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Castillo Hotel Son Vida - Luxury holidays to Mallorca

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  • About this holiday

    On a rural estate, surrounded by golf courses and wooded hills and with the sea in the distance, the five-star Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a luxury, peaceful alternative to bustling Mallorca, but with the cultural sights, marina, and beachfront still within easy reach. Home to Mallorca’s oldest golf course, the remains of a 13th century castle, and a modern kids’ club and dining venues, the Castillo Hotel Son Vida comes highly recommended for stays of a few nights to a week in Mallorca.

    The journey and how you get there


    Fresh fruit on arrival in Classic, Deluxe, and Grand Deluxe rooms.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Palma de Mallorca, private transfers, and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children under twelve sharing a Family suite.
    From £5,840 for 7 nights in low season.
    From £8,340 for 7 nights in high season.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    A hotel well-suited to families, with excellent authentic dining facilities and golf course.

    Hotel description

    The Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a five-star hotel situated on an estate just outside the bustling capital of Mallorca: Palma de Mallorca. Parts of the hotel from the building’s 13th century beginnings remain, which not only adds to the charm of the hotel’s exterior, but influences the characterful detail within. Grand stone archways in the grounds lead through to a façade of turrets, thick oak doors with black iron handles, and tall, narrow windows. Inside, grand, curving, mirrored staircases lead up from the lobby floor towards the rooms. Surrounded by dense, lush trees and a golf course, a formal garden terrace sits at the back of the resort, providing a secluded place to stroll in the mornings. To the side is a curved pool terrace that looks out towards the sea, across the rooftops and spire of Palma de Mallorca. Above the pool, the hotel restaurants spill out onto multiple levels, connected by authentic stone steps. Restaurant Es Ví serves tapas-style dishes crafted out of traditional Mallorcan flavours in the atmosphere of a Spanish bodega, with a collection of wine populating every wall, glass tables supported by converted barrels, and wide archways on the ceiling. Restaurant Es Castell serves unique and innovative cuisine, prepared using only seasonal ingredients, on a beautiful terrace that has a real Mediterranean feel. Bright colours are combined with the sensational views of Palma de Mallorca. Each week, Restaurant Es Castell holds themed buffets on select nights. Two bars and one lounge provide plenty of space to relax in and out of the sun during the day, and in complete sophistication in the evenings. The guestrooms at the hotel have a classical style, with rich textured curtains, carved wooden headboards, and ornate golden wall lamps. White bed sheets and a neutral colour palette add a touch of modernity. The higher the room category, the more lavish the grand designs and amenities; culminating in the Villa Suite, which has its own plunge pool. The Beauty Spa and Health Club are refreshingly modern, with a sleek design built around soothing colours. Here, holistic treatments are offered in cool treatment rooms, using Anne Semonin Paris and OPI products. After a massage, enjoy a beauty treatment at the salon. The Kids’ Club at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida is organised and managed by specialised employees, who run a devised programme of activities that can be enjoyed each day of the week, allowing parents time to use the spa facilities, take an excursion into town, or enjoy a round on the Son Vida golf course, the oldest in Mallorca. The convenient, yet secluded, location is the crowning glory on what is a luxurious and attractive resort in Mallorca.


    Son Vida, near Palma de Mallorca

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    15 minutes by car

    Closest airport

    Palma de Mallorca

    Room types

    161 rooms and suites with air-conditioning, wifi, satellite television, CD/DVD player, telephone, radio, safe, and minibar.
    Classic Room
    Classic Room with terrace
    Deluxe Room with sea view
    Deluxe Room with terrace
    Grand Deluxe Room with sea view and balcony
    Family Suite
    Classic Suite
    Deluxe Suite
    LOEWE Suite
    Royal Suite
    Villa Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant Es Castell, Restaurant Es Ví, 3 swimming pools, 1 additional children’s pool, Castillo Beauty Spa, library, guest parking, room service, beauty salon, hairdressers, Kids’ Club, and shop.

    Water sports

    Land sports


    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Palma de Mallorca, capital of the island, is the closest city to the Castillo Hotel Son Vida. Here, you can soak up the history of the old town, comprised of winding streets lined with boutique shops and picturesque cafes. Beyond Palma, however, you can head west to the beaches of Bendinat, head north-east into the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, or head inland to the lush hillsides and quaint villages. On the northern coast, sheltered by the mountain peaks, is Deia, a very pretty artist’s village with its own near-private cove. You can also take a train from Palma to Soller, a fishing village on the northern coast.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports, walking, hiking, cycling


    The hotel is complete with children’s menus and a kids’ club.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Children’s Clubs: The Kids’ Club is open until the end of October each year, and offers a programme of scheduled activities, a shaded pool area, and a playground for children aged 3 to 12 years.

    Medical Facilities: The hotel is just a ten-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca Hospital.

    Children’s Amenities: Cots are provided on request free of charge.

    Children’s Entertainment: The resort has both an indoor and outdoor play area, plus a children’s pool.

    Family Rooms: All rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. Family Suites can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. All other suites can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults. The Villa Suite can accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children. Interconnecting rooms are available.

    Family Dining: Both Es Castell Restaurant and Es Ví Restaurant offer children’s menus.


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