Atzaró Agroturismo is a luxurious agritourist hotel in the centre of Ibiza. Oozing what is described as ‘natural luxury’ it has a quiet elegance found in an understated authentic charm. Housed in a 300-year-old finca or farm, Atzaró has been family-owned for centuries and retains an intimate feel with black and white family portraits on the wall. The farm was converted into a 24-room hotel and renovated in 2003. This winter it will be relaunched with what the hotel calls an ‘Ottolenghi’ style rustic chic.
You find surprises around every corner here. Atzaró has its own design company which is responsible for the unique handmade décor which includes sculpture, objets d’art, Moroccan doors and lanterns. The result is an eclectic and charming mix of styles which gives the property a distinctive quirky character.
The whitewashed rooms are dotted around 10 hectares of orange groves, lush gardens, pools and terraces. The focal point is the 43-metre fresh water pool with oversize sun loungers on either side leading to the yoga studio, juice bar Hamman and spa. Beyond is the still working farm and my eye was drawn to a small sauna pod sitting next to the vegetable garden. Atzaró has an exhibition space featuring art and photography events and its luxurious open spaces lend themselves to weddings and functions.
There are 24 rooms and suites. Each has thick walls and Sabina wooden beams and giant four poster beds with floaty white drapes. My room had a lovely outdoor bath area perfect for taking a luxurious soak with the scent of orange blossom in the air. There are TVs and iPads in the room, artisan toiletries and free Wi-Fi throughout and I found all the staff at the hotel to be friendly and obliging.
There are a number of dining options at Atzaró including the beautiful La Veranda and garden restaurant The Orange Tree serving Mediterranean food grown in its own gardens. The Atzaró Group also runs the nearby Aubergine Restaurant in the Santa Gertrudis countryside serving farm to table food in a rural setting.
Atzaró Beach offers great sea views and seafood in a stylish beach club atmosphere. You can even take a cookery class and enjoy some wine tasting if you feel so inclined.
Atzaró Agroturismo, Carretera Saint Joan KM15, 07840, Ibiza
Tel: +34 971 33 88 38
Atzaró Agroturismo is in the heart of the island of Ibiza, about 30 minutes by taxi from the international airport and about 20 minutes from Ibiza town.
Type of Hotel: Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa
Number of Rooms: 24 rooms and suites including complimentary Wi-Fi.
Price Band: Medium with rooms starting from £190 (two sharing) and main courses in the restaurant costing around £18.
Insider Tip: Don’t leave without a bottle of Atzaró’s Orangello liqueur made from oranges from the groves here. This and other Ibizan goodies can be picked up from the lovely onsite boutique.
Reviewer’s Rating: 9/10
Judith Baker is a London-based freelance travel writer.
Photographs courtesy of Atzaró Agroturismo