“A small, friendly hotel with spectacular mountain views, offering good value in the heart of Deia”
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. Two of them also have small private terraces with table and chairs. The rooms at the front look out to the mountains, distant sea and a narrow street. All have phone, flat-screen television, heating/air-conditioning and small ensuite shower room with blue and white Mallorcan tiling.
On the downside, none of the rooms have bathtubs and some of the lower category rooms have double beds that are twin beds pushed together with rather thin mattresses).;None are large enough for an extra bed, and in summer those at the front can sometimes be noisy at night.
Those wanting the best on offer should opt for the Penthouse Suite, which takes up the whole of the top floor. It has 1 small double bedroom with a kingsize bed (2 singles pushed together), 1 twin bedroom, bathroom, spacious open plan sitting-kitchen-dining area, private terrace and wonderful views from every window. Please note that it is on the 3rd floor and there is no lift. We also like the look of the newer Junior Suites (though we haven't viewed them yet) as you get an airy lounge and terrace with open views.
The hotel also owns a handful of 2-bedroom self-catering apartments which are located just round the corner and are available for short term rentals. The Superior Apartments (refurbished in early 2014) have a full kitchen (with an oven, dishwasher, a washing machine and tumble dryer), while the Standard Apartments have a kitchenette. The furnishings are 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 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!
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 and nearby Standard Self-Catering Apartments have simple kitchen facilities, while the Superior Self-Catering 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.
Children are welcome but there are no special facilities. 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 lots of activities laid on for kids.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
The Penthouse Suite with both a double and 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 will not be appreciated by the guests below!). The self-catering apartments also have a double and twin room and living area, and are great value. Superior Apartments have a full kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, making them the best option for families. The Standard Apartments have a kitchenette suitable for preparing light meals and snacks. However, they are separate from the hotel and breakfast is not included in the rate. All rooms can fit a baby cot, but doing this in one of the Double/Twin rooms will be a tight squeeze, so we recommend opting for an apartment or suite.