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Can Curreu Hotel Rural and Spa, Ibiza

Traditional Ibizan getaway in the hills of San Carlos



Diseminado P 4 San Carlos, 79, 07850, Illes Balears, Spain

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The Hotel
Sometimes at boutique hotels you can feel on top of each other, but not here – this hotel has a lot of space. There are 19 rooms, and each has a private terrace. So even when it’s fully booked, you almost feel like you’re the only one here.

The Vibe
This is not your party crew. People are here to eat well (they have a popular five-course menu), spa, and get away from it all. Wake up to the sound of horses and roosters. Walk around and inhale the aroma of almond and orange trees. Don’t bother changing out of your dressing gown and slippers; you’re here to relax!

The Rooms
The highlight here is the size, which are reasonably sized for doubles and large for suites. Décor is basic, but bright and clean – and in some cases, the outside terrace space is almost as big as the room itself. You won’t be trying to find room service menus on the TV (good for the environment, we know, but a hassle nonetheless): here, all menus are clearly printed and visible. Wines, cocktails, snacks, dinner – whatever you need, they’ll get it to you. Rooms have speakers – not ones that link into your bluetooth, but that’s okay – here it’s less about tech, and more about unplugging.

Food and Drink
The restaurant here is great Med fare that’s reasonably priced. They have a large cellar and extensive wine/Champagne list. Breakfast is until 11:30 and dinner until 11.

The staff here are happy! You don’t see that every day. Overall too, you definitely feel like pricing is fair – at the spa, for room service, in the mini bar – which is refreshing in Ibiza, and makes you want to come back. Rooms even seem reasonable, when you take into account that breakfast and the spa (excluding treatments) is included. They have horseback riding and other activities, too, should you feel like being active.

Anything Else
The hotel is right up the street from Las Dalias, which is good for at least a stroll and mojito. If you want to go into Ibiza town, it’s close to a €50 charge one way, so renting a car is a good idea. If you don’t feel like going out, but want to order in, ask at reception and they’ll arrange it for a minimum fee. Walk around the grounds – the cacti and vegetation are worth a look. The spa is a local draw, and has a hammam, sauna, and indoor, outdoor and plunge pools, so get involved. Book in advance for the best rates, and check for last minute offers.



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