This beautiful manor house from the 19th century has a history that deserves to be told: the building is in the heart of Mahon and from its construction, in the year 1812, until the beginning of the 20th century it belonged to a renowned family, the Mercadal, who after the crac of the Bank of Mahón had to sell it.
That was when Sebastián Sapiña Femenías acquired it, who commissioned the first reform to his cousin, Francesc Femenías Fábregas, considered the best architect on the island, and who adapted the construction to Catalan modernism. The Sapiña lived in the house for almost a century, until at the end of the 90s, the architect Nando Pons and his wife, Ana Sánchez-Rodrigo Wickers, bought the property to install their architecture studio there.
For 15 years it was Nando's workplace, until in 2013 the couple decided to turn the office into a modern and cozy boutique hotel: Jardí de Ses Bruixes. The restoration works lasted one year and the original structure of the house was respected to the maximum. Ana was in charge of the decoration: "Everything is very thought and careful, to the smallest detail." The furniture was bought in antique shops and stores on the island; the complements, in decoration fairs, and many details she acquired in websites.
They are joined by the details that the couple collects on their different trips; a tea set in Camden Town, old copper cake molds in markets in Brittany and Alsace ... That interest in surrounding yourself with pieces that give personality to the house is also reflected in the paintings and sculptures scattered around different points of this boutique hotel. We found creations by local artists, Menorcans or people who have lived on the island for 25 years, such as Francesc Florit Nin, Carlos Gomila,
Jorge Fernández Alday or Laetitia Lara.
Data of interest:
Address: The Boutique Hotel Jardí de Ses Bruixes is located in the center of Mahón, in San Fernando, 26.
Phone: 971 363 166.
Web: [email protected] www.hotelsesbruixes.com
Prices: It has 8 double rooms, divided into 5 different categories: Grand Terrace Suite, with private terrace; Deluxe Loft Suite, with fireplace; Noble, with high ceilings; Deluxe, adapted for guests with special mobility needs, and Grand Comfort, two rooms that can be booked together. Their prices, from € 120 per night, vary according to the type of room and the season. It can be booked from its website.Advertising - Keep reading under Stone inner courtyard
One of the most beautiful spaces of the Jardí de Ses Bruixes boutique hotel is the interior stone patio, with radiant orange trees. It was decorated with wrought iron and marble tables, and Thonet style chairs, made of turned wood. It is the perfect environment for breakfast or a drink.
The facade was built in 1812 and renovated by the Menorcan architect Francesc Femenías Fábregues a hundred years later.Tear lamp
Its ocher and turquoise tones give a very Mediterranean atmosphere to this elegant and charming hotel with only eight rooms.The jug as a vase
Rustic details give a relaxing atmosphere.Showcases to expose details
Windows and doors were relocated in other areas of the building or courtyard; the old beams were used to make the floor of the outdoor dining room; The party was decorated with three of the old guillotine windows, as a small tribute, and with the other windows showcases were made to expose details and gifts that are for sale.
In the restoration works original elements of this construction were respected
In the inner courtyard an area was created chill out To enjoy a quiet sunset. For its decoration pieces of different styles and different materials were chosen: classic armchairs upholstered in capitoné, wooden furniture of simple lines, with a contemporary design, and details in vegetal fibers.Noble Room
The room Noble It is one of the 8 boutique hotels. These were distributed in the three heights of the house to fully respect the original structure. All have a 1.8 m bed that converts into two singles, air conditioning, Wi-Fi connection and flat screen TV.Chestnut wood countertop
The bathrooms in the rooms stand out for their generous dimensions. In its decoration, we opted for an attractive contrast between the old and the modern, with microcement showers and countertops made of chestnut wood.Living room with fireplace
On the ground floor there is a lounge with a fireplace and a desk with a computer available to customers. Thanks to the combination of wooden furniture, antiques and careful details in every corner, traditional, very cozy environments were achieved.Plain fabrics and soft tones
In the rooms a relaxing and harmonic effect was achieved with smooth fabrics, in soft tones. It was played with neutral tones in the bedding and curtains, and, in some cases, red, green, blue or brown brush strokes were added to the plaids.Ses Bruixes Café Garden
The Jardí de Ses Bruixes Café was located in a modernist lounge on the ground floor. A warm and cozy space with a stone fireplace and crystal chandeliers where, in addition to enjoying a good coffee or tea accompanied by homemade cakes, it is possible to have some of the proposals of the day, be it a soup or cream, salads, cheeses and appetizing sausages or snacks.