Ibiza, Spain

The Standard Ibiza

Price per night from$248.77

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 (EUR235.45), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

You snooze you lose

Setting

Doting on Dalt Vila

The Standard, Ibiza is a hotel for those who stay up way past their bedtime. Both playful and party-hard, it was destined that the super-cool brand and the White Isle would eventually wake up together. In style and attitude, theirs is the pre-game for neon-drenched club nights and beach-y meditations; a DJ holds court in the bistro, rooftop revelries carry on into the small hours, and flower-power prints and verdant chill-out zones put the ‘hip’ in hippie. A posse can take over the separate 14-bedroom Casa Privada (with its own hot tubs, pool, spa, gym and more), muy caliente cuisine mixes Mexican and Spanish flavours and if you happen to end up dancing on a table, well, no-one will stop you. Of all that’s coming up in Ibiza, this is what sets our pulse racing.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

53, including 10 suites and the 14-bedroom standalone hideaway Casa Privada.

Check–Out

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

Prices

Double rooms from £219.78 (€259), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €4.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates don't include breakfast, but this can be bought ​​à la carte for €25 per person.

Also

Two rooms have been specially adapted for guests with mobility issues and elevators (with braille signage) go to all floors. Plus, staff will help in whichever way they can.

At the hotel

Lively leafy roof terrace, courtyard with a vertical garden, lounging areas, gym, laundry service, free WiFi. In rooms: TV, Bluetooth speaker, Nespresso machine, tea-making kit, minibar, air-conditioning, free bottled water, Davines bath products. Casa Privada has its own plunge pool and hot tubs, spa, gym, bar and lounge.

Our favourite rooms

Casa Privada, just a door down from the hotel, feels like a slumber party with no parents around (and the services of a five-star hotel). You and 13 of your closest friends can skinny dip, shake up cocktails and enjoy spa soothing exclusively – and the ingenious layout (two buildings connected by a garden courtyard with the bedrooms at the back) means you’ll snooze peacefully too. Over in the main hotel, rooms rock a similar retro style, with warm wood and leather, mid-century shapes, focus-pulling plants and sizeable bathrooms. We like the Plaza Suites for their double-aspect views of Dalt Vila and Plaza Vara de Rey and the sun-bathed bath tub just steps from the bed; and the Castle Suites, where the after-party will undoubtedly be, with their very own bar and extra space for stragglers.

Poolside

Free spirits lithely and blithely flit about in the 15-metre swimming pool, set by the bar on the roof, away from the hubbub of the plaza and party-goers by its walls of leafy built-in planters and banquettes – perfectly placed for aperitivo hour as you gaze on the port. It’s exclusively available for guests till 1pm so get those morning laps in. Or, book Casa Privada and you won’t need to throw elbows because it has its very own private plunge pool.

Spa

The spa is small but effective with a range of pampering options, including some for couples. There’s a gym too, with treadmills, rowing machines, free weights and more. And, if you book Casa Privada, you’ll get your very own treatment room, plunge pool and hot tub.

Packing tips

Usually we’d recommend more swimsuits than a Sports Illustrated mag, something flashing, something glowing, wearable glitter, flip-flops and flats, and maybe an actual outfit or two; but, here you might want to up your game with flowy evening wear and a pair of proper shoes.

Also

Two rooms have been specially adapted for guests with mobility issues and elevators (with braille signage) go to all floors. Plus, staff will help in whichever way they can.

Children

As billed, the Standard’s a playground for big kids, so it’s over-18s only.

Sustainability efforts

The hotel has cut down on plastic use, taken energy-efficient measures and uses eco-friendly bath products.

Food and Drink

Photos The Standard Ibiza food and drink

Top Table

On the lower level, watch the world amble by on the terrace, and on the rooftop, the front half wherever you can best see the submit castle.

Dress Code

The Standard Ibiza brief is ‘flower-power meets The Great Gatsby’, which works equally well as an attire CTA. Otherwise, formal swimwear (throw a caftan on top).

