Every description of this hotel that I read before going does NOT do it justice. After spending 8 days traveling from city to city on the Spain mainland we could not wait for some peace and rest on the island of Mallorca. We had done our research and were pretty sure that we had selected a place far away from the crowds and families (as we are a late 20's early 30's couple). After landing, picking up our rent a car with nettocar.net (thank godness because the Hertz line was sickening, I'll review the car experience separately) we drove through Manacor towards, Sant Lorrenc where there are clear signs for Son Penya. As soon as you turn off the highway we knew it was exactly what we were looking for.
We were met by the host and taken on a tour of the grounds (which are small, so it was a short tour). Our room (#7) was right off of the main reception area, which concerened me at first because I was afraid there would be a lot of traffic and noise (this was BEFORE I realized there are only 12 rooms on the entire property). No need for worry. The room is decorated in white and cream and in a modern design. My boyfriend loves architecture and was amazed by the way the room and everything on the grounds blended in with the landcape.
The Room: King size bed, desk, safe where you can set you own lock numbers, mini-bar stocked with drinks, liquor etc. Amazing lighting options (yes options). The bathroom has a separate toilet room, a shower room (with two types of hand held shower hoses, and 4 nozzles) and a jacuzzi tub. They give you plenty of towels, 2 bathrobes and beige beach towels. There is a flat screened TV and satellite TV. Each room also has a semi-private patio with an umbrella and two lounge chairs.
The Grounds: The pool area is beautiful. Its one of those run over the side kind (see photos). Its also salt water, though less salty then the ocean. The dinning area has both inside and outside seating. There are also 3 lounge areas, one with a tv, another inside and one that is outside if you want a change in scenery. There is one computer and free internet access in the lounge attic area.
Dining: Breakfast is included with your stay and is great. It included a buffet option as well as omelet options. There were several kinds of juices, coffees, teas, croissants, rolls, salmon, ham, jelly's, fruit etc. Dinner was the best we had. I think it had a lot of french influences but it was amazing. Not cheap, but worth every dollar spent. We only expected to eat there once or twice and we ate there almost every night. A great, local wine collection as well.
My only suggestion is this place isn't really close (within 10 minutes) of a "happening" city. So if you need city life, and fine dining aside from what they offer it may not work for you. We went to a local market to buy water and snacks for the week, becuase we didn't want to use the minibar for everything.
But honestly this was the most relaxing, serene, most beautiful place that we ever stayed in. The staff was top notch and unobtrusive, the grounds beautiful and the food exquisite. We paid about $200 during busy season and I would recommend it to anyone.
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