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The boutique hotel that Menorca has been waiting for, Torralbenc is a charming former farmhouse within striking distance of some of the island’s finest beaches.
A converted 19th century finca, the hotel consists of 27 rooms and cottages surrounded by gently rolling fields and vineyards but also within walking distance of the sea.
Some of the rooms are in the main building of the hotel (many with terraces or balconies), while others, including two separate and private cottages - one even with a plunge pool - are set within the hotel's immaculate grounds. The main swimming pool, a salt water pool, is also in the grounds and the perfect place to while away the hours.
The restaurant is in the former wine storage building with a lovely terrace offering views of the gardens and the sea beyond. The chef specialises in Mediterranean and Menorcan classics using seasonal ingredients sourced locally, and the hotel hope to have their own wine in production within a year or two. Guests can also eat or enjoy a wine tasting in other areas of the hotel including in Fig Tree Cave, which has been used for celebrations since prehistoric times. There's even a small chapel in the grounds should the romantic setting lead to impromptu nuptials.
The hotel have their own bicycles for use by the guests to explore the countryside and coastline, and they can also organise spa treatments, yoga sessions and cooking courses on site.
Why we love it
Because if you have a late flight home you can use the hotel's hospitality room and enjoy this lovely place a little longer.
Nick, Original Traveller