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There are almost fifty 5 star hotels in Mallorca, one of Pure Luxury Hotels favourite destinations, with a heavy concentration in the South West of the island in and around the Island's vibrant capital of Palma. The range of luxury hotels in Mallorca ranges from recognised luxury chains such as Jumeirah and St Regis to destination spas and independently run unique properties. If you are more interested in luxury boutique hotels Mallorca doesn't disappoint, particulary in Palma with wonderfully unique properties in the heart of the City such as the Palacio Ca Sa Galesa. Some of our f...
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There are almost fifty 5 star hotels in Mallorca, one of Pure Luxury Hotels favourite destinations, with a heavy concentration in the South West of the island in and around the Island's vibrant capital of Palma. The range of luxury hotels in Mallorca ranges from recognised luxury chains such as Jumeirah and St Regis to destination spas and independently run unique properties. If you are more interested in luxury boutique hotels Mallorca doesn't disappoint, particulary in Palma with wonderfully unique properties in the heart of the City such as the Palacio Ca Sa Galesa.

Some of our favourite luxury hotels in Mallorca are the Castillo Son Vida with its spectacular terrace vista across the bay of Palma, the Jumeirah Port Soller perched around the cliftop above the port and town of Soller in the North and the Gran Hotel Son Net nestled in a luscious valley in Puigpunyent. These 3 hotels feature in our blog post Terrific Terraces of the Tramuntana.

In the island's capital Palma there's a plentiful supply of smart city hotels to be found amongst the cobbled streets, try Puro Hotel, Can Cera or Palacio ca sa Galesa set in a Palatial 16th Century building. The magnificent Castillo Son Vida Hotel sits in the mountain above Palma. It has a stunning terrace with arguably one of the most breathtaking views of any hotel, overlooking the bay of Palma and its glorious gothic Catherdral, perfect for pre or post dinner drinks and a beautiful wedding venue. Further around the bay of Palma heading towards the smart resorts of Illetas, Bendinat and Puerto Portals you will find the St Regis Mardavall, the recently refurbished Gran Melia de Mar and the Hospes Maricel all stunning sea front luxury 5 star hotels.

If you want to stay at a more intimate hotel situated in beautiful surroundings you could try Son Net or for luxury spa hotels try La Residencia, Son Brull or Reads Hotel which was listed in Tatlers 2013 Top 50 Spa's of the World. Equally as stunning is Cap Rocat a former mlitary fortress, completely refurbished to enhance the glorious architecture of the original building.

This little luxury gem of a mediteranean island is steadily changing its reputation from a party island to a go to luxury destination. Recent developments such as the new Philipe Starck designed Port Adriano aimed at enticing the worlds superyacht community is part of the luxury market image change of the island. Even the party capital of the island - Magalluf has not escaped the local governments ambition to clean up the island with one side of the resort already undergoing an extensive rebranding, with a change of name to Calvia Beach resort, two modern Melia hotels The Wave House and The Beach House sitting either end of the beach with the newly opened Nikki Beach next door to the Beach House and the business owners in between being asked to smarten up their image to attract an altogether different, well heeled young crowd.

The islands first Grand Hyatt Hotel and Resort development opened in 2016 and just 3 years ago saw the opening of Castell Son Claret a sublimely restored 18th century castle set in a 325 acre estate and independently owned luxury boutique hotels Can Calatrava and Can Alomar add to the collection of boutique luxury boltholes available in Palma.

You really are spoilt for choice for things to do and see on the island. Mallorca has a rich cultural history of art and architecture, a day wandering around the cobbled streets of Palma is a joy although in the height of Summer it may not be so much of a pleasure from midday onwards. However you can always jump in to one of the many air conditioned designer shops or art galleries or visit the magnificent gothic cathedral, failing that there are ample pavement cafes and tapas bars and restaurants to choose from for a cold refreshment and bite of lunch.  A great alternative to walking is to take a horse drawn carriage tour.

We would highly recommend anyone visiting Mallorca to go to the capital Palma. Half of the island's population lives in the capital and it surprises most who visit, it's so vibrant and cosmopolitan. Visit first thing in the morning and you can catch the traditional market for all of the fresh local produce and craft stalls and in the evening it's a buzzing hub of locals and tourists alike enjoying the culinary delights on offer in Palma's many excellent restaurants.

You could take a day out to visit the stunning Islet of Cabrera, a National Park or the Caves at Manacor. A drive through the mountains via Valdemossa and Deia towards Pollensa showcases some stunning scenery.

