Welcome to the modest residence of Toni Montis, a family owned property since the 17th century, nestled on a hillside looking out over the superb bay of Puerto Soller, complete with a port (from which the hotel takes its name) and majestic mountains. A visit to the Es Port is like a journey through time. Its dungeon can be seen from afar, and above it stands one of the hotel's suites, which can be reached by climbing a narrow spiral staircase! A drinking water tank is concealed underneath the dungeon, which used to be used as a watchtower to look out for pirates. The bar is none other than the old olive press, the lounge was once a stable, and the reception area used to house the kitchen. Basically every room tells a story, and it's clear to see! There are copper saucepans still decoratively displayed next to the reception,. The library and television room, which has two computers and Internet access, is housed in a room with exposed stone walls decorated with shields, crossbows, suits of armour and helmets. The building itself dates back to 1654 and Toni's grandparents converted it into a hotel in 1959. It currently houses 150 guest rooms, with the number set to rise at the time of writing. The rooms are divided between the main 4 storey building (which has lifts) and the outbuilding, where the servants used to live. To reach the hotel entrance, you must cross a pretty patio decked with flowers that has an outdoor stone staircase leading up to the first floor. Upon entering, you will notice the beautifully decorated early 19th-century Baroque chapel to the right, whilst outside, the floral garden is a pleasant place for a stroll amid the pomegranate, olive, and palm trees, together with the lulling trinkle of water in the fountains. Meanwhile, the shade of the olive trees provides the perfect place to take a siesta, particularly as there are deck chairs provided on the lawn, or perhaps enjoy a game of cards or get wrapped up in a good book at one of the stone tables.The silence is remarkable, even when the swimming pool below is busy. The pool itself is a huge rectangle, 25m long by 2.6m deep, and is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm. When it was built, in 1962, no one could see the point of a swimming pool so close to the sea, and people even made fun of Toni's grandfather for this - but he clearly had the right kind of long-term vision! There is a fairly large, round, 60cm-deep pool for children, too, and a bar serving snacks from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Deck chairs are set out under straw parasols and showers are also provided. Towels are available at reception, but a deposit is required. The second pool, long, rectangular, and 1.5m deep, is covered and heated, with hydromassage jets, a jacuzzi and a sauna. It is open from 7:30am to 9:00pm. When the weather allows, the French doors can be opened out onto a lawn furnished with deck chairs and white canvas parasols.