“An exceptional destination and a quick getaway from many European cities. You will find yourself in an idyllic and totally private setting. Overlooking the beautiful Bay of Palma, with great views of the sea and city, this former military fortress turned boutique hotel is calm and glamorous. Beautiful guest rooms, excellent Mediterranean cuisine and impeccable service.”
-Trusted Friend: Louise Loia, Greenwich, CT
(Date Experienced: March 2012)
A unique and captivating Moorish setting for relaxation and pampering. Also for a medium sized party!
Your lover for the stunning romantic ambiance or go solo for quiet inspiration
Being driven in a buggy from the hotel and seeing for the first time the magnificent setting of the Sea Club. Awesome!
Best time to go
July and August if you love sun and water sports. September and October if you prefer to perfect your golf or tennis game and avoid the many tourists in Palma during the summer.
The hotel is closed from November 1 until April 1. Their main restaurant, The Fortress, serves dinner only on Fridays and Saturdays during the closing.
24 rooms, including 22 suites, all tastefully decorated with either sea views or views of the Bay of Palma.
Service & vibe
Professional well trained staff. This is Mallorca’s newest and most trendy hotel so dress up and be prepared to be seen.
The hotel’s 2 restaurants serve seasonal locally sourced Mediterranean cuisine. Delicious.
To Do & See
Explore the island to see dramatic sea views (particularly in the Northwest), lush mountains and picturesque old towns, plus many beautiful beaches with secret coves. Take an afternoon stroll through the meandering streets in the center of Palma to browse the many boutiques and art galleries.
Sport & Activity
All sorts of water sports from floating in the salt water infinity pool to snorkeling and water skiing. Tennis on site and 23 golf courses on the island should keep you busy and in shape. Love cooking? Take a class with Victor Garcia and learn technique with a pro.
Spa & Grooming
There is no spa at this time, although one is planned for a future date. However, you can arrange for spa treatments in the privacy of your guest room or at an excellent facility nearby.
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