About Art Hotel Palma
Usually, the pictures on the walls of a hotel are addressed as the final stage, once the beds have been delivered, the hairdryers installed in the rooms, and the minibars fully stacked. Not so with Art Hotel Palma. Housed in a former small palacio which forms a piece of the puzzle of the old town, this lovely boutique stay was a treasure trove of antiques first, with everything else coming later. Adjacent to the little stepped street where the hotel lies is the old antique dealers’ street of Costa de sa Pols.
Its previous artistic life is evident from the moment you enter. Exquisite paintings hang tastefully in the reception area, which flows through to the dining room, where guests take breakfast accompanied by period gems, including Mallorcan oil paintings of fruit and dining spreads from the 17th century.
There is nothing of artful pretense about the hotel, however, which succeeds in attracting the type of person who likes to appreciate art in an informal and comfortable setting. The small group of staff appear relaxed and genuinely happy to work in such special surroundings, adding to the sense of a home from home.
The whole renovation project was personally overseen by the owner, Pepe Rubio, who shows not a trace of affectation, despite his status as an important Mallorcan antiques dealer. Each artifact was lovingly curated by Pepe himself, who has managed to combine antiquities with modernity in a most appealing way.
This is a place where guests can unwind in blissful comfort while admiring original Joan Mirós, Ramón Nadals and Gabriel Mauras in a homely setting.
Services & facilities at Art Hotel Palma
Each of the 13 guest bedrooms are different and unique, and include deluxe and junior suite options, all with sleek, contemporary en-suite bathrooms. The adorable library, with its intricate line drawings and beamed oak ceiling, offers pure escapism from the busy Palma streets outside.
The inner patio is a pleasant space in which to start the day with a tasty buffet breakfast, and should guests wish for a later brunch or lunch, there are a wealth of excellent cafés in the surrounding area, including the French-themed Mari-lin Café Lounge just around the corner, another successful venture from Pepe Rubio.
Opting to stay right next to Avenue la Rambla, the location of Art Hotel Palma, means you’ll be steps away from some of the chicest and most interesting addresses in the city.
Choose to book through the hotel’s own website and you’ll receive a number of nice perks, including:
- Courtesy breakfast
- Welcome seasonal fruits in your room upon arrival
- Wine-tapas at Mari-lin Café Lounge (consisting of two tapas and a glass of Mallorcan wine) or a bottle of Cava
- Early check-in and late check-out from the room (subject to availability)
- Upgrade to a superior room (subject to availability).
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