Petit Maó is a 6 bedroom townhouse in Menorca's capital city of Mahón (Maó) is discreetly situated in a quiet street parallel to the city centre. The genuine Minorcan styled decor and vibrant beauty of vintage and eclectic design pieces make the inspiring spaces extraordinary. Expect an island vibe with the authentic Balearic tiled floorings, whitewashed walls, an outdoor swimming pool and garden makes this boutique hotel easy to not want to leave.
Petit Maó opened its doors in 2014, four years after the famous Ses Sucreres did in the humble village of Ferreries nearer the centre of the island. Following Ses Sucreres' success, the hotel owners knew it was only a matter of time before expanding their new concept of accommodations to the island's capital city of Mahón. The group of friends behind the hotel projects continued their B&B style of running the hotel, along with a genuine Minorcan use of spaces and acting as true ambassadors to the city. Our host Nina was there every day of the week to give advice to guests, arrange trips and share recommendations.
The hotel is in a stately mansion built around the XVIII century. It is at the heart of the British Mahón, a side of town serenaded with beautiful Georgian buildings and amazing cultural hubs. Petit Maó offers a sense of freedom, as the hotel despite being small, has a lot of spaces to use for the guests.
The refrigerator is stacked with fresh drinks, such as the island's own branded lemon sodas and water. You must pay when you check out, following the honesty bar's rules. There is a Samsung tablet with unlimited WiFi access in the breakfast area for use. A stacked library with dozens of books and magazines are in the entrance of the house, mostly vital information on places and things to do around the island. In the warmer months, the outdoor swimming pool is open for guests with towels that you can borrow. Folding e-bicycles are available for hire, and if you bring your own bike there is an area for storing them.
During the warmer months, breakfast can be enjoyed outdoors in the leafy garden by the pool area. There is also an LCD projector and screen that enables outdoor cinema, perfect for warm summer nights. Extras such as colourful blankets, parasols and towels for the beach can be bought directly from the hotel.
- Organic breakfast with authentic, local cuisine.
- Access to the outdoor swimming pool and garden courtyard.
- Refrigerator-freezer shared at your disposal with cold drinks and a place to store your food.
- Library with independent magazines and books to read.
- Multilingual staff and luggage safekeeping.
- Bathrooms with hairdryer, air conditioner and heater.
- Free high speed WiFi.
- Free and public parking places nearby.
Rate - Start from 85 euros per night
Location - centrally located within 10 minutes walking distance to the main bus station
Suitable for - couples, friends and business travellers
Tips - For the love of art, don´t miss the Encant Art Gallery in front of Petit Mao and the Ca n'Oliver Centre of Art & History around the corner.