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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Choose this hotel and was rated small and friendly . It's been a long time since I stayed somwhere that was small and friendly in the reality . I choose as my brother is very unwell with Parkinson's , and was extremely worried traveling abroad where he feels very far from any security that he requires to manage this condition. We were both looked after so well . The whole team are so kind and friendly considerate , we were able to relax and enjoy the peace of the hotel . The hotel is old , historic and unique , all this is so good in my opinion , you may be on a 'package ,' but you don't feel as if your in one . The hotel is clean , the rooms cleaned every day beds made , fresh towels . It is a very very good hotel . The people we met during our stay , were friendly and helpful ,many who return every year ; which says it all really . I certainly hope too .More
Home from home
Can not heap enough praise on Enrique and all the staff at the hotel. No matter what time of the day we were greeted with smiles. We stayed in the main house with its beautiful antiques and paintings which made it feel as if we were living in a grand house of yesteryear and not a hotel. Lovely peaceful place, no blaring music around the pool so you can enjoy the sun and relax. Food from the bar was excellent ate there 3 nights. Not too far to walk to nearby restaurants in either Cala Fons or harbour area of Cala Figuera (especially Restaurante Pierro) but as it was start of season not many restaurants open. will definitely be returning to Hotel del Almirante.More
Sandy C, 186262
Stepping back in time, wonderful
A cross between staying in a country house and museum, made me feel honoured to stay here. This small hotel is charming, half way between Mahon and Es Castell. Both within easy walking distance, and a bus stop, close by, if you'd rather, not walk. The hotel is set back from the road, making it quiet and peaceful. We were lucky enough to stay in the main house. We had a fairly spacious room, with a large bathroom, another shelf, for extra storage, would be nice, in the bathroom. Towels were changed daily, which we weren't expecting, and plenty of hot water. The breakfast room, over looked the sea, watching the boats while, drinking the lovely espresso and planning the days sightseeing. Small choice, but plentiful. Hotel also has a bookable, evening meal, didn't have this, but did have some of the bar meals, which were very nice. The bar staff, were charming and friendly, thank you Tollo and the amusing Jose. Hotel has a small pool, with chairs and loungers, and a sun deck. Very quiet and peaceful, I can see why, so many people return year after year. This charming hotel, big star point, must go to its staff, never stayed in a hotel, with such friendly and genuinely helpful staff, all of whom, have helped make this a memorable holiday. Juan-Lluis, helping us with bus time tables, into and out of town, to further a field, snd suggestions, of places worth stopping at, in the car. And to Enrique who helped us, sort out hiring a car, which I would highly recommend, to get to see certain parts, of this lovely island, and was always interested, in what we'd been up to. The Friday tour of the house given by the manager is a must, to find out the history and association with Admiral Collingwood, and the interesting pairings and other objects, in the house. Apologies, if I got your names wrong.More
Feeling very privelidged to have stayed in such an historic, interesting and friendly hotel.
We were recommended this hotel from friends and stayed there the first two weeks in October, it's situated between Mahon and Es Castell, within easy reach of both, a 20 minute stroll, and only 10 minutes drive from the airport. The hotel is a stunning 18th century mansion, dripping with amazing paintings and antiques, we stayed in one of the garden rooms by the pool, you can stay in the mansion, that might be one for a further visit at some time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the place spotlessly clean. Our room was basic and not a great view, but this was expected, it was cleaned daily, bed made and towels changed, it had all we needed, this is a 2 star hotel and if you want more than basic don't stay here. However what the hotel does offer makes up for any shortfall. It attracts generally the older person and we had great fun with such interesting people with stories to tell, we are 60 and 66. Breakfast was continental with an option to buy a cooked breakfast if you wanted, lunch at the hotel was tastey and cheap, we did not eat in at night as we liked walking into Mahon or Es Castell to one of the many fine restaurants and bars, prices to suit all pockets. The pool was Baltic cold! but great for cooling down, the weather was very good, plenty of places to sunbathe if you are not out trekking the countryside, the balcony which overlooks the harbour was a great place to sunbathe, the views stunning, of the sea, villas and passing boats. The hotel owner gives a guided tour of the mansion on a Friday morning, this is a very interesting tour which puts meat on the bones regarding Admiral Collingwood and his time on the island, it makes you feel very privelidged to stay in such an historic and important place. Tortoises are indigenous to the island and are all around the mansion. My husband enjoyed walking round some of the museums and historical buildings in Mahon and Es Castell, the places are steeped in history and very interesting to explore. We loved the fish market in Mahon, it is half wet fish sales and half tapas, delicatessen, craft beers, wines and premium gins, a bustling place, full of life, the food is fab, you can watch the world go by, very pleasurable. The bars offered a good choice of beers and gins, our tipple, very healthy and cheap. All in all a fabulous holiday and less than 2.5 hours away, perfect.More
tracy k, 580414
Was looking for a tranquil holiday.
Well i certainly got more than tranquliity,i was amazed at the history of Collingwood House and Admiral Collingwoods amazing service in the navy and involvement with The Battle Of Trafalgar.On reading up of the battle it was Admiral Collingwood who had the biggest involvement being the first to engage the enemy it was 10minutes after that the british fleet joined him,After the battle was won he sent his men to rescue injured sailors from the opposition and returned them to to there fleet.A must read up for all. This holiday was the best ever,i have travelled America,Mexico,Sri Lanka Malaysia etc but this was so special.The hotel is in keeping of the 18th century it is welcoming spotless and you feel privilaged to share Admiral Collingwoods home.All the staff were very attentive,friendly and relaxed.The gardens are stunning,the whole pleasurable experience was calmness.More
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