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“Luxury Escape to Ibiza”
Review of Villa Ca'n Maries

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Villa Ca'n Maries
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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“Luxury Escape to Ibiza”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We wanted a short escape without the children, but we booked last minute in September and lots of the placeswith detailed websites and lots of info were already booked. We based our choice purely on the reivews here and we weren't disappointed. Don't let the website fool you! Villa Ca'n Maries is absolutely STUNNING.

About 40 minutes by taxi from the airport, it's in the North of the island, and the place itself is perfect. A bar by the pool, excellent wine, carefully tended gardens and only a handful of rooms with total privacy and views of the sea. You can walk down to a small cluster of touristy shops and bars at the beach about ten minutes walk, but we rented a motorbike and explored the island. The owners were incredibly helpful, nothing was too much trouble - they arranged our rental car, booked our taxi, booked restaurants and waited on us hand and foot.
It was just so elegant, and pretty, and romantic. The pool terrace looks out over the rolling hills to the sea, it was divine sipping cava and chatting to the other guests. Mostly couples - all who seemed really chilled out and friendly.

The hotel is not cheap, but then again, we don't often get the chance to holiday without the kids, so it was worth every penny. For honeymoon style break or Ibiza in style I would definitely recommend the Villa C'an Maries. Can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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cork,ireland
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

First tip - your sat nav may send you a little astray but just keep a look out for the signs - its only about 50 meters off!:)
Next tip, let Fanny, wife of the husband and wife team know what time you're arriving , apparently its in the small print in the booking form but we didn't see that and she was annoyed.
Next tip: this is NOT a bed and breakfat as you may understand that term. The breakfast is extra, it is costly and and it is poor. Go to the local supermarket and stock up on fruit - in fact , go to a more remote supermarket and stock up on fruit half the price of the local super market.
Next tip: hire a car for your whole holiday or you will be stuck - unless you want to be stuck and go nowhere, and it's a nice, but very pricely place to be stuck.
Next tip: Know that all wine and soft drinks are €6 each - this price is not advertised anywhere and came as a surprise to us. You will be thirsty and tempted when they come around to the pool area offering the relief of an iced fanta lemon;)
Next tip: Do have steak cooked by Fernando who is really lovely and helpful and friendly and does a very good steak - yum.
Next tip: Don't tell the owner too much about your business or you will find that the other guests know who you are and what you do for a living - but only if he is impressed himself......
Next tip: There may be plumbing issues in your room, there will be a foul smell wafting every now and then and the shower by the pool will not be working. You will hear a variety of excuses for this. The pool has a layer of grease from unshowered bodies getting into it and my goggles and rings were coated in this stuff and had to be scrubbed, disgusting, and not what one wold expect at these prices.
Next tip: There is a safe in the Picasso room, not in the Monet room, and I don't know about the others.
Next tip: The air conditioning has no night setting and is too noisy to sleep with so get used to the oppressive night time heat if you are from UK and Ireland. You will be told that that noise is normal and that you shouldnt have it on through the night anyway, but in fact, they just have the noisy (perhaps cheaper?) kind of units.
Next tip: There is NO kitchennette as advertised. There are rather 'chatty' fridges, a counter, no kettle, no hob , no cups, 2 glasses. There is not a full bathroom in every room, some have shower only, and one of them has open plan bedroom and bathroom which may not be to everyones taste - if you are one of them , maje sure you're not given this room. The showers are lovely and have several jets, although you can only have two on at a time.
Next tip: if you are considering paying the whopping amount for a suite for two people, don't . I" have seen one of them , and while it's lovely, esp the bathroom, it is certainly not worth what they are asking.
Next tip: Do try a glass of the rioja that they get without label due to overproduction - while the mark up must be considerable it is certainly worth having at least one glass because it is just lovely.

Your room will be cleaned every day, the cleaning staff are just lovely. Fernando as I mentioned is a treasure, and Pepe's daughter Janet is charming and helpful - and multi lingual.

So it is a lovely place, nicely laid out, could do with a lick of paint and having a few things fixed and added.

Restaurants: A nearby one called La Luna, stunning setting, goegeous food and great service. Can pau, again beautiful, overpriced but worth a once off experience. Art cafe, about 17k drive south west on San Antoni road - no view, on a cross roadsm but the best food at the best price with the best service we encountered during our two weeks - we went there 5 times and were thrilled each time - do it!

