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Alcúdia is just a few kilometres from Mallorca’s beautiful north coast. The town is ringed by high medieval walls, within which you’ll discover a maze of cobbled streets lined with historic villas. And within this picturesque warren of honey-coloured stone you’ll come upon beautiful, peaceful plazas, grand houses and some lovely cafes and bars. Quite a number of our Gurus recommendations for the best places to stay in Alcúdia are in the heart of the old town, in amongst this maze.
Just outside the town are the ruins of an ancient Roman town: once the primary Roman settlement on the island. If you’re here for the history and architecture you’ll find some of the best places to stay in Alcúdia are closer to Pollèntia and the ruins. The Museu Monogràfic de Pol·lentia is the place to come to find out more about the ancient Romans in this region, and where you’ll find many of the treasures uncovered during excavations.
What not to Miss
- Alcudia's beach is a vast swathe of sandy heaven that stretches to some 7km! It's been dubbed "Playa deportivo" (that's sports beach to non Spanish speakers), so as you can imagine it's a haven for all sorts of water based activities: windsurfing, kitesufing, banana boats....
- Alcúdia is also close to the S’Albufera Natural Park, which is one of the largest and most important wetlands on the Balearics and one of the best places to see birds, with around 270 different kinds seen here!
- Alcúdia is the start of several walking trails. The ones which pass along the peninsula are quite well known for the stunning cliff-top scenery.
- You’re also close to the caves of Drach.
Alcúdia is extremely busy during the peak summer months, so if you want to guarantee a bed in one of the best places to stay in Alcúdia during July or August book well in advance.
The Best Places to Stay in Alcúdia
For great value
- Can Tem is a great value option in the old town of Alcúdia. There are just six spotless, quiet rooms around a lovely stone courtyard. You’re close to the beach and the Roman ruins at Pollenca.
For a boutique B&B
- Nou Hotelet is located bang in the centre of the Old Town. Here you'll find smart bedrooms and a fabulous central atrium with patio for leisurely breakfasts before you hit the beach.
- Can Mostatxins is also in the Old Town and offers eight rooms which have been cleverly designed to incorporate original features to complement the contemporary interiors. Plus you've got the added bonus of a small plunge pool if you want to avoid the beach crowds.
Just out of town
- Son Siurana is a gorgeous old estate turned luxury hotel. Interiors are traditional in style plus there's a large pool and working farm which provides much of what you'll eat at the restaurant! It's great for families too with villas and apartments which are ideal for small groups.
- Son Simo Vell is a working farm just a kilometre out of town. Chic minimalist interiors, lovely pool and lounging area, plus there's a superb private wine cellar where you can check out the local wines.
For an Apartment or Holiday Villa
- If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner, Booking.com.
- Alcúdia is on Mallorca’s north coast, around 60kms from Palma Airport. It’s a 40 to 45minute drive on roads which are fairly easy to navigate. There are a lot of taxis waiting outside the airport, but if you’re travelling at peak times you might have to queue. It’s possible to get to Alcúdia on the bus but you need to go into Palma de Mallorca first.
- Cruise ships arrive at Port de Palma, which is just west of Palma and you’re about eight hours from mainland Spain via ferry, and four hours from Ibiza.
- If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you’re staying in Alcúdia- we recommend you visit our online partner, Holiday Autos.
- Mallorca’s climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Its central mountains mean there’s some variation across the island - mostly dependant on how much wind you’re getting - but generally speaking you’re getting sunshine and 19°C+ between April and November.Tthe ‘beach holiday season’ runs between May and October. Autumn is probably best avoided because this is when the island gets most of its rain, and it can be very heavy, though winter is great for a walking holiday or a bit of winter sunshine. The best time to go is probably late spring, but purely because it’s a bit quieter and the almond blossom is out.
Still not sure what to book?
- Browse our list of the best places to stay in Alcudia
- expand your search to include all the best places to stay on Mallorca,
- or the best places to stay in Deià, or Valldemossa,
- read our Best Luxury Hotels on Mallorca article?
- or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Best Hotels in Alcúdia
Can Tem 6 rooms from $103Alcúdia
A spotlessly clean, quiet and small no-frills hotel in Old Town Alcudia where guests (mainly couples and solo travellers) are made to feel at home. Lovely stone courtyard and deliciously comfortable beds. Close to the beach, fantastic value.Value chicSights nearby - Situated in the heart of Alcudia Old Town. Close to the Roman ruins at PollencaSailing - Can be booked nearby.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Nou Hotelet 6 rooms from $137Alcúdia
Nou Hotelet is located on the old square of the historical town, Alcudia. The hotel has a central atrium with various sun terraces and guests can enjoy breakfasts on the outdoor patio. Bedrooms have traditional elements and a cosmopolitan feel. A short distance from pretty white beaches.Local exploring - Located in the historical town of Alcudia with many beatuiful beaches nearby.Fishing - Port d'Alcudia Fishing Boat TripBirdwatching - S'Albufereta
Son Simo Vell 8 rooms from $187Alcúdia (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.Local exploring - Within a few kilometers to the local town of Alcudia and to the lovely beaches and coves in the areaEco 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 propertyGreat walks - Hiking trips into the surrounding mountains can be organised
Can Mostatxins 8 rooms from $189Alcúdia (Mallorca)
An elegant, boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Alcúdia Old Town. Original stone walls are complemented with modern glass walk ways and trendy interiors. A small plunge pool in the atmospheric courtyard and unique bedrooms in the fantastic Gothic hide out.Romantic BreakLocal markets - The town hosts a large market on Tuesdays & SundaysSailing - The hotel will assist organising boat tripsGreat walks - Walk along the ancient Roman ruinsRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Son Siurana 14 rooms from $215Alcúdia (Km.42,8)
Dating back to 1784 this renovated eco-estate maintains an authentic rustic feel. Four posters and classic old furniture add to the old world charm. Also a working farm, the restaurant uses fresh ingredients in its cuisine. A large outdoor pool offers great views. Chic, luxurious and authentic.Families - Offers one and two bedroom houses and apartments ideal for families. Lots of activities for children and adultsBack to Nature - Set in a beautiful countryside, surrounded by almond and fig treesBirdwatching - A wide variety of birds in this region are a delight to observeDiving - Is a must for professional divers