A romantic fairy tale is at the heart of this beautiful and authentic hotel, located in the northern interior of Mallorca. German Karsten fell in love here with a Mallorcan girl from Campanet and eventually they decided to buy this century old farm near her hometown to settle here and start a family. It is a very special farm; its walls and ceiling beams exude an atmosphere of times past, hidden treasures  are waiting to be found and in the barn is an extremely rare double olive press. After having lived here for ten years, the couple decided to move house and turn the farm into a comfortable ‘agriturismo’.

And thus, in 1998, Monnàber Vell was born. A place to unwind, where birdsong and ringing goat bells are the only sounds you’ll hear for miles. And when night falls and the weather is clear, countless stars sparkle in the sky. In short, the natural surroundings are awesome, the estate alone has numerous unique plant- and tree species, and for nature lovers and hikers it is a true paradise. The surrounding Tramuntana mountains offer various walking trails, all you have to do is walk out the door and follow one. But it is also a place where you can relax completely, while enjoying the ‘infinity’ (salt water) pool and wonderful cuisine of home grown ingredients. For the loveliest vegetables are grown in the garden and the estate has a large number of olive and almond trees. It won’t surprise you that breakfast is lovely as well. An added benefit, there are a sauna and steam bath for guests to use.

The hospitable Claudia is in charge of reception, and she will be able to help you plan your excursions, for instance to L’Ermita de Victioria, on the Alcudia peninsula, which certainly is a highlight. But the beaches are also close by or you can grab one of the complimentary bikes and cycle to Pollença over the winding country lanes. Claudia will also be able to point out the nicest restaurants in the area. And don’t forget to sign up for a tour of the estate by the owner Karsten, followed by a wine tasting of Mallorcan wines!

That leaves the rooms, of which there are 15 in total. There are three categories: 6 Double Rooms, 6 Standard Junior Suites and 3 Premium Junior Suites.  The Standard Junior Suites are a bit larger than the Double Rooms and are located on the first floor, providing a better view. In addition, they feature a hydro massage bath. The same goes for the Premium Junior Suites, which are even larger and also feature a separate (rain) shower and some extra luxuries, such as a docking station. In any case, no matter in which room you’re staying, you’ll sleep like a baby……the healthy fresh air makes you sleepy!

Monnàber Vell is a truly special place….it has been turned into a ‘rural retreat’ with great care and attention. This Local Hideaway will allow you to escape the rat race at home and enjoy the enchanting surroundings. Time literally stands still for a bit here!!!

More inside information about Mallorca? Read my blog: Sun, Sea, Serra & City… Surprising Mallorca!

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