- Annie Bennett, Destination expert
The Jumeirah is set on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean on the rugged northwest coast of Majorca, with views of pretty Port de Sóller and the Tramuntana mountains. This is a terrific area for walking, cycling or exploring villages and the coastline by car. The attractive market town of Sóller is three miles away and Palma airport is a 35-minute drive.
Style & character
The 11 white, low-rise buildings stretch up the hillside on various levels for half a mile, with three outdoor pools and plenty of opportunities to sit and take in the view. Although there is no doubt that this is a very smart establishment indeed, the hotel has a relaxed feel, helped by the use of soothing natural tones and fabrics. There is an excellent spa, as well as outdoor yoga and Pilates sessions.
Service & facilities
You feel well looked after right from the moment you arrive. Staff are discreetly attentive without any annoying fussing.
With its clifftop hydrotherapy pool, with simply stupendous views of the deep-turquoise sea below, the Talise spa is quite an experience. From the sauna, you gaze at the Tramuntana mountains. Traditional Mallorcan produce such as oranges, almonds and olive oil feature in a lot of the treatments, which use Natura Bissé products. The sports massage with ginger, rosemary and lavender is very popular with the cyclists who base themselves here while tackling the hairpin bends of the Serra Tramuntana.
- Fitness centre
- Kids' club
- Room service
- Steam room/hammam
There are 120 spacious rooms, designed with comfort in mind. All have terraces with views of the sea, the mountains or both. Colours are kept light and airy, with paintings by local artists. Beds are vast, sumptuous and usually facing the window so you can enjoy the view from the minute you wake up – maybe making yourself a coffee from the room's Nespresso machine before flopping back against the pillows. All rooms have separate bathtubs and showers.
Your passport to a better trip
Food & drink
Breakfast is usually served on the terrace. Hot food is cooked to order and the buffet includes lots of fresh, ripe fruit. The Cap Roig restaurant serves elegant Mediterranean cuisine with a range of wines from Majorca as well as more well-known regions, while the more informal Els Fanals serves Spanish and Asian tapas and tasty rice dishes. Both make the most of the fabulous fish and other local produce. Most guests watch the sunset with a cocktail on the terrace of the bar, then drift back after dinner, when there is sometimes live jazz.
Value for money
Doubles from £295 including, breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. There are always offers available, including spa packages and early booking discounts. The Jumeirah would be a great place to spend a long weekend for a special birthday or anniversary.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Yes; there's a separate family pool and kids' club.