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Though just across the Balearic Sea from Ibiza, and a 45-minute drive from the bustling city of Palma de Mal­lorca, the cit­rus-lined town of Sóller feels a world away from the Euro­pean party scene. The lat­est open­ing there is the stylish six-bed­room Ho­tel 1902 (ho­tel1902­soller.com), a tra­di­tional Span­ish town­house ren­o­vated by two for­mer Lon­don­ers, who now live on­site with their two cats. While it’s en­dear­ingly cosy – it fea­tures an “hon­esty bar”, tiny din­ing space for each morn­ing’s break­fast and a quiet, wis­te­ri­acov­ered ter­race – it’s also im­mac­u­lately fur­nished, mix­ing taste­ful art and four-poster beds with pat­terned floor tiles and lo­cal mar­ket wares. If you can bear to drag your­self away from your new home away from home, the area is sur­rounded by the UN­ESCO world her­itage Serra de Tra­muntana moun­tains, fan­tas­tic walk­ing trails and is only a 10-minute drive from the sea.

Bal­ance beach time with re­lax­ation at Mal­lorca’s Ho­tel 1902 (below)

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