Planning your trip to Menorca? Not sure where to stay in Menorca? Here is a list of the best hotels in Menorca to help you get started narrowing down those choices.
If you are thinking about a holiday on the beautiful sun-drenched island of Menorca, you will be faced with a huge wealth of options when it comes to hotels and resorts to choose between.
However, you can narrow your options down nicely, by picking and choosing those with facilities in which you are interested:
Business office equipment and meeting rooms, for example – or those you would prefer to avoid: adults-only hotels cater for only those over sixteen which means you can relax and know that you are unlikely to have to look out for small screaming bundles of energy when you go about the hotel or use the swimming pool, for example.
10 Best Hotels In Menorca
1. Villa Le Blanc, a Gran Melia Hotel- the Leading Hotels of the World
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, a family break in the sun or just a luxurious respite from the world for a while, this hotel has what you need.
Lie out in the sun terrace before or after a leisurely dip in the outdoor pool, or keep things privately hedonistic by booking a room with a private pool for your own use.
Workout in the gym before dressing up for dinner at S’Amarador, the in-house restaurant, renowned throughout the whole island as one of he best destination for authentic Menorcan cuisine – and who would not want to try this amazing set inside one of the best hotels in Menorca?
Or you can choose between not one, but two other restaurants: Cru, which specials in pub-type meals – cheese, local fresh fish, and a range of hearty beers, delicious cocktails, and more; and Nivi which offers exotic luxury with its all white décor and specialism in paellas and grilled dishes.
Start off your holiday with relaxing spa treatments, especially the range of water based activities designed to draw out all the stress and tension of your busy life to help you relax fully into the leisure and luxury offered by the hotel.
There is an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam, so you are sure to find the right method of relaxation for you.
And if you have ulterior motives for your trip to Menorca, be it a business meeting, a celebration or special event, the hotel has rooms to hire which can cater for parties of all types, offering pure Balearic light (sure to add a certain wonderful something to your photos) and wide open spaces for whatever purpose you desire.
2. Faustino Gran Relais and Chateaux
The word ‘chateaux’ in this title is no error: the complex lies over 15 hectares of pine forest and landscaped terrain and includes no less than four palaces, all of which look out over the beautiful blue sea, dotted about, as it often is with classical yachts and other boats belonging to the impressively wealthy and sometimes famous.
As with many resorts in Menorca, the grounds are well worth exploring, from beautiful pine-scented forest walks to leisurely meanders parallel to the sea, the Menorcan landscape is always vibrant and packed with arrays of exotic plants and trees for you to admire. Your lodgings will be in one of the four castles:
- Can Faustino Palace: a sixteenth century palace which gives the hotel complex its name, this hotel has 21 guest rooms, three superbly appointed suites, and a private villa which comes complete with its own kitchen.
- Can Llorenҫ Palace & Cal Bisbe Palace: between them, these palaces offer 16 guest rooms and 6 suites and share between them a magnificent swimming pool which offers a spectacular view of the nearby cathedral. Inside, the islands cosmopolitan history, especially the Moorish influences, are elegantly counterpointe with Delphine Neny’s exquisite and intricate artworks.
- Can Sebastia Palace: a relatively modern (nineteenth century) manor house, this part of the hotel houses a welcoming hammam, and the beautiful library where many cultural events are hosted, making the eight luxurious rooms here a must-hire for bibliophiles who cannot stay away from any collection of books!
- Can Faustino offers a beautiful restaurant which transforms from daytime casual to dinnertime formality with every sunset.
The restaurant is a popular haunt with locals as well as with guests, and offers a superb array of dishes, made using produce grown right there in the hotel’s own extensive vegetable garden.
Ask about vegetarian and vegan options, and why not enjoy the restaurant’s wonderful cooking while out and about exploring the island? Picnics are provided upon request, so you can enjoy a meal in nature or on the sea – wherever your holiday takes you!
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3. Lago Resort Menorca
If you feel a little out of your depth in historic castles and like your luxury with a little more down to earthiness, then resorts in Menorca like this are the ones you are looking for!
High-end and a very worthy four-star, there is no pretension or tricky etiquette to master – simply beautifully decorated rooms with all the conveniences you could desire, delicious hearty meals made from fresh produce and the finest ingredients available each day.
Rooms range from quirky hammocks to fully equipped maisonettes complete with kitchenette, jacuzzi and choice of terrace, amongst other options, and are elegantly furnished with an opulent air that you will love.
Get ready for a night out with the latest in spa treatments: massage, thermal circuits, sauna, as well as a nail salon and full range of beauty treatments, before you head out for an evening rocking out to the hottest DJs who bring you live music and a vibrant scene.
