An urban oasis, the Puro is set within Majorca’s buzzing, cosmopolitan capital close to all the action. Nestled within the narrow, winding streets of the old town, in an 18th-century palace, it has some of the best attractions within walking distance. Borne promenade, the port and the cathedral are all less than 300m away, while art galleries, fashion boutiques and bars and restaurants are dotted all around. The international airport is just a nine-minute drive from the hotel.
Well known for its spa, the Puro has the full package for those who want to escape the bustle of the city in a calming and invigorating space. Take the full tour of Turkish bath, sauna, ice fountain and waterfall shower, and book time in with one of the expert therapists who can offer all kinds of treatments. Massages, manicures, facials and marine-based skin remedies will all help soothe you back into shape.
A true boutique address, this charmingly renovated hotel has just 51 rooms, each designed with its own character and bags of bohemian style. It’s all about the luxury touch here, with large flatscreen TVs (and free movies), Bose sound systems, free wi-fi and bathrooms boasting fluffy Egyptian cotten towels and robes. Upgrade to a suite for split-level living and designer looks like a freestanding bath, leather armchairs and comfy sofas.
Some of the best shopping streets are just around the corner, though also within easy reach are the royal palace of Almudaina and La Seu, Palma’s glittering cathedral. Take a short stroll and you can check out Santa Catalina neighbourhood, home to the city’s market, which overflows with fresh produce. At nearby Es Baluard Museum and La Caixa Foundation, discover the art exhibitions and cultural happenings that make Palma an energetic and creative place to be all year round.
Opio bar and restaurant is the focal point of the hotel, bringing together fresh island flavours on the plate and the finest cocktails, beers and spirits to keep the good times rolling. You can also sip on local and international wines. DJs are on hand to liven up proceedings, though be sure to come here to sample the Asian- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes that make this restaurant a destination in itself.
12 MontenegroPalma De Mallorca07012Es*