menorca, Spain

Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou

Price per night from$287.46

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 (EUR265.91), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Away in a manger

Setting

South of Ciutadella

For a bovine take on the Balearics, Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou, just outside of Ciutadella in Menorca, is the fashionable farmstay (with scrubbed-up former cow sheds) for you. There’s nothing ‘nou’ about this agrarian escape – its outbuildings have held hay for more than three centuries now. New for this summer though are superbly stylish interiors, with a rustic neutral palette, yes, but also glass walls and nautical striped sunloungers replacing the troughs. The 185 acres are home to literal high points, vineyards and orchards – and the bright lights of Ciutadella are just a 15-minute drive away.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

24 suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £249.09 (€293), 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.

Also

Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou is unfortunately not easily accessible for wheelchair users.

Hotel closed

The hotel opens for the summer season annually, between June and October.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, extensive acreage (orchard, vineyards, olive groves). In rooms: beach and pool towels, air-conditioning, free bottles of water, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, TV with international channels, and Damana bath products.

Our favourite rooms

On the off chance that 185 acres aren’t enough for you, book the Morvedra Signature and you’ll have a 62-square-metre garden all to yourselves. The suite also has an alfresco bath tub and shower in its courtyard, a private pool and glass walls showing off one of the best views on the estate.

Poolside

In between the gardens, orchards and vineyards, there’s a saltwater pool, available for temperature-reducing dips from 9am and 9pm.

Packing tips

ave suitcase space and bring plenty of padding for your haul of the estate’s glass-bottle-based wares (you won’t be able to go back to Filippo Berio’s olive oil after this).

Also

Private yoga sessions and in-room (or in-nature) massages can be arranged on request.

Children

Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou is serious about its serenity – over-16s, only.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The estate is home to the highest point within the Ciutadella area and, if you ask nicely, the staff will set you up a table for dinner there just in time for a dreamy Mediterranean sunset.

Dress Code

Go the whole hog.

Hotel restaurant

The estate’s restaurant overlooks its vineyards, so you can admire the grapes as you drink their harvested siblings, over some organic vegetables from the garden, freshly caught seafood or meat from the mountains. Breakfast is a spread of mostly Menorcan produce, with hot dishes made to order. The menu at every mealtime can be adapted for any allergies or dietary requirements with prior warning, and vegetarians are well catered for, too.

Hotel bar

There’s a bijou bar beside the swimming pool for sundowners (or all-dayers) and sunset picnics. It’s open from 11am to midnight.

Last orders

Breakfast service is from 8am until 10.30am; lunch hours are a leisurely 1pm to 3.30pm; and dinner is available between 8pm and 10.30pm.

Room service

Guests can eat breakfast in their rooms if they’re feeling secretive, and a full room-service menu is coming soon.

Location

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Address
Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou
Camí de Macarella Km 7
Ciutadella de Menorca
07760
Spain

Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou is on a 185-acre estate in the west of Menorca. To the island’s second city Ciutadella, it’s an hour and a half by car.

Planes

Menorca’s airport is in its capital, Mahón, a roughly 45-minute drive from the agriturismo. Transfers in a fancy Land Rover cost €160 each way.

Automobiles

You’ll need a car to get around this rural isle and its pretty port cities – there’s a free car park right by the main house on the estate.

Other

Ferries dock in both Ciutadella and on the other side of the island in Mahón from fellow Balearic Islands, as well as places on the mainland, such as Valencia.

Worth getting out of bed for

As the name suggests, the hotel has a sylvan setting, but it’s only a 15-minute drive to the centre of Ciutadella, the island’s pretty port city, which has a Gothic city hall, a castle, a 14th-century cathedral with a marble altar and a Baroque chapel, and various mediaeval streets to stroll along. If all that sounds a little urban, you can stick with Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou’s rusticity and book a private yoga class or massage somewhere in the grounds – or go coastal, with a boat trip, or some kayaking, diving and snorkelling. You can also pick out your preferred route of the Camí de Cavalls, a trail that encircles the entire island – it can be tackled on horseback, electric bicycle or even your own two feet.

Local restaurants

In Ciutadella, noteworthy local restaurants include Smoix, set in an old jewellery workshop, and Mon, in a 1930s building and with a chef trained in Barcelona’s best kitchens at the helm. Can Lluis may look simple, but the food does the talking. The family-owned Café Balear takes its catch of the day seriously (it has its own boat); and for grilled seafood with a sea view, stake out Ivette Beach Club for a long, lazy lunch.

Local bars

In Ciutadella, gin and tonics in the garden can be soaked up by sensible tapas at Moriarty, and Jazzbah provides nights out with a backdrop of the old port. And you’ll leave Jigger – where the cocktails are served in ceramic zebras, miniature hellraiser lanterns and aflame incense burners – wondering why anyone ever used tumblers anyway.

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 rustic retreat in Spain and unpacked their island-grown wine and olive oil, a full account of their Balearic break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou in Menorca…

Its name might have you crying out its almost-namesake from a mid-Nineties hair-colourant commercial (‘Movida!’ Just us?), and, yes, Hotel Rural Morvedra Nou is an addition to Menorca’s rustic hotel scene worth shouting about this summer. There’s a ‘nou’ in its name, but this rural residence is actually old, really old: some of its assorted outbuildings date back to 1680. 

If you’re here for bright lights and big cities, this isn’t the Menorcan retreat for you (the clue’s in the name) – but if you like the sound of sleeping in a former cow shed or oxen stable, now with sleek marble sinks (the troughs are out), blue-and-white-striped day-beds, hanging rose-gold mirrors and artfully arranged vases, get ready for the 1 June. And when the townie in you calls, Ciutadella, one of Menorca’s two main cities, is just 15 minutes away by car. To further show our enthusiasm through Nineties references, we’re having a cow from the excitement.

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Price per night from $287.46