A hotel with History in Mallorca
The Castell’s first official mention in 1450 describes five separate properties.
When Don Gabriel Claret owned the estate in the late 1800’s, he decided to unite all these properties into one estate – Castell Son Claret – which remains at its current size of 132 ha. 100 years later, stables and smaller buildings were added; the Castell’s current blue print, as well as its iconic façade, was then established.
After the affectionate restoration and reconstruction by its owners Christine and Klaus-Michael Kühne, the Castell was opened as a luxury hotel in May 2013.
Castell Son Claret and the “Serra Tramuntana”
Castell Son Claret is located at the foot of the peak “Puig de Galatzó” (1,026 m), in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains, “ Serra de Tramuntana”, declared World Heritage by Unesco in the category of Cultural Landscape. This acknowledgement is based on an uninterrupted symbiosis during centuries between the action of human being and nature in Mallorca. A difficult relationship to find nowadays, which provides us with happiness and pride of having the opportunity of contemplating its majesty every day. We are looking forward sharing with you our natural piece of paradise in Mallorca, where you can still enjoy of a 360 degrees vision of unspoilt nature. A fact that encourages us to continue working in the best possible way´s to preserve Mallorca´s nature and its wild life. Overcoming difficulties based on the intelligent use of resources, without destroying the environment and always promoting its sustainability .
Situation of the Serra Tramuntana mountain range at Mallorca
The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, runs for around 90 km. of the northwest of Mallorca, with a maximum width of 15 km, on the territory of 20 municipalities, being Calvía one of the largest and where Castell Son Claret is settled. The Tramuntana mountains occupy almost 30% of the island territory and more than 1,000 km2. A majestic Mountain range, “Sierra”, with several peaks that exceed 1,000 m in height, highlighting the Puig Major (1,443), the Puig de Massanella (1,348 m), the Serra d’Alfàbia (1,069 m), Teix (1,064) and the Galatzó ( 1,026 m). The Serra de Tramuntana is the perfect setting for practicing sport in Mallorca, countless of healthy activities and sustainable sports such as: Hiking, Climbing, Trail Running, Mountaineering, Trekking, Coastering, Cycling, Speleology, Mountain Bike or BTT, Canyoning, Descent or Diving in the best beaches and coves of Mallorca.
Andreas Elsner, in charge of the renovation of Castell Son Claret, tells that the location of the spa was discussed at length; but once they started digging out the chosen area they found the remains of an old swimming pool.
This was taken as a sign that the right spot had been found.
A place with history and, perhaps, secrets...
Despite his Dutch heritage, our guest service agent, Rudy Verdikt, grew up in Es Capdellà, the traditional village just 2km from our hotel.
His best friend, Salvador, lived across the road from Castell Son Claret, which, back then was just a rundown ruin with the gardens and wider estate growing wild – the perfect environment for two adventurous boys to explore. Great gardens where both kids could play around and create so many adventures
Rudy could never have dreamed that his childhood playground would be transformed into a beautiful hotel and that it would later become his place of work.