Stay In Style At Sol House Ibiza

Posted on July 17, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

The busy and popular resort of San Antonio has long been known for its affordable accommodation and lively party scene, with only a few luxury and boutique properties offering an alternative. Up until last year, what had been missing was a hotel that combined style and modern comforts with party spirit, great food and lots of fun for the hip and discerning traveller. Step forward Sol House Ibiza Mixed By Ibiza Rocks.

A collaboration between the renowned Melia Group and the iconic White Isle music brand, the aspirational and cool hotel in Cala Pinet has been making waves not only with its trendy design but also the expertly curated music offering. Having partied underneath the night sky on the venue’s Rooftop Nine party space on several occasions, we finally checked in to get the full experience…

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

From the second we arrived, we were made to feel right at home by the friendly team of Sol House ‘Mixologists’, who are on hand to help guests explore the hotel and share their local insider tips. As they showed us to our room, we got a first glimpse of the onsite boutique, the vast chill-out zone decorated with colourful cushions and giant mattresses to kick back on – and, very important, power sockets to charge your gadgets – as well as the many quirky and colourful design features that are blended with the Melia Group’s signature sleek and chic aesthetic for a fresh and trendy look.

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

In our room, a modern and bright space with a comfortable double bed, flat screen TV, mini bar and a balcony to enjoy the sea views from, we were delighted by the little touches which included a welcome pack with drinks vouchers, sunglasses, beach bag and a sleeping kit complete with an eye mask and ear plugs. The bathroom gained extra points for its spacious walk-in shower and rain showerhead, as well as the generous selection of complimentary toiletries.

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

For anything you may have forgotten at home, the well-stocked Munchies shop offers everything from sparkly party outfits by renowned brands such as Cheap Monday, Hawaiian shirts, cool printed swim shorts, technical accessories for cameras and phones, skincare, Ibiza Rocks merchandise and plenty of snacks, nibbles and drinks to take up to the room. A special shout-out has to go to the cute vintage style Oreo ice cream stall, which we couldn’t resist!

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

We started our stay with a relaxed lunch in the hotel’s Play Bar, a breezy outdoor space overlooking the turquoise swimming pool and sun loungers, as well as the golden sands of Pinet Beach. One of four dining spaces in the hotel, the menu offers a great selection of refreshing cocktails, platters jam-packed with tasty treats to share and generous portions of individual meals for those who have come hungry! Feast on popular dishes such as burgers, ribs, steak or – a lighter alternative – salads as you soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the daily DJ sets mixed by the island’s hottest talent.

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Deserving of a little rest after working our way through a vast amount of delicious food – and jealous of the other guests who were floating through the glittering waters on fun inflatables in the shape of popcorn and donuts, we headed up to Sol House Ibiza’s amazing sky terrace, Rooftop Nine. There, we were welcomed by slouchy beanbags, spacious grey and white Bali beds, a square 360 degree bar space and – the piece de resistance – a stunning infinity pool. We ordered another cheeky round of delicious cocktails and basked in the July heat, only interrupting the blissful set up for a dip in the glass-fronted pool that grants guests breath-taking views over San Antonio Bay.

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

With its elevated position on the other side of the bay, Rooftop Nine is the perfect place to watch the sunset, and so we stayed much longer than intended thanks to a combination of the incredible vistas, delicious drinks and premium Balearic beats mixed by Sol House Ibiza’s talented residents. We couldn’t believe how fast time passed, and before long the sun disappeared into the sea in a spectacular display of gold and orange light. Thanks to the partnership with Ibiza Rocks, hotel guests can enjoy free tickets to attend the Ibiza Rock Hotel’s live gigs, as well as guaranteed access and preferential rates to Craig David’s hugely popular TS5 Pool Party on Thursdays, and so we headed out into the night after a first blissful day at Sol House.

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

The next morning, we realised we had been blessed with a visit from the hangover fairy, who had thoughtfully surprised us with a ‘hair of the dog’ Bloody Mary kit. Waking up just in time for coffee, we headed downstairs to make the most of Sol House’s generous breakfast buffet, which offered everything from freshly made omelettes and pancakes to the classic English breakfast, fruit and sweet pastries. Guests a little more saintly than us might prefer to hit the hotel gym for a quick workout before nourishing themselves with a relaxed breakfast on the sun-soaked terrace. Energy refuelled, we slunk off back to our room to get ready for check-out. The time had come for us to say goodbye to our new ‘home from home’ on the White Isle, but we knew we would be back soon…

Information & Reservations
t: +34 912 764 747
w: www.melia.com

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal

Soul House by ibiza rocks by La Skimal