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“Son Triay made our holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Son Triay
3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   RC Cala Galdana Km. 2.5 | Ferreries, 7701 Cala Galdana, Minorca, Spain   |  
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“Son Triay made our holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

We only decided to go to Menorca 10 days before our flight left and we really wanted to stay in a charming small hotel with our two children of 8 and 10. We looked for accommodation on the web, but there was not much available so late in the day, however Son Triay stood out. They were fully booked for the first two nights, but we spent the last five nights of our week there, and we could not have chosen better if we had started looking a year before. We mentioned to Carolina over our delicious breakfast (that changes daily) that there were negative reports about her and the hotel on TripAdvisor to which she replied (in her perfect English) "You can't please everybody". I really don't know what the whingers expected, but we thought that the place was lovely - a beautiful setting with lovely gardens, nice pool, tennis court (although a little bumpy!) in the middle of the countryside. We were more than pleased with the quality of the apartment to which she upgraded us, although the rooms in the main hotel are all beautiful with many original features and modern facilites. The pool was perfect for lounging around, pulling ripe figs off the tree and reading in complete tranquility and the kids loved playing with the two dogs Chop and Lula. It was difficult to pull ourselves away to go to the many lovely beaches on the island, and we were always happy to get back for a last swim before going out for dinner. One thing - you need a car to get to the Son Triay, and be prepared for the 1.2km drive down the bumpy track off the main road. It might not please the most pampered souls, but if we ever go back to Menorca, we will try to stay there again - we loved it.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

We stayed at Son Triay, on the South-West side of Menorca, for one week, at the end of May, and we loved it.
I read some of the criticisms put forward by previous guests and could see why the place is not to everyone's taste. If you're looking for a four star hotel, with all amenities that go with it, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a great time, away from it all, in a beautiful house set in a magnificent garden and surrounded by unspoilt landscape as far as the eyes can see, then this house is for you.
It is true that there is no air-conditioning, no reception desk as in a hotel, no "English" breakfast served in the morning (although I'm sure, if you asked, you could get exactly what you wanted), that only Carolina, the owner, speaks English… but it might also be good to remember that Menorca is in Spain, and that visitors could make a little effort and learn a few words of Spanish, something, I've noticed, that is always much appreciated is any hotel, restaurant and shop on the island. On the more positive side, you are staying on a working farm, and the products served at breakfast (local sausages, eggs, cheeses, yoghurt) are all home made and totally organic. Maria, who prepares and serves breakfast, cooked us something different every morning: pancakes, doughnuts, local croissants and cakes. Having seen chicken running about the yard, I asked for soft boiled eggs… and I had soft boiled eggs, cooked to perfection.
In spirit, Son Triay in more of a B & B than a hotel. Carolina is a wonderful hostess with great knowledge of the island and her recommended restaurants or places to visit were always excellent. The house is a XIX century mansion, and feels like it hasn't really changed since it was built by Carolina's family… except for all the modern amenities that you'll find in the rooms (although, blissfully, ours had no TV–but some have and there's one in the foyer), most of them newly redecorated, and for the fantastic swimming pool overlooking the fields where cows wander about during the day. There is also a tennis court, and the nearest beach is a 10 minutes drive away.
Menorca can be very crowded in the summer and Son Triay not as peaceful as it were during our stay. If you can, go off season, when the weather is good, but not too hot, when the roads are not full of rent-a-car vehicles clogging the place, the beaches not overcrowded and the numerous archaeological sites a must and pleasure to visit.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

The location was lovely but the arrival was not very welcoming as the staff could not speak either english or spanish.... and the room was very damp to the point of having to request a different room and the staff had to call the owner who was in bed. In the end we could not be moved as no room was prepared, so we had to stay in a damp room with not much sleep as the humidifier was on! the following day we were moved to a small room which had a tiny shower and smelly toilet. so all in all we wouldn't recommend it, shame because it had beautiful gardens, surrounding fields and the building was beautiful from the exterior but with a run down interior and layout.
Another thing, the breakfast was so expensive and extremely basic, but there was nowhere nearby, so we were forced to eat breakfast there!
it consisted of toast, jam, strong cheese, sobrasada (cured pork), coffee!
all in all it was VERY expensive, we had no mini bar, no aircon, we had a smelly toilet, this could've been a cheap hostel! except for the peaceful location in the countryside, which is all it was!

  • Liked — location, surrounding farms and fields
  • Disliked — room, service, breakfast
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: RC Cala Galdana Km. 2.5 | Ferreries, 7701 Cala Galdana, Minorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Minorca > Cala Galdana
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Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Cala Galdana
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Hotel Class:3 star — Son Triay 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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