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Thanks Hendrik. Overall the hotel was good, but the food let it down. Service 5, Food 1, Cleanliness 5, Value for money 3, Sleep quality 3. Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? Yes. The food was dreadful. Poorly cooked and overpriced. The staff however were superb and couldn't do enough for you. 

JE 08/18

Hi Henrik, We had a fabulous holiday! See below! How would you rate the following from 1-5 where 5 is the best rating: Service: Excellent. Food: Ok, but not amazing. Cleanliness: Excellent. Value for money: we also stayed at an other place where the food was better and the rooms where of higher quality (recently refurbished) for slightly less. Therefore although we really enjoyed it value for money could be better. Sleep quality: excellent, although the bed for our toddler was a sofa, with knots in it. She was surprisingly fine but so we didn t ask the staff for a normal mattress. If we would have, they may have provided it.  Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? Yes. Would you like to write a couple of general sentences about your stay? The view from the restaurant is absolutely amazing. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. As mentioned the food could use some improvement. 

DM 08/18

Hi Henrik, We really enjoyed our short break at El Encinar, albeit we spend very little time there.  Feedback on the qualities you state are as below. Would definitely recommend, but would not stop again, only because we prefer to try somewhere different. Nothing really to fault, breakfasts great, as too evening meal, although we only had one.  The Manageress was really helpful.  Being really picky we thought the outdoor furniture to the room was a bit tired, broken and could have been cleaner. Kind Regards

NA 08/18

The welcome was great and a sandwich made for us mid afternoon on arrival. Dolores was delightful, giving us good food and excellent tips and conversation. The view from the restaurant and pool is idyllic, a very peaceful spot. How would you rate the following from 1-5 where 5 is the best rating: Service: 5, Food: 5, Cleanliness: 5, Value for money: 5, Sleep quality: 4. Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? yes

JH 05/18

Hello Henrik, Yes, we had a really nice holiday at El Encinar. Great location if you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing time. Good facilities, we enjoyed the pool and the outside breakfasts and dinners. Easy access to interesting towns and good beaches. Resort manager, Dolores, provided excellent service and is knowledgeable about the region. On the final morning when we were leaving at 6.30 a.m. she left food/drink out for us - a nice touch. Service = 5, Food = 4, Cleanliness = 5, Value = 4, Sleep = 3 (the air conditioning wasn’t very effective) We would recommend to a friend. Many thanks,

CM 08/17

Hi Henrik, We got back last night and had the most wonderful holiday. El Encinar was absolutely perfect for us. My husband said he wants to go back and so we would both definitely recommend it to friends. We went to Hotel Mar I Vent in Banyalbufar - do you know that one too? Is that on your website? It was wonderful (though a little tired - the bedrooms were quite damp and the bathrooms needed TLC but you couldn’t fault the view and the position). Thank you so much for suggesting El Encinar to us - having the apartment was perfect because we managed to save money by eating there in the evenings, and being able to prepare picnics, having a fridge etc was invaluable. We ate out one of our 5 evenings, in Arta, which was wonderful. We loved all the beaches - mainly Cala Torta, Mitjana and Estreta - they were less touristy and were off the beaten track which is what we hoped for.  We hardly saw a cloud in the sky for 10 days. It was boiling hot - but thankfully if we weren’t cooling off in the sea, we were in the pool at El Encinar, so we managed not to overheat. The only thing we felt was it was a shame there weren’t more families at El Encinar - we felt a bit self conscious as the only people with children and so we felt we had to keep them quiet all of the time, as it was an exceptionally peaceful place for quiet couples mainly. But it didn’t really matter. We’d rather that than a busy family hotel with waterslides etc!! Thank you again. We’d be interested to know about your Menorca recommendations. we’ve been many times because my in laws own a small farmhouse in Sant Lluis, but we’d like to know what hotels you’d recommend on the island. 

