Castillo Hotel Son Vida / Palma
Pool Hot Tub SPA Hammam Gym
High above Palma, in the noble residential area of Son Vida, sits the Castillo Hotel Son Vida enthroned on the hill. The hotel is a realized architectural dream. Subtropical parks and the championship Son Vida golf course surround the elegant castle and another two golf courses, Son Muntaner and Son Quint are only two minutes away. The Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a turreted 13th century building in a characteristic Mallorcan country house-style. During the ages, one attribute has remained constant. The inhabitants and visitors of this grand refuge have always felt at ease and partook in services and feasts of the highest level. Though at present, the guest is the only king of the castle.
Special attention has been paid to ensure that every guest room and suite offers an authentic and historic glimpse of this treasured castle's past, while still presenting the most modern of amenities. Exceptional dining venues entwine gourmet cuisine with indigenous flavor, complemented by wines from the finest sorted wine cellars of the Balearic Island. Homage to Spain's grandeur and the Castillo Hotel Son Vida's history are the precious antiques and valuable paintings of significant artists that adorn the rooms and suites of the hotel. A walk through the hallways resembles a visit to a private art collection. The central element, an artistically and historical highlight, is a 14-metre high dome that represents the work of art, Ars Brevis. The imposing masterpiece was designed by the renowned German artist, Nils Burwitz.
The Castillo Hotel Son Vida has long stood as a discreet refuge on the most famous and largest island of the Balearics. The elegant guest rooms and suites are filled with opulence and pay homage to the historic surroundings.
The Castillo arranged three of the suites especially for families. They enclose two bedrooms and extend at different levels. From the balcony of the Family Suite you have a view to the gardens. Providing inspirational views from its perch on the seventh or eighth floor, the Classic Suites offer a spacious bedroom, extra living room, and luxurious bathroom, enclosed in 80 square meters.
The 100-square meter Deluxe Suites offer an incomparable view of the bay of Palma from their one impressive balcony. Besides a spacious bedroom and a living room, you will also have your own private kitchen and a walk-in closet.
The Loewe Suite is most unique. Dark wood, noble Travertino and Calatorao natural stone, and modern photographic works give transparency and broadness to the suite. Equally extraordinary is the elated view of the city of Palma, the bay and yacht harbors, the wide sea, and the greens of our two golf courses from the terrace. The magnificent Loewe style living accommodations are spread across 100 square meters, complete with a petite but exclusive Gaggenau kitchen and a separate toilet. The single areas can be separated with glass sliding doors and darkened with wooden sliding doors placed behind them. Besides the luxurious furnishings with Jacuzzi and steam bath you can enjoy the equipment specially made for this bathroom. High Speed Internet Access, a DVD player, and a LCD TV are part of the suite´s modern technology.
Guests of the Loewe Suite are transferred to and from the airport in the Castillo's own Rolls Royce and are given on arrival an exclusive LOEWE present. A bottle of cava and fresh fruit await you in your suite. Choose among 20 different soap brands and eight unique pillow types. Your personal butler brings the scent of your election to the LOEWE Suite, amongst the many extras he is available to you without supplement.
The wonderful Royal Suite extends more than 132 square meters and reflects the personality of the hotel. It is comprised of one bedroom, a living room, a walk-in closet, and a luxurious bathroom. From the generous terrace enjoy breathtaking views over the bay of Palma and our golf courses. The Royal Suite can be connected and expanded with a Grand Deluxe room.
Almost 300 square meters, the Villa Suite offers the finest Castillo atmosphere spread across two floors. The spacious terrace looks out over the beautiful garden as well as the sixth hole of the Son Vida Golf course. Among the four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, is the 50-square meter Master suite. Also included is a living and dining room, complete with a table for up to 12 persons, an office, a private gymnasium with sauna and steam bath, as well as a private pool and garden. Amongst the many extras provided by your personal butler, he will bring the scent of your choice to your room. He is available to you without surcharge.
A private parking space and private entrance to the luxurious rooms of the Villa Suite are at ground level, connected to the suite by a private elevator and a staircase.
The chefs de cuisine are devoted to exceeding your culinary expectations over and over again. They count on the finest cooks on the island and know how to combine the finest ingredients artistically. Combine your culinary meal with a wine from the best sorted wine cellar of the Balearic Islands. Your favorite beverages are mixed at the bar, where you can also enjoy the most beautiful views of Palma.
An impressive glass facade provides a spectacular view over Palma and the sea at Es Castell. Its interior design is a distinguished blend of stone, precious wood, and a palette of tangerine orange, mahogany red, and olive yellow. Spanish Mediterranean haute cuisine fills the menu during the winter months and a variety of themed barbecues are featured in the summer months.
Es Vi resembles an elegant Bodega and encloses a tasteful wine selection served with culinary delights in the form of noble tapas such as grilled Pilgrim Scallops with citrus fruits and Campari or Duck´s liver with spring leek and honey sauce. Ceiling-high glass doors reveal 800 wines from the best appellations and vintages from all over the world.
Looking out over the island’s lush foliage, past the city, and all the way to the cobalt Bay of Palma, the glass-front Es Castell restaurant provides an indelible island view. The talented cook, Juan López, provides a constantly evolving array of dishes: Spanish Mediterranean haute cuisine and international specialties in the winter and varying themed barbecues in the summer. For breakfast there is always an opulent buffet served with exquisite tea and coffee options.
A magnificent outdoor terrace overlooking the bay of Palma awaits at Bar Armas. After a day's journey, relax with your desired cocktail at the bar or whilst sitting on the cozy sofas and elegant armchairs. Throughout the day, little appetizers are served to you, as well as sushi or oysters upon request. The name, Bar Armas is derived from the famous weapons collection which includes rarities from past poques. These were discovered during the restoration of the castle into a hotel in the 1950's.
