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
- Images courtesy of Castell Son Claret
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Moorish-style castle with a restaurant helmed by a Michelin-starred chef and a cocktail bar in a former chapel
A Mediterranean castle meets Moorish fortress at this exclusive retreat, which 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, whose 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 pool lined with lounge chairs and an honor bar brimming with ice cold island wines, as well as hiking paths through the nearby hills. Guest rooms channel the property’s history as a country retreat with their rustic oak floors and buttery brown leather headboards (which feel especially right in rooms housed in the former stables). 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 or head to the inner courtyard to enjoy a seasonal tasting menu designed by Michelin-starred chef Fernando Perez Arellano. At the more casual Olivera, local specialties like sugar-dusted ensaimada pastries and langoustines is served on a patio with mountain views. The treatment of choice at subterranean Bellesa de Claret spa 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
During the space of this entire summer we have been very fortunate to enjoy the sumptuous food delights and wonderful service that this incredible hotel has to offer. We have stayed in this hotel many times and this year we have continued to revisit their Olivera restaurant. Not only are the surroundings beautiful inside and breathtaking outside the restaurant staff are amongst the finest you will ever find in any 5 star restaurant throughout the world, they really are very special. So if anyone is looking for Spanish cuisine in a peaceful but classy environment, look no more, this really is a jewel in the crown!
This is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. Set in stunning countryside about 20 minutes from the beach. It really is a 5 star small hotel that serves the most beautiful food. Being our wedding anniversary I wanted to find something out of the the ordinary and a place to remember. It is about 40 minutes from PMI driving via Calvia and Es Capdella. It was impossible to fault anything. Excellent service, friendly knowledge staff and very good Wifi. If you are looking for somewhere for that special occasion and somewhere quiet off the beaten track then Castell Son Claret is for you. Enjoy and book early.
If you are looking for a peaceful, out of the way, late summer break in a warm climate with excellent service and good food (A La Carte), this Majorcan refuge can be for you. A quiet, clean, professionally run and no stress hotel. If you do have the where with all , you might want to try the two star Michelin Restaurant. We did not. The trouble with star ratings we find is that the more the stars the smaller the plate and the higher the price. The hotel's "guests" restaurant was more than adequate. The Michelin starred venue seemed to be utilised by the local population.