Our third visit to Finca Son Jorbo and every bit as good as the first two. FSJ retains its preferred mix of discreet service (great fresh breakfasts provided and rooms meticulously cleaned daily) and independence (all the 4 spacious and comfortable apartment suites have fully equipped kitchens or use the communal barbeque).
Since our last visit [in 2010] FSJ has won a Trip Advisor award for ‘best B&B in Mallorca’. It is often much harder to maintain exemplary excellence than to simply achieve it (the only way is down after all), but the owners Annie and Martin are aware of this and have met the challenge with gusto. A maximum of only 8 guests, a child free policy, and the property’s hillside rural location makes for the perfect base for peace and relaxation and there is often near silence save for the crickets and birds. Nearby Porreres (the town’s huge central church dominating the vista and plain of Es Pla), is also much improved in terms of the quality of its cafes, restaurants and its upgraded supermarket – but don’t expect a mini-Palma; we’re talking about 3 or 4 places and the town itself retains its dusty and sleepy charm with most things firmly shut in the heat of the day. Discovering the ‘real’ Mallorca – the towns of the interior, the markets, fiestas, vineyards, hilltop monasteries and culture – and simply chilling out by the pool is what FSJ is all about. You couldn’t be further away [metaphorically speaking] from the brash resorts and can go home smugly congratulating yourself how clever you have been in your holiday choices.
Finca Son Jorbo is highly recommended if you want a peaceful haven and retreat for couples and is still outstanding value for money. However our ‘secret’ (when among the first visitors in 2005) is long out with the Finca being featured in some continental style mags as well as on Trip Advisor, so you’ll need to book early to share in high season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the owners of Finca Son Jorbo, we have tried to create the sort of place where we would like to stay. We believe that we offer more than just a bed and breakfast. Rather than having only a bedroom, our 5 stylish apartment suites each have a bedroom, a sitting room, a bathroom, a kitchen and a private terrace, giving you plenty of space to make yourself at home. Finca Son Jorbo is a traditional 17th century Mallorcan house in a rural location with views over the local countryside. The house and gardens offer a peaceful and informal place for grown-ups to unwind and relax without children. Our central location enables you to get to almost anywhere in Mallorca within 1 hour, making it the ideal base from which to explore the whole island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Finca Son Jorbo Porreres, Majorca, Spain