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Welcome to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca

The Majestic Expression of Mallorca

As of 2022, we invite you to discover our refurbished Rooms & Suites, inspired by Mallorca´s indigenous charms and treasures. An Adults Only 16+ hotel, with captivating panoramic views towards the bay of Palma, Castillo Hotel Son Vida embodies the alluring lifestyle of its affluent neighborhood. Combining an enriching heritage with thoughtful service, the sophisticated ambience extends throughout 164 guestrooms and suites. Surrounded by three excellent golf courses and featuring outdoor swimming pools for unequalled recreation, the 5-star, luxury hotel also offers prime downtime at Castillo Hotel Son Vida Spa, including a 24-hour fitness center. A dining destination on its own, an inspired range of restaurants, make the most of the unsurpassed vistas, from fine dining El Castell to the chic Pool Bar. Our recently renovated meeting rooms boasting natural day light, create the perfect setting for corporate and social events.

Rooms and Suites

Retreat to Your Own Sanctuary

Unwind in our bright and spacious suites, with incomparable views of Palma Bay, the golf courses and the hotel garden.

Hotel bedroom with king bed with night stands on each side and chair next to balcony window.

Create the Exceptional

Supported by unrivaled service, this historic hotel offers both recreation and respite. Inspired destination experiences, a legacy for immersive gastronomy, including private dining, as well as enhanced spa and wellness through individual and shared treatments at Castillo Hotel Son Vida Spa, all combine to create the exceptional.

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A Captivating History

The Castillo Hotel Son Vida Story

The 13th century castle hotel captivates its guests with a blend of historical architecture, exquisite antiques, valuable paintings by significant artists and all the latest in modern conveniences.

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Hotel entrances with outdoor patio.
Son Vida

In the chronicles of Mallorca Island, Son Vida is first mentioned in 1518 –as a country estate in a dream location on the city limits of Palma, with an unforgettable view of the bay. The Vidas were a highly regarded family that had amassed great wealth after the conquest of the island.

Outdoor terrace with bushes and umbrellas with different seats underneath.
Live Music Events

Enjoy live music performances on the balcony of Mallorca during Summer. Every Wednesday and Friday be delighted by wonderful music performances on our main terrace. Accompany your Saturday evening with live guitar classics in Es Castell and Sunday afternoon sunsets accompanied by live DJ set at our pool bar.

Fitness center with different weights and equipment.
Yoga Classes

Immerse into the peaceful world of our Spa with group yoga classes, complimentary for our guests and spa/gym members. Classes available from May to October.

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Outdoor lounge area with tables and seating.

Arabella Golf Mallorca

Gazing at the beautiful island scenery, both Son Vida Golf Course and the Executive Course of Son Quint surround the hotel whereas Son Muntaner & Son Quint Golf Courses are just two minutes drive. We offer a singular golfing experience that stands unequaled in Europe. With our Unlimited Golf Offers, our guests can swing their clubs at any of the nearby Arabella golf courses: four distinct experiences on the island’s time-tested and revered greens. The leading golf resort in the Mediterranean offers you 63 best reasons to play golf.

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Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.

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Environmental Practices

Learn more about our hotel's green initiatives, including energy and water conservation, recycling, environmentally responsible purchasing and more.

Energy & Water Conservation:


High-efficiency lighting in guestrooms

High-efficiency lighting in public areas

Water conserving fixtures

Regular preventive maintenance

Waste Minimization & Environmentally Responsible Purchasing:


Recycling:

Elimination of styrofoam packaging

Environmentally preferred products

Amenity management

Alternatives to plastic bottled water

Sustainable food and beverage options


Enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality:

Participation in Circular Economy initiatives


Green Housekeeping:

Integrated pest management practices


Raising Awareness:

Property-level Green Council
Sustainable Meetings Practices

360 Virtual Tour Castillo Hotel Son Vida

It is not that easy to experience the majesty of our stunning hotel, rooms & suites, restaurants and meeting spaces without actually visiting. Nevertheless, using some state of the art photography, we wish to bring our facilities closer to you, with our 360-degree virtual tour, aiming to provide an excellent taste of what you will see when you arrive. Explore the enchanting lobby, admire the breathtaking views, choose the room you like the most and imagine yourself relaxing at our Spa.

Lobby

Art in Castillo Hotel Son Vida

The 13th century castle hotel captivates its guests with a blend of historical architecture, exquisite antiques, valuable paintings by significant artists and all the latest in modern conveniences. These pieces of art can be found in different areas of the hotel. A large sample can be found around the stairs way, in the Anckerman room, the reception, or in the bar Armas

Private dining room with long table and chairs set surrounded by painted scenes on each wall.

Art Details

Work and Importance

Fausto Morell was known for his exquisite imitations of the 15th-century Flemish style. His most important works are paintings of historical events, religious scenes and portraits. Morell was a descendant of a very prominent Mallorcan noble: Prince Orlandis, the founder of Casal Solleric (18th century), which is now Palma’s municipal cultural centre in the Passeig d’es Born.

 

Family Background

He grew up in a very art-minded family: by the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, Casal Solleric had already become a private cultural venue for symposiums and artistic events. Among the visitors were writers, musicians and painters, as well as Austrian Empress Elisabeth (known to posterity as “Sisi”), who came in the company of her relation Archduke Ludwig Salvator, and of course incognito, to see Fausto Morell’s studio. In addition to the archduke, who sat for a portrait, Morell’s circle of friends included the musician Pau Casals, the poet Miguel Costa y Llobera and Ricard Anckermann. Fausto Morell interceded on several occasions when differences arose between the proprietor of Son Vida at the time, Fernando Truyols, and the artist Ricard Anckermann regarding the dining room decor. One of Morell’s idiosyncrasies was to invite friends like Pau Casals or Archduke Ludwig Salvator to his studio and, while painting, to engage in heated conversations often revolving round the subject of the work in progress.

