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Es Moli Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Deia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Beautiful hotel in fantastic setting. Very good service and fantastic breakfast. Musical evenings very nice. have been several times and happy to see same staff over 25 years still there. My partners first visit and despite the challenging terrain he felt the views and ambience made it all worth it. At the end of our stay we were very relaxed.Will be returning

Room Tip: rooms in the annexe nice but too many steps up to get there
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Booked in here just for one night for taste of luxury as travelling round the island. Have to agree with previous reviewer mainly middle class returners come here, not sure how Thomsons guests are going to fit in! A traditional rather old fashioned hotel bordering on snobbery. An example: we decided to have our evening meal in the hotel as staying for only 1 night, the evening was quite cool but the majority of tables were outside on the terrace (which was very nice), too cool for us however, we walked straight in and sat down on an inside table, I thought the head waiter was going to have a coronary, think he wanted to choose a table for us, tried his best to move us, not sure why as the table wasn't reserved but he continued to look agitated all evening.The food was good, we had steak and it was lovely, veg were okay. The hotel is very peaceful, bit disappointed with the bathroom there was no bath just a shower and our room was a superior with balcony. Never got to go into pool as the weather was dull the day we were there, it looked okay, I could smell the chlorine which was strong when walking past it and the sunbeds are quite close together around the pool although there are many private places in the gardens to sunbathe. It is quite difficult to write a fair review with only spending one night in the hotel, however glad we did as I would not return to this hotel, as feel it is for a certain type of traveller, like minded middle class, elderly right wingers.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Another lovely stay at the es moli. This hotel is comfortable, genteel and relaxing. The staff are excellent and the views are stunning. It would have been nice to have more sunshine to enjoy the lovely outdoor spaces but there's nothing the hotel can do about that! We enjoyed sitting in the comfortable lounge taking in the fabulous views. Not sure what other reviewers mean about the smell - it just smelt clean to me!
Lovely walk down to Cala Deya and also to the village where we had some great food. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

5 day sojurn. Loved everything, particularily the sunbathing terraces at the private 'beach' with the excellent beach bar and picture perfect setting. Found the generally quiet and genteel atmosphere very relaxing and peaceful. Enjoyed the challenge of being on a mountainside: steps/stairs and steep walks everywhere particularly as we were in the top floor of the annex (much fitter at end of stay but perhaps the main hotel next time with a standard room as, in Sepetmber, there isnt a great deal of sun on the balconies). Easy transfer from airport (40 mins) local Deia/hotel taxi 60 euros, airport taxi 50, and definitely a good idea not to be self driving on the mountain roads!. Other guests had hire cars but found they didnt need them. Planned to do bus trips to adjoining villages, but ended up spending all the time in Deia and district which was a pleasure to explore, and the hotel 'beach'. On B&B basis so ate out in Deia most evenings with ample choice, didnt manage to book in advance for dinner at the Village Cafe, but lunch there confirmed the great service, quality of the food and value. One Tapas evening meal in the hotel: food great, service excellent, wine selection ideal, and compared to restaurants in Deia, very good value. Hotel very flexible about checkout for our evening flght: we were able to use facilities including end of day changing room/shower and keep account open until the taxi arrived. Staff always smiling, welcoming and helpful. Close to perfect experience and worth another visit!

