This Colonial hotel delivers history and charm, and it’s in easy distance of the island’s capital.
Once the home of a seafaring aristocrat, this 18th-century mansion is now a stately hotel filled with paintings, maps and antiques.
The hotel sits on a hill above a rocky strip of shore. It’s halfway between Es Castell, a pretty town steeped in military history, and Mahon, Menorca’s capital. Both are a 15-minute walk away.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Nicely secluded, there are sunbeds and parasols speckled around offering the ideal spot to relax.
Grab a snack or a refreshing drink. The bar has Spanish wines, spirits and cocktails on offer.
Continental breakfast and evening meals are served here. You'll have the option of eating al fresco on the veranda here.
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These comfy twin rooms are a good base for exploring the local area. You’ll have room for up to 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. And they have a ceiling fan.
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What a wonderful little hotel!
We stayed for 14 days in July. Our room was room 44 and it was great. Quite spacious, immaculately clean, direct uninterrupted views of the harbour. Lovely, lovely swimming pool and terraces. The hotel staff are absolutely superb, ever helpful and accommodating and on Friday mornings the owner gives a fascinating tour and talk of "Collingwood House". This hotel may not suit visitors who crave haut cuisine food, demand air conditioning, want a fridge, a hair dryer installed in each room...etc. You will not get this here, but you will get a silent fan in the room, a hair dryer from reception that is yours for the duration and so on...this is authentic Menorca and great as a base. The bar is not open for a few hours each afternoon. You can walk to Mahon and to Es Castell in about 15 - 20 minutes and a bus stop is almost outside the hotel. This was our first visit to the hotel and we would return ( which is unusual for us). It was that enjoyable. You will read a few dodgy reviews no doubt, but these are probably from those who did not enjoy or could not cope with the quirkiness of this hotel...it really is a find....but do not expect 4 and 5 star niceties, thats not what this hotel is about. Rooms in the house are almost 'historic' and the bungalows more modern and functional. All are good More
It's all been said so far
What an interesting stay this was. All the reviews so far are correct. Lovely hotel and staff (who have been there for many years). Very hot in July so difficult to sleep as no air con. Try to stay in the main building as it feels and looks 5 star. Many thanks to all the staff for their attention to detail. Some good tips are. 1. We noticed Thomson are charging twice the price than arranging your own flight (Monarch £45 return) 2. Book with the hotel via Expedia or Trip Advisor. £86 per night B&B 3. Book a hire car from £12 per day. Great island to explore. 4. Drinking and eating at the hotel is cheap if fancy a night in. The atmosphere at the bar is great. 5. There is a handy garage shop and pharmacy just opposite the hotel. 6. The bus stop is just outside the hotel. Good service. 7. Go on the Yellow Boat tour around Mahon bay. €12 a must Trip. 8. Eat at the front bay restaurants. 3 course meal €18. Bottle of wine €10. 9. Mahon is very very steep with lots of steps. Be aware. 10. Try lots of tapas. Obviously 11. Visit the local Gin factory. On the sea front a Mahon. 12. Take mosquito spay you will need it. Just enjoy........More
QUAINT QUIRKY QUALITY
Unlike many other guests during our stay, this was our first visit - and we could see why so many returned year after year. Full of history, comfortable rooms, good pool, grounds and other facilities, and with pleasant and cheery staff, it had everything we needed for a couple of weeks doing not much at all. Add the great breakfasts, excellent bar meals and reasonable prices, and you'll see why we're going to be joining those regulars next year!More
Quiet stay in a gem of a building
The Hotel del Almirante is a small and friendly hotel. It is the former residence of Admiral Collingwood and is steeped in history - it's like staying in a National Trust property. The hotel has a lot of repeat visitors and I can understand why - it's simple but comfortable, is excellent value and the staff are attentive. I had an all-adult family stay - it's not geared towards young families. It's in a great location about a mile from Mahon and Es Castell, both of which can be reached on foot and offer cultural diversions and superb restaurants. There is a track and steps from the hotel which lead down to the waterfront for a lovely coastal walk to Mahon. We were given the impression that the route was treacherous but it's fine so long as you take care on the steps!More
Sarah G, 187069
I have been to this area many times and have always seen the Almirante in passing and thought it looked beautiful. This year, I was lucky enough to get a 4 night break and booked it. I can't begin to,say how very relaxing and friendly it was. I was thrilled when I realised that my room was in the old house with a view over the harbour to die for. Number 9. The staff are a credit to the hotel and could not do enough for you. The bar prices were very very reasonable and the bar food, ( if you were not on half board) was really amazing. Some of the guests have been returning for years and one gentleman I spoke with had been coming for 40! I shall definitely return.More
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