Planning to stay in Mallorca and thinking about the best accomodation options? Yeah, that’s what we went through too. Fortunately, we were very lucky with the choice of our hotel. And because we are warmhearted and we want only the best for our dear readers, we made a list of some of the best options regarding your stay in Mallorca. We are Jan and Karin and this is the list of the best hotels in Mallorca.
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By 2016, the number of visitors on the island counted about 14 million and is still rising. The number of registered hotel beds is only around 290,000 though. And that’s exactly the reason why it’s good to look for accomodation in Mallorca in advance. The choice of hotels in Mallorca is almost endless. Let’s now take a look at the best 4 and 5 star hotels in the favorite tourist areas across the island.
Palma is the capital of Malllorca, as you’re surely aware. It may sound impossible to find the perfect place to stay in such a busy area, but we’re here to help you out.
Hotel Convent de la Missió is absolutely stunning place and it's situated in a quiet zone but just 7 kilometers away from the airport and a five-minute walk from Placa Mayor. That’s a blast, right? And we’re not finished. The hotel itself is very fancy, high-end and recently renovated. What a surprise, it’s originally an 18th century monastery for missionaries. You’re offered a welcome drink on arrival and the staff is extremely courteous and helpful throughout your whole stay. I’m fully aware this sounds like a location from a James Bond movie, but there is a wellness area in the ancient crypt underneath the hotel lobby. The hotel also has its own pool, sauna, fitness center, bar and restaurant. Another pleasant surprise is its own secure car park (€15/day). According to the Telegraph journal, it’s one of the best hotels in Mallorca.
It may sound corny, but this beauty was formerly a 16th century palace in the heart of the old town. Nowadays, there’s a roof terrace with a view of the cathedral and the bay, private courtyard, pool and spa. There’s a hidden intimate basement spa that includes a hamman, sauna and heated pool. The bar, fitness center and private parking goes without saying. With classy furnished salons, library and dining room, the hotel gives the impression of the Queen of England private estate.
This modern design hotel stands right in the heart of the shopaholic part of the city, Jamie II Avenue. You will meet a very helpful staff there and enjoy the hotel thermal spa as well as the infinity pool on the rooftop with a magnificent view of the cathedral and the bay. The spa with sauna and steam room, restaurant and bar are, let’s say expected. However, during the high season, you can enjoy your drink on the sundeck accompanied by live DJ sessions. And what's more, there’s an innovation in the form of WhatsApp service which allows you to contact reception staff directly, wherever you are.
Deiá is just a small village near Valldemosa and it’s most famous as the center of artist and writers. It may be a small village, but there are several magnificent hotels. Here are the best.
The luxurious 5 star hotel with an acclaimed restaurant is set between the mountains and sea. One of Mallorca's most coveted retreats offers a spa, two tennis courts and pool. It’s worth mentioning, the hotel is very family friendly. You can even loan the PlayStation… Imagine that (and not only for the kids)! Apart from that, there’s also a daycare service for children from 4 to 12, with plenty of toys and private babysitting. If you’re really dying to get rid of your little ones for a part of the day, there are classes in cooking and tennis as well.
Hoposa Hotel Costa D'or—As it’s one of the adults only hotels, especially younger couples, singles or businessmen would enjoy the stay here. Hoposa Hotel Costa D’or is a modern 4 star hotel on the hilltop in Lluc Alcari, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain villages. Set right in the heart of Tramuntana mountains and just outside the city of Deiá, it makes a perfect area for hiking and cycling. There’s even a bike and car rental on the hotel premises. Apart from that tennis courts, gym, and pool are also available. For business purposes you will appreciate the conference room. And if you got there with only dollars or pounds in your pocket, you will be happy for a currency exchange on the premises.
Another adults only hotel, this time in a more rural style. Formerly a 17th century manor, a home of austiran archduke, Luis Salvador. Situated in breathtaking natural surroundings—trust me, you’ll never get tired of the views of the mountains, the sea and the immaculate nature. For Sa Pedrissa, nature is really important, so they make sure all the products and supplies are from local production and sustainable. And pets are also allowed in here!
