Luxury hotel holiday Torralbenc Menorca

The four star Torralbenc is a luxury hotel on the island of Menorca. The white-washed walls of this traditional farmhouse, the terracotta tiles, and the tranquillity of its rooms, cottages, and pool, establish it as a gem amidst the rolling green countryside of Menorca. This hotel is perfect for those looking for an idyllic retreat away from more traditional holiday destinations such as Mallorca and mainland Spain. Modern amenities, including a luxury Spa, private pools, and minimalist, serene designs, make this the perfect base from which to enjoy the sun of the Balearic Islands, or venture out to explore Menorca's many fascinating archaeological sites.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways to Palma de Menorca
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional or room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Torralbenc, Menorca

Torralbenc is an intimate 4-star, ultra-chic boutique hotel in a beautiful natural location. Award-winning cuisine, excellent spa facilities and supremely comfortable accommodation, alongside a number of curated activities, afford guests a truly relaxing and restorative experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Just inland of the south coast of Menorca, about 15-minutes' drive to the coast

Annual opening 14 March to 9 November

Closest airport Menorca

Distance from airport The hotel is about 10-minutes' drive from Menorca Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming Pool, Spa, Gym, Lounge, Restaurant, Parasols, Room Service, Guest Parking.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

To fully experience the attractions of this idyllic island, we would recommend visiting the harbours of Cuitadella and Mahon, the picturesque and peaceful Macarella Cove, and following the ancient coastal pathways. This will ensure you have witnessed the beauty of the Menorcan coastline. Those looking for more cultural exploration may wish to visit the many archaeological sites near to the Torralbenc. These include the Torre d'en Galmes, Navetes des Tudons, Trepuco Ancient Burial Site, Torralba d'en Salord Talaiotic Taules, and Torretrencada.

Sports nearby

Cycling, Walking, Riding, Diving in the Biosphere Reserve, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding, Sailing, and Hiking.

From the time of booking to the end of our holiday we felt spoilt and had a wonderful relaxing time. It is difficult to think of any areas to improve.
Mrs L, July 2018

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

From about

£1,080 low season

£1,750 high season

Holiday Code EXH1817

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 Torralbenc, Menorca

The luxury four star Torralbenc hotel is housed within the walls of a traditional Menorcan farm. The enchanting and traditional white-washed exterior, terracotta tiles, limestone, and wooden-beamed ceilings serve to create an atmosphere that is almost other-worldly. A truly idyllic rural retreat, this hotel holds luxury and privacy at the forefront. Around the 70 hectare estate, patches of flowers are lined with rustic dry-stone walls, serene pools look out across the countryside to the sea, and shady corners offer shelter from the midday heat. Palm trees and colourful flowers adorn patios and terraces, and the parasols that line one side of the turquoise pool look out over the green Menorcan countryside, with the blue sea in the distance. In the evenings, the grounds are atmospherically lit by hidden lights and the warm, golden glow from the tall arched windows of the hotel building, which completes the Torralbenc's vision of paradise. The rooms themselves make a feature of the original limestone, combining it with light wood furnishing and beams, and natural fabrics in spaces illuminated by sunlight. The effect is serene and soothing, to match the luxury spa treatments that are available, with a range of 'moments' tailored to each guest's needs. Taste the heritage of the farm in the restaurant, which was formerly the store-house used during the grape harvest. Mediterranean cuisine meets a Menorcan twist in the hands of Michelin-starred Paco Morales. Horse-riding trips can be organised along the Camí de Cavalls, or explore the Biosphere Reserve with the excellent diving facilities. Menorca is an excellent value destination for both active and relaxing holidays, with watersports available on the fantastically beautiful beaches, and cycling, walking, and climbing available inland. Surrounded by archaeological sites dating back to the second millennium BC, with the Torre d'en Galmés just a short walk away, this is the perfect spot for history lovers as well as those looking to explore Menorca's world-famous coves and beaches. Menorca's flat relief makes it easy for walkers of all abilities to explore the Talaiotic Pre-historic sites that dot the landscape: from tall, upright Taules, to the ancient settlement of Torretrencada. This luxury rural hotel is a quintessentially Menorcan retreat, with excellent amenities, and an exclusive, soothing, intimate atmosphere that will stay with you long after you leave.

Room descriptions

The Torralbenc has 25 rooms and 2 cottages with air-conditioning, heating, satellite TV, safe, terrace, private bar, and wifi. All rooms are decorated with a light, natural, palette.

Albenc Room
Superior Room with private terrace or balcony
Sea View Room with living area and private garden terrace
Grand Sea View Room at the top of the hotel, with king size canopy bed, dressing room, and large terrace
Garden Cottage with private garden, living room, and courtyard
Pool Cottage with sea views, garden terrace, living area, and private plunge pool
From the time of booking to the end of our holiday we felt spoilt and had a wonderful relaxing time. It is difficult to think of any areas to improve.
Mrs L, July 2018

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

From about

£1,080 low season

£1,750 high season

Holiday Code EXH1817

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 Torralbenc, Menorca

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Torralbenc, Menorca, 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 10 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.

From the time of booking to the end of our holiday we felt spoilt and had a wonderful relaxing time. It is difficult to think of any areas to improve.
Mrs L, July 2018

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

From about

£1,080 low season

£1,750 high season

Holiday Code EXH1817

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 Torralbenc, Menorca

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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