Luxury hotel holiday Belmond La Residencia Deia, Mallorca

Belmond La Residencia in Deia is an elegant and traditionally-styled luxury hotel in a spectacularly beautiful village location about 45 minutes from Palma, between the Tramuntana mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Belmond La Residencia is a super hotel with luxurious accommodation, outstanding dining and a wide range of leisure activities. Traditionally favoured by couples for luxury escapes, Belmond La Residencia also caters for a more active break with cookery lessons, classes in painting, sculpture and pottery as well as mountain walks and tennis coaching for all the family.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways to Palma de Mallorca
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Optional private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

Belmond La Residencia is a 5-star luxury hotel with exquisite accommodation and outstanding cuisine as well as impeccable and warmhearted service. A real treat at any time, ideal for soaking up the sun or indulging in a range of activities.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is in the centre of the village of Deià, about 5-minutes' drive from the beach

Annual opening 21 March to 10 November

Closest airport Palma de Mallorca Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 45-minutes' drive from Palma de Mallorca

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants and a Poolside Restaurant (open May to September), Bar, 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools, Indoor Heated Pool, 2 Tennis Courts, Cycle Hire, Table-tennis, Art, Sculpture, and Cookery Classes, Children's Club (open June-September), Babysitting, Spa with Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Fitness Centre, 6 Treatment Rooms and a wide range of Health and Beauty Treatments, excursions with the hotel's donkeys through the olive groves for a picnic lunch in a shepherd's hut, 24-hour Room Service, Concierge, Currency Exchange, Laundry Service, Parking and Valet Service.

Complimentary

Use of the Tennis Courts and Cycle Hire.

Land sports

Complimentary tennis with lessons available at a charge and guided Tramuntana mountain trek.

Out and about nearby

Deià with the Robert Graves' house, museum and church, Valldemossa with Chopin's house, Son Marroig, La Granja estate and museum, Cala Deià , Port de Valldemossa, Botanic gardens at Soller and the Alfabia gardens, Port de Soller, Soller to Palma train, Tramuntana mountain range for walking and scenic drives, Pollenca, Alcudia and Andratx, Palma.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 7 nights

From about

£2,130

Holiday Code EXH02

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

Belmond La Residencia nestles into a hillside right in the picturesque artists' village of Deià, home for many years to the historian, poet and author Robert Graves, (whose house is open to the public and within walking distance of La Residencia), situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the dramatic Tramuntana mountain range. This 5 star hotel with just 67 rooms and suites plus one villa consists of two manor houses that date from the 16th and 17th centuries, restored to offer charming and luxurious accommodation and public rooms, furnished with local antiques and fabrics, and with rich, dark wooden doors, shutters and beamed ceilings. An outstanding feature of La Residencia is its art collection and colourful and thought-provoking works of art are placed throughout the hotel, in bedrooms, corridors, spa, restaurant and reception with magnificent sculptures placed in the hotel gardens. In fact, regular walks around the hotel and in the village itself can be taken with the curator of the hotel's art collection. The hotel's bedrooms and suites are located in the original manor houses (the main building and the Son Fony building) and new suites have been built into the hillside in terraces above the hotel. Rooms and suites vary in size and aspect. Some have a terrace and the newer junior suites (deluxe and executive) have panoramic views over the village, the mountains and to the sea with a garden terrace equipped with table and chairs and two sun beds. These also feature an open fireplace. All rooms, however, boast elegant, antique Mallorcan furniture and of course striking paintings. Some rooms inter-connect. As you approach La Residencia from the village, along its short drive way, you are struck by the beauty and serenity of the place, enhanced by meticulously maintained gardens, bursting with trees, shrubs and flowers, which depending on the season may be lemon trees heavy still with fruit, palms and olives, beds of lavender, marguerites and hydrangeas, roses, oleander, bougainvillaea and rosemary. The hotel boasts acres of land and in addition to that occupied by the immediate hotel buildings including spa and tennis courts. Much of the land in terraces behind the hotel is given over to olive trees, with the hotel producing its own olive oil (bottled for use in the restaurant, and served with your bread basket). These terraces are home to the hotel's donkeys, named by local school-children, and who will accompany guests on excursions through the olive groves to a stone shepherd's hut where picnic lunches are held. Dining is an important feature of a stay here at La Residencia, with its two main restuarants, El Olivo, with Michelin star, and the Café Miró, open every day for lunch and dinner, with lighter fare including mouthwatering tapas and fish of the day. In the summer months from May to September the pool restaurant serves salads and Mediterranean specialities for lunch alfresco. Breakfast is a veritable feast of a buffet served in the Son Fony building and outside on its terrace overlooking the pool in fine weather. Mallorcan specialities of sausage, smoked cheese, tomatoes and olive bread compete with eggs freshly cooked to order alongside all manner of fruit, breads, cake, cheeses and cold meats. The food is superb and the menu varied enough to cater for a long stay if you chose to eat in every day, but as La Residencia is literally on the door step of the village, within a short stroll of up to 10 minutes at most, you can find an array of local restaurants, from Michelin-starred Racó d’es Teix to a trattoria and local specialities. Days can be spent relaxing at the hotel, perhaps playing tennis with the tennis coach, table-tennis, using the hotel bikes, hiring a Vespa, taking art classes with resident artists or taking a ride on the hotel's boat. There is also a tranquil spa, where you can enjoy a range of treatments and products using local ingredients and an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. In addition to the main pool, the Residencia also has a smaller pool for adult use only. Nearby you can reach a host of places for walking, swimming in the sea, culture, dramatic scenery, eating out and shopping. La Residencia is a beautifully run hotel in an enchanting location and above all, a place where you will receive impeccable yet heartfelt service by a team of regular staff who truly enjoy making you feel welcome.

