Mirabó de Valldemossa
- Style Sun-kissed 16th-century olive farm
- Setting Verdant Valldemossa valleys
A picturesque 16th-century olive farm on Mallorca, Mirabó de Valldemossa hotel boats a breathtaking array of views out over the surrounding mountains from its sun-flooded rooms and stone terraces. Apart from the peaceful historic village nearby, you'll feel like you've found your own private wilderness – if, of course, living off the beaten path included nine romantic rooms, a palm-fringed outdoor pool, welcoming service and aromatic gardens.
Need to know
- Rooms Nine, including one suite.
- Rates Double rooms from $237.51 (€173), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- More details Rates include buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Gardens, library with DVDs and CDs, free WiFi throughout and parking. In rooms: standard TV, DVD and CD player.
- Poolside There is an outdoor pool, as well as a plunge pool for two.
- Check–out 12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 1pm.
Children The stones, steps, pools and sheer drops mean children need constant supervising – Mirabó is not really designed for little ones.
- Hotel closed 9 December 2010 to 9 Feb 2011
- Also Obviously smokers can light up outside, and there are lots of cosy corners in which to indulge this vice.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Follow the stone steps that lead through the pebble- and flower-strewn garden and bed down in El Porche de las Ovejas, split off from the main building. This spacious mini kingdom was once home to some very lucky ewes and rams but don’t let this put you off, there’s no trace of furry, four-legged friends amid the less-is-more decor. You get first dibs on the terrace outside your room, which overlooks the grounds and has stunning Valldemossa views; the perfect place to top up your blossoming tan.
- Packing tips Bring your conversational charm and some stories for the warm and welcoming manager, Antonio. A classic read will stand you in good stead at the poolside and you might want some spare euros to light a candle for resident saint La Beata.
- Also If you’re missing your own four-legged housemates, befriend the lovable resident labrador.
Food and drink at Mirabó de Valldemossa
- Hotel restaurant The Mirabó restaurant is set within the main room of the old olive press, which still stands proud. The decor abounds with rustic simplicity and the various nooks and crannies are romantically kitted out with candles and spotlights. Cotton tablecloths and wrought iron chairs continue the cream, stone and metal theme – a contrast to the colourful Mediterranean cuisine served up here. Go for jewel-bright paella, try the seafood frito or feast upon roasted lamb shoulder, teamed with a spicy Spanish red.
- Dress code Anything goes, as long as you’re clothed.
- Top table There are just five tables to choose from in this cosy space but history buffs and the curious might want to nestle by the press.
- Last orders Breakfast is served at a very reasonable 8.30pm–11.30am, lunch is from 1pm–3pm and dinner is dished out from 7pm–9.30pm.
- Room service No room service as such but the honesty bar is stacked with a bounty of snacks and spirits, along with a Nespresso machine.
- Hotel bar The honesty bar in the kitchenette is a well-stocked delight. Rustle up your own cocktail with all the trimmings (or sample wine from the family vineyard), jot down your tipple in the notepad and meander into the living room to sip your drink fireside.