Luxury hotel holiday Gran Hotel Son Net Mallorca

A luxury rural retreat, the five star Gran Hotel Son Net is situated in the heart of the Balearics' most famous island, Mallorca. With vast panoramas across rolling green hills and the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, this luxury boutique hotel offers a taste of idyllic Spanish rural life. Just over the mountains, however, are a number of pretty fishing villages and hidden coves that line the golden, rocky coast. The island's capital, Palma de Mallorca, is also within easy driving distance for a taste of classic Mallorcan history and culture. We recommend this hotel for week-long holidays in the sun, or as part of a two-centre touring holiday, combining the countryside of Mallorca with the sparkling 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 Gran Hotel Son Net, Mallorca

Gran Hotel Son Net is a 5-star boutique hotel in a breath-taking countryside location. Guests will love the beautiful grounds and pools as well as sampling delicious cuisine and wine made in the hotel's own winery.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is loacted at the base of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, near a rural village.

Annual opening All year, but closed for most of February

Closest airport Palma de Mallorca Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' drive from Palma de Mallorca Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming Pool, Cabana Rental, Beauty Lounge with Rreatments and Massages, Gym, 2 Gourmet Restaurants, Treehouse, Son Net Bar, Winery and Vineyards.

Land sports

Tennis, Cycling, Golf, and Hiking Excursions.

Out and about nearby

The central position of the Gran Hotel Son Net in Mallorca means that you are perfectly placed to explore every corner of this diverse and beautiful island. Head west to Palma de Mallorca to see the island's cultural highlights, including the waterfront cathedral, the iconic Castell de Bellver, the contemporary Es Baluard Museum, and the mesmerising Royal Palace of La Almudaina. To explore the natural landscape, we recommend hiking or cycling across part of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains, as they offer some of the most spectacular views on the island, stopping off at the small picturesque villages of Deia and Soller. After this, navigate deep into the Cuevas del Drach and Hams near Porto Cristo on the east coast of the island. A number of wine cellars are situated in the landscape surrounding the Gran Hotel Son Net, including the Bodega Jaume Mesquida, the Bodega Son Puig, the Bodega Jose Lluis Ferrer, and the Bodega Macia Battle. All are open for wine tasting experiences and/or tours. Aside from this, the main attractions of the island are its phenomenal beaches and verdant, fertile countryside.

Sports nearby

Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Caving, Watersports, Scuba-diving, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing Courses, Canyoning Tours, and Sailing. Excursions can be organised through the hotel.

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

From about

£1,340 low season

£2,360 high season

Holiday Code EXH1839

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 Gran Hotel Son Net, Mallorca

The five star boutique Gran Hotel Son Net stands out against its verdant surroundings, with pink stucco walls that are typical of Mallorca and the luxurious style of the Balearic Islands. The main entrance, however, is more unassuming, with a creeper-clad stone facade, circular driveway, wooden window frames, and deep green shutters. Situated deep in the green Mallorcan countryside, this luxury rural retreat offers traditional luxuries and comforts, combined with views across, and easy access to, the island's beautiful natural landscape. With the quaint village of Puigpunyent just a short distance away, guests are treated to an authentic vision of Spanish rural life. The Gran Hotel Son Net has vast and perfectly maintained gardens that give way to a wide pool terrace that overlooks the mountain valley and neighbouring villages. The magic of the Mallorcan countryside, painted in such vivid colours, is infectious at the Gran Hotel Son Net, and the hotel's hillside position captures the colours and undulations of the land in vast panoramas. Inside the hotel, the rooms and dining hall are full of character. The rugged stone walls and draped red curtains of the Oleum Restaurant are undeniably atmospheric, complementing the depth of flavour in the Mediterranean and Mallorcan cuisine. Dishes are accompanied by expertly chosen wines, produced in the vineyards of the hotel's own wine estate. In the warm summer evenings, perhaps eat outside at the Gazebo Restaurant overlooking the ground on which the food was grown. The 31 rooms of this boutique hotel are decorated with a combination of glowing warm colours and elegant, but refined, furnishings. The larger rooms have private outdoor spaces from which you can enjoy the heat of the Mallorcan sun, and the suites have archways and pillars that hark back to the mansion's 17th century beginnings. While the country location of this hotel gives it an enchantingly romantic charm, it also provides exceptional opportunities for such activities as hiking, cycling, golf, and wine-tasting; though, with Palma de Mallorca so close by, it also suits those looking to indulge in water sports and cosmopolitan life. We would recommend combining this hotel with another hotel on Mallorca's coast, to maximise your time among the Mallorcan hills and allow you to explore the two contrasting sides to the island.

Room descriptions

The Gran Hotel Son Net has 31 rooms with air-conditioning, TV, optional wake-up calls, daily housekeeping, safe, hairdryer, Wifi, and Minibar.

Classic Room
Superior Room with king-size bed and views across courtyard or mountains
Superior Terrace Room on ground floor with private terrace
Deluxe Room on top floor
Deluxe Pool Room with living area, private Jacuzzi, and garden, and access to semi-private pool
Grand Suite Cottage with private entrance, garden, pool, and living room
Gran Suite with open living room and king-size bed
Royal Suite with living and dining areas, private terrace and/or garden, private Jacuzzi, and the option of dining in your garden
Presidential Suite with two queen-sized beds, living room, and private terrace

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

From about

£1,340 low season

£2,360 high season

Holiday Code EXH1839

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 Gran Hotel Son Net, Mallorca

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Son Net, 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 30 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.

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

From about

£1,340 low season

£2,360 high season

Holiday Code EXH1839

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 Gran Hotel Son Net, 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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