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Established In: 1989
Renovated In: 1999
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Scott's Inn is a meticulously restored 18th century seigniorial
Widely reviewed as one of the most elegant and comfortable small
bed and breakfast hotels in the Mediterranean, Scott's is one of only three
establishments in the whole of Spain listed in the prestigious Elegant
Small Hotels guide, one of only six in the Duncan Petersen Guide to
Charming Small Hotels, and one of only seven in London's famous Good
All our beds are handmade and oversized, pocket coil, with goose down
pillows and percale sheets. Antiques, lace, and silk provide finishing
touches, but make us suitable only for children over twelve.
We are located in the wine capital of Mallorca, Europe's No. 1
vacation destination, with over 16 million visitors each year.
- Library and writing room
- Patio and inner courtyard garden
- Two sun terraces, two breakfast rooms
- Air conditioning, central heating in all bedrooms
- All rooms with ensuite bath, robes, hair dryers, direct dial
- Heated & air-conditioned non-chlorine spa pool with Jacuzzi
and swim jet
About You, Our Guests:
You aren't looking for an ordinary hotel. You want somewhere special.
Somewhere quiet, understated, elegant and luxurious.
You are looking for comfort and unaffected style, a civilised pied-a-terre
from which to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the heart of
the island of Mallorca, or perhaps to pursue the peaceful pleasures of
walking in the hills, bird watching, painting, photography, or just
plain and simple relaxation.
Or maybe you wish to find a centre from which to reach further out
and see even more of the island. Starting from the wine area where we
are, it is ten minutes to the mountains, twenty to Palma, and
twenty-five to beaches, coves, and marinas on both coasts.
Or perhaps you want to visit the kind of stately historic townhouse
that people rarely get a chance to see inside - a former grand mansion
set in the church square of an authentically warmhearted and appealing
little town, whose main attraction, apart from its sleepy streets of
mellow golden stone, is its rarity as a place still untouched by
development or exploitation.
A stay at Scott's gives you the opportunity to enjoy luxurious and
civilised comforts and at the same time be only steps away from the
unspoilt heart of a historically rich Mediterranean island.
So if you are seeking simple elegance, unrivalled comfort, and superb
value for money, look no further than Scott's.
The Grand / Green Suite:
This is the suite for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or
other celebrations. The king size four poster and the huge, stunning
drawing room never fail to lend a sense of occasion to whatever the
occasion may be. When taken as the Grand Suite, the additional Yellow
Room is added.
The Blue Suite:
Hands down our favourite suite - the one people book for next year
as they're going out the door this year. The bathroom is equally
pretty, and was featured in a recent advertising campaign for Dove
Soap. The bed is king size, of course. Significant advance
reservations are almost essential, but ask, you could be lucky.
The Amber Tall Suite:
A junior suite, actually, since the sitting room is small. It has a
sofa that is convertible to use as a third bed, however - a proper
bed, too, not a foldout sofa bed. The beds are 7 feet long, 2.15
metres, so most tall people will find them sufficiently capacious.
The Atico Suite:
As the name would imply, this is a suite in part of the former
attic area at the top of the house. Very pretty, fresh, spacious and
bright, with beamed ceilings and views over the church square. The bed
is king sized. The bathroom has been featured in two advertising
campaigns, one in print, one on TV. Two floor walk up, but worth the
The Balcony Suite:
This is a rustic duplex suite, in its own small house - casita - in
the inner courtyard. Upstairs is the bedroom and a bathroom, also in
blue and white. Downstairs is a sitting room with some comfy chairs
and a convertible sofa bed, for those people travelling with a friend
or a child.
The Deluxe Rooms:
The Amadeus Room:
So named as it’s as restful as a slow passage from one of The
Great One’s piano concertos. If calm and serenity are what you are
seeking in your holiday, look no further than the Amadeus room,
quietly situated in our peaceful inner courtyard.
The Black & White Room:
Almost a Junior Suite, as it has an anteroom with a wardrobe so as
to leave more room free inside the room itself. Window opens onto the
church square and catches the morning light. This is a smokers’
room, one of the few we have.
The Bodega Room:
The bed is Emperor size - 7 feet (2.15 metres) by 7 feet, and
supremely comfortable, or at least so say all the giants who’ve so
far slept on it.
The Café Olé Room:
All right, it’s an obvious pun, but the room really is a delicate
café au lait blend of colours and we thought some of you might be
amused by a little tongue in cheekiness.
The Canton Room:
This is a tip of the hat to the Oriental elegance of a century ago,
though we doubt any Chinese Emperor ever slept on a bed as comfortable
as this hand made seven footer with its sumptuous down pillows,
percale sheets, and deep coil springing.
The Scandinavian Room:
A great room, all fresh and bright and blue and white (the
bathroom, too). Highly recommended.
The Superior Rooms:
The Aubrey Room:
Named for Jack Aubrey, the sea captain in the Patrick O’Brian
seafaring novels. A smallish room as a double, eminently comfortable
as a single. Very quiet, overlooks the flowery patio, and has a tiled
bathroom that everyone admires.