Room descriptions

La Residencia has 67 rooms and suites and one 3-bedroom villa. All rooms have air-conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, iHome system, Satellite TV and DVD player, daily newspaper, in room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryer, towel warmer, marble bathroom, many with separate shower, luxury bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

Double Classic Room maximum occupancy 2 people, some rooms connect
Double Superior Room maximum occupancy 3 people, some rooms connect
Double Deluxe some have terraces, some have separate shower, seating area, maximum occupancy 3 people. Connect within a suite.
Junior Suite Superior living room with sofa separated by an arch, connecting rooms available on request
Junior Suite Deluxe situated on a terrace with panoramic views, garden terrace with sun beds and table and chairs, living area, open fire place, large bathrooms with separate shower
Junior Suite executive garden terrace with plunge pool, open fireplace
Suite Deluxe in the Son Fony building. Separate bedroom and living room. 100 sq metres. Terrace and plunge pool. Maximum occupancy is 3.
Suite Exclusive in the Son Fony building. 130 sq metres. Terrace with own swimming pool.
Presidential or Designer Suite on top of the Son Fony building. Private gardens, large terrace and swimming pool. Can connect with a Superior room to make a 2 bedroom suite.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 7 nights

From about

£2,130

Holiday Code EXH02

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Palma de Mallorca. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 45 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. Depending on your itinerary, you may want us to book a hire-car for you instead, especially if combining stays at more than one hotel.

Additional information

Children: Children under 12 years stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing a room with their parents. Children are welcome at the hotel's indoor restaurants. Deluxe, Exclusive and Presidential Suites accommodate 2 adults and 2 children whilst Double Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suite Superiors can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.

Special offers

5 nights for the price of 4 throughout 2020 Book a stay of 5 nights and pay the price of 4 nights. Offer valid for stays from 4 April 2020 to 12 April 2020, from 1 May 2020 to 28 May 2020 and from 27 September 2020 to 17 October 2020. This offer is not cumulative and is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 7 nights

From about

£2,130

Holiday Code EXH02

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

About Mallorca and the Balearics

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza feature the best four and five star hotels on each of the islands, including prestigious hillside properties, beach hotels and boutique retreats. Lying around 100 miles from the Spanish mainland in the Mediterranean Sea is Mallorca (otherwise known as Majorca), the largest of the Balearic Islands and an incredibly popular destination for tourists. With sun, sea and sand in abundance, the island's attraction as a beach holiday destination is obvious. However, step away from the beaches and you'll find rugged mountains, picturesque rural villages, hilltop monasteries, extensive underground caves, pretty harbours and much more. The islands of Menorca and Ibiza capture the dynamic landscape of Mallorca but on a more intimate scale. Our tailor-made luxury holidays allow you to discover the very best of the Balearic Islands. In the southwest of Mallorca is Palma, a seaside city with an abundance of historical and cultural sights. Dominating the island's west coast are the Tramuntana mountains, where pretty villages sit amidst olive terraces, terraced farmland clings to steep slopes and rugged cliffs drop away to the sparkling sea. In eastern Mallorca is a smaller mountain range which gives way to sand dunes and remote beaches, whilst the unspoilt scenery of the south includes nature reserves, secluded coves and charming fishing villages. The centre of the island is home to a fertile plain, an area with ancient windmills, vineyards and sleepy market towns which offer a glimpse into Mallorca's rural traditions. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearics are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for activities as well as seaside relaxation. Many of the popular tourist resorts are in the north and west of Mallorca, but there are many places to discover in other parts of the island. The varied terrain provides excellent opportunities for cycling and hiking, with numerous trails which are suited to walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Cuitadella, in Menorca, has an enchanting old town and archaeological sites, while Mahon, the island's capital, is one of the Mediterranean's most picturesque cities. Well-known for its appeal with tourists, Ibiza is also home to a wealth of tranquil coves, lush forests, and small villages which encapsulate the Balearics' laid-back lifestyle.

