Can Estades is a beautifully restored, 16th-century finca whose honey-hued stone walls are surrounded by sunny terraces and pretty Mallorcan countryside. What sets this rural retreat apart is the delightful owners, Christiane and Norbert Amthor, who always go out of their way to ensure guests feel truly at home. The fact that half of guests return to the property is testimony to its wonderful hosts as much as the blissfully tranquil rustic setting.
The former finca boasts a superb setting set on a gently sloping hillside located just outside the charming village town of Calvià. Nestled in the Tramuntana foothills in the southwest of the island, the hotel offers some wonderful panoramas over the surrounding patchwork of farmland and forests. It is within 15 minutes’ drive of a range of excellent beaches that line the south coast, as well as being just 20 minutes from the buzzing Mallorcan capital.
The historic town of Calvià nestled in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains on the southwest of Mallorca, is within easy reach of many of Mallorca’s major tourist resorts. […] Calvià
Relax & enjoy
Within the grounds is a good-size swimming pool, long enough for a few strokes, together with a bubbling whirlpool section for soaking in the sun. There’s also plenty of poolside loungers with comfy cushioned where you can snooze under a palm frond parasol. An adjacent stone building also houses an infrared sauna and some gym equipment if the mood takes you.
They also offer guests free loaner bikes (with stays of three days or more) to explore the picturesque local countryside or for day trips to one of the local beaches. The hosts are also on hand to help organise a range of activities, from horse riding to ballooning.
The dozen spacious guest rooms, each named after a fruit and decorated in keeping with the character of the finca, with Mallorcan furnishings that include carved wooden headboard, terracotta tile floors, and exposed timber beams. The result is certainly traditional but with an airy lightness of touch, and with all the modern comforts you’d expect such as air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
Junior suites also include kitchenettes for preparing meals, while suites have full kitchens and separate living rooms. Many rooms also extend to balconies or terrace with lovely views over the countryside. We found the beds particularly comfortable, and together with the peace and quiet, guaranteed an excellent night’s sleep.
Eat & drink
Taken on the hotel’s lovely terrace over warmer months, breakfast is a real treat here, with excellent coffee and a buffet that includes homemade bread and preserves made from the estate’s produce. Norbert will also happily rustle you up an omelette to order – a speciality of his. Although dinner isn’t served here, guests can enjoy a weekly BBQ during the summer. Drinks are also available throughout the day from the hotel’s self-service bar.
Close to the hotel
The neighbouring village of Calvià retains all the charm of a traditional Mallorcan village, and hosts a large market every Monday morning. Just 12 minutes’ drive away is the resort of Santa Ponsa, with its broad sandy beach and 18-hole golf course. Guests are also with a short distance from various hiking and cycling trails.
Good to know
Can Estades is known for hosting an excellent programme of live music events every month from March until October. Shows are outside during the summer months, and a buffet dinner is also served up.
Note that the hotel does not accept children less than 12 years old.
Why you should stay here
Peaceful nights’ sleep in a wonderfully restored traditional finca perfectly located for exploring the island’s southwest.
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