The Brick Hotel, in Palma’s up-and-coming Sa Gerreria area, has transformed an old pottery factory into a sleek vision of industrial-chic budget accommodation. There are private or group rooms, all simple and stylish, creating the property’s signature look. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and air-con, some with their own balconies. The SQ² Deluxe Rooms are particularly impressive duplex loft-style rooms sleeping up to four. The hotel has a vibrant ground floor bar with seating out front, and there’s also a fun roof terrace. This is an excellent and cheap option if you want to be right in Palma’s old town, but don’t want to sacrifice style for budget.
Carrer Forn d’en Vila, 3, Palma, Mallorca, Spain +34620513207
Hotel Garau, El Arenal
If you’re looking for budget accommodation that’s clean and bright with contemporary decor and close to the beach, then Hotel Garau is a great option. Rooms are a decent size, nicely furnished, and all have terraces or balconies. Family run, the hotel has a reputation for being very friendly and serving an excellent breakfast. A 10-minute drive from the airport, in the resort of El Arenal, the hotel is also an easy walk to the beach and has numerous dining and shopping options nearby.
Carrer Quarter, 9A, 07600 El Arenal, Illes Balears, Spain +34 971 44 20 80
Residencial Rustic Lau, Palma
Located on the outskirts of Palma, the Residencial Rustic Lau is a 15-minute drive from the centre of the city. These rustic lodgings are in a converted farmhouse with a large garden. Although run by the Balearic Hostel Group, rooms are mostly private doubles or twins but there are also group rooms, sleeping up to six people. Bathrooms are always shared. Furnishings are cosy and comfortable – though not suited to those who prefer a contemporary feel. Some rooms extend to terraces or balconies, with a shared kitchen and ample seating in the garden which has a barbecue for guests’ use.
Carrer Lau, 4, 07120 Palma, Spain +34 645 24 14 07
Hotel de la Vila, Llubi
Off the usual tourist trail, the Hotel de la Vila is set in an old house in a quiet square in Llubi, a small village in the centre of the island. Tastefully renovated, the house has retained some of its period features and has a little dining room and pretty outdoor courtyard with tables. The six rooms are fairly basic, but very comfortable with simple decor, tiled floors and wooden beamed ceilings and modern bathrooms. The largest room has a private terrace. This hotel has a quaint charm to it and is ideal those looking to explore the surrounding area, who have no need for lots of facilities. Prices are very reasonable and the hotel offers single person and long stay discounts.
Plaça de Son Ramis, 5, 07430 Llubi, Spain +34 608 90 41 62
Petit Hotel Hostatgeria Sant Salvador, Felanitz
Located in a former monastery near the small town of Felanitz and very close to many stunning coves, the Petit Hotel Hostatgeria Sant Salvador is excellent value for money. The historic building was built in 1348 and sits on top of a mountain with incredible views over the countryside towards the sea and the Cabrera Islands. The hotel has double or twin rooms, as well as two bedroom self-catering apartments, all of which are fully renovated with tiled floors, exposed stone walls and modern bathrooms. The accommodation itself is fairly basic, but clean and bright and the rates are excellent, even in high season. There is a restaurant on site serving traditional Mallorquin cuisine.
Monasterio de Sant Salvador, Puig San Salvador, s/n, Felanitx, Spain +34 971 51 52 60
Hotel Pinomar, Cala Morlanda
Hotel Pinomar is a small and reasonably quiet hotel, within walking distance of the beach at Cala Morlanda and with numerous other beaches nearby. Accommodation is a little dated in terms of styling, but clean and comfortable and with everything you might need from a budget hotel room. Bathrooms are all private and all rooms have balconies (some with sea views). There is a large dining area (buffet breakfast is included), a bar and an outdoor terrace facing the sea. The downside is the lack of pool, but the sea is a mere stone’s throw away.
Av. dels Pins, 1, S’Illot-Cala Morlanda, Spain +34 971 81 00 23
Hostal Bonany, Palma
Hostal Bonany is cheap and fairly basic, but rooms are comfortable, clean and bright with modern bathrooms, and the swimming pool is a nice bonus. Don’t be put off by the name – it is a hostel in the Spanish sense (i.e. budget hotel not shared dormitory-type accommodation). Located in a primarily residential and quiet area but only a 10-minute walk into the hip Santa Catalina area of the city, the hotel is also right next to the hillside park that leads up to Bellver Castle. Wi-Fi is free and the breakfast is cheap but decent. As well as the pool, there are tables and chairs in the pretty gardens, surrounded by citrus trees.
C/ Almirante Cervera, 5, 07014 Palma, Spain +34 971 73 79 24
In a fantastic location, right in the heart of the old town of Soller, Casa Margarita is more guest house than hotel, but many rooms have private bathrooms, and guests can breakfast at the nearby Hotel La Vila. Furnishings are mainly antique and the slightly old-fashioned decor is not to everyone’s taste, but if you are looking for a stay somewhere traditional without breaking the budget, then this place is a good bet. You can catch the old wooden train to Palma at the nearby station or the historic tram down to the Port of Soller.
Carrer de Reial, 3, Sóller, Spain + 34 971 63 42 14
Hotel Galaxia, Can Picafort
The Hotel Galaxia is close to the Albufera Nature Park, and only one block back from the long sandy beach at Can Picafort, but also has a swimming pool and sun loungers. Some rooms have been modernised and are bright and contemporary, while others are a little dated, but generally the rooms are clean and comfortable, with small private bathrooms and balconies (many with sea views). The hotel itself is simple and pleasant, with its location close to the beach, supermarkets and restaurants being its key selling point. The pool, gym and fitness classes on offer are a bonus.
Passeig Colón, 91, 07458 Can Picafort, Spain +34 971 85 02 01
Hotel Sis Pins, Puerto Pollensa
Located on the pedestrianised seafront promenade in the picturesque resort of Puerto Pollensa, the stylish Hotel Sis Pins has fantastic views over the bay. This relatively small independent hotel opened in the 1950s and may be basic in terms of facilities, but the rooms are more than adequate (particularly those with balconies and sea views) and the private terrace on the beach is a big plus. The collaboration with well-established Mallorcan cafe chain, Cappucino, means that the cafe on the hotel’s front terrace serves particularly good coffee, breakfasts (included in rates) and lunches. While not dirt cheap, rates are excellent when compared with other hotels of similar quality, and unlike many hotels in Mallorca, this one stays open all year round.
Passeig d’Anglada Camarasa, 77, Port de Pollença, Spain +34 971 86 70 50