Families are really well catered for on the island's many beautiful beaches with watersports and beach shacks for refreshement. There are also waterparks, a marineland, an aquarium, mini golf and horse riding among the vast aray of activities on offer to keep the brood occupied and happy. There are a number of family friendly luxury 5 star hotels, including our favourites, the Lindner Hotel in Bendinat andthe St Regis Mardavall in Portals.

For seafront and luxury beach hotels in Mallorca, take a look at the Hospes Maricel, the St Regis Mardavall or the Gran Melia de Mar.

There are so many excellent, quality, places to go we couldn't possible name all of our favourites here. They include casual beachside fish restaurants, smart Italian dining and upmarket Michelin star establishments. Simply ask us for our advice and opinions when you book your chosen luxury hotel and we will be sure to know of a few great places nearby.

As a Summer holiday destination or a quick weekend break Mallorca literally has all of your Luxury comforts wrapped up. The choice of luxury 5 star hotels is plentiful and the island is stunningly beautiful.  Majorca ticks all of the boxes for a luxury shopping spree and excels in culinary perfection.

It's great for people watching with no end of well heeled celebrities from the world of fashion, film and business being regular visitors or owning palatial second homes on the island.

If you like a holiday of peace and tranquility we can find the perfect hotel for you or if you like to go somewhere with a vibrant, sparkling atmosphere that you love being part of, then Majorca is for you.




Key facts

Suitable for

Couples, Families, Singles

Best Time to Go
May through to October
Gourmet Destination
Try Forn and Fosh in Palma
Best Beaches
Es Trenc
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Palma, Mallorca

Our favourite resorts

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Introduction to 5 Star hotels in Illetas Illetas is a pretty resort only 10 minutes away from Palma with 3 stunning beaches, Playa de Illetas being the largest is a gorgeous cove with terraces cut out of the rocks that host Las Terrazas restaurant for light lunches, snacks and drinks during the day and sundowner cocktails, chill out music and torch lit dinners into the evening. The beach is host to Virtual Beach Club a...
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Bendinat Mallorca
Bendinat Mallorca
The most expensive real estate area on the island Bendinat is a quiet upmarket residential area with a tiny beach and a great four star plus hotel, Hotel Bendinat which is supremely located right on the sea at the end of a quiet road, a great family hotel is the Lindner Hotel.  Bendinat is located in the South West of the island in between Palma and Puerto Portals meaning you're only 5 or 10 minutes away from fab...
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For those who rarely leave the pool or beach Palma will be a breath of fresh air; the city is a cobbled gold mine of luscious tapas restaurants, world class museums and chic cocktail bars. The more artistically minded will enjoy the many hidden gems in Palma’s maze of caringly preserved/19th Century streets. The profusion of galleries and museums means culture oozes through every alcove in Palma and its architect...
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Our favourite hotels

