“Lovely, light-filled apartments for 2-5, in the up-and-coming Santa Catalina district”
The 5 apartments are arranged over 4 floors, and share a common aesthetic of white-washed floors and bespoke hand-painted bed headboards. There's vintage furniture, custom-made tables with inlaid coins, and cedar doors are reclaimed from the original building.
On the ground floor are 2 Patio Studios, which mirror each other in layout, and give onto a terrace with planters to the rear. The next 2 floors have a 2-Bedroom Apartment apiece, with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, the largest living/dining/cooking spaces, and either a terrace or a covered porch to the rear. Best for families or friends, these also share the roof terrace which has fine views over Santa Catalina, the windmills and the harbour beyond.
We slept blissfully in the Penthouse; its second bedroom is a single, so the apartment is ideal for a couple or family of 3. We appreciated the luxury of having 2 terraces, to front and back, for alfresco meals and wonderful light.
Breakfast baskets are available from 8am (our complete i.e. large basket was consumed on our private terrace in the sunshine listening to church bells). You get a comprehensive selection of cheese, Iberico ham, freshly-squeezed orange juice and pastries, along with warm boiled eggs, olives and muesli. The continental basket is offered as a smaller alternative.
Each kitchenette has a coffee machine and full gamut of equipment from blender to microwave for you to prepare meals. Handily, you're around the corner from the excellent covered Market (open 7am-5pm Mon-Sat) for groceries.
Santa Catalina is renowned for its restaurants; there are dozens to choose from. As a cool breakfast/brunch alternative, hip cafe Ziva To Go serves delicious vegan local fare. Felix also recommended authentic tapas tavern Patxi for dinner, 3 minutes away, where we dined on Basque-style squid, padron peppers and black pudding topped by a dainty quail's egg.
Mallorca is a superb family destination, and Palma works well for children. Sights in the Old Town are all easily walkable, there are shops and restaurants galore, and the airport is only 20 minutes away in a taxi.
This self-catering apart-hotel has everything a family would need to make themselves at home. All 3 of the apartments that can host families occupy an entire floor so no need to worry about the neighbours. You're on a quiet one-way street.
Apartments 3 and 4 are the largest with 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms apiece (one with a bath). They share access to the roof terrace with sunloungers and outside shower. The Penthouse Apartment has a double bedroom and single bedroom so is perfect for families of 3 (shared shower bathroom). These apartments each have a washing machine.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
You've everything you need to create family meals, from a blender to a microwave; there's even a small dishwasher. Buy provisions at the covered market or head out to family-friendly restaurants along pedestrianised Calle Fabrica
There's a lift to all floors, and all terraces and balconies have proper balustrades and railings