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Finca Can Estades hotel wins LUX 2015 Hotel & Spa Award

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Having stayed at this rural hotel in southwest Mallorca for a night this summer, I was delighted to learn that Finca Can Estades has been named a winner in UK-based LUX magazine’s 2015 Hotel & Spa Awards. It’s well-deserved, as Norbert Amthor and Christiane Zube – like many other hoteliers on this Mediterranean island – work very hard to make sure that their guests enjoy their stay. Here’s the magazine’s official press release: United Kingdom, […]

Review of Finca Hotel Can Estades, southwest Mallorca

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The southwest of Mallorca is home to the Calvià municipality – home of some of the island’s most popular resorts, marinas, and tourist attractions. But this area also offers tranquillity, and we found it staying in the rurally located Finca Hotel Can Estades, less than two kilometres from the village of Calvià. The Can Estades estate has been here since the 16th century, and is surrounded by lovely countryside, with views of the UNESCO World […]

Review of dinner at Petit Hotel Son Arnau, Selva

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Petit Hotel Son Arnau is one of a growing number of stylish boutique hotels in rural Mallorca. On the edge of the village of Selva (just a couple of kilometres from Inca), it opened at the beginning of 2014 and is run by Alex and Susan Terry. You can read their story in my article for abcMallorca here: http://issuu.com/abc-llorca.com/docs/76th_abcmallorca_summer_edition/79?e=0 Dinner at Petit Hotel Son Arnau Although the hotel dining room is not open to the public, we were lucky […]

A week of eating and drinking out on Mallorca

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Friends from Oxford have just stayed with us for eight nights and, although I have had a break from writing over that period, we have been enjoying Mallorca’s gastronomy as much as ever. Of all the people who come to stay with us, Duncan and Kristina’s gastronomic tastes are the closest to our own and we make a point of taking them to places we enjoy – because we know they will too. Dinner by the sea […]

Adopt a Mallorcan olive tree

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If I had to name my one indispensable Mallorcan product – apart from the wines! – it would have to be the island’s luscious extra virgin olive oil.  Olive trees first came to Mallorca more than two thousand years ago and today there are thousands of hectares of land devoted to growing the trees. Many of them are more than a hundred years old, and nature and time have sculpted their trunks into living artworks – shapes that further enhance the […]

Seven tried-and-tested hotels on Mallorca (part three)

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And so to the final two hotels on Mallorca we had the pleasure of staying in during 2014. Fontsanta Hotel, Campos For my birthday we booked dinner and an overnight stay in Fontsanta Hotel – a 5-star property near Campos in the south of Mallorca. It’s the sister property to Hotel Can Simoneta (Canyamel) and Hotel Convent de la Missió (home of the Michelin-starred Marc Fosh restaurant) in Palma. Like Es Revellar Art Hotel, Fontsanta Hotel has something unique to […]

Seven tried-and-tested hotels on Mallorca (part one)

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My name is Jan and I’m a hotel-aholic. It started even before I began as in-house PR for a large chain of business and leisure hotels in the UK. Although I later became a full-time radio broadcaster (before I moved to Mallorca), my interest in hotels has never waned. If anything, it’s grown – probably because Mallorca has more than its fair share of great hotels. A night away in a hotel here is always a special treat for us, as we […]