A narrow asphalt road branches off the main road into Manacor, taking you through barren, unprepossessing countryside for about 3 km – after which the sight of this 17thC manor house comes as a pleasant surprise. Your first impression – from a cursory glance at the pool, bordered by manicured lawns is of a cultivated hotel, and once inside this is reinforced by the large sitting room with its impressive fireplace. The charm here is straight from the film Out of Africa – no coincidence, since the owner, Juan Theler, is a passionate big game hunter who has finally found a place to display his trophies. The grand but unpretentious atmosphere is no doubt down to the Princess Loretta zu Sayn Wittgenstein Hohenstein, Theler’s wife, who masterminded the choice of fabrics, furnishings and ornaments and pictures. Aristocratic country-house style lends an undeniable glamour.
Stressed-out guests comes here for relaxation; and quite possibly find it on the hotel’s nine-hole golf course; or in the sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine.