About La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca
The beautiful Balearics may have gained fame as a place for partygoers. But there’s another side to Mallorca—a side that’s altogether quieter and more sophisticated. Where late nights are traded for early mornings filled with saltwater swims and hilltop hikes.
La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca is a place that knows luxury—and life—is best served chilled. Clinging to a hillside in the charming village of Deià, the hotel offers unrivalled views over the Tramuntana Mountains and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Breathe deeply as you wander through a maze of sweet-scented citrus trees, keeping an eye out for olive groves that are older than the hotel’s historic buildings.
The heart of La Residencia beats from two manor houses that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Behind the honey-coloured stone walls and pale green shutters, you’ll find original beams are complemented by whitewashed walls. Come summer, the cooling terracotta tiles fend off the heat of the sun.
Should you wish to explore, the hotel is cradled by UNESCO-protected countryside which entices hikers. Guests can also venture out on two wheels with a professional cyclist as a guide.
Gastronomy is, after all, the hotel’s pride and joy. While the hotel’s fine-dining options include the romantic El Olivo, you can also choose to take it easy over tapas at Café Miró. Named after the celebrated Spanish artist, you’ll find 33 of his works adorning the walls.
Art abounds in every corner at La Residencia. Beyond the in-house gallery, there are over 750 original works by locals artists displayed across the rooms. Visit the studio of Alan Hydes, the resident painter, for an art class. Or create something three-dimensional with resident sculptor Juan Walder.