Pikes Hotel, in Ibiza is a firm favourite amongst party goers! This quirky hotel has stood the test of time and continued to attract rock n rollers of all ages (as well as famed DJs including, Idris Alba and Norman Jay), since it first opened over 30 years ago to offer a unique party on the island like no other.
The hotel was originally created in the late 1970’s by the legendary Tony Pike and for the last few decades, it has been a playground for the music and cultural elite with regular guests including artists such as Grace Jones, Tony Curtis, Spandau Ballet, Bon Jovi, George Michael and Freddie Mercury. In fact, the famous aquamarine pool was the location for Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ video. Since 2011 however, it’s been lovingly restored by the world-famous Ibiza Rocks brand but has remained authentic, carefree, and one of the few places that still represents the Balearic spirit of the island.
Set in San Antonio hills, the 25-room boutique haven is adorned by sprawling fairytale gardens and features the most amazing art work by artists including, Silken Favours and Rory Dobner amongst others, further adding to it’s eclectic appeal. Each room and suite is bespoke so you feel like you are somewhere different no matter which room you have been assigned. So, it comes as no surprise that it’s won ‘Top 100 Hotels in the world’ by Sunday Times Travel and winner of ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ by the prestigious White Ibiza Awards for three years running.
Whilst, we’d ventured to the some of their nights before on previous trips (their Saturdays are epic), it was the first time staying at the Hotel and we were curious to see how we’d balance the partying with a more wholesome side. We’d heard they were adding another string to their bow by offering guests a balance of party and an opportunity to recover with treatments with their network of therapists and personal training sessions via their in-house trainer, former top Storm model and lifestyle guru, Franky Vincentio – we were intrigued as wellbeing isn’t something we’d ever associate with this institute.
Franky is actually leading a 4-day retreat next month aptly called Rockovery for those looking to seriously improve wellness and adopt a healthy balanced lifestyle. The team advocate a life that doesn’t deny itself pleasure, whilst improving and practicing daily health and lifestyle tools – sounds like our kinda thing!
The experience is fitting to the legendary hotel’s style, you will have access to the very best in health/fitness professionals and nutritionists to not only shape and strengthen your body with a personalised training programme and secret exotic elixirs packed with micronutrients tailor made to the individuals wellbeing, but educate you on the secret methods of the world’s top Artists, Athletes, Models and movie stars so you can easily implement them into your everyday lifestyle.
In addition, guests can change the way they eat with Gordan Ramsey trained head chef Lee Milne who has created a rich, healthy, and delicious cleansing menu of locally sourced superfoods packed with organic nutrients specially designed to supercharge your energy levels and revitalise your body!
Lee Milne is also responsible for a delicious Sunday Roast, perfect to cure those Saturday hangovers if you were doing more of the partying on Saturday as opposed to exercising which we were guilty of!
Like us though if you are looking for something different Pikes is the perfect place to stay, your instagram will be in overdrive, the staff are super hip but also very friendly and very helpful. The rooms comfy but you need to party until later to enjoy a peaceful sleep on the weekend (very easily done). We can’t tell you how many people we met whilst there that have been returning every year for years. One couple had been coming back for 30 years – very impressive.
PS If you happen to be staying on a Tuesday, be sure to check out the inaugural BULLDOG Brunch x Sonic Radio)
Rooms from 150 Euros per night (low season…)
Rockovery 22nd– 25th October 2018 – €1200-1500. There’s another one planned for April 2019 check website for dates
Pikes Hotel, Camí Sa Vorera, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain, 07820