This Renovated Monastery Is Mallorca’s Most Tranquil Retreat

Son Brull, part of The Aficionados hospitality group, is a boutique five-star hotel nestled in the mountains of Mallorca. 

If you’re in search of a peaceful retreat privately tucked away in a valley of Mallorca’s majestic Tramuntana mountain range, look no further than Son Brull. The property itself is a renovated 18th-century monastery, romantically adorned with original stone walls and cobblestone floors, climbing vines, and even a traditional room-sized olive oil press. It’s set on 32 hectares of land filled with vineyards and gardens from which the hotel sources its delightful array of ingredients for its two restaurants: Michelin-starred 365 Restaurant and their Bistro. 

In a beautiful marriage of old and new, the classic exterior of the hotel is mixed with contemporary Scandi-inspired furniture and a cozy, neutral-themed palette. 

The inviting pool is the hotel’s centerpiece. With a variety of daybeds and chaise lounges to perch from, it’s the perfect place to unwind with an Aperol spritz — made with the hotel’s own Cava, of course — and a good novel. The infinity pool overlooks the valley for a relaxing view while you swim. 

To take your relaxation even further, guests have full access to the spa’s facilities, including a sauna, cold plunge pool, and steam room, as well as daily yoga classes. 

The valley surrounding the hotel is well-known for its bike routes, and the hotel has several regular and electronic bikes available for excursions. 

Just a few hours at Son Brull and you’ll immediately be transported to a tranquil state of mind, ready to unwind in the quiet nature of Mallorca’s countryside. 

Top Takeaways

Location: Mallorca, Spain

Star-Rating: Five-star

The Vibe: Think Nick Parker’s Napa estate from The Parent Trap, but way more luxe. Relaxed and inviting enough to wear a sundress, but bougie enough for the sundress to be designer. 

Food + Drink: Enjoy your daily complimentary breakfast on the Bistro patio, taking in the full view of the sunrise as it comes over the mountains. Dinner options include the prix fixe menu at 365 Restaurant or a la carte dishes at the Bistro. You should also take advantage of Son Brull’s in-house wines and liquors, especially their gin cocktails and sangria made with their wines. 

Amenities: Wi-Fi, turndown service, rainfall showerheads, hydromassage bathtubs, Bang & Olufsen tech accessories (including Bluetooth speakers and TV), automated light and AC controls, and complimentary access to the hotel’s bikes and spa amenities. 

Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel? It’s a quiet retreat isolated from the hustle and bustle of Mallorca’s thriving tourist scene. You can truly unwind at this property. 

What’s Nearby? The towns of Pollença, Puerto Pollença, and Alcúdia are all under a 20-minute drive from the property so you have no shortage of restaurants, shops, and beaches to explore. Pollença is even bikeable (just over 4 kilometers, or 2.5 miles each way) if you’d like to take advantage of the hotel’s e-bikes. 

Any Neighborhood Recs? La Font del Gall in Pollença is a favorite amongst tourists and locals alike, boasting traditional Spanish and Mediterranean food, including seafood, a particularly succulent lamb shoulder dish, and, of course, a few different paella options. If you head out to Alcúdia, Restaurante Bodega Ca’n Pantina is an unassuming spot for a mix of familiar and more experimental tapas. Try the lengua ternera (beef tongue) and thank us later. 

Rooms: Choose from nine different room types in the main building ranging from a cozy superior room to a full suite with a private terrace and hot tub. For a stunning splurge, go for a secluded villa private for you and your party. 

Pricing: Rates widely vary, but they start at $330 per night in the off-season and around $500+ during summer months. 

Closest Airport: Palma de Mallorca 

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