We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent family run hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Ciguena

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
La Ciguena
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Portinatx
Certificate of Excellence
Northumberland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent family run hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Stayed here with family in July. Am not sitting on the fence but have to agree with aspects of both previous reviews!
We had two rooms, one was the superior which was more than superior it was outstanding! Great showers, nice decor, minibar and safe as well as a great balcony and view. The other standard room was not great, looking a bit tired and with the aforementioned noisy aircon. I believe that the hotel is gradually upgrading rooms and that is why there is some variation. But really how long do you spend in your room when you are in such a fabulous location with amazing views and great sunsets right on your doorstep?
The hotel is family run and we found most of the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We had a very warm and helpful welcome from Toni in reception when we arrived. Both her and Fiona were helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Loli who cooked and managed breakfast is lovely and cannot be faulted and the evening restaurant staff were also pleasant and welcoming. The stars however were the team from the beach bar who went out of their way to be friendly and accommodating and even came to see us off when we left. It is difficult to fault that for effort.
The hotel is right on the beach...two steps from the bar lands you on the sand! Beach is spotless, with clear shallow water, ideal for children. You are a few hundred yards from Portinatx town which does not have a lot to offer other than a few shops and bars. Pedals, motor boats and the usual speedboat/banana rides are available nearby. We did not venture far from the hotel as it met every need for my family. Social life was centred around the bar and consisted of the guests sitting outside the bar chatting and drinking and watching the sunset. It is testament to the hotel that so many guests are repeat customers. We have already booked to return next year because we enjoyed it so much and my teenage children rated it as one of their best holidays ever.
If you want a quiet family run hotel where you make your own entertainment then this is for you and you cannot go wrong.If you want bingo and shows then there are other more appropriate hotels nearby. This is a fantastic hotel

Room Tip: Superior rooms are excellent but most rooms have superb sea views
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NorthumberlandSimon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

117 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    73
    33
    6
    5
    0
See reviews for
32
68
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Room not good air con like a plane taking off ,room as basic as it gets.Reports about how good staff where ,sorry only breakfast staff made a effort to speak.
Hotel clean but food not so great.
Sorry 2 star at best

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Eto1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

My parents have been to this hotel around 8 or 9 times. My husband and I came to Portinax 5 years ago and stayed at the Presidente.
We arrived (a party of 6 adults, one 9 year old, one 3 year old and one 3 month old) and were warmly greeted at reception by Toni! It's like a home from home, everyone is so friendly and I guess it's why people come back time and time again!
The rooms are clean, towels changed daily (if you need to) and linen twice a day. My husband and I and two children had room 209, which backs onto the swimming pool. It's ideal for those with small children as it has a large terrace which is enclosed.
The food is wonderful. There is something for everyone! From traditional Spanish Paella, to fresh fish, chicken, pork, vegetables, salad!! The breakfasts also have a wide variety and caters for everyone!! Lolly does a fab job in the kitchen!! The only thing I would have liked is fresh pastries - they were all cellophane wrapped. But that didn't in any way impact on how I feel about this place. Down at the bar you can grab light bites at lunch, toasted sandwich, fries, pizza. Juan is always up for a laugh!
The hotel is located right on the beach front, so there are a few steps up to the reception but once inside there is a lift. The view over the bay is amazing!! You could never tire of looking at it!
The hotel is quiet, you can hear noise from the Presidente and El Greco but it's not that loud.
If you want a bit more in the evening then pop over to the square, there's a karaoke bar and other bars open with local entertainment.
There were tears and hugs a plenty when we left. Can't wait to go back, maybe for 10 nights instead of 7!!
Congratulations La Ciguena a truly fantastic gem on the island of Ibiza!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AllyB1509
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bromsgrove,
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

First visited La Ciguena in 2007 and went back each year after that until 2011. In all we stayed 9 times. What a find. Good rooms, good food, good prices/deals and probably the best most friendly staff you could find. Recommend 100% and if it wasn't for us now living in the Caribbean we would still be going to La Ciguena twice a year. Fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank AndyBromsgrove_
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gosfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

When we first visited Portinatx we booked through Thompsons and stayed at the Es Puet Blanc which is next door to the right ! , in all honesty we were blown away with the Es Puet Blac, but the Hotel La Ciguena is a different league !
For a similar rate you get half board, and fanstatic food, breakfast , you can literally have what you wish from cold to full English and up to 10.30am , how great is that if you want a lie in. The vening meals are multi choice and vary avery night... Visit thie bar down stairs on the beach and meet your colleagues from the Hotel and the locals, and if your a late bird its open to 4am......
Its taotally family run and the team are absolutely amazing, nothing is to much trouble. Take my advise, check their rates and book Easy Jet direct, it will save you serious money, the can from the Airport is approx 45 Euros each ways and about a 20 minutes trip.
Once there, its quite a small resort, but plenty of bars & lovely places to each, inclluding an amazing Chinese, if thats your thing.... visit boozy buys for the cheapest takeway booze you will finds anywhere, its cheaper than tax free at the airport, also the views from the rooms are amazing... you will not finder a better , well priced Hotel, with such lovely people... check out their website.... or you miss out on a serious bargin...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by the way , I first visited May 2011, revisitted Sept 2012, and booked again this year for May & Sept.... hooked !!!

Room Tip: Book the balcony with sea view... a must
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Frankieblue12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Arrived back home last week-end and as usual we were so sorry to leave because La Ciguena just feels like home. All the people at La Ciguena are just like family to us and they are absolutely lovely and always make you feel so special in every way. Thank you so much and we will be back next year on the first floor in one of the new rooms.
Our room number was 112 and this has a large balcony and a lovely view of the sea.

Room Tip: A room on the first floor is larger than the other rooms because of the total refurbishment - total...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank jean m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

This restaurant is part of the hotel facilities but is open to all. The food is exceptional and the two waiters (One bar and one restaurant) are extremely helpful and very efficient. They make everyone feel special and go out of their way to accommodate your needs. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TinaW58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Portinatx
0.1 mi away
Sandos El Greco Beach Hotel
0.4 mi away
Barcelo Portinatx - Adults only
0.1 mi away
Presidente Hotel
Presidente Hotel
#5 of 12 in Sant Joan de Labritja
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,135 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Apartments Del Rey
Apartments Del Rey
#7 of 9 in Portinatx
3.5 of 5 bubbles 251 reviews
4.4 mi away
Hotel Ole Galeon Ibiza
Hotel Ole Galeon Ibiza
#1 of 9 in Port de Sant Miguel
4.0 of 5 bubbles 778 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sensimar Ibiza Beach Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to La Ciguena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Ciguena

Property: La Ciguena
Address: S'Arenal Petit, 08720 Portinatx, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza > Sant Joan de Labritja > Portinatx
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Portinatx
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Portinatx
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Ciguena Hotel is located on S'Arenal Petit beach in Portinatx; facilities include restaurant, snack bar, satellite TV, internet access, swimming pool, solarium with sun beds and parasols, gym, bicycles and self-service laundry. All rooms offer air-conditioning, safety deposit box and many have a balcony with sea view. Bed and breakfast or half board is available. Bookings made directly with the hotel. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your La Ciguena 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:
La Ciguena Portinatx, Ibiza
La Ciguena Hotel Portinatx

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing