With its white-sand bay and contemporary edge, this boutique hotel brings a bit of Miami Beach to Formentera.
This hotel is ultra-stylish. There are three swish decked terraces, with comfy, hanging pod chairs, and sea views. The bar and lounge is a shrine to minimalist chic, and the lobby is really contemporary, too.
The hotel’s got a prime spot on Es Pujols’ half-moon, white-sand beach. You’re on the quieter edge of town, but it’s just a three-minute walk along the prom to the bars and restaurants.
Es Pujols is a small place, but the biggest on Formentera and with plenty of retaurants to meet every need. The Hotel Tahiti is one of the oldest hotels there, if the picture in the reception area (taken in the 60's ) is anything to go by. However it has been completely and sumptuously refurbished since then and exudes quality from every corner.
The main entrance is across a wide decking area with capacious lounging sofas and parasols. Inside the hotel is tiled thorughout in glossy ceramic tiling to walls and floor. Reception is fully computerised with Apple terminals. There is a lift to the two upper floors if the stairs seem too onerous after a hard day's sunbathing.
We had paid the premium for a sea view room and we think it was worth it. Very nice to wake up in the morning and see the sea stretching to the horizon. The room itself was a fairly standard hotel room layout: Entrance door with bathroom to one side and (large) wardrobe to the other, leading to the bedroom itself with bed, dressing table and sofa (probably convertible into a bed) and a safe. As with the rest of the hotel the room had floor and walls covered with ceramic tiles, which makes it feel cool. There was a french door opening onto a spacious balcony, in our case overlooking the decking lounge area and the sea. There was air conditioning as standard. The room had a TV but we didn't turn it on except for as an experiment on arrival - we don't go on holiday to watch TV :-) The room was spotlessly clean on ariival and was kept that way during the daily servicing.
The bathroom had a bath with shower over, the usual hotel wash basin in a counter with full width mirror and, of course, a loo. There was a hair dryer and a box containing all the sewing, tooth, hair etc kits you could ever imagine. Also the usual complementary shampoos and shower gels. As well as the towels and flannels,a nice touch was the towelling robes (although the belt loops on mine were broken which meant that every time I untied it it dropped to the floor. Not really an issue, of course but it is what it is). The bathroom water was plentiful and hot.
A nice touch was the fridge in the room which was equipped with a variety of soft drinks and water. These were replenished daily at no extra cost.
The room was air-conditioned which meant we never got too hot to sleep at night. The bed is worthy of mention: This was definitely not your standard hotel bed. For one thing it was huge (my wife says Queen sized) but perhaps most interesting was that it was a Sleep Geeen bed (according to the leaflet on the dressing table). These are made in Devon (UK) of natural and sustainable products and this one, at least, was extremely comfortable and there was no drift to the centre such as one gets in so many hotels. The bed was equipped with one over-sheet and individual quilts, which we really appreciated as my wife tends to overheat in bed whilst i get chilly without a duvet.
The buffet-style breakfasts were truly sumptuous, providing something for everyone whether you want full English, continental, or something in between, There was far too much choice to decribe here, suffice to say that I can think of no way that the breakfast would disappoint.
All the staff we met were friendly and helpful, as befitting a hotel of this standard.
There is a nice, clean looking, pool but we only saw it in passing since we spent the majority of our week on the beach and in the sea. There are plenty of beaches very close at hand with activities and inactivity equally catered for.
Niggles? OK, if I must. It really seems churlish to mention these given the overall high standard of the place, So consider these pointers for the management, if you like, rather than any reason not to consider staying here.
1. Having provided the nice towelling robes, mentioned above, it is a shame there is nowhere to hang them after wearing. A couple of hooks on the back of the bathroom door would suffice. It would be nicer than leaving them lying damply on the sofa.
2. OK, so I'm English and I like to be able to taste my tea. The tea bags provided on the tea-and-coffee-making tray were rather diappointing as far as flavour goes although they are certainly upmarket-looking triangular tea bags. Also, once the milk portions from the fridge were used up they never got replenished, but rather were replaced with some sort of coffee milk. I'm guessing this was an 'end of season' thing as we were there at the end of October/beginning of September. Also there were only two tea bags provided each day. Fortunately my wife brought her own fruit tea bags so I got both the supplied ones to myself but as we gerneally had a cup of tea on awakening and another on return from the beach, before dinner, if we had both wanted the hotel tea we would have been out of luck. Having said that I am sure that, had we needed it and had asked, we would have been given more.
3. (Sorry, still on the tea and coffee facilities). This is the only hotel I have ever stayed at where the cups and glasses were not washed or replaced daily. In fact they were not washed once all of the week we stayed there. OK so it's not a big deal to rinse them under the tap in the bathroom but it is something that doesn't sit easily with the overall upmarket image of the hotel as a whole.
I guess it's a measure of just how good the hotel is that these are my only gripes. Overall the hotel is to be highly recommended and we would definitely stay there again.More
Rambl1ngMan, Colchester, United Kingdom
Hotel Tahiti is a perfect location for a holiday in Formentera. The hotel is next to a pretty beach on the edge of Playa Es Pujols. Our room had a great sea view with a balcony. The room was clean & comfortable with a complementary soft drink mini bar restocked daily. The staff were very pleasant both in the breakfast restaurant & desk.The breakfasts were amazing. Loads of choice & very fresh. The pool was clean with comfortable beds & never too crowded
After a day on the beach or touring the beautiful island it was lovely to stroll to the many great restaurants & bars close to the hotel in the eveningMore
william21Cheltenham, Weybridge, United Kingdom
We loved Formentera, we loved Es Pujols and we loved Hotel Tahiti! The service was excellent, the food superb and the location just sensational, right on the beach.
We were so sorry to leave and hope to be back again some day!More
Wow! Just WOW. This hotel has (almost!) it all. The breakfast selection is truly phenomenal. Never seen anything like it before and it out-did most 5 star hotels. The service from all staff was perfect. The rooms were immaculate and the cleaning was excellent. Maid service was on a daily basis. Pool was amazing and the towels supplied were of the best quality. The room minibar was restocked daily for free. Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful. Beautiful position on the beachfront with fantastic views.
Why 'almost'? The free wi-fi. Appalling. Very slow indeed even right in front of the reception area. A first class, four-star hotel should have a free wi-fi service better than was provided. The only minor issue with such a truly fantastic hotel.More
LeeBakerLegion, Walsall, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel & superb service
A 2 week stay as a Thompson package from UK. A lovely modern hotel whose staff are exceptionally pleasant and helpful, offering efficient, attentive but not intrusive service at all times.
Room on first floor with a pleasant verandah & nice sea view. Air conditioning works well. Good wardrobe space & safe provided at no extra cost.
Small fridge and coffee making facilities - soft drinks/milk/coffee replaced daily as part of the package.
Fresh towels for swimming pool or beach provided each day. (Beach is very near indeed - along hotel's own path of maybe 30 yards or so to the promenade). Pool crystal clear and incredibly well maintained. Plenty of loungers and huge parasols. Poolside bar - a great range of drinks, coffee, snacks with a lady who could not have been more pleasant and helpful, an absolute asset !
Breakfast - superb. A huge range of hot and cold items with daily variations up until midday!
Lounge areas inside and out well attended by pleasant staff and good service.
Great selection of restaurants (walkable) In the area.
Highly recommended - we wil be back!More