Need to know
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $204.76 (€182), excluding tax at 7 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast and tax.
Behind the hotel, a separate casita (little house) has space to sleep four over three levels with a private terrace at the top.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, library, courtyard and art collection. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar and Bulgari bath products.
Our favourite rooms
We were won over by the pine beams on the ceiling in Lavanda, a room that lets you really feel part of the family with its cluster of canvases on the wall printed with old photos of the owner’s mother and father. The best bed can be found in Bruc, where it’s hidden behind elegant white drapes that contrast with the terracotta tiles on the floor.
There’s a plunge pool in the courtyard, secreted away behind four stone walls, with decking, a water feature and two sunloungers. Doves are known to frequent this part of the hotel. More sunbathing opportunities await on roof, where there’s a small terrace with a couple of sunloungers and a great view over Santanyi.
Prepare to spend a lot of time in Lycra, either cooling off in the plunge pool or bathing at the beach, so bring your smartest swimwear. Sensible shoes will work wonders on the cobbled streets of the village. Art and design enthusiasts will do well to pack a sketchbook to scribble down inspiration from things they stumble across.
The hotel has designated smoking areas.
Welcome: extra beds (€68 a night) and cots (€12) can be added to rooms. Families can take over the two rooms at the top of house and enjoy their own lounge area and private terrace.