The Best Budget Hotels in Palma de Mallorca

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by Annie Bennett and Natasha Were from The Telegraph, August 4, 2017

An expert guide to the best cheap hotels in Palma de Mallorca, including the top affordable places to stay for ocean views, swimming pools, children's activities, beachfront locations, boutique interiors and attractive rooftop terraces, in locations including Palma's Old Town and the beach.

Palau Sa Font Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

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The four-star Palau sa Font is an elegant pink building with green shutters that dates back to the 16th century. An arched entrance with an impressive wooden door leads you into a space where traditional features such as a plant-filled courtyard and open-stone walls contrast with contemporary features that include a turquoise mosaic bar and furniture in zingy shades. It is all about personal service here with the emphasis on making each guest feel at home. There is a plunge pool on a terrace as well as a covered lookout terrace right at the top of the hotel – a good spot for reading. The buffet, laid out in the pleasant ground-floor bar, offers lots of local produce – quality rather than quantity is always a good sign. Read expert review. From £57per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Tres Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

Hotel Tres is a 16th-century urban hotel situated in the liveliest part of Palma’s Old Town. Once housed in a former palace dating back to 1597, the hotel has been tastefully converted into a 41-room boutique hotel. Swedish-owned, a Scandinavian aesthetic is evident throughout. From the leather sofas, funky, coloured chairs, and black-and-white photography in the bar to the wood decking on the roof terraces, it’s sleek and pared-back, yet comfortably inviting. After a day of sightseeing, the two roof terraces are a welcome retreat from the busy scene playing out on the streets below. They are perfect spots to stretch out on a sun lounger and catch some rays, cool off in the small plunge pool or sweat it out in the sauna – all with views across the rooftops to the sea and mountains. Read expert review. From £79per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Feliz Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

This Majorcan hotel looks fresh and contemporary without being an out and out ‘designer’ hotel. The outdoor pool is small yet inviting and there are decked areas with plenty of lounging space, as well as a roof terrace with a whirlpool tub. All rooms have balconies, and many have views of the Mediterranean. The great thing about the Feliz is that it offers several packages, including golf, sailing, walking in the mountains and gourmet dining, so you can come for a long weekend and make the most of your time without the hassle of making your own arrangements. You can eat salads, sandwiches, tapas and light Mediterranean dishes either inside or at the outdoor tables with smart bench seating. The silvery décor lends a retro disco vibe to the cocktail bar, which will get you in the mood for a night out in Palma. Read expert review. From £60per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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UR Mision de San Miguel Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

This four-star boutique hotel is a good option for a city break in Palma at any time of year. The hotel is right in the centre of Palma, on a quiet lane just behind the pedestrianised San Miguel shopping street. Reception staff are welcoming and friendly and will happily provide tips on getting the most out of your stay, as well as organising car and bike rental. The 32 rooms and suites give onto the courtyard or the street and are mostly chic and modern. The excellent restaurant Simply Fosh, run by Michelin-starred chef Marc Fosh, is a real plus too. He is also in charge of MISA Braseria + Bar, where you can eat rather fabulous Mediterranean cuisine in the very pretty courtyard in warm weather. Read expert review. From £69per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Riu Bravo Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain

7Telegraph expert rating

Contemporary design, smiling staff and above-average restaurants make the four-star Riu Bravo a relaxing place to stay at a reasonable price. Reception, bar and restaurant staff are impressively warm and helpful. The hotel is divided between two buildings with the main pool in between, and there is plenty of space in the 442 rooms and suites, even in the basic doubles. Décor is Ikeaesque with comfortable beds, sofas in natural tones and splashes of turquoise on cushions and artworks to liven things up. There are two outdoor pools – plus a swim-up bar pool – and one indoor pool. The spa is appealing, with hydromassage pools, a sauna and a steam room, and there is a range of reasonably-priced treatments. The hotel is one block back from the beachfront in the lively resort of Playa de PalmaRead expert review. From £115 per night.

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Iberostar Playa de Palma Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

This is a great option for couples and families looking for a superior seaside holiday experience. The eponymous five-star Iberostar faces the beach in the sprawling resort of Playa de Palma. The promenade stretches for miles around the bay and is great for running and cycling – there are lots of places to hire bikes of all descriptions. This is a very sporty area where locals and visitors can be seen doing yoga on the beach or having a dip before breakfast. Inside, a colour scheme of dazzling white and zingy turquoise continues the modern vibe. The lobby has a floor of traditional patterned tiles, but your eyes are drawn to a lifesize gold cow – who is apparently called Filomena and was made by the artist Pedro Curt. There is an attractive large outdoor pool with plenty of sunbeds and a small gym, as well as a spa with sauna and steam room. Read expert review. From £65per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Joan Miró Museum Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

The Hotel Joan Miró Museum, with its unmistakable bold, jazzy blue and red neon sign, is the world’s first hotel dedicated to the famed Catalan artist’s memory. Just about everything at this clean and modern hotel is in Joan Miró livery with artwork on walls and even textiles reflecting the maestro’s signature cubist and expressionist style. Local interior designer Xisco Gayà has skilfully ensured that every inch of the hotel is a shrine to the artist. Staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming and happy to assist with organising tours and excursions. All are well versed about Joan Miró, his life and works. Outside there is a dining terrace, generous pool with children’s area, and a cyclists’ workshop and bike storage zone. The nearest pleasant sandy beach is just a 10-minute walk away. Read expert review. From £75per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Amic Horizonte Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain

6Telegraph expert rating

Three-star Amic Horizonte is a friendly, reasonably-priced place to stay in Palma with superb views and a pleasant outdoor pool – an unusual bonus in a city hotel. It is set on a steep hill in a quiet area just outside the centre with sweeping views of the city and the Mediterranean. Public spaces are spacious, light and bright and have recently been redecorated with pleasant seating areas for guests to enjoy the views. There are 199 rooms, mostly with terraces, in the main complex and a separate building on the other side of the swimming pool. It is well worth going for a sea-view or superior room in the main building, or splurge for the Dancing on the Roof suite which has fabulous panoramic views and a huge roof terrace. Read expert review. From £38per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

 

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