Best hotels and hostels in Palma de Mallorca

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    Can Cera

    Welcome to one of Palma's most romantic boutique boltholes, entered via a traditional Mallorcan pati, where cobbles have been worn smooth over 400 years and a wrought-iron staircase sweeps up to guest rooms that manage to balance antique charm and modern design flourishes. The decor is stylish but never overblown, with high ceilings, period furnishings and richly detailed throws.

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    Boutique Hotel Calatrava

    This boutique stunner sits right on the Old Town walls, with dazzling sea views in one direction, and close-ups of some of Palma's main sights in the other. The rooms retain the building's 19th-century allure, adding rich fabrics, contemporary art, smart TVs and minibars. The sun deck is the place for breakfast, with eggs to order and fresh-pressed juice.

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    Hotel Tres

    Hotel Tres swings joyously between 16th-century town palace and fresh-faced Scandinavian design. Centred on a courtyard with a single palm, the rooms are cool and minimalist, with cowhide benches, anatomy-inspired prints, and nice details like rollaway desks and Durance aromatherapy cosmetics. Head up to the roof terrace at sunset for a steam and dip as the cathedral begins to twinkle.

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    Hotel Palacio Ca Sa Galesa

    The 12 rooms in this 16th-century mansion – each named for a famous composer – are arranged around a cool central pati and furnished with antiques, artwork and silk throws. There's also a fully equipped spa and wellness centre – with pool, sauna, gym and a room for individual treatments – and a lovely rooftop terrace for lounging in the lee of the cathedral.

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    Hotel Palau Sa Font

    Down a quiet side street, this former 16th-century palace has 19 rooms decorated in minimalist style, retaining the charm of the original. Wrought-iron beds, exposed stone columns and a few splashes of colour – a pale green headboard or a simple red chair – give the rooms a feeling of almost monastic calm. There's a pool, terrace and flexible check-in and -out.

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    Hotel Santa Clara

    Boutique meets antique in this sensitively restored, historic mansion: subdued greys, steely silvers and cream blend harmoniously with the warm stone walls, ample spaces and high ceilings of the original structure. There’s an intimate spa in which to unwind, and Palma is spread out for you from the decked roof terrace, ideal for a sunbathe or a sundowner.

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    Misión de San Miguel

    This boutique hotel, with its 32 stylish designer rooms gathered discreetly around a quiet inner courtyard, is a real bargain. Good-quality mattresses and rain shower heads are typical of a place where the little things are always done well, although some rooms open onto public areas and can be a tad noisy. Service is friendly and professional.

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    Hotel Born

    Stepping into the 16th-century Ca'n Maroto, once the palatial home of the Marquis of Ferrandell, whisks you back in time. From the palatial reception area, a spiral staircase leads to a red-carpeted hallway where carved wooden doors creak open to reveal simply furnished rooms, and high ceilings dwarf antique, slightly careworn furniture. The staff can appear careworn too, at times.

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    Puro Oasis Urbano

    Achingly chic with a decor that crosses Ibiza-style minimalism with Marrakesh flair, this 18th-century palace-turned-design-hotel has 51 starkly stylish rooms, with enormous flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. By day, lounge on the canopy beds, take a dip in the plunge pool or take the free transfer to Puro beach club; by night join a fashionable crowd for cocktails in the bar.

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    Hotel Portixol

    The hip, harbour-front Hotel Portixol, with its expanses of creamy tile, whitewashed walls and bare woodwork, brings Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. Rooms are bright and breezy, with minimalist decor and home-style comforts like iPod docks and DVD players, and most have sea views. There's also an outdoor pool, a small gym and spa, and one of Palma's best restaurants.

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    Convent de la Missió

    A functioning convent for 400 years, this retreat from the hubbub of its busy surrounds exudes calm throughout 27 all-white rooms and airy common spaces. There's a hot tub and sauna in the stone-walled cellar, a relaxing rooftop terrace (complete with a pool) and an artfully designed reading room. The acclaimed Restaurante Marc Fosh is in the same complex.

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    Hotel San Lorenzo

    Tucked inside the Old Town, this hotel resides in a beautifully restored 17th-century building. It has a fragrant Mallorcan courtyard, its own bar, a rooftop terrace with cathedral views and a bijou garden with swimming pool. Rooms come in a range of styles, from antique wooden furniture and tiled bathrooms to warm-toned rooms with Mallorcan fabrics.

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    Palma Suites

    This stylish apartment-hotel twins luxury with home-style independence. Playful artworks and splashes of bold colour lend character to 35 sizeable, slickly designed apartments, with smart TVs and well-equipped kitchens. The triplex suites have bags of room for families and there's a panoramic roof terrace. Weekly and monthly rates are offered.

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    Hostal Pons

    Bang in the heart of old Palma, this sweet, family-run guesthouse offers 21 rooms with solid timber furniture and clean white walls. Downstairs a cat slumbers in a plant-filled patio, upstairs you'll find a book-lined lounge and a roof terrace for unwinding. Cheaper rooms share communal bathrooms, but there are five en suites.

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    Hotel Dalt Murada

    Gathered around a medieval courtyard, this carefully restored townhouse, dating to 1444, has 23 rooms with antique furnishings (including chandeliers and canopied beds), tastefully chosen art and superb cathedral views from the rooftop terrace. Street-facing rooms can be a little noisy, so ask for something more secluded.

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    Hotel Mirador

    The Mirador's rooms have a stripped-back aesthetic built on clean lines, charcoal-white tones and marble floors. There's a small gym and a spa with a heated pool, jets, sauna and hammam, as well as a terrace with views of Palma's forest of masts. The coastal road outside can be pretty busy, so the double glazing is a plus.

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    Hostal Apuntadores

    Just off the main drag (bring earplugs, or ask for a quieter rear room), this unfussy spot makes up for smallish rooms and lumpy beds with balconies overlooking Plaça de la Reina (in some rooms) lots of sunlight and a rooftop terrace with cathedral views. Drinks and breakfast are available from the cafe.