Hotel La Vila
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel La Vila Soller
We booked La Vila Hotel after reading the great reviews on this site. After quite a long journey we had a very warm welcome from Toni and he gave us a tour of his beautful hotel. Our room was excellent and spotlessly clean. Food in the restaurant was first class and was the best we had in Soller. Many thanks to Toni and his staff for making a very wet week in Soller extremely enjoyable. We'll be back.
Viel Atmosphäre, gute Küche
Wir waren 8 Tage in diesem Hotel, und zwar in Zimmer 3, zur ruhigen Gartenseite hin. Bereits vor der Anreise hatten wir einen der 4 Stellplätze in der Garage des Hotels reservieren lassen. Das kostet zwar 5 Euro pro Tag, ist aber angesichts der Parkplatzsituation in Soller zu empfehlen. Obwohl wir erst um 23 Uhr ankamen und der Koch schon nach Hause gegangen war, versorgten uns Toni - der Besitzer - und seine Gefährtin noch mit einem sehr schmackhaften Abendbrot, das wir auf der Hotel-Terrasse auf der Placa (wirklich einer der schönsten Mallorcas) einnehmen konnten. So ging es während des gesamten Aufenthalts weiter: Das gesamte Personal war superfreundlich.
Am meisten begeistert hat uns Luca, der italienische Koch, der übrigens wie Toni ausgezeichnet Deutsch spricht. Nach dem einen oder anderen Versuch in anderen Lokalen von Soller kehrten wir für den Rest des Urlaubs reumütig zu Luca zurück. Das Essen ist nicht billig, aber absolut seinen Preis wert. So hat es uns nicht erstaunt zu hören, dass der Koch auch schon mal Witzigmann über die Schulter linsen durfte.
Das attraktivste am Hotel selbst sind das wunderschöne Jugendstil-Treppenhaus, die dem entsprechende Ausstattung des Restaurants (in dem man auch frühstücken kann - jeden Morgen frischgepresster Orangensaft!) und der Garten. Serviert wird auch auf der über dem Garten liegenden kleinen Terrasse.
Unser Hotelzimmer war ein hoher, nicht sehr großer Raum mit französischem Fenster (2 Zimmer zur Placa-Seite hin haben Mini-Balkone). Abgesehen von Flachbildschirm (auch deutsche Programme) und Klimaanlage (die bei Bedarf auch heizt) beschränkt sich die Einrichtung auf das Nötigste: Betten, Nachttische, raumhoher Wandschrank, Tisch, ein (!) Sessel, alles zurückhaltend-geschmackvoll, wer jedoch Hilton-Standard erwartet, wird enttäuscht sein. Das Badezimmer mit Wanne dürfte auch anspruchsvollere Gäste befriedigen.
Wir gehören selbst der Altersgruppe der Senioren an und können von daher nicht ganz nachvollziehen, weshalb das Hotel für Senioren prinzipiell nicht geeignet sein soll. Lediglich für Menschen mit Gehbehinderung ist La Vila nicht geegnet, da alle Hotelzimmer nur über Treppen erreichbar sind.
Wir hoffen, bald wieder einmal die gastfreundliche Atmosphäre des La Vila genießen zu können.
Charmimg hotel with character
Stayed at LaVila with friends April 2nd & 3rd. The hotel is full of charming character - to me - Edwardian. Wonderful old bar area, staircase and dining area. The bedrooms (No. 4 at the back, and No.5 at the front) were tastefully decorated, had a nice bathroom and very clean. However, it is not just the decor that makes for an enjoyable stay, it is also the people that run it. Toni and the rest of the folk at LaVila are a delight. We were met with genuine welcome and he went out of his way to help us.
A few comments on the practical side of staying anywhere in central Soller - car parking is a nightmare. Few public car park spaces and on street parking payable from ( I recall) about 0900-1300 and 1600 - 2000hrs. Streets very narrow in places ( having to fold wing mirrors in) and in places full lock not enough to round corner in one go! If staying at LaVila worth asking Toni for advice on parking before arrival.
19th C Art Nouveau Downtown Magnificence
This is one of the finest indoor spaces in Soller that might have the most beautiful indoor spaces than any other. Management describes the hotel's overall look as Art nouveu with historical references to the 19th century." The lobby demonstrates the old and new sides of that style, with the warmth and comfort of modern, premium elegance everywhere you go, but such old-school touches as art of design lounges on the second level of the lobby overlooking the entrance foyer.
