Athena Calderone

Belmond La Residencia

  • Where:
  • Why:Work and play!
  • When:June 2021
  • Who:Me, my husband Victor, my son Jivan, and my pup Tuco
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Belmond La Residencia Enjoying the sunshine on our balcony

Enjoying the sunshine on our balcony

Belmond La Residencia The most beautiful hotel entrance

The most beautiful hotel entrance

Belmond La Residencia A bottle of champagne upon arrival on our villa balcony

A bottle of champagne upon arrival on our villa balcony

Belmond La Residencia This is where daily breakfast was served — overlooking the gorgeous mountains

This is where daily breakfast was served — overlooking the gorgeous mountains

Belmond La Residencia Incredible live music during aperitivo hour

Incredible live music during aperitivo hour

Belmond La Residencia Basking in the sunlight at our private villa pool

Basking in the sunlight at our private villa pool

Belmond La Residencia I mean… look at that pool view

I mean… look at that pool view

Belmond La Residencia The atmosphere here most certainly rivals the food

The atmosphere here most certainly rivals the food

Belmond La Residencia The main bedroom in our villa

The main bedroom in our villa

Belmond La Residencia A gorgeous view of Deià

A gorgeous view of Deià

Belmond La Residencia Stunning location in the heart of the mountains

Stunning location in the heart of the mountains

Belmond La Residencia Jivan using the amazing outdoor kitchen and grill

Jivan using the amazing outdoor kitchen and grill

Belmond La Residencia The property boasts some incredible sculptures from Miró and artists-in-residence

The property boasts some incredible sculptures from Miró and artists-in-residence

Belmond La Residencia This is the studio of Juan Waelder, he is a resident artist and amazing sculptor

This is the studio of Juan Waelder, he is a resident artist and amazing sculptor

Belmond La Residencia The perfect spot to capture a beautiful moment

The perfect spot to capture a beautiful moment

Belmond La Residencia Is there anything better than a Mediterranean sunset?

Is there anything better than a Mediterranean sunset?

Highs & Lows

  • The live music during aperitivo hour was my favorite part of the day.

  • The sculptures and art scattered throughout the hotel — including works by Miró — were inspiring and beautiful. I also loved exploring the artist-in-residence sculpture studio.

  • The manicured grounds of the property are simply breathtaking — replete with lemon and fig trees — with incredible views of both the mountains and sea.

  • The service and attention to detail was spectacular.

  • This is an amazing place to connect and learn more about art history.

  • For booking off-site activities and restaurants, communication with the concierge was not as smooth as I would have hoped.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Traditional Mallorcan-style Hotel

  • Vibe

    Extravagant yet peaceful in the dreamiest setting

  • Location

    In the heart of Deià

  • Rooms

    71 rooms and suites, 1 villa

  • Arrival Experience

    My family and I had a great check-in experience. We received a tour of the grounds and were offered after-hours breakfast upon arrival

  • Future Forward

    They have an amazing artist residency program, and they also feature works by Joan Miró throughout the property. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the artists, Juan Waelder. He is an incredible sculptor and we had an amazing chat

  • Music

    Beautiful live music at aperitivo hour

  • Year Opened

    The hotel consists of several buildings — a late 14th century watchtower, two ancient manor houses (Son Canals and Son Moragues — early and late 16th century) plus more recent buildings that were added throughout the years. The original buildings were turned into a hotel in 1984

  • Designed By

    All interiors and exteriors of the hotel are in traditional Mallorcan architectural style. The buildings were converted into a hotel in 1984, maintaining as many original features as possible. One of the main interior designers was Antonio Obrador, and later refurbishments were commissioned to Interior Designer Inge Moore (Muza Lab) and Michelle Jouanett

  • Health & Wellness

    They have a luxurious spa with six treatment rooms, an indoor pool, jacuzzi and gym. They also have tennis courts and pottery workshops. I personally did not have a need to book a spa treatment as the Mediterranean sea was my spa

  • Food

    They have two restaurants on the grounds, El Olivo and Cafe Miró, which offer a daily breakfast buffet, lunch, live music, and a poolside bar. The breakfast was our favorite!

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Aperitivo hour was delicious

  • Minibar & Retail

    Our private villa had a stocked kitchen including jamon, fruits and local delights like a variety of flaky Mallorcan sea salts — no minibar needed

  • Accessibility

    They have two rooms on the ground floor which are more easily accessible with a wheelchair, and you can reach every room in 2 buildings with elevators. The property is not ideal for people with walking disabilities

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes! So happy I was able to bring our fourth family member, Tuco!

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Certainly on the expensive side, but well worth it!

  • Tel.

    +34 971 63 9011

  • Website

    Visit website

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