Palma de Mallorca

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At the heart of Palma stands its the wonderful old cathedral - reminding the throngs of workers and holiday makers of higher things. And in the narrow streets and alleys of the old town surrounding the cathedral you'll find many of Palma's charming and intimate boutique hotels - some of the best places to stay in Palma de Mallorca. The only real city in the Balearics, Palma de Mallorca has the cruise ship terminal and representatives from all the big hotel brands. But it also has dignity and character, which might surprise you if you're just expecting the glitzy boutiques and tourist hotspots.

The huge ships and ferries crowd to one end of Palma's great bay, in the centre are row upon row of dazzling yachts, and at the other end are the fishing crafts which supply the Mercat d'Olivar and the Mercat Santa Catalina with astonishing displays of fresh seafood.

Palma de Mallorca has been a popular holiday destination since the 1950s. Early jet-setters flocked here for the wonderful Mediterranean combination of bright blue waters, great beaches and dramatic stretches of limestone coastline, plenty of sun, excellent cuisine and pretty local villages. To this list of Mediterranean pleasures Palma can also add: historic sites dating back to the Roman era and several rows of elegant boulevards, lined with graceful mansions, many of which have now been converted into galleries, boutiques and restaurants.

Palma's not short on hotel choices and many of them are very good. The best places to stay in Palma de Mallorca are largely between split between the converted 'palaces', which tend to have rather heavy, traditional furnishings and sombre oils on the walls, and the newer 'design' hotels, many of which are owned by German or Scandinavians who've opted for a bare, minimalist style. For those looking for an apartment check out the selection with our online partner

Best Places to Stay in Palma de Mallorca

For old-fashioned charm

Here for the culture and history but want to experience more than just the museums and galleries?

  • The best place to stay in Palma de Mallorca to get close to its Roman history is the Palacio Ca Sa Galesa - its spa is a genuine Roman bath! Decorated with antiques, it also has its own modern art collection - including a Miro and a Calder.
  • The family who run Dalt Murada have owned the building for 300 years. So they know the story of each painting, Murano glass chandelier and piece of heavy furniture. And a lot about the rest of Palma too.
  • Hotel Born is easily one of the best places to stay in Palma de Mallorca if you're looking for old fashioned charm, but don't want to break the bank. It's bang in the centre of town, but you can get a room here from only €120 per night outside of the peak months.

For fun and sunshine

For fun in the evening you'll want to try the Paseo Maritimo, on the seafront. The lights of the marina mix with the discotecas and bars for a colourful party atmosphere. Some of the discotecas date from the 50s when Frank Sinatra played here.

  • DJs at the bar, leather furniture, contemporary art and a stylish crowd make the Puro Hotel one of the best places to stay in Palma de Mallorca if you're looking for a party atmosphere.
  • Ten minutes walk from town, harbour side Portixol has a large restaurant-side pool, music lounge, huge selection of magazines and papers and free bike hire, making this a great choice for families.

For modern luxury

Want yacht-board lunches, boutique shopping, world class dining and clean, luxurious lines?

  • Converted from a 16th Century palace into minimalist perfection, Hotel Très has large rooms and a rooftop pool and sauna with gorgeous view of the cathedral and ocean.
  • The Hotel Convent de la Missio has built on the stylish, clean lines of the convent it was converted from. Adding a Japanese roof garden and gourmet restaurant.

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  • Hotel Feliz

    Palma de Mallorca

    A cute contemporary hotel overlooking the harbour. Modern, but in an understated way. Rooms and suite with sophisticated furnishings and private balconies. Good Mediterranean food, lovely roof top lounge area, and excellent value.

    44 rooms from $92
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Beach Life
    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  10 mins by bus from the Old Town
  • OD Port Portals

    Puerto Portals, Mallorca

    A stylishly modern hotel, a few minutes walk from Majorca's coastline & Puerto Portals. Rooms are bright and decorated in nude palettes and state of the art, open plan bathrooms. Many have balconies. There is a lively bar and outdoor pool. Breakfast is served and restaurants in walking distance.

