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Simbad Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Ses Figueres 22 | Playa de Talamanca, 07800 Talamanca, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Talamanca
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Will not recommend any one”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Stayed in many hotels all over the world, never had any problem,this is the first hotel we had problems we were a group of 3couples, I have found the staff to be very discriminatory towards us,was shocked with their behaviour especially at the restaurant we were served as we were not welcomed. We stayed for 3 nights the bed linen were not changed even once even tough it proudly calls itself a four star hotel I am sure a hotel which discriminates amongst its guest should be closed forget any star grading ..... Will not recommend any one to stay there

Room Tip: Room facing the sea are much nicer and amazing view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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alvarosimbad s, Manager at Simbad Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear client



The Simbad hotel with over 40 years experience in the tourism industry and our worker (the second Maitre) and not the maitre as you suggest since this day was his day off, with more than 20 years in his job in the hotel can not accept an accusation of racism or discrimination (when in a restaurant usually as one of the important roles played by the manager is to indicate to diners tables which are available at all times), when thousands of tourists have passed through our facilities with a high degree of satisfaction as well as that indicates the many repeat customers we pleased to have.

We also remind you that as recorded in our system you had booked two standard twin rooms and a promo that in both cases are rooms with mountain views / streets and on arrival our employees were assigned directly to the three rooms with sea views a supplement and in no case were charged for it, which is why we also think that the hotel staff did everything possible thing in every moment to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.

Our goal is that our customers enjoy their stay at all times, feel at home and of course try to help with any problems you may have on our beautiful island.

I finished this answer with our sincere apologies and we would like to have you with us again in the future to compensate for the inconveniences that we have supposed to have caused you.


best regards


Álvaro
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  • Service
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a 2 week stay in Ibiza during September 2012. Mainly as I got an offer with a good/ cheaper price also because I wanted to chill out for the last couple of days, after many nights out Clubbing!

Hotel itself is immaculate, rooms were clean and very nice. I had a sea view, and the view over Ibiza town at night was really nice. Views over the sea were great and peaceful at night. Hence the reason I came to stay here for a couple of nights before I went home.

Stayed 1/2 Board, buffet was OK so so, some of the food should have been kept a bit hotter.

Breakfasts were nice Freshly squeesed orance juice and nice omlettes and toasted sandwiches made in front of you by a nice lady.

Outdoor pool wasn't great/ a bit of a let down, little sunloungers/ umbrellas. Also felt as though anyone could use it as it is away from the hotel.

Would I stay here if I was going out clubbing to lots of clubs in Ibiza?
No: it is too far out the way ie a Taxi ride every time which unless you have a full taxi it would be very costly. I would't bother waiting for a bus, and there are no night club buses around here. Better of staying around Playa D'enbossa or San An.
If you were only going out for 1 night then maybee.

The walk to Ibiza Town is around 30 - 45 min from here.

Hotel area is nice near the beach and surrounding area is nice too!

Would I stay here again probably not. As i say it's just OK if you just want to chill out.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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alvarosimbad s, Manager at Simbad Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your impressions with us. We are delighted that your stay with us has been so positive. Hope to see you back very soon for Simbad.Greetings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great hotel - we went there at the end of the Ibiza season so it was very quiet - the staff were great, very helpful, food was good - we went half board and there was enough variety to keep us happy, which is not always the case with the inclusive buffet style meals. It was up there with the best from an inclusive meal perspective. If it was busier I would say the sunbathing space around the pool would be limited, but there were several beaches with in a very short walk. No complaints at all, the only thing to bear in mind is that its a fair walk from the town - you have to walk around the harbour and the port which takes a good 45 minutes. Plenty of taxis and buses available though and we enjoyed the walk as there is plenty to look at. It is definitely worth mentioning that if you get a sea view, the view across the bay is really beautiful, both in the day and night, and well worth the bit extra we had to pay to get it.

