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Castillo Hotel Son Vida

Castillo Hotel Son Vida

Perched high on a mountain with panoramic views of Palma Bay in Mallorca is the magnificent Castillo Hotel Son Vida. Mallorca is one of Spain's Balearic Islands - it is famous for its Roman and Moorish remains, limestone mountains, sheltered coves, and beach resorts. Moreover, it boasts fantastic nightlife, music festivals, art galleries, and more. No wonder it is a popular tourist destination.

But, of course, when the hordes of tourists visit, the city has to provide them with living accommodations. Hence, there is no shortage of luxury hotels here. Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a popular choice because of all that it has to offer.


Castillo Hotel Son Vida enjoys a prime location in the remote subtropical area of Son Vida Estate. This exclusive property features lush gardens lingering just above the Bay of Palma. It is surrounded by several stately homes and three magnificent golf courses — Golf Son Vida, Golf Son Quint, and Golf Son Muntaner. In addition, the hotel looks out onto the Arabella golf courses of Golf Son Vida, the island's oldest golf course.

Even if the guests are not interested in golf, the hotel is conveniently located only a 10 minutes drive away from Palma. The capital city offers many historic attractions, shops, and fantastic nightlife.

Additionally, the Palma de Mallorca Airport is merely 10 miles away. Guests can also drive themselves here as the hotel offers free parking. The taxi service is prompt, and they also provide limousine service for anyone who would like to explore the city.


The Castillo Hotel Son Vida has a long and rich history of hospitality. Originally a private castle dating back to the thirteenth century, it was sold to 'Urbanizacion Son Vida' owner Steve Krusak. Under his ownership, the castle opened its gates as a luxury hotel on June 23rd, 1961.

Over the following decades, it continued to serve a staggering line-up of world-famous figures. This is, of course, until Schoerghuber Group purchased it in 1995. They designated it as one of the 'Leading Hotels of the World', naming it Castillo Hotel Son Vida.

In 2007, the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Luxury Collection made it their luxury collection hotel, Mallorca. Hence the legendary hotel joined the ranks of the world's most unique and extraordinary hotels and resorts. Today, it continues to draw both influential and common guests alike with its rich legacy.

Past Patrons

Since its beginning as a luxury hotel back in 1961, Castillo Hotel Son Vida was a favorite amongst blazer-wearing British gentry. Among its first guests were Prince Rainier of Monaco and Princess Grace Kelly. They not only stayed here but also hosted a party. Some years later, Steve McQueen and John Wayne were also spotted having drinks at the bar. After his accident at the Belgian Grand Prix, racing driver Jackie Stewart also came here to recover.

In short, the hotel's past patrons consist of royal families, film directors, playwrights, actors, producers, politicians, and other noteworthy people. And it continues to attract them with the same zeal.


The hotel itself is a wonderfully grand affair. Its history is clearly evident in the dramatic sweeping staircase, suits of armor, fine furnishings, historic murals, and lots of marble. The entrance features a winding stone driveway with well-maintained flower gardens. There are also palm trees lining it on both sides.

The dark stone building leads the guests into the lobby featuring traditional artwork and wrought-iron railings. Carpeted staircases grant access to each floor ending at a rounded stained glass ceiling. Moreover, the atmosphere here is stately, and everything from décor to furnishing showcases it.

Rooms and Suites

Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a luxury crown jewel of Mallorca, offers palatial 164 guest rooms with excellent views and ultimate comfort. They are classified into classic suites, deluxe rooms, grand deluxe rooms, and deluxe suites. The best part is that all the guest rooms feature large terraces or balconies offering lush garden views or sea views overlooking the bay.

After a recent renovation, they are styled in a contemporary design using colorful Mediterranean textiles. Furnishings include a king-sized bed, comfy armchairs, and a desk. There is also a marble bathroom with a separate shower and twin basins. Moreover, room amenities include air conditioning, TV, DVD player, minibar, and Wi-Fi.

Restaurant and Bar

Castillo Son Vida, a luxury collection hotel, offers many dining and drinking experiences, starting from the sophisticated Es Castell Restaurant. It is a grand, glass-fronted premise serving fine Mediterranean fare.

