Hotel Son Brull in Mallorca is one of the best hotels that we recently visited, and a well-deserved entrant into our top 10 list. Here is why we loved our stay at Hotel Son Brull:
1) Top level service and attention: upon our arrival, the owner of the hotel personally greeted us and wished us a good stay offering to assist us in any possible way. Everything in our hotel experience seems well-planned with attention to the smallest detail, which I consider to be the highest form of luxury.
2) Tranquil location: Hotel Son Brull is situated in an old restored monastery, surrounded by 40 acres of farm land, including a 300 year-old olive grove, many citrus, fig and almond trees, and an organic garden where artichokes and tomatoes are the main crops. Located at the foot of the Puig de Maria (with a pilgrimage church and monastery on top) which overlooks the sea and the bay of Pollensa in the distance, there are many activities nearby including cycling (Mallorca is a cycling heaven and many professional teams train in winter and early spring), hiking (many well-marked hiking trails), wonderful beaches and a historic town.
3) Room and amenities: the rooms are modern, extremely comfortable with all the luxury amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay. The rooms are quiet and spacious. The Wi-Fi network is fast and hassle-free (no cumbersome log-in screens; no having to log in every time you turn on your laptop/tablet). There is a large outdoor pool with views of the surrounding mountains as well as an indoor spa (with Turkish sauna and dry sauna, small heated indoor pool, massage room).
4) Restaurant and Bar – the restaurant called 3/65 is open for dinner (reservations recommended); for lunch or cocktails and small plates, the Ubar is very good. In both restaurants, they offer seasonal menus based on fresh ingredients from the farm. I recommend having dinner at least once at 3/65.
5) Design: the owners did an excellent job of converting the 12th century monastery/farm at the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana into a modern structure with Japanese sensibilities.
All this at a very reasonable (albeit off-season) price. While we are not always fans of the Relais & Châteaux group, this hotel is one of their jewels. We will be back!