We stayed in Matchani Gran for a week in may 2013 and had a really nice time.
It is a very charming place full of character, located in an old farmhouse close to the airport.
This is not as bad as it sounds since Menorca airport is small and there are only flights in the morning and (early) evening. We were not bothered at all and unless you are extremely sensitive to noise it will not be a problem.
This place is not a slick hotel with a lot of amenities but the owner (who also lives here) is a very friendly and helpful person who will do his best to make you feel at home.
The guestrooms are nicely decorated and adequate. The bed is big and comfortable.
There are cats and donkeys walking around and in the large grounds you will not only find a pool and a hottub but also plenty of places to sit, lie down and relax.
Inside the barn there is a large recreation room with an internet pc (free), a billiard table and lots of books. There is also a bar and you are free to use the kitchen to cook yourself a meal.
It is essential to have a car since the nearest village is 1,5 km away and there is not too much public transport around.
On the downside, there is no reception and only in the morning there is a friendly lady who serves breakfast and does the housekeeping. It can be a bit confusing to arrive here around noon not finding anybody to receive and accommodate you.
There is no safe place to leave your room key and doors are left unlocked after the room has been cleaned. Now, Matchani Gran is an isolated farmhouse and it seems to be in a very safe region but still I do not think this is a good idea.
We also noticed that the roof of this large barn is in bad needs of repair. It is leaking when it rains and at the back of the barn (where the donkeys have their stable) it is near to collapse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ..Access to Matchani Gran is along a beautiful drive, lined with 100 fir trees. The drive is one third of a mile long, and is ideal for a gentle stroll after breakfast to admire the many wonderful birds; one of which being the Hoopoe...Matchani Gran is situated within ten minutes drive of Mahón and under two miles of San Climente village. There is a bus service from San Climente to Mahón, or to Calan Porter ... more less
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