Luxury hotel holiday Castell Son Claret Mallorca

Castell Son Claret is a 5 star hotel in the west of Mallorca with a 2 starred Michelin restaurant, spa and stunning grounds. Around 25 minutes' drive from Palma, the hotel is ideal for a stay of about 7 nights leaving plenty of time to explore Mallorca's capital, enjoy the surrounding countryside with its traditional villages, and the golden sands of the coast.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways to Palma de Mallorca
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Optional private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell Son Claret, Mallorca

Castell Son Claret is a luxury hotel set in a historic castle among extensive grounds. The sublime spa facilities, 2 Michelin starred restaurant and stunning natural surroundings afford guests a truly indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5 star

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' drive from the villa Es Capdellà and 15-minutes' drive from Playa Tora beach

Annual opening 5 February to 11 November

Closest airport Palma de Mallorca

Distance from airport The hotel is about 40-minutes' drive from Palma de Mallorca Airport

Hotel facilities and services

2 Michelin-starred Gourmet Restaurant (reservation highly recommended), A la carte Restaurant, Bar, Tennis Court, Bicycle Hire, 325 acres of grounds, Spa with Fitness Centre, Indoor Pool, Hammam and Treatment Rooms, Outdoor Pool.

Complimentary

Welcome drink and fruit platter, bicycle rental and WiFi.

Land sports

Castell Son Claret offers complimentary bicycle hire, cycling coaching (charged), tennis courts and fitness room, trails throughout the grounds for jogging and walking. A number of fitness classes are offered against a fee per session including yoga, aqua gym, building body strength and stretching.

Out and about nearby

The closest beach to Castell Son Claret is at Cala Fornells, about 10km away. Palma is 25 minutes' away where there is the stunning Le Seu Cathedral, Museum of Palma and Bellver Castle. Explore the natural beauty of the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNIESCO World Heritage Site, or enjoy visiting the numerous traditional villages and towns around Es Capdellà.

Sports nearby

Cycling, Mountain Biking and Hiking in Tramuntana Mountains, Golf and Horse Riding, Sailing and Watersports.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Estate double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,890 low season

£2,140 high season

Holiday Code EXH1813

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell Son Claret, Mallorca

Castell Son Claret is a beautiful luxury hotel located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Es Capdellà in west Mallorca. Around 15 minutes' drive from the nearest beach at Cala Fornells, the hotel is set in a private estate of over 300 acres and occupies a former 19th Century manor house. Relaxation and indulgence are in abundance at the hotel, found namely in its 2 Michelin starred restaurant and its spa. Zaranda gained its second star in early 2016 and offers a range of unique dishes with fresh produce found in local markets. The hotel's second restaurant, Olivera, occupies a large terrace where guests can greet the day over a lazy breakfast or enjoy an a la carte menu from lunch time and well into the evening. The hotel has a private wine cellar and the hotel's dedicated sommelier is naturally on hand to find the perfect accompaniment. For another form of indulgence, the hotel's spa, Bellesa de Claret, houses an indoor pool, Turkish Hammam, sauna and a number of treatment rooms. The hotel artfully places traditional wooden beams and patterned tiled floors with sleek modern furniture to give an ideal balance of history and luxury. This styling is particularly obvious in the 38 bedrooms and suites where natural light floods the open plan spaces and an air of understated elegance is created through the high quality furnishings in neutral tones. Through the windows, the hotel's extensive grounds offer bursts of red and pink flowers dotted against immaculate lawns and neat borders. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by decking and in the distance the mountainous countryside provides a beautiful backdrop. Relax amongst the hotel's gardens, enjoy the surrounding rugged countryside or travel around 25 minutes to reach the cultural centre of Palma.

Room descriptions

Castell Son Claret has 38 rooms and suites all with air-conditioning, under floor heating, mini-bar, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Estate Double Room with views of courtyard and fountain, or Arabic courtyard garden
Deluxe Double Room located in the main house, with views of the garden or Tramuntana mountains. Connecting rooms are available on request.
Water Tower Duplex with private terrace offering views of the gardens and fields
Terrace Deluxe Double with French windows and terrace overlooking gardens or the Tramuntana Mountains
Demi Suite with bedroom and living area, some contain a sun deck or herb gardens
Terrace Demi Suite with large terrace overlooking gardens or mountains and a large bathroom with free-standing bathtub
Garden Suite with a living room, dining table and master bedroom. Views of the private garden and inner courtyard and its pond.
Tower Suite with a living room, dining table and master bathroom. Views over the estate gardens and the mountains.
Pool Suite with direct access to its own garden, private pool and sun deck, with master bedroom, separate living and dining area and bathroom

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Estate double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,890 low season

£2,140 high season

Holiday Code EXH1813

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell Son Claret, Mallorca

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Castell Son Claret, Mallorca, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Palma de Mallorca. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 40 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. Depending on your itinerary, you may want us to book a hire-car for you instead, especially if combining stays at more than one hotel.

Additional information

Children: The hotel provides complimentary cots on request for infants up to 2 years old. Extra beds can also be provided for young children for a fee. Interconnecting rooms and sofa beds are available. Children 14 and above are welcome at Restaurant Zaranda, the Spa and pool area. A children's menu is available at Restaurant Olivera.

