It's some distance from the Balearics to South Woodford, so we applaud José Diaz for making it.
José is from the OD Talamanca in Ibiza, the latest addition to the stylish OD Hotels group operating in the Spanish islands.
OD are members of the excellent Le Hotel Group and José was accompanied by their UK representative, the lovely Nicoletta Pilardi.
The last time Nicoletta visited she set the bar high with some stunning cupcakes. She followed up with a gorgeous box of colourful macarons - she knows how to push our buttons!
OD Talamanca opens this month (23 June 2016) and combines the best location with an instantly recognisable and unique retro-glamour style, providing the guests with the latest concept in personalised, exclusive guest experience.
Situated at one of Ibiza's finest locations, the hotel has spectacular views of both Talamanca bay and Ibiza's old town (Dalt Vila - Unesco Heritage), offering the most beautiful sunrises over the Mediterranean Sea.
The beach is just a few steps away as well as the most exclusive marinas, the old city and the best night venues also close in distance.
The airport is located 10 km away, and the most famous beaches and beach clubs are also easy to reach with direct access to the main roads.
The identity of OD Hotels is clear in each of the 117 rooms and suites, in its lobby lounge, the swimming pools, the à la carte restaurant serving health-conscious cross-over cuisine with Asian & European influences and the Sky Bar (2017), a unique summer venue where you can find the coolest parties, DJs and the finest views over the bay.
All rooms face the sea with at least a partial ocean view, and have a contemporary and aesthetic design with Ibizan and Mediterranean influences.
Minibar is all included, and superior categories offer the guest a Smart car to explore the island.
OD have two additional fresh and modern properties in Ibiza, one in Mallorca and the end of 2017 will see them open a first mainland Spanish hotel in central Barcelona.