Finca Serena – Mallorca
We love this hotel for its superb positioning, stunning countryside views and overall serenity.
When you’re thinking of getting away from it all, Finca Serena should most definitely be at the top of your list. In the middle of Mallorca, in 50 hectares of its own vineyards, olives and citrus trees, pines and lavender, it’s a little haven of serenity. Hence the name. Formerly a farmhouse, it has been stylishly turned into a dreamy retreat, from which you probably won’t stray during your entire stay. The pool is designed for lounging around, but if you’re after even more peace and quiet, there are plenty of shady spots around the grounds. You can wander around the vineyards and orchards, and the Finca organises wine and olive oil tasting. Everything runs at a very relaxed pace here, making you feel an age away from your daily life, the instant you cross the threshold. Staff are attentive and friendly and pay great attention to detail – you’ll want for nothing.
We love the warm Mediterranean simplicity of Finca Serena’s rooms and suites, which are spread throughout the main house and converted farm buildings in the grounds. All are generous in size and are minimalist but tasteful and harmonious in décor. King size beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy feather pillow from the pillow menu guarantee a good night’s sleep, and the bathrooms all have large walk in rain showers and plenty of space. The Double Garden rooms have their own private terrace and are very intimate. The Deluxe Garden rooms are slightly larger and very peaceful, one of which you reach via a woodland path. In the main house, the large Junior Suites are light filled and look out over the olive groves and gardens. For total privacy, the Suites are wonderful. Set away from the main building in the grounds, they have large windows giving you magnificent views of the estate and towards the Tramuntana mountains. For truly amazing views, go for one of the Garden Suites, with their terraces that overlook the estate.
The finca has its own kitchen garden, where much of the produce is grown. Everything else is locally sourced and transformed into authentic and delicious fare, at the hands of the chef Celia Martin-Nieto. Sit back with a sharing plate of tapas on the veranda at lunch overlooking the Pla de Montuiri, and savour long dinners in Jacaranda each evening, where the menu changes daily. And once a week, you can eat under the stars in the vineyard.
You’ll need to leave them at home, as Finca Serena is just for grown ups!
If you’re not a regular Spa visitor, you should book a treatment here. The terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside is as relaxing as it gets, whilst the indoor pool with its own fireplace is just as indulgent. There’s a fully equipped gym, sauna and hammam, and classes are offered in yoga, pilates and tai chi. There are several nearby golf courses, and riding and cycling can easily be organised.
Hotel Type: A 5* adult only farmhouse turned luxury haven surrounded by nature.
Location: Set in its own lush estate of 50 hectares of vineyards, olives and citrus trees, pines and lavender, in the heart of Mallorca and only 20 minutes’ drive from Palma airport.
Style: 18th Century farmhouse turned into a dreamy retreat.
Rooms: 13 rooms and 12 suites with elegant and welcoming decor
Ideal For: Those looking to enjoy some tranquillity and escape reality.
Swimming: Outdoor pool with stunning countryside views and indoor heated pool in the Spa.
Dining: Gastronomic heaven with produce from the farm straight to the table.
Activities: Yoga, walking, jogging, cycling, horse riding, visit the local villages, tour the vineyard, tai chi, play golf, or visit the spa.
Spa: Wellness Spa situated in the old cow shed, with incredible views. There is an extensive menu of treatments, indoor pool, sauna, hammam, exercise room and gym.
Price From: €309 per night for a double room.
Closing dates: 24th of November 2019 to the 30th of January 2020.
F&P Must Do: Hire a bike for the day and discover Mallorca on bicycle.