Our favourite hotels

A selection of hand picked hotels tailored for you
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Set against the stunning Tramuntana mountains and dazzling Mediterranean Sea, the elegant St. Regis Mardavall embraces luxurious living, impeccable service, a most sophisticated spa and exhilarating gourmet dining. The 130 luxuriously appointed guest rooms feature spacious balconies and marvelous vistas of the sea and lush gardens.  View details
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Built in 1964 by the prestigious architect D. Jose Maria Coderch, the Adults Only Meliá de Mar is without doubt one of the most charismatic hotels on the island located on the sea front in Illetas, with 130 Sea Front Deluxe Rooms and 11 Suites, 2 Outdoor swimming pools and solarium beach-club, Indoor heated swimming pool and Balinese beds. View details
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Jumeirah Port Soller
Located on the picturesque and unspoilt Northwest coast of Mallorca the Jumeirah Port Soller offers far reaching and stunning views across the mountains, the Mediterranean and the bustling port. This intimate hotel ensures that guests feel part of their surroundings yet enjoy the world class service and hospitality Jumeirah is renowned for.  View details
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Castillo Son Vida
The Castillo Son Vida is a traditional and historical 5 star luxury hotel situated in an affluent residential area in the hills above Palma, but only a five minute drive from the City centre. Castillo Son Vida has the best terrace on the island, overlooking the whole of the sweeping bay of Palma and the famous La Seu Cathedral.  View details
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Son Brull is a luxury boutique hotel set in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains on the outskirts of Pollensa in the North of Mallorca.  The Hotel is an exceptional example of combining modern interior design within an 18th Century Monastery. The estate provides stunning vistas and delectable produce that can be sampled in its restaurant. View details
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Palacio ca sa Galesa
Situated in the heart of Palma with only 12 rooms and suites. Majorcan furniture from the 17th and 18th century, with modern paintings and sculptures create a luxurious atmosphere with modern services. Stroll through the halls and lounges, bathe in the covered pool (a restored ancient roman bath) or relax to the agreeable splash of the patio fountain. View details
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Cap Rocat
Set on a private headland, overlooking Mallorca's Bay of Palma, Cap Rocat is an impressive 19th-century military fortress, now totally transformed into a truly unique, adults-only hotel. Located in an environmentally protected area, this magical retreat provides total peace and seclusion within an historic and cultural context.   View details
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Castell Son Claret is a former 18th century castle and estate, surrounded by the Sierra de Tramunta, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It has been restored to its original splendour, complementing the existing estate with beautifully designed areas and a magnificently modern interpretation of highest-class service. View details
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Gran Hotel Son Net
Nestled in a luscious valley, engulfed in an overwhelmingly striking backdrop of Mallorca's flowing mountain peaks, this 17th Century country manor has been restored with enough care to retain its authenticity. From private villas to cosy suites, claim your own slice of the heavenly Mallorqin landscape as it spills out around you. View details
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Hospes Maricel & Spa
The 5 star Maricel Hotel and Spa enjoys a superb location on the seafront at Cas Catala with views across the bay of Palma and only 5 minutes away from the city of Palma from Illetas with its pretty beaches.The Maricel Hotel's classical 16th and 17th century architecture has been enhanced with a modern interior rennovation. View details
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The Lindner Hotel Bendinat features colonial ambience with a touch of Africa - a wellness/fitness and beauty centre decorated with seaside motives - wonderful and spacious grounds with large sun lawns - a large pool with a poolside bar - as well as a separate childrens area, club and pool offer holiday enjoyment for both old and young.  View details
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OD Port Portals is member of Design Hotels and only recently opened in April 2014. A contemporary modern hotel with a magnificent rook sky bar. It is perfectly situated close to the luxurious yacht harbor of Puerto Portals with its first-class restaurants and bars and the beaches of Costa d’en Blanes and Playa Portals Nous.   View details
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The Son Julia boutique hotel is the perfect hideaway to escape from your daily routine. This 15th century mansion located in the idyllic countryside of Mallorca has an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. With its beautiful 300 year old rambling garden, inviting terraces and patio, this boutique hotel offers many facilities for both individuals and families. View details
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The Valldemossa Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel nestling beautifully in the Tramuntana mountains and is a former Carthusian Monastery. Historical Valldemossa's wonderful stone clad streets was the home of Chopin and George Sand and the most beautiful village in Mallorca still attracts an eclectic artistic crowd. View details
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Hotel Bendinat lies in a pretty waterfront location with direct access to the sea, just 15 minutes from Palma in one of the most expensive areas of real estate on the Island. The sefront restaurant provides a selection of local classics of excellent quality and you may never want to venture out from this small hamlet of paradise.    View details
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La Residencia
La Residencia is located in the quiet town of Deia, a haven of classical luxurious tranquillity coupled with impeccable service.  Facilities include an award winning spa with indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, two tennis courts and a well equipped gym. Deia has a pretty Cala with a terrific restaurant overlooking the shingle beach. View details
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Bon Sol
Hotel Bon Sol is located in the picturesque resort of Illetas, only 8 km from Palma, nestling on a clifftop overlooking the picturesque Palma bay. No two spacious bedrooms and suites are alike and the main building abounds in lounges and cosy corners, whose antique furniture and beautiful paintings create the atmosphere of a medieval castle. View details
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Marriott Son Antem Golf and Spa
