When is a hotel not a hotel? When it’s The Sea Club. The Cumberlege family came to this villa over 50 years ago, and have continued to run and own it ever since, evolving it into a small hotel that feels like a private house party. It’s a beautifully maintained old colonial residence on the edge of Cala Ratjada right on the edge of the Mediterranean. The hotel consists of 16 individually designed en-suite rooms with a hacienda style garden, private bar and a large swimming pool. Within the grounds, individual casitas, cottages, and sunny patios lend Mallorcan charm to this uniquely private place.
The Sea Club has an amazing relaxed atmosphere, and there are hidden little corners everywhere where guests can escape for a little solitude. Or for a little more company there is the bar where all guests seem to become immediate friends. From the last week of June to the first week of September The Sea Club becomes a very social and lively place with many return families and friends enjoying the vibrant atmosphere in the sun.
The rooms are highly individual, impeccably appointed in an eclectic mix with traditional Mallorcan, old English and contemporary modern furnishings. Naturally all rooms have bathrooms en-suite, some with a bath and others with just a shower. Many rooms have sea views where guests can watch yachts coming and going from the nearby marina and harbour, while the rest look onto the idyllic gardens and swimming pool.
The Sea Club is the perfect venue for visitors wanting the best of the present day blended with an ambience of former times. The position on the edge of the water is unbeatable, and the location in the north-east corner of the island gives easy access to long sandy beaches, the tiny calas of the east coast and the rocky coastline of the west.
Please note: The hotel is not taking any booking for 2019 until at least November and has a minimum stay of 7 nights.
This was love at first sight. The Sea Club is exactly what we would want from a holiday in Mallorca.
A Word from the Owner
Luis, Jenny and their sons, invite you to enjoy their relaxed way of Spanish life.
Two rooms situated on the ground floor, with a terrace, both with the possiblity to have them either as a double or a twin. Room facilities: Bathroom amenities, Hairdryer, Central Heating, Ceiling Fan, Wardrobe, Safe and Free Wifi.
3 rooms have double beds, and 3 have twin beds which can also be made into a double. All with their own terrace. One of the rooms is also a triple, perfect for small families. Room facilities: Bathroom amenities, Hairdryer, Central Heating, Ceiling Fan, Wardrobe, Safe and free WIFI. 3 of the Normal double rooms have air-conditioning.
Three rooms located in the front of the house and one on the first floor, all with a terrace and sea view. All rooms have a bathtub with shower. Room facilities: Bathroom amenities, Hairdryer, Central Heating, Ceiling Fan, Wardrobe, Safe and free WIFI
One room located in the front of the house and the other on the first floor, both with terrace overlooking the sea. Room facilities: Central Heating, Ceiling Fan, Wardrobe, Desk, Safe, Bathroom amenities, Bathroom with bathtub and shower. Free Wifi included.
The Quadruple room with a small kitchenette consists of 2 rooms with interconnecting doors, 2 bathrooms, 1 with shower and the other with bathtub and a terrace. Ideal for small group of friends or families. Room facilities: Bathroom amenities, Hairdryer, Central Heating, Ceiling Fan, Wardrobe, Kitchenette, safe and free Wifi.
Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children up to 16 years.
A typical continental breakfast is served or you can order an English breakfast between 9- 11 am. Continental breakfast includes different fresh breads, pastries, toast, jams, marmalade, fruit, a selection of hams and cheeses, yogurts, cereals, juices, coffee and tea. English breakfast comprises of fried, boiled, poached or scrambled eggs with bacon and tomato, sausages or smoked salmon. If you have a special requirement or allergies the hotel can provide an alternative for you.
Enjoy breakfast on the many terraces around The Sea Club. The front terraces overlooking the azure Mediterranean Sea will give you an unforgettable experience.
During the summer months lunches and dinners (included in the half board price) are available. Lunch orders are taken from 13:15 to 14:30. Lunches consist of toasties, gazpacho, S=salads, burgers and steak.
IMPORTANT: Throughout June to September the room rates include dinner. The meal begins at the bar with tapas being served around the terrace bar from 8:45pm, followed by dinner at around 9:30pm served either on the front terrace overlooking the sea or in the inner terrace area. Water is included with dinner. For wines, there is a selection at the bar ranging from local Majorcan to popular Spanish wines. Children are catered for according to age. Infants supper is served between 7-8:30pm. This can be arranged between the parents and kitchen staff.
Beaches: Son Moll (150m), Cala Gat (1 km), Cala Agulla (1.5 km), Cala Mesquida (5 km), Cala Torta (19 km)
Water sports including diving, windsurfing, surfing and water-skiing.
4 prime golf courses are in a 6 km radius of Cala Ratjada.
Hiking, tennis, horse riding or go karting are also easily available.
