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Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca

Carrer Raixa, 2 Urbanizacion Son Vida, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
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#36 of 95 hotels in Palma de Mallorca
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4.5
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.1
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Classic
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English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 1 more
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jmcewen28 wrote a review Dec 2023
Dallas, Texas113 contributions55 helpful votes
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Wonderful property and amazing staff! The location is a little far out from the city but the grounds and pool was perfect. The staff at the pool and restaurants were wonderful and very attentive after a few calls were made.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Michele O wrote a review Oct 2023
Palo Alto, California115 contributions76 helpful votes
We were here for a couples getaway with other couples for golf and sightseeing. There were so many things about the property that were very well appointed and I would consider to be 5*— the breakfast buffet was beautiful, had many choices, even for a vegetarian, and the tables and service at breakfast were so lovely. Coffee was refilled in a timely manner, and I take mine with frothed oat milk (avena) and they were always happy to accommodate. The service in general was excellent from Luis the concierge to the sweet cleaning people. I used the complimentary spa area (Finnish hot spa, bio hot spa, relaxation area, fitness center), and also sat around the pool one day. PROS: The food was quite good from room service. Gazpacho, grilled veggies. The gratis spa area was nice. The pool was too cold for me, but the chairs and the pool area were appealing. There was even a lifeguard. Service in general was excellent. The breakfast buffet was really really good, with many delicious choices—my fav was the mango chia pudding. The Bar Armas had a nice singer on Wednesday night that was lovely while having cocktails and the free bar nuts/snacks were a nice addition. There is a water station at the driveway that is so convenient especially for the golfers since it’s near the golf bag storage closet. The fitness center was bright, with big windows and air flow and plenty of equipment. I noticed that they even have a sensor that motions the CO2 level/pollution in the room, and the cold water station inside the room works well. CONS: The terrible smell in the lobby which smelled like sewage was almost unbearable by day 5. I don’t know if it was an actual sewage problem or something else, but everyone in our group noticed it and felt it was an awful smell. The pool service for drinks and food was quite slow—not the fault of the poor pool waiter as he was running to keep up with the entire pool area and he seemed by himself. I also agree with the post that mentioned that the restaurant could use a weekly “specials” list. The “hot tub” near the indoor pool was not hot—it’s lukewarm, so would be nice if this was actually hot. GOLF: I only played Son Muntaneer and not the other two as we drove to other courses on the island for our other golf days. I thought Son Muntaneer was absolutely gorgeous and very walkable. The mist in the morning, and the beautiful olive tree landscape made this one of my favorites I have ever played. It was long for women (5700+), as my home course is around 5300. The golf attendants were so cheery and helpful and they give you a piece of fruit when you start. There is a practice driving range and a practice putting area, but the chipping area is for members only (go figure—makes no sense to me). Watch for the tree called El Capitan, the oldest olive tree on the island. Quite pretty! We also played Alcanada which was equally good but 30 min away. This was a wonderful home base for seeing Mallorca and I would definitely recommend it for a golf & sightseeing vacation. Make sure you make time to see: Deia, Valldemossa, Soller, Son Foradada, Andratx.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Anthony D wrote a review Oct 2023
Yarm14 contributions32 helpful votes
The previous director, Oscar, was doing a very much better job. Standards are inconsistent, with clear deficiencies in training and calibre of many staff members. The building itself, remains the most attractive feature of the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Ramon Ballester, Guest Services / Front Office at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
Responded Oct 10, 2023
Dear Anthony D, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are sorry that in this occasion we did not met your expectations in terms of service. We appreciate your feedback as it is, a very valuable tool to learn from it and to correct the issues to improve in the near future. We would be grateful if you consider us again for your future stay and in this occasion exceed your expectations Your sinceraly Ramon Ballester
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Melanie S wrote a review Oct 2023
Thornborough, United Kingdom32 contributions45 helpful votes
