Feel unique , Feel Ibiza, feel like home…. feel Mikasa
June 24, 2019
Arriving at Mikasa Boutique Hotel in Ibiza was an absolute delight, we arrived late and were immediately taken to the very hip terrace bar for a very welcome, welcome drink and a few nibbles. This boutique hotel has a very hip and cool vibe, stylish and unique. What a spot, this bar has a most amazing view our Marina Botafoch to the Old Town, impressively huge yachts and the sea create a vista worthy of some great instagram shots! The decor was typically Ibizan, with low seating and hundreds of plump cushions for your comfort, the lighting was mainly candles and the music electric. We enjoyed some rather delicious cocktails especially made by the resident mixologist, before retiring to our room.
Each of Mikasa’s sixteen rooms is distinctly themed and has a unique personality, inspired by the four seasons and twelve different moons. You might be instinctively drawn to a particular moon or you may want to experience a room that will enhance your desired mood. Our room was Crow Moon, and one of only a couple that enjoy that wonderful view from a small balcony. The rooms are small, but thoughtfully designed and with the limited space manage to include everything needed for a short stay in this adults only hotel. We had a clothes stand and a tray of drinks to ensure we didn’t go thirsty! The bathroom featured a power shower and Rituals smellies, which was a real treat. The soft furnishing in our room were a pale Chartreuse shade of green, with crisp white bed linen and authentic artefacts from Ibiza created a relaxed and soothing space.
The service at Mikasa it seems is very typical of Ibiza, so friendly, the locals are very obviously proud of this really quite special island, that is lush with beautiful vegetation and flora. Ibiza has a stunning landscape and changes around each bend in the road. The Mikasa staff were ever present to cater to our every whim, whether we needed extra pillows and water or needed help with the air conditioning. Our comfort, as for all guests, is of paramount importance.
The ethos at Mikasa is to create a totally relaxed ambience, and the dining is important to them, they believe that as breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day’ it should be special and available for far longer, in fact until noon! Having said that, breakfast merges into lunch and lunch into dinner, dining is an all day affair here at Mikasa, and the food is superb.
Breakfast is generally continental, with fresh juices and coffee, fruit, and pastries, but eggs are also available. For dinner we love sharing dishes and opted for humus with flat bread, a Levantine salad, falafel and tomato with olive oil and basil on a variety of breads, and of course a bottle of rosé. Sitting on the terrace listening to the DJ play her mellow but electric music. It was a very relaxing and chilled out zone to spend some time in, but we had a little work to do, we needed to catch up on some emails, this was the perfect space to do this in, a long as we had that glass of chilled rosé in hand.
Mikasa have created the only Levantine restaurant on the island in celebration of being able to break bread and make great memories with your loved ones, and it works, there’s something special about tearing and sharing.
The dedication of the Mikasa team to ensure your pleasure and comfort is amazing and returning guests share their Mikasa experience as one of excellence.
Mikasa is ideally located to explore the surrounding towns, especially the Old Town. You can get there on a short 4 euro boat taxi from the private marina a stones throw from the hotel, or by regular taxi by road, but this is nowhere near as much fun. The Old Town is quaint and fun, full of bars, restaurants and boutiques. The Old Town is quirky and full of character with various festivities taking place on a weekly or monthly basis, there is always plenty to see and be involved in. You can also visit the nearby island of Formentera by a very speedy and scenic 30 minute ferry trip, where you will find more restaurants, caves and stunning beaches.
There is no pool at Mikasa and it’s not on the beach, but they have an affiliation with Beachouse on Playa d’en Bossa, 20 minutes by taxi or another boat taxi from the Old Town, but beware you will be deposited at one end of Playa d’en Bossa and Beachouse is all the way at the other end, a good 30 minutiae walk. I have to say the walk is worth it, we had the best afternoon here with the most delicious food. It’s a glamorous, stylish and busy restaurant, well worth the visit.