    63 rooms from $122
    Sailing  -  Charter a yacht to one of the neighbouring islands.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool with large terrace for sun bathing
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
  • Dalt Murada

    Palma de Mallorca

    A traditionally restored, family-run, mansion in the heart of the capital. Antique furniture, oil-paintings, tapestries and chandeliers set the tone. Large airy rooms and suites, sunny roof terrace with views and a leafy courtyard. A characterful property in a great location for exploring the city.

    23 rooms from $118
    City Style  -  A stunning 16th-century mansion, with antique furnishings, charming suites, lovely roofterrace and fragrant courtyard.
    Great walks  -  Walk along Paseo Dalt Murada, the old high walls alongside the cathedral.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Cathedral and Almudaina Palace.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Nakar Hotel

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    Located in the heart of Palma Port this property boasts a fabulous rooftop terrace with bar and swimming pool with beautiful panoramic views. Bedrooms have been designed for the modern traveller - with contemporary decor and the latest technology. Fantastic location with wonderful views.

    57 rooms from $130
    City Style  -  Stylish accommodation with far reaching views
    Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of town
    Great walks  -  Passeig d’es Born boulevard
    Sights nearby  -  The stunning Palma Cathedral
  • Puro Hotel

    Palma de Mallorca

    Puro represents the height of cosmopolitanism - and it's set in an 18th century palace. An urban chic destination with contemporary art, leather furniture, and earth-tone fabrics in a pure white setting. Its stylish crowd soaks up the beats of the DJs in the bar and restaurant.

    51 rooms from $139
    Retro/Vintage  -  Look cool, feel cool, meet cool - book here!
    City Style  -  A hotel to see and be seen in.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
  • Art Hotel Palma

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    This charming hotel and former antique shop has spacious bedrooms with large windows and of course, plenty of antique furniture. Enjoy breakfasts in the peaceful inner patio courtyard or an appetiser before heading out for dinner. A comfortable and elegant refuge in the heart of Palma Old Town.

    13 rooms from $162
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploring Palma on foot
    City Style  -  Totally chic interiors in the heart of town
    Local markets  -  Visit the daily local markets
    Sailing  -  Arrange a day sailing trip
  • Palau sa Font

    Palma de Mallorca

    16th century designer boutique hotel in Old Town, close to some of Palma's best nightlife. Bright airy rooms, handmade furniture, Mediterranean floors and original contemporary art. Rooftop terrace with spectacular views and plunge pool. An ideal base for exploring the city.

    19 rooms from $163
    Total relaxation  -  Peaceful and elegant rooms, a roof terrace offering sweeping views of the city and a refreshing plunge pool.
    City Style  -  A beautiful and chic design hotel in the heart of the trendy La Lonja area.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is within walking distance of Palma's impressive Cathedral.
    Views  -  City views from the rooftop
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors
  • Boutique Hotel Calatrava

    Palma de Mallorca

    A sleek and stylish hotel on the beach front in central Palma de Mallorca. Sophisticated chic bedrooms and suites have pastel colours and sumptuous beds. Lovely little cafe-bistro with views out to sea. A romantic spot, well located, family friendly too.

    6 rooms from $184
    Views  -  Terrace has amazing views over Palma Bay
    City Style
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Located next to Palma's Parque del Mar and very close to the Cathedral
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
  • Son Simo Vell

    Alcúdia (km. 43,700)

    A working farm in a rural setting, just one kilometre from Alcúdia with minimalistic interiors. A gym, an outdoor pool and breakfast is included. The farmhouse boasts its own private wine cellar where guests may try out some local wines. Restaurant uses fresh ingredients from its own land.

    8 rooms from $184
    Local exploring  -  Within a few kilometers to the local town of Alcudia and to the lovely beaches and coves in the area
    Eco break  -  A fully functional farmhouse that has its own animals, vineyards, olive orchards and almond trees.
    Sights nearby  -  Talaiotic monuments dating back 3000 years are on the property
    Great walks  -  Hiking trips into the surrounding mountains can be organised
  • Hotel Cort

    Palma de Mallorca (07001 Palma De Mallorca)

    Situated in the beautiful city of Palma, this new hotel has amazing views from its rooftop swimming pool and bar. 5 minutes walk from a series of interesting bars, shops and restaurants, the hotel is also very close to the beach. A smaller property, suited for those seeking a personal touch.

