Ibiza bars: Gran Hotel Montesol
Art Deco elegance
The Gran Hotel Montesol is Ibiza’s oldest hotel, and after a recent renovation in which both interiors and exterior and were restored to former glories by famed Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, the sophisticated establishment has been put resolutely back on the map.
Set on Ibiza town’s most famous square, Vara de Rey, the façade is an ode to 1930s elegance. Inside is the hotel’s stunning Art Deco-inspired bar, stylishly adorned with monochrome tiled floors, sleek bronze features and plush velvet sofas. The bar menu is a nod to all things prohibition, so as you can imagine, cocktails are taken extremely seriously.
Test the bar staff’s prowess by sampling a classic Tom Collins, or throw them more of a taste-inspired challenge – their skills never fail to impress, which explains why it’s a favourite hangout for locals who come to expel excess energy at the end of a long, hot day.