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Planning your annual holiday is exciting and needs some research once you have picked the place where you want to spend these precious weeks. You then need to check out which hotels are in your chosen destination that match your budget. Choosing the best hotel within your possibilities is just as important as the location. The hotel can make a big difference to your experience as a traveller, so you must make sure that it has good facilities and good service.

If you have decided to spend your holidays in the pretty village Deià on Mallorca’s west coast, you have chosen one of the best places to go. Many publications that are responsible for informing readers about the best options on the market are full of praise for Deià. The Travel and Leisure magazine has done a vote to choose the best hotels in Spain and Portugal, and one of the best is in Mallorca, specifically in Deià.

Deià’s unique charm

Deià is a really charming little coastal town, and apart from spending holidays there, there is always the option of buying property in this beautiful area. If you are looking for houses with sea views in Deià, here you will find the best options.

Beach in Cala Deia
Cala Deià, a paradise in the heart of the Tramuntana

The real estate market in Deià offers incredible opportunities and you will be interested to know that over decades, this little town has attracted many celebrities. At first, Deià was discovered by the famous poet, Robert Graves, who spent the best part of his life there. Of course, he was followed by other writers and painters and the village developed a chic BoHo charm. The artist scene however has changed and Hollywood celebrities and rock stars, have been visiting now for years and many have bought property there. So, nowadays, you will most probably bump into glamorous rock stars like Sir Bob Geldorf or Annie Lennox, even members of Hollywood’s elite are attracted to Deià by its laid-back style and quaintness, Michael Douglas has owned an emblematic estate in the area for years.


Deia lifestyle guide

Many properties for sale in the Deià area offer both fantastic sea views and views over the UNESCO heritage site, the Tramuntana mountain range. The views add to the appeal that Deià properties have, generally with a traditional stone exterior and a super modern interior. A Deià property enjoys the sensational natural surroundings of a mountain village and the peace it offers. Buy a villa or house for sale in Deia and you will have arrived in your own little paradise!

The best hotel in Mallorca

So, whilst you are actively searching the property market in Deià, why not base yourself in one of the top hotels. The Travel and Leisure magazine gave the La Residencia de Belmond Hotel in Deiá a score of 95/100, voting it the best hotel in Mallorca and one of the top 5 in all of Spain and Portugal.

La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel - Luxury Mallorca Hotels

The emblematic hotel used to belong to Richard Branson’s Virgin Group but recently changed ownership and now is part of the said Belmond Hotel branch, owned by the French billionaire, Bernard Arnault, who recently de-throned Elon Musk as the richest man on earth! No way as flamboyant as Elon Musk, Bernard Arnault is the president of the luxury LVMH, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, group. He is a more discreet billionaire who does not seek the limelights

The fact that the hotel has changed the nationality of ownership from British to French, has not affected its faithful following of Anglo clientele, nor its unique ambient. Wealthy visitors from the UK and USA rightly regard La Residencia as one of the best hotels in Europe, here they are guaranteed a relaxing and discreetly handled stay. The expertly trained staff are used to dealing with high-profile clients and offer an exclusive service that is greatly appreciated.  

La Residencia, the unique five-star hotel, first opened its doors in 1984. It consists of two 16th-century buildings that have been restored and enlarged. There are 71 rooms and suites, not to mention a villa, restaurants, bar, and bistro. The hotel also disposes of 8 event spaces where special occasions with up to 100 guests can be celebrated, La Residencia is a favourite venue for weddings!

The more energetic guests can enjoy the outdoor and indoor pools, the gym, spa, and tennis courts. True to the artistic heritage of the village, one of the most attractive features about the hotel is the art collection with more than 800 exhibits. In addition, the sculpture garden and a path dedicated to some of the most influential poets invite to take a relaxing stroll.

What the rooms in La Residencia offer

La Residencia offers simple rooms between 30 and 35 m², they have a sofa, a bathroom, and a bed. All rooms are well-appointed with televisions, DVD players, coffee makers, minibars, safes, iHome systems, Wi-Fi, and bathrooms have basic amenities. One of these rooms costs between 1,500 and 2,000 euros per night during the high season.

Those who are looking for an even more luxurious experience, the villa is the perfect option. It is 170 m² with three bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a swimming pool, and will cost between 4,794 and 4,922 euros during the high season.

Mallorca is currently the top holiday location in Spain, if not in Europe and Deià is a jewel like no other. Over the years, many who first visited Deia for a holiday have ended up buying a town house or a country property for sale in Deia. Just imagine a traditional Mallorcan house for sale with sea views in Deià and you have found your property in paradise.

By Iris Gruenewald

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