At a Glance
Combining elements of Mallorca's most prestigious properties, the Castell Son Claret offers modern luxuries in a traditional setting.
Castell Son Claret looked at what works (and doesn't work) for successful properties on Mallorca and combined aspects to incorporate into their hotel. The 38-room hotel is set in a 19th-century former home, and while the exterior remains traditional and Mallorquin in style, interiors are sleek and modern, outfitted with 21st-century amenities.
The grounds are lush, dotted with outbuildings (some of which are stand-alone guest rooms and suites), pools, courtyards, gardens and orchards. The property's main restaurant, Michelin-starred Zaranda, serves locally made products in highly refined dishes.
The setting, in the rarified Calvía region, is inland, so while there are no sea views, the Tramuntana mountains surround with beautiful vistas. As a result, stays here will feel far more like a country rather than seaside retreat. Activities available include tennis, yoga, cycling, Pilates, vintage motorcycle tours and there is a 7 km jogging path. The hotel's spa is excellent and offers outdoor treatments.
Who Should Stay
Families and couples looking to escape will love the secluded nature of the property, which offers ultimate luxury in lush, outdoor settings. Those looking for an oceanfront property would be happier elsewhere, as the Castell Son Claret is inland.
Written by Amelia Osborne Scott