Son Net Hotel



Mallorca’s finest boutique hotel

The Son Net Estate dates to 1672, with its original well and patio, set against the rugged Sierra Tramuntana Mountains (now declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The luxury hotel Son Net was opened in 1998. The exterior villa accommodation were constructed using traditional stone, wood and tiles, the handcrafted stucco walls throughout retain the feel of an authentic Mallorcan villa and traditional ‘Tela de Lenguas’ fabrics, which are hand-crafted on the island have been used in the public areas.

The centre piece in the Oleum Restaurant is an impressive historic olive press providing an exquisite stone and

Only 15 kilometres from Palma, Mallorca’s capital, Puigpunyent is a small village dominated by the impressive estate of Son Net. Legend has it that the land surrounding Son Net once belonged to a pirate turned nobleman who had fought for the Christian King Jaume I to expel Mallorca from the threat of its marauding corsairs. There has been a house on the original is site for a thousand years, but the present building dates back to the 17th century, when it served as a country retreat for an aristocratic family from Palma descendent of the Net family.

Later a vast olive press was added, and as the property became more intensively farmed, the house itself began to fall into neglect. Over the last century several attempts were made to restore Son Net, but it never regained its original character and elegance as a grand estate.

David Stein, a successful American Resort developer, had been searching southern Spain for some time for a European house where he could live and work for part of the year. He was immediately taken with Mallorca but less so with the houses he was shown. Then he drove up the palm-lined road leading to Son Net.

“The moment I saw the house through the palms, I was bowled over,” Stein says. “The terrible thing was, I couldn’t hide my enthusiasm, although I knew from long experience that that was disastrous when you wanted to buy. Then we went into the house, and my face fell dramatically once I realized how much restoration there was to be done. But I decided to go ahead, because all the bones – the situation, the land, and the basic structure – were right and I felt that with time and patience, the necessary improvements could be achieved.”


The Oleum Restaurant is the hotel’s main restaurant. The word ‘Oleum’ is Latin for olive oil – considered to be the liquid gold of the Mediterranean. The restaurant offers a stylish and intimate environment featuring a beautifully restored period olive oil press that dates back to the 17th century, which although is not being used, is in complete working order. Chef, Sebastian Campins, and his team offer a selection of innovative Mallorcan dishes, applying modern techniques to locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Summer Opening hours
7.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
19.30 – 22.00 Dinner

Winter Opening hours
7.30 – 10.30 Breakfast
13.00 – 15.30 Lunch
19.30 – 22.00 Dinner

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Son Net’s beauty & treatment centre is a place where wellness is nurtured amid the peaceful setting of the Mallorcan countryside; delivering a holistic approach by expert practitioner, Jeanne Lurie who is also a yoga master and experienced Pilates teacher.
Jeanne’s healing hands will sooth all the demands and stresses of modern life away. Massages can be enjoyed either in the La Fuente centre in the hotel or in the privacy of a poolside cabana in the open air.

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Gran Hotel Son Net es el lugar perfecto para disfrutar de una gran variedad de actividades y deportes al aire libre:

– Cycling
– Golf – The Son Net Golf Academy’s PGA expert offers individual classes or group events.
– Tennis
– Trekking / Climbing
– Walking
– Sailing
– Scuba diving
– Horse riding
– Wine tasting at local vineyards
– Museums
– Art and food events
– Shopping
– Markets
– Fetes and celebrations
– Helicopter picnics
– Hot air balloon rides
– Classic car excursions

2 thoughts on “Son Net Hotel

  1. I fully agree with you, Son Net is a truly amazing hotel! Their restaurant is just spectacular and the peace and quiet that surrounds the hotel is wonderful, there are also some nice walks you can do in this area.

    The island has some many of these amazing boutique hotels that has kept its traditional character. If you ever decide to come back to Mallorca and are keen to try a similar hotel as Son Net, just drop us an email and we’ll be happy to provide you with some similar places that are off the beaten track…
    We would also be more than happy to put you in the right direction for some nice local restaurants and hidden coves where you can go swimming in the region you decide to visit!


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