The luxurious Petit Hotel Son Arnau is perfectly positioned in the heart of authentic Mallorca. Set on the edge of the village of Selva, it lies at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains amidst extensive almond groves that fragrance the air. It is conveniently located for the sandy beaches of the north-east and the more rugged coastline of the north-west of the island. Even Palma and the east-coast calas are but a short drive away.
The historic building dates back to 1738, yet thanks to its recent reincarnation the facilities are bang up-to-date. It is a perfect balance of modern and rustic, contemporary and traditional. The combination of honey-coloured stone walls and crisp white paintwork is intoxicating.
Key to the outdoor spaces is the gorgeous infinity pool which is purified with salt, not chlorine. There is plenty of room to relax as well as swim, and another terrace serves as a great place to sit and admire the view. The interiors are more modern with just occasional flashes of the history that is infused in the centuries-old walls.
There are just six bedrooms, including a junior suite and a suite. The double rooms offer a choice a double bed or twin beds and they are all welcoming and spacious. Naturally there is air-condtioning, heating satellite television and free wifi. The en-suite bathrooms all have stylish suites and are provided with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.
This area close to the Tramuntana mountains is especially popular with walkers and cyclists. However the northern half of the island can appeal to all tastes, whether you want pine-scented hills and mountains, rocky cliffs and bays, or long sandy beaches with a blue sky stretching to the horizon.
Superbly stylish and elegant. In a perfect part of Mallorca: close to everything, yet far enough away too.
A Word from the Owner
In 2012 we decided that our City jobs in London weren't for us. We were newly engaged and decided that we wanted more from life, a life where we would enjoy our jobs; no scratch that, a job that we would love.
The restaurant at Son Arnau is sophisticated, contemporary and showcases Mallorquin fusion cuisine in an elegant setting. Whether in the indoor dining room in winter or the beautiful outside terrace in the summer months, the restaurant offers a passion for cuisine all based around local ingredients.
A la carte breakfast at Son Arnau is offered daily from 8:30am to 10am with a wide variety of made-to-order dishes. Enjoy your breakfast on one of the two large terraces or indoors in the stylish restaurant.
Dinner is available from Sunday to Wednesday and the menu is set on the day according to the availability of seasonal ingredients. Only the best are used to create the ‘menu del dia’ (menu of the day). The restaurant offers a 3-course menu priced at €26. The aim is to only use Mallorquin products and the local markets offer such diverse and fresh produce, why look any further?
The restaurant at Son Arnau is exclusive to hotel guests and works on a reservations only basis, ensuring that the chef can prepare specifically for your visit and keep waste to a minimum.
An example of a dinner menu would be:
Seared scallops with a bed of cauliflower puree and basil oil
Homemade Mallorquin brushetta with sweet balsamic reduction on freshly baked bread
Roast duck breast in a cherry & port sauce finished off with honey glazed seasonal root vegetables
Rack of herb-crusted lamb with mixed beans and slow-roast tomatoes
Dark chocolate fondant with homemade raspberry coulis
Grilled pineapple with coconut ice cream and almond crumble
Walking and cycling - the Tramuntana mountains are ideal in spring and autumn
Beaches - well, of course! There's a huge choice in all directions. Nearest are the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia. Also very special is Playa de Muro.
Golf - Pollensa and Alcanada golf courses are both within 20 minutes of the hotel.
Places to visit:
Sample the little villages nearby; Selva, Caimari, Binibona, Moscari
Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa
Alcudia and Port d'Alcudia
Lluc, for the famous monastery in the mountains
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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
"The service is really friendly and Selva is a lovely little place."
"From the moment we walked through the door we felt relaxed. We only stayed for 3 days but emerged refreshed and stress free. We are already planning our next visit and can't wait to be looked after by Alex and Susan again!"
"Stunning hotel, gorgeous location, friendly service."
Guest Rating: 9.8 / 10
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In the hotel
- Infinity swimming pool
- Lounge areas
- Free wi‑fi
In your room
- Satellite television
- Wi‑fi internet
- Tea and coffee‑making
- En‑suite bathroom
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Air‑conditioning and heating