“The remote setting is the appeal of this attractive four-star hotel, hidden in a peaceful olive- and fruit-growing valley deep in the mountainous interior of the island. The main building is a pretty, fortified 17th-century stone manor house, which first welcomed overnight guests when it was converted to a monastery. Most of the 20 cool, comfortable bedrooms are in a two-storey modern annexe. The best and brightest are upstairs, decorated in traditional Mallorcan style, some with fireplaces, large terraces and terrific mountain views. There is a superior restaurant housed in the old olive mill, which has heaps of character with its sloping, beamed ceiling, original grinding stones and a large dining terrace. An outdoor pool, two tennis courts, sauna, spa and charming staff complete a near perfect picture.”
Written by Leonie Glass
“The valley of Orient is an oasis of peace and tranquillity surrounded by nature: olive trees, oak forests, aromatic herbs and a varied vegetation which is unique to this valley.
It was precisely the beauty of this valley that motivated the Bishop Don Feliu de Cabrera back in the 1950s, to convert the 400 year-old stately home into a wonderful monastery.
Nowadays L'Hermitage consists of a main living area with an oil mill, a tower, annexes which are bedrooms, a herb garden. All of this comprises a beautiful estate.”