The Park Hyatt Mallorca is a lovely property in a favorite destination for my wife and I. We have enjoyed our past trips to Spain, so this time, we wanted to visit some new places, and seeing availability with points at the Park Hyatt Mallorca for our travel dates meant we used this as the base for much for this trip. Better yet, we confirmed an upgrade to a Park Suite in advance. My daughter was 3 on this trip, and we have found that trips to Europe are not too long, and we use the time change to our advantage especially in Spain where late dinners are the norm.
We flew from Chicago (and enjoyed the United Polaris Lounge) in Lufthansa Business Class connecting from Frankfurt to Palma. From there we rented a car, and drove across the island to the resort. The drive was easy, with light traffic and motorways for most of the ~75km journey. It was mostly dark by the time we arrived, and the always cheerful valets greeted us. They seemed to set the stage for the wonderful staff who really seem to take pride in the property.
We checked in, and a golf cart drove us up the hill to our suite. There are golf carts available for staff to drive guests around the property. Other than arrival and departure with baggage, we walked up/down the stairs from our room to other places during our stay. The property is built from stone from the adjacent mountain, and has beautiful landscaping all around.
Grounds of the Park Hyatt Mallorca
Entering the property, there is a traffic circle, with a small garden in the middle and an odd statue. There is a security gate, but it was not used during our stay. Parking is free on property, and there are valets that bring your car up to the front when needed. If we were going to a beach, there would be towels and water waiting for us in the car.
There is a kids club, although at age 3, our daughter was too young to be left there without us. We did go check it out, and she played there a few times. There were a fair number of children at the hotel, but even with this being a relatively large property for a Park Hyatt, there is decent separation with an adults only pool, etc. Maybe I’m biased as a parent, But I don’t mind seeing and even hearing well-behaved children when I’m on vacation. It seems that a fair number of Europeans do weekend stays here, and guests of all ages were there. The property was never busy, but on weekends, there were noticeably more people during our stay. Our daughter made friends with a few kids around the same age on the grounds, especially at the pool.
Park Hyatt Mallorca pools
There are four pools, an adult pool and whirlpool on an upper level, plus a large lagoon pool for all guests and a shallow pool for kids. The lagoon pool is not heated, so it was rather chilly during our early June visit. I jumped in there a few times, mostly to cool off, but it was too brisk for me to spend much time in there.
Next door to the kids club is a nice gym. I rarely saw anyone there. For working out I usually opted to run around the area more than spending time in the gym, but this is well equipped for most basic needs. There is also free access to a larger fitness center a short distance away, and this includes a 25 meter lap pool for those interested.
Dining options at the Park Hyatt Mallorca
There are several restaurants in the grounds. We ate in most of them during our stay, but usually ate off site other than for breakfast. Breakfast is in Balearic, and there is an extensive buffet, plus a menu of made to order items. Typical of most high-end properties, especially in Europe, breakfast is very expensive. Thankfully for us, my Hyatt status meant no breakfast charges on our bill, which was great.
Food here was tasty, and service was wonderful. My daughter loved seeing her “mermaid friend” each morning. She asked my daughter about the pool, there was some mention of mermaids, and from then on the nickname stuck. There were a lot of nice interactions with staff during our stay, but this one person in particular at breakfast made an extra effort to make our daughter feel welcomed.
We ate in the tapas bar (called Tapas Bar) on our first night and occasionally had snacks around the pool. There is also a market type place open most of the day (Café sa Plaça, pictured below), and an option for grab and go meals. Finally, there is an Asian restaurant on property as well, with the creative name “Asia”. We love Asian food, but Spanish food is one of our favorites, so we stuck with more local options. The food we had on property was good, even though the restaurant names are unimaginative. We had most dinners and lunches elsewhere while we were out and about.
Park Suite at the Park Hyatt Mallorca
The suite we were assigned is large and perfect for our needs. Lots of space, and nicely furnished. This is among the better suite upgrades I’ve received. Better yet, as I later found out, even though I requested one of the four suite upgrades I get thanks to my Hyatt status, the upgrade was confirmed in this suite for free. Our room was on the ground level, and we had large porches where we could enjoy sitting outside, and there are also lounge chairs in the adjacent grass.
The door to our room opened into the living room, with a couch, table , and what looks like a fireplace. There is also a dining table, and a large L-shaped desk. Our daughters roll-away bed was placed behind the couch, which meant she had her own room for sleeping, and it was mostly out-of-the-way the rest of the time.
Also in the living room was a mini-bar and coffee station, with a tea kettle and an espresso machine. The small fridge in the cabinet has some mini bar items, but there is a little room for us to keep some snacks.
There is also a separate bedroom, with a king sized bed and a day bed. There are lots of windows throughout the suite, and several have exterior access. Behind the bed is a stylized map of Mallorca. Oddly, someone marked some location on the north of the island in marker on the glass. Odd. Being a new property, it is pretty high tech, and there are both AC and USB power points on each night stand.
The bathroom was large, with double sinks, a large shower and separate bathtub. Oddly, I apparently only have a photo of the toilet and nothing else in the bathroom. Sorry for the oversight, but this is somewhat of a tradition. According to my wife, I take too many toilet photos. As usual, she’s correct.
At least my daughter has traveled enough to not ask about the “drinking fountain” next to the toilet anymore…
This room was a great oasis for this part of the trip. We didn’t spend a lot of time here other than to sleep, and occasionally relax between activities. I feel like we got great value out of the points redemption and the free upgrade was excellent.
Exploring Canyamel, Capdepera and beyond
While the hotel is great, we didn’t go all this way to sit at a hotel, as nice as it is. The Park Hyatt Mallorca is located on the eastern side of the island of Mallorca. It is not on a beach. I usually prefer pools to beaches anyway, but we did do a few trips to nearby beaches.
The hotel is around a mile from a small town called Canyamel, and there is a nice beach there. We also ate dinner there most evenings. Prices in town are still at inflated tourist prices, but much more reasonable than on property. Depending on our mood, we biked, walked, and sometimes drove into town.
On the eastern edge of Canyamel is a set of caves, Coves d’Artà which was worth a visit. While I could mostly get by with my mediocre Castillian Spanish most of the time in Mallorca, our tour guide at the caves provided commentary in English, Catalan, Spanish, and German. He also offered Italian and French, but there were no takers in our group.
Here is a view from inside:
We also ventured slightly further away, for a grocery store and a few more dining options, in Capdepera. We also visited a castle here, apparently the largest on Mallorca. I would have spent more time here looking around, but the excitement of a castle wears off a 3 year old pretty fast.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Park Hyatt Mallorca. The property is lovely. Lots of stone work, and a modern design, in a new property that is very well maintained. The staff we encountered were lovely; from reception, valets, and my daughters “mermaid friend” in the restaurant, all went out of their way to be helpful. There is definitely a pride in this property among the staff.
Prices at the hotel are not cheap, but there can be some deals. A points redemption is 20,000 points per night, and cash rates seem to range between €300-500 or so. We got a great value with the excellent suite, and would return here if in Mallorca or close by. Definitely recommended.