Your rural retreat in Mallorca by Ca’n Beneït
The story of our small hotel in the mountains
As a reward for their military success, and well documented in the thirteen century “Llibre del Repartiment”, or Mallorca’s land distribution book, the King awarded the lands of the valley to the Marquis of Palmer, one of the knights from the Catalan nobility that fought alongside him.
Under Muslim rule for centuries, the island of Mallorca has reminiscences of it not only in its distinctive architecture and its unique centuries old dry stone works used for terracing the fields and for irrigating the plains, but also in the names of many of its towns and villages. This way we know for a fact that Binibona (from the arabic word “bini”, meaning the “house of”) was inhabited well before the thirteen century, and the valley in which our rural hotel is located was an strategic stronghold as one of the few entry points into the central Tramuntana mountains.
On the other side of the valley, and visible from our hotel, are the grounds of an old Arabic castle built on a hill that was used for the protection of the mountain pass. Legend has it that some sort of treasure was hidden in the fortification, the quest of which made the castle the object of much desire and prompted its dismantling many centuries ago. Some of its old stones were probably used to build some of the constructions in the hamlet bellow, as well as in other parts of the island.
Legend or not, the road uphill from Binibona remains as untouched and pristine as it once was, and our guests can take the very same trail leading up to the mountain tops and valleys that were once used by the dozens of guarded men defending the monastery of Lluc, sheltered in the Tramuntana range, from outer attacks.
According to our grandfathers, the rise of the hamlet in Binibona occurred in the turn of the XXth century, when thirty houses in town and ten in the nearby Fincas and smaller properties were inhabited. The main and almost exclusive activity back then, as well as their only means of survival, was agriculture.
Back in the days the landscape changed with the seasons, and so did the harvests, traditions and festivities in the little hamlet. That very essence of slow paced life still lingers in Ca’n Beneït somehow, and along with our honest service and our rooted to the land philosophy, we find it to be our most valuable treasure.
After the Spanish civil war, and the second world war, most of the inhabitants had already fled for the city and the better opportunities it offered. The extreme dedication needed for laborious agriculture activities, as well as its modernization and the flourishing of industry on the island, along with better paid jobs and more educational options available in urban areas, precipitated the gradual abandonment of the sleepy village, leaving its beauty and authenticity almost frozen in time.
It wasn’t until the end of the XXth century that Binibona emerges back, due to the extensive refurbishment of the formerly unsuitable houses by its new dwellers. The reconstruction is mainly driven by the modernization of the old Fincas such as ours in rural houses capable to offer the highest degree of comfort while keeping their good old charm.
What Ca’n Beneït has to offer you during your stay
Frequently asked questions
Check-in & Check-out
You can check-in any time from 14:00 hours onwards
You should check out at any time before 12:00 hours
We have staff on duty 24 hours a day. There is no problem whatsoever in arriving to Ca’n Beneït late at night.
Please note that our standard check-in time is from 14:00 hours onwards. To guarantee your room is ready for an early check-in, the previous night from the beginning of your stay with us should also be booked. If your room is ready before 14:00 hours, early check-in is possible. Whichever the case, if you arrive early at Ca’n Beneit, we will gladly keep your luggage safe until your room is ready
If you wish to leave the room later than 12:00 hours, please let reception staff know. Upon availability the following rates will be applied: 50% of the daily room rate if you leave earlier than 18:00 hours, the entire daily room rate if you leave later than 18:00 hours.
Service & amenities
It is possible to book a transfer to and from the airport for an additional fee.
It is indeed. We provide a farm breakfast with artisanal bread from Mallorca, local delicacies and ecological ingredients, included in any kind of room or suite. Breakfast is served in the Mirabona Restaurant every day from 08:00h to 11:00h. For most of the year it can be served outside, in our southern facing terrace overlooking the orange garden and blessed with expansive views over the Mallorcan countryside, as well as inside. Please let us know if you have any kind of dietary restriction
Room service is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We do however recommend that you step out of your room and breathe in the fresh air of our surroundings to fully enjoy your stay with us. An authentic farm to table experience awaits you in our Mirabona Restaurant.
We do provide laundry service. It can be easily arranged with our reception staff
We love animals, Can Beneit is a working farm after all. In order to provide our guests a pleasing ambiance and relaxed stay, however, we only admit small sized dogs (maximum 10 kilograms) in rooms and suites, for an additional fee. If you would like to bring your four legged best friend along, please let us know beforehand.
Yes, we do provide free of charge and fast speed Wi-Fi internet connection in your room, as well as in the hotel grounds.
All rooms have Samsung Smart-TVs connected to the internet in the bedrooms. Suites have additional TV sets in their living room areas, also connected to the internet. Please note that streaming services such as Netflix, Apple TV, HBO, Amazon Prime or Disney+, although available, require guests to be personally subscribed to the service.
Binibona is a haven of peace, and above all we value the silence of our surroundings as well as the harmony of the place and the respect for all of our guests. Should you want to take a romantic candle lit shower whilst listening to some Jazz however, we have you covered. A small Bluetooth speaker is available in every room and suite. Please consider other guests.
Of course you can, personalized service is what sets us apart and our staff is ready to assist you in every way. Should you wish to arrange a special petition such as flowers, a bottle of champagne or a picnic in our garden, we’ll be there for you to make it happen.
Cancelations & amendments
In normal circumstances bookings can be cancelled or modified without cost up to 14 days before the first day of your stay at noon. In this current situation however, we have updated our policies so that bookings can be cancelled without cost up to 48 hours before noon of the first day of your stay. That is any change or cancellation must be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with at least a 48 hours notice prior to the first day of the stay at noon.