Es Vi Restaurant is a more informal place with the feel of a cozy bodega. Here Chef Rafael Dengra offers a superb selection of traditional tapas with a modern twist.

Additionally, the Sa Font pool bar serves both drinks and snacks all day long, while Bar Armas has the biggest terrace in the hotel. Here, it serves exotic cocktails to enjoy with splendid Palma Bay views.

There is also a smoker's paradise; the wood-paneled George Sand lounge. It offers a vast range of cigars, whiskeys, and cognacs for the guests to enjoy.


Other facilities include an excellent concierge service consisting of a charming and polite team who can make anything possible. Not to mention the lovely Son Vida Spa. It offers individual consultation, and personalized treatments with Maria Galland tailored to meet the unique needs of every guest. The spa also houses a state-of-the-art fitness center with fourteen cardio and weight machines.

There is also an indoor pool, four tennis courts, two outdoor pools – one heated, and a large secure car park. Also, beginning this year, the hotel focuses on providing adult-only services.


To wrap up, Castillo Hotel Son Vida is an attractive place for people who love golf. It offers scenic views along with on the premises retail therapy and a complete spa experience for those who are not into golf. It is conveniently close to the historic attractions and nightlife of Palma, so anyone who is not into golf will also enjoy their stay here. It's a great place to stay, especially now since it follows the concept of adults-only service.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Nestled among Mediterranean gardens the 13th century Castillo Hotel Son Vida, is characteristic of Mallorcas country house style.

  • Located between four destination golf courses, the lush grounds offer gardens and four swimming pools, and indoor pool.

  • An Adults Only 16+ hotel, offering captivating panoramic views towards the bay of Palma, and embodies the alluring lifestyle of its affluent neighborhood.

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Rooms and Suites at Castillo Hotel Son Vida

From 911 USD

Classic Suite ( 743ft2 - 850ft2 )

At 69 to 79-square-meters, the Classic Suites provide an emblematic experience that recalls the hotel’s historic grandeur. Soothing cream walls border...

From 1,092 USD

Deluxe Suite ( 1087ft2 )

The hotel’s discreet, timeless décor greets guests as they enter the ample 100-square-meter Deluxe Suites. Inside, the spacious bedroom is furnished w...

From 1,395 USD

Loewe Suite ( 1087ft2 )

Spanning 100 square meters, the modern LOEWE suite ensures an engaging experience. Guests will marvel at the dark wood and glass, which mingle with na...

From 2,000 USD

Royal Suite ( 1421ft2 )

The custom crimson and cream décor of the 132-square-meter Royal Suite instantly endows it with an aristocratic air, which is complemented by dark woo...

From 286 USD

Classic Garden View Room with Balcony ( 280ft2 - 344ft2 )

The Classic Terrace adds an extra dimension to an extraordinary double room. Its terrace or balcony looks out over the hotel’s garden and landscaped p...

From 402 USD

Deluxe Garden View Room with Balcony ( 388ft2 - 452ft2 )

The authentic decor throughout the Deluxe Rooms puts guests immediately at ease, as golden walls and linens are complemented by rich, royal burgundy....

From 431 USD

Grand Deluxe Bay View Room ( 441ft2 - 538ft2 )

The 41 to 50-square-meter Grand Deluxe Rooms, located on the fourth through seventh floors on the front side of the hotel, look out over the radiant B...

From 371 USD

Deluxe Room with Bay View ( 388ft2 - 452ft2 )

The authentic decor throughout the Deluxe Rooms puts guests immediately at ease, as golden walls and linens are complemented by rich, royal burgundy....

From 729 USD

2 Bedroom Family Corner Suite ( 581ft2 - 603ft2 )

The three 56-square-meter Family Suites provide characteristic views of the hotel’s abundant garden from spacious balconies. Equipped with a table and...

From 237 USD

Classic Room ( 280ft2 - 388ft2 )

The Classic Window double room offers a captivating view of the hotel’s garden and landscaped park. Its recent redesign integrates the authentic essen...

From 3,817 USD

4 Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool ( 3229ft2 )

Villa Suite 4 Bedroom Villa, Garden level, Private pool - The unique 300-square-meter Villa Suite is located near the sixth hole of the neighboring So...

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