My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Es Turo for just one night, Tuesday 10th July 2012. This was the third night of a 7-night, 4-hotel self-drive tour of the island. This was my first trip to Mallorca but my wife had been twice as a teenager, quite a few years ago. We would certainly recommend the hotel, and wished we could have stayed for longer.
We booked nearly 5 months in advance using Venere.com, which gave the best rate having searched using TripAdvisor. We booked a standard double room on a flexible rate at a cost per night €140, with the cost being charged on arrival at the hotel. Breakfast was extra at €10 per person; given the hotel’s location (see below), we feel that breakfast should have been included in the room rate.
Because we hadn’t needed a car for the first two days in Palma, we took a taxi from our first hotel (Hotel Born) back to the airport (€18, with tip) to pick up our hire car. Including a short detour to see the beach resort of s’Arenal (which we now think is best avoided!) it was just 55 km to the hotel. We had been worried about how we would find the hotel – the map provided by Venere.com was next to useless, showing the hotel in the middle of nowhere – and I got no response to an email asking for directions. However, a soon as we got to the very pretty little village of Ses Selines we found that the hotel was well signposted and we had no trouble finding it. And yes, it is in the middle of nowhere!
We arrived just after midday and, as expected, our room wasn’t ready, so we took the opportunity of having a nice long, cold drink by the swimming pool. It had been our intention to check in and then head off to the beach (the nearby Es Trenc), but the pool area was so idyllic we decided to spend the afternoon chilling by (and in) the pool. From our sun bed we had a lovely view across farmland to the village of Ses Selines, with its church the highest point for miles around. A member of staff brought us the key when the room was ready, but by then we were too comfortable to move!
The hotel is comprised of converted farm buildings set in really lovely grounds, with palm trees, cactuses and flowering bushes. From the day beds round the pool to the seating outside your room, everything seemed well thought out to enable you to enjoy being outside in the sun.
We stayed in room 6. The outside door opened into a small anti-room with double bunk beds suitable for children. Off that, in a separate room, was the large, double bed. That room was rather dark, because of the small windows, to keep the room cool. It was so dark in fact that we didn’t realise it had air conditioning until the next morning! As a result we spent rather a hot night, entirely our own fault as the air conditioning did work effectively when we tried it out. The room was large with plenty of storage space but rather cluttered with furniture. The bathroom was OK but quite small.
We had an excellent dinner in the reasonably-priced restaurant, open to the elements, right by the side of the pool. Had we stayed longer, we would probably have ventured into Ses Selines to try out the many nice-looking restaurants in the village (as other guests did), returning for a night cap by the pool.
Breakfast is buffet style, though eggs were cooked to order and brought to your table. Overall it was excellent quality – the orange juice was probably the best we have ever had - and you would be able to eat sufficient to keep you going for most of the day.
All the staff were very friendly and overall were very happy with the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This romantic Hotel rural is situated 2.5 Km from the town of Ses Salines and 5 Km from the beach "Es Trenc",. Cala Mondragó, Cala Llombarts, , Cabo Salinas, . As it majorcan name means, the property is located on a little hill, from where you can see the countryside, the sea and Cabrera island at the bottom.The finca belongs since 200 years to one family. The ancestors have been farmers.Finca Hotel rural Es Turó offer an excellent kitchen and perfect service in a marvellous environment and views from restaurant and the terasse. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Es Turo Finca Hotel Rural Ses Salines, Majorca, Spain