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Mr Pikes: The Story Behind The Ibiza Legend

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Throw in the odd ship-wreck or two, and readers will agree: This is more than just another great read… its perhaps the greatest hedonistic stories every told. I’ve always been fascinated about Pikes hotel having heard a lot about it during the times I’ve raved it up on the white isle but never thought to visit myself as I imagined it was strictly a place for VIPs, and I am most definitely a person who Tony would consider a ‘pleb’ hahaaa. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

I have to say ,when I started reading this book ,I thought it was going to descend into the mire of vulgarity. he sounded like women were more important than his children and he discarded them when it wasn't at his convenience, but that's just what you get from the story. Elsewhere he tried it on with Sade and received a stone cold knock back in no uncertain terms and tells a tale of having to stash a completely trollied Kenny Everett in a house round the corner from Ku… Oh, and, you guessed it, a whole load more shagging. The Pikes years then, were Tony settling down and reigning it in a bit, which is pretty hilarious when you consider that he was still tearing the absolute arse out of it in the VIP room at the back of Ku well into his 60's. Escaping to Australia and using his abundant charms to build connections, businesses and attract an endless stream of women, Tony’s hedonistic shenanigans eventually led him to Ibiza where he bought a 500 year old wreck of a finca which became the infamous Pikes hotel.HE was the sex-mad playboy who provided a tropical retreat for A-list celebrities to indulge their wildest fantasies. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Just stories of how many women wanted him, how much dirty money he made, cheating on his wife, dodgy deals, meeting George Michael. Pikes, a hedonist at heart that went from a terrible upbringing to a dream life only a handful of people ever achieve. These days Pikes hotel is well and truly back on the international hedonists map – a map that is rumoured only to exist etched onto the inside of an especially skimpy undergarment of indeterminate gender that nobody is quite sure how to wear properly, but I digress.

Many people will regard his exploits as depraved , but in truth they would also envy his lifetime of experiences. Anyone with an interest in the White Isle and its colourful characters will find this story fascinating. I could not happen to think of Atlas Shugg a little bit when you think of Pike and the pride of his work he has in the hotel and the success which came from it. I questioned how much of his recounting of the ‘beautiful women and men’ he ‘bedded’ was actually true.But in truth it turned out to be an honest to God account of a remarkable place and a remarkable life lived to its full extent .

This guy lived life to the fullest, and if he was around today would be some kind of Instagram influencer which he personally would of hatted. If you are looking for a book that shares the beauty of Ibiza and the pleasures of vicariously living through Tony Pike’s experiences you will walk away frustrated.

Fascinating story about legendary hotel host Tony Pike - although when you read this book you'll discover there was a lot more to his life than Pikes. I loved the way this man enjoyed his life to the full despite pissing off a lot of people along the way and not caring to much about it.

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