If you follow me anywhere online*, you might have seen that I’ve just returned from a trip to Majorca. Don’t worry, I’ve not suddenly become the next Judith Chalmers and decided to ditch interior blogging for travel writing. I’ve just never been so excited to write about a hotel before, until now.
Whilst visiting Majorca, we were lucky enough to stay at the super special and extremely beautiful Pink Pepper Tree hotel in Lloseta. I say lucky, as I’m sure this little gem gets booked up quick. Especially since it has eight bedrooms and is an interior bloggers dream!
Situated on the rural edge of Lloseta, and nestled at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains in the middle of Majorca, the pink pepper tree hotel is a restored finca from 1570. (Which is ideally situated to explore the island! Just don’t forget to book that hire car!)
Each bedroom has been individually decorated using natural materials and soft tints (and hints of pink of course) to create a peaceful nights stay. Originally a character Finca from 1570, Jacqueline and Glynn have cleverly restored and renovated the huge house into an intimate home hotel.
Not only that, the owners make you feel so relaxed with their honesty policy that you will never want to leave. (The honesty policy: Each time you re fill your water bottle with filtered water, you just add it to a book on the bar). Yet, at the same time you feel you’re getting a five-star experience.
Glynn is extremely knowledgeable on the island with tips for day trips, restaurants and beaches. Whilst Jacqueline is the home maker, and cooks up fresh breakfasts every morning, and offers to cook dinner for the guests three times a week if you want it.
As well as a courtyard, garden and orchard, there’s also a very inviting pool with plenty of sun loungers to tempt you, so you don’t even need to leave the grounds. Or if slouching in a hammock is more your thing, there’s plenty of them too!
Judging by the amount of character and the level of detail which has been carefully considered from a pink flamingo (on a lead) in the library, to the bohemian Moroccan rugs and cushions in the communal lounge, you can tell two creative types must live here. The downstairs floors are made of cool concrete which connect the lounge, kitchen, bar area and dining room together seamlessly.
Oh and while we’re on the topic, lets talk about that BAR area. I’m still left wondering what was there first. The tree or the bar? Either way, its certainly a clever use of wood, and fits perfectly with the low hanging Edison light fixtures and rustic stone walls. (Well done Glynn you clever clogs!)
Glynn tells me he has sourced furniture and accessories from all over the world from Scandinavia to Germany and I’m sure even his native South Africa judging by some of the skins and use of leather dotted around the place.
There’s even the odd nod to vintage with French chandeliers caged within wicker frames to bring them into the twenty-first century.
And then there’s the kitchen. This kitchen is definitely the heart of the hotel, and jacqueline's workshop for cooking up hearty (and healthy) breakfasts and dinners for guests. The large glass shelved cabinets are an Aladdin’s cave full of glass treasures and pretty kitchen accessories, and even the kitchen cabinets have been cleverly made in concrete with stainless steel and wooden fronts for an extremely unique and modern look.
Now let’s talk about the bedrooms. All air conditioned and in soft cream hues with hints of pink. Ours had a rocking chair upholstered in a striking pink space dyed linen and the cutest little pink lamp on the desk to add a playful touch. Hanging space has been created out of chairs, a wooden plank and hangers for storage, and the bathroom suite has been done tastefully to co-ordinate.
Thank you Jacqueline and Glynn for the most wonderful and unique stay, and for making my first trip to majorca a memorable one! A x