Hotel Review: Es Vive, Ibiza

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Es Vive Roof

The mythological Ibiza hotel has grown adult though it still knows how to have a good time. Good Things editor Zoe Perrett checks in to check it out

As we proceed Hotel Es Vive’s reception, LB confesses that he was during one of a iconic Ibiza hotel’s really initial parties – all a approach behind when it was bootleg for me to set feet in a nightclub. Overhearing as she checks us in, Maria Carmen records that she’s been partial of a seat given day one and competence good have encountered a innumerable shenanigans of my then-city beloved and his mates.

But, 17 years after owners Jason Bull threw open Es Vive’s doors, a whole shebang feels a tiny some-more sedate. Like many venues on a island, a adults-only boutique hotel has grown up, along with a clientele. Where once a punters would check in for weekend filled with debauchery, now they lapse to a island for a song enlightenment and Ibiza’s matchless vibes – here for a good time they competence indeed remember.

EsVive rooftop

Located on a still travel in a Figueretas suburb of Ibiza city nearby ‘beach bar central’ Playa d’en Bossa, Es Vive indeed feels flattering distant from a madding crowd. From a third building balcony, a cold poolside soundtrack drifts adult as we demeanour down on a palm trees in a courtyard; a leaflet and a building’s bluish and white colour intrigue digest a hotel’s cultured oh-so Miami.

Cocktails’n’chill

Es Vive bedroom

A tiny siesta in a sleek, stylish Superior bedroom, a parcel of Sel de Ibiza crisps from a minibar, and a discerning sluice with a Hierbas de Ibiza toiletries in a grey marble lavatory later, we conduct down to a pool to soak adult a final of a afternoon sun, strawberry balsamic mojitos gripping us happily hydrated.

Party? Given we’re within spitting stretch of 1,001 clubs, we could and we substantially should, though we don’t feel like it and so we don’t. Instead, we take adult chateau on dual throne-like chairs during a distant finish of a Sky Bar roof patio and sequence a drink. If we can giveaway yourself from FOMO, there’s zero nicer than unwinding over a dusk bottle of rose as Ibiza during vast is gearing adult for a Friday night on a tiles.

Painting a city well-fed

Es Vive pluma

Tipsiness sets in, craving strikes, and we deplane to Es Vive’s aptly-named, vintage-styled Deco grill for dinner. Restaurant GM Guillaume is a star; one of those chaps you’d happily entice to lay down and share your dinner. Were there any left, that is, since a dish that ensues proves to be plate-scrapingly, finger-lickingly good.

Guillaume says a tortilla that comes pintxos-style, wedges skewered to slices of crusty bread, is only a elementary affair, though as ever with a well-seasoned, gently-cooked example, a common mixture finish adult heavenly. Our second starter celebrates internal mixture in a complicated demeanour that’s innovative, not vitriolic – tempura-battered bites of sobrassada sausage in a reservoir of sugar that LB laps adult with all a unrestrained of Winnie a Pooh after a extensive diet.

A common categorical march of pig pluma reinforces a opinion that Es Vive needs be famous as most for excellent food as a place to party. Grilled to a ideally pinkish medium-rare, it’s essence is greatly porcine and unusually moreish – we eat cut after cut until there is no some-more to hanker after. Creamy, light cheesecake demonstrates Deco’s candy to be as model as a savouries.

All’s good that ends wellness

Es Vive Spa

A sight into Es Vive’s late-night Experience Bar is as furious as a night gets for us – in fact, we’re so early it’s not even strictly open yet. But a early night (and a room’s trance fate and sound-proofing) renders us a brightest-eyed, bushiest-tailed span during breakfast a subsequent morning;  me even some-more so after a shot of a sprouting protein-and-superfood smoothie that we mark among a widespread of classical baked and continental options.

Wellness is a new and clever concentration for Es Vive, so if we haven’t managed to fill your nutritive boots from a enclosed breakfast buffet, we can tip adult from an all-day body-bettering menu including all sorts of health-centric detox juices, acai bowls and vitamin-rich snacks.

If we trust your health is your wealth, we could do worse that compensate a revisit to Es Vive’s beautiful Virtue Welness – a well-appointed, voluptuous space comprising diagnosis rooms, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Or indeed, provide yourself to a good-value daily yoga or pilates session.

Confession: we do neither. In fact, we do tiny some-more practice than flopping between object lounger, pool and rooftop daybed. But that’s okay. We’re all hedonists in a possess way, and, either you’ve OD’d on merrymaking or pork, Es Vive’s a flattering poetic place to relax and recuperate before starting all over again.

Make it happen
Price: Rooms start from 120€ per night for a low-season customary room to 630€ per night for a high-season suite, breakfast included.
Where: Hotel Es Vive, Carrer de Carles Roman Ferrer, 8, 07800, Ibiza, +34 971 30 19 02. For some-more information, click here

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