You will find Can Ferrereta nestled on the fabulous island of Majorca surrounded by the warm Mediterranean sea. Crystal clear waters, golden sands, and stunning mountain ranges are not the only delights the island has to offer. Situated along the coast of Majorca, the rural town of Santanyi is home to one of the best-kept secrets in luxury hotels, the Hotel Can Ferrereta. This hidden gem welcomes visitors from around the world to relax and dine in modern comfort while surrounded by more than 8000 years of tradition and folklore. This is the perfect retreat for those looking to escape and rejuvenate in the peace and tranquility of rural bliss while enjoying five-star treatment and contemporary luxury convenience.

Location

Why is Hotel Can Ferrereta the best rural retreat in Mallorca?

The Hotel Can Ferrereta can be found on the southeast side of the Mallorcan island ensconced in the Mallorcan municipality Santanyi. Steeped in history, the surrounding rural town was founded in the 1300s and dates back to prehistoric times. This 17th-century retreat envelopes history, contemporary art, and modern convenience while offering sumptuous relaxation experiences and leisure activities. Spend your days luxuriating by the pool on a sun lounger all day with drinks and food ready to hand or wander through the village and take in the beauty of the natural surroundings. Perhaps end the day with a delicious cocktail or glass of wine at the pool bar. The Hotel provides the perfect rural setting combined with modern convenience and bespoke care tailored to your needs. It will definitely have you returning to visit each time you decide to dip your toes into the Mediterranean sea.

Key Facts

  • a 17th-century mansion turned into a five-star hotel
  • a 40-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca Airport
  • situated in the village of Santanyi

What is special?

  • browse the limited editions and listen to vinyl records in the mansion’s library
  • relax and detox in the peaceful stone surroundings of the hammam or sauna
  • take a dip in the crisp waters of the 25 m outdoor pool surrounded by the gorgeous Mediterranean garden

What do the guests say?

  • this is arguably the best-looking hotel in the world
  • the rooms and public spaces, including the pool, are luxurious without being pretentious
  • the property is absolutely stunning, with no detail overlooked.

Accommodation

What type of accommodation is available at The Can Ferrereta? What amenities can I expect to find in my suite? 

The accommodation comprises 32 rooms and suites of exquisite design and luxury. Relaxation and comfort are the main focus in each unique spacious setting. The rooms are generously proportioned and range from opulent rooms overlooking the Can Ferrereta gardens to grandiose suites with private gardens and gourmet minibars. Each room is uniquely decorated with fresh, modern organic flair while maintaining the medieval old-world charm of 17th century stone arches and vaulted ceilings. Soak your cares away in an oriental freestanding tub. Each brightly lit bathroom is filled with small personal touches needed for a relaxing soak at the end of the day.

Key Facts

  • the Hotel Can Ferrereta comprises a selection of 32 rooms and luxury suites
  • the rooms offer unlimited Wi-Fi, internet connection, air conditioning, and satellite tv
  • rooms have views of the Can Ferrereta gardens, church, and Mallorcan courtyard

What is special?

  • enjoy the peace and tranquility while soaking in your own freestanding oriental tub
  • savor a glass of wine from the gourmet mini bar in your private garden
  • relax as the staff and concierge provide full room service catering to your every need 

What do the guests say?

  • as seasoned travelers, we agree the rooms at Hotel Can Ferrereta have the ‘wow’ factor 
  • I have to say the décor and ambiance is sublime
  • we loved our stay, the hotel is stunning and the room particularly so

Pools & Spa

How can I relax during my stay at the Hotel Can Ferrereta? What spa facilities does the Hotel offer? 

The SA CALMA spa provides a host of sensory experiences designed to relax and rejuvenate guests. Its many attributes include a stunning heated indoor pool that offers the ultimate hydromassage experience. In addition, you can step into the double sensation shower to cool off after indulging in the heat of the luxurious sauna or hammam (Turkish bath) facilities or find your inner peace while relaxing and focusing in the outdoor yoga and meditation area. The spa offers holistic treatments designed to entice the senses and rebalance body and soul using natural products such as olives, salt, natural oils, and seaweed. Escape the rest of the world in this perfectly peaceful sanctuary after an exciting day of exploration or lounging at the pool.

