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Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca

$400 or more
C/ Raixa 2
Urbanización Son Vida
Palma de Mallorca , Mallorca
Tel: 34 971 493 493
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:

When this hotel overlooking Palma de Mallorca—originally a private palace dating to the thirteenth century—first opened in 1961, it was an instant jet-set compass point. Over the following 20 years, it became a favorite of the blazer-wearing British gentry but gradually followed its clientele into a genteel senescence. Fast-forward to a recent $27 million top-to-bottom renovation that has produced lovely landscaping and 164 rooms done finca style in shades of caramel, curry, and butter with dark-stained furniture. The hotel has two gorgeous pools and two excellent restaurants, along with one of Spain's best golf courses. One gripe: Charging $39 for a day's Internet access is outrageous.

—2007 Hot List

When to go: Mallorca is especially lovely during the off-season—May through June or September through October—but is a worthy year-round destination.

Which room to book: One with a view of Palma, such as the deluxe double No. 458.

Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, Spa

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.