The Top Budget Hotels to Book in Mallorca

VIVA Blue and Spa's many activities and amenities prove that you can visit Mallorca without breaking the bank
VIVA Blue and Spa's many activities and amenities prove that you can visit Mallorca without breaking the bank | Courtesy of VIVA Blue and Spa / Booking.com
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24 January 2022
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Postcard-worthy beaches, cocktails by the pool and knockout views don’t have to mean blowing the budget when visiting the Balearic Islands. These cheap hotels in Mallorca have all the indulgent extras of more expensive properties on the island – without the eye-watering bill at the end. Choose from action-packed family resorts, adults-only all-inclusives and historic hotels steps from bars and restaurants in town, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Hotel Son Trobat, for rustic chic accommodation in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar

Outdoor swimming pool in front of Hotel Son Trobat – a two-storey building with green shutters on its windows
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Budget hotels in Mallorca don’t get much more chic or soothing than Son Trobat, a country estate of traditional wood-and-stone bungalows, surrounded by olive groves. When you’re not reclining on your private terrace or around the palm-shaded pool, hit tennis balls on the clay court or walk a section of the Via Verde, a scenic trail that passes by the hotel. Classic Mallorcan cuisine is served on a terrace next to the groves or in a dining room with high beamed ceilings and rustic stone walls.

Iberostar Selection Playa de Muro Village, for avid cyclists in Alcúdia

Aerial view of the outdoor swimming pool at Iberostar Selection Playa de Muro Village, which sits just yards from the beach and ocean
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Iberostar’s Playa de Muro resort is a great choice if you’re cycling around Mallorca, offering a sports’ massage centre, guided cycling tours and a cavernous garage for two-wheeled steeds. For swimming and tanning, choose from several seafront pools or Muro Beach, consistently noted as one of the best in Spain (you’ll have direct access). Start the day with a buffet breakfast, enjoy a poolside lunch of grilled fish and have a juicy burger for dinner at the American-style diner.

Sóller Plaza Hotel, for a peaceful retreat in Sóller

Courtyard at Sóller Plaza Hotel with outdoor furniture, windows with green shutters, and olive trees
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This four-star hotel may be right in the centre of Sóller – but is a peaceful retreat from the elegant town and its busy Saturday market right outside. Inside, there are just 21 rooms over two floors, all with chic modern styling, smart TVs and spa-quality bathrooms. The all-day La Casona restaurant is a real highlight, right on the town’s main square, so you can dine under orange trees while watching the vintage tram pass by.

Eix Lagotel, for a family-friendly holiday in Alcúdia

Outdoor swimming pool in front of the Eix Lagotel – a large white building made up of several storeys
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You’re never far from the water at this hotel in the S’Albufera Natural Park in Playa de Muro. It’s set beside an expansive lake, but also has two huge pools for families to splash around in together. On dry land, there’s a football pitch, tennis courts, archery, table tennis and minigolf, plus a disco for children every evening. Fancy even more water-based action? Hop on the free shuttle bus to the beach in Playa de Muro just five minutes away.

Hotel Sis Pins, for Mediterranean views in Pollença

Sunbed area with many blue sunbeds and white parasols at Hotel Sis Pins, located just yards from the ocean
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Location is everything at this seafront hotel in the port of Pollença, where you can take your pick from the town’s bars and restaurants or walk mere steps to the sweep of sandy beach. The hotel is said to have been a favourite of Agatha Christie and has lost none of its charm since the author stayed, thanks to traditional Mallorcan furnishings, welcoming staff and blissful sea views. Palma de Mallorca airport is just a 45-minute drive away.

VIVA Blue & Spa, for an action-packed stay in Alcúdia

Aerial view of VIVA Blue and Spa, showing the hotels many buildings, a sports court and two large outdoor swimming pools
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Don’t expect your kids to want to leave this fun-packed hotel close to Playa de Muro. The spectacular pirate-themed splash park will keep them entertained for days, but there are also play areas, a top kids club and a nightly mini-disco too. Travelling without tots? You’ll love the sports bar, bike rental, free cycling picnics, yoga lessons and palatial spa with its indoor pool, sauna and hot tub.

The Sea Hotel, for child-free tranquility in Can Picafort

Reception area at The Sea Hotel with white-painted walls, white-tiled floors and white seating with red cushions
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No need to spend precious sun lounger time fretting over the final bill at this adults-only beachfront hotel in Can Picafort. This is an all-inclusive property where lavish buffets, weekly themed dinners and house wine are all included, while you can also enjoy nightly entertainment, a beach on the doorstep and a tranquil spa with Turkish bath, heated loungers and a treatment cabin.

Brick Palma, for budget charm in Palma

A modern-looking room at Brick Hotel and Hostel, with a grey floor, a double bed with white linen, a grey armchair and a copper floor lamp
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Once a mid-19th-century pottery factory, this fantastically priced property in the heart of Palma oozes charisma. Think double-height, loft-style rooms, balconies overlooking the city and a rooftop terrace to soak up the sun with city views. Fancy a little more space? Choose the premium loft rooms, which fit up to four guests and offer industrial bare walls, soaring ceilings and chic tiled bathrooms with walk-in showers.

Hotel Garau, for a contemporary bolthole in El Arenal

Twin room at Hotel Garau, with two double beds and decorated in white and lime tones
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It might be just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Palma, but the Hotel Garau is a beach-lover’s paradise. Located only 50m (165ft) from the white sand of El Arenal, its 24 bright, modern rooms are spread over four floors and all have a terrace and balcony – decorated in brilliant white with zingy accents of bright lime, soothing lavender or juicy orange. Downstairs, there’s also a lively bar where you can grab a cocktail and tapas after a hard day snoozing on the sand.

Petit Hotel Hostatgeria Sant Salvador, for adventure lovers in Felanitx

Seating area in a room at Petit Hotel Hostatgeria Sant Salvador, with a dining table and chairs, an orange sofa, and access to the bedroom
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Outdoorsy types will love this hotel in the natural park of Serra de Llevant, 510m (1,673ft) above sea level. There’s no end of activities just outside the property, including cycling, balloon rides, kayaking and hiking. Get back to the hotel for sunset to watch the skyline from the restaurant terrace, cocktail in hand, or book a spacious two-bedroom apartment where you won’t even need to get out of bed to make the most of the mountain views.

Blow the budget and indulge yourself with a stay at one of Mallorca’s top luxury hotels – all bookable with Culture Trip.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Leon Beckenham. Mark Nayler contributed additional reporting.

These recommendations were updated on January 24, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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