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Can Albertí 1740, boutique hotel with only 14 rooms located in Menorca. Behind its salmon-colored façade, you can not only breathe the island’s British past and the Mediterranean spirit, its white sash windows do not let the stress of today’s life pass to offer a relaxing holiday to its guests this spring.
In 1740, when the island of
Minorca was under British rule, the Albertí family built in the center of
Mahon a house in the Georgian style prevailing at the time, with a spectacular spiral staircase, and a roof terrace from which they watched the ships arrive at the port, now free from fear of the Barbary pirates who had dominated the Mediterranean.
Military, intellectuals and politicians were part of the
Alberti family, whose noble coat of arms continues to shine proudly on the façade of the building, which remained in their hands until the second half of the 20th century, when it was broken into various properties. Around the year 2000, it passed into the hands of a group of friends from different artistic disciplines, such as photography, design or architecture, who transformed the residence into a guest house.
Entrance and staircase of the Can Albertí 1740 hotel in Mahón. /
In 2016, under the impulse of its new owners, the Parisian couple
Carole and Olivier Pecoux, The façade was reunited and the building was restored, respecting the original style and adding all the comforts, to become a boutique hotel with 10 rooms (3 of them with patio), 3 suites and 1 suite with a private terrace.
Suite at the Can Albertí 1740 hotel. /
Can Albertí 1740 preserves original spaces such as the main entrance with its beautiful staircase, the reception rooms, the patios where the à la carte breakfast is now served, made up of zero kilometer organic products, and the sophisticated rooms with wooden beams and terracotta floors. , decorated in a minimalist style in white and earth tones. The result is elegant and welcoming, with numerous corners to read or sunbathe, such as on its roof terrace with views of the Governor’s Palace, the bell towers and the roofs of the old houses and the port of Mahón, the second largest natural port in Europe. .
Dining room and patio of the Can Albertí 1740 hotel. /
Faithful to the spirit of the house, where they lived and worked
intellectuals like Vicente Albertí Vidal and the numerous artists and men of letters who have been part of the past of this unique residence, the current owners have wanted to perpetuate the tradition of Can Albertí as a space open to the artistic world, and regularly organize
music concerts and art exhibitions.
Relaxation is complete after enjoying a massage, a treatment or a therapeutic Pilates session. They also organize personalized yoga sessions. They have just scheduled a
yoga retreat from april 20 to 23 directed by Viviana Ferrer, in which there is no shortage of excursions and nocturnal activities after the meditation.
Woman practicing yoga on a beach in Menorca. /
The hotel also serves as a port of departure to explore the capital, whose theater is one of the oldest in Spain, as well as the rest of the island. Menorca is a relatively small island that shares beautiful coves with silky sand, turquoise blue waters, fragrant Mediterranean vegetation and delicious gastronomy with the rest of the Balearic Islands, but retains the tranquility and authenticity of yesteryear.
If you decide to visit it, do not forget to stop at its spectacular
Macarella and Mitjana coves and towns such as charming towns such as Binibeca, Ferreries or Fornells. After Mahon,
Citadel It is the second largest town in Menorca. It has a charming port, where you can stroll at sunset after visiting its cathedral, built in the Gothic style on top of an old mosque, or the castle of San Nicolás, key in the defense of the city for centuries.