Hotel Rusticae Alcaufar Vell
What We Love
- The hotel’s simple yet tasteful décor: terracotta tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings, well-chosen antiques and stark white bedspreads
- The front desk can help arrange activities such as snorkeling, diving or fishing
- Farm-fresh meals at the hotel restaurant
What To Know
- This is a quiet, rural property on sleepy Menorca; if you’re looking for a party scene, stay elsewhere
- The hotel has its own working farm, raising cattle and horses; the garden produce is used at their Ses Cotxeries restaurant
- Much of Menorca’s coastline is rugged and rocky
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Occupying 100 acres on the sleepy Spanish island of Menorca, the Alcaufar Vell dates back to the 14th century. But this rustic farmhouse and stately private home (which has stayed in the same family for over 600 years) was dramatically transformed into a 21-room hotel that combines tasteful touches such as white-washed stone interiors, terracotta floors, exposed wood-beamed ceilings with modern conveniences like air-conditioning, Jacuzzi tubs and an outdoor pool. The hotel’s restaurant uses its farm fresh ingredients to churn out delectable Mediterranean cuisine, which can enjoyed on property or packed up in a picnic basket.
In the Area
Menorca is perhaps best known for its peaceful setting and dramatic Mediterranean scenery, and Alcaufar Vell is in a prime location set amidst fields near the coast in the southeastern part of the island. The hotel can suggest walks and other outdoor activities, but a short drive away is the white-stone village of San Luis, home to a windmill museum. And if you want to beach it, head to Cala en Porter, where glinting azure waters await.
How to Get There
In England it would be known as a fine Country House Hotel with an excellent restaurant. Only 15mins by taxi from the airport. But not on the flight path all the time we were there. We can't wait to go back. We dined in the courtyard 6 nights as part of the Inntravel cycling trip we were doing. The wait staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. The menu was shortish but always included fish as a special. The food was excellent. Our room with its own small terrace/garden was excellent with a deep bath and fine shower. The double bed was huge. Plenty of storage and hanging space. We will return.
This hotel was one of two we stayed in whilst on a walking holiday with friends organised by Inntravel.
The house is very old and full of character with modern art (with eye watering price tags) displayed around the building.
We all had large rooms at the top of the building with a small dressing area and a good sized bathroom with a huge “spa” bath. The room was comfortably furnished and stylish, our friends were similarly pleased with their rooms.
Alcaufar Vell is in a fairly remote rural location and you will need a car. However the village of Punta Prima is a 45 minute walk over a fairly rough track but is a comfortable walk for those with moderate physical mobility. There are plenty of bars and restaurants but do look beyond the menu boards displayed offering “roast shoulder of lamb” and other English delights. We had an excellent lunch of more local food at the Casa Fermin. Service was excellent as well.
We were staying for three nights, breakfast included with two dinners and two picnics. The included dinners also came with a bottle of wine per couple from a good selection on the wine list. They also kept any leftover wine for us for the following evening. We were able to choose from the a la carte menu without restriction as well. The meals were excellent, plenty of local food and we believe they even baked their own bread.
We were all delighted with quirky hotel. Another excellent choice from Inntravel
Had a brilliant stay at Alcaufar Vell. Lovely building & architecture. We had a terrace room which was very spacious. Beds very big and comfortable. The pool was lovely and quiet. Perfect place for a relaxing break. We walked to punta prima beach which took about 45 mins, a lovely countryside route, sensible shoes required though as parts are quite rocky! We really enjoyed the breakfast, great poached eggs! We also ate in the restaurant on our final night & the food was top notch! The waitress, Nuria, was also really nice and made us feel very welcome. All in all a great place to stay if you're after a quiet relaxing retreat!