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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 […]

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 […]

Review of Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Pollensa

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The Boss and I recently celebrated our anniversary and marked the occasion with a stay at the rurally located Son Brull Hotel & Spa, near Pollensa in the north of Mallorca. It was the third time we had stayed here, and each stay has been off-season. One day we will get to swim in their large outdoor pool and relax afterwards on the surrounding terraces with a long cold drink, wearing one of the Son Brull straw hats they […]

Seven Tried-and-Tested Hotels on Mallorca (part three)

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And so to the final hotel in 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 offer: […]

Seven Tried-and-Tested Hotels on Mallorca (part two)

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Our hotel stays in 2014 were all on Mallorca – and each for one night. I’ve already written about Castell Son Claret and Es Revellar Art Resort, in part one of this post. Today you can find out about three more hotels we enjoyed staying in during the course of the year. Petit Hotel Son Arnau, Selva I first heard about this new luxury village hotel (opened at the start of 2014) when I saw a special […]

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 […]

Review of Dinner and Overnight Stay in Banyalbufar

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Its name apparently means ‘vineyard by the sea’ and this couldn’t be more appropriate for the beautiful coastal village of Banyalbufar, on the northwest of Mallorca. Wine was made from grapes grown here from the time the Moors occupied the island, until the dreaded phylloxera plague devastated the island’s wine industry in the late 19th century. Today wine production on Mallorca and in the village of Banyalbufar is thriving. The wine made at the latter’s bodegas is from the malvasia grape […]