AG 08/17

Really warm welcome, nothing too much trouble. Peaceful, clean and appealing setting. Nice rooms with interesting furnishings. How would you rate the following from 1-5 where 5 is the best rating: Service: excellent, Food:  excellent, Cleanliness: excellent, Value for money: excellent expect afternoon tea 3euro for one slice cake ... We didn't have it   Sleep quality: excellent  Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? Yes

RB 06/17

Hi Hendrik, Please find our feedback below - thank you for recommending this venue to us: we had great holidays! Very nice hotel with a lot of attention to detail  - owners and staff are more than friendly and really on it to create a great holiday experience to their guest.  Very nice - we will come back for sure! How would you rate the following from 1-5 where 5 is the best rating:  Service: 5, Food: 4, Cleanliness: 4, Value for money: 4, Sleep quality: 5 Would you recommend the hotel to a friend?  Absolutely! All the best,

UF 06/17

Hi Henrik, We had a lovely holiday thank you.  Both hotels were beautiful, we are so pleased with the two holidays we have booked through you we recommend you to everyone!  Our friends the Stoddards are there now following our recommendation to use you. Both El Encinar and Son Terrassa I would rate 5 for everything.  Loved both of them and would highly recommend them.  Wasps were a bit of a problem at El Encinar but that was more than made up for by the lovely Dolores and her rice pudding/orange marmalade.  Our only slight criticism would be the rule for quiet time by the pool between 2-5pm.  I understand this is something that happens in these types of hotels but it would be good to know that before booking as we would prefer to stay in hotels that didn’t have this rule.  We arrived hot and tired after our journey to Mallorca and were shouted at by a German couple for using the swimming pool during these times, children don’t really understand why! Couldn’t fault the service and cleanliness and the views were breathtaking. Thank you again for all your help.

KG 08/17

Beautiful place, completely tranquil and very relaxing. Delicious home cooking and personal service. How would you rate the following from 1-5 where 5 is the best rating: Service: 5, Food: 5, Cleanliness: 5, Value for money: 5, Sleep quality: 5. Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? Yes

IA 08/17

Thanks Henrik, we had a fabulous stay at El Encinar!

CJ 09/16

Thanks Henrik, we had a fabulous stay at El Encinar! xx

CJ 09/16

Dear Henrik, I just wanted to write to let you know that we had an absolutely wonderful time at El Encinar. It could have not been more perfect. The Finca is beautiful yet homely, comfortable and relaxed. Our room was quirky and spacious and was kept spotlessly clean with lots of fresh towels when we needed them. The delightful cleaner - Mariella - was sensitive enough to adjust the time she cleaned our room to accommodate our daughter's nap times. Amazing! The gardens and pool were beautifully maintained by Toni. And, like so many of your other guests, our stay would simply not have been as wonderful without the care and attention given by Dolores for whom nothing is too much trouble. She makes every guest feel special. Travelling with a three year old can be tricky and this is a 'grown-ups' hotel. However, Dolores was happy to cater for our daughter; cooking her supper early and producing child-friendly dishes for her. She cooked her pancakes and heart-shaped waffles and even brought her some story books of her own to amuse her. The general atomosphere is of true relaxation. In the garden there are plenty of little tucked away places to read books and enjoy a drink from the honesty bar and plenty of loungers beside the pool with umbrellas for shade. The pool itself was a wonderful temperature and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the gardens picking fresh figs from the trees. The rooms are spread throughout the Finca so it is easy to feel that you are the only people staying. Breakfast was a wonder to behold and there really was something to please everyone. We looked forward to seeing the evening's menu each morning and choosing what we would eat for dinner. Dolores didn't disappoint. The food was always fresh, never fussy and always delicious. The tapas and paella evenings were fun and there was always a meat, fish and vegetarian option to choose from. The hotel's location was great too. Five minutes drive from the lovely town of Arta and ten minutes from the sea. However, the view from the finca is over the tops of the almond groves to the sea and you cannot see another building so you'd never know that busy civilisation is so close at hand. At night it is truly silent - a rarity in this busy world. Without you we would not have had such an amazing holiday. You were very patient with me in helping find us the right place for our needs. Thank you! We were thinking that we might go to Tuscany next year. Can you help? With huge thanks and very best wishes,

