When you consider the combination of millions of visitors with Palma’s numerous historic townhouses, elegant palazzos and grand mansions, it stands to reason that the city should have more than its fair share of incredible boutique hotels. We’ve picked out a selection of our favourite bijou places to stay for your next trip to the Mallorcan capital.
Tucked away down a narrow street in Palma’s old town, the Posada Terra Santa – with its 26 luxurious rooms – is much bigger than you imagine from the outside. In the hotel’s public areas, sleek contemporary interiors segue seamlessly into historic architectural features uncovered during the building’s renovation. What was once the palace’s grain store is now the site of a small, beautiful and well-equipped spa, and on the ground floor, the hotel’s relaxed La Despensa del Barón restaurant is popular with locals and hotel guests alike. Topping it all is a chi-chi sun rooftop terrace with plunge pool. Most certainly one of Mallorca’s hidden treasures.
This boutique urban oasis is located in a 16th-century palacio, close to Palma’s ancient city walls and a stone’s throw from the spectacular cathedral. Artworks by the likes of Miró line the walls, while period decor and furnishings are found throughout the sprawling historic building. Each of the 12 bedrooms is named after a musician, and has its own Jacuzzi with a menu of different bath products and the chance to indulge in champagne and strawberries while you bathe. Priding itself on small details, this hotel offers very attentive individual service, making it a great hotel for a romantic getaway. A roof terrace with incredible views and an excellent basement spa complete this deservedly five-star hotel. Animal lovers should note that pets are welcomed and treated with equal luxury.
About the place:Boutique, City, Arty
Opened in 2017, Summum Prime Boutique Hotel is certainly one of the newest boutique hotels on the island, and also without doubt one of the swankiest. It occupies the beautifully restored 16th-century Ca’n Berga-Ladaria Palace situated in a particularly picturesque corner of Palma Old Town. The 18 guest rooms are stylishly finished with a raft of luxury touches that includes Egyptian cotton sheets, Nespresso coffee machines and Bluetooth speakers. An excellent restaurant provides fine dining in equestrian-themed surroundings, while a rooftop terrace features a plunge pool and views over Palma’s historic rooftops.
With its impeccably stylish interiors that combine Moorish patterned tiling, traditional ikat fabrics and cosy wood panelling, Hotel Cort is indeed one of Mallorca’s most handsome boutique properties. Its restaurant’s cobblestone terrace occupies one of the city’s prettiest squares, featuring an ancient olive tree and the town hall’s magnificent facade – the locations is also about as dead centre as you can get. Each one of the 16 guest rooms is a secluded and peaceful oasis from the buzzing hub outside, plus it’s practically worth staying here for the free à la carte breakfast alone.
The buildings that this high-end boutique hotel occupies date to even before Jaume I conquered the island, over 700 years ago. Refurbished over the years and most importantly during the Italian Renaissance, Can Cera’s stunning architecture has been maintained in the style of a 17th-century palazzo, with exposed beams, high sculpted ceilings and a wonderful sweeping marble staircase. It’s set in the heart of Palma’s Old Town, a short stroll from all the city’s most historic attractions.
About the place:Boutique, Historic
Set in the quieter side of Palma’s richly historic Old Town, the Hotel Sant Francesc oozes effortless style, from its beautiful period-chic reception to its gorgeous rooftop terrace overlooking the eponymous church. Most of the original neoclassical features of this 19th-century mansion have been meticulously restored, but with a light contemporary touch that makes for achingly eye-pleasing results. But it’s not all aesthetics: there’s an outstanding fine dining restaurant, high-tech in-room amenities and a rooftop swimming pool with poolside sushi bar that puts the icing on one very luxurious cake.