Hotel Ses Sucreres

Ferreries, Menorca, Spain Book from Eur105

A quirky village hotel in authentic Ferreries, with beaches and sights a short drive away
When French owner Stephanie and her family decided to open a hotel in the sleepy village of Ferreries, people questioned why they’d chosen the quiet inland location - but they soon accrued a clutch of loyal guests. “People seem to love the authenticity of the village, and we’re equidistant from all of Menorca’s attractions,” says Stephanie. It’s true: halfway between bustling Mao and pretty Ciutadella, and within easy reach of the north- and south-coast beaches, Ses Sucreres is perfectly placed for exploring. And as Ferreries dodges much of the Menorcan tourist trade, you get to spend your evenings sampling tapas in the village bars and your mornings waking to little more than the sound of bird song.

The hotel itself is a converted bougainvillea-draped house on a quiet cobbled street where children play. Despite the unassuming facade, indoors you’re met by a funky mixture of international photography, geometric prints, reclaimed desks and a very large portrait of a hound. As is the case at sister property Hotel Petit Mao, this creative approach proves utterly beguiling.

Highs

  • Great for exploring the island - just a 15-minute drive to beaches, 20 mins to Ciutadella and 30 mins to Mao
  • Six great value, large and airy rooms to choose from
  • In good weather, breakfast is served in the hotel's pretty walled garden
  • Two electric bikes to rent; owners can recommend nice routes and vineyards to visit
  • Less formal than most hotels; the family live on-site

Lows

  • If you want activities or buzzy bars within walking distance, Ferreries isn't for you
  • Some bathrooms are a little small
  • Being an old house with original doors, sound can travel
  • No TVs or twin beds

Best time to go

Although the weather is glorious, summer (late-June to August) can get very busy on the island, so we recommend spring (April to early-June) or autumn (September to early-October) when it is still warm enough to swim, and walkers and cyclists can enjoy the coastal paths in comfort.

Our top tips

You're well placed to visit El Toro, Menorca's only mountain. On a clear day you'll be able to see most of the island from it's summit, so go early in your trip to help get your bearings. Afterwards, reward yourself with a seafood lunch in nearby Fornells fishing village and some downtime at Cala Torta beach.

Great for...

Cheap & Chic
  • = Recommended
  • = Best in region
  • = World favourite
  • Boutique B&B
  • 6
  • Breakfast only (walk to restaurants)
  • All ages welcome
  • 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
  • Bicycles Available
Room:

Rooms

With just 6 rooms and suites, it’s easy to feel like you’re staying in a bohemian Menorcan home rather than a hotel. Kingsize beds are topped with crisp white sheets and quirky patterned throws, and snowy walls are pepped up with hot pink armchairs, turquoise tables, or perhaps a mint-green rug. We were particularly captivated by the colourful street photography by German artist Johannes Barthelmes (a friend of the owners).

We stayed on the 1st floor, in one of the peaceful, airy Suites; all have nooks with extra seating and ours had a Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard. The Double Rooms are equally charming, if a little smaller and tucked away via a smaller staircase - great for friends travelling together or a family with older children (though there are no twin beds). The Superior Double Room has a pretty tub with overhead shower; other rooms and suites have a shower room only (accessed by a not-particularly-private sliding door), but all have lovely organic, eco-friendly Giura toiletries.

Features include:

  • Central heating
  • Cots Available
  • Extra beds
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Honesty bar
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Wifi internet

Eating

Ferreries’ informal tapas bars offer a taste of authentic Menorca. We spent a relaxed evening sipping ice-cold beers and working our way through mussels, fresh bread, baked peppers and meatballs in one just around the corner from Ses Sucreres. There are formal eateries here too, and even more options if you’re willing to drive a few minutes to other villages. Stephanie has a wealth of recommendations (and maps) so just let her know what you’re looking for.

Come morning, head downstairs for a buffet breakfast amongst the spindly greenery and colourful cushions of the walled courtyard garden. The spread includes Menorcan meats and cheeses, and our favourite: fresh mashed tomatoes to be eaten with bread and a sprinkling of salt. It’s all pretty laissez-faire, but we enjoyed topping up our tea and coffee as we lounged in the sun.

No other meals are served, but there’s a Nespresso machine and cool Smeg honesty fridge with snacks and drinks in the lounge - try one of the Menorcan wines then visit the vineyard where it’s made.

Features include:

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurants nearby
Eating:
Activity: Ferreries

Activities

  • Borrow Ses Sucreres' electric bikes (daily charge) to cycle around the village and countryside, or fold the bikes up and drive to a stretch of Menorca’s picturesque coastal track (also popular with walkers and horse riders)
  • Drive 15 minutes south to Sant Tomas and the surrounding beaches - these open stretches are framed by picturesque cliffs and grasslands, plus a few bars and eateries
  • Take a winery tour: Hort Sant Patrici, which also makes cheese (and has a modern sculpture garden), is just 5 minutes outside the village
  • Drive 20 minutes west to Ciuatadella’s glossy port and charming old town (filled with tapas bars, gelato cafes and ancient architecture)
  • Drive 30 minutes east to Maó to see the magnificent Santa Maria church and Carmelite Convent, as well as the buzzing Mercado de Pescadoes and bustling harbour

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horse-riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Museums / galleries
  • Plantlife / flora
  • Shopping / markets
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting

Kids

Hotel Ses Sucreres welcomes all ages, but this is a small hotel where sounds travels so they prefer to only have one family staying in the hotel at any given time.

Best for:

Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

The first-floor suites can sleep up to 4 (2 adults and 2 children); all rooms can hold a baby cot.

Baby equipment:

Baby cots are available on request

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Kid Friendly:

Our guests' ratings...

8/
Rooms
10/
Food
10/
Service
10/
Value
10/
Overall

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