Majestic suite view in best hotel in Palma at Palacio Can Marqués
The Majestic Suite

This summer the Spain Savvy team had the chance to visit the stunning Spanish island of Mallorca. Aside from sitting on the magnificent beaches and hiking down to hidden coves, we were set on exploring the island’s capital in Palma. So we went searching for the best hotel in Palma, and, well, we found it!

About Palma de Mallorca

Terrace at Riad in Palacio Can Marqués the best hotel in Palma
View of Palma from the Riad terrace

Mallorca is the biggest island in Spain’s Balearic Island archipelago, which also includes fantastic destinations like Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentera. The capital city of Palma is an amazing mix of locals and ex-pats, with rich culture, winding streets, and a seaside gothic cathedral. It’s a vibrant city, with a great mix of artsy and tropical.

Palma de Mallorca is also super easy to access. Direct fights from places like Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville run daily–we got a quick flight from Sevilla with RyanAir! Palma is well worth a trip off the mainland, particularly during May and November for the best beach days.

Palacio Can Marqués

Majestic suite view in best hotel in Palma at Palacio Can Marqués

Palacio Can Marqués is a luxurious five-star hotel property in the heart of Palma. So the location is absolutely perfect for getting around the city. It opened recently in an impressive 18th century palace (palacio means palace in Spanish) where prominent royal families lived throughout 300 years. Designed as a modern Mallorcan mansion, it’s absolutely the most outstanding accommodation in the area and truly the best hotel in Palma. And it’s ideal for any traveler, be it couples, families, or groups.

Property Design

The library room at Palacio Can Marqués the Best Hotel in Palma
The beautifully designed Library Room

Palacio Can Marqués is not only the best hotel in Palma, it’s also considered a “purist” hotel, meaning the original features like the imperial staircase and gothic columns coexist with modern design. It’s minimalist, yet luxe, with lush velvets set against ancient cobblestone and an artful design. We found ourselves particularly in love with the palace’s library room, which is creatively decorated with antique touches from the hotel’s rich history.

It’s superbly comfortable and glamorous. Waltzing though the palace on your way out to adventure is an experience unlike any other.

Rooms and Suites

Living area in Riad suite Palacio Can Marqués best hotel in Palma
The luxurious living room in the Riad suite

The rooms at the property are a seamless continuation of the glamorous design. We stayed in the Majestic Suite, which was above and beyond comfortable. There was so much room to spread out and make ourselves at home amongst the lush palace furnishings. We were super impressed by the huge closet spaces to keep the classic luggage explosion out of sight, and the big rain showers as well. And in the morning, the natural light streamed in from the many windows and bathed the spacious beds in sunshine, like a perfect lazy Spanish island alarm clock.

We also got a fabulous tour of the Riad, which is the largest suite in all of Mallorca. With a living room, dining room, Moroccan fireplace, and three bedrooms, it’s a phenomenal accommodation for a group or a big family. And the views of Palma from the terrace (cathedral and ocean included!) were truly breathtaking; proving once again that it’s the best hotel in Palma.


Table in outdoor patio Palacio Can Marqués Palma
Outdoor dining at its best

Along with the exquisite a la carte breakfast served on the patio (we were truly blown away by the service), Palacio San Marqués has two on-site restaurants. The Beatnik is a funky bar and restaurant with a little global flair and uses local, sustainable ingredients. The Merchants Steak & Grill brings a lighter and fresher take on a classic steakhouse, serving meals in the gorgeous garden lined with palm, fig, and cherry trees. Oh, and the rooftop bar overlooking the city is the cherry on top!


hands serving drinks at Palacio Can Marques bar
Creative cocktails at Beatnik

A five-star accommodation comes with five-star service, and Palacio San Marqués lived up to the stars. From the first greeting to the restaurant service to checkout, we were thoroughly impressed with the discreet, highly attentive, and we daresay, perfect service from the team.

Though we obviously went out and explored Palma (can’t beat such a central location!), we felt like we could just stay in the Palace all weekend long! With such fantastic service, amazing breakfast, and luxurious accommodations, it was truly an unforgettable experience. If you’re looking to book your trip to Mallorca, and need a few nights in the best hotel in Palma, stay at Palacio Can Marqués.

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