Room Tip: Definitely spend the extra to get a sea view, the view from the other side is just of a road and som...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

I was literally told off by the restaurant manager at breakfast. My crime was to use the orange jug in the machine rather than the one on the side. Spoke to me like a child at school. Complained to the reception manager who spoke poor English, he was extremely arrogant and basically took the side of his colleague. A one point he was grinning at me and came around the reception desk to confront me. What a joke. Another incident involved the hotel chamber maid. They didn't want to give me some extra shower gel, talk about being petty. Costs about 5p per sachet I bet.

Some of my othe gripes were some of the facilities were not working such as cold jacuzzi and indoor pool one day. The sauna was out of action one day also as was tv in gym room.

Good points being free wifi throughout the hotel inc bedroom, buffet food was pretty ok but sometimes repitive and location about 20 plus minutes to Ibiza town centre. Rooms were kept clean and was acceptable. A lot of Germans stay there which I see as a good point!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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alvarosimbad s, Manager at Simbad Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
We apologize for the misunderstanding!!!!!
we always trying to help our customers if they want.....!!!!!
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Simbad is a pleasant hotel but is lacking a lot of 4* qualities.
Lovely if you get a sea-view room, otherwise you face a busy street and are overlooked by neighbourhood apartments. There is little privacy due to no net curtain, also no tea and coffee making facilities also the chairs on the balcony are cheap metal - very uncomfortable!
Saying that, the room was kept very clean and the bed comfy.
The dining area was lovely, overlooking the sea and the food was ok but not 4*.
The pool area was shabby with hard plastic sunbeds (no cushions available), with little shade. The area is all concrete, no greenery and the pool was exceptionally cold!
We ended up using the pool area at the nearby (sister?) hotel 'The Victoria' which was lovely - friendly staff, very comfortable sunbeds (with cushions) a lovely grassy area including a 'mini-golf' section.
The hotel is a pleasant 20 minute walk to the harbour where you can catch a ferry to old Ibiza town which is lovely, definately worth an uphill walk to the castle too.
Such a shame the 'little' things let this hotel down - it could be such a super place to stay!

Room Tip: Make sure when you book you ask for a sea-view room, we tried to upgrade with no success.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Just back from Simbad which I booked after reading Tripadvisor reviews. On re-reading reviews now not sure who writes theses flowery reviews as we were disappointed as Hotel is not as described.

Hotel mucked our booking up which did not help, they reluctantly compensated us, in their view too well as at check out changed there mind which resulted in an unpleasant scene with the scruffy manager (looked like he had slept on the beach!) shouting at my wife. Never in all my years staying in hotels all over the world has a manager totally lost control.

However that is a personal problem & does not help with the description of the hotel but I suspect as they seem to be full with a high turn over you may not always get the room you booked i.e. street when booked sea view. Hotel is more of a business type hotel, perfectly adequate with good rooms clean & comfortable. Food is good but dining room frantic with staff under pressure.

Pool area is very basic with job-lot of white plastic chairs and little shade and is by the side of a small tatty beach. Hotel is wrong end of Talamanca beach so you need to walk 15-20 min to get to best part of beach where you can hire sunbeds and water is clear. You cant walk to Ibiza town in half hour as some of the reports suggest!

There is no parking so you have to find a spot on the road as you drive round & round, you have been warned!

If your on business, great hotel but if your on a family holiday with children look elsewhere especially as Ibiza has some truly wonderful beaches with a vast selection of family hotels but you do need to book with care.

Room Tip: Cant be street view as your get no sleep.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Simbad Hotel in July this year! We absolutely loved the hotel! The main reception, bar and restaurant are very modern with views out to the bay and nice swimming pool. We were half board; the food was delicious with a great selection. The staff were all really nice. The hotel is on a beautiful bay with a gorgeous beach. Our room was lovely; we had a sea view room with views to the castle. Every night we walked along past the marina then up in to the old town and castle. I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to chill in Ibiza but still be near enough to the biz if you want to divulge!

Room Tip: Book a sea view room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C/ Ses Figueres 22 | Playa de Talamanca, 07800 Talamanca, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza > Ibiza Town > Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Simbad Hotel 4*
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