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Hotel Rural Sa Bassa Rotja

4.0 out of 5.0

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We stayed for 10 days at this 4* rated hotel which is a renovated old Finca dating back to 13th century. Had quite a job to find the address we were given and stopped in Porreras for some directions. This is a one horse town with a few cafes, a tobac and a bank, plus we did find a small supermarket eventually. 2 ladies in the bank were very helpful in printing some directions from Google for us. On arrival we were greeted warmly by Reception and shown to our room in the newer part of the complex, which also housed the superb indoor pool, jacuzzi and treatment areas. Large room with modern furniture, TV, safe, 2 very comfy beds and a good bathroom with small shower, sink & toilet. However no window in the bathroom so very dark without the lights. Reasonable window in bedroom overlooking tennis courts, which wasn't exactly the view we would have liked! Outdoor pool is excellent with plenty of beds and no early morning towel rush. Restaurant building is very rustic and service was spot on each lunchtime and evening, even after 2 days of storms and flooding occurred. Most days the dinner menu is a la carte, they seem to change it on a weekly basis. We enjoyed the food most evenings, just a couple of strange things (ice cream & blue cheese!) over the 10 days we were there. We drank the Rioja red wine each evening and it was excellent. The staff at this hotel are its greatest asset, naming a few, Lola, Arturo, Benjamin & Sammy. On the down side we had few moans really. The shower was too small and there was no where to place your toiletries in there all all. So it all ended up on the shower floor and each time you bent down your bottom caught the shower control and doused you with either cold or red hot water! Bathroom floor also gets soaked despite using the shower curtain. Our air conditioning unit had seen better days I think and only puffed out a small amount of cold air. Luckily it was September and the evenings were a bit cooler than summer. Weekends are weddings here. Saturday was fine, however Sunday was loud, drunk & very noisy! We had to delay our dinner whilst they loaded the drunks onto the coach! This is a rural hotel which gives it that peaceful feel, but a car is essential. The grounds around the hotel and pool were kept immaculately with lots of lawn area and beautiful palm trees. The guests here are mostly German, however we always find they demand quality and get it, so we had no problem there at all. We made 2 lovely German friends who we shared dinner with most evenings. All in all a lovely break for us which was just what we needed at this stressful time in our lives! Thanks to everyone who made our stay very good. Warning - keep away from Es Trenc, it's an absolute nightmare drive with a 1 lane road most of the way!!

Great hotel with friendly staff and lots of facilities.... Inside and outside pools, spa, tennis, mountain bikes. Restaurant good with decent service. Good location for hire car day trips. Very relaxing grounds, especially with rooms adjacent to the outside pool.

We travelled to Sa Bassa Rotja in August, very hot. Like most visitors we collected a hire car at the airport and drove to the hotel, arriving well after midnight. We received a warm welcome from the night staff, who thankfully spoke English and showed us to our rooms with the minimum of fuss. The rooms were quite simply furnished but stylish and clean, with plenty of storage space, and the beds were excellent. The rooms are fairly cool even in summer, but they have heating and air conditioning so no worries. We booked two rooms for us and our two children, but we were switched to a master suite with two bedrooms, living room and bathroom. This worked very well as the family could stay together. Not by the pool, but looking onto a lovely courtyard shaded by large (fig ?) trees. Outside were table chairs and sun loungers. The building are old and stone-built, very attractive and traditional. Yes, if you look closely enough there may be the odd rough edges here and there, but to compare this with a large flashy hotel is to miss the point. This is very far removed from a large resort experience, and much better for it. The following day we had breakfast, a continental mix of local meats / cheeses / eggs and cereals, freshly baked breads, pastrys and fruit. And of course fresh coffee. We sat on the terrace looking out across the pool and decided there and then that we had arrived in paradise. Most of the first day was spent acclimatising by the pool, with only 39 rooms there was never a shortage of loungers and sunbrellas, and the bar is close at hand. The staff at Sa Bassa Rotja are amazing and really couldn't do enough for us. I will single out Anastasia and Victoria especially, both seemingly at home with any language, but really that isn't being fair as the whole team is great. The hotel will lend out mountain bikes (they have several) which can either be used to tour the grounds (which are quite large) or ride a few km to nearby Porreras. There are also horses, donkeys, pigs and an aviary, but these don't make their presence felt unless you go to see them. Horse riding / lessons are available at a modest cost, equipment provided. You can also take guided tours on foot or bicycle. The grounds deserve a mention of their own, despite being high summer and the whole country being thoroughly baked, the grounds are lush and green and very well maintained. And no more 7am lawnmowers !! The hotel also owns a motor launch which is available for half-day trips with lunch, fishing or snorkel diving from the boat. Again, equipment and skipper provided. This may seem quite expensive but I thoroughly recommend it, much cheaper than organising it yourself and by far the best money we spent - a really memorable treat. Nearest beaches are 20 or so km / 30 mins away by car, and yes you really do need a car to make the most of this location. Porreras is a small town with not much going on, some bars and restaurants and a lovely old church, but really you need to look wider afield. Most of the roads are excellent. We visited the beaches at Cala Mondrago, Cala Marsal and Cala D'Or, went shopping at Colonia Sant Jordi, Portopetro and Portocristo, and ate out at local restaurants in Porreras or wherever we were at the time. There was also a lively market at Santanyi which was great for souvenirs, and we visited the Caves of Drach, San Salvador monastery, and a superb flamenco show at Es Foguero. However this is not really a review of those, just a few ideas of what is available. The atmosphere at Sa Bassa Rotja is relaxed and fairly quiet, but very friendly, we found no problem at all taking kids there. A week's holiday seemed like two. Basically, what I'm saying in a roundabout way is : we're going back.

