We booked a Deluxe room for a four nights stay from August 9 – 13, 2012. We arrived at about 2pm by car and were welcomed by friendly doormen who took care about our luggage and the car (valet parking was free of charge). Check in was very polite, a complimentary welcome drink was offered and we were guided to our room 844.
We got an upgrade to a Grand Deluxe room with a nice view of the bay of Palma. The room was quite spacious and the requested baby cot was placed beside the bed. The bathroom had a bath tub and shower stall, the toilet was separated by a sliding door. A welcome note, a complimentary bottle of water and fresh fruits were placed in the room.
The property is five star, there was a multi million refurbishment program a few years ago and the hotel was even a member of The Leading Hotels of the World (but not anymore). All one expects from a luxury hotel was fulfilled, the staff was friendly and generally helpful. Turn down even provided all rooms with ice cubes every evening. We just wondered that there was no live music in the bar (although there is an impressive terrace) or that the concierge staff couldn’t recommend a beach with nice facilities (they didn’t have a cooperation with a nice beach club).
Annoying was that one always had to eat outside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner: they serve open air, only. If you get rid of the heat you have the choice between room service or bar menu (in the evening). But both menu cards are quite clear and offer nearly the same dishes you will get in the pool bar and you already know when having lunch there. The last evening we insisted that we don’t like to have dinner on the terrace anymore (the day was very hot: 38° celsius) and finally got the „permisson“ to choose from the restaurant card in the air conditioned bar – as an exception for that evening as the staff explicit sayed.
In total a nice stay but we probably won’t return in the summer season.
- Also Known As:
- Castillo Hotel Son Vida
- Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel Palma De Mallorca, Majorca
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a turreted 13th century building in a characteristic Mallorcan country house style. The hotel is surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and the golf course Son Vida and two other golf courses; Son Muntaner and Son Quint are only two minutes away. It offers magnificent views over the city and the bay of Palma. ... more less
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