The Patricia is only a few minutes walk from Ciutadella’s wonderful old town, ideal for those who want action rather than peace. The comfortable rooms are furnished in a starkly modern fashion, nothing special, but equipped as you would expect in a properly run city hotel. A lavish buffet breakfast sets you up for the morning, and if you dont want to go to the beach, the inner courtyard has a swimming pool with large sun terrace. Guests have included the King and Queen of Spain. Cuitadella is the starting point for tours of the neighbouring bays, and the harbour, lined with restaurants and cafes, has plenty of appeal. It’s a good place to buy Menorcan cheese, little piles of which decorate many a shop window.