Mallorca, Spain

The Lodge Mallorca

Price per night from$296.13

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 (EUR278.35), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Suite surrender

Setting

Between sea and serra

And relax… The serenity of the Lodge Mallorca’s bucolic setting 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, set against a mountain backdrop. 

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A welcome drink each, room upgrade where available, early check-in and late check-out, plus €50 to spend at the Wellness Suite (when it opens)

Facilities

Photos The Lodge Mallorca facilities

Need to know

Rooms

24 suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £262.11 (€306), 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 include a buffet breakfast and hot dishes à la carte.

Also

Unfortunately the Lodge Mallorca’s rural setting is not suitable for wheelchair users. There are also several steps up to reception and the property is entered through a locked gate.

Please note

As with any new destination, establishing the grounds in all their olive-tree-toting, lavender-scented glory, is going to take time.

Hotel closed

The retreat is open from May until the end of October 2023.

At the hotel

Wellness suite (in the works), 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.

Poolside

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 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.

Spa

The Lodge Mallorca’s one-room wellness area promises relaxing face and body therapies using Natura Bissé and Comfort Zone amenities in a peaceful setting. To complement the running and cycling tracks that ribbon the estate, there’s a well-kitted-out gym with Technogym machines and free weights.

Packing tips

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.

Also

Neighbouring towns and roads are visible in the distance, but luckily the estate's generous sprawl means peace and privacy are still easily found.

Children

Not one for little Smiths, the Lodge Mallorca is an adults-only stay.

Sustainability efforts

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 here either.

Food and Drink

Photos The Lodge Mallorca food and drink

Top Table

Find your favourite in the courtyard.

Dress Code

There are just two stage directions for dining under the stars at Singular: bring glamour and layer up.

Hotel restaurant

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.

Hotel bar

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. 

Last orders

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room service

A selection of dishes will be available to order to your suite during regular kitchen hours.

Location

Photos The Lodge Mallorca location
Address
The Lodge Mallorca
Salida 37 Autopista MA13 a Alcudia Vía de servicio a Pollensa Km 1
Sa Pobla
07420
Spain

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.

Planes

Palma de Mallorca is 35 minutes from the retreat by road; private transfers in a Mercedes C Class can be arranged from €120 for two people (one-way).

Trains

The nearest train station is in Sa Pobla, with direct services to Palma de Mallorca (less than an hour away).

Automobiles

The house'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.

Other

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

Not far from the Lodge Mallorca, 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.

Local restaurants

A short drive from the house, 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.  

Reviews

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Katie Metcalfe

Anonymous review

By Katie Metcalfe, In-the-Now reviewer

I’d escaped London on a solo trip for some much-needed R ’n’ R, and found myself in a rental car at Palma airport, battling with an exit barrier unwilling to recognise my ticket. I wondered if I would make it beyond arrivals, when I became aware of a car-full of exuberant locals calling ‘¡Está abierto!’ in my direction. Much to my embarrassment, I realised the barrier had been open all along. Laughing along, I sped off to the Lodge hotel. 

Passing earth-toned villages peppered with terracotta church spires, against the dramatic mountain backdrop of the Serra de Tramuntana, the Ma-13 Highway delivered me from the airport to the Lodge in just over half an hour. Pine- and eucalyptus-scented island air drifted in through the windows, and I could already feel the weight of the world lifting. I turned off onto a dusty path and the resort gate opened to reveal a breathtaking drive through a lavender field up to the 16th-century farmhouse. Rays of sunlight bounced off an unusual shape, which revealed itself to be a masterpiece by Madrid-born sculptor Gonzalo Guzmán. The piece – Lucid Dreams – is said to be inspired by the moments when you dream and are aware that you are dreaming, which felt most fitting as part of this pinch-yourself arrival. 

I was greeted by a bellboy in a golf buggy, who whisked my luggage and I off to reception, pointing out orchards, ancient olive trees and plentiful kitchen gardens along the way. Welcome drink in hand, I enjoyed the tastefully rustic aesthetic of the reception, where the farm's original tafona (a stone mill used for making olive oil) sat alongside a wall of fridges filled with wine from local vineyards. I immediately made a dinner reservation, signed up for yoga sessions and booked in for a massage at the wellness centre. Bikes are available at the hotel, with a map of local trails, so guests can freely zip around. 

I was staying in a Deluxe Suite with a garden view, with over 32 square-metres of beautifully considered space, including a private terrace surrounded by olive and pomegranate trees. My favourite feature was the rainfall shower, which opens into the secluded outdoor space – a luxurious touch. Having settled in and feeling rejuvenated from a swim in the infinity pool, I freshened up and headed over to the terrace for a sundowner. I tried a couple of glasses of wine from a local producer at sister hotel Finca Serena, before moving into the resort’s romantically low-lit Singular Restaurant to sample the fire-inspired menu by two-Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa. I dipped fresh bread into a punchy olive oil, served with traditional Mallorcan sausage. The gazpacho was otherworldly: a sultry, sensual dish of tomatoes elevated with strawberry and cherry; and I opted for the daily special of mackerel with a vivacious caper, tomato and pepper side-dish. I delight in dining alone, and the staff were perfectly attentive, engaging in conversation but knowing exactly when to leave me to my own company. 

Feeling satiated, I walked back to my room under a starry sky and got cosy under a blanket. I played the hotel-curated Spotify playlist on my Bluetooth speaker, which seamlessly continued the resort’s ambience into my room. And then read some of the excellent selection of art and design books before sinking into the enormous bed. 

How I wish I could start every day with a sunrise yoga session. There’s a small end-of-season group (the resort’s only weeks away from closing for winter), so our teacher could tailor the session to individual needs and brought in-depth knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine to the practice. The breakfast spread to follow was the best kind of reward, including chia pudding pots, truffled eggs and more. Thinking to myself ‘it really doesn’t get any better than this’ I set up shop by the pool with a stack of books and submitted to a languid morning. This level of relaxation could only be topped by a short hop to the wellness centre, where a therapist intuitively worked out my knots and eliminated the last of my tension. 

Tempting as it was to spend the rest of the afternoon lazing by the pool, I went out to explore, driving to the other side of the island to tour the gardens of a well-known landscape designer. Observing that the plant life felt Californian, I learnt that the soil in Mallorca is very similar, and cacti, succulents, citrus trees and rosemary thrive here. Late Autumn is the ‘spring’ of the Balearics, when everything starts to bloom; it’s a beautiful time to visit. I feel a renewed appreciation of the horticultural work that happens at the Unesco-protected nature reserve surrounding the Lodge, and the immense challenge the team undertake to shape the environment and curate something alive and wild.

On my way back I stopped at Sa Pobla. It was Friday night, and the town square was buzzing with life – the perfect place to sit with a drink. As the evening drew in, fairylights twinkled and a movie was projected onto the town hall’s façade. I ordered tapas at a family-run spot, and realised that as much as I enjoy the lively atmosphere and animated children running around, I’m doing so safe in the knowledge that I’ll shortly be returning to adults-only tranquillity.

The following day, having squeezed in another yoga session, magnificent breakfast and swim, it’s time to leave. Feeling fully nourished and rejuvenated, driving back through the lavender fields, past the Guzmán sculpture, I could almost hear my body thanking me. R ’n’ R mission accomplished.

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