SANT ROC & SPA
Boutique Hotel Sant Roc receives the Hotels & Tourism award
Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa has received the Hotels & Tourism Award, gave by CaixaBank, in the category of best repositioning or renovation of the establishment.
Among the selected hotels in the Balearic Islands, Boutique Hotel Sant Roc has stood out in the subcategory of establishments with fifty rooms or less for the originality of repositioning, renovation, innovative design and impact on the destination.
The project of the Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa was born between 2016 and 2017, after acquiring two stately homes dating from the end of the 18th century and located very close to the old wall that gave access to the city of Mahón, the Pont de Sant Roc.
The objective was to be able to offer the client the experience of staying in unique buildings, whose constructive design put in value the beauty, durability and usefulness of the building, conserve the patina of time and return an old look to the building.
The rehabilitation of these two buildings, uninhabited for several years, has had a direct impact on the environment, with the recovery and beautification of a space located in a strategic place in downtown Mahón.
The hexagon, a reference element of the image and decoration of the Hotel, inspired by the old hydraulic tiles that covered the floor of the building
The volumetric rebalancing that makes the two buildings visually symmetrical has been the primarily attributes managed. The remodeling of these buildings has always been supported by a renovation based on the line that the buildings previously saved, which is why, after seeing the old hydraulic tiles that existed in building number 4, the project has been followed this pattern.
Hexagonal tiles have been responsible for marking a before and after in the creation and design of both buildings. The floor of the building is tiled with a replica of the old tiles and the hexagon takes on all the prominence being the reference element of the decoration in lights, mirrors, stationery designs and even in the hotel logo itself.
The Hotel has developed an innovative management model, a pioneer as a new Hotel or accommodation concept
Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa defends and practices an ecological philosophy. We made significant environmental improvements in its structure to minimize its impact on the natural environment, during the execution of the construction project.
The equipment used for thermal installations, both production and distribution, are the most technologically advanced, incorporating features such as variable coolant temperature that allow to reach seasonal energy yields greater than 700%.
The intelligent control system optimizes its operation in a totally autonomous way and integrates the management of the thermal production of the solar collection to optimize the overall performance of the installation.
We have developed different practices in benefit of the environment and the local production. From the use of organic soaps, energy-saving lamps and recycling programs, to the reuse of wood for the decoration of the Hotel or the Km0 breakfasts.
Environmental sustainability and energy efficiency
The buildings have an A energy rating, which is achieved, on the one hand, by reducing thermal losses using very low thermal conductivity insulations and taking maximum care of the reduction of possible thermal bridges. The exterior carpentry also has thermal bridge breakage and low conductivity glass, which minimizes the energy requirements for air conditioning, minimizing the influence of the outside temperature inside the building.
The second resource used to obtain this energy rating is the use of renewable energies combined with high energy efficiency systems. In this case, an aerothermal system with heat recovery has been implemented, which allows to take advantage of the heat extracted from one area to heat another or to produce sanitary hot water. A solar thermal collection facility capable of reducing the energy required for hot water production to less than 40% complemented its.
From the point of view of lighting, the Hotel only uses led-type lamps, which combine low energy consumption and almost zero heating, which results in the reduction of thermal load due to cooling, compared to other conventional lighting equipment.
Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa: energy rating Class A
The building is designed to obtain a Class A energy rating, which is the best that can be obtained for a building, which means that it produces CO2 emissions below 5% of what a building with the lowest energy rating would produce, which is the G. To achieve this type of qualification an energy system has been developed, which has taken into account different techniques.
The building has highly efficient insulation on facades and roofs, and carpentry with thermal break and glass bridges with air chambers and low thermal conductivity. In this way, the indoor air temperature is preserved, minimizing the incidence of the outdoor temperature and reducing the energy needed to obtain comfortable conditions inside.
Pointing air conditioning system
The air conditioning system is the most efficient available on the market today, capable of producing cold, heat and hot water, using heat recovery technology. This is that the heat extracted from one unit to cool it, can be used to heat another, or to heat hot water.
This happens mainly in spring and autumn, and when the sun falls on one facade of the building, but not on the other. In sunny rooms it may be necessary to use refrigeration, while in those in shade it may be necessary to use heating. With this system, instead of using energy to produce cold, and energy to produce heat, the same air conditioning unit transfers excess heat from one room to another.
