Sant Joan de Binissaida, Minorca
|Cami de Binissaida, 108, 07720, Es Castell, Minorca, Balearic Islands, SPAIN.|
Description: Sant Joan de BinissaidaSant Joan de Binissaida is a rural manor house located on the Spanish Island of Minorca. References to this old farmhouse can be found in the earliest documents drafted by James II, a few years after the Catalan conquest of Minorca in 1287.
Today, Sant Joan de Binissaida is an operating rural property. It has 30.000 acres, half comprised of beautiful pine and wild olive trees, and the rest used for growing crops to feed both the large sheep herd and Retxa, the lovely black horse. The trees, the sheep, and the horse are all purebreds indigenous to Minorca.
The manor house, built in the 18th Century, has experienced many transformations throughout the years. Today, whilst keeping its traditional character, Sant Joan de Binissaida has all the services and facilities to make it an ideal place to stay and relax. This is what makes Sant Joan a high quality agro-tourism establishment. Enjoy the wonderful landscapes, listen to the marvellous silence and breathe the purest air in Minorca!
Type of rooms: Sant Joan de BinissaidaAll 12 rooms enjoy a great view of the landscape or over the Mahón Harbour entrance.
The rooms are fully equipped with modern facilities (Air-conditioning, music-systems, TV, telephone, wireless Internet access, safe-deposit boxes, etc.).
The Wagner Suite: is a splendid suite located on the second floor which includes a very luminous living room and a large private terrace with chill-out zone and spectacular views over the farmland, Sant Esteve cove and the entrance to the port of Mahón.
Puccini Puccini: is a double room with bathroom located on the first floor with a view of the countryside.<
Verdi: is a family room located on the first floor composed of two double rooms (one with a double bed) one bathroom and a view of the countryside.
Donizzetti: located on the first floor, is a double room with a double bed, one bathroom and a view of the countryside.
Bellini: located on the first floor, is a single room with bathroom and a view of the countryside.
The Strauss Junior Suite: was created in 2008 and counts a very light-filled living room with spectacular views over the farmland around the the estate.
Superior double rooms: five new rooms (Vivaldi, Bach, Händel, Mozard and Beethoven) located in the renovated and refurbished 1887 barn. Built exclusively with stone in the traditional way, its structure and atmosphere is highlighted by the contrasting design materials of red glass tiles for the bathroom, specially designed cedar carpentry and the white stone floor.
Outside, each room has its own space, separated from the others by pine wood tiles which protect rows of bamboo.
Three of these bedrooms have a double bed and two of them two single beds. Vivaldi and Bach as well as the Mozart and Beethoven rooms, are connected from the inside. These rooms have been decorated with oils by the artist Núria Roman.
Additional information: Sant Joan de Binissaida
Dining: the experienced chef will surprise you with a new and attractive culinary offer everyday. Based on fresh daily produce from the island, traditional recipes from Minorca will be wisely combined with innovative dishes that will delight you with the latest trends in flavours, colours and tastes.
Additionally, Sant Joan de Binissaida offers a high quality wine list, picnic service, room service, special menus for groups and companies, and banquets and private meetings.
Outside facilities: tennis table (ping-pong table), swimming pool, terraces with great views, pergola, gardens, rural paths, areas of Mediterranean forest, a rustic waterwheel with its own reservoir, a rustic bread oven, and private parking.
Inside facilities: large living room with a fireplace, game table, ancient oratory.
Services: Internet WiFi, car and bike rental, baby sitting, massages, restaurant table bookings, cultural shows ticket purchasing, dry cleaning and ironing, honeymoon specials. Organization of walks all over the island, horse rides, light aircraft trips, outings on the sea (sailing boats, canoeing, yacht cruises, etc.), adventure activities, cultural routes, and sport lessons such as golf, tennis, scuba diving, snorkelling, etc.
LOCATION: Sant Joan de Binissaida is located in the Eastern side of the Spanish Island of Minorca. The area is called Binissaida and is between the towns of Es Castell and Sant Lluís, very close to Maó (Mahón), the capital of Minorca.
The island of Minorca can be reached by plane (Iberia, Spanair, Air Europa, Air Berlin, Air 2000, Azzurra Air, Excel Airways, Monarch Airlines, etc.) o by boat (Trasmediterranea, Balearia, etc.)
Sant Joan is located:
10 min away from Mahón's city centre.
15 min away from the airport.
10 min away from the Harbour of Mahón.
10 min away from the sea on foot.
20 min away from the Golf Club.
Number of rooms: 12
Official category: equivalent to 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2004.
Period of closure: from Nov.01 to Apr.14.
Languages spoken: Catalan, Spanish, French, English.Smoking policy: Under Spanish law, smoking is forbidden inside hotels and restaurants.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards accepted but NOT Diners and American Express.
Restaurant closed: from Nov.01 to Apr.14.
How to get here: Driving from the Airport:
Once in the airport, take the road towards Mahón, the capital of the island. Then, take a roundabout located right after the School of La Salle and turn right into Mahón's ring road. Continue towards the town of Es Castell, pass it by leaving it on your left and continue in the direction of the town of Sant Lluís. Now you are on the road Es Castell - Sant Lluís, after 2.8 km turn left and you will be on the Binissaida country lane. Then, continue driving and you will finally find Sant Joan de Binissaida on your left, it is number 108.
Driving from Mahón Harbour:
Once on the Harbour of Mahón, take the Moll de Llevant road towards the town of Es Castell. Drive through Es Catell by leaving it on your left and continue in the direction of the town of Sant Lluís. Now you are on the road Es Castell - Sant Lluís, after 2.8 km turn left and you will get into the Binissaida country lane. Then, continue driving and you will finally find Sant Joan de Binissaida on your left, it is number 108.
GPS Coordinates: 39° 51' 37.70'' N 4° 17' 49.69'' E
Nearest airport: Mahón - 14 km., 15 min.