Mallorca’s charming old walled town of Alcúdia has a new hotel: The Mostatxins Boutique Hotels Group has expanded with the opening of a new property, right next door to its original boutique hotel.
The first Can Mostatxins (above left), which opened in June 2015, has been renamed Can Mostatxins Quinze (the local word for 15, as part of the building dates from the 15th century) to differentiate it from its new sister property (above right).
Can Mostatxins Frare
Can Mostatxins Frare – a sensitively renovated 19th-century Spanish Modernist building – has 11 rooms (including one suite), plunge pool in the enclosed courtyard, Champagne bar, and restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.
We were invited to stay in one of the Can Mostatxins Frare rooms, at the top of the new hotel, prior to its opening to paying guests. The restaurant and bar were not finished at the time, but it was obvious that this will be a beautiful place to stay in an old town that has captivated us. We had a very comfortable and peaceful stay and appreciated that these two hotels are close to everything that’s of visitor interest in the town, but are tucked away in a quiet mainly residential street.
This year the Can Mostatxins Boutique Hotels are under the management of Valentina and her husband Luigi; their delightful daughter Aurora also works there. The whole team is super-friendly and helpful and staying here feels like being in someone’s home.
Mark Worthington on Mallorca Sunshine Radio
Mark Worthington is the British owner, developer, and hotelier behind this group and I had the opportunity to interview him for my weekly show ‘Table Talk’ on Mallorca Sunshine Radio. He told me about the history of the two hotels; the differences between developing projects in the UK (his main home) and in Mallorca, the chefs at the new restaurant, and about the steps taken this year by the group to operate more sustainably. You can hear the three-part interview on the radio station website’s podcast section or below.
©Jan Edwards 2018