Hotel restaurant

If you’ve dined in a Standard hotel before you’ll know that they bring it when it comes to sexy, design-focused destination restaurants. The Ibiza outpost has two, a bistro on the ground floor, with windows that roll up to let tables spill onto Plaza Vara de Rey. Expect lush plantings, psychedelic florals, billowing curtains and a DJ in a dinky booth by a convivial bar area. The menu at this level is Spanish and brings in Ibizan favourites, and on the top floor cuisine is more south-of-the-border with Mexican dishes to pick at and sharing plates. Both use farm-fresh ingredients and they’re equally lively, but the rooftop’s 360-degree views of Dalt Vila and the port lure revellers aloft and keep them there till late.

Hotel bar

The rooftop bar isn’t trying to rival the island’s clubs, but neither is it throwing on a pair of sweats and hitting Netflix. Tropical cocktails are mixed up all night, but the space comes into its own once the diners polish off dessert and the dancing begins. It might be in the centre of the city, but up here it certainly feels hush-hush, so let those inhibitions drop and shake your thing.

Last orders

Breakfast from 7am to 11.30am, lunch from 12 noon to 5.30pm and dine till midnight. On the rooftop, dining runs from 12 noon to 11.30pm.

Room service

Dine in-suite round the clock. The Junior Suites and up have the comfiest dining spaces. You can hire a chef for Casa Privada too.

Location

Photos The Standard Ibiza location
Address
The Standard Ibiza
Carrer de Bartomeu Vicent Ramon, 9
Eivissa
07800
Spain

The Standard, Ibiza is at the beating heart of this Balearic isle, along Passeig de Vara de Rey – a plaza named for a war hero, but a peaceful spot lined with flowering trees and buzzy cafes close to Dalt Vila and the port.

Planes

Ibiza Airport is a mere 10-minute drive away. Flights arrive here direct from all over Europe (those arriving from further afield will need to connect). Transfers can be booked in a range of vehicles.

Automobiles

Ibiza Town will keep you busy for a day or so, but you’ll want to rove around the island to stake out Sant Antoni or Santa Eularia, go on a club pilgrimage or find an easy-on-the-eye beach for sleeping off your hangover. Collect your wheels at the airport or in town; the hotel has 24-hour gated underground parking (€25 a day) for guests only.

Other

You can ride the ferry from Valencia to Ibiza in around five hours, or sail down from Barcelona in nine hours. And boats go back and forth from Mallorca frequently too.

Worth getting out of bed for

Whether your rhythm is more speedcore or ambient house – or just the twinkly jangle of a wind chime – Ibiza nails the vibe. And, the Standard has definitely landed in the place to be, beside the island’s main plaza Vara de Rey, close to Dalt Vila (Ibiza’s old town). There’s no need to wake up early – the most interesting happenings tend to start later in the evening or around 3am, but you could start gently by exploring the hilltop fortifications, Renaissance remnants, drawbridge gates and cobbled plazas, winding through myriad alleyways till you reach the Cathedral of Santa María de las Nieves, one of the best vantage points on the island and an impressively cavernous place of worship. Pause to muse over artworks throughout the eras at both Museu Puget and the Contemporary Art Museum of Eivissa; and stop at cloistered convents to try the nuns’ sweets and spicy peppered-cocoa drink. Dive into the past at Museo Puig des Molins, then dive into waters that shimmer like peacock feathers. Ibiza’s coastline is littered with beaches, so much so, you could circumnavigate it for weeks and still find a new patch of sand, but each caters to a different crowd. Closest to town are Talamanca and Las Salinas, both of which are used by party people to sunbathe off their hangovers or move the revelry from night to day – there are several clubs along each stretch of shore, but the Jockey Club has quite the preceding reputation. Or head to the northern tip where things are mellow and magical. Bohemian sorts gather on Benirrás beach to form drum circles (known locally as the fiesta de los tambores) at sunset then gather round a crackling fire. And, you’ll need to put the effort in to find Es Portitxol – between San Miguel and San Mateu, there’s a rocky 30-minute downhill trek – but you’ll be richly rewarded by pristine rockpools, a bank of bucolic fishermen's shacks, and a sublime stillness. Formentera hangs like a particularly dazzling pendant below Ibiza and from the port you can zip over to it in a ferry in under an hour. The island has strict conservation measures in place and a limited number of hotels allowed, which keeps its Maldives-rivalling beaches in tip-top shape. There’s not really much to do here, but that’s kind of the point; just lounge decoratively with the other beautiful bronzed people, slinking off only to top up your cocktail. Back in Ibiza, hop on a jetski to buzz around mystical rock Es Vedrà – alleged third most magnetic spot on Earth and UFO landing spot – then watch the sun set behind it and head back to the hotel for a hedonistic night.

