‘The ME Ibiza is one of the best hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying it’ – Sabrina Chakici
From the moment you arrive The Melia hotel screams luxury, situated just next door to the infamous Nikki Beach the hotel boasts some beautiful beach views upon arrival and the hotel itself is every bit the modern beauty it looks in the brochure.
The Hotel has a stunning interior and I can only condemn myself for not taking more photos! The vibe is modern and eclectic with cool white lights and linens throughout the super stylish lobby and bar. Deep house music playing at all times and the most amazing scent is noticeable everywhere in the hotel (it’s the little touches we notice the most right?). We drove to the hotel as Valet parking here is free and the team were so amazingly inviting as soon as I set foot out of the car.
My guess is they only hire models as every member of staff you come across looks like they are frsh off a high fashion shoot! They are all dressed head to toe in white to match the chilled Ibizan vibe that the hotel has going on.
The room was amazing, spacious with quirky modern decor, again, all white with a hint of white! A bloggers dream space actually, an exposed wardrobe and lots of vanity space….forget the super comfy bed, that was just the added bonus 😉
The hotel offers free yoga sessions three times a day and you take the complimentary classes out on the beaches’s private jetty, I didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy any of the classes unfortunately due to my tight schedule but I did manage to get this snap of some other hotel guest enjoying the session.
The resort has two beautiful pools, one on the ground floor and one on the rooftop. We spent our first free day by the pool on the ground floor, which has a really cool Nikki Beach vibe with luxury Bali beds*, amazing cocktails, super attentive waiters and a DJ who knew exactly what they were doing at all times!
We would pop up to the roof top for lunch most days, with these views I am sure you can appreciate why. They serve a standard lunch menu featuring salads, sandwiches and pizzas as well as a few other options but I had the same thing both times we ate here – the caprese sandwich, it comes with chips and is amazing!!
This spot was also lovely for enjoying a quick drink before heading out for the evening as the views are completely uninterrupted and stunning! There a few places to admire the sunset in Ibiza but this was certainly a great spot to see the beautiful spanish colours. They have something going on every day up here too – synchronised swimmers, light shoes, cocktail hours – just naming the few whilst we were there 😉
During the day this roof space is a great area to hang out, dip in the bubbles of the three hot tubs, swim in the infinity pool as if you were in the sea itself and once again enjoy the yummy food and fantastic cocktails!
We travelled during ‘mid season’ so the hotel was not at full capacity, however even with the hundreds of guests that were staying for the weekend you never felt as though the place was crowded, we could have been the only two people there in fact as there was never a point in which we could hear another persons conversation – this is a testament to the amazing space and variation the hotel has to offer. Something a lot of hotels do wrong is creating a beautiful space that is impossible for people to enjoy as it’s too busy- in a 5 star resort there is honestly nothing worse that too many people.
The views from the rooftop infinity pool were some of the best pictures my eyes were shown the entire trip, and because the hotel was so well run the pool was always pristine and even more amazingly, empty!! There was not one point on my entire day that I had to share the pool with anyone else (other than my husband of course ;)).
The Bali beds come with towels, sun lotion and aftersun which we thought was a really nice touch*. This view with these crisp blue waters, amazing music, attentive and friendly staff and a cocktail or two (or three or four!) made for one of my best days spent here on the white isle!
I can not recommend this hotel enough, they well and truly lived up to their brand name with this resort. I loved the trip so much that I have already started investigating which other members of the Melia family I can travel to next!!
I do have to make a bad note with regards to the hotel spa however, such a shame to have to say something negative about my stay here but I had a facial whilst here and the treatment was not great if I’m honest, they didn’t have the correct equipment for the session and my therapist smelt quite terribly of smoke. I did mention it to the manager but she still asked for full payment, which I felt was a bit unfair as I didn’t enjoy the treatment and it was quite pricey.
All in all though this hotel gets a massive thumbs up from me!! It is on the pricey side but well worth the spend, you are paying for the impeccable service, a secluded and spacious oasis and of course these ridiculously amazing views!
*The rooftop pool and Bali beds do have a minimum spend for the day’s use, this was usually around £120 for the day which is easy to get through with food and drinks for two. The hotel does offer free sun beds at the main pool.