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“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Ciguena

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La Ciguena
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Portinatx
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scotland
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2006

After staying in this hotel, we never want to stay anywhere else. It is simply the freindliest place to be on the island. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, both in the hotel itself, the restaurant or the bar downstairs.

We would not hesitate to reccomend La Ciguena to anyone looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday in a great location right on the beach.

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2006

After the last 10 years of coming to la Ciguena, and please note having already booked for next year, it gets better and better each year, Pepi and Toni, really listen to the guests and what they want and need to make the holiday just what you want.
Wonderful staff, adequate basic but really clean rooms with plenty of storage. Excellent food and wonderful views. What more can one ask for.
The jacuzzi this year was great, looked at the gym but doing the stairs are enough exercise after 2 weeks, but pleased to see people using it.
Long may I continue to be able to go there each year.
Lynne Basingstoke

  • Liked — no children peace and quiet at the time of year I go SEPT
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — be prepared for the stairs as no lift classed as a hostel for this reason should be 5*
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2006

We have just got back from a weeks back at La Cigeuna. It had the most amazing view of the sea from our terrace, if you are going to go I would definately recommend paying the little extra.

Personnally we found teh resort not so much to quite but with very little charater which we were most disappointed with as we were expecting a very quiet, pretty resort but found it to be more llike blackpool on sea. This was such a shame as the hotel and the views were outstanding and also the food in the restaurant was second to none.

We would definately recommend this hotel if being used as a base but would recommend hiring a car to visit neigbouring areas.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2005

La Ciguena is a small hotel, with beautiful sea views and staff who are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The food in the restaurant is very good and the beach bar serves drinks and snacks from mid-morning until the early hours.
The rooms are small but very clean and there is the option to hire a fridge, safe and hairdryer. There are also full self-service laundry facillities available.
There are plenty of bars and restaraunts in Portinatx, and local shops include a chemist, bank and tobacconist.
Ibiza town, Playa d'en bossa and San Antonio are easy to get to using public transport if you are after a livlier night out.
The relatively peaceful bay of portinatx is an ideal base for exploring the island of Ibiza, or for spending a whole holiday lazing on the beach.
La Ciguena is the perfect hotel for us and we will continue to visit year after year!

Stayed August 2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2005

I have stayed here a couple of times now and believe that the quality of the location, together with Portinatx itself will surprise most people who have heard about Ibiza.

People / staff tend to make a place special and La Ciguena typifies this with the Torres family very kind, helpful and welcoming. The rooms are fairly basic but very clean, the food is amongst the best in the village and the beach bar is the envy of all around at any time of the day.

Best to try and get a room overlooking the beach (obviously) but those at the back are very nice also. You could tell that Thomson Holidays (now TUI) had taken this place for granted for far too long and they have paid the price...may the family prosper (helped by the fact that the majority of people who come to the hotel are repeat holidaymakers - whether Thomson use the place or not!). That must be a clue!

Try it, you will love it for peace, relaxation and a convivial atmosphere. You will have to book with them direct...

  • Stayed August 2004
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2004

Just come back from a 2 week stay at the La Ciguena Hotel (June 2004). All I can say is that I was totally impressed. Small it is and Friendly it is as described by Thomson. The staff are very helpful. The rooms are small but spotlessly clean and the room had a fan and air conditioning!. We had a terrace room and the balcony was larger than the room. Lots of pretty flowers. Balcony overlooked the sea and waking up to the view of the arenal petit bay every morning was stunning.

You can opt to B & B or half board and the food was pretty good. Portinatx was just so beautiful and completely blew away any preconceived ideas about Ibiza! The weather was gorgeous (aoart from two days of heavy rain - which was a bit of a freak). Although it can be a little noisy based in the Ciguena, at night, the views more than make up for this. It never became unbearable.

Now if you wish to go you will have to book direct with the Hotel as they have opted out from Thomson but on the whole this should work out a lot cheaper! Approx 50 euros a night mid season.

In my view this little hotel (incidentally only rated as 1 star in Spanish terms) has the best location in Portinatx! Should be at least a 3 star in my opinion. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to go there and see for themselves. I have stayed in some large hotels (such as the Presidente and The Greco) but believe me this little bit of paradise would win hands down against these kind of hotels.

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Additional Information about La Ciguena

Property: La Ciguena
Address: S'Arenal Petit, 08720 Portinatx, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza > Sant Joan de Labritja > Portinatx
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Portinatx
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Portinatx
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Ciguena Hotel is located on S'Arenal Petit beach in Portinatx; facilities include restaurant, snack bar, satellite TV, internet access, swimming pool, solarium with sun beds and parasols, gym, bicycles and self-service laundry. All rooms offer air-conditioning, safety deposit box and many have a balcony with sea view. Bed and breakfast or half board is available. Bookings made directly with the hotel. ... more   less 
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