This reclusive retreat will appeal to all who seek to get away from the stresses of daily life and escape to a simpler, healthier existence. Providing a variety of activities and various services on site to keep you and your family more than entertained, the Marriott Club Son Antem will be sure to enthrall and exceed expectations.  View details
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Gran Melia Victoria
The Gran Melia Victoria is a traditional luxury hotel with an enviable location and newly refurbished terrace, bar and pool areas overlooking the Paseo Maritimo and Palma harbour with its stunning collection of luxury yachts. The Maritimo features a range of bars and restaurants and comes alive at night with locals and tourists alike. View details
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In the heart of Palma's idyllic Old Town, Hotel Cort has embraced the themes of rustic charm that dance throughout the city, giving it its own tantalising twist. In an area brimming with luxury boutique hotels, Hotel Cort stands out for its soothing ambience and warm hospitality with equally fresh cuisine in its restaurant. View details
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Nixe Palace
The Nixe Palace Hotel is located only five minutes by car from the centre of Palma de Mallorca in the area of Cala Mayor, with direct access to the beach and 300 metres from the King of Spain's Marivent Palace. The hotel has  sweeping views across the bay of Palma and resides In close vicinity of the Marinas Club de Mar and Puerto Portals. View details
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The Puro Hotel is situated in the absolute heart of the historic city of Palma in the bustling La Lonja area, surrounded by bars, tapas bars and restaurants. The hotel is uber modern and features a stunning roof terrace with amazing views and is the perfect short break destination for exploring all that the lively city of Palma has to offer. View details
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Sand-hued walls, terracotta colored roofs and wood beam ceilings greet you at the Arabella, only 10 minutes from Palma. This chic hotel was designed in the style of a Spanish mansion. Room rates include green fees, driving range, and practice facilities at the nearby Arabella golf courses Son Vida, Son Muntaner and Son Quint. View details
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Blau Porto Petro Resort & Spa
The 5 star Blau Porto Petro Beach Resort & Spa boasts 319 large and comfortable rooms, suites and villas distributed in 13 buildings with a maximum of 3 floors, all of them with sea views and surrounded by a native pinewood forrest. This is a natural environment with a full range of sports, fine gastronomy in 4 restaurants and Spa. View details
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Dorint Royal Golf Resort & Spa
The Steigenberger Golf & Spa Resort in Camp de Mar is located right at the 18th hole of a golf course, just 500 m from the Mediterranean beach. Palma de Mallorca can be reached in just 26 minutes by car. The airport is about 30 minutes’ drive. With 164 rooms and suites with balcony or terrace in a traditional Mediterranean atmosphere. View details
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Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort is a hotel built in and around the noble and historical property of Sa Torre. Dated from the 14th century the property has been refurbished with attention to detail. The resort, which includes a SPA, is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday, an active golf and cycling week or as a prime Convention venue.   View details
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Can Cera
Can Cera is a truly charming, authentic boutique hotel enjoying a fantastic location in the heart of Palma. The hotel building is a 17th Century palace located in the old quarter in an attractive pedestrian side street. The first glimpse of the hotel is through a huge arched wooden doorway partially opened onto a charming internal courtyard. View details
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Gran Hotel Soller
The Gran Hotel Soller is a dense hub of soothing rhythmic atmosphere and rich colourful culture. Standing regally on the luscious greenery of Soller's vast plains the structure was built in the 19th Century by architect Joaquin Pavia Birmingham, most famous for restoring the extension works of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca.  View details
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Can Alomar
Nestled in the rustic capital of the Mediterranean's most intoxicating island, Can Alomar has the privilege of adding to Palma's eclectic tapestry and immortal, ever-changing atmosphere and it doesn't disappoint. Renovated from an ancient, ivy spread townhouse the hotel has successfully transformed itself into a breathtaking palace View details
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Embodying the sophisticated elegance of Mallorca as well as the comfort of luxury, Hotel Tres is a 16th Century Palace restored with a sleek modern finish to enchantingly juxtapose the old with the new. Particularly impressive is the rooftop terrace where guests can indulge in cocktails whilst taking in the 360 panorama of the luscious city.     View details
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This private and opulent hotel has just 23 guestrooms, making it one of the most intimate and reclusive resorts in Mallorca. Landscaped gardens envelope around the property, creating an environment of natural relaxation. As the first ever 5 star hotel in the Mallorcan countryside Reads understands how to summon an idyllic atmosphere. View details
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Barcelo Formentor
On the tip of Mallorca's north coast, facing one of the Mediterranean's best beaches the Barcelo Formentor has established itself as a calm retreat for those wishing to unwind by the beach. It is also a hub of inspiration, attracting cultural icons such as novelists, musicians and poets in search of an idyllic setting to complete their art View details
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Be Live Grand Palace De Muro
Floating above a pristine Mediterranean beach with clear cobalt waters, Be Live Palace de Muro Hotel holds enough appeal to suit all kinds of tastes. The hotel is only 5 kilometres away from the flurry of the charming Alcudia with easy access to the beach making it a perfect option for those seeking both rest and exciting excursions. View details

Meet the Mallorca Experts

Mallorca is one of our favourite destinations, a little over 2 hours away it offers something for everyone looking for a luxury destination.  The choice of luxury hotels is abundant for a small island, all of them offer something individual which is why we can be sure that we can find you something to suit you perfectly.  There's every type of activity on offer in Mallorca from professional tennis coaching, it's the home of Nadal afterall, horseriding, cycling, every type of watersport and sailing schools for the children, or if you like the more relaxed approach to your holiday the beaches are great, we can recommend quiet coves or people watching paradise.  The restaurants on the island are first class, there's great nightlife with cool beach front bars and beach clubs.