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The Best Beach Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Friendly, sunny, good looking and a bit festive, Palma de Mallorca is Mallorca’s only city and a proper Mediterranean feeling town. It’s got a fantastically labyrinthine old quarter with a vast and domineering Gothic cathedral, colourful markets and boutiques, great food served at a relaxed pace and a number of excellent beaches. In short, Palma is a great place for a beach break for those who prefer to spend half a day uncovering local treasures and the other half on the beach. And if this is the kind of break you’re craving then you need our Guru’s list of the best beach hotels in Palma Mallorca.

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Palma de Mallorca has been a tourist hub since the 50s, so you’ll find all the big hotel brands here, but if you’re looking for something a bit different then our Guru’s recommendations of the best beach hotels in Palma de Mallorca are for you. Their idea of the best beach hotels in Palma de Mallorca tend toward the smaller size independent property, with excellent service and special features; like rooftop terraces, historic details and great locations close to the water.

Plate Ca’n Pere Antoni is the longest of the city beaches, but Ciutat Jardi, Playa de Palma and Cala Major are also worth checking out.

The Best Beach Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

With a great view

  • The Hospes Maricel is right on the shore of the Mediterranean, just up the coast from Palma de Mallorca. Elegant and luxurious, there are 44 rooms, wonderful sun-and-sea terraces, and a fantastic infinity pool. Romantic and relatively secluded.
  • The Hotel Cort is a new, 14 room hotel with an amazing rooftop swimming pool and bar. You’re not right on the coast, but you’re in the heart of things, close to restaurants, bars and shops, as well as being very close to the beach.

The Best Beach Break Hotels in Palma de Mallorca


  • Portixol is a popular harbour side hotel with a lively restaurant and bar, a lovely pool and exceptional sea views. The 25 rooms have a chic, nautical feel and there’s an excellent spa. You’re also close to the action if you’re here for the nightlife.

The Most Romantic Beach Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Palacio Ca Sa Galesa

  • The small but romantically formed Boutique Hotel Calatrava is a sleek, six room hotel right on the beach front in central Palma. The decor is sophisticated in pastels, and there’s a lovely little cafe/ bistro with views over Palma Bay and the ocean.
  • Palacio Ca Sa Galesa is a quirky, 12 room hotel in the heart of the old town, with a spa which borrows some of the features of the original Roman baths which sit on this spot! The rooms are a bit old fashioned, but full of character and there’s a fantastic sun terrace.

The Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

  • The Can Cera is an historic townhouse turned five star, 12 room hotel. The decor is elegant and traditional, with antique furniture and artworks. Some of the larger rooms and suites have private balconies, and there’s a fantastic rooftop terrace restaurant with stunning views.

Great Value Beach Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

Hotel Feliz

  • The Hotel Feliz is a cute, contemporary hotel overlooking the harbour. There are 44 rooms and suites with all the mod. cons. and private balconies. There’s a lively rooftop lounge serving great Mediterranean food and room rates start from just £70 per night.

Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for the best beach hotels in Palma de Mallorca might be perfect for you?


Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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