Where to stay in Menorca? The best areas and places to stay

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Where to Stay in Menorca: My Selection of the Best Accommodations

You want to visit Menorca, in the Balearic Islands, and you’re wondering where to stay?

You’re at the right place!

Although the island is small, it’s still quite difficult to choose the perfect accommodation, especially if you don’t know Menorca well.

To help you out, I’ve prepared this guide of the best hotels in Menorca according to your budget.

I have sorted accommodations by cities and geographical areas and I will give you all the best places to visit (and beautiful beaches!) for each of them.

Whether you’re looking for a hotel in Mahon or Ciutadella, the major cities, or in the North or South of the island, you will find something here!

So, where to stay in Menorca as a tourist and to enjoy the beaches?

Let’s find out!

Where to Stay in Menorca – Mahon, the Capital

During your trip to Menorca, you can choose to stay in Mahon, the capital of the island.

It is located in the east of the island and is also where the Menorca Airport is situated.

Do not expect to find immense buildings like in the major capitals such as Rome, London or Amsterdam. Along with Valletta, in Malta, Mahon is one of the smallest capitals in Europe.

It has managed to maintain an authentic and traditional atmosphere with its many small shops and boutiques and its pedestrian alleys.

It’s a very pleasant place to stay in Menorca.

In Mahon, you can discover:

  • The covered market which is located in an old cloister: el mercat del claustre
  • The fish market where you will find not only fresh fish stalls but also a more gastronomic section where you can enjoy excellent tapas
  • The Menorca Museum dedicated to the history of the island
  • The Santa Maria church, to see for its organ with more than 3200 pipes.
Mahon
Stay in Mahon during your trip to Menorca

I also recommend you to take the short boat trip that leaves from Mahon’s port, at the foot of the old town. The boat tour takes place in Mahon’s bay and allows you to admire colonial houses, a few small islands and the impressive fortress of la Mola.

It’s also one of the must-see places to visit during your Menorca itinerary. If you want to know more, you can find information in my other article: What to Do and See in Menorca?

To book your boat trip in Mahon, click on the button below:

Where to Stay in Mahon, the Capital of Menorca?

Mahon is the ideal place to stay in Menorca if you are not a fan of beach resort areas and looking for a more romantic than family-friendly atmosphere.

  • Hostal La Isla: Located in the historic center. Comfortable and modern double room starting at 100€, breakfast for 6€. Strong points: the friendliness of the hosts, cleanliness, location. An excellent choice for where to stay in Menorca!
  • Eurohotel: Located in the heart of Mahon, this unpretentious establishment offers quite basic but very clean rooms from 110€ per night. Strong points: the kindness of the staff, location close to the city center.
  • Catalonia Mirador des Port: Located close to the Menorca Museum, in the center of Mahon. Spacious and comfortable double room with a nice view starting at 130€ per night. Strong points: the pool, Jacuzzi, varied breakfast.
  • ARTIEM Capri: Modern and well-equipped double room with comfortable bedding, starting at 160€, breakfast included. Strong points: the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, unlimited free cold drinks and snacks at the Green space, generous breakfast. One of the best hotels to stay in Menorca!
  • Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa: Located a 5-minute walk from the port. Elegant and warm double room starting at 250€ per night, breakfast for 16€. Strong points: the friendliness of the staff, à la carte breakfast, ideally placed. One of the most beautiful hotels to stay in Mahon, during your stay in Menorca!
  • Bordoy Casa Ládico – Hotel Boutique Adults Only: This 5-star hotel offers superb suites with a terrace, with refined decoration starting at 330€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: attentive staff, intimate hotel, the pool, freshly made and cooked to order breakfast. Our recommendation for a luxury hotel to stay in Mahon.
Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa Where to stay in Menorca for a romantic getaway
Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa – Where to stay in Menorca for a Romantic Getaway

Where to Stay in Menorca – Ciutadella, Historic Town

The second city to stay in Menorca: Ciutadella. It’s located at the complete opposite from Mahon, in the West of the island.

Just like the capital, it’s a small town with preserved authenticity housing a very pretty historical center. There you will primarily find beautiful bourgeois houses, several churches and some squares that are ideal for a break.

You will also find plenty of places to dine in one of the many small traditional restaurants.

