Scott's

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Address: Plaza Iglesia, 12, Binissalem, 07350, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.5

Pretty boutique b & b in the heart of Majorca’s main wine country - Binissalem.

Scott’s achieved almost cultish status when it first opened as one of the only hotels in Majorca’s hinterland. It was a welcome antidote to the high rises that had sprung up all along the coast, and offered an alternative kind of holiday in a pretty stone cottage covered in rambling roses and furnished in country-chic. More and more people are discovering the delights of rural Majorca, reflected in the ever-growing number of agroturismos springing up, but Scott’s remains an icon of the true meaning of the boutique concept. Don’t take my word for it though: just take a gander at TripAdvisor where the majority of comments aren’t from one or two-time visitors, but from people who’ve been up to 10 or 11 times and are still gushing about it.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.4
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

In the heart of medieval Binissalem, the island’s biggest and most important wine region, and just 20 minutes' drive from Palma.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Leisure facilities

A good-sized, heated indoor pool with a current so you can get your laps in if you want to.

Service

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.

Price advice

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.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Nature / wildlife

Pros & Cons

  • Laid-back style
  • Wine tasting nearby
  • Big on creature comforts
  • No restaurant
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