Head to this romantic retreat at the water’s edge for award-winning cuisine and a superb spa set in a cave.

This hotel has jaw-dropping views and a design inspired by the palaces of Palma; the 16th- and 17th-Century manor houses and attractive arches and columns are built from local Marés sandstone and marble. Since opening its doors in 1950, the hotel has been regarded as one of Mallorca’s most exclusive and has hosted famous names such as Montgomery Clift and Errol Flynn. It has expanded over the years and has been refurbished with modern additions while preserving the original features. More recently, the hotel provided a stunning backdrop for some scenes from the BBC mini-series The Night Manager.

It’s so peaceful here that it’s hard to believe that you’re just 10 minutes from bustling Palma. Take advantage of the incredible setting by relaxing on the terrace with a cool glass of cava, lounging by the beautiful infinity pool or jumping right into the ocean. At the Bodyna Summer Spa you can listen to the soothing sound of the waves lapping against the rock while enjoying a treatment beneath the stone archways.

Maricel Restaurant serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine and local seafood. Enjoy buffet breakfast or splash out on the nine-course gourmet tasting breakfast menu – which won the ‘best breakfast in the world’ at the Madrid Fusion Gastronomic Summit – and take your time savouring inventive dishes which depend on the seasonal produce available. The terrace overlooks the natural harbour – the perfect spot for romantic dinners, and there’s a cocktail bar which hosts a weekly jazz evening.

The rooms are split between two locations: the quieter historic palace building close to the sea, and the new wing across the main road, close to the spa and accessed by an underground passage. Rooms are designed in the style of traditional stone terraces but have modern décor, artwork and amenities. Natura Rooms are in the new building and have a refreshing plunge pool; for incredible ocean views, choose a Deluxe Sea View Room or spacious Suite Sea View in the historic palace building.

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Key information

Near the town of Cas Catalá, within walking distance of shops and just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Palma and the chic Puerto Portals marina

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes' private transfer from Mallorca airport
Rooms: 51

Good to know

Children aged 2-12 years are welcome 01 Nov-30 Apr. The hotel has one wheelchair accessible room in the Natura building. The main pool area is only accessible by stairs.

Accommodation information

51 modern rooms and suites (Palace building: 29; Natura building: 22)

Activities

• Experience the invigorating and soothing effects of an aromatherapy massage at the seaside spa* • Play golf at the nearby Real Golf de Bendinat course* • Explore Palma’s chic boutiques, vibrant cafes and lively bars • Discover the works of Spanish artist Joan Miró at the nearby museum*.

Dining

Restaurant, bar, pool bar

What's included

Breakfast at Maricel Restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Maricel Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge