Spain just opened its first ‘women only’ hotel

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 3 Oct, 2019 Updated Thu 3 Oct 2019 10:17 CEST
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Spain’s very first hotel designed exclusively for women has opened on the island of Mallorca.


Som Dona Hotel is located in the seaside town of Porto Cristo on the east side of the largest of the Balearic Island and only accepts female guests.

The 39-roomed four-star hotel , decorated with femenine aesthics in mind, offers a pool, spa centre and roof-top bar and aims to offer“a new space for women who are looking to disconnect from the stress of daily life”. 

Cuisine offered is described as locally sourced “flexitarian gastronomy” and the hotel also offers to organise female only excursions and cultural activities on the island.

But although the hotel has stopped short of employing an exclusively female staff because of Spain’s gender discrimination laws it prioritises women.

“One of our objectives is also to give a certain visibility to women doing traditionally masculine jobs,” explained Som Hotels president Joan Enric Capellá to Lonely Planet.

The new hotel is bang on trend with the number of women who choose to travel solo rapidly growing.

In 2018, 33 percent of women respondents from around the world told they’d taken a solo trip while in a British Airways survey of 9,000 female travellers, more than half said they had taken a trip alone and almost everyone said they would consider it in the future.

While women holidaying with female friends is more popular than ever.

Double rooms at Som Dona start at €72.50 per night, room only and are open to female guests aged 14 and over.

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The Local 2019/10/03 10:17

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