Highlights of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

Mallorca: Palma de Mallorca, home to attractions such as the Gothic La Seu Cathedral which sits overlooking the harbour, 10th century Arab baths and authentic old streets. The pretty villages including Deià, Valldemossa and Fornalutx which you will encounter if you drive along the winding roads which run along the western coast, set between mountains and sea. Appealing coastal resorts including Alcúdia, Puerto Pollensa and Puerto de Soller. Hilltop sanctuaries which are dotted throughout the island, including Lluc Monastery in the Tramuntana mountains and the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador in the south east of the island. Traditional fishing villages such as Cala Figuera. Beautiful beaches including Es Trenc, Es Carbo and Cala Barques. The Caves of Drach near Porto Christo. Formentor, the peninsula in the northeast of the island which is home to a famous lighthouse in a stunning location. Natural parks including S'Albufera wetlands near Alcúdia, Llevant Peninsula nature reserve in the north east and the Cabrera archipelago off the southern coast of Mallorca. Ibiza: The dark sands and rocky cliffs of Cala Boix. The bohemian market at the bottom of the hills around San Carles. Clear-water beaches including Benirras and Cala Saladas. Boat trips to neighbouring Formentera to see the windmills and cycle or hike across the hills. Menorca: The hiking trails around Mount Toro. Cultural and historic cities including Mahon and the old town of Cuitadella. Caves and gorges at the Cales Coves. Sandy beaches at Binibequer and Cala'n Porter in the south, and Punta Prima to the east, amongst many others. The ruined castle of Santa Àgueda in the north of the island. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearic Islands are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling as well as seaside relaxation.

Festivals in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

January: Festival of Palma de Mallorca's patron saint, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April: Pollença wine fair, May: Palma International Boat Show, May: Ibiza International Film Festival, April/May: Spring fairs, June: Midsummer's eve festivals, July: Festival of the patron saint of fishermen, July: International Folklore Festival (Soller), June: Festival of Sant Joan (Ibiza, Menorca), July: Sant Martí­ horse festival (Es Mercadal, Menorca), August: Summer Music festival (Menorca), August: Earth Festival (Ibiza), September: Festival of King Jaume I, September: Grape harvest celebrations (Binissalem), October: Alcudia agricultural fair, November: Caimari olive fair (Tramuntana mountains), December: Christmas markets.

Gastronomy of the Balearic Islands

Traditional cuisine in the Balearic Islands is rich and varied, making excellent use of the abundant local ingredients including pork, fish and vegetables as well as olive oil and lard. Olives, almonds and citrus fruit are grown across the island, as are the grapes which are used to produce a selection of white, rosé and red wines. Local specialities in the Balearics include ‘Sobrasada’ (a type of sausage), ‘Arros Brut’ (saffron rice cooked with meat and vegetables), ‘Frit mallorqui’ (fried offal with potatoes and vegetables) and ‘Ensaimada’ (a sweet bun). Local desserts are made with almonds or nougat, and seafood dishes, including ‘Caldereta de Ilagosta’ (lobster stew), are a staple. Speciality spirits from Menorca include Maó Gin, made from juniper berries, and Port. The Hierbas Ibicencas, and Frígola in Ibiza are aromatic drinks built around aniseed and thyme respectively.

Climate of the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild and stormy winters. There is some variation across Mallorca as the Tramuntana Mountains protect the southwest of the island. Average summer temperatures are around 25 degrees, when seas are also warm and a cooling breeze prevents excessive heat. Spring and autumn are great seasons to visit as temperatures are pleasant but there are fewer tourists, although nights can be cold and there is some rainfall. Average temperatures in winter are around 10 degrees with occasional showers and snow falling in the mountains.

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