The original Can Mostatxins Hotel opened in June 2015 after a six-year painstaking renovation, and was an immediate hit. Its medieval tower, gorgeous sunken pool terrace, and five-star-plus service garnered praise and admirers from far and wide. As well as joining the exclusive Mr & Mrs Smith hotel collection in 2016, it has has taken the top spot on TripAdvisor for hotels in Alcúdia, and was twice named ‘Best guest-rated hotel in the Balearics’ on booking.com.
With all this success it made sense to grow. As part of the expansion, the original nine-bedroom house has been renamed Mostatxins Quinze, as a nod to not only the century it was built, but also the house number and year the hotel opened too.
And right next door, the newly-renovated Mostatxins Frare officially opens on 1st August, adding 11 bedrooms, a champagne/cocktail bar, a pool terrace, and a restaurant to the ‘Mostatxins Experience’. The house is stunning and much larger than the original, covering 700 square metres spread over three floors.
Built on land once owned by the church (‘frare’ means ‘friar’ in Mallorcan) the house was originally constructed by the wealthy merchant Oliver family in 1882. It has a grand central marble staircase alongside many early Spanish Modernist features, such as ironwork balconies, coloured-glass windows, and tiled floors which have been carefully retained and restored during the two-year renovation.
The hotel also remains true to its Modernist/Art Nouveau heritage in its Restaurant Apolonia. Together with its high wood-beamed ceiling and tall windows, it is styled as a French brasserie with Michelin-trained chefs Mike Hamilton and Cristina López delivering Mallorcan food with panache. The rear open-air terrace provides guests the opportunity to cool off in a small pool, while the champagne cocktail bar serves hotel guests across both sites.
CEO of the Mostatxins Hotel Group, Mark Worthington, is proud of the achievement and those who brought it to fruition: “The renovation of the new hotel has been an exciting project for all of the people involved. The contractors have finished the house to the highest standard, and the final few days spent dressing the house has shown what an amazing and talented group the Mostatxins team are. Now we can look forward to an exciting opening and 2018 summer season”.
The new house will also allow a reorganisation across the two sites with Valentina, who took over as General Manager in March 2018, adding 11 staff to the Mostatxins team. The ‘Mostatxins Experience’ is based around five-star service delivered by a dedicated and vibrant team of people who love what they do and every one of their guests. The hotel also achieved an official four-star rating following an inspection in March 2018 making it the highest-rated hotel in Alcúdia Old Town.
Another Mostatxins project is already underway in the centre of the picturesque and tiny town of Selva: the renovation of their third hotel, Mostatxins Estelrich. Set on the street named after the doctor Jaime Estelrich Ferrer – who lived in the house from the early 1930s – they hope to open this Art Deco house as a ten-bedroom hotel with restaurant, bar and infinity pool in 2019.
Photos by Sara Savage
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