The Hotel D'es Puig of today is a simple, relaxed and intimate affair with rustic guestrooms owned by Mallorquin Jaime Pujol and managed by Lucien and Ana Maria. Life doesn't get much better than spending a lazy afternoon here, reading under a lemon tree by the swimming pool with fabulous mountain views. After a short flight, a 40-minute drive from the airport and no hassle, you are in heaven. There's no restaurant, but this doesn't matter as Deia has an excellent selection of cafes and superb restaurants. And for families (with quiet children) the 2-bedroomed Penthouse Suite with its own kitchen and living room is ideal. For those on a tighter budget, there are also simpler self-catering apartments on offer, just around the corner.
- One of our favourite places to stay in Mallorca - not because it is luxurious, more that it is informal, friendly, and set in the heart of idyllic Deia
- Excellent restaurants just a short stroll away
- Its swimming pools with stunning mountain views - a rarity in Deia if you don't want to splash out on the five-star La Residencia or the rather bland Es Moli
- Affordable rates for Deia, which include an ample breakfast, an honesty bar and self-service tea and coffee (hotel rooms only)
- The self-catering apartments make a good budget option for families (note breakfast is not included). They are a 2-minute walk from the hotel but you can use the hotel pool
- Parking and driving in Deia's windy streets is tricky, but the hotel has some parking spaces close by
- No 24hr reception so you'll often need to ring the bell on the front desk for assistance and late check-ins need to be pre-arranged
- Many of the bedrooms and bathrooms are small with showers only and single beds pushed together to make doubles (book a Junior Suite for more space)
- Rooms at the front can sometimes suffer from noise in high season
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Our top tips
- Budget Hotel
- 14 rooms + 5 apartments
- Breakfast only (restaurants nearby)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Heated Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Beach Nearby
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Car recommended
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Bedlinen
- Laundry Service
The guestrooms are clean, simple and tastefully decorated in Mallorquin style with muted colours, beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors. Open the big green shutters in one of the rooms at the back of the hotel overlooking the terrace and pool and you will have truly splendid views of the Tramuntana mountains. Rooms at the front look out to the mountains, distant sea and a narrow street so can sometimes be noisy at night.
The cheaper standard rooms are small with twin beds pushed together to make a double but it's worth paying a few extra euros for one with a terrace to enjoy the views. Our favourite rooms are the more spacious and stylish Junior Suites, which have an airy lounge area and private terrace with stunning views. Families or couples wanting to spread out, should opt for the 2-bedroom Penthouse Suite, which takes up the whole of the top floor. The bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin with shared bathroom) are small but there is a spacious open plan sitting-kitchen-dining area, sunny terrace and wonderful views from every window. Note: it's on the third floor and there is no lift. No rooms in the hotel have a bathtub, only a shower.
The hotel also owns a handful of self-catering apartments which are located just round the corner and are available for short term rentals. These Superior Apartments have a full kitchen (with an oven, dishwasher, a washing machine and tumble dryer). The furnishings are generally simpler and less stylish than the hotel and the bedrooms are small, but you do get more space elsewhere, including a good sized sitting room with mountain views. You can use the hotel pool but breakfast and cleaning isn't included. A good choice for families or those wanting greater independence on a tighter budget. We often stay in the apartments so that we can save our euros for eating out in Deia!
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An ample buffet is laid out for breakfast - cereal, breads, jams, cake, fruit, yoghurt, boiled eggs, ham and cheese, and help-yourself tea, coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. In summer you eat outside on the terrace under a vine looking across to the mountains. There's a breakfast room for the cooler months.
The hotel can serve light lunches such as carpaccio or tuna salads, perfect for a sunny day but there are plenty of restaurants in Deia, all a 5-10 minute stroll down the hill. Deia is Mallorca's gourmet hotspot with at least 3 restaurants with or worthy of a Michelin star, and there are some great bars nearby. Ask at reception for restaurant recommendations. We also love the simple fish restaurant down in Deia's pebbly cove.
The hotel has an honesty bar and small sitting room so you can help yourself to whatever you fancy, from Coke to G&T and just write it down on your room card.
For those who prefer to cater for themselves, the Penthouse Suite has simple kitchen facilities and the hotel's nearby apartments have full kitchens. There are a couple of grocery stores nearby. Guests in the apartments are able to take breakfast in the hotel (additional cost) subject to the hotel's occupancy.
- Honesty bar
- Restaurants nearby
- In summer, sunbathe by the pools or snooze under a lemon tree, opening your eyes occasionally to check out the view
- Walk down to Deia's small cove (30-40 mins via Es Clot and through olive terraces) for a quick dip in the sea and lunch on delicious grilled fresh fish and a glass of chilled wine. (Don't think about the hike back up!)
- In summer, sit on the vine-covered terrace of Cafe Sa Fonda with a cool beer watching the setting sun turn the mountains red, or much, much later for a nightcap
- For the energetic, go hiking in the surrounding mountains - ideal in spring or autumn or get up at the crack of dawn in summer to miss the midday heat. Highly recommended is the 3-4 hour hike to Valldemossa via Teix offering spectacular views of the coast
- Enjoy a classical concert frequently given between April-October at Son Marroig, a beautiful old mansion just outside Deia
- Visit nearby Valldemossa, a hilltop town where Chopin and George Sands lived
- Mooch around Deia's small boutiques and arty shops (you can also visit working artists by arrangement) or pop into the Archeological Museum
- Take the scenic coastal road to Soller, a pretty old town, where you can sit in the square, drinking the sweetest fresh orange juice
- For golfers there are plenty of courses on the island, many within half an hour's drive
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Museums / galleries
Children are welcome and the 2-bedroom apartments are ideal for families. Baby cots can be provided (free of charge) and babysitting can sometimes be arranged with advance notice, although the Spanish tend to eat out with their children in tow until the early hours. There's a pool, but don't expect any activities laid on for kids. For most of the year it's a tranquil hotel but in peak summer months expect to see a handful of families - our daughter made life long friends around the pool.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Family friendly accommodation:
The 2-bedroom Penthouse Suite with a double and a twin bedroom, as well as kitchen, is a good option (though be warned it's on the third floor, there's no lift and noisy children might not be appreciated by the guests below!). The 5 self-catering apartments sleeping 4 in a double and twin room offer great value for families in Deia. Each has a living area and a full kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Note they are separate from the hotel (a 2-minute walk up the hill) and breakfast is not included in the rate, but you do have use of the hotel pool. All rooms can fit a baby cot, but doing this in one of the standard Double/Twin rooms will be a tight squeeze, so we recommend opting for an apartment or suite.
Kids Activities on site:
- Choice of swimming pools
Families Should Know:
It's a good 40 minutes down to the beach, and a stiff walk back up to Deia
- Airport: 40 minutes
- Shops: 2 minutes
Hotel D'es Puig is located in the centre of Deia village, a 40-minute drive from Palma airport.
Fly into Palma (35km). Click on the links below for a list of airlines serving this airport.
From the Airport
The hotel does not offer transfers but there are plenty of taxis in front of the arrivals building or hire a car.
Hiring a car is a must if you plan to explore the island or go to the beach in mid-summer (the 40-minute walk back up the hill can be exhausting). Please see our car rental recommendations. The hotel has designated parking spaces for guests.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.
More on getting to Mallorca and getting around
- Palma 35.0 km PMI
- Beach 2.0 km
- Shops 0.1 km
- Restaurant 0.1 km