Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Why We Love This Hotel
- Seriously stylish design, featuring original artwork and minimalist décor
- Every suite has its own private terrace with sea views
- Spa with outdoor treatment booths, a private Hamman for two, and a beauty salon
- Gourmet restaurants and a trendy bar, plus a generous buffet breakfast
Epitomising Ibiza’s hedonistic glitz, this 5-star hotel is all about contemporary luxury. Its stylish design attracts a jet-set crowd, who appreciate its proximity to Talamanca beach (a 5-minute drive) and Marina Ibiza (a 6-minute walk). Set right on the maritime promenade, it overlooks the Bay of Ibiza, the Old Town and the island of Formentera.
Ibiza’s party scene needs no introduction, but if you’re taking time off, take a look at the Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Walk up to the Portal de Ses Taules entrance (20 minutes’ walk from the hotel) to explore the winding streets and the cathedral, then walk down the gentler side, which is lined with gift shops and galleries.
The hotel has two dining options: Costa Mar, a gourmet eatery with a tasting menu, and the fashionable poolside restaurant. The breakfast buffet includes everything from smoked salmon and freshly baked pastries, to waffles and eggs cooked to order. ‘La Gaia’ is the hotel’s trendy cocktail bar (open 6pm-2am), featuring cutting-edge design and sushi snacks. The on-site spa offers open-air treatments in individual booths, and the ‘Romantic Cabin’ has a private Hamman. A boutique concierge service can guarantee entry to the island’s prestigious beach clubs, and organise boat trips and island tours.
The 157 slick, soundproofed suites are spacious and light-filled. All have ocean views and terraces, as well as free WiFi, original artwork, Bose iPod docking stations and hydromassage showers and baths. Some add Nespresso machines, private pools and butler service.