Aptly known as the Golden Valley, Sóller doesn’t just shine for its thriving orange trade and happy residents, but also for its beautiful collection of hotels. Perhaps it’ll be a few nights at an 18th-century olive mill or at an eco-friendly vegan retreat? When it comes to character and style, Sóller has some of the quaintest boutique hotels on the island brought to life by artwork, sculptures and warm inviting tones.
The people of Sóller (Sóllerians) love living slow and spending quality time together. So expect to be welcomed with a huge smile in Sóller and not before long, acquainted with the nearby Sierra de Tramuntana hikes and famous Cantoneta orange.
Finca Hotel Ca’n CollOwners Maike and Daniel pull out all the stops to give their guests unforgettable stays at this ravishing property overlooking Sóller. The pool and gardens are a fabulous setting for relaxation, and families with children are welcome. Each of the 10 bedrooms is named after a Mediterranean plant or herb, and harmoniously decorated. Especially worth a mention is the impressive wine cellar, and the delicious breakfasts. The town centre is just a 10-minute walk away, and there are several excellent hiking routes accessible straight from the property. Read more
EcocirerThe works of Francesca Martí are found all over this intimate, cosy hotel; the talented artist is mother to Barbara Lucas- Martí, one of the owners. The first eco-hotel on Mallorca, Ecocirer champions sustainability and thoroughly delicious vegetarian and vegan food. Each of the six rooms is lovingly decorated and incorporates luxurious elements such as sparkling marble bathrooms and extra-comfortable beds. The ethos is Balearic slow living, with more than a dash of style. If you want to get active, insider advice on cycling and hiking routes is happily offered up. Read more
Ca’n Quatre Finca HotelCa’n Quatre epitomises traditional Mediterranean charm. Spend a few days here and you’re sure to feel all the stresses of modern life melt away. Nestled in countryside on the outskirts of town, it’s all white linens, rustic furnishings and peaceful gardens. To ensure guests without children can relax in peace, one of the two swimming pools is a designated family pool. Two separate villas, set apart from the main building, are a great option for small groups and families. A short stroll takes you to the centre of Sóller.
The SalviaA dignified former merchants house in Sóller old town, The Salvia is comprised of six suites and one twin bedroom. Each is charmingly, individually decorated in the style of a latter-century mansion, and with a maximum 14 guests at any one time, you’re guaranteed peace. The hotel’s Salvia restaurant offers a stand-out dining experience, and the candle-lit, flower-filled terrace is perfect for romantic meals. Read more
Ca’s XorcUp on a hillside 10 minutes’ drive from town, Ca’s Xorc excels in rural serenity and expansive views. An 18th-century former olive mill, it is the sort of place dream weddings and romantic getaways are made of. Olive trees and bougainvillea dot the luxuriant grounds, complete with infinity pool. The soundtrack of water fountains and the sight of sea and mountains lifts the spirits and soothes the soul. Read more
Gran Hotel SóllerThe lavish façade of this 19th-century hotel tells arriving guests they’re in for a treat. Indoor and outdoor pools, manicured grounds and a gem of a roof terrace with stunning mountain views await. Staff are warm and welcoming at this well-equipped stay. The ground floor spa has a sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and small gym. Ask for a room in the original main building – it has more charm than the newer part. Read more
L’AvenidaLike Sóller’s church, the building housing L’Avenida was designed by one of Gaudi’s protégés. Combine its classical beauty with an air of retro glam and you’ve got one of the coolest stays for miles around. Each of the 12 rooms is individually designed, and features including a grand marble staircase and original ceilings add to the air of palace chic. The sun terrace and courtyard garden at this hotel two minutes’ walk from the centre make for perfect lounging. Read more
Hotel Finca Ca N’AiThis vast country estate in between Sóller and Port Sóller is a heavenly place to unwind in nature. The Morell family owners have gone to great lengths to preserve a feel of Mediterranean rural life – with generous helpings of luxury. Typically Mallorcan in character and décor, it offers privacy and seclusion and lots and lots of space to wander, plus supremely comfortable and well equipped rooms.
As Martijn from Ecocirer once said, “People in Sóller are happy with their lives, they don’t focus on making more money than last month.” The above hotels in Sóller follow this ethos in valuing the guest experience. You’ll find that hotel owners are more than happy to share their knowledge of Sóller and are proud to show you what the local area offers. At Ecocirer you’re welcome to join Barbara on a silent walk to Ses Tres Creus or joined by Martijn up to El Puig Major. Wherever you stay, you’re made to feel very welcome in this little corner of golden Mallorca.