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“Interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Son Menut Finca

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Son Menut Finca
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Felanitx
London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Spent at week at Son Menut on a pre booked program through a UK agent.
Transfer from the airport spot in.
Arrival at the location easy but receptionist in the evening didn't speak english so couldn't ask any questions. Just shown the room and told dinner at 7pm. Nothing more.
The food i'm glad to say was excellent - you may struggle on the set/ all inclusve menu is you dont eat fish or meat but the quality is excellent. Drinks were not included in my package but they are very cheap.
The rooms are basic - the beds are ok and recommend you turn the fridge off at night or it rumbles throughout!
Agree with other reviewers that a bar or lounge area is needed to relax in the evenings.
Please note the hotel is in the middle of nowhere - nearest shop and town is 5km away...it's extremely isolated....
There is a spa on site but even to use the jacuzzi and sauna you have to book 24 hours ahead as it is turned off..

As with other reviewers, i was the only english person and the place is predominately german...although i understand german, by the end of the week, i had had enough of that!!

You also have to get lucky with the other guests...i was on my rides with a 70 year old lady so there was lmited conversation!! I would certainly have enjoyed it more if i had been paired with a younger group.

I was on a trail program which included 5 days of riding - approx 5 hours a day.
The horses on the whole looked well cared for - well fed etc and appeared strong on the rides...again as someone else mentioned,if yuo are used to the uk way with riding, you will be horrified by the cantering on concrete etc but you have to get on with it..

one day i didn't enjoy as there were 8 riders on the trail amd the standard of riding left much to be desired. Again i had to ignore how some people were treating their horses and just concentrate on my own ride. That day all riders except me were german which meant the day was carried out mostly in german which was hard work!

The other days there were 3 - 4 of us which was far more enjoyable and calm. Note that the guide will just ride at his pace regardless of how slow the rest of the horses are - i had a faster horse, but it left riders at the back constantly trotting to catch up.
Agree the tack left a lot to be desired too. Held together by string in places and one day i got what our group called 'the toture saddle' which is frankly the kost uncomfortable thing have ever ridden on and i still have knee pain!!
All in all the trip was fun but if i were to return i wouldn't do a full week of trail rides. Perhaps 2 day rides and 3 dressage days.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Son Menut offers riding from beginner level upwards. My wife and I stayed for four nights and the centre arranged a programme for us. The horses are impressive, many of them bred at Son Menut. I found the two I rode very responsive and also generally calm and well behaved. My wife took lessons and thought the teaching was very patient and instruction in english very clear. The guiding on the all day trails was excellent and I enjoyed two days out seeing the varied landscapes and wildlife from the saddle. Although there is a notice that helmets should be worn, not everybody in the group did and I recommend anyone planning to ride in Spain to take their own. I have been learning to ride at home in the Surrey hills so felt comfortable riding up and down on the trails. I enjoyed the chance to canter for longer distances than I have managed so far at home. This is Mallorca and so do not expect grass downland and be prepared for gravel tracks! All the staff at Son Menut were very friendly and helpful. Whilst there, we met guests form Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland and Finland. The room was comfortable with a plentiful supply of hot water. We thought the half board option was very good value with an excellent breakfast buffet and healthy nourishing local food in the evenings. Son Menut even has its own wine, which is very good. The weather we experience in May was unsettled, OK for riding but we needed our wet weather clothing sometimes and did no more than paddle in the swimming pool. The Finca is set in beautiful countryside and we really enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

Booked through UnicornTrails. The dressage tuition was mostly on one of their Andalusian Stallions who was very well behaved. The tuition was not too demanding - quite lay back. The trail rides from the centre were quite hair raising in that you cantered on gravel tracks - being the only Englishman on the rides I was the only one wearing a helmet. The horses seemed well looked after, but the tack was a bit tired. The Finca itself was lovely. Basic, but clean rooms. We dined outside most of the time on a lovely terrace. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. If you want to brush up on your german, this is the place to come. It is owned by a German, all the riding staff are German. Even the spanish staff speak German and all the other guests were German, but it was nichte problem !! The Finca lacks a lounge type area to relax in - especially if the weather if not so good - as you only have your room with no chairs or the dining room. The inclusive transfers were efficient and on time.

Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Son Menut Finca

Property: Son Menut Finca
Address: Agrupacio Son Tauler 8 | Cami de Son Negre, 07208 Felanitx, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Felanitx
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Felanitx
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Son Menut Finca 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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