Mallorca - Outside Palma

The largest and best-known of the Balearic islands, Mallorca (also spelled Majorca) is a popular holiday destination with glorious sandy beaches in the south, and towering mountains, sheer cliffs and rocky coves in the north. It is highly developed for tourism in certain parts, particularly the area just outside Palma and around Magalluf, Pollensa and Alcudia. Despite this and the island’s appeal as a place for retirement and building second homes, there are some stunning areas in the centre and north-west that remain quite unspoiled. This selection of hotels in towns and the countryside outside the capital ranges from sophisticated urban villas to peaceful country fincas, enticingly off the tourist trail.

The order by which the hotels are listed bears no reflection on our preference. For the best time of year to visit Mallorca/Majorca, check out the weather in Majorca.

  • Finca Ca N'Ai B&B 11 rooms from £150

    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.

    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+).
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  • Hotel Villa Italia 16 rooms from £175

    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.

    Restaurant  -  Designer Mediterranean and international cuisine
    Views  -  Beautiful coastal views
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and indoor pool
    Traditional  -  Renovated 1920s manor
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  • La Residencia 67 rooms from £355

    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.

    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
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  • Es Molí 87 rooms from £139

    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.

    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.
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  • Sa Pedrissa 9 rooms from £162

    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.

    Views  -  Spectacular sea views
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • L’Hermitage Hotel & Spa 20 rooms from £149

    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.

    Spa  -  Includes jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and indoor pool; aromatherapy, massages and body treatments
    Traditional  -  Rooms are decorated in a traditional Majorcan style with modern touches
    Great walks  -  Located in the middle of the Sierra de Tramontana
    Sights nearby  -  Beautiful surrounding lakes and mountains
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Written by Leonie Glass

posted Friday, 19th August 2011