It was like some kind of magic. A hotel in Mallorca that left me spellbound.
I knew the biggest island in the Balearic archipelago could throw a party, but I didn’t know it could be enchanting. Not, that is, until we entered the grand courtyard of Zoetry Mallorca, a magnificent country hotel in the past that mesmerizes with quiet courtyards, charming service, a pool or two and luxurious and serene rooms.
Guys on tour, head to Magaluf, which is about 50 km (31 miles) west, on the other side of the capital, Palma.
Zoetry Mallorca, pictured, is a beautiful country hotel in time
The hotel “fascinates with its peaceful courtyards, charming service, a pool or two, and luxurious, serene rooms,” says Ted. It occupies buildings that belonged to the land nobility dating from the 14th century
Zoetry Mallorca was once a Hilton but has recently been refurbished and has become a jewel in the portfolio of the American group Amresorts Collection
Zoetry Mallorca occupies buildings that once belonged to the land nobility dating back to the 14th century, has a 15th century windmill (whose origins, oddly enough, are unknown) and a fascinating 19th century neo-Gothic chapel, built by an elder owner .
It used to be a Hilton but has recently been refurbished and has become a jewel in the portfolio of the American group Amresorts Collection.
We found it on a quiet road about 20 km (12 miles) southeast of the island’s capital, surrounded by not much at all.
Ted writes: “I knew the biggest island in the Balearic archipelago could throw a party, but I didn’t know it could be enchanting”
There are two adult pools, one with a kids’ pool – “and that’s where we did a lot of our flops,” Ted reveals
Ted praised the hotel’s service around the pools – there was always a lifeguard on duty and staff ready to hand out refreshments
There is a quality vineyard next door – Bodegas Bordoy – but other than that it’s a rustic, raw country area and occasionally birds of prey.
Our room was a junior suite with a luxurious bathroom in the renovated stable, where the interior designer had embraced the path to clutter-free tranquility and left the walls relaxing in a relaxed way and the room embellished with some wooden furniture. carefully chosen wood.
We parents had a gigantic bed to sink into and our four year old daughter a comfy sofa bed in the living room.
It was a most relaxing environment and a short walk from the aristocratic hotel facilities, which are connected by flower and tree lined paths, ancient hallways and the aforementioned quiet courtyards.
Ted’s favorite area within the hotel grounds was the cobbled courtyard (pictured), where breakfast and dinner were served by the hotel’s “wonderful staff”.
Some rooms at Zoetry Mallorca have an aristocratic air
Ted’s bedroom was similar to the one pictured, with a quiet, clutter-free aesthetic
Hotel facilities are impressive – and include an expansive spa with bubbling pools
The hotel is surrounded only by rustic countryside
There are two adult pools, one with a kids’ pool – and that’s where we did a lot of our flops, and where the little one usually got the most excited. Getting her out of the water was a task.
There was a lifeguard on duty at all times, a most efficient waitress on call to distribute tasty bar food (fresh salads with huge tomatoes, pasta and Mallorcan wine were our menu items) and many trees providing shade.
But maybe my favorite place in the hotel grounds was the cobbled courtyard, where breakfast and dinner were served by the wonderful hotel staff to the guests sitting under beautiful trees.
On starry evenings, we dined on delicious tapas and sipped rose cava while the musicians floated music in the night air.
This image shows the hotel’s incredible 19th-century Gothic Revival chapel
It’s a long way from Magaluf, which is about 50 km (31 miles) to the west, on the other side of Palma.
The hotel facilities are connected by paths lined with flowers and trees and ancient corridors
Ted and his family discovered some great beaches on the south coast of Mallorca, including Cala Pi (pictured)
The alluring beach of Cala Marcal, within walking distance of another gem – Cala Brafi
In the morning, fresh coffee and Spanish pastries arrived quickly as we scoured the maps and guides and worked out the day’s itinerary, often aided by the hotel’s superstar guest relations manager, Ana.
We found treasures, gorgeous beaches just a short drive away, like Cala Marcal, Cala Brafi and Cala Pi on the south and east coasts – and thanks to some captivating satellite navigation instructions from the BMW X1 rental car, we were able to explore some of the sites on the island. the narrowest roads and less suitable for SUVs as a bonus. And I was able to practice my turns at 20 points.
Was I pissed off? Not once have I been enveloped in the alluring embrace of Zoetry Mallorca.
Ted and his family were hosted by Zoetry Mallorca. British Airways Holidays are offering seven nights at this 5-star property from £ 529 per person, traveling on selected dates between September 1 and September 30, 2021 inclusive. Includes return economy (Euro Traveler) flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg baggage allowance and accommodation with breakfast. Book by August 30, 2021. To book, visit www.britishairways.com/en-gb/destinations/palma or call 0344 493 0125.
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