    14 rooms from $185
    Diving  -  Good diving nearby.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Can Furios

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    A charming, stone walled house in a secluded spot in the countryside. A pretty, tropical garden and rooms with lots of character. Antique furniture and period interior features - exposed wooden beamed ceilings and authentic stone walls. A picturesque little retreat.

    7 rooms from $185
    Hideaway  -  Secluded spot in the middle of the Mallorcan countryside
    Local markets  -  Explore small daily markets
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the city of Palma
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 12
  • Hotel Born

    Palma de Mallorca

    A stylish old world hotel in a converted historic townhouse. A quiet oasis right in the heart of the historic centre. Spacious rooms with high ceilings with antique furniture, four poster beds, traditional paintings and a lovely courtyard. Good value and close to many of Palma's best sights.

    36 rooms from $185
    Local exploring  -  Situated in a former palace in the heart of the historic centre and within walking distance of the beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Right in the heart of the city. Walking distance to Palma Cathedral and the Almudaina Royal Palace.
    Full of character
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Can Cera

    Palma de Mallorca

    A historic townhouse renovated to Five Star luxury. Traditional elegant interiors boast antique furnishings, art works, and sophisticated style. Large romantic rooms and suites have private balconies. Fantastic restaurant and stunning views from the roof top terrace. Stylish, grown-up, luxurious.

    12 rooms from $185
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic Break
    City Style
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
  • Hotel Tres

    Palma de Mallorca

    Swedish owned, minimalist and super hip hotel in converted 16th century buildings in the old town. Large, chic rooms and suites, some with cathedral views. Spectacular rooftop terrace with pool, sauna and panoramic views. Lively bar and courtyard scene. Ideal for city exploring.

    41 rooms from $191
    City Style  -  Totally chic interiors located in one of Palma's hippest areas
    Sights nearby  -  A short walk to the impressive city Cathedral.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
  • San Lorenzo

    Palma de Mallorca

    Small, friendly, manor house, turned hotel in central Palma. The cool, simply decorated bedrooms boast elegant furnishings, terraces or balconies. Bask in the delightful courtyard garden with pool to boot. An intimate central retreat.

    9 rooms from $208
    City Style  -  A smart adult only hotel with chic Art Deco bar and leafy garden, just steps away from the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma.
    Great walks  -  Wander through the pretty winding alleyways of the Old Town.
    Local markets  -  Just a few minutes walk from Santa Catalina market.
    Swimming Pool  -  Small Outdoor Pool
  • Palacio Ca Sa Galesa

    Palma de Mallorca

    Quirky hotel in a prime Old Town location with some very fine artworks. Full of character, with old fashioned rooms filled with antique furniture and pretty stained glass. A sun terrace with a wonderful city view. The spa sits in genuine Roman baths. Well positioned, intimate, informal and romantic.

    12 rooms from $212
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in style with the heated indoor pool, sauna, Roman baths, hot tub and extensive list of treatments and massages.
    City Style  -  A chic hotel in a 16th century building with fantastic rooftop terrace boasting epic views of the Cathedral.
    Great walks  -  Lovely hikes through the island start from just outside the city.
    Sights nearby  -  Just steps from the city Cathedral, a must see.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    An elegant Spanish mansion that has been beautifully restored in a contemporary style. Simplistic, stylish guest rooms and grand communal areas - a fabulous rooftop swimming pool with sushi bar and panoramic views of the city. A luxurious 19th-century manor house hotel.

    39 rooms from $219
    City Style  -  Regarded by many as the most luxurious stay in town
    Local exploring  -  Right in the centre of Palma with Catherdral views
    Sailing  -  Organise a private sailing trip
    Sights nearby  -  Palma Cathedral
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Small Luxury Hotels
  • Castillo Hotel Son Vida

    Palma de Mallorca (Urbanizacion Son Vida)

    13th-century palace turned luxury hotel, in the hills outside Palma. Elegant Spanish decor, spacious rooms and stunning views. Plenty to keep all entertained including spa, swimming pools, extensive grounds and a number of dining and bar options. The ideal choice for unwinding.

