“Elegant boutique hotel with rooftop pool and fine restaurant in the heart of medieval Palma”
The 42 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in shades of stone and charcoal; each is uniquely configured - think suede or textured walls, woven rugs and lime-washed floorboards. From the lighting design to Nespresso coffee machines and drench showers, everything is of high quality. You get Heeley toiletries, ample storage, bathrobes and sheets in Egyptian cotton, and local products in the minibar.
Superior and Deluxe rooms may have garden, inner courtyard or Sant Francesc Plaza views. Our Privilege room had an ante-room overlooking the courtyard; many have balconies, too. Plump pillows induced a heavenly sleep.
Most Junior Suites have canopy beds and a balcony or patio; some have bathtubs. Three of the 4 fabulous signature Suites have original ceiling frescoes and mouldings, balconies opening to the plaza and triple-height ceilings. But La Torre is a one-off: a choice of staircases leads to a living room or the bedroom, where external stairs rise to a private roof terrace with 360º views across Palma.
Cleverly occupying the former stables is the celebrated Quadrat restaurant, offering modern Mediterranean cuisine. An extensive buffet breakfast is laid out until 11am: local cured meats and cheeses, brioche and croissants, fresh fruit. A la carte items include eggs Benedict, pancakes or Spanish omelette.
Before dinner we sampled cocktails of brilliant hue in the elegant lobby bar. From the lunch and dinner menu we enjoyed the Quadrat anchovies, grilled octopus, Mediterranean sea bass with Hollandaise foam and lemon air, and duck breast in an apple and pineapple chutney with Beijing sauce. We only managed to share a dessert of creamy yoghurt with coconut ganache and anise pineapple. Our sommelier brought us excellent wines to accompany. All was beautifully presented. Next time we'll go for the 5-course tasting menu, and start with cocktails on the roof.
Children are welcome and there are cots, extra beds and high chairs, plus the draw of a rooftop pool, but there isn't that much for them at the hotel, which has a distinctly grown-up vibe. We left ours with their grandparents and came for a romantic break!
Babies (0-1 years), Teens (over 12)
Privilege Rooms can take an extra bed or baby cot, Junior Suites can have 1 extra bed and 1 baby cot, Junior Sant Francesc Suites can take a baby cot. If you've 2 children under 12, the Sant Francesc Suite has space for two extra beds, while La Torre has a separate living area with 2 single sofabeds. You'll need to take a pair of rooms if travelling with teens as extra beds are only for under 12s. For extended family parties La Torre can connect with a Privilege and a Junior Suite, or book Rooms 5, 6 and 7 near the restaurant (a Superior and 2 Deluxes), which can be sectioned off to create one entity.
Baby cots and high chairs
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The pool is unfenced