Gran Hotel Son Net

Spain, Puigpunyent


Just 15 kilometres from Palma, Majorca's capital, Puigpunyent is a small village dominated by the impressive estate of Son Net. Legend has it that the land surrounding Son Net once belonged to a pirate turned nobleman who had fought for the Christian King Jaume I to expel Majorca from the threat of its marauding corsairs. There has been a house on the original site for a thousand years, but the present building dates back to the 17th century, when it served as a country retreat for an aristocratic family from Palma descendent of the Net family. It was fully restored and opened as a hotel in 1998.

Majorca features sandy beaches, crystal clear water, pine-clad valleys and rugged, sparse mountain ranges including the island's famous Sierra Tramuntana now declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Gran Hotel Son Net is on top of a gently sloping tree-clad hill in the ancient village of Puigpunyent, set against the 90km long Sierra Tramuntana Mountain range, a short 25 minute/25 Km drive from the airport.