Hostal Talamanca is literally on the beach to the point where the sea comes right to the restaurant deck. It is chilled, fun, relaxing and has a great vibe and suited to people that are open minded and want to chill and have great local food with background atmostpheric music and an outdoors/ al fresco lifestyle.The hotel works on a number of levels providing a great atmostphere all day with a rolling rota for its bars/restaurant. It serves GREAT paella and sangria along with other local dishes and acts as a very busy and popular restaurant and eaterie for locals aswell as Tourists - infact most of the customers are Spanish. The staff speak mainly Spanish so its a good idea to brush up on the basics and they are helpful as a result. Overlooking Talamanca bay, its a good idea to book a first floor balcony seaview room to get the best value for money and experience. These rooms are however over the restaurant areas so there will be a background noise chatting and music but I found this quite relaxing as I dont speak Spanish and it became a pleasant background noise. It wouldnt be a good room to have for children as they would probably be kept awake. Despite originally booking a seaview room and having confirmation of this before we even left for Ibiza we were allocated a dark tiny ground floor room on arrival that resembled more of a cleaning cupboard which when you opened the curtains had people sat about a metre outside the window on the sand - THIS SEEMS TO BE THE FIRST ROOM ALLOCATED TO ALL ARRIVALS SO STICK TO YOUR GUNS AND ASK FOR THE ROOM YOU BOOKED!! - however as soon as we asked to move on arrival we were given the option of two rooms to choose from and just had to wait for them to be vacated which was no problem as we waited on the beach on which the hotel in on.You literally step onto the sand out of the door and its about 8 steps into the water!The downstairs rooms have no privacy so def book the first floor and ask for a room in the new bit of the building with a seafacing view. The back room look onto a dusty road and car park. The rooms are all very basic but are clean and air conditioned with a comfortable firm bed and patio doors.They are cleaned daily and the staff are friendly.Talamanca bay is fab, a shallow bay that makes it safe to swim and very relaxing with a number of good restaurants with an excellent fish shack on the headland/point where the best fish of the island is served to all on a simple basis - Be prepared to mix here on plastic chairs on the rocks with all island inhabitants from celebs to locals. The bay welcomes all - gay couples, hippies, nudists etc alike on a low key level and a there is a relaxed each to their own non exhibitionist vibe makes it really chilled. The Hostal has its own masseur who is also excellent and offers massage on the beach right by the open cafe/bar area. I could literally move there tomorrow!Hostal Talamanca is situated at the marina end of the bay so it is literally a five mintue walk up to the marina where you can get a boat across to the old town for as little as 6 euros return - this is a great trip to do and a great location as you have the laid back vibe of Talamanca but also the option of going the the vibrant marina and bustling old town all without the need for hiring a car.
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Talamanca Hotel Talamanca
- Hostal Hotel Talamanca
- Hostal Talamanca Ibiza