Review: Les Terrasses, Ibiza | Daily Telegraph
Published by telegraph.co.uk, October 2017
"A maze-like wonderland offset by flagrant romance; magic here unfurls over a tumble of fantastic tiered terraces. From gorgeous exotic gardens to an island-famed Moroccan feast, Les Terrasses is a shroud for many secret treasures."
Found up a bumpy camino off the main road between Ibiza town and Santa Eulalia; the hotel is well placed for exploring two of Ibiza’s busiest, most vibrant towns, while maintaining a pleasant sense of quietude thanks to its countryside setting. Many of the island’s beaches are situated on the east coast, so it’s a great base for seeking sand and sea. It takes 15 minutes to drive to Ibiza town, a further 10 to reach the airport.
Style & character
Striking details lay around every corner here, where Gallic charm oozes from the foundations. It was built from the ground up by French owners almost 30 years ago, and there’s a palpable elegance interwoven with eccentric little touches and an obvious knack for horticulture. Alfresco terraces are lined by lush foliage and bedecked with wrought-iron tables and chairs, but take a short wander to stumble upon intimate chill-out areas plumped up with cosy cushions, dangling crystals and softly lit lanterns. Inside is similarly hodge podge, with quaint cubbyholes forming part of the original finca’s structure, meaning there’s a secluded little space to suit all moods.
Service & facilities
Pink parasols, fruit trees, and traditional Ibicenco walls shade two serene swimming pools. Spa treatments can be arranged, and there’s a tennis court for those with a competitive streak. The restaurant is open for dinner every night except Wednesday and Saturday. Service is excellent – as one would expect from a French establishment.
There are 12 rooms in total, each decorated differently. Some are characterised by slate-coloured floors and crisp white walls, others have splashes of colour here and there. Bathrooms are spacious with a bath, shower, and two sinks, and each room has a private outdoor terrace for soaking up those much-mentioned, magnificent gardens.
Food & drink
Some of the best I’ve ever tasted at a hotel. On Tuesdays, the restaurant serves a delectable Moroccan-inspired menu that sees people travel from all across the island for the pleasure. Plates of perfectly cooked meat are served alongside roast vegetables and hand-rolled cous cous – a phenomenal task that takes the chefs all day to complete. If you miss that, try and be there for the Asian themed night instead. Breakfast is included and in typical French style, should be enjoyed at leisure – in particular, take your time over the heavenly homemade carrot cake and crêpes.