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Hotels in Palma

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Pablo Montes Rincón

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Palma is the capital city of the Spanish Balearic Islands. Located on Mallorca, it has a vibrant nightlife and foodie scene in La Lonja, as well as the historic cultural area of Casco Antiguo, the picturesque Old Town where most of the tourist attractions can be found.

As a major seaport city, there is a wide variety of accommodations available. From Paseo Maritimo for a panoramic sea view to Portixol for a family-friendly atmosphere, there’s an area to suit every holidaymaker.

Neighbourhoods of Palma

There are many neighbourhoods in Palma, but the best for exploring are:

  • Santa Catalina: Close to the centre of Palma and the main shopping area, this is where the historic food market, Mercat de Santa Catalina, is located.
  • Casco Antiguo: Mostly pedestrianised, this is where you’ll find the famous Banyas Arabs (Arab Baths).
  • Portixol: On the outskirts of Palma, this neighbourhood is known for its curved bay and multitude of eateries.

What to see and do in Palma

Visit La Seu, a 14th-century Gothic cathedral which was built on the walls of the Old Town. The Bishop’s Garden is an oasis of quiet with the classic layout of a Palma mansion garden. For retail therapy, walk along Paseo del Borne. Also known as ‘the golden mile’ it is the most important shopping street and a hub of luxury retailers.

What to eat in Palma

As the foodie epicentre of the Balearic Islands, you should definitely eat like a local. The seafood is fresh and plentiful, but the most popular traditional dish, tombet, is made of vegetables. Although it can be served with meat or fish, the classic recipe uses potatoes, bell peppers and aubergines.

Events and festivals in Palma

Palma has traditional and contemporary events that run all year round. The most important to the area is the Sant Sebastià festival, named for Palma’s patron saint. Starting in the weeks leading up to the saint’s day itself on January 20th, the celebrations include bonfires, music and dancing. February’s Carnival celebrates the beginning of Lent, while late July's Copa del Rey is the biggest sailing regatta in the Mediterranean.

How to move around in Palma

There is a city bus system that includes a loop through the historic centre. You can either buy a ticket from the bus driver or get a multi-journey discount card at a tobacco shop. Taxis operate at all hours, while the Metro light railway service runs until 21:55.

The climate in Palma

Palma’s spring is March to May with temperatures averaging around 22°C. Summer temperatures can reach up to 30º and over, while winters are particularly mild.

More interesting facts about and sights in Palma

The Paseo Marítimo is a seaside promenade that joins the resorts of Playa de Palma, C’an Pastilla and El Arenal, and is lined with hotels and restaurants. The main tourist attraction in Palma, however, is Bellver Castle, which has been a royal residence, military prison and is now the city’s History museum.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Palma

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Palma, the average price per night is 60 , while you will pay an average of 52 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 84 .

The most centrally located hotels in Palma with the best ratings are: Boutique Hotel Can Cera, Hotel Palacio Ca Sa Galesa and Hotel Innside By Melia Palma Center.

You can make reservations at Castillo Hotel Son Vida, A Luxury Collection, Hotel Palacio Ca Sa Galesa and Hotel Hospes Maricel Y Spa if you"re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Palma.

Hotel Roc Leo and Hotel Amic Can Pastilla are the closest ones to Palma de Mallorca.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Palma, we recommend Boutique Hotel Can Cera, Castillo Hotel Son Vida, A Luxury Collection and Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel.

If you want an adult-only hotel in Palma, some of the best options for adults only are Hotel Be Live Adults Only Marivent, Hostal Bonany and Hotel San Lorenzo Adults Only.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Palma are Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel, Castillo Hotel Son Vida, A Luxury Collection and Boutique Hotel Can Cera.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Palma with express check-in and check-out are Boutique Hotel Can Cera, Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel and Hotel Palacio Ca Sa Galesa.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Palma are Boutique Hotel Can Cera, Castillo Hotel Son Vida, A Luxury Collection and Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel.