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A new kind of hotel experience at the Wi-Ki-Woo, Ibiza

San Antonio's new hotel addition is big on pastel shades, friendliness and luxury - we went to try it out.


Where can you find it?

Tucked away near to Caló des Moro beach in San Antonio is a new hotel with a distinctive name and character, the Wi-Ki-Woo. Made out chiefly in pastel shades of pink and and mint green, the hotel has a look that is hard to miss and easy to love.

Being in a quiet spot, it makes for a lovely retreat and has amazing views of the bay where there is the additional plus of the resort's amazing sunsets. The on-site bar and restaurant is open to non-guests too and they are both worth making the trip to to try out.

Style and vibe

The hotel bar and terrace

The canopied main entrance of this adult-only place is garlanded with flowers and arriving at the hotel is a welcoming experience, something that carries on from when you arrive at the reception desk. Everyone that works here seems to love it and it shows. The management walks around too, to get to know the guests and generally make you feel part of the Wi Ki Woo "family".

It's quite high-tech too, since the hotel does away with plastic cards and keys to enter rooms and instead has a fingerprint recognition system to gain entry, so unless you misplace your hand, you can never lock yourself out. How handy is that?

What else can you do?

Pink is the colour: by the pool

The bar is the centrepiece, with lots of nice seating areas from banquette-style alcoves to high tables with large stools. The pool area is particularly pretty: the water of the pool has an almost mother-of-pearl-like iridescence and it's got lots of big day beds, so guests really don't have to leave the hotel to have a good time and relax.

As well as the real palm trees in the terraced area, there are many pretty sculpted pink palm leaves around and there's lovely herringbone-style tiling on the bar and the floor, all in those lovely pastel shades. A great bonus is that you can eat and drink anywhere from the outside areas to the indoor restaurant space - it's all up to you.

Laying your head down

One of the Deluxe Sea View rooms

We were fortunate enough to stay in one of the Deluxe Sea View rooms and it was pretty gorgeous. After entering, using my finger, we were met with the same colour scheme that runs throughout the hotel. The beds are huge and very comfortable. Getting to sleep was not a problem on these. A huge upholstered bed head and bed frame in gold fabric with matching side tables certainly gives an allure of luxury. No standard hotel room this.

There's a kitchenette with a great fridge that's stocked with lots of different drinks and little jars of sweets, just to be different and fun. As well as complementary slippers, there are “Wi Li Woo” condoms on the bed, because, well you are on holiday after all.

What we especially liked were the little things the hotel is doing to be green. As well as a sign asking you to re-use towels, the Cowshed bathroom products come in dispensers, rather than lots of plastic bottles that people tend to take with them, then bury away and forget about once back home.

Also, door sensors know when you have left the room and automatically turn off the lights and air-conditioning when you leave. Only the fridge and the sockets (for mobile phone and device charging) stay on. It's about luxury, comfort and style with a conscience and we applaud it.

Eating and drinking

Prime fillet with lobster mac 'n' cheese

We were spoiled royally eating and drinking here. The same level of thought has gone into everything. We had some amazing cocktails made by Norbert, the master mixologist, who is all about matching cocktails to mood or food. Light and fresh cocktails and ones with more unusual ingredients are his thing - all you need to do is tell him what alcohols and flavours you like and he will make a cocktail that's just for you.

The restaurant is worthy of special mention as unlike many hotels when you go on holiday, the food is a main feature. Only the best, tastiest produce is served and with a head chef that has Michelin-starred restaurant experience, you get a special magic touch.

We had some lovely “panko” breadcrumb covered prawns with a green salsa that were juicy and meaty and then we shared an amazing piece of fillet steak with lobster mac and cheese. Just wow! We also had a present from the chef of some slow-cooked beef short ribs. Both dishes gave us lovely tender meat that was full of flavour.

One of the Wi-Ki-Woo's excellent burgers

Everything is prepared from scratch, including the sauces. It's no surprise that guests choose to eat here rather than go anywhere else. There is a variety of dishes to choose from for all kinds of appetites, so if it's a great burger or tasty salad you want, it's there.

Some great sharing platters are ideal for groups or when you just want a few things to pick on. Breakfasts are great, I went for a full English, though it was a big toss up between the smashed avocado, eggs and hollandaise on ciabatta. You really could have all your meals at this place.

For a splash of colour, supreme friendliness and modern luxury and just about everything else, the new Wi-Ki-Woo hotel really does have it all covered.

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