L'Avenida

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Address: Gran Via 9, Soller, 07100, Spain

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.8

Majorca meets Marrakech at this spellbinding boutique hotel in Sóller.

This hotel reminds me of a riad in Morocco. Built around a courtyard with a swimming pool in the centre, it has the air of a very hip oasis about it. I love the chilled-out atmosphere, and the eclectic décor. When I put it all together - price, location, architecture, interior, service, and food - it’s probably one of my favourite hotels in Spain. Unfortunately, it is shut from November through to March.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.7
90%
Service
4.9
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.9
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

Right in the centre of Sóller (the town, not the port), and easily visited without a car as long as you don’t want to go too far afield.

Bedrooms

For my money, these are eight of the best-designed, high-spec rooms on the island (and I say that even in comparison to the grand deluxe places). They have all the techie toys you’d expect of a place like this – DVD player, flat-screen TV, free WiFi, iPod dock on request. But, hey who comes on holiday to watch telly? What I dig are the hardwood floors, groovy wallpaper, fabulous antiques and signature pieces, 400-count Egyptian cotton sheets, walk-in showers and roll-top baths in the higher-grade suites, and waffle-weave bathrobes that all add up to leaving you scratching your head and thinking: why isn’t my bedroom at home like this?

Public areas

The pool is where it’s at, surrounded by a wrap-around veranda furnished with sunloungers, big fluffy towels and parasols. In the house there’s a lounge that wouldn’t look out of place on a Wallpaper* cover, with its pony-skin arm Art Deco inspired armchairs and ‘grass’ pouffes. The perfect place to chill in style.

Eating and drinking

Casual bistro food around the pool for lunch: think club sandwiches, salads and burgers. Tapas in the evenings, and a well-stocked bar for those all important poolside cocktails.

Leisure facilities

L’Avenida’s excellent concierge service can help you plan pretty much anything - from restaurant reservations to private yacht charter or a personal shopper. Guests have use of the Agapanto Beach Club in Port Soller, and there’s a wellness room for massage, facials and body wraps.

Service

Paul and Tania have a laid-back, can-do approach to hotel ownership, which means you can relax knowing you’re in good hands.

Who stays there

An international mix of style-savvy, upwardly mobile clientele who seek out quality in design, service and experience.

Price advice

Sophisticated, contemporary style at this level doesn't come cheap. However, if you're traveling alone you can expect a €10 reduction on your room rate. Rates also include breakfast, soft drinks, WiFi and beach club access.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Trendiness
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Great location and service
  • Fabulous design
  • Books out (reserve well in advance)
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