The Hotel Hospes Maricel & Spa in Cas Català close to Palma offers five star luxury which will impress even the most demanding of guests. The rooms, some with marvellous sea view, are modern and luxurious, the spa is spacious with everything sauna lovers could wish for and the exceptional breakfast (reservation required), a highlight of the hotel, has been named the best breakfast in the world.
The hotel is located directly by the sea on the outskirts of Palma, near the royal summer palace, Marivent. There are several small white sandy beaches nearby and the hotel itself also has private, direct access to the sea. It is only a 15-minute car journey away from the centre of Palma; you can also get here easily by taxi.
Relax & enjoy
At the Maricel great importance is given to relaxation – you could easily spend most of your holiday in the Bodyna SPA in the annex. This offers everything the spa lover’s heart desires with steam bath, sauna, outdoor and indoor pools, massage rooms, gym and even a hair salon. The extensive lounge area with bar and a spacious terrace with infinity pool by the sea exude a wonderful sense of space and freedom. It is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours with a good book, enjoying the sea view and where, on a clear day, you can even see as far as the island of Cabrera.
Although the hotel only has 51 rooms it could still easily be regarded as a small resort. The rooms are distributed across the main house by the sea and a further building across the street. Both are connected by a tunnel which means you don’t have to leave the hotel grounds. The rooms in the main house were refurbished in 2018 and are therefore very modern. The sea-facing rooms with terrace, in particular, where you can look out to the horizon and forget time are simply breathtaking. No matter where in the hotel you are, this grand residence exudes a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. Although here you are able to enjoy all the benefits the city has to offer, you are at the same time somewhere very different – in an oasis of calm and freedom.
Eat & drink
The Maricel is famous for its 10-course breakfast menu which you must try if you spend the night here (it is not the ‘normal’ breakfast served to guests and should be reserved at least 24 hours in advance). This starts with smoothies and continues with fruit salad and cheese, foie gras and beef cheeks and ends with ice-cream, a glass of champagne and various other delicacies. The menu has been so well designed that you don’t feel over-full after the many courses and can still look forward to your massage. It is therefore hardly surprising that the finest cuisine is also served here in the evenings when guests can enjoy Mallorcan and innovative dishes incorporating high quality and seasonal ingredients.
Close to the hotel
Fundació Miró, the place of residence and work of the master of classic modern art, is only a few minutes away by car. The gardens of the Marivent royal palace which have been open to visitors since 2018 are only a short walk away. For shopping, head to the nearby Porto Pi shopping centre or discover the golden mile along the Borne. In the neighbouring Puerto Portals, you can charter a boat or sample the culinary offerings at one of the many upmarket restaurants.
Good to know
The hotel has MICE facilities and a good choice of meeting rooms which are ideal for business functions and group travel. It is also a popular venue for weddings as the outdoor areas provide plenty of options for a romantic and memorable day by the sea.
Why you should stay here
You can listen to the murmur of the sea at night and enjoy the finest cuisine and a wonderful spa.