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Finca es Castell

Near Caimari, Mallorca, Spain


  • Dining: Breakfasts are included in the room rate. 4-course set dinners are available on request every day except Sunday, and snack lunches, picnics, salads and baguettes are available for lunch every day except Sundays. There are restaurants within walking distance for lunch or a change of scene
  • Communal areas: The hotel is set in large gardens with lots of cosy nooks for reading or sunbathing, a pool and stunning views up to the Tramuntana mountains. There's an indoor barn area with tea and coffee facilities so you don't have to stray too far from the poolside during the day, and a guest lounge in the main building with lots of books, board games and DVDs for rainy days
  • Internet Access: Free WiFi throughout
  • Swimming Pool: Outdoor pool with bamboo-shaded pergola and loungers
  • Spa Treatments: None but there's a small Yoga/Pilates studio in the garden
  • Recreational: James can give you suggestions for walking, with a drop-off / collection service allowing one-way hikes, or there are bicycles to borrow. Informative welcome folder in the lobby packed with local information and great suggestions on markets, day trips and restaurants. DVDs for rainy days
  • Weddings and Celebrations: Not suitable
  • Meetings/Functions: Not suitable
  • Disabled Access: Not suitable
  • Pets: Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Languages Spoken: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish

When to go?

Spring (March-April) and autumn (Sept-Oct) are ideal for walking. Summer (June-Sept) is good for swimming at Pollensa and Alcudia, though it can get very busy in August. Pollensa has a music and cultural festival in July-August. The hotel closes for a few weeks before Christmas and for about a month after the New Year.

Author's tips

Pack a good book and a good friend. Walkers should bring sturdy footwear, sunhat, big water bottle and, for offbeat exploration, tough trousers against the tall, sharp-edged pampas grass.

Features include:

  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Dinner by arrangement
  • Communal dining
  • Walk to restaurants (offsite)
  • Packed lunches on request
  • Garden
  • Guest lounge
  • Library
  • WIFI internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycles available
  • DVD library
  • Yoga/Pilates studio
  • Pets welcome by arrangement
  • Airport Transfers
Save to favouritesPrintMailFinca es CastellThis finca seems to have grown organically over its 900 years. At its heart is an ancient almazara (olive press) where the fruits of this 750-acre estate were pressed into oil; now it’s a rustic barn where homegrown dinners are laid out on trestle tables. Around it lies a warren of [r:ES032:14 cosy rooms], whose bones (500-year-old ceiling beams, metre-thick stone walls) are visible beneath white plaster and modern bathrooms. Outside, cobbled patios are festooned with ancient vines, a stone bench sits in the shade of a carob tree, and among the terraced olive groves you’ll find a pool catching the morning sun. It sits at the foot of the craggy Tramuntana mountains, above the tiny hamlet of Binibona – an idyllic spot, and the result of a long search by Paola and James. It took all his negotiation skills (he's a former media consultant) and her considerable energies (she’s from a dynamic Italian-English family in Kenya) to secure a 10-year lease. But they did, and immediately started transforming it into the kind of stylish rustic retreat, which their friends would flock to. The rest is history - 9 centuries of it, no less.

Book this hotelfrom 130EUR

i-escape gift

a bottle of wine at time of stay