Ibiza, Spain

OD Talamanca

Rates from (ex tax)$374.93

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR350.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Sleek retro retreat

Setting

Buzzy Balearic bayside

OD Talamanca, a fun-loving boutique hotel in Ibiza encourages revelry on the sun-soaked White Isle. Whether you’re into poolside flopping or party hopping, this Balearic bolthole encourages guests to make the most of their island adventure: laze by one of the two bar-serviced pools or sup in style at the oyster-and-champagne shack; come summertime, an in-house DJ plays party-perfect tunes – so, pack your dancing shoes.

Smith Extra

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A free cocktail for each guest in either the lobby bar, pool bar or OD Sky Bar

Facilities

Photos OD Talamanca facilities

Need to know

Rooms

117, including 19 suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $374.93 (€318), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.20 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR318.18), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude the hotel’s buffet breakfast (€20 an adult), which is served from 8am till noon – so there’s a generous lie-in for partygoers.

Also

OD Talamanca provides beach bags and hats for sun-seeking guests to borrow. The health-conscious hotel can also arrange personal training, yoga classes, tennis lessons and golf.

Please note

During its winter closure, the hotel is building a sky bar on its rooftop.

 

Hotel closed

The hotel is closed from the end of October until April.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, two swimming pools, lounge, free valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen Smart TV, minibar, bathrobes and slippers.

Our favourite rooms

Opt for a room on the fifth floor or above for the most ravishing of ocean vistas; Deluxe Sea View Rooms (we particularly love room 506) are light and airy, and look out over pretty Talamanca Bay. Our top pick has to be the two-storey Duplex Suites, these lofty rooms have a private rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and allow you to moon over the Med.

Poolside

The hotel has two split-level pools: the lower-level pool is a dazzling turquoise hue; the other on the upper-level is a deep blue. Both have decks topped with teak-coloured sunloungers and bright-white parasols. Summon drinks to your side with round-the-pool bar service and indulge after your dip at the oyster-and-champagne shack, so guests can sup in style post-dip.

Packing tips

Pack your favourite party pieces; the hotel is close to buzzy bars and beach clubs.

Also

Some of the Standard Rooms on the first floor have been specially adapted for guests with mobility issues.

Pet‐friendly

Pups under 50 kilogrammes are welcome for €50 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Ibiza.

Children

This sleek Balearic bolthole is better suited to grown-ups.

Eco‐friendly

OD Talamanca has an eco-friendly geothermal heating system and uses cedar and bamboo from sustainable forests throughout the hotel. All food served on site is organic or locally-grown.

Food and Drink

Photos OD Talamanca food and drink

Top Table

Grab a pew outside on the breezy terrace and clock the breezy beach stylings of those who wander by.

Dress Code

Rainbow brights to accentuate the hotel’s neutrals.

Hotel restaurant

The light-filled, Scandi-style restaurant has a clean, fresh look, with vast floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek polished-wood tables and white hanging lamps. Expect healthy Mediterranean-Asian fusion food: we love the tasty tuna tataki, the hearty wagyu burgers and the creamy burrata salad; come morning, make sure to opt for one of the fruit-laden detox juices.

Hotel bar

There are two bars at the hotel. Centered in the middle of the airy hotel lobby, the Lobby Bar is framed by comfy stools and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and offers a smorgasbord of tasty cocktails: our top picks are the tropical passionfruit mojito – sweet and zingy – or a classic Spanish G&T, muddled with rosemary and juniper berries. There’s also an array of dishes on offer, from club sandwiches and refreshing gazpacho to quinoa salad and Black Angus sirloin. The poolside Oyster Bar serves up lime-infused ceviche, fresh oysters, veggie bites and burgers, alongside a selection of champagne, liqueurs, smoothies and juices. Get in the party spirit with a Fruit Explosion, a vibrant blend of vodka, watermelon liqueur, lime juice, watermelon purée and cranberry juice. We’ll cheers to that…

Last orders

Breakfast runs from 8am till noon, lunch is available from noon till 6pm, and dinner is served from 6pm till 11pm.

Room service

The full restaurant menu is served 24 hours a day, and is available everywhere in the hotel.

Location

Photos OD Talamanca location
Address
OD Talamanca
C/ de Jesús, 28
Ibiza
07800
Spain

Planes

Ibiza International Airport is 12 kilometres away (a quick 15-minute drive away) and is served by British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair. The hotel can organise private transfers for ‎€80 each way.

Automobiles

Cars can be hired from the hotel, and there’s also free valet parking. Guests staying in Loft Rooms have the use of a Smart car for free to explore the island, so if you’re planning on taking a day trip, it’s worth upgrading your stay.

Worth getting out of bed for

During the balmy summer months there’s a regular DJ playing at the hotel, so patrons can practice their moves for the big night ahead; the tempting cocktail offering from the sleek lobby bar helps ease inhibitions. Intrepid visitors can try cliff diving at Rockid Ibiza, who can also arrange snorkelling and kayaking around the island’s craggy coves and bays. Padi-licensed Scuba Ibiza is a short walk from the hotel, and offers a variety of scuba-diving experiences: check out the flora and fauna of the Don Pedro wreck in Ibiza harbour, or explore the coral-covered San Guillem caves on Formentera’s coastline.

Local restaurants

We love marina-side Trattoria del Mar, which serves up fresh pasta dishes, creamy burrata salads and delicious carpaccio – the restaurant’s waterside location lets you lust after the gleaming yachts and speedboats. Also in the marina, low-key eatery Just Fish serves – you guessed it – fresh fish dishes, and has a fun, young vibe. Elsewhere, flower-filled Las dos Lunas offers romantic alfresco dining; sup on colourful Mediterranean dishes under branches of bougainvillea, grapevines and fairy lights.