But the hotel is not content to simply rest on its architectural laurels. Unlike many other hotels, service and comfort were never sacrificed in the name of aesthetic principles. The staff is exceptional--prompt, responsive, cheerful and graced with a we-can-handle-any-request attitude. Everything in the hotel--from the lobby to the rooms to the restaurant--is warm and inviting, and the best rooms are enormous and very well-equipped.
The view from Sa Plaça-rooms have windows facing The Cathedral and Banco Santander Building, two Gaudi'school marvels in the Plaça de la constitució.
This is an unbelievable view, but also is spectacular the one from the garden-room window, which affords a look at the entirety of City valley and Tramuntana mountains.
The food and the wine are fine -- very good, even. As the plates were whisked away, I realized I was at the halfway point. My meal was halfway over. I could help but want to rewind, and start all over again. I really didn't want this meal to end.
The space is beautiful, and the well located. The hotel manages to gracefully meld old and new.
Lovely little hotel
A lovely little hotel, right in the heart of Soller. I read that this was once an old town house, opulently decorated (pretty much every surface is painted, stencilled or tiled!). It was lovingly restored and opened as a hotel about a year ago. I must admit, I spent each morning at breakfast staring at the beautiful wall tiles! Toni, the owner is very lucky to have found this place! And top marks for the restoration.
On the whole, our room was comfortable, and the meals we had here were decent and well presented.
The weather wasn't always that great during our stay, so we were not able to sit out in the garden - I guess that was the only down side.
One of majorca;s finest hotels
Total 5 star quality, the staff the food the rooms, The way toni has restored it to its former glory is a sight to be seen,We are going back again as soon as we can....wadsaway
What a find!! Lovely.
We stayed at La Vila for 5 nights in Feb 07... loved it! Very comfortable, very friendly staff, generous breakfast in beautifully restored restaurant, restaurant food of a very high standard (and reasonably priced too), great location for everything in Soller, and handy to have parking available too.
The owner Toni was really helpful with arrangements and queries before hand and during our stay.
We'd definately recommend to couples/older families wanting a beautiful, traditional place to stay in central Soller, with all the luxury of a recently and well restored hotel. We'll definately stay here again, next time we're in Soller.
We stayed at the Hotel La Vila for 3 days/nights when we were in town for a wedding. The hotel is excellent - lovely rooms, great ambiance, great food and the staff is terrific. The owner Toni was a gem, especially considering I had mucked up our reservation. Toni and Tanya (runs the bar) were terrific in dealing with our many questions, making reservations for dinner and being generally helpful. The price is very reasonable and is a bargin for the quality of the hotel and the service. I would highly recommend the Hotel La Vila and would absolutely stay there again if we ever go back to Mallorca.
Loved La Vila
We found La Vila by chance, having had problems with a rented apartment in Soller, the welcome was friendly and warm and the staff could not have been more helpful. Toni, the owner, even drove us to Port de Soller when we found all the taxis out and we had missed the last tram for our lunch booking! The room was clean, overlooking beautiful gardens, where we had an excellent breakfast on the terrace. The building has been magnificently restored with paintwork and tiles reflecting the original style, the whole experience was excellent and very good value for money.
Hip, historic, heaven
We have just spent five nights at the Hotel la Vila in Soller, Majorca which opened in Spring 2006 and what a find.
It is a small old town house, beautifully restored, overlooking the bustling town square of Soller. The staff are friendly,
helpful and efficient.
The hotel has 8 bedrooms, 4 overlooking the town square and 4 overlooking the delightful courtyard garden.
The rooms are simple, elegant and have efficient / quiet air conditioning. You can eat in the dining room, terrace
or garden, which is candle lit at night. It is a peaceful and relaxing place, although late night diners may disturb
you, if you are a light sleeper and retire before midnight when the restaurant closes.
Soller is a traditional Mallorcan town not spolit by concrete! The square has plenty of bars and restaurants
(recommend 'Sa Cova' for it's variety and quality). The tram to Port Soller cuts through the square, adding ambience
and a convenient link to the Port. It connects with the old 'orange route' train to Palma. The botanic gardens in Soller
are well worth a visit and if you fancy a cheap thrill, take the bus to Deia or Valldemossa for a couple of euros.
See the hotels own website for photos, etc.
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... Majorca coast, stopping off for a swim in the sea and arriving at Camp de Mar. A couple of hours on the beach and in the sea and we headed back to the boat for a delicious lunch of paella, salad, and ensaimadas (local cake type thing) - and lots of sangria and cava! The journey back meant sailing into the waves which meant for a very bumpy ride - all of which was very fun rather than scary or stomach churning. There was quite a lot of spray to keep us cool as well... Admittedly ...
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