Upon passing through the imposing gated entrance, you immediate feel ensconced within the secluded domain of this grand and rather splendid country estate. With roots going back to the 15th century and the former long-time residence of the aristocratic Julia family, the property has been a hotel since 2006 and maintains much of its residential period character.
A choice of pools, lush and extensive gardens, and top-notch accommodation combine for a wonderful place to stay, as popular with romancing couples as it is families on summer breaks.
This hotel is located just off one of the main arterial roads that leads from the Bay of Palma to the charming, oft-overlooked town of Llucmajor in the central southeast region of the island. The surroundings largely comprise a patchwork of fields and farmland, but the golden sands of Es Trenc beach are about a 20-minute drive away. Palma airport is also less than 20 minutes by road, and for the Mallorcan capital add another five minutes.
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Relax & enjoy
It’s relaxing enough just wandering along the footpaths that meander through the beautiful 300-year-old gardens, dotted with wild olive trees, mature palms, and cypresses. But as you’d expect from a high-end hotel, there are several areas dedicated to lounging, including two outside pools; one a grand 25-metre pool lined with shaded sunbeds and with a poolside bar.
An atmospheric spa now occupies the house’s vaulted old bodega, featuring a large heated indoor pool and whirlpool tub. Massage treatments are available. There’s also an outdoor tennis court, and cycling tours can be arranged through the hotel.
This rather large hotel has surprisingly just 32 rooms and suites, all located in the main building divided between the original, more traditional style accommodation and those with newer, more contemporary interiors. All come with top-level amenities, such as waffle robes, free zippy internet, and premium bath products. Most rooms have at least Juliette balconies with lovely views over the surrounding countryside or pretty gardens, while pricier options open to private garden terraces.
Newer rooms have more modern open-plan bathrooms, while upgraded rooms and suites feature whirlpool tubs with room for two.
Eat & drink
The hotel’s main restaurant, Las Bovedas, opens first for breakfast, which comprises of a long buffet plus a menu of cooked-to-order items. Diners can sit under the beautiful sandstone arched roof inside or enjoy the terrace with views to the hotel’s vineyard (which produces an excellent white wine). An à la carte dinner menu offers market-fresh cuisine that mixes Mediterranean and Asian flavours, while a set menu changes daily. Dinner is also accompanied by live music twice weekly.
In the summer months, lunch is served in the Mandarina Bistro, set on an elevated pool terrace and offering a menu of unfussy international fare. The bar by the main pool is open all day for drinks and light meals.
Enjoy a splendid dining experience in the beautiful setting of the Son Julia Country House Hotel. Fresh Mallorcan, seasonal products prepared to perfection. […] Las Bóvedas Restaurant – Son Julia Hotel
Close to the hotel
The town of Llucmajor is located less than two kilometres away, and despite a pretty main square and picturesque streets, avoids the summer tourist overload. As well as Es Trenc, there is the pretty cove of Cala Pi a 20-minute drive away, or the Son Antem golf course is under 10 minutes by car.
Good to know
The hotel has a particularly spectacular events room, decorated in the lavishly ornate style of an Arabian palace. There’s also the hotel’s beautifully restored original chapel, where couples can renew their vows.
Why you should stay here
With just 32 guest rooms, huge gardens, and three pools, even when the hotel is full you can find somewhere peaceful in which to relax and soak up the history and tranquillity.
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