Hotel Bon Sol Hotel 4 star
Illetas, Spain -
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Bon Sol is an upscale, very comfortable hotel, located in the heart of the residential area of Illetas that captivates you with its original architecture and incomparable reception. It is a good destination for those seeking tranquility in a charming hotel not too far from Palma.

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    Location 9.03 /10

    The hotel is located on the heights of illetas, a residential district 5 miles from Palma de Mallorca downtown and the hectic bustle of bars and restaurants, about 10 minutes driving by car. Depending on the traffic, you will need 20 to 25 minutes to get to the airport, located 9 miles away.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    The 100 rooms offer varied design and comfort. Built successively in 1953, 1958 and 1982, the rooms stretch out from the reception and the main restaurant up to the sloping gardens. Relatively spacious, between 215 to 540 feet², they are luxuriously decorated in Spanish style, fitted out with dark wood furniture. All have air-conditionning (individual), satellite TV, a large armchair with floor mirror, a safe (for a fee), a bathroom with bathtub, a patio fitted out with a table and two beach chairs. They offer a view of the gardens or the sea (from the reception level). Complimentary welcome products are provided.
    Too bad however, the patios (which, by the way, are very large) of rooms located close to the restaurant on a lower level than the reception, face one another. The rooms located in the yard of the hotel, blocks A and B ( 601 to 632), are not far from the reception; those located in the block C and D (701 to 721) are closer to the small beach and its restaurant. It is your choice!

    Overview 8.70 /10

    Built in stages starting from 1953, from the hill going down up to the small beach, the Bon Sol hotel stretches out from the reception and the bar, level 0, up to the beach and its restaurant, located on level 7. Between these levels, you will find two elevators and a labyrinth of hallways and floors going to the restaurants, the fitness centre which overlooks the sea (level 3), the Spa centre, luxuriously decorated (level 4) and the raquetball court, set up on the 6th floor. On the first floor, you will find sloping gardens (107,600 feet²), the gorgeous mini-golf court that offers a nice view of the bay of Cala Major, the heated pool next to a jacuzzi and the volleyball field. A tennis court is on the third floor, close to the elevator going up to the beach. The Spanish decoration is delightful in this labyrinth where it would be really nice to get lost. But the floor plan - which is necessary - given to you upon your arrival from the reception, will help you find your way out quickly.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    You have a choice of three restaurants, a plus, considering to the big accommodation capacity of the establishment. The restaurant located on the first floor, above the reception, serves buffet-style breakfast (with a demonstartion by the chef). The beach restaurant serves three meals, an à la carte lunch and a buffet dinner with entrées and desserts, as well as a buffet breakfast. Open in summer time, its pleasant patio is sheltered against the wind and overhangs the beach of the hotel. You need to know that you have to reserve a seat the day before at the reception. The third restaurant, the Santueri, serves à la carte dinner. Located a few steps down from the reception, it offers Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean, for instance French, specialities, all in a fancy and stuffy ambience. Like other restaurants, there are regional specialities and standard international cuisine of good guality. Make a note that the hotel bar offers sandwiches, pies and desserts for lunch, as do the bar located close to the heated pool and the beach bar (that also serves pizza).

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The only bad point about the hotel. The shape of the round cove, the white, clean sand and the clear waters, equipped by beach chairs and showers and locker would be perfect place if it weren't so overcrowded! The clients of apartments and nearby hotels share its tiny area. If you want to avoid ''the crowd'' and enjoy nautical activities (canoe, pedalo...) go to Playa Illetas, located at 1,640 feet away or to Cala Contesa, situated 2,624 feet away.

    To know

    Don't think that the apparent small reception and the entrance hallway is actually what it is: the Bon Sol hotel is enormous and equipped with numerous facilities. Well-kept by the charismatic family of Xamena, this hotel offers everything for its clients, most of them regular costumers (some for more than 30 years) with a hearty welcome in the authentic Mallorcan style.
    We loved the architecture for being less original or quirky that makes it easier to bypass, thanks to two elevators cleverly set up. Equipped by a very nice spa and lots of equipment, it will seduce both sport-lovers and those seeking rest and relaxation.


    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, keep fit, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, volleyball, sailing, canoe, squash

    • Whirlpool bath


    • The decoration and the indoor overall setting.
    • The hospitality and the personnel.
    • The equipment and the services.
    • Comfortable rooms


    • The limited access, via a long one way road.
    • The district of Illetas lacks charm.
    • The narrow beach considering the crowd

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