Beaches - there are so many: Go to cala st vicent, great waves, super chill out restaurant at right side end of beach with gorgeous food.
Go to cala compte for a sunset meal and sunset ashram - but not if you don't tolerate loudish music too well - there is a quieter alternative nearby though with just as lovely views.
Go to Fortamentara, hire a moped and be amazed by the postcard perfect water - it really is a must see.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2010

Pepe and Fanny and their small team are the icing on the cake. The whole place was just wonderful -styled in very good taste and very welcoming . Our room was beautifully clean and very well maintained. We walked out to a perfectly maintained pool and pool area with sturdy comfortable sunbeds and shade if we needed it. The atmosphere was very relaxed whilst still maintaining a very high level of professionalism. Juan was a master of the bbq - the evening food was good simple fare - well presented and with a good choice of wines. Breakfast was my personal favourite - all meals are taken outside with shade if you need it. The coffee was especially good. We had a car for 3 out of the 8 days we stayed - which was enough for us to see the other beaches on Ibiza and have a few nights out to dinner. Walking to the main beach, Pas de Silla and Benirass was good exercise and we also took a taxi boat from the San Miguel main beach round to Benirass.
Villa Ca'n Maries is definitely in the best part of the island. I would and will go back - thinking of taking my mother but may go with a group of girlfriends - would be great for both.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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UK
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

One of the most wonderful boutique hotels we have ever visited. We arrived home today and felt compelled to spread the word.
Pepe, Fanny and their family welcome you as friends. Food and wine are excellent, beautiful pool and only 15 minutes away from the nearest beach, San Miguel. Walk for another 10 minutes (or take the water taxi) and you'll arrive at a more beautiful, secluded beach - you can make the choice.
For anyone who has kept away from Ibiza due to the clubbing scene (including me until now), don't hesitate - it's a most wonderful island made better by Ca'n Maries.
I'm busy planning a girls' weekend as well as a family weekend - Ca'n Maries will be perfect for both. Enjoy..I know you will, Sally

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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London
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2009

Villa Ca'n Maries is a bespoke rural hotel with 14 bedrooms I believe; It is located on the North side of the Island (in my opinion the best and exclusive part of the Island) It is set in beautiful surroundings up in the hills of San Miguel with views overlooking San Miguel Port. The gardens of the hotel are serene; eating outside on the terrace is an experience to marvel at. The food cooked at the hotel is excellent with all fresh produce of the day.
The rooms are first class and spacious with full size bathrooms; the attention to detail is evident throughout,
Most importantly you will not find anywhere a friendlier and helpful team of staff, they genuinely want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and nothing is too much trouble.
You can tell the staff follows the lead of the Hotel owner Pepe, who is always on hand to ensure your stay is special in every detail. You really will enjoy a stay at this little gem of a find in Ibiza.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank LookForNumberEight
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Essex
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2008

My husband and I just spent the most wonderful 5 days here. The villa is breath-taking with beautiful views of the beach. We couldn't have felt more relaxed. The owners were welcoming and more than hospitable, the rooms were cleaned spotlessly every day the bar staff were on call to prepare you anything during the day and the varied selection of dishes prepared by an amazing chef were superb! Even though the hotel only offers rooms for relatively few guests we were surprised at how private your time there feels. It is truly one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at and we can't wait to return with friends and family.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 18 August 2008

We have been staying here the last two years and absolutely love it. Its a very quiet place tucked away up at the north end of the island. Within walking distance of the beach where we rented a little boat and explored some of the secluded coves. The hotel is family run and the owners are so helpful and warm and the restaurant is a delight. We have reccomended this hotel to all our friends as it is also very reasonably priced and the owner Pepe is extremely helpful and kind. First place we try to book every time.

Stayed August 2008
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Property: Villa Ca'n Maries
Address: Lugar Venda de Rubio 30 | 07815 San Miguel de Balanzat, 07815 Sant Miquel De Balansat, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza, Spain
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza > Sant Joan de Labritja > Sant Miquel De Balansat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Sant Miquel De Balansat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Ca'n Maries 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Peacefull Mountain With Sea Views In one of the most peaceful areas of the island, on a mountain and close to beaches that will captivate you, is Can Maries, a special spot with unique surroundings where you will enjoy the peace and quiet that you are looking for. Can Maries was one of the first Country Hotels in Ibiza Island when it opened nearly 20 years ago. The owners treat their guests personally and over the years many have become friends. This broad experience and a carefully selected team of friendly staff will make every effort to make a really nice stay and experience. With a variety of configurations designed to meet your specific needs, our Suites are situated throughout the Villa Can Maries offering stunning panoramic sea or countryside views. Designed with comfortable stays in mind, spacious rooms comes with a host of features to experience the most relaxing, rewarding guest experience. There are three types of rooms depending on the needs of our guests. You can enjoy a double room for two people maximum. If your holidays are with family or friends you can choose our larger family room. Also if you wish you can enjoy our spacious superior suite that comes with a host of luxurious features, including a deluxe King bed, comfortable sofas, chic bathroom with massage shower and designer decor through-out. Can Maries has spacious gardens with beautiful sea and mountain views. Among the services offered by the hotel are a swimming pool, restaurant, small boutique as well as massage services. The hotel also features a meeting room and areas for holding events such as weddings. The small restaurant is located in the hotel Can Maries. It is a partially covered and a half open to the sky. The relaxed and calm atmosphere has been created with the sound of water. It is surrounded by the garden and the unforgettable sea view. The small but exquisite menu of Mediterranean dishes is prepared by "show-cooking", always with daily fresh local products. Home made Olive oil is always on tables. All this with a excellent wine selection: ... more   less 
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