We stayed 2 weeks from 18 April in this beautiful finca in Orient overlooked on all sides by the Tramuntana mountain range and set above the Orient valley. The courtyard of the finca leads directly onto the small square by the Church of tiny Orient village which is designated a Mallorcan ancient monument. We love hiking and wildlife and walked every day except two directly from the finca, never using a car. A highlight walk is from the finca in the direction of Santa Maria through woods and deep gorges where en route there is an awe-inspiring cave named Avenc de Son Pou filled with stalactites and stalagmites (and bats although we did not see them). Another walk leads to a beautiful stream and waterfall. Another to the Castle of Alaro. We used the hotel bikes one day to bike to Alaro. For lovers of birds - there are nightingales, blackcaps and serins in the gardens and around the finca. A Scops owl sings every night. We also saw red kites, booted eagles (light and dark) and wood chat shrike as well as commoner species. There are swallowtail butterflies in the garden, feeding on the lilac flowers. Bliss! Marc and all his staff are brilliant - welcoming, friendly and very helpful. The breakfasts are delicious with lots of choice. We ate every night bar two in the finca's restaurant and the food and wine were consistently good with no repeat of the specials during the whole 2 weeks. We had suite 10 which was lovely with its own terrace and sun loungers. The spotlessly clean infinity pool, although a little chilly as it was only April, was lovely to swim in with its view over the valley and the mountains. For us a wonderful relaxing holiday and I was sad to leave. A very good Bunyola taxi service arranged by Marc transferred us from and to the airport at 55 euros per transfer. Catharine & Frank
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated in 2001, the estate of Son Palou is pleased to offer all the comforts of rural hotels accredited with the latest technology,preserving the character of rural architecture typical of the Majorcan mountain farm, where charm and tradition come together in recapturing the essence of a bygone era. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Finca Hotel Orient
- Finca Hotel Son Palou Orient, Majorca, Spain