 

The Other Fausto Morell

There’s another important painter named Fausto Morell: viz. Fausto Morell y Orlandis, the father of the aforementioned artist. Heirs of a rich aristocratic family, both enjoyed the privilege of not having to cater to patrons and their tastes, which left them at liberty to develop their style and subject-matter freely.

Family history

Anckermann was born in 1842 in Palma de Mallorca. As his surname suggests, he was of German descent: at the end of the 18th century his grandfather, Karl Angermann, was recruited by a Swiss regiment to serve as armourer. The regiment hired their services out to the Spanish crown and were transferred to Palma. The alteration of the name Angermann was due to civil servants’ errors in writing the unfamiliar name and the prevailing tendency to bring spellings into line with Spanish pronunciation. Ricard Anckermann’s father, Jordi Angermann/Ankermann (there are over a dozen variants of the family name), in turn served as armourer in a battalion of the Mallorcan militia.

 

Life

Ricard Anckermann’s talent was conspicuous even from a young age. After his first years of study and a very brief career as municipal councillor of Palma, he fled from politics to Paris, to give himself entirely over to his art. When he ran out of money, his brother, an engineer supervising the building of a steamship in England, found him a job as interior decorator, and with the same ship that was later to ply between the island and mainland under the name of “Lulio”, Anckermann returned to embark on a brilliant career as an artist and art teacher.

 

Polymath

Ricard Anckermann had an astoundingly wide range of interests. He felt at home and achieved consummate mastery in vastly different styles, subjects, formats and materials. He took a serious interest in other pursuits as well. He loved music not only as an inactive listener, but played the cello and even composed works of his own, one of which he sent to his brother Carles, director of the Tacón theatre orchestra in Havana, Cuba. His other passions were literature and historical research; in the latter field he published two treatises.

 

Decoration of the Son Vida dining room

At the turn of the century Ferran Truyols, the Marqués de la Torre and owner of Son Vida, commissioned Ricard Anckermann to decorate the dining room. The artist spent four years working on it, his last major project. The work consists of canvases that are mounted on frames and cover the walls of the room. They depict ten scenes from a royal hunting expedition in the 18th century.

 

The scenes show: The Departure from the Castle, Riding to the Hunting Grounds, The Pursuit of Game, A Bolting Horse, the Prince and His Bride, Open-Air Cooking, Banquet, Dancing, Games and the Return to the Castle.

 

In contrast to his previous works, the painter here entirely dispenses with heavy symbolism and concentrates all his efforts on a naturalistic portrayal without ulterior motives.

Work and Importance

Antoni Ribas exemplifies the artist who, despite tremendous talent, never took the leap into the international art market because he preferred the security of steady employment at home to the prospect of a precarious existence as an artist abroad. And that in spite of the sensation he’d caused by winning the gold medal at the exhibition of the Academia de Bellas Artes in Barcelona in 1866: against the phalanx of established Catalan artists who had embraced the prevailing trend of historical Romanticism, the unknown 21-year-old Mallorcan pitted a naturalistic landscape, which took first prize. With this achievement, Ribas reinforced and consolidated the revolution that had already begun in Spanish painting towards realistic depictions of landscapes.

 

Life

After his success in Barcelona, he took up work in 1868 as a set designer at the Teatro Príncipe de Asturias in Palma and in 1872 as an art instructor at the Academia de Bellas Artes, also in Palma. As an artist he had already received honorary titles from an early age. Towards the end of his career, however, Ribas, the one-time pioneer, came to be seen as a figurehead of established academic painting, against which the turn-of-the-century modernists revolted. Ribas was friends with O’Neille, Ricard Anckermann and Fausto Morell, with whom he started up an artist’s association (Fomento de la Pintura y Escultura) in 1876.

Life, Work, Importance

Juan Pantoja de la Cruz ranks among the leading Spanish portraitists of the late 16th century and is an exponent of Spanish Renaissance painting. In 1598 upon Philip III’s accession to the throne, he was appointed court painter.

Meeting room with table and chairs in a U formation.

Business Center

For professional guests or those in need of advanced technological services, our all-hours Business Center has top-of-the-line communication facilities.

Along with PCs, High Speed Internet Access, and Wi-Fi, there is a complimentary internet-based printing service and our professional staff is always available and happy to assist.

All above facilities and services are available for our hotel guests for no extra charge.

Please contact Guest Services to arrange access.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Concierge Services

Our concierge desk is open every day and 24 hours to assist guests with all their needs, including but not limited to: Restaurant Reservations, Car Rentals, Airport Transportation, Airline Tickets, Floral Arrangements, Tour Reservations.

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GETTING HERE

Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca

C/Raixa 2, Urbanizacion Son Vida, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 07013

Tel: +34 971-493493
Distance from Property: 15 KM
Phone Number: +34 -902404704
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On-Property

Private Car Service
Limousine/Van Service

Awards

Green Key Award
Green Key Award
World Luxury Hotel Award 2022
World Luxury Hotel Award 2022 - Luxury Adults Only Hotel

Property Details

Restaurant

Spa

Fitness Center

On-Site Golf

Indoor Pool

Outdoor Pool

Hot Tub

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Bicycle Rental:€75

Dry Cleaning Service

Laundry

Kitchen

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Full American Breakfast

Free Coffee/Tea

Kitchenette

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

No pets allowed

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking
Complimentary Valet Parking
Electric Car Charging Station
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards

Services

Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
Spanish, English, German, Italian

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +34 971-493493

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors

Certifications

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certified

Footprints

Carbon Footprint: 33.29 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 820.97 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Electric car charging

Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca