La Residencia is an exclusive haunt of royalty, rock stars Hollywood A-listers. This hotel is the crème de la crème of hotels, and has been showered with deserved awards since its opening.
Previously owned by Richard Branson, this truly romantic and glamorous retreat is situated in the equally charming village of Deia. Set in a dramatic landscape, La Residencia nestles between the impressive craggy Tramuntana mountains and the calming deep blue sea. Surrounded by 30 acres of olive and citrus groves, this exclusive haven has been created out of 16th and 17th century traditional manor houses spread out over the spacious grounds. The hotel has managed to successfully combine its glamour and elegance with its ancient surrounds and history, as original features and Mallorcan antiques are blended with modern luxuries and neutral shades.
Its magical setting is ideal for complete relaxation and as guests are so well provided for and pampered, many don’t stray too far. La Residencia offers top of the range spa and beauty treatments, sports facilities and there’s even a personal fitness trainer or tennis coach on hand. As would be expected, the cuisine is highly acclaimed. The restaurant El Olivo is reputedly one of the finest in Spain, due to its romantic setting, top notch food and extensive wine list. For those wanting culinary variety, the hotel also has the more relaxed Son Fony and a poolside restaurant. Whilst just outside the grounds, the village has a good collection of recommended eateries and bars.
Picturesque Deia is the perfect village to play host to La Residencia’s guests, with its quaint honey stone cobbled streets, glorious views and well heeled residents. For those fancying a dip in the sea, there’s a charming shingle cove with beach bar. Or guests can further explore the sea and dramatic coast by private yacht or catamaran arranged via reception.