The hotel is in fairly convenient rural location, hiring a car is a must if you wish to travel to and from the hotel in a comfortable manner. We arrived late in the evening and ate dinner in the nearby village of Porreras; aware that we would probably be missing our evening meal at the hotel. Despite our late arrival and knowing we may arrive hungry, the young lady at the reception had kindly prepared a snack of fruit, bread, cheese and ham which was thoughtful. The staff at Sa Bassa Rotja are well trained and they seem to do all that they can to offer their guests a comfortable stay. The guests seemed very pleasant and in the main were couples; with only two to there families, there was a mix of English, German, French and Spanish guests whilst we stayed there. The food and the wine is excellent. The breakfasts are very good. The hotel is very attractive overall and spending time relaxing by the pool during the day was a very pleasant experience.
If you are seeking a higher quality experience than what we encountered I would recommend booking a superior suite. We couldn't as they were all booked up. We have very high expectations so someone else may not particularly notice the following points and overall we were very happy staying here. In my opinion it is just attention to detail that would improve this hotel. There are some aspects of maintenance that ideally need working on. 
This hotel does not claim to be 5 star; however the aspects that I feel could be improved to enhance this business are:
 Regrouting of the outdoor swimming pool tiling in certain areas. The room that we stayed in was basic: Tea, coffee and sugar was replenished in the room on a daily basis, however there was no milk (though they did provide us milk when we asked). The bed was an unattractive steel frame, although it was comfortable with a decent mattress, the floor of the bedroom was laminate.
 There are electric ports and light switches within the bathroom, illegal in the UK and too close to the sink for my liking, but this is Spain.
 The design of the shower was not well thought out, it is too small with a shower curtain that pulled across. Despite this, water would often leak onto the tilled bathroom floor. The taps were easily knocked whilst showering as they are too low and the water flow and temperature can easily be altered if you moved against them. 
 The towels that the hotel provide are old. Some of the towels were frayed at the edges and one that I used had a hole in it.
 The stainless steel bin and toilet brush had rust spots on them. Two of the bulbs in the room were not working (these happened to be over the mirrors). Also the nicest part of the bedroom - the stone walls had been spoilt slightly during their repainting of the room; there had not been adequate masking of areas which resulted in paint on stonework and a light fitting.

A wonderful week in this amazing hotel. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Mallorca. I loved the accommodation, facilities, wildlife and the food. The evening entertainment with Charles was great fun!

Having just spent a very relaxing week here in a poolside suite I would definitely recommend this for a chill out week. In the middle of nowhere but only 35 mins from the airport a car would be essential for getting around. The staff are all friendly and special mention must be made of Arturo who offers advice on places to see around the area as well as making great suggestions for wine to taste. Weddings can take place at the weekend but this barely impacts on the holiday guests. Entertainment is low key for 3 or 4 nights a week but mainly you make your own entertainment meeting other guests and sharing your island experiences. Bikes are available for your use if you feel the need to be energetic. All in all a fantastic holiday

We have just returned from a peaceful break at this hotel near the village of Porreres. Look no further if you are wanting a relaxing stay with all mod cons but as close to nature as you can get. The hotel is a converted farm and still retains some animals -( horses, goats and pigs) situated in several acres of delightful countryside. Bikes are on offer for guests to use around the quiet country lanes.The staff are very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A hire car is a must for getting about and exploring the island or you can stay put and enjoy the spa, swimming pools and restaurant for complete relaxation.

A petfect spot to relax in the middle of mayorcas besuriful nature. The old house takes you on a time travel. Staying in one of the antique rooms with furniture from the old times makes you feel.very special. Stroll through the finca and meet donkeys, horses or sheeps. Have a look into the garden or take a orange dirctly from one of the many trees . Relax at the poll and enjoy the lovely food. Maybe the best fideua ( typical plate similar to paella but with noodles ) is served here.

Just returned for a fantastic 5 days in Sa Bassa Rotja. We had brilliant service from all the staff, always helpful. Food was fantastic, breakfast was fit for a king, a great variety of fresh local produce. Eggs made to order, scrambled with fresh tomatoes was a favourite. Evening meals were a dining out experience. Choice of two starters and two mains, a true taste of Majorca. You cannot beat well choosen meals by the chef. Every meal was fantastic, had the best fillet steak ever. Dessert of the day was always a treat and despite being a bit full always got polished off. Great spot on the island. 2km away from Porreres with some great cafes and a huge church. 20km to the stunning beaches at Colonia De Sant Jordi. Been to Majorca 20 times but never to these beaches absolutely stunning. I will return in the next year.

Beautiful hotel with excellent facilities and good food and an ideal place to relax. Great rooms with large comfortable bed, outdoor and indoor pool with jacuzzi and sauna and access to massages, yoga lessons etc It was unfortunate when we stayed that there was a problem with the hot water to our room which meant we weren't able to shower before travelling home which was not ideal. It would have been helpful to have had communication from reception that the problem had not been fixed the night before and given access to alternative facilities before we left for the airport (reception opens at 8 am).

Cami de Sa Pedrera, s/n Porreres Mallorca

Hotel Rural Sa Bassa Rotja places you within a 15-minute drive of Museu i Fons Artístic del Ajuntament and Bodega Son Artigues. This 4-star hotel has 38 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Santuari de Monti-Sion is also nearby.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 38 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.


Property features

Hotel Rural Sa Bassa Rotja features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double or Twin Room

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 163 reviews