Blossom & Beyond


Botanical art holiday in Mallorca, Spring 2021. Boutique hotel in Sóller. Learn from Elaine Searle.

24 April - 1 May 2021


We love Sóller a cute little town in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, NW Mallorca.

In Spring 2021 we shall return to the family-run boutique hotel El Guia. Quietly tucked away In the centre of Sóller town, it is a short slow stroll to our studio and just off the main square for people watching, shopping and local ice cream.

Hotel El Guia has modern facilities but old-world Mallorcan ambience and is noted for its service and authentic cuisine.

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• 7 nights in an en-suite room with minibar, bathrobe & slippers, tea/coffee making facilities
• 7 buffet breakfasts
• 6 nights dinner in hotel with half bottle wine and water per person
• FREE Wifi
• Use of hotel spa (pre bookable)
• 2 x accompanied garden visits
• 5 consecutive days studio tuition

Blossom and Beyond


£1795 Painter single occupancy of double room
2 x painters sharing £1450 each
Non-painting partner sharing with painter £866
Non-refundable deposit of £500 required at time of booking.
12 Painters
Ecotax not included in the price, direct payment at the hotel.
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Your accomodation


All the bedrooms are beautifully appointed with ensuite bath or shower rooms, adjustable central A/C and central heating, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, minibar,smart TV with national and satellite channels

For relaxation there is a small swimming pool, and a pre-bookable spa.

Every weekday we will paint in a spacious studio with high ceilings and good light. Located on the first floor of the Municipal library, this is a short walk from the hotel.

The studio is accessible via lift and has washrooms close by. As is the custom in Spain the building closes over the lunch period so our tuition will be punctuated by a long break 1-4pm when students are free to take a leisurely lunch, explore or rest
Saturday 24 April
guests arrive at Hotel El Guia

At 3pm there will be a short guided visit to Sóller Botanic Garden.

7pm drinks before dinner at 7.30pm

Sunday 25 April
we shall visit another garden (TBC).

Monday - Friday will be studio based with two tutored sessions
10-1pm and 4-6pm

On Wednesday you are free to take dinner (own cost) at a restaurant of your choice. Soller and Port de Soller (a short tram/taxi away) have many options.

The course ends with breakfast on Saturday 1 May. Guests must vacate rooms and check out before 11am.
Arrivals from the UK or Europe by air
Flights on both scheduled and low-cost airlines are readily available from many places to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI). The Spanish carrier Air Europa and German carrier Air Berlin use Palma Airport as their main base.

Arrivals from the USA or other long-haul destinations.
The nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca (PMI). It the third largest airport in Spain. You may need to connect via Madrid or Barcelona.

Hotel is approx. 35 mins by taxi from the airport.

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