The next day can be devoted to nursing your hangover – or your dance-all-night exhaustion – on the crisp white sandy beaches just ten-minutes from the hotel. Or, if you are the gritty type and want to walk it off, why not try out a section of the 185km long Cami de Cavalls trail?
This lovely nature walk runs broadly parallel to the sea and has been in existence for hundreds of years – the oldest known map of the Horse Trail, as the name translate, dates back to 1780!
Ironically, the trail was established to defend the island from invaders – invaders who having succeeded in seizing control of the island, then proceeded to maintain and upgrade the horse trail for their own defences!
4. Melia Cala Galdana
On the seafront with a magnificent view out over Cala Galdana beach, this wonderful hotel is the picture postcard exemplar that you imagine when you dream about a luxury hotel on the coast of a beautiful sunshine island.
The hotel caters for couples, singles (businesspeople will find an excellent offering of meeting spaces which can be booked for those all-important negotiations), and families.
Do note, however, that there are some areas, including a swimming pool, which are strictly adults-only, so if you like children well enough but don’t particularly love the squeals and splashes of excitement, this is the hotel for you!
Parents can take advantage of this too, when their children are being entertained (and usefully tired out) by the in-house Kids Club.
The cuisine is international standard, with the best of Mediterranean cuisine comfortably served alongside the most classical international dishes, to ensure that there is something for everyone at meal times.
As well as having a concierge on hand to cater for your every need, there is also a twenty-four hour reception who will be able to advise you about anything concerning that suddenly occurs to you at three in the morning!
There are both a la carte and buffet menus, accessibility is a key concern, so do feel free to ask if you have mobility issues, and there are regular evening entertainments to keep you busy after a day lying on the beach or exploring the island.
The Level is an extra layer of luxury, with preferential services and personalised customisation.
5. Bordoy Casa Ladico – Hotel Boutique Adults Only
In the heart of historic Mahon, this hotel was built in the 1750s by a Greek family – the Ladicos – who moved to the island to enjoy the fruits of their trading background, and continue to spread their business network over the Mediterranean.
Each of the rooms is unique: a different size and shape, and this difference has been enhanced by having each room decorated in an entirely unique style, with sumptuous furniture, carefully planned colour schemes and customer comfort always in mind.
The boutique hotel only has fourteen rooms – but what rooms they are! – and each guests’ stay is tailored precisely to their likes, comfort and preferences.
The pool is enclosed by a large solarium where guests can sunbathe and chat in between cooling dips into the pool, before heading to the spa for a range of beauty and pampering treatments in the large, well-equipped treatment rooms to set you up for a night of fine dining and entertainment.
You can enjoy light meals in the café, read the news for free, relax in the reading room or amuse yourself in the playroom with various activities (as an adults-only venue, you won’t be pestered by youngsters waiting impatiently for their turn!) or go out and explore the historic city of Mahon (also known as Mao) to learn a little about the rich history of this most strategically important island as it was.
6. Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites and Spa
When considering all the best hotels in Menorca, it can be hard to decide how to choose between this one and that.
But one way to do it is to see which of the resorts in Menorca are on the coast – literally a short walk from the crisp sandy beaches and crystal clear sea water – and when you do this, this hotel comes up trumps, being just one hundred and fifty metres from the sandy shore.
There is a mix of rooms: sixty-two exclusive and roomy suites and rooms offering private pools, sea views, roof terraces and everything else you could possibly want from a hotel room – and more!
Foodwise, choose between the buffet at Buffet Nura or restaurant dining at Sa Savina, the in-house eatery.
Relax from the tensions and stresses of your day job with heat treatments and massages; the hotel boasts a caldarium, steam room and sauna, as well as spa treatments such as circulation boosting massages, reflexology consultations and beauty treatments such as facials.
Workout in the swimming pools, or enjoy a more strenuous cardio session in the gym, which is reserved for those aged sixteen and up at all times.
The hotel also offers MICE – that is to say, facilities that allow for Meetings, Incentives, Congresses, and Events – with a large space that can be divided into three separate smaller conference rooms, or merged to make on immense room that can comfortably accommodate up to 780 guests and visitors.
These facilities have separate entrances so that you can fully host your own event, even as the hotel staff assist with housekeeping and catering.
7. Barcelo Nura
A five-star hotel on the southern coast of Menorca, this resort lies just 1.5km from the highly acclaimed Punta Prima beach and a short 9km from the historic city and sometime capital city of Mahon.
