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Hotel Highlights

  • Rustic charm
  • Horseriding: the hotel has its own stables
  • Large sun-drenched pool

Overview

The glory of Can Curreu is that it wraps all five senses in a blanket of Ibizan sensuality. It’s the perfume you notice first. Wander up to reception from the perfectly manicured gardens and you find yourself bathed in the gentle aromas of pine, rose, fig and lavender. Sit on the whitewashed walls of your own private terrace and soak up the sun while gazing at the forested hills surrounding you. You can almost taste the plump green olives in the nearby groves. By its own admission, Can Curreu is 'far more than an exclusive residence with exquisite food. It is a place with a soul'. And we couldn’t agree more.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Can Curreu with us:

A bottle of Cava on arrival

Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

17 rooms, including 11 suites.

Check–out

Midday, but flexible depending upon availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $246.36 (€195), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates include breakfast.

At the hotel

Spa, outdoor swimming pool, gym, solarium, gardens, private boat, stables.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are individually decorated and each has a private terrace. The suites and superior suites have a fireplace, Jacuzzi, living room and dining room (some have a kitchenette).

Packing tips

Swimwear for the spa and beaches; kaftans for boat-trip cover-ups, filmstar-fabulous shades (the bigger, the better).

Also

The hotel owns a power boat you can charter for private excursions around the island, or to neighbouring islands, discovering secret caves and beaches along the coast.

Children

Very welcome. Babysitting can be arranged. Extra beds are €60 a night and cots are free.

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Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Renowned for his excellent Mediterranean cooking, Toni Rodríguez is one of the lures at this elegant and inviting eatery. The wine cellar is also superb.

Last orders

For food and drink, 24h.

Room service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner on request from the hotel restaurant between 8am and midnight.

Smith Insider

Dress code

Elegant and relaxed.

Top table

In wintertime, next to the chimney; during summer, the terrace by the olive tree.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Worth getting out of bed for

If you like to shop, check out Las Dalias hippie market, open on Saturdays. Walk the maze of small streets in the old town of Ibiza to discover unique boutiques. When at the beaches and calas, try the little chiringuito beach bars where you can eat fresh fish.

The best beaches from Can Curreu are Cala Boix and Pou d'es Lleó o s'Aigua Blanca. On the other side of the island, Cala Compte is the beach to head for. To get away from it all, make a private excursion with the hotel's boat to Formentera. On the mainland the sprawling southern white sand of Playa de la Salinas has long been the choice of the party set.

Local restaurants

Cala Jondal beach is beloved for its seafood restaurants; but for fish we recommend Es Xarcu (+34 971 187 867), in a small cove on the west side of the island. If you want paella, make sure you give them warning. La Masía (+34 971 310 228) is a beautifully time-worn Ibicencan house with a lovely patio; the tasty menu is international. For dinner, La Brasa on Calle Pere Sala in Ibiza Town (+34 971 301 202) serves local dishes in a courtyard garden; ask for a table on the right.

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Views to the valley

Can Curreu

Carretera San Carlos, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07850

Planes

Fly with EasyJet (www.easyjet.com), Monarch Airlines (www.monarch.co.uk) or British Airways (www.ba.com) to Ibiza Airport, a 25-minute drive from Can Curreu. You can pick up a taxi or hire car directly outside the main terminal building. There’s an hourly bus to the centre of Ibiza.

Trains

You can get to the island by rail by taking the overnight train to Barcelona (via Paris), then the fast ferry from Barcelona to Ibiza, which sails on most nights of the week (www.trasmediterranea.es).

Automobiles

A car will come in handy for exploring the island and reaching the secluded coves and beaches along its coast. There are plenty of taxis, but you’ll find that in high season they tend to be booked up at least a day in advance. Hire cars are on offer at the airport, there’s parking at the hotel. Take the E-20 in the direction of Santa Eularia, then turn off at San Carlos and follow directions to the hotel.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

by Anna Richardson , Bikini-body bastion

Have you ever been woken up by the call of a cockerel? Dear reader, I have. There you are, peacefully asleep between cool cotton sheets in one of the most beautiful hotels in Ibiza when, bam! – there it is – cock-a-doodle-do! You sit bolt upright from your pillow thinking: ‘What the hell was that?’ when, wait for it, another one answers from across the valley&hell…
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Can Curreu

Anonymous review by Anna Richardson, Bikini-body bastion

Have you ever been woken up by the call of a cockerel? Dear reader, I have. There you are, peacefully asleep between cool cotton sheets in one of the most beautiful hotels in Ibiza when, bam! – there it is – cock-a-doodle-do! You sit bolt upright from your pillow thinking: ‘What the hell was that?’ when, wait for it, another one answers from across the valley… then another… and another. An hour later the cocks are merrily calling to each other around the White Isle, the birds have started their dawn chorus and the cicadas are singing in the grass. What do you do? Shove earplugs in and shut your window? Nah – you get up at sunrise and write a Mr & Mrs Smith review, surrounded by the most inspiring sights and sounds imaginable.

The glory of Can Curreu is that it wraps all five senses in a blanket of Ibiza sensuality. It’s the perfume I noticed first. As we wandered up to reception from the perfectly manicured gardens we found ourselves bathed in the gentle aromas of pine, rose, fig and lavender. Sitting on the whitewashed walls of our own private terrace drinking champagne, we soaked up the sun while gazing at the forested hills surrounding us. We could almost taste the plump green olives in the nearby groves. When we arrived for our two-night stay, we stumbled into the middle of a wedding party. It’s easy to see why those in love choose to get married here – the romance is breathtaking.

By its own admission Can Curreu is ‘more than an exclusive residence with exquisite food. It is a place with a soul’. And I couldn’t agree more. Perhaps the passion behind these words comes down to the fact the hotel is privately owned – manager Vicente Mari lives on site in a stylish colonial villa, and his family have owned the land for years. But it’s his attention to detail that really makes this place stand out from the crowd.

There are just 10 rooms here, ranging from doubles to superior suites, each housed within individual whitewashed apartments. The style is elegantly rustic, with rounded walls, low-beamed ceilings, terracotta tiles, and crisp white linens. Try, if you can, to book a superior suite – the ones we were lucky enough to see had the added luxury of a Jacuzzi, living room and open fireplace. But whatever you choose, you will be welcomed with a single red rose cut from the garden that morning, soft music and champagne chilling in the fridge. Of course, it’s all designed to make you feel special – but the thing is, they really do care.

For a start, the staff are immaculate in white linen trousers and open-necked shirts, and seem genuinely pleased to be there. I couldn’t believe how helpful Sandra, our receptionist, was – as a hardened Londoner I was immediately suspicious, but I think the simple fact was that she was just, well, lovely. Before we checked in she was at pains to take us on a tour of the grounds – pointing out the swimming pool, gym, and the restaurant on the upper terrace (which just happens to be run by one of the best chefs in Ibiza). Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for her. Did we want to go horse riding? No problem. Would we like to charter the hotel’s private boat? Just ask. She was even prepared to do my ironing for me. I nearly fell over. When I asked her why she was so enthusiastic about her job, she simply said: ‘I’m very proud of this hotel.’ And she meant it.

It’s only with hindsight that I can appreciate just how well placed Can Curreu is, situated just outside San Carlos, towards the north-east of the island. If you turn one way you can see the forested valleys of the north; turn the other, and you can see as far as Formentera in the watery distance. As dedicated beach bums whose sole purpose in life is to find the perfect beach, we were delighted when we came across Cala Llenya – a mere 10-minute drive from the hotel.

If you fancy taking the half-hour drive into the heart of Ibiza Town for some excellent food, then go to La Brasa restaurant – an intimate garden of Eden in the shadow of the old town. It serves the best paella I’ve ever tasted, and made this birthday girl very happy. The staff are delightful, the atmosphere romantic, and has made it onto my other half’s list as ‘his favourite restaurant in the world’. High praise indeed. The other curious attraction that lies but a stone’s throw from Can Curreu is Las Dalias hippie market. I use the words ‘curious’ and ‘attraction’ wisely – you may think you’d never be seen dead in a place that reeks of patchouli, but believe me, you’ll be buying a kaftan faster than you can say ‘Hey man, where’s the spliff?’

Maybe it was the kaftan, or maybe the thought of some spliff – but for me, the most poignant feature of Can Curreu was the 2,000-year-old olive tree that grows majestically in the garden by the side of the restaurant. It is gnarled, hollowed, but still lusciously green and bearing fruit; and someone had carefully placed two candles at its foot – as if in reverence to all it had witnessed. As a sun-gnarled thirtysomething myself, I felt a certain sympathy. Given half the chance, I’d put down roots here too if I could.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Can Curreu's Guestbook below.

 

BlackSmith

Stayed on

We loved

I love the peaceful location, lovely views and spacious, well-appointed rooms. Staff could not have been more helpful and the restaurant in particular is fantastic – try the chef's tasting menu.

Don’t expect

There are a few steps and cobbled paths around, so if you have small children take care.

Rating: 10/10 stars

BlackSmith

Stayed on

We loved

The service was fantastic - so attentive and friendly. The amenities were very good, the pool, spa, horseriding, the restaurant and also the use of the hotel boat for a trip to Formentara. The food offered at breakfast, lunch, dinner and the room service was fantastic. A great offer of locally sourced produce were used to create meals with excellent taste and variety. The wines on offer in the wine cellar were also excellent. The proximity of Las Dallias (5 mins walk away) meant you could go out each night for live music if you wanted to. I don't think there could be any improvement as the hotel and services were so excellent and each and every member of staff ensured we were looked after perfectly.

Rating: 10/10 stars

SilverSmith

Stayed on

We loved

The reception staff were lovely, nothing was too much trouble. We were very lucky to be upgraded to a superior suite, which was gorgeous. Room was spacious with a huge jacuzzi bath! They also offer a taxi service in their big people carrier; taxis in Ibiza are notoriously unreliable, so it was very handy. They have a fantastic spa, with a hammam and several pools.

Don’t expect

The hotel is relatively understaffed, which is great if you're happy just being left to your own devices; however, service in the spa and by the pool was quite slow.

Rating: 8/10 stars