The Hotel Dalt Murada with three double bedrooms and five suites is in a former mansion which was once home to nobility and takes guests on a journey into Mallorca’s past with its amazing collection of artworks, furnishings and antiques. Historians, collectors and antique lovers are in for a real treat and will find many unique items which have a fascinating tale to tell.
The hotel is situated in one of Palma’s oldest quarters called Calatrava or Dalt Murada, around 100 m from the cathedral and the town hall square, Plaza Cort. Here you will find one historic building after the next all joined by narrow winding alleys. It would be hard to find anywhere closer to Palma’s historic centre than this.
Relax & enjoy
The hotel has a small, leafy courtyard with orange trees where guests can have breakfast. An equally relaxing spot is the rooftop terrace with fantastic views of the cathedral and Palma’s old town.
From the moment guests enter the rooms they will feel as though they have gone back in time – the hotel perfectly captures how Mallorcan nobility lived a hundred years ago. Numerous paintings, for example by Josep Coll Bardolet who painted impressionist-style pictures of Mallorca, often dance scenes as well as old maps and paintings depicting Mallorca’s history and grand families can be seen throughout. Antique furnishings including big Mallorcan beds in the rooms and suites, grand chandeliers and large old mirrors adorn the rooms.
Despite this, the rooms and suites all still offer modern comforts such as free wifi, TVs, heating, minibar and air conditioning. The suites have a lounge area as well as spacious bathrooms with shower and bath. The double rooms are small – some face the quiet courtyard whilst the suites face the Carrer d’Almudaina alley. Bathrooms are in a simple design which, with white tiles, mirrors with old wooden frames and original taps, is in keeping with the style of the hotel.
Eat & drink
The hotel doesn’t have a bar or restaurant. The breakfast is somewhat meagre for this category of hotel and you may, instead, prefer to go to one of the many nice cafes and bakeries nearby.
Close to the hotel
The hotel is in an excellent central location by the cathedral and Almudaina Palace and the city’s two iconic sights are a mere 100 m away. Go on a walk through Palma’s old town and visit the Museo de Mallorca or the Banys Àrabs, the Arab baths from the time of Moorish rule. A walk to Palma’s main squares, meanwhile, the Plaza Cort and Plaza Mayor, will take you past many architectural examples of Catalan Modernism influenced by Antoni Gaudí, amongst others.
Good to know
The hotel is family owned and the family wants to preserve traditional Mallorcan lifestyle and share this with its guests.
Why you should stay here
The wealth of antiques and Mallorcan history as well as the central location in Palma’s historic centre.