This piano has been in the hotel since the 80s - it's the exact same one that Freddie Mercury would often insist be moved down to the pool, so he could put on impromptu performances for other guests. Tony Pike recalls the situation in Freddie Mercury: The Biography. 'He’d be lounging by the pool and suddenly say, “Go and get the piano.” Well, I mean a piano is a heavy thing, but no matter, six or seven men would stagger down to the poolside and Fred would play and sing for absolutely everyone in the hotel.’ Those same ivories (which have since been tuned!) still get tinkled every Saturday night at Pikes by the super talented @roberto_campoli. And so... Freddie’s legacy lives on. 🎹 🖤 ————————————————————————— #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #piano #freddiemercury #queen #heritage #history #tinkletheivories #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibz
A flashback to our king and our queen @sunnyramzan and @dawnhindle on the dance floor of Manumission many moons ago, a permanent reminder of happy, hazy and hedonistic days gone by on the walls of Sunny’s Boudoir today. Neither of them have aged a day - what’s their secret? ———————————————— #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #manumission #sunnyramzan #dawnhindle #kingandqueen #king #queen #party #flashback #flashbackfriday #party #memories #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibiza #ibz
Oh Arthur! What are we going to do without you? Be sure to register for guest list to @artwork_is_up_to_something’s last hurrah at Pikes on Saturday September 28, 2017 - list closes at 6pm tomorrow. We’re going to miss the madness, the mayhem, the mischief and most importantly, the maestro himself. Artwork, we salute you. ———————————————— #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #saturdaynight #artwork #djartwork #guestlist #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibiza #ibz #dj #mischief #mayhem #madness #thelasthurrah #lasthurrah #maestro #wesaluteyou
For those who love layering a trinket or two (don’t we all?), we’ve got everything you need in our cabinet of curiosities inside reception. We’ve got plectrums, VIP passes, screws, pills, status necklaces and so much more from @truerocksjewellery, and this season, we’ve added the ultimate holiday souvenir to our collection - Pikes logo necklaces. Available exclusively from the hotel, so you’ll have to come and visit us to get your very own! ———————————————— #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #truerocks #jewellery #necklace #trinket #bling #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018
We have healthy breakfast options; we have trendy breakfast dishes and we have old school breakfast favourites. But there are some days (especially on party-packed weeks like these ones) you just can’t go past a good old fashioned sausage roll (British bangers, naturally). And because we know you like to sleep late, it’s available on our all-day poolside menu too. You can thank us (well, our chefs) later. ———————————————— #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #room39 #ibizarestaurant #breakfast #alldaybreakfast #sausageroll #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibz
It’s a sign... (Side note: If you love it, the good folk at Rockett St George will make you one for your home too!) ———————————————— #pikes #pilesibiza #pikeshotel #neonsign #logo #neon #neonlights #rockettstgeorge #itsasign #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018 #ibizahotel
Rise and shine Ibiza! Shake off your Harvey hangover, release the shackles of the full moon, get to grips with this grim weather, celebrate the end of summer… however it is you’re feeling this morning, our @bulldoggin_uk brunch is here to help and this twist on a Bloody Mary (made with Bulldog Gin, of course) is a proven cure-all. Brunch is served from 11am and you'll receive a complimentary gin and tonic - all the more reason to join us, my dears - and today, the party is continuing until midnight for the late risers among you. Grim and Wilson are joined by the @dj_camilo_miranda’s Family Matters crew for their poolside closing with @djchriscoco , Marco Gallerani, Rune Lindbaek plus a special secret surprise guest… if you can’t join us, tune in to @ibizasonica from 1pm until 3pm to be here in spirit. Gin, obviously… #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #ibizahotel #djharvey #familymatters #ibizasonica #ibizasonicaradio #bulldoggin #bulldogginuk #bulldogbrunch #ibizabrunch #ibizahotel #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibz #gin #gincocktail #ginbloodymary #bloodymary
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT! The guest list for the Mercury Rising Closing Party with @djharveysgeneralstore is officially closed. Unless you've signed up and received confirmation, pleeeease don’t plan to try your luck at the door - there’s just no chance, not even with bribes. It’s first come, first served only for those who are registered - once we reach capacity, the doors will close. Our advice is arrive early to avoid disappointment - we’re offering half-priced drinks for Freddie’s Hour of Power between 22h and 23h which makes it even more worth your while. Let’s give our cultural attaché the grande finale he deserves! ———————————————— #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #djharvey #mercuryrising #closingparty #ibizaclosingparty #party #culturalattaché #publicserviceannouncement #guestlist #guestlistclosed #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018 #ibizahotel
