Menorca, Spain

Cugo Gran Menorca

Rates from (ex tax)$308.05

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 (EUR290.70), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Mind your manor

Setting

Gardens party

Set in an immaculately renovated 19th-century manor house, Cugo Gran Menorca in the Balearic Islands is an idyllic slice of Mediterranean living. Tucked away from the tourist trail with prime sea views, the estate's grounds hold lavender fields, a vineyard and a sun-warmed infinity pool, as well as gardens that provide much of the fare for alfresco dinners lasting well into the night. The rooms are bright and white-washed, with high, beamed ceilings, stone walls and fluffy beds.

Smith Extra

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A bottle of sparkling wine; GoldSmiths get a bottle of champagne and a fresh fruit basket

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Twelve, including three suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability and a fee. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $308.05 (€264), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €2.20 per person per night on check-out.

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 (EUR264.27), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates typically do not include breakfast; Continental breakfast, including coffee, juice and Spanish hams and cheeses, is available for €19; a full buffet breakfast including eggs is €28; airport transfers are free for stays longer than five nights.

Also

The drawing room has games and movies, as well as art supplies, for when the verdant landscape inspires.

Hotel closed

From November 1 through Easter.

At the hotel

Gardens, gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, free bottled water.

Our favourite rooms

Each room has a unique name and design. All can be converted into king-size beds from two twins, upon request. The Poligalia and Lavanda, in the main house, each have a private terrace overlooking the beautiful grounds. Those looking for added privacy should request the Monte Toro in the private tower.

Poolside

The 26-metre outdoor infinity pool is heated by the Mediterranean sun and surrounded by lush lawns. Shaded lounge chairs dot one side.

Spa

The spa occupies a suite in the converted stable, offering a range of massages, facials and reiki treatments, using Li'Tya aromatherapy products.

Packing tips

A stylish sunhat is mandatory for anyone unaccustomed to the intense Mediterranean rays.

Also

Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including tortoises, geckos, sea birds and the resident donkeys.

Children

All ages welcome. One extra bed (€50 a night, suitable for children from 2-12) or cot (€25 a night) can be added to rooms subject to availability; speak to our Smith24 team when booking. Babysitting is available, with two weeks’ notice, for €25 an hour.

Eco‐friendly

The hotel serves home-grown and locally sourced food whenever possible, including vegetables from the kitchen garden and eggs from the free-range hens; water is solar-heated.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Take a table on the candlelit terrace.

Dress Code

Floaty maxi dresses and loose linen pants should allow for the laidback gluttony of a classic Spanish festín.

Hotel restaurant

The restaurant specialises in the best of Menorca, with many of the fruits, vegetables, spices and eggs sourced on-site, and as much as possible grown on the island. Dishes showcase fresh Spanish and Mediterranean flavours for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel bar

There is a small four-seat bar in one of the lounges, with nearby sofas, though most guests take drinks on the terrace. Order a classic fizz or rickey made with the local Xoriguer gin, renowned for its smooth flavour and mellow notes of juniper berries. The staff also enjoy inventing new creations, and are always up for a challenge.

Last orders

Breakfast is served between 8am and 10:30am; lunch is offered from 1pm until 3pm; dinner service runs from 8pm until 10:30pm. A butler is available to make drinks at the bar pretty much anytime from 7am until midnight.

Location

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Address
Cugo Gran Menorca
Camí Sa Forana s/n 07712 Sant Climent
Maó-Mahon
E07703
Spain

Planes

The closest airport is Mahón, a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Direct flights are available from most major European cities – including London, Madrid and Milan, with more in summer. Contact Smith24 for transfers.

Automobiles

Renting a car is a great way to explore the far-flung beaches of Menorca. There are plenty of rental kiosks at the airport, and free valet parking at the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Cugo Gran Menorca’s idyllic grounds, including lush gardens, a site vineyard and the occasional sunbathing tortoise, are beautiful enough to warrant a day’s exploration on their own. Snag a sunlounger by the infinity pool for an afternoon dip.

Survey the island on foot with a hike along Camí de Cavalls, a horse path that has covered the perimeter of the island since 1330. The full path is 186km, so touch base with the concierge to get recommendations on the best parts for sea views, hidden beaches and forest strolls. On the east coast of the island, S'Albufera des Grau is a protected marshland that's home to beautiful water fowl, eagles and lizards, and an ideal spot for a picnic.

Local restaurants

Head into Mahón – or Maó, as the locals call it – for some of the island’s best food. Ses Forquilles is a local favourite for tapas, including fried local mushrooms with honey and crisp patatas bravas dotted with aioli. A few blocks away, sister restaurant El Rais serves seafood paella, ceviche and boquerones-topped toast with water views. Mestre d'Aixa, named for the island's boat builders, occupies a former boat-building warehouse by the water. The menu includes fish-centric menu includes seafood salads, chickpea stew with squid, mussels and an array of tacos. For a detox from meat and seafood, pop into Clorofilla Cuina Vegetariana for vegan options, including quinoa salad, vegetable pie and beet smoothies.

Reviews

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The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Cugo Gran Menorca’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The pool. The service was incredible. Had a very well equipped gym for a small hotel. The building and grounds are very dramatic and kept in pristine condition. Really close to the airport. Cala Binidali beach a few kilometres away is a real gem.

Don’t expect

Too much nearby.

Rating

Stayed on 26 Apr 2018

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