I recently spent three nights at the beautiful Park Hyatt Mallorca. I had a behind-the-scenes visit to the property with Hyatt last fall during the MegaDo, and loved it so much that I decided to return again with my family during our summer Euro trip last month.
Rather than a standard review of my own, in this post you’ll find a condensed trip report with lots of pictures and 7 tips that I think you’ll find useful if you’re also planning a visit to the Park Hyatt Mallorca soon.
Sweet Spot Hyatt Redemption
As of now, The Park Hyatt Mallorca is a Category-5 property requiring just 20,000 World of Hyatt points for a free night. Room rates were over 550€ per night during the time of our stay in August, so it was truly a sweet-spot redemption.
Award availability wasn’t immediately available for the dates I had in mind when I intended to book, so I set up a room availability alert. It’s worth noting that while manually checking, I detected a pattern that standard rooms were beginning to open up on a day-by-day basis 7 days out. Because of that, I ended up booking 3, single-night reservations as they became available.
Redeeming 20,000 Hyatt points per night is a fantastic value given the nightly rate, but will it remain 20,000 points for much longer? I did have time to speak candidly with the GM during the Globalists’ reception (more on that below), and I was told that that the property is extremely likely to increase to a Category-7, requiring 30,000 points per night very soon. With that said, it might be wise to secure a points-reservation if this spot is on your list!
The new World of Hyatt Credit Card offers a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points, which covers three nights. I canceled my old Hyatt Credit card, waited 30 days, and was instantly approved for the World of Hyatt Credit Card (and was eligible for the welcome bonus, too).
Points and cash bookings are also a good value 10,000 points + ~114€, and ironically with room rates soaring over 550€ per night, it’s even cheaper to simply buy 10,000 points from Hyatt at $240 and then book the P&C rate. Of course, I don’t recommend buying Hyatt points at 2.4 cents each, but if it came down to that vs a paid rate, you can see why it makes sense. I’ll also add that there is no resort fee what-so-ever!
The Park Hyatt Mallorca is roughly a 1-hour drive from the western part of the island, Palma (PMI). The hotel is situated all the way on the far east side of Mallorca, near Canyamel. I absolutely recommend renting a car over arranging a transfer to and from the hotel. Not only is it cheaper, but it also gives you the freedom to drive around and explore the island at your own will.
Driving in Mallorca is easy and relaxing, with nicely-paved roads. In terms of location, the resort area is pretty secluded, remote, and quiet. The hotel offers complimentary valet parking, regardless of your World of Hyatt status.
Globalist Benefits and Breakfast
Standard World of Hyatt Globalist benefits include free breakfast, late checkout, and the possibility of an upgrade. There are a total of 142 guest rooms and 16 suites at the Park Hyatt Mallorca.
Before checking in, I saw that a standard suite was still available on the Hyatt app for all 3 nights of my stay, however we were only given a standard king room with an upgraded view. I did politely point out the suite availability I was seeing, but they insisted that nothing was available. It was after 10pm when I checked in , so I didn’t make a fuss and accepted the room I was assigned (which was beautiful, large, and perfectly fine for a family).
I also received a welcome fruit platter and an invitation to attend a Globalist reception the next evening. Breakfast is free at Park Hyatt Mallorca on a paid stay, and included for Globalists on all stays. For points-bookings for non-Globalists, the price is 32€ per adult and 16€ for kids. I’ve read that you can also book breakfast in advance for 22€ a person as well. Breakfast is served 7:30am – 11:00am daily (until 11:30am on Saturdays and Sundays).
Breakfast each morning was fantastic. Not only is there a large buffet with plenty of options inclduing fresh fruit, juices, hot dishes, cheeses, and cold cuts, but you can also order as many dishes as you want from the a la carte menu. My absolute favorite dish was the eggs with the Serrano ham. My kids enjoyed the fluffy pancakes.
