Casa Ládico – Hotel Boutique
What We Love
- A brand new, five-star boutique hotel within a listed building in Mahon’s pretty historic centerThe contemporary style of the hotel’s Instagram-friendly interiors
- Treating yourself with a treatment with some time in the Tranqvil Spa Suite
- Taking in the spectacular sunset from Venecia Lounge, having arrived by water taxi
What To Know
- Ládico Bistro serves a Mediterranean and Asian menu crafted from locally-sourced Minorcan products
- Free WiFi works well
- Private onsite parking is available
The boutique hotel of Casa Ládico is ideally set in the capital of Menorca, right in Mahon’s historic center. The house itself dates back to the mid-19th century, having been built by the Ládico family who arrived on this Spanish isle back in 1753. Now listed, the attractive building is comprised of mares stone, and sits just a five-minute walk from Mahon Harbour.
Head inside to find equally attractive interiors, decked out with contemporary furniture, modern art and a pleasingly neutral colour palette that merges the modern with the timeless. There’s both a cafe and a bistro on site, plus a petite spa suite, just waiting for you to indulge yourself. Rooms are pleasingly a la mode, with up-to-date amenities that include L’Occitane bathroom amenities, a pillow menu and high speed Wi-Fi.
How to Get There
We ate at Casa Ladico last year when they had first opened and enjoyed it very much so decided to return this year when we had a friend coming to stay. When we went to book we were told it was going to be one of their "music evenings" and as our friend is a keen musician this seemed an ideal opportunity. We had an amazing evening. The "taster" menu was wonderful (even for less adventurous eaters) and the service from "Maria" was outstanding - what a credit to the restaurant she is. The music was most professional and we look forward to our next visit.
We hadn't realised the hotel had only been open a year but from arrival to checkout this hotel and all its employees demonstrated excellent levels of comfort and customer service that all hotels should aspire for. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful and all embraced the hotel's standards.
The hotel is centrally situated in a reasonably quiet part of the city. It is beautifully decorated and furnished and the quality of food and drinks at breakfast was very good.
The hotel is very close to shops, restaurants and amenities and whilst the bus station is only a 10 minute walk away, there is a bus service to the port and bus station right outside the hotel.
A very relaxing week. Thank you!
Considering all the super positive reviews about the place we feel a bit hesitant about giving our opinion. However there is one single thing that really bugged us and that we'd like to air so other people know about it. If you happen to book over the Christmas period, when everything else in Mahon is absolutely dead and closed down, you'd know that Casa Ladico also closes restaurant and lunch bar and the only thing they can say is "it's Christmas time, what do you expect?". Well, if their website had announced beforehand that they had no intention to serve meals during the Christmas period, we would have definitely not booked the place. Their website leads you to believe that you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner there at all times. Since we had no car to move around, we were looking forward to a place which served meals - not only breakfast (which was splendid)- but also lunch and dinner. That was not the case and we felt very let down indeed even if they tried to make amends... Apart from this (which was a major issue for us), the place is nice and clean, the staff is courteous and multilingual and in general, you get what you see in the pictures. Probably better in summer when you can use the pool and go down to the beach, etc. Mahon over Christmas was very quiet and fairly boring. We experienced a couple of issues with the shower and with the alarm which went off one evening and it was quite unsettling. The first night we were there the restaurant was open and the spare ribs served were tough and not worth the money charged. The hummus with mussels was imaginative and the fish dish OK. This is an expensive 5-star place so one would expect better. Overall it lacked some "soul", some charm... true it was spick and span but rather cold and lacking personality. Special thanks to Alex, the dining room manager who was highly professional, kind and with a keen eye to detail. Minibar poor. Towels good.
This hotel is a new but extremely tasteful conversion of one of the larger and historic houses in the centre of Mahon.
The design and quality of finish of the renovation is very high making this a very pleasant and comfortable place to stay. The bedrooms are luxurious with fantastic showers. We had a first floor room at the back of the building overlooking the garden so it was very quiet at night. The garden area has been laid out in an attractive way with a decent size plunge pool.
Breakfast was second to none. High quality local food all made to order rather than being laid out buffet style. We also ate dinner at the hotel one evening which was a lovely experience.
The outstanding feature of this excellent hotel is its manageress and staff. Friendly, professional, helpful and smart. Nothing was too much trouble and always accompanied by a smile.
It is difficult to find fault with this great little hotel. Our only minor quibble was that our bed was made up into two twin beds. When we asked for it to be made into a double bed it was, but the bed linen used (smallish flat sheets rather than a fitted sheet and a double duvet) were not suitable. This is a tiny complaint in what was otherwise a faultless stay at this gorgeous hotel.
We would definitely return when next in Mahon.
Stayed for 3 nights here last week on a short break with my wife. I have seen the term 'Boutique' many times and in most cases it seems to be used to give somewhere average slightly higher status. Not in this case.
I would recommend anyone either a hotelier or a traveller who wants to understand what the term really means then they should visit here.
Its a small, lovely, smart hotel right in the middle of town. The staff all look like they are happy to be working there and smiles greet you from the moment you walk in reception. Having been to many places where the staff think its enough for you to be experiencing their hotel/restaurant alone and forget the service Casa Ladico realise its about every aspect.
Just a joy to go somewhere new to us and come away thinking 'Now thats what all hotels should be like''