Review: OD Talamanca, Ibiza

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Sea views, suave style and a hidden haven in the midst of Ibiza’s madness. Sophie Ritchie enjoys a stay in stylish surroundings at OD Talamanca

When you find a hotel that looks as equally cool on the outside as it does within, hang onto it. OD Talamanca is a luxury, design-focused hotel that boasts a blend of mid-century modern with contemporary art decó. It’s filled with subdued glamour from the moment you step inside, thanks to the creative hands of Rahola Vidal architects and the interior designer Mayte Matutes.

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Despite its prime position in the Balearic Islands, the 117 rooms have a Scandinavian feel with modern furnishings, low hanging lighting and vast, inviting beds. Bedrooms are full of Ibizan cool yet retain a sense of calming elegance, with state-of-the-art technology throughout.

Many of the rooms offer a sea view across the picturesque beach and the handy accompanying terraces are perfect for those who fancy super yacht watching with a glass of something bubbly in hand.

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At OD Talamanca, choosing a higher tier of room comes with more than just extra turndown chocolates. The Duplex Apartment Suites are two storey with dual bedrooms – plus a spectacular 120m2 roof-top terrace complete with private swimming pool. Even better, guests staying within these suites gain access to their own Smart Cabrio cars for added va va zoom.

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Found on Talamanca beach, the hotel is a brief half hour stroll from the party island’s attractions. From Ibiza’s clubs and bars to the best restaurants and cultural old town, it’s ideally located for exploring the swish surroundings.

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Alternatively, simply wander along Talamanca beach itself before breakfast for a scenic start to the day (or end, for the hardcore party goers) plus make the most of the hotel’s three swimming pools (complete with equally inviting sun loungers).

Food & drink

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Foodies are in serious luck. If dining in, pull up a chair at the à la carte restaurant and enjoy a range of light dishes with Asian and European influences. Feast on fresh pasta, Wagyu burgers, creamy burrata salads and tempting tuna tataki.

Breakfast fans can indulge with a buffet until 12pm each morning, and make the most of fresh fruit, yoghurts, breads and cleansing smoothies for a quick fix detox.

What to do (and where to dine)

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Ibiza’s nearby dining scene has endless possibilities for every palate. We recommend sinking your teeth into delicacies at La Dispensa in Ibiza’s old town for fashionable fusion food or booking a table at Sa Punta for stylish fine dining with an ambient edge, ocean views and celebrity spotting status.

For those seeking a quick Ibizan escape, Ibiza Delivers is a private water taxi service offering trips for 5 – 8 people t0 nearby Formentor island from 105 Euros per person. Fast and fun, customers can even order wine and Champagne for an added fee during the journey. The Tube could learn a thing or too. Whilst visiting, pull up a chair at Beso for a floor-free dining experience – the restaurant’s entirely set in sand.


Make it happen
Price: Standard rooms at OD Talamanca range from 142€ to 435€ per room per night depending on season including WiFi access, soft drinks minibar, services charges and tax.
Reservations: For more information and to book, visit www.odtalamanca.com.

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