My wife and I decided to get away for a week in Deia and chose Hoposa Costa d’Or primarily due to the good Tripadvisor reviews. The hotel is wonderfully located in Llucalcari, about 1.5 miles out of Deia, situated on a hillside with glorious views of both the sea and the surrounding mountains. This scenery is one of the hotels charms and can be enjoyed whether looking out from the pool, restaurant or most of the rooms. Our daily ‘sundowners’ looking at the beautiful sunsets from the tables by the pool was a memorable highlight.
Our welcome on arrival was very warm and friendly (the glass of chilled Cava was a lovely touch), and this level of attentive and personal service continued throughout our stay by all the staff. We had booked a Mountain View room and were given room 110 which overlooked the restaurant and bar area. There was certainly no sign of any mountain from our window. However, the lack of view was more than made up for the size of both the bedroom and bathroom. Additionally, given its position, there were no adjacent rooms so it was very quiet with minimal noise from outside. The room was warmly decorated, comfortable and the spacious bathroom had a good walk in shower. One small gripe was that unlike many other similar hotels no complimentary water was provided at night and at €2.7 for a small 50cl bottle it became very expensive though out our stay.
The pool area was clean, well maintained and had ample (and very comfortable) sun loungers, again with that great view of the surrounding area. Despite the hotel information stating that ‘sun lounger bagging’ was strictly not allowed it seemed to be pretty much par for the course so the usual early morning ‘towel arrangers’ were definitely in evidence. There is a tennis court and a very small gym (with a running/cycling machines and a variety of weights).
The buffet breakfasts were extensive and varied with great local produce. The food in the hotel’s restaurant was of a high quality with daily specials and a good selection of wine. We had some lovely meals, but I also would agree with others comments that it was pricey and certainly drained the finances over the week. One negative point is that the policy is for men to wear long trousers at dinner, which in 34 degree heat is not exactly ideal. I think some were unprepared so they wore jeans (which can look scruffier than smart shorts anyway), while half seem to sensibly ignore the rule.
As far as outings were concerned we did walk into Deia twice in the evenings for meals (we didn’t hire a car) and it’s about a 35min on a narrow, winding road with the 1st 20mins being without a path. There are only 2 Taxi’s in Deia and we luckily got one on our 1st trip back to the hotel. On the 2nd trip we weren’t so lucky and, although there was not much traffic, it didn’t feel too safe at night, even though we had brought a torch (do bring one if you’re attempting this!). The bus stop is right outside the hotel and is meant to be very proficient but the last bus is pretty early in the evening. We also walked to Robert Graves house (about 20mins from hotel) and the coastal path to Cala Deia beach (a lovely walk and only about 45mins). We’d love to return away from hot summer months to do some hiking as the trails looked wonderful.
Overall Costa d’Or is a beautifully located hotel with the most amazing sunsets, perfect for a relaxing break or as a base to explore (or hike/cycle) the surrounding area. The staff are friendly and service is excellent. Highly recommended.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Costa d Or
- Hoposa Costa D'Or Hotel Deia, Majorca, Spain