Roast with a view. Just a few more weeks left of the season - reserve your tables via our website (link in bio). ———————————————— #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #pikesonsunday #sundayroast #roast #roastwithaview #ibizarestaurant #room39 #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018
Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly... on Thursday September 27, 2018 our friends @secretsundaze invite you into our parlour, for the last of their summer residency parties this year. Sign up for guest list via our website - link in bio. ———————————————— #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #secretsundaze #party #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018 #comeintomyparlour #comeintomyparloursaidthespidertothefly
Some details of the Pikes finca haven’t changed in decades... even centuries. Like this typical Ibicencan window. The bougainvillea has grown and crept around it, the glass panes were added at a much later date, it’s been repainted again and again, and that flash of neon inside is most definitely a recent addition but those three rustic wooden supports have stood the test of time. ❤️🌺🍃 ———————————————— #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibz #finca #ibicenco #architecture #ibizafinca #history #heritage #ibizahotel
Who is Paco Fernandez? A long time friend of the Pikes family, the Balearic Flamenco legend and his talented cohorts join us every Saturday night over dinner, performing their unique fusion of Spain’s most artistic music and dance form. With a little bit of hip-hop, rap and house, a whole lot of emotion and some truly outstanding classic dance moves, it’s all the more reason to join us for Saturday Night at Pikes - reserve a front row table in Plaza Major via our website - link in bio. ———————————————— #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #pacofernandez #pacofernandezband #flamenco #flamencofusion #livemusic #flamencoguitar #flamencodance #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018 #dinnerandashow
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Renowned Scottish playwright and author Irvine Welsh talks about his life, career and latest work in this special event as part of the Pikes Literary Festival. The conversation with Irvine will be followed by a book signing and special outdoor cinema screening of 'Trainspotting' (the orginal 1996 film) on our famous Pikes Tennis Court. Link on our story. ————————————————— #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #irvinewelsh #trainspotting #chooselife #cinema #film #screening #ibiza #ibiza2018
What is @wellcosmicpineapple exactly? So many people ask about the special day-to-night charity event, which hosts its 2018 closing tomorrow. Founder and cosmic fairy @kimboooth tells us: “It’s a merging of the music and magic sides of Ibiza. It’s a big consciousnesses experiment really.” But it’s soooo much more! Wellness and healing-infused activities, nurturing food and drink, inspiring talks, creative markets, workshops and a space rave in Freddie’s! Read more about it in our blog or better yet... join us tomorrow! Website link in bio to register for evening guest list - daytime access free to one and all. 🧚♀️💫 🍍 . . . . . #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #cosmicpineapple #wellcosmic #cosmic #party #event #wellness #creativity #consciousness #music #magic #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018
The view from the pew... if you’re the poolside DJ on a Tuesday at our weekly @bulldog_gin brunch! Today’s special guest is none other than the legendary @nightmaresonwax - who also just so happens to be a long-term Ibiza resident and friend of the Pikes family. The question is... which of these drinks belongs to George Evelyn, which drink will Andy Wilson of @ibizasonica select, which drink is for @markodelgrande of The Brothers Grim and who’s drinking the spare? Join us today, until 8pm to find out and if you can’t be here in person, tune in to Ibiza Sonica to listen. 🌴☀️🍸🍹 ——————————- #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #pikes #bulldoggin #bulldogbrunch #ibizasonica #ibiza #livebroadcast #ibz #ibiza2018 #cocktails #gincocktails #gin #poolside #clubtropicana
First in, best dressed: This one-of-a-kind, vintage-meets-rock-meets-Pikes customised leather jacket by @starlover_fashionxart is now available to buy in reception. The ultimate holiday souvenir! (Though if you don’t fancy being branded, you can also order your own bespoke version.) ⭐️🖤 —————————————- #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #starlover #bespoke #customised #leatherjacket #rockandroll #vintage #rockchick #rockchic #ibiza #ibz #ibiza2018 #studs #studded
‘My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me… tell me where did you sleep last night? In the pines, in the pines…’ sang Kurt Cobain. But could he have meant in Pikes? ———————————————— #pikes #pikesibiza #pikeshotel #wheredidyousleeplastnight #beds #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibz #ibizahotel
Meet Imad Alarnab... Once a proud resident of Damascus where he owned three restaurants that were destroyed in the war, Imad fled Syria in 2015, travelling thousands of miles across Europe. After living in the jungle camps of Calais, followed by the streets of the UK where he awaited asylum, Imad now runs the kitchen of a successful charity pop up in London. We're absolutely delighted to invite Imad into the kitchen at Pikes Ibiza on Tuesday to cook his famous home cooked Syrian cuisine. Have a read up on Imad's amazing story and the incredible food he has in store for us... (link on our story!)
