La Residencia Mallorca Spain
Mallorca (also spelled Majorca) is one of the Balearic Islands . They are Spanish and Catalan and are a quick plane ride or a longer ferry ride from a number of coastal cities in Spain. I went by plane from Barcelona and it was 30 minutes and about 45 euros.
La Residencia is one of the loveliest hotels I’ve ever stayed in. Deia (which is listed in 1000 Places to See Before You Die) is about a half an hour away from the airport and from the major city of Palma. There is a bus that stops right outside the resort or you can rent a car. Beware the winding mountain roads and especially beware of the roundabouts!
The hotel is like staying at a friend’s very upscale home. It’s warm and gracious with wonderful amenities. There is a first class restaurant called El Olivo (Sting has been known to eat here…yes, that Sting!).
There is also a spa and an indoor pool. The spa treatments are the best and every single person who is employed in this resort makes you feel welcome. Off-season rates are extremely affordable and the weather is not hot in winter, but is definately mild.
The scenery is stunning. You can see the mountains above you and the Mediterranean below. It’s hard to imagine a better place to spend a quiet week. This is a perfect escape venue.