EN 09/16

Dear Henrik, Responding to your enquiry I would say that your hotel selection for us was very, very good. Our plane arrived late so we arrived to the Mar I Vent hotel late in the evening and in the dark. Finding any parking was a bit of a nightmare and apparently 10 pm was too late for any dinner. Nevertheless the room was ok and the bed was comfy. Next morning we discovered the view from our bedroom balcony ....wow!...wow...wow. Breakfast on their dining room terrace was about as good as it gets but this is more than could be said for their dinner menu which really wasn't. Overall though we liked it a lot and would happily stay there again. Ratings: 4,3,5,5,5 and yes but advising to take dinner somewhere else. Next El Encinar d' Arta....not easy to find with some corrections necessary to your route instructions. But when you do get there .....it is simply stunning!..... so quiet so relaxing and in all respects very special indeed. Lovely bedroom, comfortable with air conditioning and a unique barbecue dinner experience. Dolores, the owner manager was a perfect host who couldn't do enough to make you feel very welcome.......We absolutely loved our too-short stay there and will probably want to return with other members of our family. Ratings:5,5,5,5,5 and most certainly yes. We flew to Majorca with Monarch airlines which we rated highly and rented our car from Hertz who tried to rip us off and offered absolutely dreadful customer service so we won't be using them again. As for you, my friend, your business very skilfully provided us with an absolutely excellent holiday experience for which we sincerely thank you....very well done!

SB 08/16

Dear Henrik, We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Mallorca and we loved both our stays at El Encinar and Son Siurana. For feedback, we thought Dolores at El Encinar provided a wonderful service and the whole set up made us feel very comfortable, despite being the only English people there.  Her breakfasts were delicious and we ate evening meals twice, again, very good. Son Siurano was lovely too, if a little more impersonal.  Our room there was very nicely appointed and breakfast was very good.  The only thing I would suggest for feedback is that it would have been nice to have been offered a fresh fruit salad rather than tinned, especially as there us such a wonderful selection of fruit available in the shops and markets.  Dolores provided fresh fruit salad every morning.  Having said that, everything else was delicious. Best wishes

JL 07/16

Hello Henrik, In reply to your email the following are my thoughts on my stay ai El Encinar - 1. Very good directions and a warm welcome from the owner on arrival. 2. Accommodation is very clean and the situation lovely. 3. Food was extremely disappointing, very cheap quality of cold meats, cheese served for breakfast and no fresh orange juice. Quality of supper was no better, the pork was so tough my husband could not eat it. 4. The lady cooking and serving was impatient and intolerant with us and did everything grudgingly. Unfortunately for the above reason re food and service  I would not recommend anyone to stay there. We then moved on to stay at Son Mas which I cannot find fault with. I would also recommend highly the service of Rural Hotels. I hope this helps. Regards

CO 07/16

Hello Henrik, Thank you for your email. Yes we had a very good holiday at El Encinar. The service was excellent---discreet but efficient. Dolores was cheerful and attentive so we felt we had personal service. She made sure everyone was enjoying themselves and created a very friendly atmosphere, getting people together even though their languages were different!! We are emailing a German couple she introduced us to and sat with at dinner. She even took tea and a kettle to our room so we could have a drink in the early morning before we left! Please pass on our thanks to her. The food was very good if limited in choice -- well cooked and nicely presented and a lot of it! We especially enjoyed the variety of breakfast menu--lovely fruit and breads. A leisurely meal overlooking the gardens and hills made the holiday really special. And the October Fest was great fun! We found our room very clean and pleasant but might opt next time for a larger one with a terrace. The lounge inside the hotel was a beautiful room, lovingly furnished in the old style of the house. A bonus that you could get wi fi!! The pool and gardens were gorgeous. Just one small comment-- I found the bed exceptionally hard and it would have benefitted from a down topper-- but maybe I'm just an old softie! All in all a lovely quiet restful hotel which we will return to when we have the opportunity. Well positioned too as it has such good road links to Arta and then the north coast. Good value for money and we have already recommended it to friends . Many thanks.

