Hotel Palacio Sant Salvador
You are very welcome!
Take your time and look around, and perhaps we make you curious to discover the charm of our house, and later on at your first visit you will find out that it is ‘live’ as lovely as you imagined.
In the northeast of Mallorca the medieval town of Artà, one of the most beautiful on the island, has retained its original character until today. The tradition-rich, historic city palace Ca’n Epifanio at the foot of the majestic fortified church Sant Salvador is nowadays a real gem, a certainly unusual hotel with only seven exclusive junior suites, one suite, a bar and island-wide renowned restaurant, an idyllic Mediterranean garden with swimming pool, and the emblematic courtyard facade which is presumably the work of Spain’s most famous architect Antoni Gaudí…….., quietly situated on the outskirts of the village, close to the majestic church Transfriguraciò del Senyor, but only a 5 minutes walk from the center, and near by the magnificent new natural park Peninsula de Llevant.
The unusual, unconventional design with its spectacular colors and the unique blend of the lovingly restored antique treasures and the modern gives this hotel its very special flair.
We are looking forward to….
….stressed short break vacationers who likes to be to be pampered in a family atmosphere
….long-term visitors who appreciate personalized service in a magnificent setting
….nature lovers who wants to explore the flora and fauna of our great nature reserve. Artà is the community with the longest undeveloped coastline of Mallorca!
….culture fanciers who want to become acquainted with Majorcan village and country life – or visit one of our regular live concerts with international artists for that we are well-known all over the island!
….golfers who reach within 30 minutes six golf courses
….gourmets! many guests visit us just to enjoy the skills of our chef Victor Comin Mayordomo and his crew
….and not least sunbathers who don’t want to give up exclusive ambiance and can quickly reach numerous very different nearby beaches
The particular history of our listed city palace Ca’n Epifanio
Voluptuousness has a form. Does it ever! Rubens reflected this skilfully in his works. The idea that the curve is the representation of beauty par excellence was assimilated by Gaudí. And here begins the story of Can Epifanio. According to the popular version, on that is not overly fond of the printed word, it seems that the person who constructed this building, a personal friend of that young architect’s apprentice named Gaudí, commissioned him to design a façade for a house that he wanted to build in a small town on Mallorca where at that time there was feverish construction rivalry between the old landowning oligarchy and the indianos who came back from the Americas laden with money. So Gaudí embarked on this curvilinear design, with this idea of beauty, of eternity. He left a large space open in front of the building, a garden from whose shadows you could witness the harmony of lines and the play of symmetry conferred by the curved lines: a message aimed at the new times that were being ushered in by the turn of the century. Antoni Picazo i Muntaner, historian
And 110 years later once more a friend of the family is working on the decoration of the Castellet, the little castle, as it is called in Artà. At the complete renovation of the house and transformation to a hotel designed the painter and set designer Zezo the interior in the colourful style of the modernismo, the Spanish art noveau. He projected the hall with the suns which later on will be convert in the symbol of the new hotel, painted in the salon the three oversized blue Graces, embodiment of sun, moon and stars, and contributed his part to create a hotel that stands out with his attention to detail, many artistic elements, courage and creativity, but pre-eminently that it sets the greatest value on hospitality!
You became a little bit curious?? …That would make us happy! ¡Bienvenidos!
Britta Schmidt Christophorus Heufken
and the Sant Salvador Team
Adela Gonzalez (rooms), María del Mar Danüs, Layla Kubella, Sara Rodriguez, Eugenia Rodriguez (service), Manfred Mohr (breakfast), Victor Comin, Ayoba Dieye, Narcisa Cunalata (kitchen), Paco Serrano (maintenance)