Friday, August 3, 2012

HOTEL CHECK SPAIN, part 1, Jumeirah Port Soller



DUBAI LUXURY FOR MALLORCA.
New to our Select Collection - and new to the world. Jumeirah Port Soller is a very stylish and luxurious resort. Stunning views from every angle and every corner as it perches on a clifftop.


No need to decide on sea or mountain views - you get both

The Dubai-based Jumeirah chain boasts "seven star" properties, and is spreading world-wide with its lavish luxury concept.

The new Jumeirah in Port Soller consists of 11 buildings covering over 18 thousand square metres. We did get lost a couple of times as in some buildings you have to use the elevator, and then walk to the opposite end of that building to then get into another elevator to take you to the next level. On the 2nd or 3rd day you will be able to navigate more easily. Some of the larger buildings with long corridors had a more corporate feel. Maybe because the building was brand new and hadn’t been ‘lived in’ yet.


Accommodation

We stayed in a superior room with port, sea and mountain views. The room was very spacious and had a good size balcony. The bathroom was also a very good size with Bvlgari amenities. There is a see through glass wall separating the bathroom from the bedroom. Maybe not for guests who are sharing a room with a friend or colleague, but delightfully intimate for honeymooners. The executive suite is fantastic for families as there is a separate living area with a 2nd toilet. Apparently the only hotel in Mallorca to offer this facility. All rooms are fitted with touch screen LED monitors to control room temperature, lighting, open and close curtains& display ‘do not disturb’ sign.



Altogether there are 120 accommodations from 34 to 152 sqm.

Food & beverage

The resort offers six bars and restaurants. Our favourite spot is the sunset bar in the main building, which overlooks the sea; here you can watch the perfect sunset. It was very cloudy the first day. However, the cocktail menu made up for that!

Delicious food at Cap Roig Restaurant

We had dinner at ‘Cap Roig’ restaurant, the exclusive speciality restaurant which overlooks the sea. The wine list was excellent.

 We walked down to the port, which was roughly 15 mins away from the hotel, and had lunch at a local Spanish fish restaurant – we shared 3 large tapas dishes and had a beer each which cost approx 50 euro. The hotel concierge has a list of restaurants they can recommend as there is a selection of fine dining restaurants too.  Port Soller is an attractive town surrounded by mountains - inland is the authentic town of Soller (3 km). (Note: 28 euro for a sandwich at Jumeirah.)

View of Port Soller


Facilities


The spa really is fantastic. There are 10 treatment rooms (to 120 guest rooms) an outdoor hydropool which overlooks the sea and a thermal area which comprises of salt baths, saunas, hammans & ice fountains.


There are three swimming pools (two heated, one for adults only). Kid's Club of course!

Who should stay

We highly recommend Jumeirah Port Soller to any repeat Jumeirah guests.* It’s great for both honeymooners and families. Those seeking romantic peace will enjoy the adult only infinity pool area. And there is a kids club to keep little ones happy. We would not recommend to this hotel to anyone who wants classic luxury based on intimacy. This is a hotel for people who want to be seen!


How to get to Jumeirah Port Soller

By car 30 minutes from Palma International Airport.

Select added values

A welcome drink and welcome gift. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.

Clinging to the cliff top
* For our Select Collection we have picked five Jumeirah hotels, including two gorgeous resorts in the Maldives. A blog on our latest Maldives tour coming soon.


See our web page on Jumeirah Port Soller.

(c) Jumeirah first, third and sixth image above. The others are informal snaphots by Select in blog style.

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