“A 16th-century mansion hidden away in Palma's historic quarter with beautifully restored and traditionally furnished rooms”
The 23 rooms vary in size, shape and standard. Most have been refurbed in the last few years to look lighter and cleaner; a few still feel dark and dated, so it's worth booking the best you can afford.
We stayed in a refurbed Superior just off the rooftop terrace; it was fairly basic but fitted with charming old Mallorcan furniture, was bright and airy with wooden beams and terracotta flooring, and had a big window with amazing views of the cathedral.
All Superior Doubles have views of either the cathedral, Almudaina lane or the garden courtyard; some also have small balconies. We liked room 201, which had a beautiful antique four-poster bed and high ceilings; some have a Jacuzzi tub, too.
The 2 Suites on the second floor are well worth the upgrade: beautifully decorated, with plenty of space (each has a separate sitting room with sofabed, making them ideal for families), and a small balcony overlooking the courtyard and cathedral. The ensuites have a bathtub and a hand-held shower; 202 has a Jacuzzi tub. 203 is the penthouse.
The Standard Double rooms will suit those on a budget, though it's pot luck as to which you get. Some are reasonably light and airy; others feel small, basic and rather dark. Four have views of the cathedral, but you're just as likely to get one that overlooks the narrow lane alongside the hotel.
On our 2015 visit, the previously lacklustre breakfast buffet had been pepped up with jamon and manchego, sliced tomatoes, boiled eggs, fresh pears and melon - and, though the tea is still a bit weak and the OJ bottled, it is worth the modest surcharge; and the patio setting is pretty.
Dalt Murada doesn't serve other meals - just a few bar drinks on request - but there there are plentiful tapas and other eateries within walking distance. For a list of our favourites, see the i-escape [tips:palmademallorca:Palma guide].
Children are welcome. One of the Suites has a double sofabed in the sitting room; the other has 2 single sofabeds. All other rooms can accommodate a baby cot (free of charge); some Superior rooms can fit an extra single bed (extra cost).
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking