And inhale… The soothing scent of lavender at the entrance to the Lodge Mallorca is your cue to breathe deeply, switch off and revel in the scenery. This boutique stay of rustic-luxe suites not far from Pollença is a luxurious launchpad for hikes in the Serra de Tramuntana and days at a choice of sandy beaches along Alcúdia Bay. Your country-estate retreat, however, is also a boon to return to – with a courtyard Mediterranean restaurant and bar and a choice of photoshoot-worthy pools, surrounded by olive groves and carob trees against a mountain backdrop. Please note Don’t let our enticing gallery deceive you, these images for the Lodge Mallorca are in fact computer generated. Apologies, real-life photographs will be with us soon…
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A welcome drink each, room upgrade where available, early check-in and late check-out, plus €50 to spend at the Wellness Suite
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £517.63 (€588), 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.
Rates include a buffet breakfast and hot dishes à la carte.
Unfortunately the Lodge Mallorca’s rural setting is not suitable for wheelchair users.
The hotel is open from May until the end of October 2023.
At the hotel
Wellness suite, gym, running and cycling trails, bikes to borrow, yoga sessions (free), concierge, air-conditioning, free WiFi, and buggy pick-up service. In rooms: HD TV, USB connector, minibar, free tea and coffee, free bottled water, and bespoke bath products.
Our favourite rooms
To be at the heart of the Lodge Mallorca, opt for a Lodge Suite – what it lacks in private outdoor space it makes up for with proximity to the main pool, bar and restaurant. The main house also has Deluxe and Master suites-with-a-view options. Set away from the main house, Pool & Garden Suites centre around a substantial second pool in a peaceful spot on the estate and come with traditional Mallorcan patios. For dips entirely undisturbed, you’ll want to book the Private Pool Suite.
A trio of pools is tucked into the estate: the main event is on a terrace below the original house and restaurant, infinity-edged with bucolic estate views on one side, parasol-shaded loungers and a pool bar on the other. A second, sizeable pool, edged by a lounger-dotted sun terrace, is open to all but handiest for Pool & Garden Suite guests. The third pool is smaller but exclusively yours when you book the Private Pool Suite, secluded in a serene spot in the grounds.
The Lodge Mallorca’s wellness suite is still under wraps, but promises relaxing face and body therapies using Natura Bissé and Comfort Zone amenities in a peaceful setting surrounded by lavender fields and olive groves. To complement the running and cycling tracks that ribbon the estate, there’s a well-kitted-out gym with Technogym machines and free weights.
Outdoorsy threads for hikes into the Tramuntana and off-shore adventures from Playa Ponderosa, plus a selection of Mediterranean-inspired finery for courtyard dinners under the stars.
The hotel can arrange guided hikes; private tours of Palma de Mallorca, day sails and vineyard wine tastings. Resident bees supply the hotel with (couldn’t-be-more) local honey, and estate lavender, carob and olive oil is used in bath products.
Not one for little Smiths, the Lodge Mallorca is an adults-only stay.
The Lodge Mallorca repays Mother Nature for its pristine surroundings with a raft of measures to reduce its impact on its rural locale in the island’s northeast, where the Serra de Tramuntana edges eastwards towards the coast. The new buildings on the estate were constructed with local materials where possible; everything from light sensors to water-saving plumbing, solar panels and a water-treatment system has been installed to cut bills and conserve island resources. Bespoke bath products are made with estate-grown carob, olive oil and lavender. This bucolic boutique stay is keeping it local when it comes to kitchen suppliers, too. And you won’t find any single-use plastic straws or plastic-bottled water at the hotel either.
There are just two stage directions for dining under the stars at Singular: bring glamour and layer up.
In the main house, Singular is the Lodge Mallorca’s all-day restaurant – floor-to-ceiling windows flood this Scandi-modern dining room with light and there are tables outdoors, too, dotted around a pretty courtyard above the main pool. Singular has yet to open at the time of writing, but we can’t wait to see what chef David Martinez has in store: cuisine is tipped to be Mediterranean in focus, with an emphasis on fish and locally sourced meat cooked over wood-fire and accompanied by a wine list of European greats.
Spanish and pan-European bottles star on a wine list designed with grilled fish and meat in mind, plus there are spritzes and G&Ts for courtyard apéros, too.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A selection of dishes will be available to order to your suite during regular kitchen hours.
