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Charming, walkable and affordable
The best part about Es Moli is Deia. A village sandwiched between the mountains and the cliffside peering over the sea, it’s one of those places for those who love it, there is a deep sadness when parting. But it’s quiet and simple and perhaps not for everyone. As a hotel, Es Moli is a charming hotel with thoughtful staff, wonderful views and it ticks all of the essential boxes — walking distance to town, rare and delightful private swimming hole a few miles away, nice pool, balconies with perfect views great for drinking wine and playing cards. What it is - an honest, well priced hotel with kind staff and mostly traditional interiors and okay food. What it isn’t — trendy or refined. For us, on this particular part of our trip, it was perfect. We debating staying at the beautiful Belmond (about 4-5x nightly rate), and we ultimately decided to reserve one of the renovated rooms at Es Moli for 6 nights and spend our extra change on renting boats (Nautical Soller), drinking pricey cocktails listening to live music at La Residencia Belmond, paying a tennis instructor (Amazing — Ariel), and hiking. Some tips for a great tip: if you are going in high season, lean on the concierge (she had great advice) and book a boat in advance. It’s a perfect afternoon, especially if you head opposite of Deia towards the even more wild edge of the island. We appreciated the recommendation to use Nautical Soller. Do the 2.5 hour hike to Soller, and have lunch in town at the end at a delightful vegetarian spot (to take a break from Spanish food). Make reservations in advance to visit their seaside location, as it has a fixed capacity. Walk down to the town tennis court and book a few lessons with Ariel - he’s wonderful and fun. Have dinner at bens d'avall which just earned its Michelin Star after 3 generations in the kitchen. Arrive at 7:30pm (with a reservation) and enjoy an absolutely stunning view of the water. Make a lunch reservation in Soller Port at Patiki Beach, where the food is surprisingly exceptional (ordered an overflowing green salad and perfectly prepared seabags) and have the exceptional natural white wine by a female Mallorcan winemaker, Coti. It’s the best bottle of island white wine we had all trip.
A pleasure to visit
We have just returned from a wonderful week in the Es Moli hotel. A big Thank You is to be given to all the staff for their great service during our time there. A special word of thanks is due to Junior, Bel and Melissa who were more than helpful on the Reception Desk. The hotel is always spotless in every way. The views to Deia from the hotel are spectacular and the village is easily reached. There you can find some excellent restaurants. We would certainly hope to return in the future.
Oh dear! What has happened to Es Moli
The lovely Es Moli has changed under the pretext of covid. The staff delightful as ever but not enough of them, no waste bin in the bedroom because of ‘ covid’, how ridiculous. Dining room closed all meals on the breakfast terrace, fill in an order the night before leave on the bedroom door. Dinner the same every night presented in a plastic folder. Other hotels and restaurants in Deya continuing as normal, so had to go out each evening. Having been to the hotel for the last 25 years probably will not go back.
We have been going back to Es-moli now for the last 15 years, only missing the last two for obvious reasons. As soon as we were able we felt we had to return and support them. (As well as giving us a break obviously) Nothing is ever too much trouble and the staff can not do enough to make the whole holiday as pleasant as possible. The food is excellent with many choices. It is always very clean throughout.. They also have a jewel in the crown with the cove, at this time you need to book but we managed to spend some time there. Such a fantastic place in the middle of Deia. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.
I actually I don’t think I’ve ever been to a more friendly accommodating hotel . The rooms are not amazing but are historic and it has a charm . The pool area is to die for and the private cove is just divine . Food good and the town of Deia is in walking distance which is beautiful . Staff literally amazing . All in all a really really gorgeous stay ! Worth mentioning it’s also super kid friendly while still maintaining serenity and calm . Can’t wait to go back .
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