The magic hour at Pikes: just after sunset as an air of calm (temporarily) settles over the pool. It’s the time of day that gives you butterflies; reflecting on the day, anticipation for the night ahead. Whatever happens next is anyone’s guess - the weekend starts here! ——————————————————————————— #pikes #pikeshotel #pikesibiza #sunset #ibizasunset #magichour #dusk #calm #anythingcouldhappen #ibiza #ibiza2018 #ibz
George’s Cock... Tail can be yours! Order our all-new Club Tropicana inspired cocktail at the bar - it’s strong and creamy with just the right amount of spice - and take the cup home with you when you’re finished. 40€ gets you the drink and an anatomically correct George Michael mug, created exclusively for us by the wonderful @rockettstgeorge.co.uk. Be quick... stock is limited! Also available on the Rockett St George website.
CHOOSE DENIS SULTA! Not only are we choosing love, food, art and dancing at our special Choose Love event on Tuesday September 4, 2018, we’ve also got very special guest @denissulta joining us as we dance for a good cause. Register now for guest list via our website (link in bio). 10€ suggested donation requested on the door to go towards @helprefugeesuk
What do you call a burger that’s part patty, oozing with provolone cheese, garnished with rocket and sun-blushed tomatoes, topped with chunky onion rings and served on a homemade brioche bun? The Pikes House Burger of course, served with a basket of house fries by the pool, to your daybed, in your room or on our terrace daily. 🍔❤️
Definition of yellow: The colour between green and orange in the spectrum, a primary subtractive colour complementary to blue; coloured like ripe lemons or egg yolks. Or Pikes 💛
So you think you can write? Or is that masterpiece still swimming around in your brain? Come and join us at Pikes for a literary sojourn on September 11 and 12, 2018 to learn from the best - our inaugural two-day Pikes Literary Festival sees acclaimed and award-winning authors including Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), John Niven (Kill Your Friends) and Stephen Armstrong (The White Island) host workshops, discussions, spoken word performances and sumptuous feasts designed to help you find your voice and get it published. The first event of its kind in Ibiza, tickets are limited so book your space now to avoid disappointment. See our story for the link!
‘I don’t like Mondays’ - sang NO ONE EVER after coming to Pikes for Mercury Rising. @djharveysgeneralstore is back tonight and you know what that means? Next level music, fresh lilies, Mexican food, rainbow flags, dogs on the dance floor, @dj_camilo_miranda by the pool, Boudoir sessions, Freddie’s Hour of Power with 50% off drinks between 22 and 23h and sooooo many more reasons to LOVE Mondays at Pikes! 🌈❤️
Freddie Mercury means a lot to us here at Pikes and on Sunday September 2, 2018 we’re putting the FUN in fundraiser and celebrating the life, music and love of the former Queen frontman to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust to fight HIV/AIDS. Ladies and gentleman, we invite you to get dressed up in your Freddie-inspired finest for FREDDIE ROCKS! No tache, no entry (no exceptions!) and a 10€ minimum donation is requested on the door - special guest DJs include Andy Cato (Groove Armada), Matthew Bushwacka and Future Beats Alliance, plus there’s a prize for the Best Dressed Freddie! Head to our website for guestlist.
Sunday is Funday at Pikes. But then again... so is Monday. And every other day that ends in Y. Come visit us. PS. The pool is free!
More pearls of wisdom from @artwork_is_up_to_something in our latest blog - website link in bio.
CHOOSE LOVE! Choose the print, choose the t-shirt or choose both. Snap yours up at Pikes at our Choose Love event on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Guest list essential - register via our website. Link in bio ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
Decisions, decisions... and this is just to start! Will it be the all local tomato and mozzarella salad or the cauliflower with our head chef’s very own blend of 11 secret herbs and spices, à la the colonel? Perhaps it’s the Breville-style cheese toastie on the side of our white onion soup that gets your vote, or maybe it’s the lovingly homemade ham hock and foie gras ballotine that tickles your fancy... just a word of warning before you order: some of our starters are too good to share!
Pussycat pussycat where have you been? More importantly... what have you seen? Oh, if this wall could talk... (he’d probably have a crisp British accent!) 😻🧐
When darkness falls...
After some seriously cloudy days and a few storms in Ibiza, normal weather service has been resumed and we’re currently seeking shelter from the blistering afternoon sun. Today’s choices include: on a daybed by the pool, at our all-new booth table beside the DJ, under the famous thatched umbrella in the pool, up in breezy Room 39 or under a tree... What would you do? ☀️🌴
It’s a common misconception that vegetarians are missing out when it comes to a Sunday roast, but our hearty nut roast has been known to even tempt meat eaters away from the dark side! Add to that a local tomato salad with island-made creamy burrata or a chilled white onion soup with fresh truffle to start plus all the veggies you can dream of as a side and you’re guaranteed not to go hungry! Reservations for the Sunday Roast at Room 39 essential - visit the web link in our bio to book.