The most elegant refuge for an afternoon rest is the Salon Real. Here, afternoon tea is celebrated in classical English style and traditional chocolate caliente Mallorca's popular hot chocolate specialty is also served. Savor a taste of England, with its tea, cakes, pastries, and toasted sandwiches.
Tasty fruit juices, refreshing soft drinks and delicious snacks are served at the pool bar Sa Font, which can be reached from the Castillo's Beauty Spa as well. During the summer months, the pool bar is situated under palms and pine trees and during the winter months it is inside, alongside the protected indoor pool.
Whisky experts and cigar lovers meet in the Cigar Lounge George Sand, which was named after the most famous female cigar smoking writer and lover of Chopin. Sink into a leather armchair and browse through the 170 diverse cigar brands and a menu offering 70 whiskies. Dark wood, magnificent glass cabinets with precious spirits, and a valuable led soldier collection are signatures of this magnificent room. Or, if you prefer, sip on sparkling liquids at Medames et Monsieurs, with an extensive fine champagne selection. No matter what your decision is, we suggest a pleasant tete-a-tete next to the warmth of the open log chimney in the lounge.
There is no matching view of Palma than from the legendary terrace of the Castillo Hotel Son Vida. It has hosted renowned celebrities and many more with breathtaking views, champagne, and blinis during mid summer evenings. Heads of State and actresses enjoyed their favorite beverage on this veranda; economists feasted during their coffee breaks on the variations of food and drinks and as always with the breathtaking panoramic view. The terrace lends itself to unforgettable hours holding a cool glass of Cava, knowing that a waiter will pass by carrying a little culinary delight.
SPA: Immerse yourself into the world of the Castillo Hotel Son Vida's Arabella Spa and its stimulating pools and sauna landscapes. Allow yourself to be pampered, seek pleasure from an invigorating massage, revel in a beauty treatment, or simply lie beneath the afternoon sun by the pool. Replenish with an invigorating bath or a refreshing swim under the shade of old venerable palms and pine trees.
Comfortable sun loungers, attentive service, superior drinks and snacks, and the picturesque view to Palma await you alongside the swimming pool. Within the spacious winter garden lays the indoor pool. Adjoining the pool, you will find the whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, cold water grotto, and a solarium. Numerous fluffy bath towels and robes are organized for you.
The professionals will pamper you from head-to-toe with wholesome products by Anne Simonin and Ligne St. Barth, and will also gladly arrange treatments with deep and long lasting effects. Besides the classical facial treatments, they offer professional thalassic applications and relaxation methods such as acupuncture, reiki, and aroma therapy. The massage program encloses lymphatic drainage, feet reflex zones therapy, Indian scalp massage, and Swedish massage. We will gladly book an appointment at the hairdresser if you so desire.
Biceps, triceps, belly, or back exercises? In the fitness room, you will find the precise machine for each muscle group. If you prefer to exercise outdoors in the fresh air, you will enjoy the hotel's own tennis courts, nestled between palm trees and semitropical vegetation of the castle's park. You may choose between quartz sand or a hard surface each offer floodlights for night time enjoyment. A tennis instructor is also available to you upon request.
What is more restful than a few golf swings or a set of tennis under the Mallorcan sun? Thanks to the mild Mediterranean breeze that softly blows over the island, you will always feel comfortable, even during the most challenging game.
Son Vida Golf is the eldest golf course in Mallorca and counts to the assemblage of golf circuits that make our sunny island a Mecca for golf enthusiasts from around the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of the bay of Palma from the wide fairways whilst playing a round on the 18-hole championship course. Its greens are a challenge for beginners and advance players alike. A putting green and pitching area are located onsite.
The modern Son Muntaner Golf, designed by architect Kurt Rossknecht, first opened its greens in 2000. The championship 18-hole golf course houses the Arabella Golf Academy and is available to the guests of Castillo Hotel Son Vida. The Academy´s professionals teach either in German, English, or Spanish and offer lessons by the day or by the hour. A putting green, pitching area, and driving area are available onsite. A Club House with restaurant, Pro Shop, and big conference rooms (Sa Capitana and Sala Biblioteca) are also available.
A third golf course is available to the guests within a two-minute drive. Son Quint Golf will complete the trio of superb golf in this exclusive residential environment.
3 Swimming pools including kids' pool
Restaurants, bar, boutique, hairdresser
Spa. Three sauna versions, a Finnish sauna, a bio sauna and a steam bath
Lighted Outdoor Tennis Courts
Internet Access in All Guest Rooms
Handicap Accessible Rooms
Smoke Detectors in Rooms
In-Room Electronic Safe
Bathrobes & Slippers
Flat Screen Television
Connecting Rooms Available
Some of the amenities above may not be available in all rooms. Fees on certain amenities/services may apply.
All prices are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of the booking.
The Ecotax/Touristic Tax must be applied to all rentals. 2,20 EUR per person, children under 16 are free. We will inform you about the exact amount at the time of booking.
Palma city just 10 mins
Puerto Portals 15 mins
Bendinat 10 mins
The Castillo Hotel Son Vida lies within the Son Vida urbanization and is 10 minutes away from the centre of Palma and 15 minutes from the Son Sant Joan Airport. The hotel borders on the 18-hole Son Vida Golf course and is just a two-minute drive from Son Muntaner Golf. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to both golf courses.
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DINING ON MALLORCA
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WHAT TO DO ON MALLORCA
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