Need to know
26, including one suite.
Noon, but flexible; late check-out till 4pm is €120, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm; guests can store luggage on site.
Double rooms from $212.40 (€189), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include a buffet breakfast with Mallorcan delicacies, fresh fruit and a station where eggs are cooked to order with local goodies (sobrassada and camaiot sausage, gruyère and almonds).
Pilates and yoga classes are held in the gym on request (€40 an hour), and personal trainers can be arranged. The hotel has a fleet of bikes for hire (€20 a day) for exploring the cobbled surroundings.
At the hotel
Spa and gym, sauna, lounge, salon, library, sun hats to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, kettle with a selection of teas (on request), Egyptian-cotton linens, air-conditioning and Prija bath products. The Preference Room, Preference Duplex Room and the Baron Suite have Nespresso coffee machines.
Our favourite rooms
Rooms are similar in style, but the Preference Duplex Room edges out the competition for its surfeit of space. There’s plenty of natural light in the bedroom, and retro detailing – mini searchlights, a rotary phone, a mounted toy boat – add to its more historic charms, including a beamed ceiling and views of the Basilica. The Superior Rooms are smaller but have generous bathrooms and ‘oh so tempting to jump on’ beds.
A very petite, unheated plunge pool on the roof terrace overlooks Palma’s higgledy-piggledy rooftops and the Basilica de Sant Francesc. There are day-beds and parasols, and a phone for summoning drinks from downstairs. The spa has a small soaking pool too, kept at a toasty 28 °C.
The spa’s in two arched nooks of the original grain store. The bijou spaces house an indoor pool, sauna and a treatment room for massages, facials, mani-pedis and body scrubs. Speciality treatments such as Lomi Lomi massages and ayurvedic rituals round out the pampering options. There’s a gym too, kitted out for weight training, cardio and fitball sessions.
Bring several engrossing tomes to flip through while sprawled over the Stately Lounge’s inviting sofas or the roof terrace’s loungers. The library has a stash of art books if you forget. Bring your wits, too: there’s a chessboard in the English Salon.
Common areas are wheelchair accessible, and one of the ground-floor Preference Rooms has been specially adapted with a roll-in shower.
Small dogs (up to 7kg) stay free. A dog bed and bowl are provided, but furry friends aren’t allowed in the restaurant, spa or lounge. See more pet-friendly hotels in Palma.
Extra beds (€120 a child, a day) and cots (free) can be added to some rooms. The small rooftop pool has wide steps to sit on (but no lifeguard). Babysitting is available (but must be booked a day in advance). Staff can adapt dishes and heat up milk too.