Divina Suites

Ciutadella, Menorca, Spain Book from Book from £118 per night

Brand-new, sophisticated adults-only bolthole in the beautiful port city of Ciutadella, near the medieval cathedral
The entrance to Divina is so inconspicuously integrated into the quaint, winding lanes of Ciutadella's Old Town, you might easily trundle past it accidentally. And stepping inside, the reception of the beautifully converted 17th-century palazzo is equally underplayed – a small, high-ceilinged room, which is the only common area of the hotel. Divina is basically all about its 8 wonderful suites. Each is unique, blending period touches with eclectic styling and 21st-century tech, and feels more like a mini apartment than a hotel room, with a separate living area and kitchen. Ultra-private and chic but homely, they are perfect for a romantic break.

Should you need anything, concierge service is consciously unobtrusive yet personal, via WhatsApp. And though there's no restaurant onsite, the city's burgeoning dining scene is just a short stroll away. If you're after an atmosphere of reclusive calm this is perfect: romantic and high-end, nestled deep in Ciutadella's charming medieval centre.

Highs

  • A beautifully restored period building with a stylish mix of modern, vintage and restored original features
  • The super-central Old Town location, close to tapas restaurants and medieval landmarks
  • Great value in off-peak months
  • A breakfast basket delivered to your door, filled with best-of-the-island produce and freshly baked bread
  • Little in-room luxuries including coffee-pod machines, Rituals products, Smart TVs and thick bathrobes

Lows

  • No restaurant or facilities outside the suites
  • No on-site or street parking available, though there are public car parks within 5 minutes' walk
  • We would have liked a few other amenities if staying longer, eg slippers and music systems
  • Only one suite has a bathtub, but the wet rooms are gorgeous
  • No children allowed

Best time to go

While the hotel is open all year, the best time to visit Ciutadella is either side of the summer when the weather is still temperate but the crowds thin. Peak months are June to August, especially for the Sant Joan Festival when the numbers really swell. Winter provides the most tranquil time to visit, with festive buzz adding to the atmospheric Old Town.

Our top tips

  • Cheese lovers can visit a number of farms en route between Mahon and Ciutadella to buy traditional Mahon cheeses direct from producers.
  • An alternative and fun way to get to and from Ciutadella is via ferry from Barcelona. It runs up to 16 times a week and takes 3.5 hours.
  • Great for...

    City Style
    Romantic
    • Boutique Hotel
    • 8
    • Breakfast + self catering; restaurants nearby
    • Adults only (17+)
    • Open all year
    • Pool
    • Spa Treatments
    • WiFi
    • Pet Friendly
    • Disabled Access
    • Beach Nearby
    • Off-street Parking
    • Restaurants Nearby
    • Air Conditioning
    • Guest Lounge
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Gym
    • Daily Maid Service
    • Towels & Bedlinen
    • Laundry service
    Room:

    Rooms

    Crisp white walls and teak-effect flooring provide a smart backdrop for the chic decor of reupholstered antiques, design-classic furniture (reproductions), and polished-copper light fittings. Each suite has a living/dining area, with smart TV and sofa and a modern kitchenette (fridge, hob, coffee-pod machine, kettle, microwave) that can be discreetly hidden away behind sliding panels.

    Beds are queensized and comfy; bathrooms have walk-in rainfall showers, black marble basins and premium Rituals products. We liked the thick bathrobes, that were perfect for a lazy breakfast. Double-glazed windows ensure solid soundproofing throughout, cutting out, in our room, all but the glorious donging bells of the nearby cathedral.

    There are 2 categories of rooms (Heaven Suites or Angels Suites) and it's worth paying extra for the latter, which have impressive original features such as vaulted stone ceilings or elegant window-nook seating. Top-tier rooms open to private balconies or furnished terraces.

    Features include:

    • Air conditioning
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee / tea making
    • Coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer
    • Hob or stove
    • Iron
    • Kitchenette
    • Microwave
    • Safe box
    • Smart TV
    • Toaster
    • Toiletries
    • WiFi

    Eating

    There's no hotel restaurant but a pretty breakfast basket is delivered to your suite each morning at a pre-arranged time. Inside is mostly Menorcan-sourced produce, such as Mahon cheese, cured ham, olive oil, yogurt and fruit, plus fresh traditional bread and 'ensaimadas' from a nearby bakery. You'll find coffee pods, tea bags and UHT milk in your kitchenette.

    For other meals, a 5-minute stroll takes you to at least a dozen excellent restaurants and authentic tapas bars, many specialising in local seafood; S'Amarador, S Moix, Rels and Café Balear are popular. The harbour is home to romantic waterfront eateries.

    Features include:

    • Breakfast
    • Coffee / tea making
    • Coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Hob or stove
    • Kitchenette
    • Microwave
    • Restaurants nearby
    • Toaster
    Eating:
    Activity:

    Activities

    • Wander around Ciutadella's pretty Old Town, getting lost amongst the labyrinthine lanes. Don't miss the picturesque harbour, where you'll also find low-key nightlife
    • The 14th-century Santa Maria Cathedral is just around the corner from the hotel and holds a huge marble altar beneath its 15m-high apse
    • Hire a bike and cycle to the Líthica Pedreres de s'Hostal – a former quarry reborn as impressive gardens and a maze
    • Spend a day on the beach: there are several lovely stretches of sand within a 15-minute drive, either to the north or south. We love the natural beauty of tiny Cala Binidali
    • Visit the island's capital, Mao, on the other side of the island; it features handsome colonial architecture and one of the world's largest natural harbours

    Activities on site or nearby include:

    • Boat trips
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Historical sites
    • Museums / galleries
    • Nightlife
    • Sailing
    • Shopping / markets
    • Swimming
    • Well being
    • Windsurfing
    • Wine tasting

    Kids

    Adults only (17+)

    Kid Friendly:

    Location

    Divina Suites are in the Old Town of Ciutadella, on the west coast of Menorca.

    By Air:
    Mahon (46km) is Menorca's only airport. You can take an airport transfer/taxi from here, but if you plan to explore the island, we'd recommend that you hire a car. There are various car parks in town, including a free one just outside the Old Town.

    Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.com.

    Airports:

    • Mahon 46.0 km MAH

    Other:

    • Beach 2.0 km
    • Shops 0.1 km
    • Restaurant 0.1 km

    Our guests' ratings...

    Based on 1 independent review from i-escape guests

    10/10
    Room
    8/10
    Food
    8/10
    Service
    10/10
    Value
    9/10
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