Key Facts

  • the SA Calma spa uses natural, locally sourced products in their  treatment regime
  • the indoor heated pool is 10m in length with a hydromassage area
  • the spa boasts three large beauty treatment booths

What is special?

  • relax and reflect as you soak up the heat in the peaceful hammam
  • immerse your body in the warm silky waters of the heated pool
  • calm your mind and body with an indulgent body or scalp massage

What do the guests say?

  • I found the spa facilities to be the most comfortable I have ever experienced
  • the therapists are skilled and provide personalized attention
  • we loved the delicious spa treatments and indoor pool

Culinary

What's on the menu at Hotel Can Ferrereta? Is there a variety of food choices? 

There are two restaurants to choose from, each offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine filled with dishes made from locally sourced produce. The Ocre restaurant and bar can be found tucked into the 17th-century mansions’ ancient wine cellar. Complete with heavy wooden beams overhead and stone arches, it blends old-world charm with modern fine dining. The La Fresca offers a casual and relaxed dining experience surrounded by the gorgeous foliage of the central garden. Seating is undercover, providing shelter from the sun and rain while allowing guests to enjoy the fresh warm Mediterranean air. You can look forward to alfresco breakfasts followed by refreshing cocktails and aperitifs at the poolside throughout the day and lovely sunset dinners. Whether you prefer fine dining or a more relaxed atmosphere, the Hotel Can Ferrereta can provide the cuisine and ambiance you require to make each meal a culinary delight.

Key Facts

  • the hotel caters to guests with two restaurant options
  • produce is locally sourced and freshly prepared
  • the Ocre restaurant has a small wine cellar filled with a selection of wines and vintages

What is special?

  • dine under the stars in the Mallorcan courtyard
  • sample delicious Mediterranean food and beverages seated under medieval stone arches
  • enjoy a refreshing cocktail while seated beside the outdoor pool

What do the gusts say?

  • best food in town!
  • the food is incredible, and the chefs are outstanding
  • we agree our meal was excellent, better than some we have had in London restaurants

Activities

What activities are there at the Hotel Can Ferrereta? What is there to do nearby?

Although the Hotel Can Ferrereta will leave you feeling utterly spoilt for choice in terms of relaxation, you may need reminding that there is life beyond its medieval walls. Step outside into the traditional village of Santanyi. Its cobbled stone streets and architecture are filled with an old-world atmosphere. Enjoy the weekly markets filled with fresh produce and explore the charming streets crammed with tiny art galleries and boutiques. The location of Santanyi places it extremely close to the coast, giving guests access to stunning natural beaches complete with white sand and sky-blue waters. Pop to the beach for a stroll on those soft white sands or slot in a quick visit to the Es Trenc salt flats, where they have been making salt for centuries. Further afield, you can visit the Mandragora Natural Park busting with native wildlife, streams, and beaches. Or perhaps take a boat ride to the island of Cabrera and go dolphin and whale spotting.

Key Facts

  • the hotel has a bike station for guests providing everything required for avid cyclists
  • cycle routes on the island are plentiful, and roads are extremely safe
  • the Vall d’Or 18-hole golf course is situated close to the village of Santanyi

What is special?

  • hike along the coastline, exploring the natural beauty of the Mediterranean, then take a dip in the crystal-clear sea waters
  • explore the cobblestoned streets of Santanyi packed with tiny art galleries and workshops
  • take the family on an adventure boat ride and discover hidden coves and beaches along the coastline

What do the guests say?

  • we loved our late-night strolls in the village of Santanyi. The perfect end to a perfect day.
  • Santanyi literally buzzes on market day, and it has some great restaurants and cafes
  • the hotel has excellent access to the city and nearby beaches

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