Son Vell


Take yourself to bucolic paradise by journeying through rippling Menorcan countryside and soon you’ll see an 18th-century manor house beacon on the horizon. A beacon by the name of Son Vell. Just 20-minutes from the island’s historic Ciutadella – a port town flocked to for its charming medieval streets and 14th-century cathedral — and a breath away from sparkling coastline, a stay at Son Vell is to be within reach of Menorca’s many riches and to reside in the lap of luxury.

An estate compromising 500 acres of fertile fields, landscaped gardens abundant in citrus trees and olive groves, plus a working farm and organic vegetable garden sustaining the hotel’s delectable farm-to-fork menu, there’s much to take in at Son Vell. Stroll for ten minutes and you’ll reach the Camí de Cavalls – an ancient costal path that ribbons around the island, leading you to hidden beaches, pine-scented forests and mesmerizing cliff faces. Or, stay closer to home, floating freely in its original 18th-century swimming pool, melting into morning laps at its new 30-meter pool, or better still propped up at the poolside bar or sunk into one of its Balinese daybeds, cocktail in hand.

With two dining options – Sa Clarisa for low-key daytime dining and Vermell when its elevated evening menu comes alive — you may decide to never journey further than Son Vell in search of sustenance. Its culinary team are better described as artists, creating dishes that are full of thought, care and incredible skill featuring ingredients sourced but steps away from its kitchen garden. Then to round off a delectable night of fine dining with a starlight outdoor cinema experience before falling into your garden suite’s linen-draped bed and pillows softer than marshmallows? It’s what dreams are made of here.


Spread across the main historic house and the estate’s old barns, Son Vell’s 33 rooms and suites are each as light-filled and elegantly decorated as the next.

27 one-story garden suites marry sophistication and a sense of seclusion looking out onto its peaceful landscaped gardens and enjoying a generous private terrace, while the six manor house bedrooms count the glittering coast and rolling Menorcan hills as their window vistas.

The design language is best described as being about ‘deep comfort’. The color palette is restful and neutral with lime wash and plaster walls, exposed oak beams and aged terracotta floors. Some of the rooms have candle-filled fireplaces, some have freestanding bathtubs and vaulted ceilings, while others are more intimate but with majestic chandeliers and shuttered windows to give rise to a romantic and restorative ambiance.


• Two restaurants
• Two swimming pools
• Pool bars
• Outdoor cinema
• Pétanque
• Massage rooms
• Son Vell bar
• Yoga and pilates deck


• Beach days
• Hiking trails
• Horseback riding
• Mountain biking
• Alfresco yoga
• Stargazing
• Boat trips
• Jeep tours
• Cookery classes
• Estate picnics
• Watersports
• Archaeological site visits
• Live Music
• Artisanal workshops


Mahón Menorca Airport (MAH)

Located twenty minutes from the picturesque port city of Ciutadella and set in rippling Menorcan countryside, the hotel is a ten-minute stroll from Cala Son Vell, a hidden cove on the sunlit Balearic coast, and the centuries-old Camí de Cavalls that ribbons its way around the entire island. Menorca Mahón airport’s compact size makes it an accessible and fuss-free option for arriving on the island.

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