Typical Mallorcan architecture of the luxury Hotel Son Brull Pollença Mallorca

The Epicurean Pad

Luxury design retreat Son Bull Hotel Rural Sanctuary Pollença, Mallorca's best kept secrets

The Epicurean Pad

Son Brull Hotel & Spa Pollença Mallorca - luxury design retreat set among rural scene of the north

The Epicurean Pad

Son Brull Luxury Hotel & Spa | Pollença, Mallorca | The Aficionados
If you crave a sense of what the real Mallorca is all about - then this place is for you - wrapped in twisted olive trees and citrus groves, expect a clever remake of monastic solace smothered in contemporary design and modern luxury

Intro

Son Brull Rural Sanctuary Pollença, Mallorca, (Majorca) is a luxury epicurean retreat of modernist design that meets 1700 cloistral heritage, with stunningly simple interiors of Mediterranean smoothness created by Barcelona-based studio Forteza + Aparicio.

Prior to being home to monks in the former Jesuit monastery, it was once a farmstead dating in parts back to the 12th-century. Today after a long and considerate restoration, it is a sustainable, eco-conscious hotel wrapped amongst the citrus, olive, almond groves and vineyards of the 100-acres farming estate. Son Brull is an easy drive towards the north of Mallorca (about 40 mins from Palma) in the region known as the agricultural anchor of Mallorca, located picturesquely sandwiched between Pollença, the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and the lovely hidden coves of Cap de Formentor. 

A monastic recluse, the sleek modernist touches and sun-kissed sophistication narrate the interior design concept by lead architect and designer Ignacio Forteza. His studio embraced materials like black-tinted concrete, gold leaf, raw oak, rusted iron, stonework and the humble pebble that harmonise with the hotel's doorstep nature and the island's agricultural history. Expect abstract artistic elements blended with a patina of farming heritage. Recently, the talents of Estudio Carme Pinós in Barcelona created private villas within the landscaped grounds and a new fabulous spa.

There is undoubtedly an air of quiet solace within, which resonates throughout this foodie and wellness haunt. The sanctuary hotel has been designed for the urban sybarites of today, zeitgeist in essence.

The Son Brull Hotel & Spa Pollença, Mallorca - crafted by a family with passion and deep respect for the island, creating a chilled luxury refuge of soul and reverence. Lovely.

Rooms & Villas

Son Brull Luxury Hotel & Spa | Pollença, Mallorca | The Aficionados

Monastery it may have been, but you won’t find austerity here in the rooms at Son Brull. Instead, its 12th century architectural heritage has been tastefully enhanced, and polished with modernity. Feel a sense of history from beamed ceilings, thick medieval walls and archways that frame sublime vineyard views. Touches to the now include Bang & Olufsen TV and audio systems, silky bed linens and whirlpool baths. Within the 23 rooms, you’ll find touches of Mallorca too – with artwork and sculptures selected from local artisans.

For the ultimate treat for a loved one, book the Junior Suite with terrace – a hydro massage tub comes in the ensuite whilst the spacious terrace overlooks the vineyard – which you can admire from your bubbly open air jacuzzi.

This salt 'n turf location means that foodies will love this farm and sea-to-table concept delivered in gourmet style - fresh creative tastes play the palate of Mallorcan originality

Foodie

Son Brull, Mallorca, organic, natural

Born and raised in Mallorca, Chef Andreu Segura heads up the culinary treats at this long-time foodie favourite amongst the gourmands. Restaurant 365 being a foodie legend, a bit of an island celebrity when it comes to food and Son Brull has its own organic farm.

Breakfast has all the lovely trappings of Mallorca including the most wonderful orange juice pressed from their own garden, their own olive oils and preserves that sing of sunshine. Daytime options include a poolside menu of course or lighter lunchtime treats. 

In the evenings the gourmet comes out to play at the award-winning Restaurant 3/65 by Chef Andreu Segura - try the tasting menu that sets your taste buds alight with epicurean delights of Mallorca. Good to know that the old olive press bar is just next door for the night cap - and yes they have their own lemon trees perfect for the in-house distilled gin. 

Son Brull is for serious foodies and those who just appreciate fine cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.

Fabulously designed cocktail & wine bar at Son Bull Hotel Pollença, Mallorca

Spa

Luxury Hotel Son Brull Pollença Mallorca - outdoor pool, sun terrace, desginer sun loungers, olive trees

Mallorcan wellbeing headlines at Son Brull Hotel and Spa and in keeping with their hotel philosophy only natural sustainable products prevail. These include sourcing plant treatments from the island like flor de sal and mountain herbs, giving the spa a serene pastoral feel. There are four treatment rooms with an outdoor raised patio that during the warmer months let the gentle Mallorcan breeze soothe you from behind billowing white linen (a favourite spa patch with stunning views across the countryside). In addition to the large outdoor pool, lined with proper relaxation beds as well as loungers, the spa has an indoor hydro massage pool and chill beds. 

Treatments include rituals, massages, facials as well as those focused on holistic and beauty. For activity buffs, there is a super onsite TechnoGym, outdoor tennis courts and fantastic cyclist routes through the mountains that lead on from the hotel. To complete the holistic buzz, Son Brull features a Hammam, whirlpool and sauna. Don the fluffy gowns for pampering & chill time or join one of the yoga and Pilates classes for a good stretch. 

Kids & Co.

With no age limit Son Brull Hotel and Spa provides all necessary amenities for families, from baby highchairs to babysitting to child-friendly food upon request. The hotel recently added four Villa Suites that are designed to be specifically family-friendly, each with a private plunge pool. There is a selection of beaches in the immediate area that children can be taken to, all of which provide plenty of water sports and fun on your holiday, from Cala Sant Vicenç to Puerto Pollensa to Formentor.

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Location

Luxury design retreat Son Bull Hotel Rural Sanctuary Pollença, Mallorca's best kept secrets

Son Brull is found up in the secluded far northern corner of Mallorca (Majorca), past Soller and towards the picturesque old town of Pollença and enjoys a rural setting at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains and the Formentor Peninsula. Beaches, including the beautiful Cala Sant Vicenç are within easy reach, as are the golf courses. 

This location is fab for lovers of authenticity and the original Mallorca with the untouched Mallorcan town of Pollença full of historical sights such as Placa Major, Nostra Senyora Del Angels Church with it's rather fabulous rose window, Convent de Sant Domingo and the Puig de Maria. Just north of here is the dreamily cute fishing Port de Pollença.  

Son Brull Hotel and Spa provides all the sights of true island life - from rural to the coast. 

Owners

Miguel, Mar & Alex Suau - owners of the Luxury Design Hotel Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Pollença Mallorca.

The Suau family are lovely, Mallorquan souls that have mastered “slow-lane-living” as much as preserving their island culture, spearheading organic produce and wine on their very own working farm as sustainability ambassadors. This trio, Miguel, Mar and Alex, share an enduring warmth, are self-confessed foodies and have a deep respect for heritage. They narrate life at Son Brull Hotel and Spa with such emotion that you feel it everywhere, everything they do is considered. 

They collectively have the balance of possessing an eye for detail, architectural style and the human touch. The Suau family are hands-on, pushing the boundaries of conventional luxury; they effortlessly connect the dots of originality, style and authenticity - being deliciously rooted into their rural setting as much as they are into the Mallorcan way of living. 

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