Lying in the foothills of Tramuntana mountains, the Sóller city is a retreat, highly searched after from the tourists. The city line virtually the whole bay of Bahía de Sóller. And there are plenty of options when it comes to accomodation. Here is our finest selection.
At Ca's Xorc, you will appreciate the stunning mountain scenery. This boutique hotel is a restored 18th century olive mill, which means natural stone walls, heavy beams and overall luxurious rustic style. Private pool, restaurant and parking is a standard, but the staff in here goes an extra mile to arrange anything else for you. Be it a boat charter, private massages or car rental.
The Ecocier Healthy Stay—very first eco hotel in Mallorca, is also proudly vegan friendly. Children are welcome here as well and babysitting can be arranged at request. The rooms are spacious, bright and elegant, and the dishes are served in the tranquil rear patio with stunning views. There are three parking spots in front of the hotel that cost €8/day for guests.
'Soller is one of Mallorca's most charming towns, and L'Avenida it's coolest address.' (The Times). Do we need to say anything else? Oh yeah, maybe we should mention, it’s adults only. The breakfast is served by a large private pool on the sundeck and near the secluded garden. The L'Avenida location is super close to the town square, so it’s basically in the middle of anything you might need in Sollér.
Fornalutx is a teeny-tiny pictoresque village just a few kilometers from Sóller. For that very reason, there is only one solid hotel with good facilities. On the other side, thank so the rural beauty of the village, it feels like an open air museum.
This 4-star boutique hotel combines nature with luxury. And by the way, you’re welcome. We did the research for you and this is the only solid hotel in Fornalutx with good reviews. You can rent a car, a bike or a conference room in there. The hotel has a private pool surrounded by tranquil gardens and there's even a penthouse suite available.
No matter whether you’re going with the kids, or you’re looking for some peace at a countryside retreat, there's plenty of options for you in Mallorca.
You can either stay in the old town, surrounded by the medieval atmosphere or right at the beach just a few steps form the sea. The choice is up to, we found a few good beachfront options.
5-star beachfront hotel with an all-inclusive option. The spa offers a wide range of treatments like cocoa bean exfoliation, ayurvedic massage or pedicure. On the spacious terrace resides the infinity pool. The fitness and kids club are also available.
As is evident from its name, the Meliá Calviá Beach Hotel is facing the beach, so you don’t have to travel far for a dip in the sea. If you don’t feel like swimming in the waves, you can use the hotel pool or relax in the spa. The fitness center offers three fitness classes every day and if you want to enjoy this on your own, you can put your children off to kids club.
This stylish adults-only 4-star hotel, with obligate infinity pool on the rooftop, distinguishes itself by offering the golf courses. On the hotel premises, there are several tennis courts, private garden with Balinese beds, and if you get tired of the resort, you can find a haven in Serra de Llevant Natural Park nearby.
Get the feeling of a world-known celebrity in some of the Mallorcan boutique hotels. The luxurious spas, vinyards and hotel rooms set in stones awaits you.
A fusion of luxury and military? Why not. This luxurious hotel is based in a former military fortress set in stones. Cap Rocat prides itself with 2 pools and restaurants, spa, 24-hours gym, private beach and private cinema. What more could you ask for? The Palma Airport is just a 15-minute ride by car, yet the place offers complete privacy and peaceful atmosphere.
The 5-star grand hotel, set in the hills. It’s a fairy tale experience. The 17th century hotel in the foothills of Tramuntana mountains has its own vineyard and rentable cabanas. The pool is for adult use only and, if you crave truly divine experience, you can even arrange a massage alfresco. After a proper fitness class, you can enjoy an exquisite dinner in the garden.
This charming urban retreat is set in a restored medieval palace. The atmospheric spa zone under the gothic arch with an open sky view is worth visiting. The staff make sure you get very personalised service—getting a makeup artist or hairdresser at short notice is not a problem.
