Need to know
57, including 12 suites.
12.30pm. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $214.02 (€188), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €4.40 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include a Continental breakfast buffet with pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, juices, eggs served any way and a range of hot dishes.
Get a taste of the hotel’s DJs tunes before you check-in - check out his chilled playlists on the hotel’s website. Those who mourn for the bygone days of mints on hotel pillows will be thrilled to find a fortune cookie instead – crack it open and hope that it predicts a return trip.
At the hotel
Spa, roof terrace, free super-speedy WiFi throughout. In rooms: 40–55” Smart TV with on-demand movies, a concierge service and the ability to interact with your iPhone or iPad; USB hubs; Nespresso coffee-maker; light-up laptop safe with a built-in battery charger; mood lighting; minibar; free bottled water; air-conditioning; Molton Brown bath products. Five Deluxe rooms have a little terrace with a private Jacuzzi.
Our favourite rooms
There’s something deliciously cheeky about bubbling away in an utterly private Jacuzzi while listening to Palma’s hubbub carry on below; book a Deluxe Room with a Patio and Jacuzzi for a satisfying soak. The Suite with Bath Tub is spacious and serene, even though it faces Palma’s busiest street. There’s a balcony for watching the boulevard and a romantic freestanding tub just steps from the bed.
The unheated, 12-metre rooftop pool is a rectangle of cool, blue-sky-reflecting water beckoning you to dive in – from the infinity edge you can gaze at Palma’s red rooftops, the Cathedral, Bellver Castle, and the port and bay beyond. From late afternoon to even later in the evening, a resident DJ spins chilled-out tunes for prone sunbathers on the wooden deck; iced cocktails can be summoned from the top-floor bar close by. Guests have exclusive access to a secret elevator down to the spa, where the second pool resides: a slightly larger, spotlit affair in a navy-hued room.
Nakar Spa is a subterranean sanctuary with two whisper-quiet treatment rooms, a hammam, sauna and relaxation pool. Natural floral and fruity infusions ensure you leave your massage smelling like mandarin and geranium, or ylang ylang and jasmine; the Yuzu Rose Ritual practically uses a whole fruit bowl’s worth of scintillating scent. Body wraps and facials are boosted with algae and natural acids, and special men’s treatments and mani-pedis are available too.
Bring your bikinis and Speedos (especially those looking for off-season sun, when Palma’s shops only stock wintry wears). Bring all your gadgets so you can ooh and aah while playing with them on the enormous TV and stick a back-up credit card in your wallet for ‘oh, what the hell’ shopping sprees.
With two roomy lifts, the hotel is entirely wheelchair-accessible. Upper category rooms are more spacious, but none are specially adapted.
Pets can join you in your Balearic bolthole for €50 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Palma.
The hotel’s Standard rooms interconnect via a corridor to form a small, stylish apartment; however, even tech-savvy tots may be a little bored in this grown-up getaway spot.
Each room has a motion-detection system, to ensure lights shut off when guests leave.