Visit the Caves of Artá (10 km)
Gardens and sculpture at Casa March
14th century castle at Capdepera (3 km)
Pre-historic settlement of Ses Paises (Artá)
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
The Sea Club in Cala Ratjada is the most wonderful oasis in a beautiful part of Majorca. In fact, I am almost tempted not to write too good a review, as I want to keep this place a secret!
The Sea Club is informal, relaxed and special. If you are looking for marble interiors and all that goes with that type of hotel, this is not for you. We stayed in room 3, which has a glorious sea view, and while not overly large, had everything we needed including a small terrace. I would describe the décor as ‘shabby chic’ but in a positive way.
Good home cooked food is served. The buffet breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. My husband indulged in a full English breakfast each day, while I enjoyed the fresh fruit, pastries etc. There is a simple lunch menu and supper is buffet style with a theme each day – paella, chicken, tapas etc, all very fresh and delicious.
The bar is well stocked and reasonably priced and if nobody is around to serve you, you just jot your room number down and serve yourself. This quirk just makes you feel even more at home!
But I haven’t really got to the reason why this place is so special. It is the people that make it. The family who run the hotel, Luis, Jenny, Nick and Luke immediately made us welcome in their home and went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed. The mix of guests, many who have been coming to The Sea Club for years, were great fun and added hugely to our holiday. Oh and I mustn’t forget the various dogs and cats that wander around the property. They are definitely an integral part of what we have decided is our favourite hotel.
|We had an excellent holiday and would like to thank you for your quick response to our questions beforehand.|
|Very Few Like This Place Around Anywhere.|
Coming from Cape Town, South Africa, we are fortunate to have many beautiful places to visit and stay. However, the Sea Club in Cala Ratjada ranks with the best places we have stayed anywhere on our travels.
Initially, what makes The Sea Club so inviting is the warmth of the welcome that one receives from Luis, Jenny, their family and staff. Permeating the property is the long family history of the Cumberleges who have owned it for more than 50 years. Further, its front, which is used for drinks, meals and relaxation, is very close to the sea and reminded this reviewer of traditional seaside architecture along Southern Hemisphere lines. Diving off the adjacent rocks was a favoured occupation for our teenagers.
Our sea-facing room was exceptional. Unusually, guests that want to, and most do, eat the communal dinner, with wine thrown in, with the hosts, which as well as producing home-cooked food of a very high standard, provides a sense of occasion, humour, good repartee and fun. The honesty bar near the generously-proportioned pool is another focal point for the joie de vivre that is the hallmark of the place.
Overall, a unique and outstanding oasis in a beautiful spot, embracing all the best traditions of sincere though unforced hospitality, a convivial atmosphere and good company.
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|We have been staying at the fabulous Sea Club for 18 years. Every year we have always had the most wonderful holiday. Once you are there you never want to leave - it has the most amazing atmosphere. Do visit the caves at Arta as they are truly spectacular.|
|Lovely, uncontrived and inadvertently really very cool. Part of me doesn't want to tell anyone else about this place but on the other hand, I'd like to think it will still be there under the auspices of Luis's sons Nick and Dan in another 40 years. Although there is no air conditioning a combination of sea breeze and fans meant we slept comfortably even in August.|
|It was officially the best holiday we have ever been on - Luis and Jenny invite you into their home... I would recommend the Sea Club to anyone what ever age... I will be going back many times in my life time and I would say that you would all be mad not to go there too...|
Guest Rating: 9.1 / 10
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|Hotel Closed||1 Jan - 28 Mar 2018, 1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019, 1 Nov - 31 Dec 2019|
From June to September, room rates include half-board (breakfast and dinner).
|Meals||June - September:
During these months the standard room rate is for half board: This includes 7 meals a week. The hotel also offer lunches at this time of year. The remainder of the year the room rate is for bed and breakfast.
|Parking||The hotel has three private parking spaces for guests about 200m away. €10 per night.|
|Arrival||Important: Please let the hotel know your approximate time of arrival so that there is someone there to see you in.|
|Balearics Eco-tax||Balearics eco-tax is charged separately. The amount varies depending on the hotel and the season but it is typically about 2.00 euros per adult per day. (Children under 16 are exempt.)|
|Short stays||Sometimes the hotel is willing to accept a booking for a shorter stay than the normal minimum stay to fill in gaps. Please contact us for late availability.|
|Bookings for 2019||The Sea Club is not taking any booking for 2019 until at least November and has a minimum stay of 7 nights.|
A credit card number and a 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a reservation. The balance is payable at the hotel prior to departure.
In the event of cancellation the deposit is not refunded. If cancellation is prior to a month before arrival and re-booked another time during the same season the deposit will not be lost.
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In the hotel
- TV lounge
- Computer and internet
- Swimming pool
- Table tennis
- Pool table
- Private parking (limited spaces)
In your room
- En‑suite bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Private terrace (some rooms)
- Sea view (some rooms)