Finca Serena

Central Mallorca, Spain Book from Book from £223 per night

A seductive 18th-century farmhouse conversion in Mallorca's tranquil countryside, with a spa, pools and a superb restaurant
Set in Mallorca's agricultural heartland, Finca Serena gazes out over miles of fields, orchards and sloping vine terraces. Every aspect of this immaculately restored finca is in tune with nature and geared towards relaxation: the farm-to-table restaurant, the 25 smart rooms scattered around the farmhouse and its 40-acre grounds, the perfectly manicured gardens, and the excellent spa (who’d know it was once inhabited by cows?). From a hammock on the veranda, catch the scents of lemon and lavender wafting by; from the palm tree-fringed pool, drink in that glorious view.

You'll encounter no splashing children here, just the soothing sound of chirruping birds. The mood is sophisticated yet understated, and that includes the mouthwatering food. Seasonal menus change every day, with much produce grown in their own kitchen gardens; we're yet to try it for ourselves but those who have stayed say the food is divine. What with tours of the vineyards and olive groves to join, the two swimming pools, daily yoga classes, and the spa, most who visit choose not to stray. But in case you do, there are Bronze Age sites and quaint windmills to discover, sleepy hilltop villages with cafes and bars, and plenty of climbs from this central spot: rent the mountain bikes and head for the hills.
Covid-19 update: some services and facilities may be changed as a result of Coronavirus measures.

Highs

  • The serene setting and dreamy views… you could easily while away the days just basking by the pool and strolling around the estate
  • Having your senses awakened in the zen-like spa
  • The restaurant’s Mallorquin cuisine is delicious, as is breakfast
  • Warm, smiling staff make your stay unforgettable
  • The stylish décor exudes character and charm

Lows

  • No children under 14 - a plus for some!
  • A few rooms are without a terrace, but you still get great views
  • This is quiet, rural Mallorca so don't expect nightlife; if you want to eat out you'll need to drive, but Palma is only 30 minutes away

Best time to go

Most guests come between April and September, when the weather is at its finest. Spring and autumn are ideal for walking; from June to September you’ll be cooling off by the pool. The hotel is closed from December to February.

Our top tips

From Palma you can chug through the Tramuntana mountains to lovely arty Sollér on an authentic 1912 train. Then take a tram down to little Puerto Sollér, where you can swim, snorkel, sail and dive.

Great for...

Foodie
Romantic
Spa
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 25
  • Restaurant
  • No children under 14
  • Closed: 24th Nov - 31st Jan
  • Pools
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Bicycles Available
  • Laundry service
Room:

Rooms

The 25 bedrooms and suites (all doubles/twins) are divided between the farmhouse and a number of outbuildings in the grounds. Understated in their wabi-sabi elegance, and designed for comfort and relaxation, interiors feature white, dove grey and biscuit tones, and lovely natural materials: wood, stone, sisal, linen. Many rooms are flooded with natural light, and most have private terraces - scented with orange blossom in spring - that face the vineyards and hills.

Hand-made ceramics are dotted around, pool towels lie in wicker baskets, chunky rafters are painted white. Some have bathtubs in the bedrooms; all have rain showers. Luxuries range from feather pillows and handmade toiletries to coffee machines, Bluetooth speakers and daily turn-down service.

For added privacy, there's a cosy private villa for two located down a path lined with jacarandas - perfect for honeymooners. Measuring 110 sqm, it comes with its own garden, a veranda and views over hilltop Montuïri.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Phone
  • Safe box
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • WiFi

Eating

Dining at Finca Serena is a very special experience. Those who have stayed speak of a menu of “delicious treats”, beautifully prepared and served with simple elegance.

Jacaranda restaurant is situated next to the garden, with lovely views from its panoramic picture windows, and a candlelit terrace for alfresco dining in warmer months. There's a farm-to-table focus and the daily-changing menus feature fresh, seasonal produce, much of which is sourced from the kitchen garden and orchards. What they cannot grow on their all-organic farm they buy from local producers. The surrounding vines are young so the wines are yet to come, but there are some excellent tipples from the local region on the wine list.

Breakfasts are fresh, colourful and exceptional. As well as breads, pastries and cakes, there are hot options like avocado on toast with sun-dried tomatoes, or buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup and strawberries (in season, of course!). As ever, the emphasis is on wholesome and fresh fare.

Features include:

  • Coffee maker
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Organic produce
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
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Activity:

Activities

  • Start the day with a yoga class, or bliss out in the spacious, nature-based spa. which has a sauna, a hammam, a heated pool, a small gym, and treatments that are based on products from Natura Bissé
  • Jog the pathways of the 40-hectare estate, then recover by the pool
  • Explore nearby Montuïri, perched on a rocky hilltop surrounded by stone windmills. Wander its pretty streets; buy sea-salt, honey and wine to take home
  • Nearby is the archaeological site of Son Fornés (900BC), with its preserved dwellings and towers
  • Visit the monasteries of the three Arabic villages that make up Algaida (7km). Enjoy its little bars, restaurants and wineries (the hotel has great recommendations), then visit Gordiola, the island’s oldest working glassblowers
  • Spend a morning in Palma’s beautiful Old Town (30km), rich with history and stylish temptations

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Museums / galleries
  • Well being
  • Yoga

Kids

Although children aged 14 and over are welcome at Finca Serena, this is very much an adults' hideaway.

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Location

Finca Serena is situated in Es Pla, the island’s agricultural heartland, and is 30km from Palma. It's around 15 miles from Palma de Mallorca airport.

By Air:
Fly into Palma (25km).

From the Airport
Jump in a taxi or hire a car (20 minutes). Airport transfers are available on request.

By Car:
See our car rental recommendations. There's a free car park at the hotel.

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

Airports:

  • Palma de Mallorca Airport 25.0 km PMI

Other:

  • Beach 25.0 km
  • Shops 27.0 km
  • Restaurant 27.0 km

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