Other information: Castell Son Claret hosts performances or festivals each summer. This year, the Young Singers of the Salzburg Festival will perform highlights on 5 July, and on 11 August Russian soprano, Aina Gerifullina will perform her summer favourites.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Estate double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,890 low season

£2,140 high season

Holiday Code EXH1813

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell Son Claret, Mallorca

About Mallorca and the Balearics

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza feature the best four and five star hotels on each of the islands, including prestigious hillside properties, beach hotels and boutique retreats. Lying around 100 miles from the Spanish mainland in the Mediterranean Sea is Mallorca (otherwise known as Majorca), the largest of the Balearic Islands and an incredibly popular destination for tourists. With sun, sea and sand in abundance, the island's attraction as a beach holiday destination is obvious. However, step away from the beaches and you'll find rugged mountains, picturesque rural villages, hilltop monasteries, extensive underground caves, pretty harbours and much more. The islands of Menorca and Ibiza capture the dynamic landscape of Mallorca but on a more intimate scale. Our tailor-made luxury holidays allow you to discover the very best of the Balearic Islands. In the southwest of Mallorca is Palma, a seaside city with an abundance of historical and cultural sights. Dominating the island's west coast are the Tramuntana mountains, where pretty villages sit amidst olive terraces, terraced farmland clings to steep slopes and rugged cliffs drop away to the sparkling sea. In eastern Mallorca is a smaller mountain range which gives way to sand dunes and remote beaches, whilst the unspoilt scenery of the south includes nature reserves, secluded coves and charming fishing villages. The centre of the island is home to a fertile plain, an area with ancient windmills, vineyards and sleepy market towns which offer a glimpse into Mallorca's rural traditions. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearics are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for activities as well as seaside relaxation. Many of the popular tourist resorts are in the north and west of Mallorca, but there are many places to discover in other parts of the island. The varied terrain provides excellent opportunities for cycling and hiking, with numerous trails which are suited to walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Cuitadella, in Menorca, has an enchanting old town and archaeological sites, while Mahon, the island's capital, is one of the Mediterranean's most picturesque cities. Well-known for its appeal with tourists, Ibiza is also home to a wealth of tranquil coves, lush forests, and small villages which encapsulate the Balearics' laid-back lifestyle.

Highlights of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

Mallorca: Palma de Mallorca, home to attractions such as the Gothic La Seu Cathedral which sits overlooking the harbour, 10th century Arab baths and authentic old streets. The pretty villages including Deià, Valldemossa and Fornalutx which you will encounter if you drive along the winding roads which run along the western coast, set between mountains and sea. Appealing coastal resorts including Alcúdia, Puerto Pollensa and Puerto de Soller. Hilltop sanctuaries which are dotted throughout the island, including Lluc Monastery in the Tramuntana mountains and the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador in the south east of the island. Traditional fishing villages such as Cala Figuera. Beautiful beaches including Es Trenc, Es Carbo and Cala Barques. The Caves of Drach near Porto Christo. Formentor, the peninsula in the northeast of the island which is home to a famous lighthouse in a stunning location. Natural parks including S'Albufera wetlands near Alcúdia, Llevant Peninsula nature reserve in the north east and the Cabrera archipelago off the southern coast of Mallorca. Ibiza: The dark sands and rocky cliffs of Cala Boix. The bohemian market at the bottom of the hills around San Carles. Clear-water beaches including Benirras and Cala Saladas. Boat trips to neighbouring Formentera to see the windmills and cycle or hike across the hills. Menorca: The hiking trails around Mount Toro. Cultural and historic cities including Mahon and the old town of Cuitadella. Caves and gorges at the Cales Coves. Sandy beaches at Binibequer and Cala'n Porter in the south, and Punta Prima to the east, amongst many others. The ruined castle of Santa Àgueda in the north of the island. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearic Islands are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling as well as seaside relaxation.

Festivals in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

January: Festival of Palma de Mallorca's patron saint, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April: Pollença wine fair, May: Palma International Boat Show, May: Ibiza International Film Festival, April/May: Spring fairs, June: Midsummer's eve festivals, July: Festival of the patron saint of fishermen, July: International Folklore Festival (Soller), June: Festival of Sant Joan (Ibiza, Menorca), July: Sant Martí­ horse festival (Es Mercadal, Menorca), August: Summer Music festival (Menorca), August: Earth Festival (Ibiza), September: Festival of King Jaume I, September: Grape harvest celebrations (Binissalem), October: Alcudia agricultural fair, November: Caimari olive fair (Tramuntana mountains), December: Christmas markets.

Gastronomy of the Balearic Islands

Traditional cuisine in the Balearic Islands is rich and varied, making excellent use of the abundant local ingredients including pork, fish and vegetables as well as olive oil and lard. Olives, almonds and citrus fruit are grown across the island, as are the grapes which are used to produce a selection of white, rosé and red wines. Local specialities in the Balearics include ‘Sobrasada’ (a type of sausage), ‘Arros Brut’ (saffron rice cooked with meat and vegetables), ‘Frit mallorqui’ (fried offal with potatoes and vegetables) and ‘Ensaimada’ (a sweet bun). Local desserts are made with almonds or nougat, and seafood dishes, including ‘Caldereta de Ilagosta’ (lobster stew), are a staple. Speciality spirits from Menorca include Maó Gin, made from juniper berries, and Port. The Hierbas Ibicencas, and Frígola in Ibiza are aromatic drinks built around aniseed and thyme respectively.

Climate of the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild and stormy winters. There is some variation across Mallorca as the Tramuntana Mountains protect the southwest of the island. Average summer temperatures are around 25 degrees, when seas are also warm and a cooling breeze prevents excessive heat. Spring and autumn are great seasons to visit as temperatures are pleasant but there are fewer tourists, although nights can be cold and there is some rainfall. Average temperatures in winter are around 10 degrees with occasional showers and snow falling in the mountains.

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