Hotels or holiday villas: The recommended solution for large groups in Mallorca.

(Hotels or holiday homes: The recommended solution for large groups in Mallorca)


Booking a house in Mallorca (Majorca) is a good choice, as long we are coming in a large group of people, because we can both enjoy a private home and save money.

In the high season, we can find villas for 8 people from 1500 € a week, when an average 3 star hotel would have a price of 80 € a day for 2 people. If we were to multiply the price by 4 people, the total price would be € 2240, well above the price of renting a home, both in the high and low seasons.

The holiday home rental/villas business is booming and means strong competition for the entire hotel sector, although the large number of holiday homes that operate at very low prices without a license can also be seen as unfair competition for certified rental home companies.

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Booking a villa in northern Mallorca (Pollensa / Pollença, Puerto pollensa, Formentor, Cala San vicente) is always the best option if we are a group of more than 4 people, and not only because of the price, but also due to many other advantages, such as: having a private pool, exclusively for members of the house, complete freedom of schedules… and above all peace and quiet for the guests, something that may be impossible in a hotel. Obviously, this will depend on each hotel; there are hotels in Mallorca that do not accept children or have areas reserved for them, although these are luxury, high-end hotels.

Why not analyze some of the houses for 8 or more people offered by the company TBVP, The Best Villas Pollença S.L Pollensa villas, a specialist rental home company in northern Mallorca:

Villa Marineta: Holiday home for up to 10 guests, near the town of Pollensa, tennis court and large garden.

Villa Olivar: Villa for 8 people in a quiet neighborhood. The private pool and the modernity of the interior of the house should be noted, as well as its high quality decoration and materials.

We can see the locations of all the TBVP houses on the following map of northern Mallorca:

Renting a home in Mallorca makes it almost always necessary to book a car rental service. TBVP gives its customers one free class A car over the course of their stay, although good prices can also be found by looking through car rental (“mietwagen”) portals in Mallorca, such as But be sure to monitor the different fuel policies and find out exactly what is and is not included in the insurance, since car rental companies often play with customers, making offers with unclear conditions.

Legal conditions for book a villa in Mallorca

Legalized or not, the holiday rental is a reality and there are already several autonomous communities that are taking steps to regulate this activity. The issue is controversial, as in Barcelona, ​​because classical hospitality may lose much of their cake. In the case of Balearic Islands (Mallorca: Pollensa, Cala Dor, Palma…) they are taking steps to “put doors to a field” that is a fact. Mallorca, until now offering seasonal rental should be limited to detached houses and villas. It was not clear if a homeowner between party typical town houses could be rented to tourists.

Villas in Mallorca making unfair competition to hotels, the hoteliers are complaining the government.

Now they can do so without fear of reprisal. The Balearic Government has approved a decree develops the Tourism Act and allows tourist rental of these homes. Just to be considered for seasonal rental must register in the register of the Ministry of Tourism and offer a range of tourist services (call 24 hours, change of sheets, etc.). According to the Minister of Tourism, “Jaime Martínez”, this relaxation of the law doubles the number of homes that can be rented. There are now about 5,000 and, from now on, the door opens to be 10,000. Yes, the floors remain outside. You can always rent it is declared, for days or weeks, but according to the provisions of the Law of Urban Leases (LAU).