Local restaurants

Wrap yourself in a sarong and shimmy on down to El Chirniguito Es Cavallet for lobster rolls, sea-bass shawarma and crimson carabineros with a squeeze of lime. Set on the sand with white sofas to curl up on, here the scent of steaks and fish on the wood-fired grill mingles with the fresh salty air. Further inland, Casa Maca might only be a 10-minute drive from town, but this rural finca with its huge outdoor grill, alfresco groupings of armchairs and ‘bobo’ wood-and-stone style, feels very far removed from Eivissa’s ebullience. Sit back, relax and indulge your inner carnivore with thick Black Angus and wagyu steaks just pulled off the plancha. And watch the sun set over Dalt Vila with tapas (garlic prawn toasts with coconut mayonnaise, aubergine and roquefort millefeuille and variously flavoured croquettes) from Mikasa’s green-tiled terrace.

Local cafés

Russet-hued Can Pou (19 Carrer Lluís Tur i Palau) is the oldest café in Ibiza, built at the turn of the 19th century. The servers no longer wear tuxedos, but it’s still a chic hangout with great people-watching potential from the terrace. Passion Marina has an organic feel with lots of plants, wicker furnishings and driftwood accents, and a largely organic menu with plant-based breakfasts and vitamin-packed juices and smoothies.

Local bars

Pacha’s been pumping up the jams since the 1970s – it’s the original and one of the best alongside the island’s other elder statesman Amnesia (go to Elrow on a Sunday for the glitteriest spectacle). But party people should also check out the scene on Playa d'en Bossa, where palatial Ushuaïa hosts open-air raves and pool parties with flamboyances of flamingo floaties, sister club Hï Ibiza welcomes hedonists with sets by VIPs and up-and-comers alike, and grittier Octan takes a deep dive into the underground. On the western shore, you’ll find Eden, not exactly a biblical paradise – sins are quickly absolved here – but a thrilling night out nonetheless. Or, maybe you’ve hung up your bum-bag and don’t want to spend all night sweating it out. Paradise Lost is awash in neon and has DJ-led parties, but also seats and kitschy cocktails served in coconuts and tiki mugs.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this let-the-beat-drop stay close to Dalt Vila and unpacked their itsy-bitsy neon swimwear and flower crowns, a full account of their club-classic break will be with you. In the meantime, raise your glow sticks and get ready for the Standard, Ibiza on the Balearics’ most open-minded isle…

Alright, sunshine, we’re ready for ya. And, it seems the Standard’s range of wanna-be-part-of-our-posse (yes, obvs) hotels are too, because in honour of their new Ibiza hotel their trademark red logo has been bleached to a zingy yellow. They’ve kept their signature swagger, with a bar that runs till late late, DJs setting the mood and a Sixties-inspired colour palette that pops like happy pills. Frankly, we’re surprised it’s taken this long for the Standard’s world tour to land here, because it’s the kind of love connection you make while locking eyes across Amnesia’s pulsing terrace come sunrise. Bringing the confidence of a superclub, soothing rhythm of Benirrás’ hippie drum circles and high spirits of Es Vedrà, it offers a snapshot of the Ibizan experience in a cocoon tastefully styled by designers Lázaro Rosa-Violán and Oskar Kohnen. Admire Dalt Vila’s glowing fortifications after dark from your balcony (a rare treat with the building codes around Plaza Vara de Rey), dine from a steaming pan of paella on the ground floor, then take tacos with your cocktail on the roof, and gather a group to takeover Casa Privada: the Standard’s 14-bedroom standalone residence with its own pool, spa, bar, gym and hot tubs. A sanctuary and hangover-healing spot for hedonists, this Standard bears plenty of soul.

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