“Understated rural luxury, from the beautifully crafted suites to the excellent restaurant, spoiling spa and peaceful setting”
Sandstone - a material synonymous with Menorca - walls walk-in showers, frames tubs and seamlessly floors both the suites and their private terraces. Consistent use of natural wood surfaces and an emphasis on pouring sunlight help blur indoor and outdoor spaces further: fresh flowers, fine cotton, and fragrant lavender and rosemary bath products abound.
Unsurprisingly, all suites are gorgeous, but there are a few show-stoppers that can’t go unmentioned. First off, if you can afford a Sea View suite, go for it! Those on the first floor have the best vistas but the ground-floor options have more outside space, so there’s merit in both.
If privacy is paramount, the Pool Cottage allows you to swim in seclusion. We also liked the Garden Cottage: accessed via a charming little olive-wood gate, it’s divided into 2 buildings (a lounge and a bedroom) which are married by a beautiful terrace with a trickling fountain, surrounded by densely planted trees.
We were blown away by the whole restaurant experience. The knowledgeable team guided us through the menu, highlighting a theatrical (and delicious) crab and smoked-herring starter and melt-in-the-mouth lamb sourced from Torralbenc’s own flock. And what’s a stand-out dinner without a good wine? Thankfully, Torralbenc’s owners are Rioja aficionados who’ve ensured an impressive wine list and a charming sommelier are always on hand.
Lunch is also served and picnics can be arranged, but one of our favourite foodie moments was taking breakfast on our peaceful private terrace, sampling tasty scrambled eggs and spicy sobrassada sausage (a Menorcan speciality), sipping fresh juice, and slowly working our way through a pot of tea.
This is more of an adults' retreat than a family base, but there is lots of space and all ages are welcome. Note that the cost for an extra bed is quite steep.
Babies (0-1 years)
The Pool Cottage would be great for kids of swimming age. The Albenc Rooms can hold a baby cot, and all other suites have space for an extra bed
Baby cots are available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The restaurant is quite grown-up, with no kids' menu or high chairs available