Salida 37 Autopista MA13 a Alcudia
Vía de servicio a Pollensa Km 1
The Lodge Mallorca is on a country estate just outside Sa Pobla, not far from Pollença, with the island’s northeast coastline and Alcúdia a 15-minute drive away and the Serra de Tramuntana serving as a magnificent backdrop.
Palma de Mallorca is 35 minutes from the hotel by road; private transfers in a Mercedes C Class can be arranged from €90 for two people (one-way).
The nearest train station is in Sa Pobla, with direct services to Palma de Mallorca (less than an hour away).
The hotel’s remote, rustic location means you’ll need a car to explore beyond the estate and Sa Pobla, and there’s free valet parking in the grounds.
Alcúdia ferry port serves Mahón and Ciutadella in Menorca, as well as Barcelona (a six-hour crossing) or Toulon, France (in 12 hours).
Worth getting out of bed for
There are 154 hectares to explore before you’ve made it past the hotel gates, so head out on the estate running trails or borrow a bike for a wheel around the grounds, past olive and almond groves, orchards and lavender fields. The Lodge Mallorca has a gym, choice of pools and wellness suite to keep healthy habits ticking over en vacaciones, and daily yoga sessions are free. Nearby Sa Pobla is a quiet town of tree-dotted squares and elegant abodes with a weekly food market held most Sundays, and a handful of awning-shaded cafés and croissanterias to sate caffeine cravings any day of the week. Alcúdia and Pollença are the nearest towns of note – the former is a thriving port with a picturesque bay arcing south towards Playa de Ponderosa, where there’s a beach club. Other tipped beaches include prettily-jettied Playa de Muro, town-side Colonia de Sant Pere and untamed beauty Son Serra de Marina. In Pollença (just inland from Puerto Pollença), mediaeval walls are an impressive clue to the town’s beginnings as a 13th-century Moorish settlement, today a curiosity-pricking cluster of stone-paved alleyways and honey-hued buildings, among them Baroque beauty and soaringly-ceilinged church Our Lady of the Angels. Or make the climb to survey the scenery from monastery ruins crowning Puig de Maria, just outside the town.
A short drive from the hotel, Coves de Campanet has breathtaking views from vine-shaded terrace tables perched over the countryside and perfects the premise that grill is king with enticing plates of snapper, lobster, steak or lamb, all cooked over fire. Tranquil Llubí is a gastronomic dark horse worth venturing to for polished plates: Brut has craft beers, natural wines and kombuchas to accompany its seasonal, locally sourced Mallorcan cuisine in a stylishly overhauled industrial space. In Daica’s traditional Mallorcan dining room, the Pla de Mallorca’s agricultural pantry supplies thoughtfully curated tasting menus of proudly local and innovative plates. For starred fine dining in Alcúdia, Maca de Castro works with local suppliers to riff on island traditions with her own brand of ‘Mallorquina Libra’ cooking: finessed plates at her eponymous restaurant include grilled aubergine with bone marrow, tarragon and peanuts, and skate with sea-fennel hollandaise.
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 country-estate stay in the Tramuntana foothills and unpacked their jars of local honey and bottles of anisette, a full account of their Mallorcan break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Lodge Mallorca near Pollença…
A country estate of carob and almond trees, olive groves and lavender fields – just outside the small Mallorcan town of Sa Pobla – has been transformed for 2023 into the Lodge Mallorca, an upscale rural stay of suites scattered across its ambrosial acres. It’s a clever set-up that not only promotes peace but also makes best use of the bewitchingly beautiful countryside all around. ‘Linger’ is the subtext to its gym, wellness suite, choice of pools and courtyard bar and restaurant – with options to explore within the grounds courtesy of the hiking and bike trails that ribbon the estate. This island newcomer is the sister hotel to fellow Smith favourite, Finca La Serena – yet where its big sister is a polished stay that lends itself to fly-and-flop indulgence, the Lodge Mallorca is more in the spirit of getting outdoors. The geography is just too good for staying put entirely: perched between the Tramuntana mountains to the north and the almost-turquoise Mediterranean on the island’s east coast, this is a nature-loving stay poised for surf-and-turf adventures, even if that turns out to be just a morning saunter around one of the area’s honey-hued hilltop towns…