Palma´s Top 10 Terraces

New Boutique Hotels open for summer

Palma de Mallorca, summer 2019. Over the past five years Palma’s old town has undergone an evolution marked by the opening of new boutique hotels reviving areas of the historic city that were previously abandoned.  This summer there have been two further openings; the Hotel Basilica just off the Plaza Sant Francisco and the C’an Alexandre Hotel on the other side of Palma close to Plaza España.  This brings the total of boutique hotels in Palma to 34 with the opening of the El Llorenç Parc de la Mar Hotel in Calatrava expected later this summer.

The restoration of Palma’s historic “palacios” and manor houses has preserved the city’s rich heritage offering the visitor a variety of experiences in authentic surroundings. In summer, those boutique hotels that have outside space come into their own offering a welcome break from the summer heat whilst looking out over the roof tops, the Bay of Palma or even the city’s emblematic Gothic Cathedral.

Palma´s Top Terraces for Summer:

Hotel Es Princep – Calatrava

This is one of the largest boutique hotels to open in Palma’s historic old town located in the Calatrava area of the city beside the restored ancient city walls. The crowning glory of the hotel is a spectacular vast rooftop terrace with pool called “Amaq”.  This terrace is open to the public for drinks/meals whilst taking in the panoramic views across the sea, Palma Cathedral and the ancient rooftops:

Copyright @ Hotel Es Prinzep


Hotel Hostal Cuba (Santa Catalina)

The art nouveau architecture of the emblematic Hotel Hostal Cuba is a landmark in Palma where it has stood for over 100 years. Its location is close to the sea and marks the start of the Santa Catalina area of Palma.  The hotel’s Cuba Sky Bar on the top floor is open to the public from late afternoon, March through to November, and offers a panoramic view of the old city and the Bay of Palma:

Copyright @ Hotel Hostal Cuba


Boutique Hotel Calatrava – Calatrava

Located in one of the mosthistoric and sought after areas of Palma, beside the city’s old seawalls with spectacular views across the sea and the old city.  The building dates back to the 19thcentury and has been restored on five floors.  The top floor features an elegant terrace with stunning views over the Bay of Palma where guests and the public can enjoy drinks and a gourmet Mediterranean snack menu including salads and tapas:

Copyright @ Boutique Hotel Calatrava


Boutique Hotel Ca’n Alomar – Paseo del Borne

This iconic 19th century mansion is located on Palma’s main Paseo del Borne Boulevard. The baroque style of the building displays a grand facade, which is regarded as one of the most magnificent in the city, and features two prominent large terraces overlooking the prime area of Palma’s Borne, the Palacio March and the Cathedral. On the Terrace Bar a range of drinks, cocktails and champagne are served with light snacks. The second terrace features the hotel’s popular Tokio Lima restaurant combining Asian/Peruvian flavours and dishes in a unique setting:

Copyright @ Can Alomar


Hotel Mamá – Plaza Cort, Palma Old Town

This is the first hotel to be opened by the successful Cappuccino Café Group and in an elegant 19thcentury building (which was a former luggage store) facing Palma’s Town Hall with interiors by the internationally renowned Parisian Jacques Grange. A rooftop terrace offers panoramic views across the city and a drinks service for hotel guests.  The hotel’s ground floor terrace is open to the public:

Copyright @ Hotel Mamá


Hotel Gloria de Sant Jaume – Palma Old Town

Located in a 19thcentury building on the cobbled street of Sant Jaume, Hotel de Gloria Sant Jaume offers a classic blend of the building’s original details together with the family’s personal art and antiques collection creating a private home atmosphere. The hotel’s roof terrace has a small pool and offers views across the rooftops.  In the evening, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cool drink whilst taking in the authentic atmosphere of the Old Town:

Copyright @ Hotel Gloria Sant Jaume


Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden – Palma Old Town

Opened at the end of 2018, the hotel is located in the heart of Palma’s old town with one of the largest private gardens in the Old Town where hotel guests and the public can enjoy a drink or a meal.

Copyright @ Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden


Hotel Nakar – Jaime III

Located on Palma’s main shopping street, the hotel has an impressive terrace on the 9thfloor with open views across the sea and the rest of the city, the Cathedral, Bellver Castle and the Bay of Palma.  The terrace also features a pool exclusively for hotel guests.  However, the terrace bar is open to the public in the evening for drinks and cocktails.

Copyright @ Hotel Nakar


Palacio Ca Sa Galesa – Palma Old Town

Located in the heart of the old town close to Parc de la Mar, the original Welsh owners converted a 16th century Gothic “palacio” into a 12 bedroom hotel, which opened in 1995 as one of the first boutique hotels in Palma.   The hotel has a splendid terrace overlooking Palma Cathedral, the sea and the old town and features private “hamacas”, a pool and comfortable seating to enjoy the view whilst sipping a cold drink:

Copyright @ Ca Sa Galesa


Palacio Can Marques – La Lonja, Palma Old Town

Located in Palma’s La Lonja area, the owners have transformed an 18thcentury “palacio”, and the former residence of the Marques family, into a luxurious boutique hotel. The grand entrance hall opens up onto a 140 m2 patio that leads onto an interior garden and patio.  A drinks/bistro menu is served in the garden, which is open to the public:

Copyright @ Palacio Can Marques & Stuart Pearce


Mallorcan Tonic Specialises in Palma’s Boutique Hotels

This specialist website provides a handpicked selection of boutique hotels in Palma offering special discounts, room upgrades and in some hotels, a complementary bottle of cava.  For those visitors who want to explore outside the city, the website also offers a good selection of Mallorca’s rural hotels: