A friend and I decided we would like to have a few days away in the sun before winter arrived. She had seen an article in Woman and Home Magazine about Hotel Zoetry in Mallorca and it looked really appealing. It was a British Airways holiday and was an all inclusive trip so we decided to book 4 nights there.
As our departure date neared we were a little concerned about the weather. The long time forecast was telling us it was going to be very wet. Zoetry has a spa and an indoor pool but we had really hoped to get a little bit of sun as well. However, luckily the forecast was totally wrong and we had a wonderfully warm 4 days! As well as the indoor pool there were two other pools to enjoy. There was one with a pool bar where we could (and did) have lunch most days and the other one was an adults only pool (which although that sounds rather X rated just meant that no children were allowed by that pool)! Large double sun loungers with the option of sun roofs were plentiful and it was a very peaceful area.
Our British Airways flight from Gatwick was delayed so we arrived at the Hotel about 10pm. The staff (who were all absolutely lovely) rushed us into the restaurant before it closed. We then had a lovely 3 course meal and sparkling wine before checking in properly and being shown to our room. Our room was spacious and we had two French doors out onto a patio. The bathroom was large with a bath and a shower but unfortunately the shower was more of a wet room design and it seemed impossible to have a shower without flooding the floor! (Does anyone really want a wet room? To come out of the shower and have a soaking wet floor can’t be an attraction for anyone surely?)
The Hotel is built in and around an old monastery and the buildings resemble Moroccan design. There is a church and a windmill in the grounds and although the gardens aren’t exactly pretty (Mallorca has more prickly shrubs than flowers) there are some beautiful trees and plants around the complex. This Hotel was not like any other “all inclusive” resort I have every been to. No tacky wristbands to wear. Everything was included, except certain vintage wines and liquors. There are two restaurants, one has a tapas menu and the other has a varied selection of dishes. I am vegetarian and there were enough selections on the menu to give me a different choice each night. The Restaurant staff work really hard but are always smiling and polite. There is another restaurant which is only open certain days, it is run by the French chef Andreau Genestra. I don’t think this is included in the all inclusive tariff as it is an expensive taster menu that takes 2.5 hours to serve! It did look rather grand but we were perfectly happy with the main restaurant.
There is a jogging track (which we walked around!) which goes around the property. Again, not exactly a pretty walk but nice to stretch our legs after long stints by the pool!
Our trip included a free 20 minute massage in the Spa which was wonderful. The indoor pool has lots of jacuzzi features and various odd showers (one that recreates a crashing storm for some reason!) Other massages and treatments were available but were quite pricey. (We were pleased that the weather was great and we therefore didn’t feel the need to spend more in the spa!)
In conclusion I would say that if you are looking for a relaxing break, Zoetry is definitely a place to consider. It is miles from anywhere so a car would be useful but we just enjoyed a relaxing break before we faced the colder weather back in the UK.