“A 16th-century palace with modern interiors in the heart of Palma's lively historic quarter”
The 19 guest rooms are simply furnished. Contrasting with the hotel's traditional exterior, they are modern and clean-cut, offering comfort with easy style. Each has cool pistachio-green walls with cream calico curtains and blinds, crisp white duvets and wrought-iron bed heads. Bathrooms have good showers and huge green stone sinks moulded from a single slab.
Referred to as S, M, L and XL, rooms are priced according to size; we recommend the L and XL rooms (the S rooms are only for single occupany and the M ones a bit cramped). The better rooms overlook the plunge pool and patio; those at the front of the hotel overlooking the narrow lane can be darker. Both can be a bit noisy so bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. The best room is the XL with Terrace which has its own terrace overlooking the rooftops. All have satellite TV and a minibar (hidden away in specially designed fabric cabinets), hairdryer and air-conditioning. Individual safety boxes are available at reception.
The interiors and furnishings were designed by Hans J. Pahl, whose attention to detail and unique style won it a place in several 'design hotel' books back in the day. However, it hasn't really moved with the times and when we revisited in 2012, it looked a little dated. Still clean and functional, but the wrought ironwork used for bedside tables, lamps and drinks cabinet all seemed a bit yesteryear. Bathrooms also felt tired and spartan, with a lack of bathrobes or toiletries. It is still very pleasant, just not hip these days.
A very good breakfast is served in the downstairs bar: an appetising spread of yoghurt, cereals, fresh pastries, homemade quince puree, jams and honey, plus freshly squeezed orange juice. There's a good selection of salamis and cheeses, too.
For other meals, there's no shortage of places to eat nearby; you are surrounded by some of Palma's best tapas bars and restaurants (check out La Boveda and Aramis around the corner). For further suggestions ask reception.
Open all day, the hotel bar is a nice place to hang out, with interesting modern paintings, funky furniture and a good selection of drinks.
Children are welcome and babies stay for free (cots can be provided). Don't expect any facilities, though - this is more of a hip hotel for 20 and 30 somethings.
Babies (0-1 years)
An extra bed is possible in the XL with Terrace rooms and 2 of the L rooms - 1 extra bed max in each at an additional cost. There is the possibility of reduced rates for children in their own room - please enquire for details.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking