Next to the church in old Santanyí S'Hotelet is handy walking distance from the various restaurants, shops and bars of the town, and a short drive from one of the cutest coves on the South East coast: Cala Santanyí.
A mere five rooms adds to the sense that you’re in a house rental rather than a hotel. Cool, calm colours show off the natural stone and ancient beams of the original house to great effect, while king-size beds, walk-in rain showers and fluffy white towels add boutique pizzazz. The rather serene aspect of the place could make it seem somewhat child unfriendly, in fact that's not the case and they are well geared for families. The whole of the second floor can be taken over by connecting the Lavanda and Caputxina rooms to create a smart, family-size suite . Or, if you're looking for a high-spec self-cating option, the hotel also rents out Casa Sempreviva (next door) as a single entity.
Minimal with lots of white on white jazzed up with art and designer trinkets, but far from feeling stark it manages to feel very cosy. The ground floor offers an substantial space where you’ll find a small lounge with open fireplace, library and games room, which for me, make it a great choice for winter breaks.
Eating and drinking
There’s no restaurant, but breakfast is good and different every day - an emerging and most welcome trend I’ve noticed among the more boutique-y hotels on Majorca.
A cute pool occupying the heart of a cool, stone courtyard, and a sundeck.
Ready and willing, with lots of cool insider tips for getting the most out of your stay.
Who stays there
Couples, some families, a mix of northern Europeans and Spanish.
My only complaint about this place is that it does seem a little overpriced (the curse of being such a small hotel, alas). Breakfast costs an additional €20 per person, per day.
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Chilling out
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons