From world leaders and royalty to supermodels and superstars, the Hotel La Residencia is a firm favourite and the guest book reads like the invitation list the Oscars. Over the years it has become the hotel to either stay at or visit in Majorca, the El Olivo restaurant is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Spain and Sir Richard had regularly had problems booking a table, never mind booking a room. Anybody could turn up at the hotel in any moment. Five years ago Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Tom Hanks, cruising the Mediterranean with their wives, decided to put in to port in Majorca and dine at the hotel. The restaurant was full, but Sting and co. managed to find a solution. Mick Jagger prefers not to choose off the menu, but leave the food up to the chef while his daughter Jade and British supermodel Kate Moss pop in every summer. Sarah Ferguson and the Princesses dined at the hotel last summer, they were staying in one of the Branson private villas at Son Bunyola. In 1996 Lady Di spent a long wet weekend in one of the three top suites with private pool and promised the hotel she would return once the sun came out. The hotel has always been popular with Sir Bob Geldof, another annual visitor along with newscaster Trevor MacDonald, who comes for the tennis. James Bond, Pierce Brosnan, holidayed with his family at the hotel two years ago and last year, apart from a host of top television stars, Ruby Wax, Michael Parkinson, Jeremy Thomson, Peter Bowles, and the odd soccer star, Ryan Giggs for example, from the UK. David, Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham were booked in two years ago, but despite attempts to slip over to Majorca un-noticed, they were rumbled as they left their home and cancelled the trip. Hollywood actor William Baldwin checked in for a break, along with the rest of the Hollywood stars, both in front of and behind the cameras, who have headed up the hills to Deya and the secluded comfort of La Residencia. The hotel, which is set just across the way from where Robert Graves is buried, attracts some of the world's great authors, poets and artists... while also being extremely popular with people who prefer the finer things in life and simply want to get away from it all.


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