Predi Son Jaumell
- Style Poised and polished possessió
- Setting Castle-facing Capdepera countryside
Predi Son Jaumell hotel on Mallorca’s north-east coast is formed on the foundations of a 400-year-old estate, with ancient sundial, traditional stone exterior and pig hooks still in place. New on the 17th-century scene is an ex-El Bulli chef, bold local art and a cool minimalist palette.
Need to know
- Rooms 24 suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $260.69 (€191), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- More details Rates usually include buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Sun terrace, chapel, bikes to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar and Aveda bath products.
- Poolside Cabanas and white loungers surround the deep-green infinity pool, heated from March to May and October to November. There's a direct path that leads from Son Jaumell to the pretty beach at Cala Agulla – it's about 20 minutes by foot.
- Check–out 12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Children The hotel welcomes kids; extra beds for children aged two to 12 are available for €45–€77 a night, depending on season and room type.
- Eco‐friendly The sun-blessed island’s rainwater is in short supply, so the hotel collects and re-uses all that does fall. It also uses biomass to generate heat.
- Also Massages are available on request. One room has been adapted for wheelchair users.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Wonder at the hooks and their possible uses in Room 3, a Junior Suite, which has a freestanding bath tub in the main bedroom and an arched stone ceiling. Spoiler: the room is the old pig sty, and the hooks were for weighing the inhabitants. The design of Grand Suite Room 2 gave new life to some old crockery by arranging broken bits of plates on a wall behind the bed; it also has easy access to the pool thanks to a set of French doors. The panorama prize has to go to Room 9 (a Junior Suite with Terrace) for its prime view of the castle, but if you want a private hammock-enhanced garden as well, go for Junior Suite 25.
- Packing tips Keen walkers don’t need to pack their walking poles – the hotel has a supply to loan to happy hikers.
- Also Keep an eye out for hidden relics from the estate’s 400-year past, including the three protected Bronze Age caves in the grounds, and a chapel with original doors and floors.
Food and drink at Predi Son Jaumell
- Hotel restaurant The ex-El Bulli chef at the restaurant, Andreu Genestra, has skills worthy of where he honed them. The food is fresh and creative: dishes include monkfish with fennel and roasted plums, and beef with raisins and al dente vegetables, with a more casual menu of grilled meats, fish of the day and pasta at lunch. The traditional Mallorcan decor is simple: stone walls, wooden beams and linen-covered chairs, and hooks on the walls leftover from when the building was the estate’s farmhouse. The neutral palette is broken up by the row of blow-glass green lamps hanging by the terrace.
- Dress code Camouflage yourself in country casuals in complementary shades of bright white and beige.
- Top table Bathe in the natural light by the window, or nab a seat in the sun out on the terrace.
- Last orders You don’t have to worry about keeping time here: the restaurant opens at 7.30am and stays that way until 11pm.
- Room service You can order up anything from the restaurant while the kitchen's open.
- Hotel bar There’s no separate bar, but drinks can be served wherever you’d like them. The hotel’s own wine is our tipple of choice.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details