Deia’s many visitors immediatly appreciate its distinctive charm. For locals the reality is not quite so palatable: once it was the haunt of Bohemians and artists, or anyone who cared to live in such a delightful place on a shoestring; now building plots, houses and apartments are barely affordable. Well, you won’t worry about that if you stay at Es Moli, although you’ll pay a price that’s in keeping.
Although the hotel has 87 rooms, they are spread out through three separate buildings, so it feels like a much smaller place. The hotel’s principal charm is its dramatic position in a ravine at the foot of a magical, steeply rising mountain. The view over the bay and beyond to the open sea is stupendous.
Bedrooms are generously proportioned. Period furniture, distinctive fabrics and flower pictures work together for a beguiling mood. Bathrooms are roomy, too, and tastefully tiled. Service is friendly and attentive. The huge terraces are elegantly furnished with English Lloyd Loom caneware. Beautiful table linen sets off the food. You’ll find it hard to exhaust the many quiet corners for relaxation in the enchanting 15,000 square-metere garden.