There is a place like home! It’s in Pollensa, situated in Majorca, a charming little town nestled between the mountains and the sea.
TEXT: NOELIA SANTANA | PHOTOS: MIQUEL TRES
Among the historic landmarks and heritage is Son Sant Jordi – absolutely not your average hotel. It’s a gentle immersion into Majorcan culture, a place where you get to experience how the locals live, where the word ‘homely’ can’t even begin to describe its cosiness.
Distributed across a complex of three buildings from the 17th century, the 14 rooms, still bearing the original stone walls and authentic ornamental arches, brim with character, but also with comforts you would expect from any luxury hotel.
The hotel is run by the Salas family who, between them, have many years of experience in the industry. “After travelling the world working in big hotels, we knew we wanted to create something different, a place where our guests would feel at home,” Aina Salas, the hotel director, says. And the passion and joy that has gone into it radiates out from every detail of this beautiful boutique hotel.
The main building, the original grandparents’ house, overlooks a lush garden, where you can spend time relaxing by the pool, reading under the shade of one of the many fruit trees or enjoying the many family pets, even including two parrots named Pipo and Petra.
Pollensa is an idyllic spot, snuggled up into the mountains of Sierra de Tramuntana, but also very close to the sea. Paradise seekers will enjoy the crystalline waters and solitude of the many beaches and coves in the area, all a short drive from the hotel. The hotel itself is right in the old town, a place bursting with history. Follow the 365 steps to visit the Calvario chapel and take in the breathtaking views of Pollensa.
After a day of exploration, tuck into some Mediterranean comfort food in the hotel restaurant, where the fresh produce is cooked with plenty of love. How about a complimentary breakfast with homemade jams from those luscious trees that provided you with shade the day before?
“Son Sant Jordi, and Pollensa has something for everyone and is a great spot to experience the not-so-touristy part of Majorca,” concludes Aina.
The hotel is open all year round and Majorca’s mild temperature – an average of 18°C – makes Son Sant Jordi the perfect escape from the cold weather.
Tel.: (+34) 971 530 389