Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel
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... we located the trail head for Barranc de Biniaraix.. and we hiked to the top of a damn mountain. We ended up meeting a group of older people and decided to join them. I figured they were old, I should be able to keep up. Well, let me tell you something. They kicked my ass! They hike every weekend multiple times a weekend and are in great shape. ...
... learned a bit about being behind the reception desk, but I mostly learned how to make freaking awesome coffee in those fancy espresso machines! It was amazing. Fernando is the waiter and he's super cool and patient. Today I made espresso, cafes, cafe con leche, americanos and a cappuccino! Probably going to be one of my ...
... not sure what it is! The view from up there was beautiful though!
Next we went to Mirador de Formentor. This was just beautiful! The views in Mallorca are just amazing, I don't think I'll ever get used to it. The water is so blue and the cliffs are just gorgeous! We ended up eating our lunch here and it was a perfect picnic. Later we went to the Playa de Formentor. The most beautiful beach I've ever ...
... All super interesting looking and of course, adorable.
There's good news about my internship! I have an interview on Tuesday at the Santa Clara Hotel. Click on that blue link and it will take you to the hotels website! If I get the internship, I'll be working as a receptionist and filling in all over when I can. Another part of my job is that in the evenings I'll be serving beverages in the bar! I'm really excited for this!!!
... of the common areas there is a market that is up almost every Sunday. There was tons of homemade goods and clothing! The food smelled delicious and the free samples made my mouth water for more!
After the market we continued to walk to this lookout. It took about an hour to walk to there and it was all up hill... What a work out! It wasn't too bad but a lot of people were complaining :/ . Once we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel Palma
My wife and I have just returned from a week at Castillo Son Vida, what a great week, we
Excellent service, best value for money
I stayed with my husband from 31/5/2006 till 07/06/2006.
We are more than pleased from the services and the kindness of the stuff.
We would certanly prefer Castillo Son Vida for our next visit to Mallorca!!
We have just returned from a 4 night stay at this fantastic hotel. After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor we were keen to try it out, but didn't really have great expectations as we had not heard of the hotel before.
Do not hesitate, just go. One of the finest hotels I have EVER stayed in. Beautifully refinished down to the last detail. I knew it was my style when they picked us up from the airport in a Bentley. We had a butler but didn't even need him because the service is IMPECCABLE. Beautiful view from our room over the patio, Palma and the ocean. The food was great (I'm not a fan of European food, but this was above average). Loved the pool service, concierge is the best, my husband loved the cigar bar. Had a good laugh in the unisex sauna/turkish baths...you'll see.
We have just arrived back from our stay at the Castillo. We arrived on 14th February 2006, the Opening Day after the Hotel had been closed a year for full refurbishment. It was utter chaos, the Hotel is'nt really finished yet and first impressions were we want to leave, however I'm glad we did'nt. The refurbishment is magnificent, our room was absolutely beautiful, total luxury with a view towards Palma and the Sea. But the very best thing of all was the "staff", they were wonderful every single one of them, so pleasant, enthusiatic, just great and we feel so privileged to have been part of this Opening. Not everything went quite right on the day, but after all we are all human and some things are out of our control, but when we did find a problem they addressed it and dealt with it as soon as they could they were so apologetic, it was a learning curve for all of us but we felt as if we belonged - almost like a large family. The next day my husband and I both had a massage with aromatherapy oils "fantastic" in the lovely peaceful Spa - do try this when you go, you won't be disappointed. We know this Hotel and the staff will get it right very shortly no doubt about it - "teething problems - thats all" and we can't wait to go back, I only hope they will have room for us. I would have included some photos but unfortunately for us our car was broken into at the Carrefore Supermarket by the Airport on the way to the Hotel and we lost every piece of luggage - beware I believe there are "gangs" targetting the Car Parks
We had the pleasure of staying at this hotel on our honeymoon in June 2004. The staff and the hotel was great. The rooms are well kept and large - ours was a double which had a separate sitting room. Great views from the outdoor patio as the hotel is set in the hills. This hotel is an absolute must if you have the chance to visit Mallorca-- which is a wonderful island. My husband and I generally stay at better quality (4-5 star ) hotels, and some really don't deserve their rating, but this one honestly does. There is no other place I'd consider staying if we go back!
Won't want to leave the hotel
We spent a weekend here a couple of years ago. It's expansive and tranquil and the rooms are deliciously old-fashioned in a Sean Connery James Bond sort of way. It's about a 20-minute drive to the center of Palma. Two pools, an enormous terrace with chaises and views of Palma and the sea, will make you regret leaving the place at all. Expensive, but the mood is relaxed and the place is big enough that you don't feel intruded upon by other guests. Good for people wanting privacy and to get away from it all in a natural setting. Golf nearby.
We spend a week there and was satisfied with almost everything. The service was perfect at the frontdesk, the special taxi taking us to and from the airport, the cleaningwomen, the food and service in the restaurant "Il Jardin". the service at the grand buffet every morning.The only complaint we have is that the restaurant serving in the evening (Bellver) is not living up to the standard of the rest. The food (the only evening we spent there -5 people) was not up to standard and the buffet neither.
The hotel was pure luxury that we did not want to leave the hotel to visit the Island.
Paradise in Palma
We went to this hotel in July for a family wedding...it was magic. The hotel was excellent with the views from the Terrace magnificent. The choice of food and drinks was excellent with a wonderful buffet breakfast every morning. It was too hot to play gold but we will return when thw weather is cooller. The staff were very friendly and very good with children and "oldies" alike. Definitely a must visit Mike Ward