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Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Ranked #8 of 73 Hotels in Palma de Mallorca
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London, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
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“Extraordinary”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Really a great place. Very secluded. Attentive staff. Food overpriced though.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dear Alejandro from London,

thank you for choosing the Luxury Collection and hope to welcome you soon again at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida.
We really appreciate your comments.

Kind regards from Spain

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

My husband and I traveled to Mallorca for the first time and had a wonderful vacation. I have to say that the Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a beautiful hotel. Our room was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in, with amazing attention to detail. And we have traveled to some very nice hotels in Europe, in the past. We were there off-season (Thanksgiving week 2011) which made the hotel quiet, and we obviously did not use the pool. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. I have to say that out of all the Starwood Luxury Collection hotels we have stayed in (Gritti Palace in Venice, others in Rome, Greece, France), this was the best experience for us.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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JVeensma, General Manager at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, 13 January 2012
Buenas tardes dear clients form Hillsborough,

thank you for sharing your luxury collection experiences with us, it was an honor to have you in our Hotel.

Kind regards from Mallorca

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2012

This Luxury Collection hotel is fantastic ! I was there twice already and every time the experience was great. The hotel was built in the 13th century, surrounded by subtropical lush gardens and incomparable views of the bay of Palma, this enchanting castle invites you to dream. I had a wonderful time over there and certainly will be back again. You will feel like in a dream once you walk in to the property. Fantastic paintings, beautiful rooms, great spa and amazing food in good restaurants - all in the hotel ! We just loved it first time in October 2009 and came back in October 2010 with friends. Amazing property! Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Deluxe room has a great balcony with a fantastic view! Also you will have a glass window in the bath...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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JVeensma, General Manager at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Hello Cork,

Thank you very much for your nice comments and it makes us proud that you had a luxury collection experience in our Hotel.
Hope to welcome you soon again.

kind regards from sunny Mallorca

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

My husand and I stayed at this hotel during the summer. Fortunately, it is everything you would expect- beautiful, clean, great pool, nice rooms, and the breakfast was fantastic. The concierge and reception staff was also incredibly welcoming and helpful.

With that said, because this hotel is a part of a large hotel chain, there's nothing special or endearing that I can say about this hotel because it's very similar to any other 4-5 star hotel.

The best thing about this hotel is the pool. It's so relaxing and offers the perfect place to rest and enjoy the sun. We also played golf and the course is beautiful.

The downfalls are you are far away from the town and beach. The beaches in Majorca are some of the most beautiful in the world, and you don't have access to them from the Castillo unless you rent a car or take a cab. Also, the food and drinks are very expensive, but since you have no other choice other than going into town, you are stuck paying for them.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

This is definetly one of the best hotels I have ever been to. It is perfectly run and offers more than you ever need.

The rooms are huge and have two bathrooms a seperate walk-in closet as well as a bed room and a seperate living room.

The service is more than welcoming and the staff is more than eager to get you everything you need even bofore you thought about it.

All in all a fantastiv hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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JVeensma, General Manager at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
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Liebe Gäste aus Nürnberg,

Herzlichen Dank für Ihre netten Worte, das gesamte Team hat sich sehr darüber gefreut.

Wir hoffen sie besuchen uns bald wieder.

Sonnige Grüsse aus Mallorca

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights in mid December. From the moment of arrival we were made extremely welcome by Wilem who performed our check-in kindly and efficiently. The whole place is opulent - a beautiful property full of beautiful paintings and antique furniture. Every piece is interesting. The room was extremely comfortable. The view from both room and the terrace must be the envy of all in Palma. The service from all the hotel staff was never less than excellent. Very convenient for the town by either taxi - 12 euro, or the bus 1.25 euro, only about 10 minutes. I would highly recommend this hotel if you wasnt to feel extra special.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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JVeensma, General Manager at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2011
Dear clients from London,

"Happy Holidays" whishes from Mallorca and thank you very much for your nice comments.

Kind regards

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

What a fantastic hotel, a true 5* experience. The hotel is beautiful, stunning views on the bay of Palma de Mallorca, beautiful surroundings, fantastic swimming pools, etc. The hotel is very classy but not pretentious. We had a beautiful room with spectacular views. The staff was very helpful, very service-oriented and very friendly. The food in the restaurant was ok, not very special.

We were here for a weekend, but we will sure come back during the summer to enjoy the pools.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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JVeensma, General Manager at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2011
Lieve Gasten uit Amsterdam,

Fantastische feestdagen gewenst door het Team van Castillo Hotel Son Vida...

Thank you very much for your warm comments and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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Property: Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Address: Carrer Raixa, 2 | Urbanización Son Vida, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Palma de Mallorca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#4 Family Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#4 Business Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#6 Spa Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#8 Luxury Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a turreted 13th century building in a characteristic Mallorcan country house style. The hotel is surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and the golf course Son Vida and two other golf courses; Son Muntaner and Son Quint are only two minutes away. It offers magnificent views over the city and the bay of Palma. ... more   less 
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