Now run by the very swishy Experimental Group (off-of Henrietta Lodge in London, Grand Pigalle Lodge in Paris, Menorca Experimental in, er, Menorca to call only a few of ‘dem beauties) Gran Lodge Montesol has been open for the reason that early Nineteen Thirties, and has undergone an in depth improve. With its lovely colonial façade, it was Ibiza City’s first resort and has at all times been a haunt for the smarter customer – everybody from Orson Welles of Citizen Kane fame to Princess Caroline of Monaco of Princess Grace of Monaco fame has stayed right here – with the constructing even doubling as a vacationer workplace within the early days. With simply 33 rooms over three flooring and a gorgeous roof terrace full with DJ sales space (it’s nonetheless Ibiza!), to this present day it’s by no means not celebrity-ready.
Downstairs is the extraordinarily low-key restaurant, the quite dishy Sababba, an all-day, indoor/outside arrange with its very Spanish tiled ground, handmade crockery you completely need to nick and Israeli/Spanish shared plates – and we’d inform you what the latter had been like, solely we forgot to eat. When in Ibiza, and so on. And up on the roof you may order up a cocktail and drink in views all the best way as much as Dalt Vila, the World Heritage web site with the 16th-century Gothic cathedral. But it surely’s the rooms that actually seduced us.