The hardest part about finding somewhere special to stay in Palma is choosing from the wealth of hotels. Here’s HC’s pick of the best boutique stays.
Antigua Palma Hotel
AddressC/ del Sol 1,
Palma +34 971 460 462
About Antigua Palma Hotel
Palma is a city with a richly storied past, whose tales are often told through its many wonderful buildings that stand as testimonies to the Mallorcan capital’s long and fascinating history. And upon passing through the grand doorway of the Antigua Palma hotel, you really feel this history come alive.
A former residence of one of the city’s aristocratic families, this ‘casa noble’ has been restored with particular sensitivity to recapturing its original character, from the beautiful Baroque courtyard to its ancient vaulted stone cellar. And combined with the revived centuries-old charm is a level of personalised service, top dining and quality facilities that are unmistakeably five-star.
Each of the boutique hotel’s 27 guest rooms and suites is a haven of calm, where soothing tones and original features combine with high-end amenities such as espresso machines, quality teas, and premium Loewe bath products. After a sound night’s sleep, breakfast is cooked to order in the 17th-century former bodega to fuel for a day exploring the city – most of its top attractions, including the iconic medieval cathedral, are easily strollable.
After a day enjoying the sights, guests can book themselves to soak and steam tired limbs in the hotel’s exclusive spa, complete with thermal pool, sauna, hammam, ice fountain and sensation shower. Over cooler months, the cellar becomes the cosy Sa Cuina del Antigua restaurant, serving hearty Mallorcan fare with a contemporary twist. For warmer weather, a rooftop terrace restaurant opens offering fresh Mediterranean dining and views over the city. Both restaurants are also open to locals and other non-guests. Also up on the rooftop, you can find various zones for lounging and a swish pool area – perfect for sunset cocktails.
While celebrating Palma’s wonderfully historic past, Antigua Palma hotel also reflects a dynamic and exciting city firmly rooted in the now, offering world-class levels of service, luxury and comfort for the 21st century.