Zafiro Hotels opens its first agrotourism hotel in Mallorca

The Zafiro Group is preparing to make its debut in a new hotel category with the June opening of Son Sabater by Zafiro…

natural render facade and entrance to Son Sabater by Zafiro

Son Sabater by Zafiro is located in Sa Pobla, just a short distance from Pollença and Alcudia, in a peaceful setting in inland Mallorca. The new hotel provides 12 guestrooms and three exceptional villas, plus a garden, an outdoor pool with sunbeds and an indoor pool with countryside views. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant is also open to the public.

stone walls, natural light and materials in son Sabater villa by Zafiro hotels

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The property also heralds the arrival of a new Zafiro Hotels brand, the Zafiro Boutique Collection, accompanied by Can Ribera, the company’s other boutique hotel. One of the main attractions of both hotels is their focus on ‘slow living’, far from any hustle and bustle, offering just a few select rooms in a very rural setting, and always ensuring a passion for creative design and attention to detail.

“We invite travellers to discover a new kind of hospitality that celebrates a connection with the surrounding nature and rural authenticity,” explained Antonia Plomer, CEO of the Zafiro Group. “This agrotourism hotel is an incomparable destination for travellers seeking a life-enriching experience in the heart of Mallorca.”

beamed ceiling and stone walls with view onto Mallorcan countryside from the guestroom

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Guests will be able to choose from a number of experiences on the estate to help them further immerse themselves in rural Mallorcan life, from walks through the organic gardens to hiking routes through the forest.

This boutique hotel is yet another opportunity for the group to show its commitment to environmental sustainability, carrying out responsible farming activities on an estate which features a 4-hectare Balearic oak-tree forest, a carob-tree plantation and a wide range of native species of flora. The farm has implemented environmentally friendly practices such as a self-contained water supply to minimise its environmental footprint.

stone floor and plaster walls in Son Sabater bathroom

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Son Sabater is an estate –’possessió’ in Mallorcan – with a history dating back to the 16th century, and is listed as part of the historical heritage of Sa Pobla. The traditional building has been renovated using local materials such as Mallorcan stone, and decorated with great care in a rustic yet sophisticated style by Marga Rotger, the Mallorcan interior designer who has also worked on the Zafiro Palace Collection.

view of Son Sabater boutique hotel through the leaves of an old tree

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The hotel is located at the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Agrotourism offers a unique experience for guests that combines the peacefulness of nature with the authenticity of the charming surrounding towns and villages. Soller has a web of narrow cobbled streets and a historic wooden train that winds its way through orange groves. Pollença has a picturesque square and panoramic views from the Calvari, inviting visitors to lose themselves among all the history and beauty in every corner of town. And Alcudia is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, thanks to its mediaeval walls and beaches with crystal-clear waters.

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