This Colonial hotel delivers history and charm, and it’s in easy distance of the island’s capital.
Once the home of a seafaring aristocrat, this 18th-century mansion is now a stately hotel filled with paintings, maps and antiques.
The hotel sits on a hill above a rocky strip of shore. It’s halfway between Es Castell, a pretty town steeped in military history, and Mahon, Menorca’s capital. Both are a 15-minute walk away.
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Based On 305 reviews
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Nicely secluded, there are sunbeds and parasols speckled around offering the ideal spot to relax.
Grab a snack or a refreshing drink. The bar has Spanish wines, spirits and cocktails on offer.
Continental breakfast and evening meals are served here. You'll have the option of eating al fresco on the veranda here.
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These comfy twin rooms are a good base for exploring the local area. You’ll have room for up to 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. And they have a ceiling fan.
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Peaceful and relaxing stay
Stayed as a couple during during mid October. We have never stayed in a hotel that has had the level of cleanliness that this small hotel offered. Spotless. Bed was really comfortable and rooms a good size with plenty of storage space. Ideal location from which to explore the island. All the staff were very friendly, efficient and hard working. Would recommend this little gem of a hotel for anyone wanting a relaxing place to stay with fabulous views of the harbour.More
A pearl of a place
If you want a cookie cutter chain hotel dont come here. I last visited in 1989 and I'm pleased to say it hadn't really changed. Old school charm, staff who can't do enough for you, an amazing location, a historical building. What more could you want? It is both splendid and charming. Enough said.More
Philip P, 790318
If you want something different, this is the place to come
It was our first trip to Menorca and chose this place as we don't like purpose built modern resorts with no character. We were not disappointed. We managed to get a good value last minute deal with Thomsons who seem to have exclusivity on package deals but you can book this place independently. The Thomsons rep was one of the best we have experienced, full of information at the welcome meeting and very visible, visiting the hotel daily. Didnt do the hard sell on the very expensive excursions either We were lucky enough to be allocated a room in the old building which was originally part of Lord Collingwood's bedroom. Stunning view of Mahon harbour and a lovely breeze coming in from dual aspect windows. Huge comfy bed and massive wardrobe (which probably had an entrance to Narnia at the back it was so vast!). Staff were so friendly. Room was spotless and cleaned daily with change of towels/bedlinen daily also. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice - only criticism was that the food could have had some sort of covering as there were several flies landing on the cold meats/cheese etc. We really enjoyed the hour long talk from the hotel owner on Friday morning about the history of the house and its many artifacts on display. He was also very diplomatic regarding the alleged haunting of the building! We didnt feel anything strange during our stay other than our room door did open by itself a couple of times but maybe we didnt close it properly or was it Lord Collingwood making his presence known? We ate a bar meal at the hotel on a couple of nights when we were too tired to go elsewhere and whilst not an extensive menu, the price was amazing and very quick service - c8-9 euros for most items. We dont often drink in hotel bars but due to not having a fridge in the rooms we couldnt keep anything cool, so we did drink in the bar most nights and it was quite a sociable time talking to the other guests. Again prices were very reasonable and you just have to sample the gin Pomadas - huge measures and delicious local Xoriguer gin. There is a weekly quiz on a Monday night which was a bit of fun and the winner goes into a draw to win a week at the hotel! The hotel is well situated for getting into Mahon or Es Castell - both places have plenty of places to eat and we were spolit for choice. Even though it's on the main road, there was no road noise as it's set well back and the road wasn't that busy. We spent most of our week walking on the wonderful Cami De Cavells coastal path and were able to walk about 25 mins to the Mahon bus station to catch a bus to various other places and then walk to other spots and catch a bus back. Buses are very clean, efficient and cheap although services are reduced out of the main season. There is no beach in this area so wouldn't suit beachlovers or those with children but we loved it and would highly recommend it. Didnt have time to use the swimming pool but it looked lovelyMore
Excellent for adults
I can’t add much to the existing reviews except to confirm what they say. Don't book it if a modern mega hotel tower block complex is what you want. Its different and in a nice way. Staff, lead by proprietor Enrique are superb, they know you by name and they just work so hard to make your stay pleasant, from the ever present Enrique to Juan Luis and Maria on the reception and also the superb and very friendly Monse and Joss in the bar and the restaurant. Its the end of the season and they are still working hard. Reception staff will help you with beaches and bus routes. Roomwise there are only about 10 rooms in the old building, but I heard no complaints from the people in the more modern rooms around the pool but to my mind there is not much point going to an old hotel and not staying in it.....but at a busy time this may not be possible. Room 8 is probably the best but I did not get into it to see. We were reluctantly allowed to move to room 9 by Enrique because he thought the bathroom was too small....he has a point however the bijou bathroom is more than compensated by the view over the beautiful harbour. Don’t be afraid to take the buses as they are very simple, very cheap, and the bus drivers do their best to help you. Bus stop is just outside Hotel. Predominantly couples from late 30s up, not much children in the Hotel apart from swimming pool....very unheated. Best for half board, lots of great restaurants nearby, either in Port Mahon or El Castel...both 20 to 30 minutes walk. Photos are all taken at or off the hotel, photos with red foreground are out of window of room 9.More
Andrew B, 190785
Our second visit to this small and friendly hotel.
We spent a week in this lovely small and friendly hotel, The staff are as always helpful and friendly, we stayed in one of the garden rooms which are very basic, they are clean, towels changed and beds made daily. The swimming and sunbathing areas are always clean and adequate the views from the raised patio stunning. The old hotel is hung with antiques and curios, a place of real interest along with the history of the house. The weekly house tour is always worth doing, it puts meat on the bones of when Admiral Collingwood resided there in the 1700s. Continental breakfast is good, lunches good. We ate out every night either in Mahon or Es Castell, a 20 minute walk away, where there are many good restaurants to choose from at prices to fit most pockets. We were blessed with great weather and as usual met some nice people there. The hotel welcomes back those who have stayed there many times, it is clearly a place where people feel very comfortable hence why they return year after year.More
tracy k, 580414
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