Bunyola is a stop on the Red Lightning railway line between Palma and Soller, and as the hotel is just 1 km away, it’s one you can visit without a car. (The station dates from around 1900, with an amazing facade boasting stuccoed Art Nouveau decoration.)
Barcelona, once a private country estate, lies on a hill with a view over nearby Bunyola in 60 hectares of land studded with pines, olives and carobs. It is built in typical 19thC local style, the facade enlivened by an airy loggia on the upper level, with arches and slender pillars.
The finca is ideal for a large family or a group who will enjoy having the run of the place; in fact bookings are only taken for groups large enough to fill the place. Family possessions – beautiful chests, Majorcan rocking chairs and cosy wooden beds – cared for down the centuries, give it a homely feel. Paths for exploring the area begin right outside the front door. No food is served, but if you want to self-cater, there is a dining room for your use.