“Welcoming sophisticated townhouse hotel with romantic rooms and an enchanting courtyard cafe”
Anja has embraced Menorca’s varied historic influences - British, French, Arabic - in ses Bruixes’ elegant décor. From towering sash windows and Art Deco tiles to 18th-century doors rescued from Maó’s Teatre Pricipal (and repurposed as headboards), every detail helps tell the story of this beautiful island.
We stayed on the first floor, traditionally where the owners of the property would spend their time, and were smitten with our light-filled Deluxe Room, with its high ceilings and enormous bed. Also on this floor is the Suite Great Terrace room: French doors open onto a sheltered seating area, from which guests can view the courtyard or join the fun via the gallery-style walkway.
Rooms on the upper floor are more modern. We loved Suite Loft Deluxe's endearing nautical wood beams and porthole windows, inspired by Anja's time managing a classic sailboat.
Unusually, every bathroom has an elegant freestanding tub and walk-in shower, so although rooms vary in size and styling, there really isn't a dud one.
There are few more charming places to start your day than the peaceful inner courtyard of ses Bruixes. Like the centre of a Moroccan riad, fruit trees nudge against glittering chandeliers, cascading blooms sit atop natural wood tables, and a cushioned gallery-style walkway presides over all. We liked it so much we lingered for hours, eating delicate scrambled eggs, warm bread and homemade jams, freshly squeezed orange juice and perfectly balanced cappuccinos.
The space evolves into a cafe and restaurant as the morning wears on. Locals congregate for cake and a catch-up - the atmosphere is warm and familiar. As dusk falls, intricate lanterns glow and dinner is on offer most evenings. For other meals, Maó's buzzing tapas bars, family-friendly eateries and upmarket restaurants await.
The atmosphere is calm and sound echoes around the old building, so ses Bruixes is best suited to quiet children. All bedrooms are spacious, can be set up as twins, and have a bathtub as well as a shower. The courtyard is secure.
Children (4-12 years)
Comfort rooms can interconnect, and each has space for a baby cot or extra bed. Great Comfort rooms can hold up to 2 extra beds.
Available on request.
Baby cots available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking