Sophisticated design and peaceful surroundings welcome guests in an agriturismo lifestyle on the calm side of the Balearics!
With its signature palm trees and sunsets, Mallorca is undoubtedly the superstar of the Balearic islands. Menorca, on the other hand, feels more like the introverted “sister” -the one whose beauty and calmness are waiting to be discovered and are being so by those who really know what they are looking for.
There, reborn from the old bones of a 19th century finca, or agricultural estate, lies Menorca Experimental, the island’s new hotel entry, opened last summer. Coming from a group famous for it’s sophisticated sleek hotels Covent Garden’s Henrietta Hotel, and the Parisian beauty Hotel des Grands Boulevards, Menorca Experimental couldn’t be an exception.
The hotel is designed in the spirit of an artist’s vacation cottage, or a cultural agriturismo. Full of private corners, unique views and convivial shared spaces, Experimental Menorca encourages both festivity and reflection, serenity and inspiration.
Located in a coveted, secluded site, surrounded by pine groves, fragrant juniper shrubs and wildflowers, the whitewashed compound has been carefully restored—including an original vegetable garden—by a team of local craftsmen under the guidance of interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon.
The finca, or estate, is h0me to 43 rooms, including 9 with their own dipping pools, allowing guests to choose between the cordial shared experience, or the possibility of more intimate seclusion. In perfect harmony with the stylish simplicity of the main building, comfortable rooms are streamlined in design.
Menorca Experimental’s interiors are the perfect mix of rustic and edgy, of modern and vintage with a strong artistic and at times abstract touch. It feels like Juan Miro or Salvador Dali would have loved to stay there, to work and be inspired.
Farmhouse furniture co-exist with sleek, sculptural lamps and vases, white walls invite a terracotta and sage green splash now and then, wood, glass and stone give off earthy vibes, along with tons of inspo.
Curved lines create a sense of serenity and harmony, while the vast windows and balconies let the sunshine in and create a dialogue with the elements and the sounds of nature.
Among the decoration, highlights are the impressive upholstered headboards, the straw hats on the wall, and the vibrant embroidered textiles, the pastel-hued bathrooms but also the ceramics from Marrakesh-based studio LRNCE.
The outdoor spaces are equally relaxed and summery, featuring an outdoor terrace, an infinity pool and savor where guests can enjoy a curated Mediterranean menu based on locally produced goods.
See more photos of the beautiful and artsy Menorca Experimental in the gallery bellow.