“Small, stylishly renovated agroturismo hotel with a pool and lush grounds in Orient, a tiny village surrounded by gorgeous scenery”
The bedrooms are fresh and elegant, mixing traditional Mallorquin antiques and furnishings (beamed ceilings, terracotta-tiled floors, and wooden beds) with contemporary details (cream fabrics, crisp bed linen and up-to-the-minute bathrooms decked out in travertine marble and polished stucco walls). Rooms come in a range of sizes - some have balconies, others whirlpool tubs - but all are gorgeous and comfortable.
Our favourite rooms are the ones with terraces in particular Superior Double #2 in the main house, which has a sweeping vista of the valley, and the Junior Suites #9-15 which are set in the garden, each with their own patio. For families, Superior Double #8, with its adjoining single room, is a good choice, though it's a bit dark.
All rooms have mod cons, including AC, a Satellite TV, a minibar, a safe, bathrobes and a hairdryer.
Breakfast and dinner are served in a lovely dining room with high beamed ceilings, stone arches and white-washed walls or outside in a very pretty flower-filled courtyard. A simple morning buffet of cereal, fruit, yoghurt, bread, cold cuts, cheese, home-made cake and delicious freshly-squeezed orange juice is laid out for guests. Sandwiches, salads and drinks are offered during the day.
In the evening, a simple 3-course dinner menu (2 choices for each course and changed daily), offers typical Mallorquin home-cooking based on fresh local produce. Perhaps a Fish Soup or Goat's Cheese Salad followed by Hake with Aubergine and Tomatoes or Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Vegetables, and Pears Belle Helene or Orange Sorbet for desert. You must order dinner in the morning as they buy the ingredients fresh from the market each day.
Guests can relax before or after dinner with a drink from the honesty bar in one of the comfortable sitting rooms (one still houses the huge original olive press).
Orient has a couple of simple restaurants and bars, less than a 5-minute walk away. Alternatively, there are two smart hotel restaurants - L'Hermitage and S'Olivaret which serve good modern Mediterranean cuisine and are both less than a 10-minute drive away.
Children are allowed but as the emphasis here is on peace and quiet, the other guests probably won't appreciate noisy kids! There are no babysitting or baby listening facilities but cots and extra beds can be provided (at an extra cost) and Superior Double #8 has an adjoining room with an extra bed.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking