El Pla in Mallorca is, virtually, a spiritual reserve safe of urban bustle, and Es Convent d´Ariany is a privileged refuge in the smallest village on the island. This is not a usual hotel, and without renouncing to design or four star services, with rooms and apartments, all within a former convent, the premises are still run by a religious NGO. The Franciscan sisters arrived in Ariany in 1873. They built the convent and for a stretch of 120 years worked for education and health care of the inhabitants of Ariany. This went on until 2004, when the Administration took these services in hand. After studying the options which would allow the convent to continue functioning in a socially interesting way, it was decided to transform it into a small hotel. From here the intention is to encourage the recovery of ethnological patrimony important for the village, as well as inciting the integration of people with intellectual disability. They are taken on as gardeners, for cleaning and maintenance of the hotel. This is one of the tasks which the congregation develops for this social collective since 1963, through its Mater Misericordiae institution. From the totally accessible terrace and swimming pool, we have sun, calm and divine views over the Pla de Mallorca and its beautiful fields and steep slopes.
We are a totally accesible hotel, in which 9 of their 11rooms are barrier free. Signage in Braille and relief by Puntodis-Native
We are in a hotel designed to offer leisure and holyday experiences for all. People with or without mobility problems and their families will find solutions and unique offers. Thanks to the agreement with the Handisport Foundation http://www.handisportmallorca.org/ and with Artamove tourism company http://www.artamove.com/ multitude of leisure and sports activities are available: hiking, touring by bicycle (mountain and race bikes), nordic walking, making of model airplanes, bird watching, visits to the wine cellars, golf, routes on horseback……
Palma, Valldemossa, virgin beaches of Es Trenc, wine cellar circuit, Soller train…Many Festivals and celebrations in the Pla of Majorca, like those of Sant Antoni, Sant Bartmeu in Montuïri (24th of August) and Sant Honorat (16th of January) in Algaida. The main attraction are the cossies dancesa tradition since the XIVth century. Manacor, 16 km away from Ariany, is Majorcas theatre town. The hotels location allows one to assist to most of the cultural activities and festivals in Majorca in little more than half an hour by car.
- MALLORCA. by Lonely Planet and Ham. 2012. 11€
- MALLORCA. GUÍA VIVA by Antonio Vela Lozano. Anaya Touring, 2012. 13€
- GUIA NÁUTICA DE MALLORCA by Julio Feo e Ignacio Car. Ed. PIRAMIDE, 1995. 33€
For those who wish to rest and taste an excellent Majorcan wine, a suggestive buffet author …. is served with great Mediterranean doses. Wednesday through Sunday, between 19,30h and 21,30h, Joan Vila invites you to savour the secrets of our Mediterranean cooking. This consist of dishes such as foie and wild mushroom “croquetas”, grilled hake with “ali-oli” (garlic and oil emulsion), Majorcan stuffed chicken or “tumbet” prepared with vegetables from their own vegetable garden. 20€ per person (including the wine of the month)
Majorca wines, blown glass, shoes, herbal licors
By car or taxi. From Palma, by car or taxi on Ma-13 until Inca (exit 27), and from there to Sineu on PM-324 and PMV-3301 to Ariany.
Bu bus. Line 400 Ariany-Palma, two buses in the morning and two in the afternoon.
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 39.648281 (39º 38' 53.81" N). Longitude: 3.1096565000000282 (3º 6' 34.76" E).