Discover Southern Europe, Issue 8, September 2019

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A hotel group with a difference in the heart of the Balearic islands

With its blissfully sandy beaches and artfully rugged coastline, Mallorca has long been renowned as one of the most beautiful of the Balearic islands. A favourite with A-listers from Michelle Obama and the Spanish Royal Family to native Rafa Nadal, Richard Branson, James Blunt and ABBA, the island is also home to some exceptionally beautiful hotels, none more so than those belonging to the familyrun Torre de Canyamel Group.

pos, in the south of Mallorca, was opened in 2011. The hotel has a stunning location in the midst of the Es Trenc National Park, just five kilometres from Es Tranc’s beautiful naturist beach (to which the hotel provides guests with a private transfer).


However, the hotel’s star feature is its thermal spa – the only spa of its kind in the Balearics. The mineral-rich waters (which naturally reach around 37 degrees), have been used therapeutically since Roman times and hotel guests can now enjoy them in the form of a large thermal pool, double or single individual thermal baths and a thermal Jacuzzi.


hat makes our hotels different,” begins Carol Cardero, director of marketing for the Torre de Canyamel Group, “is that we have exceptional locations and we are also a family-run, Mallorcan group, so we are deeply connected to the land and the traditions of the island, using locally sourced and home-grown produce. We pride ourselves on our gastronomy and our hotels are home to some of the best restaurants in Mallorca. There’s also a sense of individuality about our hotels. They were all originally homes owned by the family and we believe in making sure that our guests still get 20  |  Issue 8  |  September 2019

that same feeling of being at home, whilst enjoying modern day comfort and luxury.”

The hotels The 26-room five-star, adults-only, Can Simoneta boutique hotel, on the island’s north-eastern coast, was the first hotel to be opened by the group in 2004, and sits high atop cliffs with wonderful views of the Bay of Canyamel. There’s direct access to the pinefringed Canyamel beach, a fine-dining restaurant and a wellness centre with hammam, sauna and treatment rooms. The similarly exclusive, five-star Fontsanta Hotel in Cam-