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October 12, 2017

The 5 Best Hotels in Mallorca

By Lauren Jade Hill

On this Balearic Island known for its mountainous interior and coastline of cliffs and sheltered coves, the most luxurious hotels combine the island’s authentic identity and historic architecture with contemporary design, modern gastronomy and lavish amenities. These are the five best hotels in Mallorca.

Son Brull Hotel & Spa

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Emanating urban chic, this five star boutique hotel near Pollenca fuses its historic façade and original architectural features with the style of a modern design hotel. And as a Relais & Chateaux hotel it’s particularly well known for its culinary offering; Restaurant 365 offers theatrical dining in a cozy dining room or out on the terrace, Lunch Son Brull provide daytime dining, and Ubar places the focus on cocktails and tapas. The indoor and outdoor heated pool and spa then provide guests with a place for relaxation.

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

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Each Jumeirah hotel around the world excels in the luxury experience it provides but what makes the Jumeirah Port Solle Hotel & Spa stand out is its clifftop setting where it overlooks the fishing village of Port Soller with a  backdrop created by the Tramuntana mountain range. Each of the rooms and suites here is either sea or mountain facing with interiors decorated in a classic yet contemporary style. In addition to the hotel’s two swimming pools and Talise Spa, guests have use of the three restaurants—Cap Roig, Es Fanals and Sunset Sushi Lounge—as well as two separate pool bars.

Belmond La Residencia

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The luxury boutique hotel Belmond La Residencia lies in the foothills of Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains on the island’s northwest coast alongside the village of Deia. The hotel encompasses two manor houses, which are home to palatial suites affording views over the olive groves and sea, and that are surrounded by lush gardens. The hotel has won awards for La Residencia Spa as well as its restaurants; El Olivo combines the Mediterranean fine dining cuisine of chef Guillermo Mendez with an exceptionally scenic setting that spills out onto a terrace.

Hotel Castell Son Claret

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When you arrive at this 15th-century castle that’s located within the island’s Tramuntana mountains, you’re met with a palm tree-lined grand entrance and sprawling gardens, which lead to the five-star hotel’s luxurious interiors and amenities such as the serene spa, outdoor pool and the hotel’s eating and drinking spots: Zaranda, Olivera and Castell Bar. Restaurant Zaranda is the only two Michelin star restaurant on the Balearic Islands, celebrated for showcasing the gastronomy of chef Fernando P. Arellano who takes pride in the local produce.

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Hotel Cap Rocat

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Located within a former military fortress on the southwest coast of Mallorca, this five-star hotel is filled with character, combining restored historic architecture with contemporary design and luxurious amenities such as a spa that’s been carved into the depths of the fortress. The setting, too, makes an impression as it sits on a cliff overlooking the bay of Palma de Mallorca – a view that’s best appreciated from the hotel’s infinity pool. The Mediterranean cuisine of chef Victor Garcia is served up in the hotel’s Fortress Restaurant and open-air dining is offered at the Sea Club.

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