Review: Pure House Ibiza | Daily Telegraph
Published by telegraph.co.uk, June 2017
"With acres of lush garden, deluxe décor and peerless chilled vibes, Pure House is the archetypal Ibiza bolthole. This four-bedroomed forest finca is only a short drive from Ibiza Town and bears all the markings of the perfect peaceful getaway."
Pure House is situated at the very heart of the island, allowing you to dip in and out of the action should a break from all that studious relaxation be required. So in terms of location, it doesn’t get much better. It's only two and a half miles (4 km) from the buzz of Ibiza Town and all its lively bars and restaurants; three miles (5 km) from the airport, and just a short 10-minute drive to the island’s nearest idyllic beaches. Nearby beach hotspot Las Salinas should satiate your need for dancing atop the sand, should you want to sample some quintessential Ibiza.
Style & character
Surrounded by vivid green pine forest and fertile olive groves, this gorgeous 19th-century finca sits on a 30-acre estate of orange, mango, apricot and fig trees, sprinkled with an assortment of other exotic-looking flora. It’s a space teeming with life and the unmistakeable sounds of nature, an oasis peppered with lazy lean-tos and overhanging palm trees that inspire Spanish-style siestas as you shelter from the midsummer sun.
Inside it’s a similarly carefree story, with wicker chairs, comfortable sofas and striking sculptures (much of the furniture has been hand-crafted by Rushan Muca, the hotel’s co-owner), all interspersed by Balinese details that add an exotic twist. The overall effect is one of ultimate relaxation and a genuine sense of being removed from the rest of the world.
Service & facilities
'Make yourself at home' forms the essence of Pure House and that ethos permeates everything they do here. Rushan and his partner Caroline Foraz have formed an intimate team that has a knack of emerging from the shadows precisely when you need them; otherwise they remain largely out of sight. That leaves you free to appreciate the stunning 23-metre swimming pool, to relax in the calming communal spaces and to savour the freshly made cocktails. A concierge service is available to maximise your stay, fitness sessions and wellness treatments can be requested, and do visit the tiny boutique selling handpicked wares by Caroline.
All of the subtly dressed four suites have a colour scheme of white, beige and ivory, but each has its own defining character – dream catchers, tribal wall hangings and Jerome Ferrière portraits all feature. Beds are large, comfortable and adorned in luxe linen, and each room enjoys its own private entrance and terrace, as well as a roomy bathroom with walk-in shower and separate toilet. An expansion project set to create an additional four rooms is planned for 2018.
Food & drink
Complimentary continental breakfast is served between the hours of 9am and 11.30am. It includes eggs, fresh breads, croissants and a selection of jams – be sure to sample Rushan’s homemade marmalade with its tasty, thick-cut slices of orange peel. There’s no restaurant as such, and dinner isn’t served, but snacks, salads and tapas dishes costing around €20-€30 (£18-£27) can be requested throughout the day, and are rustled up by Rushan on the spot.