A lovely old building, with lots of old paintings etc inside to enjoy, but we experienced quite a few problems. We booked a 2-week holiday at this hotel, half-board. We were not told on booking that ‘half-board’ apparently meant a very limited menu (most of which I could not eat, due to allergies). We were presented with this on about our third day, having eaten from the a la carte menu until then. Even the a la carte menu is quite limited, but the one we were asked to choose from only had 2 Choices per course! We contacted our travel agent, who got in touch with the hotel and told us it was sorted out, and we could choose from the a la carte menu each evening in future; however, this did not seem to have been conveyed to the restaurant staff, who kept telling us each evening to choose from the limited menu. This was very embarrassing when done in front of other guests. We had asked for a quiet room (having booked a grand deluxe with a sea view), but we were given a room directly over the bar, overlooking the main terrace where entertainment took place most evenings, and where large gatherings of visiting groups were held. It did have a beautiful view over the bay, though. There were many large groups in the hotel while we were there, which we had not been warned about, and some of which were quite disruptive. When the large groups ate at the hotel, it meant the service to ‘’normal’ guests like us was not very good, as priority seemed to be given to the groups. There was one large (210 guests) wedding, with a very loud group playing near the restaurant where we were trying to have a nice quiet meal. Apparently a wedding is held there every 2 weeks. On the day we left, 280 delegates arrived from the USA for a conference. We were VERY glad to be leaving! So if you are thinking of booking here for a peaceful couples holiday, it might be worth checking beforehand what other plans the hotel has for that period.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Check what large groups are due to be there when you are
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Response from Ramon Ballester, Guest Services / Front Office at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
Responded Oct 3, 2023
Dear melaniesL1856WT, we thank you for having chosen our Castillo for your recent stay and for sharing the feedback with us. We are sorry that we did not met your expectations and for the inconveniences caused to you. We would like to recover your trust and i am at your disposal in case you would return to arrange the right room assigment up to your wishes and also to inform you at the time of the booking if there is any private or corporate event during this period. Looking forward to the pleausure of welcoming you again Ramon Ballester ramon.ballester@luxurycollection.com
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KevAndDulce wrote a review Sep 2023
Maidstone, United Kingdom452 contributions177 helpful votes
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Not too sure what Laura T is going on about below. Our experience was fantastic. Never ever a queue for breakfast, never had to move my own sun lounger and always got offered a drink by attentive staff around the pool area. There was one lifeguard who spent most of the time on his mobile and clearly didn’t want to be there! You’ll soon spot which one he is! Amazing view over Palma, luxury villas and the surrounding golf courses. Stunning property full of character and charm. Special mentions to the following team members who went above and beyond: Eleonora - breakfast & lunch Luis - concierge Zak - breakfast and pool drinks Alejandro - pool bar & restaurant Ferran - Reception Laura - Bar Adrian - concierge Lifeguards (apart from Mr Miserable)
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Laura T wrote a review Aug 2023
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We visited here in July and it was an edifying experience. Returned in August and it was a shambles. The hotel level of service is below average. Most mornings we had to find and sort our sun beds the pool attendant works from 7-6 apparently but at 1030am we were having to do it ourselves opening and securing umberellas and moving dirty food trays from the previous night and sourcing pool towels etc. The staff who clean and look after the property having little regard for Guests who want to sleep spending most of the day shouting to each other across hallways and entire restaurants dropping cutlery scraping furniture across the stone floors. The turn down service is erratic with soap and amenities not refilled. Water not always delivered. The garden rooms are in habituated by weeds and there is an overpowering scent of sewage in certain areas of the lower areas. Poolside service is hit and miss with guests having to traipse upstairs to find a drink. The breakfast seems to invoke queues when there are adequate tables available. Mobile phones are in use in all areas so that all guests are privy to simultaneous multiple loud conversations. A beautiful property and setting that has a handful of good staff but is generally lacking in the above areas of management.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the breakfast queues. Beware of lack of taxis and long waits
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Response from Ramon Ballester, Guest Services / Front Office at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
Responded Aug 29, 2023
Dear Laura T, Thank you very much for your loyalty as for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are extremelly sorry , that in this ocassion we haven't met your expectactions. We appreciate your comments and you can be sure we will use them to correct these issues and hope we are able to exceed your expectactions on your next visit. with our best regards Ramon Ballester
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Jackie V wrote a review Aug 2023