    164 rooms from $270
    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil oasis of clam, set in the hills above Palma, this elegant property made for lounging and indulgence.
    Sights nearby  -  The Bellver Castle or the imposing Cathedral La Seu are worth visiting.
    Full of character
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
  • Santa Clara Urban Hotel & Spa

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    Located in the centre of Palma with a fantastic rooftop sun deck with great views of the city. Bedrooms have been decorated in a contemporary style, elegantly complementing the exposed stone walls. This boutique hotel has a small spa and is walking distance from the city sights.

    20 rooms from $236
    Local exploring  -  Within walking distance of some of the town's top sights
    Kayaking  -  Explore secluded coves nearby
    Sights nearby  -  Guided city routes
    Fishing  -  Deep Sea Fishing
  • Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel

    Palma de Mallorca (Urbanization Son Vida)

    A resort with all the charm of a Spanish country house, in the hills outside Palma de Mallorca. Plenty of in house activities including swimming pools, restaurants and a lovely spa. Comfortable and spacious rooms and suites. Ideal for families and golfers.

    93 rooms from $286
    Families  -  A perfet family escape, with playground and kids club to keep the young ones happy and a spa and extensive bar for the parents.
    Active Holiday  -  Ideal for the active guest, with on site tennis courts, gym and bikes plus five world class golf courses in the area.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Bellver Castle or the imposing Cathedral La Seu.
    Swimming Pool  -  Stunning Outdoor and Indoor Pools
  • Posada Terra Santa

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    Once a traditional stately home, Posada Terra Santa has now been converted into an elegant boutique hotel. Trendy modern interiors with a number of chic lounging areas. Bedrooms are refined and smart. The restaurant has relaxed dining under original Gothic stone arches. Fashionable city style.

    26 rooms from $296
    Spa breaks  -  Extensive spa and wellness centre
    City Style  -  In the heart of Palma's Old Town
    Sailing  -  Organise a sailing trip with the hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Palma’s Old Town
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Portixol

    Palma de Mallorca

    Swedish owned popular harbour-side hotel with seaviews and a lovely pool - lively bar and restaurant. Chic, bright rooms with a nautical feel. Well placed for enjoying Palma's nightlife and sights but equally tempting to just stay and use the spa.

    25 rooms from $331
    City Style  -  A seafront property with luxury spa, a lively bar and easy access of the cities sights and nightlife.
    Foodies  -  Boasting one of Mallorca's most popular restaurants- specialising in seafood and cocktails.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Hotel Convent de la Missió

    Palma de Mallorca

    Sublime monastic serenity in a central location, this converted convent offers elegance and understated luxury in an historic building. White on white minimalistic rooms give an air of calm. It’s also home to the renowned Michelin star Simply Fosh restaurant. A spoiling stay.

    27 rooms from $345
    Foodies  -  Boasts one of Malloca's hottest restaurants, the innovative and always spectacular Simply Fosh, advance booking is a must.
    Writing a novel  -  A 17th century convent, turned uber trendy minimalist hotel, with plenty of natural light and an on site gallery.
    Great walks  -  Wander the winding lanes of the picturesque and busy old town.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the impressive Le Seu Cathedral.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith, Johansens
  • Can Alomar

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    A luxury boutique hotel in a former palatial urban dwelling with a chic downtown apartment feel. Can Alomar offers guests sumptuous beds, large walk in wardrobes and beautifully tiled bathrooms. Enjoy the rooftop relaxation terrace with a small plunge pool and massage treatment area.

    16 rooms from $419
    City Style  -  Right in the thick of it - located above some of Palma's most exclusive shopping
    Romantic Break  -  Fine dining and stylish suites make this an ideal spot for couples
    Local markets  -  Explore the daily markets nearby
    Sailing  -  Organise a local sailing tour
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