WC 10/15

Hi Henrik, We had a great time thank you and would unhesitatingly recommend both hotels, 5 for all categories at El Encinar and 4 for Fornalutx Petit Hotel (where the main thing was that our room on the ground floor was a bit dark and close to some bad-smelling drains) but otherwise the garden there is lovely and the village location superb. We’ll definitely be in touch to consider going back to Mallorca or Menorca at a similar time next year. Meanwhile, would you know if we could get a nice self-catering 3 bedroomed house or flat in Fornalutx for 2 weeks over Easter eg 23 March to 4 April?? Thanks for all your help setting up last week for us. Best wishes

JK 09/15

Hi Henrik, Sorry for the delay in replying. We had a wonderful holiday thank you. El Encinar: Service 5 (Dolores was delightful), Food 4, Cleanliness 4, Value for money 5, Sleep quality 4  Son Cardaix: Service 4, Food 4, Cleanliness 4, Value for money 5, Sleep quality 5 Both places we stayed were wonderful, we’ll definitely go back. Would definitely recommend both to a friend.  All the best

JA 09/15

Hi Henrik, Thanks for sending this through. We both had a lovely stay at El Encinar. We both felt very well looked after and felt we had a very special time there. In particular, we were very well looked after by Delores who seemed to be doing everything, cooking gorgeous meals & taking care of our every need. The pool was lovely & the bar area too. We also loved our own private space outside our room (No 9). Brilliant. Service: 5 Food: 5 Cleanliness: 5 Value for money: 5 Sleep quality:5 Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? yes We might be in touch for next year – possible trip to Menorca!! Many thanks

PJ 08/15

Dear Henrik, We had a really super holiday in Mallorca - and many thanks for your help and advice.  We would definitely like to return and perhaps try some places on the other side of the island.  Fantastic small hotel.  Everyone very friendly and pro active with their help and advice.  Glorious setting and views. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks Henrik for everything.  We will certainly use your website in the future. We would prefer it if you didn't use our names on the website. For El Encinar: Service: Excellent, 5 Food: supper was good, but not spectacular. Breakfasts v good, 3.5 Cleanliness: 5 Value for money: 5 Sleep quality: 5 Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? Yes 

AP 07/15

Hi Henrik We had a nice time, but too short! I actually put a good review on Trip Advisor. How would you rate the following from 1-5 where 5 is the best rating: Service: 5 Food: 4 Cleanliness: 5 Value for money: 5 Sleep quality:4 Would you recommend the hotel to a friend? YES

RP 07/13

Dear Henrik, We really enjoyed our stay at the island. El Encinar: Service: 5 Food: 4-5 Cleanliness: 3-4 Value for money: 4 Sleep quality: 4 We would definitely recommend the hotels to friends. Kind regards,

IP 05/13

Overview

El Encinar is a small and charming rural hotel located in the north east of the island close to the picturesque town Arta.

The hotel consists of 11 rooms, all with its own private terrace, heating, TV and air conditioning.In the hotel restaurant you will be served a daily menu that is prepared mainly with local produce. If you fancy a glass of wine you can sit back in the lounge area and enjoy the beautiful views towards the country and the sea.

El Encinar is surrounded by tranquillity and wonderful unspoilt nature. While staying at the hotel you can also make a short drive to reach long sandy beaches and small coves, Llevant natural park, horse riding, diving, cycle excursions and much more…

Summary
Type Rural Hotel
Rooms 16 (main building with 11 rooms and a new building 120m from the main building for adults only with 5 rooms)
Pool 2 pools, 11 x 6m in by the main building and 11 x 4 m by the new building for adults only.
Children Yes
Open March - October
Internet Yes
A/C Yes
Food Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
Parking Yes
Extras Large gardens, peaceful and quiet.