Visiting Agroturismo Son Ametler on Mallorca
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by Annett Sievers
The north-east of Mallorca has always been one of my favourite regions. But can you really say that? Actually, every region on Mallorca has its own special charm. But the gentle hills at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains, the lush green meadows with their almond orchards where sheep graze in spring - all of this awakens a true feeling of happiness in me. Today was no exception. As our car rolls along the narrow country road, I enjoy the view of nature and follow the signs that point the way to Agroturismo Son Ametler. Crunching, our car parks on the wide car park of Agroturismo Son Ametler - here every guest finds enough space for the rental car, which is definitely indispensable in the romantic hinterland of Mallorca.
A sea of flowers
The entrance area is invitingly green. Bougainvilleas (which unfortunately do not delight us with their otherwise so lush sea of blossoms in autumn) and bright red hibiscus blossoms entwine on the historic natural stone façade. Palm trees, tall cacti and the beautiful eucalyptus tree, which provides wonderful shade in summer, characterise the picturesque image of the Finca Agroturismo Son Ametler.
James, who runs the small country hotel in the north of Mallorca with his wife Paola, welcomes us with a warm smile. He enthusiastically shows us his latest project. Countless vine plants have been planted in the field behind the finca hotel. It will now take two or three years, and then, with a bit of luck, James and Paola will be able to harvest their own wine. We are excited and promise to come and taste it then!
Dreamlike view of the garden and mountains
Heavenly peace surrounds Agroturismo Son Ametler, which is surrounded by extensive meadows and fields and offers a breathtaking view. We take a seat in the winter garden and have a little chat over coffee and pastries. The light-flooded winter garden is very popular with the guests. In summer, a pleasant breeze blows through the large windows, which can be opened all the way. But even in winter, you can enjoy the wonderful view of the garden and the surrounding landscape while having breakfast.
The garden is beautifully landscaped. Everywhere, seating areas and comfortable sun loungers invite you to relax. Enough parasols and tall trees provide shade on hot sunny days - if you like, you can of course also find a sunny spot to work on your holiday tan. Lush cypresses dominate the picture around the beautiful pool, which has a lovely, refreshing colour thanks to its green-blue tiles. Sun loungers are spread around the pool. A hammock and a cosy Balinese bed offer further opportunities to enjoy sweet idleness and the wonderful tranquillity by the pool.
Great for excursions
It would be a shame not to leave the finca hotel for an excursion or two. Thanks to its location at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains, the surrounding landscape invites you to take long walks or bike tours. More challenging is a hike in the nearby mountains. But Palma or the beautiful beaches of the north can also be reached quickly by car.
Those who like to be pampered with culinary delights are in the right place at Agroturismo Son Ametler. Every day, Paola and James spoil their guests with a delicious 4-course menu. Every now and then, there is also the popular tapas evening and every two weeks, the large paella pan is unpacked. Mallorcan specialities and Mediterranean delicacies are served, occasionally combined with Italian influences.
For whom is Agroturismo Son Ametler the right hotel?
Anyone who wants to discover the quiet hinterland of Mallorca, is looking for contact with nature and enjoys the heavenly tranquillity, is in exactly the right place at Agroturismo Son Ametler. It definitely has to be said that a rental car is necessary. But most holidaymakers at the finca hotel like to be flexible and active on the island, so that usually goes without saying. The hotel itself is located below the Tramuntana mountains, so that the journey is not first marked by winding roads and excursions into the surrounding area can be mastered comfortably. James tells us that gourmets also like to book the hotel.
Not only can you eat excellently at Agroturismo Son Ametler itself - there are numerous excellent restaurants in the surrounding area, such as Miceli in Selva or Ca Na Toneta in Caimari, which have culinary delights in store for their guests (reservations are urgently required). By the way, Agroturismo Son Ametler is also family-friendly. Children are very welcome. In many rooms there is the possibility to add an extra bed or to use the sofa bed. Some rooms also have connecting doors. However, it has to be said that Agroturismo Son Ametler does not offer special facilities for children. There is a pool and plenty of space to play in nature. If you are happy with that and fill your day with exciting excursions, you will be absolutely happy with children at Agroturismo Son Ametler.