Need To Know
One double rooms; five one-bedroom apartments; one two-bedroom apartment.
11.30am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 1pm.
Double rooms from £139.76 (€157), including tax at 10 per cent.
If you’re staying in the double room, breakfast (€14 daily for adults; €7 for under-12s) is usually included; if you’ve booked an apartment, it’s charged. Children stay in cots (free); extra beds for under-12s are €31 a night, €44 for ages 12 and up.
The owners have a very friendly dog which little ones (and soft-hearted adults) will enjoy befriending.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, gardens, restaurant, boutique, DVD library, free WiFi throughout.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, DVD player, minibar, Ida bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All five apartments are set in a rustic building opposite the main house, facing the gorgeous countryside. The apartments have a living room with space for a cot or extra bed, and a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and hob. Of the one-bedroom apartments, we love number 4 best: it’s located on the corner of the building, with a huge wraparound terrace overlooking the fields. If you’ve got a bigger brood, book the two-bedroom apartment, which also has two bathrooms and a terrace.
The quiet, serene (unheated) pool is set just off from the main house, with sun loungers and parasols dotted around its cement-and-stone patio. Ask for floats or pool toys if you want them. Roman steps lead down into the water. There’s also a little grassy area just behind the pool, where Smith Junior and crew can roam around. The pool isn’t supervised, so parents should keep an eye on tentative swimmers.
You can pick up home-made jams, breads, olives, cooking ingredients, wines and – at certain times of the year – Mallorca’s typical sobrasada sausage from the little shop in the cellar by the lounge.
Organise babysitting two days ahead. Book transfers from the airport or station at least five days in advance.