I was looking forward to my stay at the gorgeous Yartan Boutique Hotel in the heart of Artà, one of the most picturesque towns of Mallorca. I love to socialise with locals, and I was sure it would be easy here. I looked forward to hearing all about their favourite dishes and tips for cute markets and hidden bays.
The hotel resides in an 18th-century mansion and I was taken by surprise by the most picturesque garden with magnificent details when I arrived. Green shutters in front of the windows as seen all over Mallorca, water pouring from little pipes in the wall and ... was that a wishing well? As I walked into the house, the hair on my arms stood up with joy. Wooden beams on the ceilings, elegant stairs... And my heart skipped a beat when René asked if I wanted to see the wine cellar. Did I ever!
My room was equally remarkable: the windows have shutters on the inside as well as out. I saw all kinds of niches, arches, classic doors and knobs. All beautifully finished and combined with a very modern interior. The new and the old, perfectly married. Artà is known for its beautiful 14th-century shrine dedicated to Saint Salvador. Something I was not going to skip. The garden is said to be gorgeous and the view at the top is stunning. I would also visit several beaches including Cala Torta, less than a 25-minute drive away. This natural beach lies in a small bay and I couldn’t wait to see it all. At the end of every day, I would return to the hotel and drink a glass of gin or <em>palo</em> liqueur from Artà or a glass of wine. I wanted to learn how to make a traditional bag from palm leaves before my holiday was over. An absolute must while travelling in this region.
It's possible at the time of booking due to Covid-19, services and facilities are different than when your holiday begins. As the services and facilities mentioned are subject to change, no rights can be derived from this.
Are you booking a flight holiday? Then a rental car of the lowest category (Small Class) is selected as standard for your trip and you have the option of upgrading the rental car. You can pick up the rental car at the airport and drive to your accommodation yourself.
Are you booking a holiday with own transportation? Then the rental car is not included in your trip and you can (at some destinations) book the rental car if you are interested. When you book your rental car, you can pick it up at your destination and drive to your accommodation yourself. The transport to the pick-up point of the rental car is arranged by you.
Tip: If you are travelling with 4 or more people, it is advisable to book an upgrade or an extra car. You can select the car upgrade in the booking steps. Do you want to book an extra car? Please contact us.