Colonial architecture, imported by an Ibizan who returned from Cuba
The striking yellow façade of the El Hotel Montesol does not fail to impress. It’s cheerful colonial style makes it one of the most representative buildings in the Ibizan capital. It was constructed in 1932 by the Ibizan master builder Juan Gómez Ripoll, Campos, who emigrated to Cuba and on returning to his homeland he brought the lively Caribbean style with him. His unmistakable architecture is spread out throughout the city, although no building has the grandeur of the Montesol.
When it opened its doors in 1933, it was a grand hotel, although over time it began to decline. Its famous terrace, however, has always assembled all sorts of clients, making up a fun mix of wealthy travellers, hippies, neighbours, farmers…
In summer 2016, after a long renovation period, it reopened its doors as the island’s first accommodation in the Hilton chain.