This heat transfer does not involve an air transfer, that is, the heat is transferred by means of heat transfer fluids, maintaining independence between rooms and preventing the spread of odors and noise between them. With this system, which has one of the most efficient management systems on the market, it is estimated that energy savings are 40% compared to a conventional air conditioning system.
Solar panels for hot water production
Thermal solar panels have been incorporated for the production of hot water, which alone provide 60% of the annual energy required for this service. Due to the integration of the solar thermal panels with the air conditioning of the building, the excess heat is used to heat the hot water practically free of charge. This happens at night in summer, when solar panels do not produce thermal energy, and the building's air conditioning is in cooling mode.
The heat extracted from the rooms is redirected to the hot water tanks that have thermal insulation of great thickness to minimize thermal losses, so that in the morning there is enough hot water for showers. It is estimated that the energy savings of this combined system of solar panels and air conditioning is approximately 80% compared to a conventional hot water production system.
SPA Zone: consumes 25% of the energy of a SPA with conventional systems
In the SPA, the heat needed for hot water from hot tubs comes from 70% of the solar panels, also benefiting from the recovery of heat from the air conditioning, so the estimated savings in this case is 85% compared to a conventional system. In the aeration of the SPA, necessary to avoid the accumulation of vapors and ensure adequate indoor air quality, high efficiency heat recuperators have been used, which recover 70% of the heat of the air extracted for ventilation.The estimated global consumption of the SPA area is approximately 25% of that of a SPA with conventional systems for the production of hot water, heating and ventilation.
Faucets and showers have been used with aerators that allow a reduction in water consumption, which results in a reduction in the energy consumed by having to heat less water. All hot water pipes have high-efficiency thermal insulation, which reduces the thermal losses of water in the pipe and has a greater efficiency in the installation.
80% energy savings thanks to high efficiency led lamps
The entire lighting of the building has been carried out with LED lamps of high efficiency and duration. These allow a saving of approximately 80% in concept of lighting, which is a very important amount for a building of these characteristics.
Practically all electrical production of the Balearic Islands is achieved through fossil fuels, mainly fuel-oil and natural gas, so that any decrease in the building's electrical consumption directly affects the reduction of CO2 emissions from the building, and therefore, in what has been called the energy footprint of the building.
The Holidays Kingdom blog recommends the Cycling Friendly experience at Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa.
Menorca as a cycling destination is becoming more and more fashionable. Our island is an ideal place to pedal around. Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa is a Cycling Friendly Hotel where you will find everything you need to stay with your bike.
The blog Holidays Kingdom has published an article that gives you several tips for exploring Menorca by bicycle, including staying at Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa.
Post blog Holidays Kingdom: https://www.holidayskingdom.co.uk/5-tips-for-exploring-menorca-by-bike.html
MENORCA BY BIKE. Walk by the “Camí de cavalls”
Is without a doubt one of the great attractions of Menorca in winter, it's an ideal way to explore the island at your own pace through a historic trail that was used to defend the coast. It has a length of 185 km and is divided into 20 stages that run by beautiful beaches, internal areas of pasture, crops, forests, as well as sections such as Mahon and Ciutadella. To do this you can choose three different modalities: Hiking, Trail Running and BTT (Mountain Bike). Our recommendation to begin:
- Section between the Hotel and North Coast Port D'addaia
- Section between the Hotel and Monte Toro
- Section between the Hotel and Punta Prima
These are a few sections easy to perform, of which several natural viewpoints look out from where you can contemplate the beauty of the island.
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The Camí de Cavalls is becoming fashionable, is a path that surrounds the coast of the island and is certified as a hiking route to explore on foot, by bike or on horseback. It is believed that this road was created in the 14th century and that through these roads the various watchtowers were joined.
One of the main attractions of the Mediterranean island are the seven lighthouses that are still in operation, from the oldest of Cavalleria, until the most recent Favaritx. In addition Menorca offers a rich cultural variety where you can see: castles, fortifications, artillery towers, watchtowers, military batteries... All this thanks to its diverse past and its strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea.
Now, if we speak of cultural history we must speak of prehistoric settlements and sites that are located throughout the island where you can find monuments of grandeur as the taulas, talayots and the navetas.
We cannot ignore the two most important cities of the island, Mahón and Ciutadella. In Mahon, the capital, there are still vestiges of the two British conquests and it has the second
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MERCAT DE NIT
Summer comes Menorca and the streets of the city are flooded with music and good vibes. Itinerant markets concentrate all the eyes of tourists, where you can find typical products of the island to handmade jewelry.
Each and every one of the Minorcan towns have their special day where to find these charming markets. Mahon for example, gives life to the streets from June until the end of August with the “Mercat de nit de Maó” every Tuesday, which is situated in the historic and commercial center of Mahón, a few meters from the Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & SPA. Tuesday also coincides with “Nit de música al carrer” (21 h to 23.30 h) where you can hear different groups and musical styles throughout the historical center.
A different experience, where while strolling, you can enjoy a different and the livelier Mahon vision. Another option is to book a table in front of a concert and enjoy the evening, having a wine or dinner while feeling the good atmosphere.
All this and more awaits for you at few meters from the Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & SPA, where we will be happy helping you and give you the best tips to enjoy evenings of music and markets.
Since we opened our doors, our intention has always been the Coddling to the client so that you feel at home. Most of our guests want to escape from the routine of everyday life and that is why they choose our beautiful island of calm.
There is no better way to relax than to enjoy the most of the experience, Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa offers all our guests’ free entrance to our SPA, always prior booking, where you can make use of our facilities.
As a point solution to stress, as a gift and also improve muscle pain. Go to a SPA leaves more relieved and relaxed the muscles. At Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & SPA you can enjoy our Jacuzzis, Hammam, sauna and cold showers for the reactivation of the circulation and feel like new.
If after all this you still note that fatigue in you, you can book our treatments and massages. An example of this is our most demanded massages, the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage: an ancient therapy used in the India to rejuvenate the body, improve circulation, combat pain, muscle tension, anxiety stress s, fatigue and insomnia. Providing energy and vitality.
Don't miss this opportunity to give you a whim and ask for our SPA and treatments, we will be glad to help you.
Empezaron construyendo llüts hace cuarenta años, seguramente una de las embarcaciones más inspiradoras del Mediterráneo, el Menorquín.
Ahora la familia Sastre atraca en pleno centro histórico de Mahón con un proyecto nuevo, un hotel boutique situado en dos emblemáticas casas señoriales de finales del siglo XVIII, exquisitamente reformadas. Veintidós modernas y elegantes habitaciones para disfrutar de unas vacaciones de relax y confort en Menorca. Como si nos embarcáramos en unos de los llaüts que el grupo Sasga construye en sus astilleros, la propuesta con la que el Boutique Hotel Sant Roc nos quiere seducir incluye, además, un fantástico spa de aquaterapia con sauna, dos jacuzzis, ducha fria y baño turco envuelto de exclusivos aromas de alta gama londinense Molton Brown.
Pero también el privilegio de estar a dos pasos del teatro de ópera más antiguo de nuestro país, el Teatro Principal...
Sin duda poder alojarse en el Boutique Hotel Sant Roc permite acceder a un trato personal y exclusivo de la mano de un equipo profesional y exclusivo con su Directora Cristina Grandío al frente, en el que se quieren cuidar todos los detalles como por ejemplo, los desayunos slow food confeccionados a base de productos de kilómetro cero cuidadosamente seleccionados y servidos, en uno de los rincones con más personalidad del hotel, un sótano abovedado que conserva la arquitectura de la época medieval de finales del siglo XVII.
Y es que no se han escatimado detalles en la reforma de este nuevo establecimiento, inaugurado hace pocos meses para poder ofrecer una estancia con la que disfrutar de los sentidos. Vale la pena la visita incluso para contemplar el diseño constructivo que ha llevado a cabo el prestigioso despacho Faedo Arquitectura, autor de trabajos emblemáticos en nuestra isla como la Casa de la Sombra del Viento, en el puerto de Mahón. ¿Dónde se alojarán la próxima vez que vengan a Mahón?
Menorca not only attracts tourists by its crystal clear waters and white sands. This small Mediterranean island, is one of the richest historically speaking.
Menorca, who was named by the Romans, was for more than seventy years under the British domination and seven years under the French Crown, until it was finally returned to Spain in 1802.
