Menorca, Spain

Amagatay Menorca

Price per night from$266.40

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR245.45), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Home farm

Setting

Agrarian isle

Coming soon to a Balearic island near you, Amagatay is an agriturismo for making hay while the sun shines (literally) from April to October in Menorca. The fabulous farmstay has been adopted by a set of somewhat more stylish owners, who have transformed its 19th-century cow sheds and oxen stables into sleek suites with a colour palette that would put most spas to shame. Alaior is in one direction, Mahón on the coast is in another, and, forming a ring around the entire isle, is the Camí de Cavalls, or Path of Horses, ready for scenic seaside strolls – if you’re ever willing to move.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

20, including 18 suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £229.98 (€270), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.20 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast.

Hotel closed

The agriturismo opens up the stables in time for the long European summer season, from the start of April until the end of October.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, farm and olive grove. In rooms: beach and pool towels, free bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, air-conditioning, minibar, TV with international channels and Damana bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The Balearics may get busy in the summer, but you’d never know it from the serene, secluded comfort of your four-metre-high Amagatay Deluxe with Garden and Countryside Views – all 142 square metres of it. This suite is in the old cow shed, but there’s nothing bovine about it.

Poolside

Amagatay’s 86 acres have ample space for a pool – there’s one overlooking the olive groves, open from 9am to 9pm.

Packing tips

Amagatay may be a farm, but you don’t have to take it literally; dungarees are only optional and no trowels are required.

Also

Massages and private yoga classes can be arranged on request.

Children

The hotel only accepts children aged over 16.

Sustainability efforts

Aerothermal heat pumps are used for hot water to minimise electricity consumption and solar panels are being installed this year.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Breathing in the good-life air outdoors on the estate, or having the chef cook up a Salt Bae-worthy storm in your private garden.

Dress Code

Worzel and Sally can stay firmly in the late 1970s.

Hotel restaurant

Farm-to-table around here consists of local and seasonal products (some grown right here in the garden) cooked at a grill next to your seat, all generously doused, obviously, in estate-made olive oil. This extends to seafood from Menorca’s 200 kilometres of coastline. At breakfast, you can enjoy the island’s output, with homegrown fruit gracing the buffet and à la carte options available.

Hotel bar

Next to the pool in the gardens, the bar is ready with cooling cocktails and post-swim snacks any time from 10am (you’re on holiday…).

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8am until 11am; lunch service runs from 1pm to 4pm; and dinner can be ordered between 7pm and 10pm. The bar is open until midnight.

Room service

Breakfast can be served in your room if you’d prefer and a more extensive room-service menu is in the works.

Location

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Address
Amagatay Menorca
Finca Torralba Gran Carretera Alaior a Calan Porter s/n
Alaior
07730
Spain

Amagatay is in central Menorca, north-west of the island’s capital, Mahón.

Planes

Menorca’s airport is handily in Mahón, just a 15-minute drive from the finca. The hotel can arrange transfers for you for €50 each way.

Automobiles

You’ll need a car to get to the beaches and port towns – stow it away at the hotel’s free outdoor car park.

Other

If you’re Balearic-hopping, you’ll be able to board a vessel bound for Mahón in Palma in Mallorca (sailing time: five hours and 30 minutes). Ferries also drop anchor here after calling in at stops on the mainland, including Barcelona and Valencia, but don’t expect the crossing to be quick.

Worth getting out of bed for

Amagatay is between the inland town of Alaior in the middle of Menorca and its coastal capital, Mahón (also called Maó in Catalan). The hotel team can arrange activities all over the island, whether you want to hike or bike along its trails, which include the 86-kilometre Camí de Cavalls, an ancient path that winds around Menorca’s coastline. Intrepid hikers will be rewarded with some of the hardest-to-reach beaches on the island. To expend a little less energy, you can book an electric bicycle (or a horse) to do the hard work for you. You’ll also be able to make the most of the water, with sailing trips, kayaking, diving and snorkelling, and swims in the secluded Cales Coves. On dry land, don’t miss the Mola Fortress in Mahón; and archaeology geeks will enjoy touring the prehistoric settlements of Talatí de Dalt and Torralba d'en Salort

Local restaurants

If you’ve grown accustomed to being in a 19th-century building, you can head to another one, in the form of Es Molí de Foc, in an old mill and with a brewery attached (plus a whole menu dedicated to rice dishes). In Mahón, Arjau Maó will also feed you vast mounds of seafood paella; or stay rural with a visit to barbecue restaurant C’an Bernat, a five-minute drive south of the hotel.

Local bars

At the edge of a cliff on the island’s south coast, Cova d’En Xoroi is your friend for beach-club beats all day and night, with chill-out sets in time for sundown before the party picks up again (and the kids are sent home). And it may be a long way from the Pacific, but Hawaiano gives Menorca’s tourists all the tiki they need.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this rural hotel in the Balearics and unpacked their estate-made olive oil, a full account of their bucolic break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Amagatay in Menorca…

What it lacks in superclubs (Ibiza) and Gothic-Baroque cathedrals (Mallorca), Menorca more than makes up for in its rugged, rural charms. Unsurprisingly, the island is one of agriturismos, or farmstays where you won’t have to lift a finger (we promise). A new arrival on the rural-retreat scene this summer, Amagatay makes staying in a former cow shed more glamorous than ever. As well as endless space – it’s set on extensive acreage between Alaoir and Mahón – the hotel has serene suites with a calming colour palette of creams, beiges and taupes (just in case you weren’t feeling tranquil enough). From the comfort of this pastoral perfection, you’ll be able to spy Alaior and the tip of Monte Toro, as well as 8,000 olive trees. Leaving will be hard, but you must, to visit the pretty port city of Mahón and the island’s numerous secret coves. Menorca is the sensible person’s preferred Balearic – and the especially shrewd will be staying at Amagatay this summer. 

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Price per night from $266.40