Things to see in Ciutadella, during your road trip in Menorca:

  • Seigniorial residences and small palaces
  • The shopping street of Ses Voltes with its shops situated under arches
  • The town hall and its obelisk in the Es Born square
  • The fish market
  • The Ciutadella Cathedral.
Ciutadella Menorca
Ciutadella – Where to Stay in Menorca

Where to Stay in Ciutadella During Your Minorca Holidays

  • Hostel Menorca: A hostel located in the center of Ciutadella. Dormitory bed starting at 30€ per night. Perfect for budget accommodation in Minorca.
  • Hotel Geminis: Just a 2-minute walk from the old town. Double room starting at 90€, breakfast at 4.50€. Strong points: the warm welcome, delicious breakfast, and peacefulness.
  • Prinsotel La Caleta: Located a 5-minute walk from the beach. Double room or super comfortable and bright apartment, with balcony, starting at 150€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the beautiful pool area and garden, the setting, the tranquility, and the excellent breakfast. It’s my top pick for value for money accommodations in Minorca!
  • Hotel Gran Sagitario: Located a 5-minute walk from Cala Santandria. Very spacious double room with large windows and balcony starting at 175€, breakfast included. Strong points: the 2 pools (indoor and outdoor), the gym, private parking, and the walk to the beach.
  • Aparthotel Ferrer Skyline: Facing the sea and 1 km from the historic center of Ciutadella. Modern 1 to 3-bedroom apartments, very spacious with a terrace accommodating up to 6 people, starting at 180€ per night. Strong points: the pools, the view, cleanliness, and quietness. A superb hotel for families looking for accommodation in Minorca!
  • Hotel Playa Santandria Adults Only: Located 5 meters from the cove of Cala Santandria. Double room with balcony, some with sea views, starting at 180€, breakfast included. Strong points: exceptional beachfront location, very good breakfast, and peacefulness. Ideal for a romantic getaway in Minorca!
  • Faustino Gran Relais & Chateaux: A magnificent luxury hotel set in a beautiful building from the 17th-century. Everything is elegant, refined, and well-kept. Double room starting at 400€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the decor, quality of the food, pools, spa, and concierge service. My top luxury stay recommendation in Ciutadella!
Where to stay in Minorca - Faustino Gran Relais & Chateaux
Where to stay in Minorca – Faustino Gran Relais & Chateaux

Where to Stay in Minorca – The South Coast and Its Beautiful Coves

The South Coast is also an excellent choice for accommodation in Minorca. It’s where the main resort areas of Minorca are concentrated.

There are four of them:

  • Cala Galdana
  • Sant Tomas
  • Son Bou
  • Cala’n Porter

If you want to move around the island easily, discover some of the most beautiful beaches of Minorca easily and maybe go on an excursion or two by boat, these are perfect places to stay in Minorca.

Voyage Tips - Advice

If there is one South Minorca boat outing you should really do, it’s the one that goes by the gorgeous coves of Son Saura, Cala en Turqueta, Cala Macarella, and Cala Macarelleta. 

To learn more and, above all, book in advance, you just need to click on the button below:

Cala en Turqueta
Cala en Turqueta – South Coast of Minorca

Here’s My Selection of the Best Hotels for Staying in South Minorca

In South Minorca, you’ll find many small complexes split into individual houses, each divided into apartments.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Minorca with family, kids, or friends, I recommend you consider these types of accommodations.

You’ll have access to all the amenities such as one or more pools, restaurants, play areas and usually a small supermarket. During the tourist season, some also offer entertainment.

And don’t worry if you’re a couple, simply ask for a spot away from the play area or pool for instant peace and quiet.

My selection of accommodations in South Minorca also includes two superb hotels for a romantic stay.