Room Tip: steps/stairs and steep walks everywhere particularly as we were in the top floor of the annex (much...
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I just got back yesterday from a stay at this hotel. The breakfast was fantastic, so much variety and tasted good. It is a very pretty hotel with a lot of amenities. The downsides I found to this hotel was that it did smell funny (as mentioned in a previous review). Also the reception staff during the day were not particularly helpful and quite uptight - we asked a reception staff member to call 3 restaurants for us to book a table for that evening at one of the restaurants. On our return we found that no table had been booked and only 'messages' left with the restaurants. This meant another 30 minutes trying to reserve a table on our return when we should have been relaxing and getting ready for our evening out. Also there is a rather dopey young female on reception who gets on one's nerves and is rather slow. Be warned, if you stay in Deia, taxis are not easy to get and it requires booking well in advance. Its also cheaper to get a taxi from the airport to the hotel then pay for the hotel's own taxi pick up service. Also the spa prices are more expensive than in central London so we did not use the spa unfortunately.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We arrived on a 9 night half board package holiday from 24/9 booked directly with Jet2 Holidays (this hotel is listed as one of their Indulgent Escapes).
After speedy transits through East Midlands & Palma airports we were whisked away by taxi on the approx 40 minute trip to the Hotel Es Moli.
Have visited Mallorca 7 or 8 times over the years, always staying in good quality hotels, and had seen this hotel whilst driving through the village of a Deia a couple of years ago.
Our initial impressions of the hotel were confirmed over the time of our stay and we believe it to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in anywhere.
As has been said by a previous reviewer, don't expect modern chic for this is unashamedly a traditional hotel, but with very high standards all round.
My wife and I were allocated a comfortable, spotlessly clean third floor room looking towards the village and the sea (20 mins walk to the cove at Cala Deia along an unmade track through old olive groves etc - not for anyone with mobility issues!). Everywhere throughout the hotel looked freshly decorated, although we were there towards the end of the season (hotel closes end October until April 2014).
The hotel has its own bathing cove at La Muleta and provides free coach transfers at regular intervals through the day. This was excellent, with several shaded terraces and sea bathing. Masks/snorkels etc are offered free of charge and the water was wonderfully clear with shoals of small fish. There is a small bar from which snacks are available.
Meals in the hotel on the half board package were buffet at breakfast, with a decent choice, and waiter served in the evening. We took all our meals outside and service, food quality etc was excellent. More in the way of a good quality a la carte restaurant than the usual hotel fayre. Some nightly musical entertainment, but of varied quality.
There are several ways to walk up to the village centre and reception staff always ready to help and advise. We found the Village Cafe excellent for lunches and guests we met on B&B told us they enjoyed evening meals there.
The only mistake we made was to have a hire car, which we collected from the airport part way through the stay. We thought it would be useful for touring and cancelled the included return taxi to the airport but, in reality we only used it a coupe of days. The local buses will take you to Valldemossa, Palma or Soller and fares are very reasonable (€2.85 each to Palma). Main attraction of using the buses was for the views. Additionally, the roads are largely narrow and winding, so a great deal of care is required, especially when some idiots forget they should be driving on the right, particularly on some of the numerous hairpin bends! Main arterial roads are good, but once off these is where the fun begins.
Overall, we had a fabulous holiday and will almost certainly return to Es Moli.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Es Moli is a superb hotel but to truly enjoy what it has to offer, you must not expect a sleeky designed, 'boutique hotel' with minimalist decor, urban cocktail bar and giant flat screen tvs in the rooms. The only hip thing about this hotel is the dicussion of hip replacement operations amognst the guests, who are, as many have noted, very polite, rather elderly middle class Daily Mail readers that have been holidaying here for decades and could well have stepped out of an Agatha Christie novel. They are predominantly British and many of them know each other from crossing each others' paths and discussing the weather around the pool for years and years which makes for an atmosphere that blends a Gentleman's Club with the WI. My husband and I were the youngest couple by several decades but didn't mind one bit, for that there are no children hurtling down the corridors and yelping around the pool makes for a very peaceful stay.
The rooms are well sized and although many of them have been recently renovated, there remain some decidedly old fashion touches: the clunky old telephones, the bedside lighting ( no spot lights for reading or dimmer switch), the cheap plastic clothes hangers and the mini bar with its printed instruction that it is not to be used for storing your own drinks. I found the plethora of little printed notices rather irritating, but was glad of the one asking people not to towel-hog loungers by the pool as this may have been a problem otherwise.
The food here is very good and for 25 euros or so for the evening meal on half board, fantastic value. The range of dishes on offer was always interesting and varied every night without the sense that the kitchen was recycling much the same thing but with different vegetables, or simply masked by a change in sauce. We ended up dining out in Deia for just one of 7 nights, and ate extremely well. I must also add that the wines were very good value and absolutely delicious. After dinner, many of the guests linger in the lounge and the hotel has made a concerted effort to create a lively atmosphere in the bar by providing live music some nights....

My only complaint after staying there twice this year is that whilst the staff are supernaturally friendly and helpful, there are not enough of them. That there are only 2 porters to service a near constant flow of arrivals and departures means that we had no help with our bags on arrival and had to wait a long time for help on departure. It seems a daft move on behalf of the management to give such a bad first and last impression of one's stay, but the bit inbetween more than made up for this oversight.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Ctra. Valldemossa - Deia, 07179 Deia, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Deia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Deia
Price Range: $145 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Es Moli Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Es Moli, originally a 17th century manor house, converted into a 4-star hotel in 1965. Located on the wild and romantic north-west coast of Majorca, on a slope opposite to the village of Deia, with extensive views of the hillside and valley down to the blue waters of the sea. Es Moli has a total of 87 rooms all equipped with mini-bar, telephone, safe, satellite TV, WiFi and air-conditioning, the bathrooms with bath or shower have a hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. The hotel offers a beautiful garden with a 100-foot heated swimming pool, gym, beauty treatments and tennis court. There is free transport to a nearby private cove with crystal-clear waters, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, changing rooms and a snack bar. Our restaurant spoils your palate with exquisite dishes of national and international cuisine.Es Moli is a true haven of peace and tranquility in one of the privileged landscapes of the world. ... more   less 
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