Mark Whelan

Menorca Experimental

  • Where:
  • Why:Family retreat
  • When:August 2021
  • Who:Two tired adults and three lively kids
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Menorca Experimental Starting our trip by exploring the hotel grounds

Starting our trip by exploring the hotel grounds

Menorca Experimental Whitewashed 19th century former farmhouse façade

Whitewashed 19th century former farmhouse façade

Menorca Experimental Colourful bedrooms — spacious and showered with natural light

Colourful bedrooms — spacious and showered with natural light

Menorca Experimental The fun continues into bathroom — designed to be both cute and functional

The fun continues into bathroom — designed to be both cute and functional

Menorca Experimental An open kitchen at the Menorca Experimental. You can have a chance looking at head chef Sylvain Roucayrol and his team preparing culinary wonders

An open kitchen at the Menorca Experimental. You can have a chance looking at head chef Sylvain Roucayrol and his team preparing culinary wonders

Menorca Experimental Snatch a table on the terrace for stunning sea views, while soaking in the Spanish sun

Snatch a table on the terrace for stunning sea views, while soaking in the Spanish sun

Menorca Experimental When the sun does set, it's its own spectacle

When the sun does set, it's its own spectacle

Menorca Experimental So many cozy nooks and corners around the hotel to lounge in and get into the holiday mode

So many cozy nooks and corners around the hotel to lounge in and get into the holiday mode

Menorca Experimental Pool side or...

Pool side or...

Menorca Experimental ... Spa side, (or both!) it's your choice entirely

... Spa side, (or both!) it's your choice entirely

Highs & Lows

  • The staff at the Menorca Experimental. A mix of French and Menorcan they are all charming, helpful, down to earth with excellent hair.

  • The feeling of relief as your reach the end of a dusty road and first see this whitewashed 19th century farmhouse. A feeling that just gets better and better the further you penetrate.

  • The food and cocktail combo. So fresh and delicious!

  • The sunset. It's like they organized it.

  • It's not their fault but there is no beach nearby. They couldn’t organize that.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Rural Retreat by the sea

  • Vibe

    A beautifully reimagined farmhouse which is an oasis of cool in an arid landscape

  • Location

    A 25-minute drive from Menorca’s Mahon airport

  • Rooms

    43 rooms and 9 private villas

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    Flawless. Seamless. Stylish.

  • Future Forward

    Their organic vegetable garden is slap bang in the middle of the property, stocking the kitchen pantry and crucially providing garnishes for the cocktails

  • Music

    The Experimental group started out in cocktail bars so they know a thing or two about putting together a playlist

  • Year Opened

    2019

  • Designed By

    Dorothee Meilichzon

  • Health & Wellness

    A beautiful pool long enough for laps, or simply for lounging besides. The spa was developed in partnership with legendary French tailor-made skin treatment brand, Biologique Recherche

  • Food

    Super fresh, super delicious unpretentious Mediterranean cuisine made entirely from locally sourced produce. The menu is divided into fish, meat, and veggies with delicious tapas-style starters “para picar”. They happily made adjustments and new additions for the vegan and gluten-free-ers

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    As to be expected the cocktails are off-the-scale incredible. I heavily recommend the 'Flamingo'. The bar is part of the terrace restaurant, where stylish-looking folks happily sip cocktails alongside people still in their beach attire or small children crawling under their table

  • Minibar & Retail

    There is a very carefully curated hotel shop with cool beach throws and other very tasteful and not inexpensive items. Beware

  • Accessibility

    All common areas at the Menorca Experimental are wheelchair accessible, including select guest rooms

  • Pet Friendly

    Fluffy friends of the non-human form are not allowed

  • Children

    Very much so, the grounds offer plenty of opportunities to explore and play

  • Price

    It’s not cheap but also not outrageous, definitely priced right for such a special place

  • Tel.

    +34 971 31 44 14

  • Website

    Visit website

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