In the winter, there’s a complimentary cava tasting each evening in the Library as well. One touch I really was impressed by was the weekly (on Tuesdays) Globalist reception with the General Manager, featuring complimentary wine, sangria, and sushi. Having the opportunity to meet and chat candidly with the manager was very nice, and I thought it was interesting when he shared that there are often 20+ Globalists staying at the property at any given day!
The entire resort is spread out and built into the hillside in separate Mediterranean villas. There are buggy cars available to take you to and from your room and other areas of the hotel if you find it to be a bit of a challenge to get around, though I personally enjoyed the extra bit of exercise.
I really love the rooms at the Park Hyatt Mallorca and the views from the terrace. All of the rooms are incredibly spacious at 538 square feet, with a super comfortable king bed, giant marble bathroom, and beautiful private and furnished terrace.
The bathroom is complete with dual sinks, a large bathtub, a rainforest shower head, and Bottega Veneta bath products that were generously replenished.
Pools & Beach
The property is not situated directly on the beach – you’ll have to walk, bike, or drive down to the Canyamel beach area. It’s a short ride, and there are plenty of complimentary bikes available to use or you can opt for free transportation from the hotel. Additionally, the hotel will pack a beach bag for your time at the beach that includes towels and cold bottles of water.
We rode bikes to the beach, and some of the bikes even have a child seat in back, which was a nice touch for a family. The ride was all downhill and easy, but riding uphill back to the hotel was honestly quite challenging, and I consider myself to be a rather “fit” person… so keep that in mind!
There are three pools at the hotel – a family pool (the main pool), a quieter heated adults-only pool and a jacuzzi, and kids wading pool. There are plenty of lounge chairs and you can request food or beverage service with a press of a button.
Kids Club, Playgrounds & Country Club
There is a free kids club available from 9am – 6pm for children aged 4-12 (strictly-enforced). The kids club is located in the same building as the fitness center, and you can drop off and pick up as you please. Younger kids can play with parental supervision as well.
There’s also two new playgrounds that guests can use, located right outside of the resort’s main entrance. Guests also have access to the new and adjacent Cap Vermell Country Club that features an indoor olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, and several group fitness classes offered each day.
The Park Hyatt Mallorca has four distinct restaurants, some of which are only open on certain days of the week. The main restaurant Balearic, is where breakfast is served daily, and it also opens for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. As I mentioned above, the breakfast was impressive and it’s a two-part experience with the buffet and additional menu.
On Tuesdays in the summer, there’s a really nice sunset barbecue at Balearic for 49€ per adult (half price for children) and it’s absolutely worth it as you can enjoy unlimited meats, seafood, all types of salads, sides, and wine/beer. The food and selection was outstanding.
The Asian-fusion restaurant, Asia, is open daily except Tuesday and Wednesday. While we never dined here, the sushi served at the Globalists reception was great, and I’m sure it’s an accurate reflection of what you’d expect at the restaurant.
The Tapas bar is open for dinner until midnight daily, except Tuesday. We grabbed a great and super-late dinner here on the first night when we arrived after 10pm, quite famished, due to an extensive RyanAir flight delay. The Sangria hit the spot and saved my sanity after a stressful travel day!
Café Sa Plaça is open daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm and offers a vast menu of more causal fare in a open-bistro setting. We had lunch daily here, and it was tasty. There’s also a kids menu for families.
Overall, the food was good at the Park Hyatt Mallorca, but expect to pay resort prices. In essence, you’re paying a premium for convenience since other food options aren’t necessarily close by.
I really love the Park Hyatt Mallorca, and it certainly lives up to the luxury you’d expect to find at Park Hyatt. The resort is an amazing points-redemption, beautiful, and a nice, quiet, place to escape and relax a few days. I also will add that 3 nights is more than enough, especially since it’s a distance away from PMI and has a different flair from the party-centric and lively Palma/El Arenal beach area on the other side of the island.