Reviews: 5 star hotel Carrossa Mallorca Spain
The Carrossa Hotel, Spa & Resort offers a moment of calm and dream on the sunsets on the island and the possibility of soaking up the sun in the middle of a tranquil, rugged beauty …
Carossa Hotel, Majora. Photo: Carrossa
Carossa Hotel, Majora. Photo: Carrossa
Atmosphere & Facilities
Luxurious but unfussy and laid back, Carrossa is well suited for couples who want a few nights of quiet respite – relaxation is the main asset here.
Nestled in the mountains, the road that winds up to the hotel is lined with centuries-old olive groves, fruit and nuts, and the expansive grounds of Carrossa overlook Mallorcan’s rugged scrubland from every angle.
Carrossa, a restored and converted 16th-century estate, has an infinity pool, two restaurants, a bar, a wine cellar and a wellness center. It also has a small church and a charming traditional-style courtyard where the kitchen grows its herbs.
The hotel’s exteriors remain faithfully preserved, while the contemporary interiors follow the rustic chic line.
On the accommodation side, there are hotel rooms in the mansion and a short walk away the stables have been transformed into a series of suites.
Spacious, minimalist and elegant, each suite has its own private porch where you can admire the sunrise or sunset of an island. If you are traveling with the family, there are also private villas.
Small Suite at the Carrossa Mallorca hotel. Photo: Carrossa
Private terrace at the Carrossa Hotel, Mallorca. Photo: Carrossa
Activities and things to do
Take in the scenery while lounging on a sun lounger by the infinity pool and sipping chilled wine.
The team can also organize bike rides and the Alcanada golf course are at proximity. Golfers tell me it’s world class and beautiful.
The hotel’s immaculate wellness center features a sauna, an indoor swimming pool flooded with natural light and a gym, as well as a spa offering a range of treatments and massages.
The Carrossa restaurant of the same name is gourmet but relaxed. It includes a terrace with a view of unspoiled nature and blankets for meals in low season.
The menu is short but thoughtful and changes regularly, even daily. The dishes are European with a Mediterranean touch and the ingredients and produce are fresh.
While the menu may be short, the wine list is long. Follow the pairing recommendations, or a punt at one of the many Mallorcan, Spanish, New and Old World drops, or let the sommelier guide you through the vast selection.
If you love your wines, Carrossa also offers wine tastings that take place in its stone-walled bodega.
The resort also makes their own whites and reds – a crisp, dry sauvignon blanc style white and a slightly smoky red that are worth trying.
For a more informal meal, Badia Bistro offers burgers, pasta and seafood, as well as tapas and light bites for lunch.
The bistro is the best place in the complex to admire a magnificent Balearic sunset and a view of the bay of Alcúdia. Enjoy it over a cocktail – go for a classic or try a concoction invented by Carrossa – or a glass of cold cava, and don’t forget to say hello to Keith while you’re at it. It will put you on the table with the best views.
Bar Oro is a cave-like bar with high ceilings, stone walls, enviable pendant lighting, and two private enclaves if you want to dine there. As one of my group remarked: “It looks like a bar in London where Russian models go and you know you can probably only afford one drink.”
The breakfast offerings are plentiful, continental, and come with a slight German touch. As it is taken on the main Carrossa terrace, it also offers an impressive view.
There’s also a poolside bar for snacks or a cold Aperol spritz in the sun.
Carrossa sits in the northeastern pocket of this Balearic island, apparently not too far from home Love Island. By car it is about an hour from Palma.
You are about 10 minutes from the picturesque village of Arta. Every Tuesday, the town hosts a large market that spans the main street and the square, and divides into the side streets of Arta.
Speaking to tourists and locals alike, it sells clothing, housewares, jewelry, tourist tattoos and much more in between.
Make sure you’re hungry – the market also has a street of food vendors selling cheeses, cold meats, German and Spanish baked goods, freshly baked crisps and sweets, and a series of restaurants and bars. cafes line the main pedestrian thoroughfare.
Alcúdia Bay is less than 20 minutes away by car. Here you’ll find the sandy shores of Playa de Muro, beachside restaurants serving tapas, seafood, and sangria, plus a nudist beach if you fancy an even tan.
Pollensa is another lovely coastal town not too far by car and well worth a visit. The ancient old town is encircled by a fort wall which you can walk on for more views of the island.
Carrossa is part of the German hotel group Hamacher Hotel & Resorts. Prices include breakfast and for two people from 190 €. For more information, visit carrossa.com.