  • Son Bou Playa Gold: Located a 10 min walk from the large beach of Son Bou. Several small houses divided into apartments. Superior apartments tastefully renovated and furnished, starting at 80€ per night. Strong points: the tranquility, the pool, well-equipped, plenty of parking spaces. It’s my top pick for value for money in Minorca!
  • Seth Mestral & Llebeig: Located 100 meters from Santo Tomas beach. Recent, functional, and well-equipped 1 to 3-bedroom apartments starting at 120€ per night. Half-board booking is also available. Strong points: the well-maintained large pools, children’s play area, and the beach right next door. If you’re visiting Minorca with kids, this is the perfect accommodation!
  • Menorca Binibeca by Pierre & Vacances Premium Adults Only: Located in the village of Binibeca. Cozy double room with a kitchenette, jacuzzi bathtub, and large terrace starting at 160€, breakfast included. Strong points: the breathtaking sea view, the beautiful setting, pools, and a good breakfast buffet.
  • ARTIEM Audax – Adults Only: Located in Cala Galdana, just 2 minutes from the beach. Double room starting at 240€, breakfast included. Strong points: the spa area with indoor pools and saunas, the outdoor pool, and the stunning view.
  • Melia Cala Galdana: Located on the beautiful beach of Cala Galdana, this 5* hotel offers very cozy rooms, with large windows and a balcony with a sea view starting at 310€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the indoor and outdoor pools, the friendliness of the staff, the excellent quality of breakfast, and the incredible view. My luxury hotel recommendation for South Minorca!
Where to stay in Minorca - ARTIEM Audax - Adults Only
Where to stay in Minorca – ARTIEM Audax – Adults Only

Where to Stay in Menorca: The North Coast and Its Beaches

You can also choose to stay in the north of Menorca. In this area, most accommodations are clustered around the villages of Fornells and Arena d’en Castell.

This part of Menorca is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for less touristy areas. It’s also just as convenient for getting around and visiting the entire island.

Staying in the north of Menorca will allow you to:

  • Taste the most famous dish of Menorca in Fornells: the caldereta de langosta
  • Visit the lighthouses of Cavalleria and Favaritx to admire the view of the coast
  • Sunbathe on the long sandy beach of Es Grau
  • Discover the stunning beaches of Cavalleria and Pregonda

From Fornells, you will also have a choice of numerous boat trips such as (click on the orange link for more information):

Cala Pregonda
Cami de Cavalls – Cala Pregonda

The Best Accommodations to Stay in the North of Menorca

  • Hostal La Palma: Located at the Fornells marina. Quite spacious double room with balcony overlooking the pool and garden starting from 110€. Strong points: 2 swimming pools, great location, very quiet, free parking.
  • TRH Tirant Playa: Located 5 minutes walk from Cala Tirant, in Fornells. Nice apartment with kitchenette starting at 130€ per night. Strong points: the tranquility, the sea view, the cleanliness.
  • White Sands Beach Club By Diamond Resorts: Situated in Arenal d’En Castell, on the beachfront. 1 to 2-bedroom apartments, modern and well-equipped, starting at 185€ per night. Strong points: the quality of the welcome, the pool with bay view, the comfort.
  • Comitas Tramontana Park: Located in Fornells, right by the sea. Aparthotel offering spacious 3-bedroom accommodations with fully equipped kitchen and living area, starting at 200€, breakfast included. Strong points: the beautiful pool, the stunning sunset from the terrace, the good buffet at the restaurant, entertainment.
Cavalleria Lighthouse - Minorca
Cavalleria Lighthouse – North of Menorca

Where to Stay in Menorca – Luxury Hotels

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel to stay at during your trip to Menorca, here is a list of the island’s most beautiful 5-star accommodations.

Firstly, the ones I already mentioned earlier. I won’t repeat the details, but here are the booking links:

Other luxury hotels scattered all over the island:

Luxury Hotel stay in Menorca Villa Le Blanc
Luxury Hotel stay in Menorca – Villa Le Blanc

Where to Stay in Menorca on a Budget

If you have a more limited budget, here is a selection of affordable accommodations in Menorca.

  • Refugi Biniati Vell: A hostel located in Sant Lluis. Bunk bed in a 4-person dormitory starting from 30€. A great place for an affordable stay in Menorca.
  • Grupoandria El Claustre de Ciutadella – HOSPEDERIA: Located in a former cloister. Twin room starting at 60€. Strong points: location and cleanliness.
  • Hostal Paris Ciutadella: A guesthouse in Ciutadella. Room starting at 70€ per night. Strong points: the good breakfast and the welcome.
  • Apartamentos Sa Cala: Located in Cala Morell. 1-bedroom apartment with balcony and beach access within a 5-minute walk, starting at 75€. Strong points: proximity to the sea, the pool.
  • Apartamentos Blancala: Situated in Cala Blanca, just across from the sea. 1 or 2-bedroom apartments starting from 79€. Strong points: the views, amenities, pool, quietness.
  • Apartamentos Casa del Sol, also located in Cala Blanca. Apartment a 10-minute walk from the beaches starting from 80€. Strong points: the pool, the quiet neighborhood, ease of parking, the friendliness of the owners.

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