Any ophthalmologist would approve of the 5-star rural hotel Finca Serena Mallorca. It sits on the hilltop known as Es Puig Moltó, a couple of kilometres from the small inland town of Montuïri. The panoramic views from the stone terrace in front of the main building stretch into the distance; it’s impossible to sit or stand here and not gaze out as far as the eyes can see. For those of us who spend most of our waking hours staring at screens right in front of us, it’s a rare opportunity to exercise those eye muscles. Happy eye doctor.
Finca Serena occupies an estate of forty hectares, in the agricultural part of Mallorca known as the Pla. Previously the location of an agroturismo named Es Puig Moltó, the new owner redeveloped the property into this 5-star adults-only hotel and spa – opened on April 15th this year. The estate has a much longer history: after King Jaime I’s Reconquest of Mallorca in 1229, he gifted it to one of his Catalan knights, who farmed here.
About Finca Serena hotel
By the time we’d passed through the estate’s gates and driven up to the car park, someone from the hotel’s reception was waiting to greet us and assist with our luggage.
Check-in formalities were completed whilst we had a welcome chilled drink on the terrace – marvelling at the view. We noted the large swimming pool and terrace below, accessed by either a stone staircase or a ramped path.
Soon we were accompanying a member of the reception team to room 16 – ours for one night. Finca Serena’s 25 guest rooms are in six categories, and occupy eight buildings on the estate. For the ultimate in privacy and peace, Villa Serena ticks all the boxes. For those who prefer not to walk between the outlying guest rooms and the main house, a tailor-made buggy will whisk you along the estate paths.
Our Finca Serena accommodation
Our room was a Deluxe Garden room with a private terrace overlooking the well-stocked organic produce garden (where we spotted the chef selecting her vegetables for the day’s menu). The attractive room had plenty of natural light and was decorated to enhance the restful ambience of the place. Soft furnishings were made from cotton and linen in muted shades. A straw basket was provided – useful for carrying ‘stuff’ down to the pool – along with two towels to use after swimming.
Everything we could possibly need – including a Bluetooth speaker – was provided. We chose to listen to the sounds of nature and the breeze rustling the leaves in the trees, sitting on our terrace.
Finca Serena’s logo includes the robin: hotel director Toni Durán told us these birds are found all over the finca. You’re most likely to spot these feathered friends in the cooler months and Toni told me the aim is for Finca Serena to be open year-round in the future. This winter, though, it will close in December and January for the construction of a private swimming pool for Villa Serena (which offers the ultimate in privacy and peace).
Using the large outdoor swimming pool in the heat of summer was blissful, but I think Finca Serena also has excellent potential for a restorative break during the cooler months. As well as the spa (with heated indoor pool, sauna, hammam, well-equipped gym, yoga room, and treatments), the estate has four walking/running routes of various lengths, through woods and fields of crops. I could happily stay several nights here and not leave this haven of tranquillity; everything I’d need is already there.
Explore the estate (a handy map is provided on check-in) and you’ll discover the recently planted vineyards (ten hectares of four local grape varieties). Three years from now, Finca Serena will have its first harvest and produce its own wines. But don’t wait that long to discover the benefits of finding serenity – and exercising those eye muscles – at Finca Serena Mallorca.
Read all about Finca Serena’s Jacaranda restaurant in my next blog post.
Good to know:
- The Mallorcan hotel director Toni Durán has international hospitality experience – having worked in the Cotswolds (UK), Switzerland, and on the Spanish peninsula.
- Stilettos are not the best footwear for walking on the authentic stone terraces of the hotel.
- Remember your walking/running shoes if you want to explore the 40-hectare estate.
- Finca Serena is part of Único Hotels, which has properties in Madrid and Barcelona.
- Finca Serena is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Mr & Mrs Smith.
- There’s a small shop here where items for sale include bottles of Finca Serena’s own extra virgin olive oil.
- August 24th is the annual fiesta for Sant Bartomeu – the patron saint of Montuïri.