Winter in Palma, Mallorca, unveils a different charm, and nestled on the fringes of the historic old town is the serene Calatrava Mediterranean Sea House. A sanctuary set back from the seafront, yet graced with panoramic views from its rooftop bar and restaurant, it stands as the perfect haven for a winter city break in the Mallorcan capital.
Location and Accessibility
Situated just moments away from the imposing Cathedral and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Hotel Calatrava offers a strategic location. Wander through the ancient, winding streets of the old town, discovering its secrets with each visit. While Mallorca may be synonymous with high summer, Palma’s off-season allure is undeniable. A mere twenty-minute journey from the airport and slightly over two hours from London, it beckons for a spontaneous weekend escape.
Calatrava, part of the esteemed It Mallorca group of boutique hotels, boasts 16 rooms designed for adults seeking a blend of private residence comfort and luxury hotel amenities. The aesthetic seamlessly marries modern design with local influences, showcasing a palette of rich terracotta hues and Scandi-style minimalism. Furnished by renowned brands such as Carl Hansen and Living Divani, the rooms exude warmth and simplicity. Adorning the walls are captivating black and white photographs of the island by local artists Jose Taltavull and Xim Izquierdo.
A visit to the rooftop for breakfast unveils a tantalizing spread, combining classics with essential Mallorcan flavors—pan con tomate, chorizo, and fresh fruits complemented by gluten-free options and non-dairy milk. For dinner, the rooftop offers a rich culinary experience, featuring an excellent selection of cheeses and cold meats, including mouth-melting cured manchego and Iberian ham. The warm dishes, like the Iberian pork secret with potato and truffle parmentier, promise a life-changing experience. Guests can also enjoy these culinary delights at the sister property, Can Cera, a brief stroll away.
Intimate Dining and Nightly Escapades
An almost secret entrance welcomes you into a cavernous space adorned with an opulent staircase and locally spun, basket-woven artworks. Upstairs, the bar serves as a private spot for a delightful martini, while the intimate downstairs hall offers a cozy setting for a romantic dinner.
The stone arches of the basement house a small spa room, providing a range of treatments from Japanese massage to facial cupping. Guests can indulge in full-body treatments, manicures, pedicures, and private yoga sessions. The jacuzzi and Finnish sauna offer a perfect conclusion to a day of relaxation.
Hotel Calatrava in Palma is more than a winter retreat; it’s an invitation to experience Mallorca’s capital at its most intimate and tranquil. Uncover the city’s secrets by day, indulge in gastronomic delights by night, and unwind in the luxury of a boutique hotel designed for an unforgettable winter escape by the Mediterranean.