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Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Talamanca
London, United Kingdom
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“Absolue Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

Well I wasn't expecting this hotel to be as good as it is. Took a 5 day vacation early this month with my partner. We normally stay in San An so staying just outside Ibiza Town was a first for us. The location is spot on. The bay is lovely and the board was around it is great especially in the evening. 15/20 mins walk from Ibiza old town, 10 minutes from Pacha. I expect it gets very busy during the height of the club season but still not as rowdy and busy as Playa Den Bossa on the other side of Ibiza Town. Ideal location to go exploring and next to a nature reserve. Talamanca is pretty small but it has some nice little bars and places to eat.

The room we first had was with land view and just a touch of sea view. The room was clean and tidy with fridge, a bonus, TV and a very nice bathroom. On day 2 we upgraded to a room with sea view, double bed, TV, fridge etc. It is well worth the extra cost for the sea view and for a very rare double bed, which is scarce in European hotels to say the least. The rooms were cleaned every day without fail.

Breakfast was as good as any hotel with full cooked as well as cereals, fruit, yoghurts, fresh breads, croissants, juices, teas, coffee (you name it it was there. Lunch was fantastic and again loads to choose from hot and cold and plenty of desserts. Evening meal top notch, if you like Veal you will be very pleased, lots of dishes piping hot more than enough selection to please most.

Go all inclusive, for the small amount extra, as the drinks are worth that extra. Alcohol served from 10am until 11pm and there is something for everyone. Entertainment in the evening if you want, pool table, shop, wifi , very nice and very clean pools and daily activities.

Staff very pleasant and helpful. Be respectful and they will be respectful to you. Early in the season is probably the best time to go, only 60 or so guests there when we were so there was no fighting for tables at meal times and the bar was not being trounced by hoards of rude paralytic Brits.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

We were in AI basis with child aged 4 and that was a joke. I' ve been in several destinations around the world and this hotel is the first I complain. I knew its gonna be bad, because I have read reviews before I went to this hotel, however someone has choose this hotel for me and damage has been done. My mayor complain is food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was very poor, limited choice and the cheapest products. If you like tesco value or asda smartprice you might like it, but I don't. I asked for still water for my child and they gave me tap water, for bottle one I had to pay, such great AI. Staff from restaurant was very rude and miserable. If you going to Ibiza just for clubing ( Pacha is just 15 mins walk) and don't bother about food that's ok, but if you looking for the proper ALL INCLUSIVE STAY AWAY!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Mariajose_11, Subdirectora at Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2011
Good morning,

Thank you very much for letting us know what happened. A simple way of clarification I inform you that we have increased our range of food.
I very much regret this bad experience
Our sincere thanks for your suggestions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

We stayed here on a long weekend on an all inclusive deal. We were pleasantly surprised how good the hotel was . Great location, Good food,Very nice & helpful staff, & a fun entertainments team. Pierre & Julie

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mariajose_11, Subdirectora at Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2011
Good morning,

Our sincere thanks for your comments. It was our aim that your stay deserved a 10.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel.

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Bristol, England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2011

Hotel is certainly only 3 star although it could be argued we had value for money. (Under £200 each for 1 week AI ) . . . . if you're not too discriminating about your meals. The main gripe was that although it was in a great location, virtually on the beach, the fact that we arrived at the beginning of the season, the hotel management didn't see fit to have the beach cleaned up. We arrived to what looked like a rocky outcrop but was in fact built up sea-weed from the winter months. They started to dredge with tractors etc. from the first day we were there until the last and the smell of ammonia and the noise made it impossible to relax round the pool which the beach is right next to. Why did they not choose the previous week !? Everything else was, well,.. sort of OK at best ; the room was small and smelt fausty and dusty from being dormant over the winter months and the air con didn't work. Staff were pleasant enough although the maitre de was annoyingly overbearing, swiping the plate from under your nose as soon as you lay your cutlery down. You had to laugh. The only other option would be to give him a good slap !! All in all this was probably the worst week I have spent in Ibiza ; and I've been a few times. Will go to Ibiza again but will give Talamanca a miss.

Room Tip: Just ask them to make sure the room is fumigated.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mariajose_11, Subdirectora at Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2011
Good morning,

Our sincere thanks for your comments. It was our aim that your stay deserved a 10.

As a simple explanation to say that the algae problem is external to the hotel. We regret the inconvenience.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

hi! I just want to say that we spent there a nice holidays...Playa Real is a prefect place for relaxing time and very close to Pacha disco and very nice Keeper club near. Anyway has a nice acces to beach with long sea passeing!!!!Rooms are very clean and all fhotel´ s facielities too!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mariajose_11, Subdirectora at Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
Good afternoon,

Thank you for giving us your opinion. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2010

Hey I recomend to everyboody this hotel. location is amazy!!!Beautyfull views!!!Near to Pacha and Kepper! For the price we paid food quite good and variety, nice personel service and quite clean rooms (10 days holidays).
I saw all opinions about the stealing...People are stupid to leave staff at view!!! I saw leaved bags on the table at the restaurant, perfect situation for thieves. We heve to know that even we are in 3 star hotel steal can everyone!!!And better not leave easy situation for do it. Always be attented and do not leave things at view in any place!!!
Ibiza is very famous in summer and hotel is quite big so the guests change very quickly so is dificult to catch a thief red-handed!!!!Most thieves are the customers themselves!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2010

increible location...amazing zone,the beach its soo beautifull and the hotel gardens are pefect to relax.We will go back next year because we feel very confortable there. Food its international and a lot of pasta.rooms with seeview are the best.Ask for one even if you have to pay a littel bit more.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa

Property: Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa
Address: Calle Feixes 52 | Playa de Talamanca, 07800 Talamanca, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain (Formerly Hotel Playa Real)
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza > Ibiza Town > Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ibiza Bay Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 152
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