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Let me start by saying we absolutely loved this property. The hotel is part of Marriott’s luxury collection and there’s a reason- it is indeed luxurious. It feels like you’re being taken back in time to another world. The views, the terrace, the pool, the location, all just stunning. However, and it pains me to say this because the hotel really is glorious… there is a smell in the main part of the hotel… a smell that has a life of its own. If it wasn’t for this stench, I definitely would have left 5 stars. Imagine a scent so potent, it could bring tears to a skunk's eyes and make a sewer rat ask for a breath mint. It's the olfactory equivalent of a surprise party thrown by a herd of unwashed gym socks - an aroma so foul, even your nostrils put on gas masks. If "stink" were an art form, this would be the masterpiece, a fragrance that makes you wonder if the odor molecules themselves are holding their noses. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: "Eau de Rancid Surprise!" It's like a bouquet of rotten eggs and Limburger cheese, with just a hint of wet dog on a hot summer day. Wear it if you dare, but be prepared to clear a room faster than a fire alarm. When we asked the reception what on earth that the stench was, the poor man couldn’t even deny it. How could he though? Our eyes were watering right in front of him. I can’t say I truly understood the explanation- something about rancid water from the rain- but it permeates the entire lobby and first floor. We saw 2 ladies race each other for the door just to get outside for fresh air. If they can fix this demonic stink, I would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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LosZorros wrote a review Aug 2023
Leicestershire, United Kingdom661 contributions323 helpful votes
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This is now an annual stay due to the quality of the hotel, excellent service, proximity to Palma old town and golf courses with free shuttle bus. This is a 5 Star Hotel & Golf experience. Friendly check in and efficient golf bags and luggage assistance. Lovely room. Very comfortable bed. Good balcony. Good view overlooking hotel on front 8th floor. Wide choice of breakfast with superb service. Everyone helpful, approachable and friendly. Excellent poolside service, including making up the pool beds and constant drinks service. Good pool area. Great golf course at Son Vida (6 rounds in 7 days). Shuttle bus to the 3 golf courses is a first class service. 15 minutes in a taxi to Palma old town for tapas experiences. One of the best hotel bars you will find anywhere, overlooking Palma. Superb concierge assistance always looking out for you at the front of the hotel. Adrian went out of his way one evening when taxis were scarce, to get us a lift in the golf shuttle bus to a bus stop. Service like that is why we return to this fantastic hotel. Everyone made our stay so comfortable. Terrific hotel !!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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James B wrote a review Aug 2023
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We were welcomed continually each day with a disgusting smell of toilets/drains/waste from the entrance to reception to the restaurant, this smell was present all day for our entire stay. This was made even worse by one of the ‘cheap’ stores selling non brand fragrances that were pumped into the hotel and restaurant during breakfast. The breakfast service was below par with rude staff and everyday issues with begging to get a coffee! Every table complaining that their coffee order hadn’t arrived after ordering it more than 20 mins before. One night we tried the restaurant for dinner and had to send the steak and lamb dishes back as they were both uneatable, over cooked, dry and I’m sure we would have still been chewing next morning. The room doesn’t have any tea or coffee making facilities, maybe not important to everyone but we enjoy an espresso in the morning before going for a run/walk/exercise and a tea later in the day. When asking for a kettle or coffee machine, we were met with different departments, bringing different things, one person brought a kettle but not tea, coffee or cups, then someone brought nespresso capsules but when we asked for a machine they said they don’t have them! So no coffee or tea then. The swimming pool area is concrete and soulless, which I’m sure appeals to some but it made us want to leave the hotel each day and find other pools/beaches/beach clubs. There are other minor issues (house branded water in a carton costing 5.5 EUR) that in other hotels is handed out for free, but don’t want to rant further. Unfortunately this hotel doesn’t feel like deserves 5 stars. Positives: Nice location, rooms are clean and recently renovated.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 10, 2023
Dear JimmyBTraveller, thank you very much for your visit and for sharing your feedback . We are very gratetul for your comments and apologize for not having met your expectations. We taken them as a way to improve our services and hope we are able to provide a lovely experience on your next visit to Mallorca. We stay at your entire disposal for any further information, you may need. with our best regards from Mallorca Ramon
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Luis L wrote a review Jul 2023
Orlando, Florida94 contributions61 helpful votes
Romantic 💘 Escape! Adults only golf resort. Great ambiance, vibe and atmosphere. Excellent restaurants with ample menu. Great bar selection, good whiskey 🥃 and wine selection! Enjoy the pool view of Palma skylight at night enjoying your favorite drink.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Adults only resort! No kids.
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Which popular attractions are close to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de Mallorca (3.3 miles), Escape room QuestQuest (3.9 miles), and Mission: Escape (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Izakaya High Japanese Cuisine, Hungry Gastro Food Bar, and Kaizen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca have airport transportation?
Yes, Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Catalan.