“An award-winning agroturismo juxtaposing a traditional exterior with seriously sleek interior design”
So what’s inside? Well, it’s like stepping into a snow-globe: an 8-bedroom, very angular, not-a-snowflake-out-of-place snow-globe. One for the design buffs rather than the crayon-happy kids, with a sense of calm intimacy. Double beds have crisp white sheets, meals are taken at cubic white tables, and lord only knows how they keep the floor that (ahem) flawless.
- The opportunity to stay on a working vineyard and learn about production methods at close quarters
- In the centre of the island: well located for exploring Menorca by car
- Striking minimalist interior design contrasted with a colourful, traditional exterior
- A beautiful estate to roam around, yet the hotel and pool closed to non-guests, creating an exclusive and calming atmosphere
- Dinner isn’t always available, so be prepared to drive a couple of miles for lunch and dinner
- The atmosphere often mirrors the décor, and may be too hushed for some
- Room terraces lack privacy: you're close enough to chat to your neighbours
- Some might find the design cold and stark rather than striking and calm
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Our top tips
- Agroturismo hotel
- Breakfast (+ dinner on request)
- Adults only
- Open all year
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
In the bedrooms, the hotel’s flawless white design is softened only by natural wood floors and gauzy sheer drapes. Such simplicity can feel unforgiving (bring a bottle of red back to your room at your peril), but it certainly makes for a calming place to lay your head.
Second-floor Standard Rooms gain added character from their original beamed ceilings, but we liked the grand proportions of the Superior Rooms. In summer, we’d opt for those which lead out onto the wraparound first-floor terrace (despite each section being divided by little more than shrubbery). If you want more privacy, or are visiting during cooler months, the fourth Superior Room has a beautiful bay window seating area overlooking the manicured gardens.
For full room details see our Rates page.
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Safe box
- Satellite tv
When you’re not touring the winery or watching the cheese in production, you’ll be sampling them in the gallery-white dining room, where a handful of angular tables gaze out over bougainvillea-strewn hedgerows towards the landscaped grounds. Dinner (usually thrice weekly in summer, on request only in winter) has a strong emphasis on island produce; we sampled Menorcan sobrasada in a green bean and asparagus starter, and local cod with pear aioli (though we could barely taste the latter). Nevertheless, we found the simple menu - 2 dishes per course - both enticing and creative.
Equally the buffet breakfast includes the estate’s cheeses and their olive oil, which isn’t available anywhere else on the island.
- Dinner by arrangement
- Start with a tour of the cheese factory (3 mornings per week) to see fresh cheese being wrapped in muslin ready for storage. Batches are removed at various stages of maturation, giving a range of flavours from parmesan-style options (great for cooking) to lighter cheeses which manager David recommends fried with fresh tomato (or with bread at breakfast)
- Next it’s on to the winery (tours vary according to season). Autumn brings the manual harvest; we saw wines fermenting in enormous metal drums, complete with heady aromas. David talks you through the process and the story behind each wine; the reds in particular have won various awards. Be sure to ask about how the Cayetana rosé got its name
- When the learning is done, wander the artful sculpture garden or unwind on a lounger beside the pool - lush gardens abound
- At just 50km long, Menorca is easy to explore and this is a great, central base - check out our must-visit sites (including nearby Playa de Cavalleria and El Toro) on the destination guide
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Mountain biking
- Museums / galleries
- Private guided tours
- Shopping / markets
- Wine tasting