Questions People Ask
Where are you?
The village of Galilea perches in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountain range at 570 metres, nestled at the top of a valley in utterly tranquil countryside, but still only 20 minutes from the island's main attractions: Palma, beaches, marinas and sophisticated restaurants. Although we admit to bias, we know of no other place on the island so utterly unspoilt and peaceful.
How many houses and studios do you have?
There are three duplex houses, two of them with one bedroom, plus bath, sitting room, kitchen, and its own terrace, and one with two bedrooms and two baths, with two terraces, kitchen and sitting room. There are also seven studio suites, each with sitting room/bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and a south-facing sun terrace looking down the valley to the sea.
So what do you offer?
What's the weather like?
Your chances of sunshine are excellent; this is an island that gets 335 days of sunshine a year. And in summertime, Galilea is usually about five degrees cooler than the sweltering resorts along the coasts.
Do you have a swimming pool?
Are you open all year?
Yes, the place is also open during Majorcas “winter time” and is perfect for writing, finishing work projects, or getting together in a small group to brainstorm. Or in off season it's just a perfect place to recharge, rejuvenate, relax and regroup.
Just the best beds money can buy. All handmade, Vi-Spring, mostly oversized, deep coil pocket spring and sumptuously comfortable. We offer a mix of 6’6” by 6’ (203 cm by 183 cm) kings or 6’6” by 5’ (203 cm by 153 cm) queen sizes, or oversized singles, 6’6” by 3’6” (203 cm by 107 cm). Our bedmakers take a mile of tempered steel wire, twist it into 6 inch springs, cover with 40 square yards of cotton calico, add armfuls of lambswool and 30 pounds of cotton, 9 square yards of Belgian damask, then spend eight to ten hours hand-sewing it. That's the basic bed. We then add best quality long staple cotton sheets, silkysoft German goosedown pillows and cosy wool blankets. The result is a night's sleep you'll dream about
Your houses and suites have names. What do they mean?
They’re named for birds. The top of this valley where we are is a favourite gathering site for birds passing across the island and so the artists who built the complex named the accommodations for birds they saw from the terraces – hawks, doves, robins, sparrows, owls, swallows, and a variety of songbirds.
Is there parking?
We have our own private parking lot at the top of the property.
Do you recommend renting a car?
Yes, it's an absolute practical necessity.
Can you arrange car hire?
Yes. We use an excellent firm that will meet your plane and sign you up on the spot so that you can be on your way within ten minutes. They are competitive in price and their cars are well maintained. They speak good English.
Where's the airport?
About a half hour away, on the other side of Palma.
This is a source of discomfort for us. Really, no, from a practical point of view, because the buildings are built on four levels going down the hill and the height changes are too steep for ramps and the terrain doesn't lend itself to a lift. Regrets.
Yes, of course, principally Visa, MasterCard or Eurocard.
Is your on-line reservations system secure?
Yes, you are safe to send your credit card details. What's more, we use a high-grade security certificate using a 128-bit encryption instead of the standard 40-bit.
What is your accommodation like?
The general theme is sophisticated rustic, in keeping with the buildings. Apart from that, we value comfort and cleanliness. The photos don't really do justice to the accommodations.
Can you accommodate groups? Seminars?
Yes. If each person in a group wants an individual bed, we can accommodate up to twenty people, and up to twenty-five if some people share a bed.