Need to know
Thirty-seven, including five suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $256.79 (€227), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional room tax of €4.40 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include Continental breakfast.
At the hotel
Gardens, free WiFi throughout, bikes to hire. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, bottled water and L' Occitane bath products.
Our favourite rooms
For its natural light, privacy-affording terrace and views of Es Salobrar, we like Room 14. We’re fans of Room 22 too, for its wooden beams, space and secluded terrace. It also mixes up the hotel’s neutral colour palette with artworks in bold shades of burnt orange (painted by one of the owners’ daughters).
Three: the thermal pool in the atmospheric old spa, and two unheated outdoor pool. There are also four Jacuzzis (ask to book a private Jacuzzi session for two) and a scattering of day-beds.
Fontsanta’s spa makes much of the thermal waters that spring from underground aquifers at a balmy 38ºC. They’re a mineral-rich cocktail of sodium and chlorine salts magnesium, calcium, sulphur, potassium and more. As well as the hot springs, the spa has three treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym.
Don’t forget your spa gear to try out waters that have been soothing people since the Romans; save room for some tins of local sea salt – way better than a souvenir thimble.
An extra guest can stay in some rooms (or up to two extra guests in the Luxury Villa) for €150 a person a night.
This is one for the grown-ups; no under-17s allowed.