Up a roadrunner-style, long and windy track on the road to Valldemossa. But it is a perfect hideaway.
With eight chic, country style rooms and one stand-alone cottage known as the Porche de las Ovejas (the old sheep pen), which is great if you’re yearning for privacy, this place oozes style and grace. Each room seems to have something special about it, whether it’s a whirlpool bath, a private terrace or a big picture window onto the view.
A well-stocked library-cum-living room is filled with chunky coffee table books on Majorcan interiors and lots of DVDs. As someone who needs several cups of tea a day to get through it, the help-yourself tea and coffee in the kitchen is a massive bonus, and there’s plenty of room for strolling around the gardens if you don’t feel up to a proper walk.
Eating and drinking
The standard of the food (ranging from the ubiquitous paella to a rather good slow-roasted lamb) doesn’t quite match the price (€30 a head). There are some very good restaurants nearby, however. Having said that, the hearty breakfast is good and included in the price of the room.
One infinity pool, and another romantic plunge pool for two.
Charming hotel manager Antonio and his little dog Luna are famed for their open-armed welcome. Expect warm, highly professional attention.
Who stays there
Couples and their families (providing the kids are quite grown up - under 12s cannot stay at all). It’s a good mix, popular with Americans, Brits, northern Europeans and a handful of Spaniards.
The right side of fair (just), but you do need to factor in the extras like dinner, or taxis if you want to go into one of the local villages and have a drink.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
- Nature / wildlife
Pros & Cons
- Library with a fireplace
- Pool with a view
- Food not always tip-top
- Taxis not mad keen on the windy lane