16th century Spanish estate gets boutique hotel conversion

Eloise Hanson By Eloise Hanson
30 August 2019 | Updated 30 August 2019

EU: A Mallorca estate has been transformed into a new boutique hotel named Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden.

Nestled on Palma de Mallorca and located in the Old Quarter, the new hotel is built on a site that was formerly home to a kindergarten of the Catholic religious order of Sagradó de Jesús.

Award-winning studio, OHLAB, designed the property which includes 24 suites, a heated outdoor pool, a secluded rooftop, a library and a spa.

Inspired by kintsugi - the Japanese method of repairing broken ceramics with gold, silver, or platinum - original features have been accented and reintroduced into the design.

"The hotel's most beautiful feature is its garden - the largest private one in Palma, which incorporates outdoor dining available to hotel guests, locals, and tourists. It also has a small pool and sun loungers with views of the cathedral for hotel guests," remarked a representative of Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden.

The 750-square metre garden features a Lledoner tree, typical on the island as a sign of welcome at Mallorcan houses, along with 70 different plant species.

The on-site restaurant, Botánic, serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine of local ingredients that have minimal impact on the environment. Menu items include a cuttlefish and sobrasada sandwich, moray fritters with turmeric mayonnaise, and Iberian pork shoulder blade sheets with mussels and fennel.

More information on Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden is available here.

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