For more of a tranquil retreat in the nature, choose one of the finca hotels. It’s mostly farmhouses or rural country houses but with a chic touch to it.
When we were in Mallorca, we stayed in this marvelous rural hotel in Santa Maria del Cami. It’s about 40 minutes drive from Palma.The hotel is beautiful and cozy and the owner is a warm, welcoming and highly experienced lady. The whole estate is pet friendly. The outdoor pool with a barbecue and sun terrace is perfect for an evening party with friends. The parking is free and if you miss a vehicle of your own, you can rent a bike or a car there. Golf and cycling tours can be arranged at your demand.
In the heart of the agricultural area lies this small 5-star, adult-only luxurious heaven. For an exceptional experience, try horse-riding sessions. Not a big mammals fan? Rent a bike then, go to a spa or take a yoga class. When it comes to food, the hotel’s restaurant uses fresh seasonal products from the hotel’s own orchards.
This marvelous hotel, just 1.5 kilometres outside Valldemossa, represents a magical rural retreat in the arms of Tramuntana mountains. Extensive private gardens, terraces and lawns are made for long walks and recharging batteries. Sheltered rock swimming pool makes this hotel stand out. There's a hotel's private car park you can use when exploring the surroundings. But you can always stretch your muscles and set off to the mountains by foot, just in case you didn’t know.
You deserve to treat yourself! Enjoy the heat in sauna, get yourself a relaxing massage or spend a romantic evening in whirlpool. Either way, these are the top wellnes hotels in Mallorca.
The first-class spa awaits you in this 5-star hotel, residing just 5 kilometres away from Artá. For an experience to remember, try horse riding lessons (only after that you will fully appreciate the spa). After the wellness treatment, you can top off the divine feeling with a boat ride and wine tasting. Investigate all the options by the reception. I guess, at this point, we don’t have to mention, there is a fitness centre and a pool.
Another 5-star boutique hotel with a renowned wellness zone. Magnificent roof terrace with an infinity pool, complemented by 2 restaurants and a fitness center is just a part of what this hotel has to offer. Enjoy the ambient atmosphere surrounded by luxury, right in the heart of the vibrant capital. This hotel is adults only (16+) as well.
As the tradition goes in Mallorca, formerly a 12th century monastery turned into a chic 5-star hotel. You can expect a spa, swimming pool, solarium, gym, tennis court and car park. The wine and gin tastings and cookery classes are also regularly on offer at the hotel.
Traveling with kids can be exhausting and let’s face it, sometimes you need a help. Lucky thing, there are numerous hotels with daycares, kids clubs and various activities for children. We picked up some of the best.
The all-inclusive hotel combines luxury with a family friendly environment. Only 10 minutes by foot from the beach, lies the family paradise: 12 pools, club activities for three different age groups, sports and pools galore, babysitting options, car seats and cribs to hire. For adults, there are several bars, a gym and Zen spa, golf courses and more.
Zoëtry staff bends over and backwards to make your family vacation perfect. Kids clubs to entertain the children and 2 pools aren’t everything. The kids under ten also get free food and drink when accompanied by an adult. The hotel also includes its own spa, two outstanding restaurants and 24-hour gym. From the hotel, it’s just a stone's throw away to Aqualand and El Arenal beach.
Looking for comfort in the north? 5-star hotel on the beach, with spa and wellness, 3 restaurants and infinite pool. Sounds intriguing? Wait for this: the parents can drop their little ones (3 to 12 years) off at the Barbarroja kids' club. The professional child-carers wait there, to engage them in a range of fun and creative activities. And it’s free, for the first two hours!
Is it really worth going to Granada just for the one highlight, the palace complex Alhambra? Yeah, it is. Visit the city—whose name translates to “Pomegranate”—and prepare to feel like an Arab king for a day.
The main reason to visit Granada has always been the Alhambra. Before you head out, read my 32 tips and FAQs to get the most out of your Alhambra visit without any unpleasant surprises. Ready, set, Alhambra!