Location: Palma – Mallorca
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: https://www.marriott.com/es/hotels/pmilc-castillo-hotel-son-vida-a-luxury-collection-hotel-mallorca/overview/
I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida and I must say, it was a truly memorable experience. Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a luxury hotel located in the hills overlooking the city of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The hotel is situated within a 13th-century castle that has been carefully restored and renovated to offer modern amenities while retaining its historic charm and grandeur. I love the fact that they still kept the ancient touches throughout the entire hotel while it has been modernized over the years. Behind every corner, there’s another surprise waiting for you. Paintings, pictures and other art work, it’s all there and I loved learning more about this historical place.
The hotel features 164 luxurious guest rooms and suites, each of which is elegantly furnished and decorated with classic and trendy touches. Many of the rooms offer stunning views over the city of Palma and the Mediterranean Sea. Part of the rooms are renovated last year and they did an amazing job. Let me tell you more about the rooms later.
From the moment I arrived, I was struck by the stunning panoramic views over Palma that greeted me, and these continued to take my breath away throughout my stay. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. The lobby at Castillo Hotel Son Vida is very luxuriously appointed and truly has this castle-feeling especially with the grand staircase.
Front desk staff was very welcoming and gave us all the information we needed to know about the hotel. Our room keys were handed in seconds and we were ready to explore our beautiful room.
As mentioned, the deluxe room we stayed in was very luxuriously appointed. I really appreciated the contemporary style. The room was large and offered comfortable beds and a cozy sitting area with nice couch and a design chair. The room has been decorated with style. The nice balcony with a panoramic view over the gardens was a great bonus!
Bathroom was a five star bathroom for sure with double sinks, large bath tub and a separate oversized (rain)shower. Separate toilet is always nice. The local toiletries were of a great quality, they smelled great.
One of the highlights of my stay was the massage I had at the hotel’s spa. The therapist was very nice and professional, and the treatment itself was simply wonderful. It began with a gentle scrub to prepare my skin, and then continued with a deeply relaxing massage that left me feeling completely rejuvenated. In some hotels, the treatment rooms are quite dark, but here at Castillo Son Vida there’s a lot of natural light that came in the room. Loved it. The spa area also has an indoor pool with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. That’s right, even when it’s raining you can enjoy a swim. A full size fitness facility is available as well!
Speaking of swimming, the outdoor pools are gorgeous. Surrounded by palm trees it makes you feel like you’re in paradise. As the hotel is located on a hill, the views are beautiful. Castillo Hotel Son Vida is surrounded by a golf course. The area is maintained in an excellent way as you would expect. And since this is an adults only hotel, there are no kids here.
The food at the hotel was truly exceptional, with a wide range of delicious dishes to choose from. Every meal I had was expertly prepared and beautifully presented, and I particularly enjoyed the breakfasts outside with the perfect picture view. The breakfast buffet has something to offer for anyone! I particularly liked the fresh orange juice, smoothies and local pastries. Oh, and we had the best table with the best view!
At night, we had dinner at Es Castell Restaurant. The meal began with a serving of ham and truffle croquettes, which were absolutely delicious. The croquettes were perfectly cooked, with a crispy exterior and a rich, creamy filling that was bursting with flavor. The truffle added a wonderful earthy note that complemented the ham perfectly, making for a truly memorable start to the meal.
For my main course, I opted for the lamb, and it was one of the best lamb dishes I have ever had. The lamb was perfectly cooked, with a tender, juicy texture and a wonderful depth of flavor that was both rich and subtle. The accompanying vegetables were also expertly prepared, with just the right amount of seasoning to bring out their natural sweetness and flavor.
For dessert, I couldn’t resist the crème brûlée, and it did not disappoint. The custard was perfectly smooth and creamy, with a rich vanilla flavor that was perfectly balanced by the crisp, caramelized sugar topping. It was the perfect ending to a truly exceptional meal.
An after drink in Bar Armas is highly recommended. Here you can see some ancient weapons while you enjoy a wonderful drink.
Castillo Hotel Son Vida is exquisite, with a wonderful sense of luxury and elegance in every corner. However, what really made my stay stand out was the exceptional level of service and attention to detail that I received from the staff.
Overall, I cannot recommend Castillo hotel Son Vida highly enough. If you’re looking for a truly special experience with exceptional views, food, and spa treatments, this is the place to be.