In the heart of medieval Binissalem, the island’s biggest and most important wine region, and just 20 minutes' drive from Palma.
All 18 rooms are individually decorated, deeply romantic and dare I say just a little bit chintzy, but in the best possible way. Love the patchwork quilts, the drapes, the fresh flowers, duck-down duvets and king-size beds, all of which add up to a good night's sleep. I’m impressed too by the fact they ooze a bright, sunshiny atmosphere, even when it’s raining outside.
I don’t know how they do it. From the outside, Scott’s looks like a little country cottage, but inside it’s like Dr Who’s Tardis, a space that seems to go and on forever with a lovely big library-cum-living-room, deep squishy sofas and armchairs, patios and sun terraces.
Eating and drinking
Scott’s doesn’t have a restaurant, but there’s an honesty bar for drinks, a hearty breakfast that - and I love them for this - they serve until noon. When will hotels learn that when you’re on holiday you don’t want to get up at the crack of dawn to eat? Binissalem has several good bars and restaurants in the village for lunch and dinner, so you won’t go hungry.
A good-sized, heated indoor pool with a current so you can get your laps in if you want to.
A proper, family-run enterprise where the owners go all out to make you feel at home. They don’t wait on you hand and foot, rather, as so many TripAdvisor folks say: It’s like being given the keya to somebody’s rather fabby home.
Who stays there
Largely a well-heeled British and American clientele, mainly mature couples, and increasingly, wine aficionados.
Out of season you can often get an extra night free if you book four to six nights on the trot. If you book three months in advance, you get a 10% discount.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Special occasions
- Nature / wildlife
Pros & Cons
- Laid-back style
- Wine tasting nearby
- Big on creature comforts
- No restaurant