This can claim to be not only one of Mallorca’s most stunning hotels, but all the Balearics’. It has a spectacular mountain setting, with sweeping views into the valley; it has the distinctive architecture and decoration of an authentic local 17thC manor house; and it also benefits from a lush garden and elegant (30-m) pool complex. American millionaire David Stein developed it as his dream hotel in the mid-1990s, and now others can dream here too, in total peace. The rooms and suites are decorated with modern flair. Large bathrooms are fitted out with magnificent free-standing baths and black African granite on the walls. The Sa Tafona restaurant, an old oil mill, is presided over by Xisco Martorell. Six excellent golf courses are only half an hour away. The health and beauty centre in the cellar, without natural light, could benefit from being extended. On special evenings, Lucullan delicacies from around the world are served on the magnificent terraces.