Local bars

IT Ibiza, in Talamanca marina, has both a delectable restaurant and a cool club lounge with a regular DJ set – take your sundowners here or head to nearby Blue Marlin Ibiza Marina. Famous dance-den Pacha is just a five-minute drive away, and open-air club Ushuaia is a 15-minute drive down the coast.

Reviews

Photos OD Talamanca reviews
Rebecca Tay

Anonymous review

Unsurprisingly, in Ibiza, it’s easy to forgo exercise in favour of sunning yourself on the beach. Which is why, when our stay at the OD Talamanca turned into three days of rambling – usually undertaken in 35-degree heat – we were as surprised as if you’d said we’d come home paler than when we left (not a chance, basically).

Our 50,000-step weekend started innocently enough. As Ibiza regulars, we’d developed a routine for our trips to the island: Mr Smith (who used to live here) would get in touch with old friends, filling every spare moment with brunches, coffees, lunches, and dinners; I’d pick and choose which friends I knew well enough (read: could be bothered) to socialise with and plant myself on a beach the rest of the time.

On checking in to OD Talamanca, we expected this trip to be like the others. First impressions were good: there was a smiley valet who took our hire car – a dusty Fiat 500 rather than a Range Rover (the other guests, it seems, had splashed out more than we did on rentals). Once inside, we were handed a refreshing welcome cocktail before being whisked to our room for that glorious feeling: we threw open the terrace doors, breathed in the Mediterranean air, and promptly played ‘If I had a spare £20 million’ with the boats bobbing in the bay.

We decided to take a closer look at those boats – a decision, perhaps, that laid the groundwork for what would ultimately become our walking vacation. The OD Talamanca isn’t right on the beachfront but, at just a block or two back, feeling the sand between your toes is easy enough. And Playa de Talamanca is a long beach, with a lovely boardwalk that stretches nearly all the way to the Marina Botafoch area. There didn’t seem any point in stopping at the beach, so Mr Smith and I, well, we just kept on walking… What was meant to be a short sunset wander ended up being an hour’s tour, past beach bars, hotels, and the marina’s tiny boutiques, cafés and restaurants, all the way to Ibiza Town. Impressed by our efforts, we rewarded ourselves with tapas (and a bottle or two of Rioja) at delightful, unpretentious La Bodega (well, when in Spain).

The next morning, feeling gloriously sluggish, we headed down for breakfast, telling ourselves we’d be feeling a lot worse had it not been for the fact that after our boozy dinner we’d stumbled home along the same path, ‘sobering up’ in the process. Regardless, we definitely weren’t too hungover to appreciate the incredible spread: every kind of ham, cheese, bread, and muesli you can imagine – plus caviar, cake (not a spongy Spanish flan, but a proper, tiered number with fluffy icing and strawberries) and eggs cooked to order. We were in hangover heaven.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant, which I soon realised is a place to see and be seen. Personally, I much prefer gorging at a buffet in relative anonymity, but then OD Talamanca is a pretty scene-y place, any time of day. The staff are all models (or may as well be), interiors sparkle, and the rooms are tastefully appointed, with walnut and teak furniture, pebble-floored patios, and a colour palette of navy, white and tan, with orange accents. Inconspicuousness is not high on the list of priorities at this hotel, at least when it comes to aesthetics.

After breakfast, we lounge around one of three pools – all pristine, all inviting; just as a hotel pool should be – before I decide (much to Mr Smith’s chagrin) I need to visit one of my favourite vintage stores, Vicente Ganesha. It’s one of Mr Smith’s least favourite places in Ibiza, but I convince him to join me by suggesting we walk into town – and so begins our third ‘stroll’ in two days. This confounds the valet who is amazed that we haven’t used our hire car once – a rarity in Ibiza.

We’re peckish by the time we get back to the hotel (also on foot), so we decide to give the hotel restaurant a try. Much to our surprise, all the hustle and bustle of breakfast has disappeared, and we’re one of only a handful of guests dining in the hotel. We can’t figure out what we’ve done wrong: it’s normal Spanish dinnertime (10pm), and there are people at the Coricancha ceviche bar outside – so why is the restaurant itself virtually empty? Luckily, what it lacks in ambience, it more than makes up for in tastiness: Mr. Smith has a steak (‘yum’ is his verdict), and I have a Wagyu burger. Both would be perfect via room service, too.

Satisfied and slightly tipsy, it was time for us to head out. Our destination: the iconic Pacha nightclub, conveniently close to the hotel. But this time I’m in heels, so I question whether it’d be wise to make the journey on foot. Mr Smith, though, seems to have developed a taste for footwork, and in the end, of course, we ramble over.

At Pacha, it’s all about footwork of a different variety, and it’s here that the night gets fuzzy – and where this rambling tale ends. But, with OD Talamanca so beautifully located, experiencing the island without wheels turned out to be an utter joy. Maybe it’s because the island is so easy on the eye? Or maybe because we knew what was at the end of each and every stroll: our sophisticated home-from-home…

 

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 OD Talamanca’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The staff was very nice and helpful. I've never used a concierge at a hotel so much! It made our first trip to Ibiza so much easier and definitely more special. Every staff member was willing to put in a little extra to make our stay perfect. The hotel is two quick blocks from the beach. Walk to the beach and go left until you get to a little shack – The Fish Shack – which is great for lunch or dinner. No menu. They just list off what they have that day and you pick what sounds good. Great, very chill atmosphere. Very cold beer. Not as inexpensive as you would hope, but nothing is in Ibiza! However the atmosphere and views of the beach and boats makes it worth every euro penny :)

Don’t expect

Complete silence to recover from your late nights out. They have a DJ at the pool outside your balcony. Though we liked it! 

Rating

Stayed on 8 Aug 2017

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