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Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa
Ranked #3 of 35 Hotels in Playa d'en Bossa
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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“Loved Garbi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2008

My boyfriend and I have been to Ibiza a few times and decided to try out Hotel Garbi this time round. The hotel is newly refurbished, very clean and in a great location right on the beach at Playa den Bossa. The rooms have simple decor but, again, are all newly refurbed and are a good size - they are everything you need for your beach holiday.

We were very pleased with our stay and would recommend this hotel to friends. I will put a big disclaimer on this by saying that you should stipulate that you want a room in the hotel overlooking the pool / beach. We initially got put in a room facing the car park/road and it wasn't pleasant.

The pool is fantastic and the hotel attracts a good mixed crowd of nationalities and ages.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2008

Just back from a 4 days stay and the Garbi. We were in Ibiza for a wedding so we didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel but the time we did spend was nice.

*Breakfast*
We were staying on a B&B basis and the breakfast was a buffet and there was lots of choice. The only 2 problem's i had with the breakfast were: The staff aren't very polite and insisted on clearing the table if one of you has finished but the other is still eating, which was very rude as they should always wait until both have finished. the 2nd was that there was no fresh fruit juice, just some diluting juice that they claim is fresh.

*Bedroom*
The bedroom was very clean and has the best decor of all the other ones in the area, plenty of wardrobe space and hangers ! The maids were very pleasent and helpful. The room all have fridges so you can buy your own water etc

*Public Areas & Bars*
Very modern and cool and very clean, the bars staff were nice. we only ever paid cash so i'm not sure if you could run a tab or anything.

*Reception*
Everytime we went to reception we spoke to a differnt person and they were all super helpful.

*Beach*
You can walk right out to the beach from the hotel and the loungers can be hires for 6 euros each per day and unlike some of the other beaches the beds were spaced out and never really that busy.

There if WiFi throughout the hotel which is great and it also have a car park.

The only problem i found with the hotel was that they don't hire out irons and ironing boards ??? If i was staying in an apartment i could understand but the hotel is a 4 star so should really offer this service. We were over for a wedding and needed to iron clothes the day of the wedding but they tried to get us to use some Ironing service where they send your clothes away for 3 hours for someone to iron !?? hmmmm i would rather iron my own clothes in 5 mins rather that wait 3 hours to get someone to do it for me ?? Crazy !!

The area itself isn't really my choice ( british pubs, tacky shops etc ) but i is 2 mins from Bora Bora Beach and Space if that is where you are looking to head too. This hotel is definitly the best in the area.

Hope this helps......

  • Liked — Decor
  • Disliked — Unable to hire and iron and rude resturant staff
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2008

Normally stay in Ocean Drive or Blau Park in Ibiza (the island isn't exactly a haven of great hotels) but decided to try the Garbi for a change as it's newly refurbished and had heard great things.

Firstly, rooms are lovely - nicest I've seen on the island. In fact, the whole hotel is modern, and pretty nice. Great pool and bar area right on the beach, tasty. Free wireless, like it.

However, there are some serious issues going on here that make me wonder how this hotel managed to get a 4* rating. 20 euros 'deposit' to get a manky beach towel. No food room service - just drinks. None of the hotel's restaurants or bars seem to accept credit cards or room charges - you have to pay cash! And the minibar comes empty. Being able to order a meal to your room and charge it to your room is a pretty basic function of most 4* hotels. Very strange.

Last gripe... ironing. About two hours before going out, we phoned down to reception for an iron and ironing board, as our room didn't come with one. Reception refused to supply us with a board, telling us to use their ironing service instead... however, this takes three hours, and we needed stuff ironed for the night. Despite my offer to pay for the hire of an iron, our request was refused by the unbending jobsworths on reception. Most 1* hotels in Ibiza will at least provide you with an ironing board on requests - but due to this hotel's ridiculous policy, we ended up going out in creased clothes... not what you expect for a 180 euro a night hotel.

So in summary, lovely hotel, but the services available really need work before it comes up to the friendly, customer-orientated experience you get at, say, Ocean Drive.

Stayed July 2008
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Additional Information about Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa

Property: Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa
Address: Calle Murtra 5, 07817 Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza > Playa d'en Bossa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa
#3 Spa Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa
#3 Luxury Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa
#6 Family Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 298
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