So hands up, we’ve never stayed at this hotel but before moving to Pollença I read a lot about its progression from a 15th Century derelict ruin, to what is now a beautiful and much loved boutique hotel that opened its doors for the first time in 2015.
During its six years of painstaking renovations it was transformed from a typical Mallorcan manor house to a ‘designer’ hotel that is once again a magnificent property in Alcúdia. There was so much attention to detail with artisans painstakingly recovering and restoring centuries of architectural detail so that the original Gothic features shine once again.
Set on a peaceful side street in the historic heart of Alcúdia old town Hotel Can Mostatxins is surrounded by charming stone buildings that line the narrow lane. Just a few minutes walk away there are some lovely restaurants, bars and shops.
Choosing a name for your hotel can be a tricky affair but in this case there was really only one option. The property was once owned by a butcher who was known for his impressively styled mustachio… so it was christened 'Mostatxins', Mallorcan for moustache.
There are 19 rooms in total ranging from doubles to suites, including the Tower Suite that is within a 15th Century tower accessed from a dramatic glass walkway and features its own terrace overlooking the pool. Some rooms are located in the main building that is called Quinze and the others in Frare, the adjacent building.
The original nine rooms display a wonderful fusion of simple modern styling with historic features of exposed sandstone walls, beamed ceilings, oak floors and restored windows. Frare rooms offer height and space in keeping with the Spanish Modernist design of the original house. Beautiful soft oak floorboards are paired with a modernist colour scheme, original art work, solid wood furniture, lighting options, a writing desk with two chairs along with ample wardrobe space.
The rooms are well equipped and the free cava and fresh milk are a welcome touch. Plus a well stocked honour bar is available to guests.
The opening of Frare in 2019 not only brought with it more bedrooms, but also a gourmet dining option in the Apolonia restaurant, a champagne bar, and a second plunge pool, completing an undeniably outstanding offering.
The Apolonia restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is an extensive buffet of quality items, which can be supplemented with cooked-to-order options. Lunch and dinner menus draw inspiration from Spanish and Mediterranean cooking, with innovative twists, market-fresh produce, and an abundance of flavour. There is also a seven-course tasting menu which is a particular treat and one we plan to try out very soon.
The hotel’s spa area is certainly not short on wow-factor, set in a sunken courtyard with a Gothic arch and stone walls that are all beautifully lit at night for that atmospheric evening dip.
Friendly and personable, beautifully finished interiors, faultless service, and plenty of thoughtful extras create an atmosphere that is perfect for relaxation and for guests to feel instantly at ease.
Website: Can Mostatxins