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Son Julia Country House
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Llucmajor
Certificate of Excellence
Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good but not perfect”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

I left after a week with mixed feelings.

Certainly the finca itself is a great place to be in. Superbly renovated and put up to modern standards. The pool is very nice, the gardens are in good shape and well kept up. The rooms are big and the beds are great.

The breakfast is very good and largely enough. The meals in the restaurant are very fine, quickly served and high quality. The barbeque menu on Tuesdays is a must do.

But : you pay the price for perfection and you just don't get that

1) a room which is not cleaned when you arrive
2) a young student which needs to serve clients at the pool bar. A pool bar which is always largely understaffed and not offering enough variation in the snacks. The girl was doing her absolute best, but you can't make it all alone
3) no way to get a non German newspaper in the morning.
4) a gym with enough cardio sets, but a bit more variation would have been nice
5) a maitre d'hotel in the restaurant absolutely not worth the title. No idea about wines, no idea about working and serving
6) chickens running around at the pool coming from the neighbouring farms are nice the first time you see them, but when they start leaving poo over your towels the fun is quickly over
7) you only get 13 channels on your TV and 12 of them are German. This is simply unacceptable in the year 2012 in this range of hotels
8) i did not bring my laptop and had to check my mails on a computer that took 10 minutes to start up.

My conclusion : perfect surroundings, possibilty to reach perfection but management should start playing in first league instead of letting things go.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed at the Son Julia for 4 nights in July. To say we enjoyed it is an understatement. From the moment we drove in to the Finca we were lost for words.

The staff were extremely courteous and very helpful from booking restaurants to arranging a hairdressers appointment. The breakfasts were probably as good as we have had anywhere on our travels and after an early morning session in the gym they certainly satisfied our appetites. The dinner we had there on our first evening was also outstanding. Our room, with it's superb walk in shower and a whirlpool bath, was amazing and very tastefully decorated. The swimming pool provided a welcome retreat from the hot sun with its cabanas offering that bit of privacy so often missing in other pool areas.

The location of the Finca makes it an ideal spot for touring the island and for visiting Palma which is just a short drive away on the motorway.

We cannot recommend the Son Julia enough as it offers everything you will ever need for a relaxing break. We are definitely making a reservation for next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have just returned from an 8 night stay (our 4th repeat stay) it was simply perfect. The place, the staff , the food and service are outstanding. Everything is very relaxed but very efficient. The hotel is immaculate and the friendliness of the staff is exceptional. The tranquil setting makes it an ideal escape to chill and charge your batteries !
Fantastic

  • Stayed July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We just returned from the Son Julia Hotel having taken 18 people for my 50th Birthday.

We spent 4 nights in total luxury being spoiled by all the staff. The organisation of this weekend went very smoothly and exceeded all our expectations.

We cannot thank them enough for the most amazing weekend. Everything was absolutely perfect with our guests totally raving about the hotel, the food and the service, the whole weekend.

We had spent time working with Laura (their Events Manager) making menu's for each evening but also making sure there was plenty of variety so no two nights were the same.
The hotel also laid on a fabulous Wine Tasting event for us with a little quiz, it was a very special touch in the most amazing setting.
One night we organised a Spanish Buffet, which was very memorable with the Salt Crusted Sea Bass still being talked about!

The Private BBQ was also magnificent with the food perfectly organised, again, a very memorable evening.

The staff are totally charming and nothing that we asked for was too much.

It just goes to prove that you only get out of an experience what you put in and between Laura, my wife and myself, the whole weekend was faultless, amazing and perfect as we have not found one single thing to complain about!!!
To quote my brother on his experience of the weekend – ‘Top notch, stylish and classy’!

If you are thinking of any sort of private function (ie. a wedding, birthday etc..) we would totally recommend this hotel and their staff as, not only are then capable of hosting an event, but on top of that, the rooms are beautiful, the hotel setting is stunning, the food first class and plentiful and all your needs will be met without any question!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Just returned from a week at the Son Julia. If you are look for high quality peace and quiet - this is the place for you. We stayed 7 nights in a deluxe room which was amazing (large, cool and all the facilities). Breakfast is a must, served in the open air terrace - a great start to the day. Large swimming pool is outstanding and was not crowded on any day. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. We came away very relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed ours stay. We will return.
One thing - you do need a car unless you want to remain in the hotel for all your stay. The local town of Llucmajor has all the shops you need.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Son Julia Country House, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Dear Westwog,

We would like to thank you for your lovely opinion of our hotel. We strive to make our guests feel completely at ease and pampered throughout their stay, we are very happy that you had such a memorable stay with us and hope to welcome you back to the island soon!

The Son Julia Team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Last week,14/06 till 21/06/2012 we've stayed at the lovely pearl Son Julia at Llucmajor.Excellent Staff, gorgeous food and a lazy atmosphere.A perfect place for an escape from the stressy days in Belgium.We'll come back ,for sure!!A lovely pearl we can recommand to anybody who loves the sun and quit neighboarhood .Good balance between price/value.Keep on going Son Julia!!
Fam Dauwe Belgium

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Director Comercial at Son Julia Country House, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear JPD Borsbeke,

Thank you for your lovely comment about our hotel! We are very happy that you had such an enjoyable visit.
We hope to be able to welcome you back sooon!

The Son Julia Team
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We have now visited this hotel on four occasions and have always found the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. The Manager's response to a small problem last year was to upgrade our accommodation to an excellent suite this year, which was extremely welcome and a good resolution.

The quality of the food at the hotel is excellent, but vegetarians are not always well served with choice until special requests are made. A separate vegetarian menu would easily resolve this issue.

Overall, we would rate this hotel very highly and will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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sales95, Director Comercial at Son Julia Country House, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Dear Guests,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind recommendation of Son Julia. We are very happy to have made your visit a truly enjoyable one. We were vey happy to be able to give you an upgrade to a Suite. We will look into providing a vegetarian menu at our restaurant.

The Son Julia Team
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Property: Son Julia Country House
Address: Crta de S'arenal a Llucmajor S/N | Son Julia Cas Hereu, 07620, Llucmajor, Majorca, Spain
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Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Llucmajor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Llucmajor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Son Julia Country House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Son Julia boutique hotel is the perfect hideaway to escape from your daily routine. This 15th century mansion, located in the idyllic countryside of Mallorca, has an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. With its beautiful 300 year old rambling garden, inviting terraces and patio, this boutique hotel offers many facilities for both individual guests and families alike.With only 25 spacious rooms and suites this is the perfect environment to either unwind or to power up with sporting activities. ... more   less 
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