They say there’s no more powerful force on Earth than a mother’s love. Next time you’re in our Curiosity Shop in Room 39, ask Tanja to whip up her very own version and see for yourself. With vodka, apple juice, lime juice, elderflower, soda and fresh Ibiza thyme (plus secret stuff she’ll never tell us), our Mother’s Love is powerfully potent... 🍹💛
Pikes is not just a hotel. It’s a way of life... you can check in, but you can never check out!
Does anyone else see that mischievous glint in our twin sailor doll’s eyes? Some of our team say their beady little eyes follow them around, Mona Lisa style... Creepy! Read more about the story behind our new doll cabinet in our blog - website link in bio.
“Pardon me. That way is a very nice way,” to quote the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz. “It’s pleasant down that way too. Of course, people do go both ways!” Whichever way you go at our fork in the road, you can’t go wrong!
You can spy paintings by the super talented @rorydobner all over the hotel... some obvious, some less so and some hidden gems only come out after dark (hint: check the Potting Shed). You can also snap up your own Rory Dobner works in our boutique and at reception - mugs, bags, tiles, plates, trays... take a little piece of Pikes home!
From the town of Romeo & Juliet to the fair shores of Ibiza vía London... it was only a matter of time till our new restaurant manager Silvia landed at Pikes! She says now we’ll never be able to get rid of her (and we’re cool with that). Read more about her journey in our blog We Are Family - website link in bio.
Fancy a new FREE ‘do? It’s first in, best tressed with @hairdresserontour offering complimentary hair styling at Pikes in collaboration with @got2b @livecolouruk and @chalkbeauty today until 8pm and tomorrow from 10am to 1pm and then again from 3pm to 8pm (#lyndellmansfield needs her siesta between all that chopping and colouring!). #got2bontour #liveontour #hairdresserontour #pikes
‘Pikes hotel’s stylish take on a dive bar is filled with bonkers artefacts, including Wanted posters and crystal sex toys. Knock back a few cocktails and it might seem like a good idea...’ @metronewspaper are recommending a taste of our Curiosity Shop’s ‘Ibizan sauciness’ today - pick up a copy on your travels to read more.
What’s your poison? The secret recipe blend in this skull-topped bottle includes rum, grapefruit, lime and maraschino liqueur. Old Man’s Poison was inspired by Tony’s pirate past and is only available in the Curiosity Shop at Room 39 by night.
Rabbit hole definition: 1. A rabbit's burrow. 2. Used to refer to a bizarre, confusing, or nonsensical situation or environment, typically one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself. 3. Pikes.
The calm before the weekend...
When running away to the circus feels like a good idea... run to Pikes instead! (It’s kind of the same thing)
Have you met our lovely receptionist Mariola? A lifelong fan of Freddie Mercury, a former pharmacy assistant, our resident cat lady and the smiling face who checks you in (and charges your credit card!). Read more about Mariola in our blog - link in bio.
Iconic London jazz club @ronniescotts_official pops up beneath the twinkling stars and dazzling disco balls this Friday the 13th... that’s good luck in our books! Renowned singer and songwriter @supashar - aka Sharlene Hector, lead vocalist of @basement_jaxx and The Soul Family Sunday - brings her epic set of pipes for the jazzy occasion. Limited seating available - reserve your table now through our website or call +34 971 342 222. Party continues in Freddie’s afterwards - link in bio to register for guest list after dinner. 🎤🎶🎵
‘A quirky red-roofed finca slightly up the hill from the sunset strip of San Antonio, it has sprawling gardens and terraces dotted with garden gnomes, plastic crocodiles and pink tennis courts. It hosts some of the season’s wildest after-parties (including jollies in Freddie Mercury’s former suite, now a private nightclub), but afternoons are spent lazing on fat daybeds to chill out beats.’ We’re extremely flattered @st_travelmag named Pikes one of the best hotels in the world in the August 2018 issue. Come back soon!
Is it happy hour yet? Does it matter? Whatever the hour, the Spear of Destiny is guaranteed to make you happy! Bourbon, blackberry liqueur, fresh lime, lemon mint foam and some sweet and zesty secret ingredients Tanja will never share, it’s only available at the Curiosity Shop at Room 39 at Pikes. Ask at the bar which ‘curio’ it was inspired by. Hint: it quite bizarrely involves kebabs...