“A delightful adults-only hotel near beautiful Es Trenc beach, with a gourmet restaurant and a thermal spa”
The 36 rooms are all similar in style, spread between the main building and a separate wing in the garden. If you want more space indoors and out, book a more expensive room, but the smaller rooms are just as nice if you're OK with compact living. See the Rates page for detailed information on each room type.
Décor is mainly white, with accents of taupe and beige but very few bright or dark colours, so each room feels like a mini sanctuary - our first impression of our Junior Suite was a sun-filled, peaceful space, ideal for relaxing in. We loved the floor-to-ceiling windows and the original beamed wooden ceilings (the building was once a finca). And it was great to have a sunny terrace with loungers, though it felt a little concrete and urban and would have benefitted from some potted plants.
Beds are vast, piled high with pillows and light duvets. Some have four-posters and draped curtains - super romantic. Bathrooms are shower only, but we're talking a big walk-in rain shower with lovely extras: Bulgari toiletries, thick robes, flipflops, hairbrushes.
This level of thoughtful detail continues in the rooms - you get little reading spotlights, complimentary water, daily weather reports and a turndown service while you're out at dinner. A vast (perhaps too big) plasma TV covers one wall, and while there's only 1 English satellite channel, there's a hard drive of 10 English-language movies to watch.
Font Santa's food is superb, a reason in itself for staying here. The restaurant is an intimate space, with an original arched brick ceiling, well-spaced tables dressed in smart linens and lit with candles, and chilled music playing. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is relaxed.
We kicked off our meal with delicious cocktails - a Hibiscus Royal for me, flavoured with hibiscus-scented salt from the nearby flats. My husband loved the Horse's Neck (bourbon and ginger ale), and there's an interesting range of non-alcoholic options if you're here on a babymoon.
We started dinner with warm olive bread, Pollensan olive oil and local salt flavoured with herbs; simple but fantastic. For starters I had reindeer carpaccio with caramelised onion, mustard and capers vinagarette; melt-in-the-mouth stuff, though my husband's smoked salmon salad with warm Balearic citrus vinagarette and apple was possibly even better. For mains I loved the monkfish with herbaceous rice and shellfish sauce, and the traditional suckling pig was delicious, served with pears in balsamic on garlic puree with rosemary and thyme. Both were perfectly complemented by the wine suggested to us by the sommelier: a Fillboa Selección Finca Monte Alto 88 - smooth with a real depth of flavour.
Dessert was a foamy passion-fruit custard with chocolate and biscuit ice cream - an exquisite puff of air and coconut, incredibly light. My husband adored his white-chocolate mousse with figs, and our recommended pudding wine was wonderful. As we left, we were presented with a plate of incredible petits fours, which we took back to our room and devoured. All in all, one of the best meals we've ever had.
We'd expected breakfast to be a bit of a comedown, but it was in a league of its own, an enormous buffet with 6 different meats, several cheeses, ripe tomatoes with flavoured salts (the Mediterranean was the best), and homemade jams for the pastries. There were jugs of fresh pineappple and peach juice, and although we couldn't manage one, the hot options including honey crepes or Iberian ham with scrambled eggs sounded delicious.
There's an all-day snack menu and room service, plus tapas and live jazz on Sunday nights in the restaurant, but should you want a change of scene, there are beach bars and restaurants on Es Trenc, and reception can recommend eateries in Colonia de Sant Jordi (5km).