This location makes this hotel one of the best hotels in Menorca for a family holiday base, with its access to the sights and scenes of the island, and plenty of in-house activities for those lazier days when you don’t feel like travelling about and want to just laze by the pool or enjoy a spa treatment (NB: there is a small charge for spa usage).
With over 128 rooms, some with semi-private gardens or shared swimming pools, it is an ideal base for your family and friends if you are all holidaying together and need somewhere to touch base and hang out quietly from time to time.
For the more sociable moments, there is plenty going on too – with buffet and a la carte restaurants, a bar in the lobby, and a terrace hang-out, B-Heaven, where you can socialise within your group and with the other guests, seeing and being seen.
There is also the opportunity to enjoy breakfast in your room, or to call on the twenty-four hour room service to ease that craving for a midnight snack!
8. Jardi de Ses Bruixes Boutique Hotel
In the 1800s (the nineteenth century), there was a movement towards building large comfortable houses – and not just for the aristocracy of the world, for anyone who had worked hard and earned enough money to be able to afford the land and construction materials.
Many of these old houses – ridiculously large now that wealthy families no longer need a veritable army of servants to keep them clean, fed and living in comfort – were pulled down to make way for other buildings: smaller homes, schools, hospitals and so on.
But some of them survived and found a new way forward as hotels – some even becoming the best hotels in Menorca!
The current hotel comprises sixteen rooms spread over two adjacent buildings and embraces the best of both the old and the new.
The hotel was renovated and remodelled, which allowed for the installation of all the mod cons the modern traveller could possibly desire, while the original dimensions of the rooms – large, high-ceilinged and spacious with equally roomy bathrooms – have stood the test of time, giving the rooms even more of a luxurious air.
Adding to the air of a stately home away from home, there is a warm and welcoming library-living room with a glorious fireplace, and a piano to hearken back to the days when gathering around the piano was the night’s entertainment.
Dine – indoors or out – at the Café and Restaurant Es Jardi – alongside members of the public who are frequent patrons – or head to the modernist room for some light and airy ambiance.
The gym is tucked away in the basement, but is well-ventilated and beautifully equipped, while both buildings offer stupendous views out over the city of Mahon.
9. Royal Son Bou Family Club
A hotel with a difference, this complex is designed with the many differing needs and preferences of children and their families in mind.
More like a series of holiday apartments than a suite of hotel rooms, with living rooms, self-contained kitchen areas – to avoid those meltdowns when your little one is just too tired and hungry to be faced with the excitement and experience of restaurant dining – and views out over the pool or the beach.
The bathrooms are adapted for children too, with basins set and designed in such a way that they are easy and intuitive to use.
For the more adventurous moments, there are two restaurants to choose between (good news for the parent that cooks: you don’t have to take care of all the food requirements – it’s your holiday too!).
Los Olivos is part performance, part eatery, with show cooking available alongside the delicious buffet, while La Basilica offers fresh seafood and ocean views.
The hotel complex is surrounded by all sorts of fun activities for the whole family, with some age-appropriate offerings available too.
Out of the grounds you will find hikes, water-based sports and activities, and various other entertainments, while in-house, 0 – 6 year-olds can enjoy walks to the beach, pony rides, fingerpainting and other crafts and much more – all in two-year divisions for their safety and your peace of mind, all overseen by the capable hands of trained staff.
Older children, from 7 to 12 enjoy more organised and exciting events, such as water-polo games, and, when available, 13 to 17 year-olds can hangout and play video games, boardgames and get to know each other.
While the children are occupied, you can spend some time relaxing and enjoying yourself, making the most of a precious moment of downtime from the 24/7 job that is parenting.
10. MarSenses Paradise Club
An ideal blend of private and accessible, this hotel seems like a perfectly encapsulated world in its own right, while being perfectly situated to give you access to the best that the island has to offer.
In the complex, you will find two swimming pools, a beautiful range of gardens, all with welcoming walkways and cunning paths to explore, wellness and beauty treatments, and even a Splash! area designed for the children to have some exciting waterslide and swimming fun in two further pools.
A varied and packed entertainment schedule means that there is never a dull moment, and should you decide to book an all-inclusive package, you will not have to worry about budgeting for your holiday spends at all.
There are disabled facilities, all the rooms are fully air-conditioned, and there is private parking available (enquire for details) as well a well-equipped gym so you can stay in peak condition to look good while stretching out on the beach or by the poolside.
Cafés, bars and buffet restaurants – complete with show cooking – are scattered throughout the complex, so you will never have to look too hard to find something to eat, which is vitally important when your little ones have been working up a good appetite in the pool or running about in the gardens.