The remains of these dominations can be seen in every corner of the island. Thanks to our prestigious location, not far from the Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & SPA you can find “The Old Market Square”, the current Plaza Colón, enhanced by orders of the Governor Richard Kane. The Governor drove significant improvements for the benefit of the economy of the island. Among the fruits and vegetables offered by the market, we could buy “pomes d' Kane” a variety of apples introduced by order of the Governor, that are still sold in our shops.
If we keep wandering the streets around the hotel, we have several lookouts from where you can see Sant Antoni (The Golden Farm), which frames the so-called English colonial architecture or “L’Illa del rei”, known as “Bloody Island” named after having hosted a hospital under the control of the English Crown.
We believe that visit these locations on foot is one of the advantages offered by the accommodation in the Centre of the city, and that is why we encourage our guests to visit our surroundings.
With these breakfasts we want to establish a commitment with our guests and the area where the hotel is located to generate a link beyond the pure nutrition. With these breakfasts we try that our customers begin the day living the ultimate experience through the palate and feeling like a local. For this reason, we serve fresh or artisanal products of top quality that come from the island itself.
With this action, we aim to help local economic development through sustainable consumption, and in turn connecting visitors with the authentic Minorcan flavours.
Guests staying at Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & SPA will enjoy our exquisite traditional cold meats and cheeses like: Mahon cheese, “sobrasada”, “carn i xua”, “butifarro”... And of coruse a variety of handmade pastries made every morning such as: “crespells”, “caña de sobrasada”, “rubiols” of tuna or vegetables...
If you are on vacation or just passing by, breakfast at Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & SPA is the ideal way to start a day with energy.
Menorca has a lot to offer now that spring is coming. The month of May is loaded with big surprises. Menorca is inspired by Ascot to host the HAT & HORSES event on May 12.
"HAT & HORSES MENORCA" is the event that unites horse races, the menorcan cuisine and elegance. Can you imagine a better place to spend a sunny May than in Menorca? The unique atmosphere will be a hallmark of this day: the best looks for men and women, with stylish hats that will be awarded at the end of the day.
You cannot miss the floral environment with which the city of Mahon will be ornamented the 18, 19 and 20 May. If you walk around the city centre many of its doors are open and invite the curious visitors to admire the floral decorations that adorn the city. The Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & Spa does not want to miss this event and also will decorate its facades in the most pure floral style.
If you are passionate about the theatre you should know that Mahon has the oldest theater in Spain which is located a few meters from the Boutique Hotel Sant Roc & SPA. This month of May you can enjoy the Rigoletto opera directed by Matteo Beltrami and accompanied by the unique composition of the master Guiseppe Verdi, played by the hands of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands.
WE OPEN OUR DOORS
The hotel, 50 mts. from the Santa Maria Square and the Town hall of Mahón, just in the heart of the city and the old town, has been built to be able to live, feel and enjoy all what Menorca can offer.
It is settled in the best area of cafes ,shops and restaurants of the city and captures its name from the Pont de Sant Roc, the only vestige that remains of the wall that leaded to the city in the 14th century, just a few steps from the hotel. Located in a privileged situation, near the Town hall of Mahón , the capital of Minorca, and the Church of Santa Maria, depositary of a majestic organ considered unique by its excellent sonority and mechanical construction.
The beginning of September, the annual colourful Festival take place in this square and it is internationally known to honour the Mare de Deu de Gracia, the patron saint of Mahón . The Barroque Pura Raza Menorquina black horse is the true protagonist of this celebration, along with the “Cavallers” , gracefully dressed up in tailcoats and the peculiar “Gindola” – the hat.
In addition, in the hotel surroundings, the most ancient Opera Theater of Spain offers exciting Theater and Opera performances regularly.
Another nearby leisure zone is the “Mercat d’es Peix” with its magnificent fish market stands and bars, where you can taste the local products, the reputable local wine , select cheese with Denomination of Origin of Mahón, and even the local menorcan beer.
Closely, Mahón harbor, one of largest natural port in the world, provides a wide gastronomy range of restaurants, nautical sport and leisure activities. This harbor plays an important role in the local tourist industry, welcoming tourists arriving via cruise ships or in the regular traffic. Also, the sea lovers have the chance to rent a mooring for the recreational boats in summer time, to book an excursion among all that are scheduled or those who want a genuine experience, to reserve a “ Menorquin” to visit the picturesque corners of this amazing place.