Fodor's Expert Review Belmond La Residencia

Son Canals s/n, Deià, Balearic Islands, 07179, Spain Fodor's Choice

Two 16th- and 17th-century manor houses, on a hill facing the village of Deià, have been artfully combined to make this exceptional hotel, superbly furnished with Mallorcan antiques, modern canvases, and canopied four-poster beds. The annex has eight rooms on two levels, four with private heated plunge pools. Herbs, olives, fruit, and flowers from the hotel's lush landscaped gardens come straight to the kitchen and the guest rooms. El Olivo, the restaurant, serves an inventive continental menu that includes eclectic but delicious dishes, such as lobster with jamón ibérico (Iberian ham). The hotel has an art gallery and sculpture garden with an artist and sculptor in residence, and its own shuttle to the sea at Lluc Alcari.

PROS

  • impeccable service
  • view from the terrace
  • organized activities for kids
  • tennis coach
  • pro shop
  • and clinic
  • tennis coach, pro shop, and clinic
  • some rooms have private plunge pools
  • private shuttle to the sea
  • tennis coach, pro shop, and clinic

CONS

  • very expensive
  • only gnomes can negotiate the stairs to the Tower Suite
  • expensive
  • narrow stairs to the Tower Suite

QUICK FACTS

Countryside
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 971-639011

HOTEL DETAILS

67 rooms, 1 villa

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