Castell Son Claret
What We Love
- Breakfast for up to two people is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Enormous rooms with views of the magnificent gardens and UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana mountains
- Michelin-starred Madrid chef Fernando Perez Arellano oversees the food program and incorporates hard-to-find local ingredients
- Spa treatments are hand-tailored to each guest using Thalgo’s exclusive Terraké product line
What To Know
- It’s a 15 minute drive to the closest beach and a 30 minute drive to Palma
- Food options are delicious but limited to the two on-site restaurants
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Mediterranean castle meets Moorish fortress. This exclusive retreat sits in a bucolic valley an hour from Mallorca’s capital, Palma. Guests enter the sprawling grounds along a palm-lined driveway and traverse designer gardens before reaching the main house. Limestone halls have been redecorated in a mod-chic melange ranging from swinging ’60s to contemporary minimalism with a dash of Philippe Starck-flavor thrown in. The grounds include an enormous azure pool lined with plush lounge chairs and an honor bar brimming with ice cold island wines, as well as meandering hiking paths through the nearby hills.
Bed and Bath
The room decor reflects the property’s centuries of history as a country retreat, with rustic fittings such as oak floors and buttery brown leather headboards that feel especially right in rooms housed in the former stables. Free WiFi, LCD TVs and well-stocked minibars offer present-day convenience. The bathrooms are positively palatial, with peaked roofs, Travertine marble and specially commissioned Plantation bath products based on Mallorcan scents. Take your room’s beach bag (prestocked with sun hats and towels) out to your sun-drenched patio or balcony.
The hotel is filled with rendezvous spots, including the former chapel, which serves as the intimate cocktail bar, and an inner courtyard where guests can enjoy a seasonal tasting menu designed by Madrid-based Michelin-starred chef Fernando Perez Arellano. The hotel’s more casual dining experience is Olivera, where a breakfast of local specialties like sugar-dusted ensaimada pastries is served on a patio with mountain views. Lunch and dinner consist of simple gourmet fare that might include local langoustines in a pastry crust with mango and ginger dip. The subterranean Bellesa de Claret spa is anchored by a tranquil pool with a living wall of plants. The treatment of choice is a hammam session in a crystal-lined room, though the Primordial Water Hydrating Facial might be just what your skin needs after a day out in the Mediterranean sun.
In the Area
Mallorca means beaches, and no visit to the island is complete without a stop at some of the most popular, like Cala Agulla, a white sand beach backed by pine trees and mountains, and Es Trenc, on the southern coast, which is famous for its sand dunes and rocky outcrops. Beaches on the south and east sides of the island tend to be more secluded, though you’ll find a megayacht or two moored in the coves. For a dose of culture, head to the charming hill village of Valldemossa, which is filled with leafy lanes and an imposing Carthusian monastery where Chopin spent a summer with Georges Sand convalescing and composing.
How to Get There
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Castell Son Claret, the staff throughout are so
attentive, friendly and caring. Several members of the Olivera Restaurant team
really deserve a special mention, Jerome, David and Bernie ,they combined being
extremely professional with humour , they really added to our enjoyment during our stay. ! The food in Olivera was excellent at breakfast, lunch and dinner, fresh ingredients beautifully served.
We dined one evening in Zaranda, a good experience, every dish being a work of
art, but we did feel that the presentation was more impressive than the tastes .
The bar serves wonderful cocktails and Fabrice ( I think that’s correct) is charming
and passionate about making his cocktails, they look absolutely stunning and taste
fabulous as well.
My only initial disappointment in the hotel was the decor. The rooms are rather
masculine, as is the decor throughout, too much brown leather padding, no
real feel of a Spanish Castell, However on saying that , the bed was extremely
comfortable and the bedroom / en-suite immaculately clean .
All in all, a truly memorable stay in a beautiful area, we look forward to returning.
We stayed here for 3 nights and were absolutely blown away by the beauty and class of Castell Son Claret. We booked a terrace room which had a private balcony and it was very relaxing listening to the wildlife and absorbing the stunning landscape. Everything at this hotel is of high quality, from the amenities to the overall service and staff.
Breakfast is simple but of extremely high quality, owing to the fact there's a two Michelin start restaurant on the premises. You'll easily be able to switch off staying here and it's a refreshing change from the lively beachfront hotels. We will certainly be back again next year!
· Beautiful property in a lovely location in nature with stunning grounds.
· As we had a child age 6 we could only use the spa between 8.30 and 10.00am which I could understand, however they would not turn the steam room on as there was a guest having a 'Hammam' at 12 which I felt was unfair, did not take into account our needs and did not make sense.
There was no info booklet in our rooms.
The telephones did not work so we had to walk to reception if we wanted anything.
I absolutely loved everything about this hotel, from the grand entrance, 15th century walls, warm and friendly staff, amazing breakfasts, scented hamman. We stayed there for two nights and I would go back in a heart beat. We got bikes to loop around the area, but enjoyed mostly reading in the library and sampling all the delicacies on offer. You can't go wrong is this quiet piece of heaven, mostly for adults only.
Early October, stayed in room in main building that was very nice but was told that the A/C would not function because they shut it down after summer. Seems strange for a luxury hotel. Didn't spend much time in room during day, but at night, would've like to have room cooler than opening door/window. Fortunately, not much noise outside.
Also, the mattress seemed to be past its useful life.