Castell Son Claret Set to Open on Mallorca

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Castell Son Claret, MallorcaLuxury hotel news from Mallorca: A centuries-old castle has been turned into a royal hideaway called Castell Son Claret. Nestled on 325 acres, the castle hotel will open its doors in May 2013 with 38 guest rooms. Top digs: We have our eye on the couple of suites housed in the former stables, as they’re outfitted with their own private pools.

Here’s what UrbanDaddy has to say about it: "Imagine the medieval version of the mansion in Scarface. Comically long driveway. Towering palm trees. Turrets where knights once fended off any would-be pillagers. That’s this place. The only difference between this and Tony Montana’s: you’re on a Spanish island in the Mediterranean, not in Florida. (And there’s slightly less contraband in-house.)"

For a small property, the Castell has extensive facilities. Michelin-starred chef Fernando Perez Arellano will relocate his Zaranda restaurant there. The Castell Bar, formerly the chapel, will serve up homemade cocktails and rare whiskies. There’s also a spa and gorgeous outdoor pool. Note for wedding planners: the estate can host receptions for up to 350 guests.

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The Castell Son Claret is located in the province of Calvia in the western part of Mallorca. Nearby are the Tramuntana Mountains, declared a UNESCO world-heritage site in 2011. For more information, visit

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