The Chinese Room:
The motif of the fabric is Chinese. The room is low key elegant,
gets the morning sun, is very quiet, and has a pretty bathroom. One
and a half flights up, next to a little alcove with a kettle and a
fridge where you can make yourself a cuppa if you’re so disposed.
The Damask Room:
This room has some rare Mallorquin antiques - a wardrobe and
matching bedheads, and an English bowfonted chest. One and a half
flight walkup, gets the morning light, very quiet, tranquil
The Primrose Room:
Pure bottled sunshine - this must be one of the most cheerful of
our smaller rooms. Everyone who enters it smiles; something about the
colours just gets you right inside where it counts. Quiet, supremely
comfortable and intimately cosy. Couples love it.
The Stripey Room:
An example of a truly original name for a room, no? But you know
how these things are; we kept importing various striped things into
the room -- the tiles in the bathroom and then the bed linen, and then
the curtains, and we kept referring to it, in shorthand, as the
Stripey Room until it just stuck!
A time warp back to the fifties, that’s Binissalem. There are still
people here who don’t lock their doors at night. In a walk around the
town you also may see a half dozen cars parked with their lock buttons
up, so trusting are the local inhabitants. Small children are to be seen
late at night in the church square unaccompanied, as their parents know
that any adult in the vicinity will function "in loco parentis"
should the occasion require, be it with a helping hand or a disciplinary
Binissalem is to a surprising degree untouched, unspoiled, innocent
and unexploited, and long may things stay this way. We are trying to
import some sophistication (and some money) into the town, but hope it
won’t be overtaken by all the elements that can so often conspire to
spoil delightful small places when they become discovered by tourists.
But as we are the only hotel within ten miles, and as we have room for
only 32 people at a time, we hope we’ll not contribute to any
potential despoliation of the town.
Besides, we tend to attract the kind of people who want to see places
like Binissalem preserved as intact as possible.
There is a gentle domestic history to the town, with some literary
connections, thousand year old Moorish influences, and fame, since the
18th century, for its stonework, its carpentry, its architecture (Binissalem
has more small palaces than any other town here save Palma) and most of
all its wine, which is the only "denominación" wine made on
We hope you’ll visit our little jewel of a town, just 20 minutes
from Palma, ten from the mountains, and a half hour from good beaches on
either side of the island. And we’d welcome the chance to make your
stay a special one.
About Mallorca - Our Island:
The statistics tell the story - almost 16 million visitors every
year, Europe’s No. 1 holiday destination. Mallorca offers sand and sun
and sea, package holidays, endless tourist activities, discos and busy
resorts, and all the other distractions that are to be found in the
tourist capitals of the world.
And there’s money on Mallorca. At any given moment there are
several billion’s worth of yachts in Mallorca’s marinas, whether you
count in Dollars, Pounds, Deutschmarks, or any other currency. Property,
too, is expensive, and getting more expensive all the time. As one house
agent remarked, ingenuously, "A million Pounds doesn’t buy much
of a house here anymore."
But there’s another Mallorca, not far in distance but far in style
from the crowded resorts along the coast. It’s the Mallorca where one
can still see farmers tilling their fields with a mule and a wooden
handled plough. It’s self-contained microcosm of greater Spain, with
mountains, coves, pine forests, caves, sandy beaches and dusty plains -
samples of a dozen landscapes all contained on an island of 40 miles by
65 miles. It’s the unsullied interior, with wild walkways through the
mountains, where, as they say, the hand of man has barely set foot.
It’s the broad expanse of the empty quarter, where ancient windmills
built by the Moors in the 10th century still creak in the wind to raise
water for the crops. It’s the parts of the island that refresh the
parts of you that other holiday destinations hardly reach.
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Web Page: Yes
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, German, some French and
halting Italian. Staff members speak French, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech,
Catalan, and Slovaki
Types of Breakfasts: Buffet and individually prepared eggs,
Special Meals Available: No
Room Types: Rooms, Suites/Rooms, Suites, Luxury Rooms
Private Bathrooms: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No - only able handicapped individuals due
to the fact that we're protected by the Spanish 'historical monument'
legislation, which means we can't change our 18th century inn
Smoking: Yes - Only two smoking rooms
Consumption of Alcohol: Yes
Children: Yes - Over twelve
Amenities/Features: Pool, Satellite TV, Phone, Fireplace,
Sundeck, Jacuzzi, Garden
Nearby Activities: Bicycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golfing,
Horseback Riding, Sea Kayaking, Water Skiing, Bird Watching, Astronomy,
Hang Gliding, Sky Diving, Parasailing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Scuba
Diving, Snorkeling, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Dancing, Sight Seeing,
Suitable For: Pleasure, Relaxation, Groups, Anniversaries,
Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience
Near To: Beach, Ocean, Wine Country, Orchards, Mountains,
Caves, Nature & Parks, Canyons
Open: All Year
Additional Comments: Wonderful personal service in seven