, Carretera Alaior a Calan Porte s/n, Alaior.
At the centre of a 30 hectare finca dedicated to the production of olive oil, Antic Menorca is a brand new adults-only luxury hotel that has risen phoenix-like from the old farmhouse and farm buildings of Finca Torralba Gran. Built from the typical honey-coloured stone of Menorca, it presents an aspect that is both rustic and graceful. Enthusiastic owners and attentive staff ensure that the service is both caring and discreet.
The large garden has stone terraces, traditional stone walls and a beautifully modern infinity pool surrounded by loungers and sun shades. There is always a new aspect to savour wherever you may wander within the grounds. Watch out for kites and eagles soaring overhead and the odd rabbit and tortoise mooching casually through the garden.
The on-site restaurant specialises in healthy food with nothing artificial. 87% of the ingredients are sourced from local producers or indeed from the hotel’s own garden.
Super-modern bathrooms and antique and modern furniture have been cleverly integrated into the guest bedrooms which retain all their Menorcan architectural heritage. With an abundance of stone walls and wooden beams, owner and designer Ainhoa has created an environment that everyone will love. There are big super-comfortable beds of course, and ample space everywhere whether you opt for the suites, junior suites or double rooms.
The hotel is situated in the middle of the island so there is easy access to anywhere, though a car is essential for visiting beaches. The long expanses of sand at Son Bou and the enclosed bay of Cala’n Porter are the closest but Santo Tomas, Cala Galdana and Fornells are only a little further (don’t miss the amazing seafood restaurants in Fornells).