10 of the Best Hotels near Palma

Mallorca, or Majorca, is the largest and best-known of the Balearic islands, a popular holiday destination with glorious sandy beaches in the south, and towering mountains, sheer cliffs and rocky coves in the north. There’s plenty of accommodation options in the area just outside Palma and around Magalluf, Pollensa and Alcudia, but if you want to stay somewhere special you need our Guru’s list of the best hotels near Palma.

There are some stunning areas in the centre and north-west that remain quite unspoiled and our selection of the best hotels near Palma can be found in the unspoiled towns and in the countryside outside the capital. And our best hotels near Palma range from sophisticated urban villas to peaceful country fincas, enticingly off the tourist trail.

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10 of the Best Hotels near Palma

Best Hotels near Palma for Romance

The Can Furios Hotel is a traditional seven room hotel with an exceptional restaurant, converted from a charming 16th Century villa on a lovely estate, or you might like to push the boat out and stay at La Residencia, which is perched on a lovely hillside above Deià. The lush gardens surrounding the hotel make for a romantic setting, and there’s top notch dining and lovely antiques and four poster beds inside.

Best Hotels near Palma for a Beach Break

The Hotel Villa Italia is a sophisticated, 16 room hotel converted from a sumptuous grand villa. There’s a fine restaurant and a pool and spa.

Best Hotels near Palma for Families

The Finca Es Castell is a remote, relaxed finca with a rustic feel - think cobbled patios, ancient vines and whitewashed walls - and delicious food.

Best Hotels near Palma to Relax

The Finca Ca N'Ai B&B is a tranquil, two room refuge, just outside Sóller with lovely terraces and a good restaurant - adults only. Or, close to Deià is Es Molí, a large but well laid out hotel with sea views and lush gardens and a private, rocky cove just a short drive away. L’Hermitage in Bunyola is an off-the-beaten-track country hotel deep in Mallorca’s interior, with mountain views, a chic mix of period and contemporary features, great food and a small spa and pool.

Best Hotels near Palma for Spectacular Views

Sa Pedrissa, also near Deià, is a tranquil and upmarket agroturismi converted from a 17th Century manor house which overlooks a spectacular stretch of rugged coastline. Or for gorgeous valley views try the discreet and peaceful Mirabo de Valldemossa, which has just nine chic rooms, a lovely pool and garden and serves excellent local cuisine.

Best Hotels near Palma for Something Special

Es Revellar Art Resort is a one off agroturismo meets art hotel offering spacious villas and suites, friendly service and an unforgettable cultural experience - it’s like an indoor/ outdoor museum!

If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels near Palma on our Guru’s list you could:

10 of the Best Hotels near Palma

  • Finca Ca N'Ai B&B

    Soller, Mallorca

    A gorgeous country property in rugged and serene surrounds just outside Sóller. Traditional styled suites with lovely terraces. Delicious Mediterranean cuisine makes the most of local produce. A lovely place to hideaway from the world yet conveniently placed for local exploring.

    11 rooms from $192
    Hideaway  -  A wonderfully romantic and tranquil adult only hideaway set in beautiful rugged countryside ringed by the Tramuntana mountains.
    Sailing  -  Rent a motorboat from Puerto de Sóller just 3km from the property.
    Great walks  -  Trekking routes can be joined directly from the hotel.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only establishment (16+).
  • Mirabo de Valldemossa

    Valldemossa, Mallorca

    Discreet, privately-owned hideaway in the hills perfect for couples wanting peace and relaxation in a beautiful location. Chic rooms seamlessly combine original elements and contemporary furnishings. Lovely gardens & pool area. Delicious Mallorcan cuisine. Romantic and totally relaxing.

    9 rooms from $202
    Views  -  Stunning valley views
    Great walks  -  Situated in the middle of the Sierra de Tramuntana
    Restrictions on children  -  Not really suitable for children.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Hotel Villa Italia

    Puerto de Andratx, Mallorca

    A sumptuous villa hotel with a fabulous harbour location and beautiful sea views. Fine restaurant, serving designer Mediterranean and international cuisine. Rooms are sleek and most have roman pillars and stuccoed ceilings. Excellent pool and spa. A luxurious, sophisticated seaside break.

    16 rooms from $224
    Restaurant  -  Designer Mediterranean and international cuisine
    Views  -  Beautiful coastal views
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and indoor pool
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
  • Finca Es Castell

    Caimari, Mallorca

    Off the beaten track, this pretty, rustic contemporary-style finca is ideal for groups, families and couples wanting a remote, informal countryside retreat with delicious food. Good relaxed base to explore the island. Cobbled patios, ancient vines and white washed walls - oodles of rustic charm.

    12 rooms from $168
    Views  -  Stunning views over the surrounding countryside
    Secluded setting  -  A rustic retreat in a lovely location.
    Full of character
    Total relaxation
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • La Residencia

    Deià, Mallorca

    Sheer luxury at this remarkable hotel that sprawls over a hillside in Deià. Beautiful gardens, top notch dining, antiques and four posters. Romantic setting, ideal for honeymooning or just pure relaxation - every comfort is catered for. Outdoor pools and a fine spa, with local country pursuits.

    67 rooms from $454
    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful views, the perfect place to unwind
    Foodies  -  Boastin an award-winning restaurant
    Wellbeing  -  Excellent spa and sauna
    Romantic  -  Beautiful, luxurious destination
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection
  • Es Molí

    Deià, Mallorca

    A large but well laid out hotel close to Deia that stands out for its spectacular setting, seaviews and lush gardens. Large rooms with standard period decor, private rocky cove a short drive away, great for a relaxing country break.

    87 rooms from $178
    Local markets  -  In nearby villages on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
    Views  -  Beautiful coastal and mountain views
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated, spring water swimming pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Sa Pedrissa

    Deia, Mallorca

    Upmarket agroturismi in a 17th-century manor house overlooking a rugged coastline. A tranquil, adult-only hideaway with traditional Mediterranean decor and fine antiques. Lush gardens and spectacular views. Perfect for a romantic week away.

    9 rooms from $208
    Views  -  Spectacular sea views
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
  • L’Hermitage Hotel & Spa

    Orient (Mallorca)

    Off-the-beaten-track country hotel hidden in the beautiful Mallorca countryside. Chic, contemporary decor mixed with traditional period features. Spa and outdoor pool with mountain views. A rural oasis surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees.

    20 rooms from $191
    Spa  -  Includes jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and indoor pool; aromatherapy, massages and body treatments
    Great walks  -  Located in the middle of the Sierra de Tramontana
    Sights nearby  -  Beautiful surrounding lakes and mountains
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and indoor pools
  • Es Revellar Art Resort


    An exceptional one-off agroturismo land art hotel with good food, spacious villas and suites and friendly service. Ideal for art lovers (and adults only) seeking an unforgettable cultural experience in a uniquely extraordinary place. Think indoor and outdoor museum with impressively decorated rooms.

    14 rooms from $212
    Garden  -  20 acres of beautifully tended grounds including eight lakes and twenty fountains.
    Artworks  -  Guided tours are available
    Local markets  -  There is a weekly market in Campos
    Swimming Pool  -  Non chlorinated outdoor pool

Written by  Leonie Glass, posted Friday, 19th August 2011
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