Whenever I travel I always try to seek out interesting hotels to stay at. I’m not really a fan of big resort chains, as you don’t really get a very personalized or unique experience when you stay there. On a recent trip to Menorca, I did some research and found an adorable little B&B called Casa Telmo. Upon arriving I was warmly greeted by one of the owners, Benito, who told me about the hotel and gave a little tour. Casa Telmo was originally someone’s home, and Benito and his partner bought it and turned it into a beautifully designed and very chic and boutique hotel.
Walking around I immediately noticed the interior design – every detail was perfect with amazing pieces that the owners have sourced from all over the world. I later learned that the owners studied interior design 😉 I totally felt right at home at Casa Telmo – Benito actually told me to treat this like my own home (which I loved – so hospitable and inviting). The second night we were there, the owners had a little dinner party in the (adorable) back garden with some friends and it felt as if I was at a friend’s home just hanging out and enjoying life. We happened to be in Menorca during the Festes de Gracia, an incredible festival where the Menorcan horses parade around the town and everyone comes out to sing and dance. Casa Telmo is located right in the town of Mahon and was the perfect location to watch the festivities.
One of my favorite things about staying at Casa Telmo was the resident dog, an adorable French Bulldog named Brutus! He happily greeted me each time I got back to the hotel, and would even come and say hello in the morning by scratching on my door and whining to get it. I think he was just after the fresh croissants in the room. He was the perfect addition to this amazing little gem of a hotel in Menorca.
Although my trip to Menorca was very brief, here are a few tidbits. Early September is a great time to go as it’s still warm and there are not quite as many tourists. It starts to cool down towards the end of the month so if you want to enjoy the beach go before mid-September. The beaches in the south have the vivid turquoise water, some of my favorites are Cala Mitjana, Santo Tomas, Binibeca Nou, Macarella and Macarelleta and Cala de Binidali. For restaurants, I loved Trebol, Isabella Beach Club, El Rais, and Binifadet winery for a beautiful lunch and wine tasting. Some noteworthy sights are the lighthouses, like Faro de Cavalleria and Faro de Punta Nati. There’s also an amazing limestone quarry called Lithica that’s very cool to see. One of my favorite spots ever was the stunning Cova d’en Xoroi, a club situated right on the edge of a cliff with stunning ocean views. Truly special and unique!