Until this hotel received a complete refurbishment and re-branding in 2014, it was operated under a different name as one of the numerous no-frills hotels in town for several decades.
Now we call it The PURPLE. And it is the first and only accommodation in San Antonio, dedicated exclusively to the LGBT market, - not just gay friendly.
Apart from its close location to the coastline (500 meters or 546 yards) with its stunning views of the world famous and spectacular sunsets next to prominent features like Café del Mar, Bar Mambo, Mint Lounge or Savannah, it is also situated in walking distance of the promenade 'Paseo Marítimo' (350 meters or 382 yards. And the next beach 'Caló des Moro' is in easy reach with a stroll of just 650 meters or 710 yards.
The place is best described as a space for people who do not like spending their holidays in multistory hotels with masses of tourists, but do prefer a cosy and very familiar atmosphere with the possibility to chill-out in the tranquil courtyard at the pool, or to enjoy delicious cocktails and mouth-watering snacks or other excellent food on the embellished terrace, sitting under one of the sunshades.
All rooms have been brightened up with white and purple coloured room furniture and fittings as well as technically modernized with air conditioning, 32' flat screen satellite TV, individual safety deposit box and Wi-Fi.
Half of the chambers are overlooking the modernized and enlarged courtyard and the other half is facing another apartment building opposite. At The Purple itself there are no extraordinary views from the balconies, however, you will find an unobstructed coastline panorama towards the neighbouring island of Sa Conillera within a few seconds walk of the hostel entrance.
In addition to all these new features The Purple now offers on the ground floor, a new and functional reception-cum-bar and lounge area for meeting other guests of the hostel or local people of the LGBT community.
And the well-known nightlife-spots or places of interest in Ibiza town can be reached by public transport from the local bus terminus (550 meters or 600 yards) all day.