), including some with live music; a mini-market two blocks away (including a good selection of wines and nibbles to enjoy at sunset on your hotel balcony while getting ready to go out!); a cafe right opposite the hotel, open at all times of day and night, closed only on Monday, which serves excellent coffee and croissants.
Transport: about 10 mins from the airport. If you are on a package deal and have the option of not taking the transfer, you could be better off just taking a taxi (about €20). There are two or three car rental places very close to the hotel (we didn't bother and found our way about, as below).
There's a bus stop opposite the hotel. The 12A takes you to Ibiza town for €1.65 in under 10 mins (the 12B will get you there, too, but it takes the longer way round a circular route).
Night buses (the famous DiscoBus, which sounds dodgy but is actually a very plush, air-conditioned coach) run from the main resorts back to Pacha, a 25-min walk from the hotel.
From the marina/port, you can take coastal ferries to the hippy markets, Sta Eulalia, etc.
From Ibiza town, you can take the #3 bus to Sant Antoni (€2 each way) to see the sunset, have a glass of wine in Cafe del Mar (probably served by a rude waiter) and admire the PVC-clad human mannequins that parade up and down to promote whatever party the big nightclubs are throwing that night... before escaping back to the relaxing and less brash side of the island! Bliss...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Victoria stands 50 metres from Talamanca meaning you get a fantastic view of the old town, ‘Dalt Vila’, from every one of its rooms. By day it is caressed by the waves of the Mediterranean while, at night, it wears its finest jewels in order to show off in the lights that magnify its attractions - if that is possible - ever further. The beautiful Ibizan hills complete a unique appearance. To have lunch or dinner in this scenario means savouring typical dishes from Ibizan cuisine known all over the world such as sofrit pages, graixonera or paella or characteristic of the Mediterranean diet such as salads, vegetables and local fruit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Talamanca
- Hotel Victoria Ibiza/Talamanca