There's a lot of nonsense written about this hotel in these reviews, so it's time to set the record straight. As with all Spanish tourist hotels, the star rating used bears no resemblance to the rest of the world. It is usually necessary to lower one's expectations by 1 star when booking a tourist hotel in Spain, and the THB Los Molinos is no different. As other reviewers have said, it is not a 4 star hotel by UK/USA/Europe standards, but that is what you should be expecting anyway. So, here we have a 3 star hotel...
The staff were friendly and courteous at all times, especially the guy working on reception. Check in was handled quickly and we were in our room within minutes. All the staff we encountered spoke fluent English.
We had paid extra for a sea view room, and we were given room 526 on the top floor. The sea was so close you could almost touch it! The room was away from the street so it was extremely quiet. The only noise we could hear was the waves on the rocks below. I would recommend anybody staying in this hotel pays the extra for a sea view room, as you will probably leave with a different opinion to those who are located in a room next to the street, with those irritating noisy Spanish mopeds passing by every few minutes.
As other users have commented, the decor in this hotel is very dated. Our room was furnished with blue carpets and bedspreads, yellow and blue curtains and chairs, and pastel yellow walls - the kind of colour scheme that went out of fashion in about 1995. In that respect, the hotel is long overdue for an update.
The bed was not at all hard. The mattress was extremely comfortable and seemed to be very deep and quilted. It looked pretty new- maybe they had been replaced recently? However, the main problem with the bed was the pillows. They were so hard that I woke up with sore ears in the morning!
The bathroom was modern and in good condition. The shower was excellent - nice and hot and with good water pressure at all times. A small selection of complimentary toiletries and a sewing kit/comb/shower cap etc were provided. Both the bathroom and the bedroom were all kept spotlessly clean.
The air conditioning was a bit pathetic. We had to have it on full all the time, and even then the temperature in the room was warmer than I would have liked it to be. It did pump out nice cold air, but just not enough of it to cool the room enough. Likewise, the mini bar in the room was unable to keep the drinks cool.
A small LCD TV was provided in the room but, as with other hotels in Spain, whereas other nationalities get the choice of about 10 channels, the Spanish seem to think that English speaking people are only interested in watching CNN. Free Wi-fi was provided throughout the hotel, although it was a bit slow at times.
Breakfast was served from 0730 until 1030 and it was excellent. There was a wide selection of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts and dried fruits, cold meats and cheeses, and Danish pastries and croissants. There was also a wide selection of cooked items- sausages, bacon, fried and scrambled eggs, baked beans, cooked tomatoes, and mushrooms. There was a toaster to make your own toast. Tea, coffee and juices etc were all provided. The breakfast room was large and there were plenty of tables. We never had to wait for food and it was all kept well stocked up. However, we didn't arrive for breakfast 3 minutes before the end of service and expect to be able to eat...
The pool area was great with great views out across Figueretas bay. There were lots of sunbeds and parasols. It is true that towels are not available until 12.30. is This because you have to get them from the pool bar, which doesn't open until 1230! I have no problems with this as such, as it means that inconsiderate people don't rush to get towels and leave them on their sunbeds whilst returning to there rooms for 2 hours. We moved our sunbeds onto the grass to take advantage of the view, but we would never have taken a parasol onto the grass as it would probably have fallen over in about 5 minutes, or even been blown away in the breeze.
Absolutely the best thing about the pool area though, was that it was quiet, peaceful and relaxing. No screaming kids, no groups of noisy people, no loud music. Just perfect.
We were not interested in the hotel spa and gymnasium, so we only had a quick look inside. There was a small indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna. It looked perfectly adequate to us, considering most people would be there to spend time outside in the sunshine.
One final word about location. The THB Los Molinos is located in Figueretas. If you haven't been to Figueretas before, you will find it a peaceful and quiet resort with a pretty seafront to stroll along, and a small beach. There are various bars and restaurants along the front. However, this is not at all how you expect Ibiza to be. You won't find groups of drunken youths here as you might do elsewhere on the island. Everything was relaxing and laid back, and you won't find loud music blasting out from the bars all day. However, if you do want to access the nightlife, the centre of Ibiza town is a 15 minute walk away. When leaving the hotel, turn right and walk past up the street past the car park. Continue up the dust track, following it round to the left. When you reach the road again, turn left and walk through the tunnel. You will then see the Ibiza old town walls.
In summary, whilst this is by no means the best hotel I have stayed in, it is better than most other hotels nearby. The decor was dated, but the fact that it was so quiet means I would definitely stay here again. This is not the kind of hotel to stay in if you want to party all night. It is peaceful and relaxing and seemed to attract a more mature crowd. The views alone were worth the money. I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel THB Los Molinos Class is open the whole year and has a privileged location on the very seafront. With views to the beautiful beach of Figueretes, you can enjoy a fantastic day relaxing by our pool, having a cocktail at our pool bar or even enjoying a massage. This hotel is the clear illustration of the island of Ibiza has to offer: calmness, Mediterranean beauty and its famous nightlife. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with 5viajes2012 S.L., LoveHolidays, Expedia, Booking.com, TravelUp, Odigeo, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, Ebookers, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your THB Los Molinos reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Thb Los Molinos Hotel Ibiza Town
- Los Molinos Ibiza Town
- THB Los Molinos Ibiza/Ibiza Town