To stay in a castle is always special, and to find a genuine castle in the Spanish island of Mallorca, set peacefully in the beautiful foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana, is a delight.
Here you can indulge yourself with all the pleasures of staying within these thick stone walls and sauntering around your 325-acre estate, with its original stables and guardhouses, groves of orange and lemon trees, persimmons and pomegranates, fringed palms, fragrant herbs, terraced pools and tinkling fountains, with nothing at all to disturb your peace of mind. When you want to venture forth to the white-sand beaches and fishing villages of the island, your car will have you there in minutes. For the designer shops and the nightlife, Palma, the capital, is but a quarter of an hour’s drive.
You may not want to leave the serenity of your castle though: a chapel in the grounds now houses a rather good bar, a secluded outdoor pool offers a cool reprieve in the high heat of summer, there is an excellent spa with a hammam, and you can have them place a tented treatment room wherever you wish in the gardens.
As to the food, it is delicious: the great Madrid chef Fernando Perez Arellano has set up his Mallorcan restaurant Zaranda at the castle, serving signature creations such as terrine of partridge, foie gras and black truffle, bream confit accompanied by pistachio, aubergine caponata. A second, more informal restaurant, Olivera, serves lighter Mediterranean dishes, inside or out on the terrace. The chefs choose their vegetables and herbs fresh from the gardens, and their bread from the castle bakery—so you will never be short of those scrumptious Mallorcan breads and almond cakes.
Though this is a castle, there are just 38 rooms and suites, all large and stylish, each with a private garden or balcony, even a private pool. The furnishings are natural, from oak floors to marble in shades of sand. There are vast walk-in rain-showers and freestanding bathtubs, and the bespoke bedlinens are silken-soft.
All in all, this is a delightful new addition to the Leading Hotels of the World. We at the Club would not mind being king of this particular castle.
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