Gran Hotel Son Net is an old finca dating from 1672, with a beautiful
patio. It has been restored several times to date, the final restoration ending
in June 1998. Natural stone flagged floors and ancient rustic beams are combined
with the elegance and traditional interior designed public areas and Guestrooms.
Not to forget, of course, the impressive centenary oil press which makes a
Gourmet Restaurant, L´Orangerie.
Son Net is one of the oldest properties in Mallorca, and its history dates
back to the Bronze Age and its huge stones before the Roman invasion. After the
Roman, Vandal and the Byzantine occupations of the island, the Moors conquered
Mallorca in 902. During this period, the whole island came to the height of its
splendour. The Moores built irrigation systems and made Mallorca an agricultural
paradise. The stone terraces that can be seen all over the island are the best
testimony of their work
In 1229, when the Christians reconquered Mallorca, the area of Son Net and
its surroundings were given to the Bishop of Barcelona, one of the most
influential people during that period. The property of Son Net was one of the
largest in Mallorca and was called Pariatge. Son Net was divided into different
sections called El Palmer, La Granada, Conques, Calprida and Ortolutx. These
were given as rewards to some the most important knights of the Christian
Reconquest of the island. One of these knights came from the Net family.
In 1453 the finca was given the name of Son Net for the first time. During
this period, Son Net was the heart of Puigpunyent, with the family living on the
property and the peasants and servants living in the village at the bottom of
the hill. The actual shape and size of the manor house dates back to 1672. When
the last member of the Net family died in 1863, the finca was divided into 27
smaller properties, of which Son Net itself is still one of the largest, with
its impressive position offering magnificent views and tranquillity.