Belmond La Residencia in Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca, Spain is an idyllic island adrift in the Mediterranean, and has long been a popular destination with Europeans. Cradled by the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains along the island's northwest coast is the spectacular Belmond La Residencia. In addition top its plush rooms and suites, this exquisite hotel hosts an art gallery with a collection of more than 85 works by artists that have all lived and worked nearby. Each unique guest chamber is also a work of art, with some featuring vaulted ceilings and crisp white walls, and others boasting antique furnishings and rough-hewn beams. Spacious suites, including one tucked in a watchtower rumored to have been built by the Templar Knights, are truly magnificent and feature picturesque postcard views.
El Olivo, the hotel's ambient restaurant and former 16th century olive press, features regional fare and international specialties enjoyed by candlelight. Belmond La Residencia has a terrace bar, and also serves a proper afternoon tea complete with traditional scones, clotted cream and dainty finger sandwiches. Recline poolside in a lounge chair and enjoy some refreshing sangria, or head to the tennis courts for an afternoon game. La Residencia Spa features its own indoor pool and menu of carefully chosen treatments that help to relax and soothe. Mallorca is a multi-faceted island, punctuated with rugged hills, shear seaside cliffs, hidden coves, and groves full of plump olives and aromatic citrus. Explore it all while basking in the finest of luxuries at Belmond La Residencia.
Location of Belmond La Residencia
Son Canals s/n, 07179 Deia, Mallorca, Spain
Nearest Airport: PMI
Amenities for Belmond La Residencia
- General Information
- 63 Guest Rooms
- Poolside Dining
- Pool Bar
- 4 Restaurants
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Shuttle Service
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Heated Pool
- Art Collection
- Tennis Courts
- Outdoor Spa Treatments
- 2 Outdoor Pools
- In-Room Amenities
- DVD Players
- iPod Docks
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Walks
- Cultural Tours
- Table Tennis
- Culture & Arts
Reviews for Belmond La Residencia
Beautiful hotel, location and wonderful staff - but the edge seems to have gone off it. We were asked at least 3 or 4 times within our first day if 'this was our first visit to the hotel' when we have probably stayed there over a dozen times, and 3 times in the previous year! Nothing major but it is nice to be welcomed back like old times, the welcome bottle of wine in the room seems to have gone as has the little gifts left throughout the stay. Lunch by the pool makes you feel nothing short of unwelcome with an unofficial two tier system. Guests who are remembered are allowed to reserve tables in the shaded area (and sometimes do not come to dine), while regular guests or those who are not remembered must sit nearer the pool. This area is still covered with umbrellas but it is hotter and not so nice. When I asked to reserve a table for the following day and join the elite I was fobbed off with BS. Still a nice place, but not how it was, not even 10 years ago but just 1 or 2 years ago.
SimNugget - London
My wife and I spent 5 nights at La Residencia in April 2016. I recommend the hotel. This is a gracious, well-managed property, with well-trained service-oriented staff. The rooms in the hotel are spread across a number of buildings, which are surrounded by well-tended attractive gardens and lawns. Our queen-bedded deluxe double was in the main building, on the second floor (1st floor in European parlance), directly over the informal restaurant, CafÃ© Miro. Our view was to the southwest, across Deia itself to the mountaintops across the valley â€“ essentially the postcard view from the hotel. The room was spacious, with high ceilings. The canopied bed was wisely located closest to the French doors which comprised the single external windows for the room. So, you had a bit of a view from the bed itself. The downside of this was that the rest of the room was somewhat more lacking in natural light than I would normally prefer. The bathroom had two sinks, and a shower-tub combination. The closet space in the room consisted of a very large armoire â€“ ok for hanging clothes, but inadequate for actually unpacking oneâ€™s suitcase. HVAC worked flawlessly the few times we needed it. The room was quiet (even though we had neighbors). I worried a little bit about noise from the restaurant below, but happily the musical entertainment stopped at an early hour. I had two principle complaints about the room. First, lighting. The bedside lamps on arrival put out such a low level of light as to make reading almost impossible. Ditto for the desk lamp. Happily, the staff promptly supplied brighter bulbs for those light source. There was no easy fix for the two easy chairs, however, which had no direct illumination â€“ making reading in those chairs impossible in the evening. Second, seating. Although there were two easy chairs off to the side of the room, much of the remainder of the seating area comprised of what appeared to be an antique church pew. Pretty to look at, but entirely unsuited to actual use. This appeared to be a case where a decorator lost sight of the purpose of furnishings in a hotel room â€“ they need to be useful. Linens and bedding were at the deluxe level. Housekeeping was flawless across out five nights. In the final analysis, I wouldnâ€™t come back to this room on another stay. From the website pictures, I perceive that other rooms would have met our needs better. Breakfast was extremely good â€“ an ample well-serviced buffet, manned by friendly and attentive staff. I found the front desk staff (who doubled as the concierges) to be engaging and helpful. Our purpose in coming to La Residencia was to hike in the surrounding mountains. Based upon the number of guests who seemed perfectly happy to plant themselves in chairs next to the pool, I perceived that as active guests we were in the minority. Iâ€™d come back.
OrrvilleRedRider - New Albany, Ohio
I planned to visit Mallorca in December, but I found out that the hotel was going to close for the winter time so I changed my itinerary just to stay at this hotel. I've seen so many photos before I went, but when I saw it in real life, I realized that it can't be explained enough through photographs. Just stunning. Staffs are very nice and friendly. Breakfast was okay but the view makes it up for the most when you are looking out to the mountains and the pool in front of you during your meal. The room was impeccable, and all the activities offered by the hotel seemed very fun and relaxing which I would definitely go back during summertime. Also I would love to visit other Belmond properties in the near future!
Luckily we have been here a few times. 5 star hotel. Service, property, food etc immaculate. Easy drive from the airport.Good restaurants in the village for a change of scene. Private beach a short complimentary transfer away.
RAP6 - London, United Kingdom
This is the most beautiful hotel in the most stunning setting! Our room was very comfortable if a little dark - and our private balcony had no view whatsoever but spent very little time in the room so not a major problem. The poolside cafe was overpriced and with a very limited menu - a selection of small snacks would have been appreciated at lunch time. Plenty of sunbeds around the pool although quite a number were reserved early each morning with a towel and book!! I'm also surprised cold drinking water was not provided free of charge around the pool (most top class hotels provide this service) - I suppose just a way to make more money! Overall a beautiful place to stay but not great value for money - not sure I would return here with so many other wonderful places to stay on the island.
GLB103 - England, United Kingdom