Ca'n Verdera

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Address: C/ des Toros 1, Fornalutx, 07109, Spain

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.3

Boutique mountain retreat for style-savvy travellers.

Squirreled away in the centre of tiny Fornalutx, Ca’n Verdera manages a lot for its size. Filled with modern art and one-off pieces of furniture including salvaged island antiques that are all carefully spread across a sizeable village house, it’s the picture of grace.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
4.4
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

Considering how little there is to Fornalutx, there are plenty of interesting options for eating and drinking here and nearby, making it a good base for food lovers.

Bedrooms

Eleven bedrooms keep the place feeling small and intimate. Each is carefully designed to make the most of the space and light, while repro 20th-century leather and chrome armchairs, glass and chrome console tables against cream walls, modern art works and exposed beams, all give it bags of character. I find the ruched curtains everywhere overly fussy and slightly out of context, but that’s just me. The best rooms have doors leading directly into the garden, and the ginormous suite has a fabulous living room overlooking it.

Public areas

More space than you’d expect for a small hotel, with rambling gardens overflowing with flowers, fruit trees and giant bamboo, plus several comfortable living and dining areas, and terraces.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast gets rather samey if you’re staying for more than a couple of days. Lunch and dinner can be arranged if you ask in advance and the quality is high, making good use of local produce. I’d make a point of eating here at least once during your stay. Likewise, if you want snacks around the pool, or a cold beer during the day, ask and they’ll be happy to do it for you.

Leisure facilities

Again, more than you’d expect for a place of this size. The owners have searched out local therapists for massage and private yoga sessions, and the pool, though small, is a lovely place to chill out for the day.

Service

I’m undecided as to whether this really is a small hotel, or whether it’s a zupped up b & b. If you come here expecting someone at your beck and call 24 hours, it’s not the place for you. If you don’t mind an open-ended way of doing things, can plan a little bit ahead, and are happy to ask for what you want, you can pretty much make it work to suit you.

Who stays there

Largely couples, this is a place for R, R & R (meaning rest, relaxation and romance). You can bring the baby if you must, but please leave kids under 12 at home. It’s also a popular venue for small-scale weddings and other celebrations, when people book the whole place.

Price advice

Decent value considering it’s one of the most desirable locations in the Tramuntana mountains.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Sporty types
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Chilling out
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Alternative boutique
  • Peaceful
  • No proper restaurant
  • Shut until March 31st 2011
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