How quickly can you be on the beach in your swimwear after arriving at Palma airport? Ten minutes perhaps? Literally the time it takes to leave the airport as the coast is right there. But realistically you need to check into your hotel first!
Perhaps you just need to stopover a night to get your connection flight the next day. Or maybe you booked your flights at an unearthly hour to get the cheapest deal. However, you could end up paying the money you’ve saved on a hotel and taxi.
During the early hours, airports aren’t an especially favourite place to be, full of people reluctantly trapped on their way to somewhere or not as the case may be. If you decide to wait it out all night there are a few 24hour bars/cafeterias open at Palma airport. But it’s not very inviting during these nocturnal hours of continuous twilight.
You can usually forget all that if you opt for an airport hotel, however, Palma airport has no on-site hotel. That being the case then the closest hotel to Palma airport could be the next best option.
Which are the most economical or the most practical, as you don’t want drunken holidaymakers spoiling a much-needed sleep.
Below is a list of only the closest hotels to Palma airport and what they have to offer. Conversely, if you would like the best choice and real luxury it’s only twenty minutes or so to the centre of Palma city.
Palma city has an abundance of choice and classic hotels, amid decent restaurants an arrangement of interesting architecture.
All the following hotels are in Can Pastilla which is directly between Palma airport and the beach. These are just a handful out of about ten or so mixed range hotels right by Palma airport.
Avenida Bartolomé Riutort, 18
Only 50 meters from Palma Beach and a 5-minute drive from Palma Airport. There is a bus stop too the airport by the Hotel. The hotel has a business centre and has a terrace with lovely views, Wi-Fi and wired internet access are in all rooms. Approx. €95 per night mid-summer
Carabela, 7, 07610 Can Pastilla
Located near Palma Beach with an outdoor pool with sun terrace, indoor pool and tennis court, rooms with balconies. Approx. €110 per night mid-summer
On the beachfront opposite the Nautical Club. The hotel features a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is a modern and minimalist style and is near the shops, restaurants and bars. Only 2 km from the airport. Approx. €150 per night mid-summer
Located near 70 meters from Playa de Palma Beach. All rooms have a balcony and there are direct buses to the airport, which is 2.5km away. Approx. €150 per night mid-summer
Budget hotel only 80 meters from Playa de Palma Beach, simple rooms and just 3 stops by bus from Palma Airport. Approx. €68 per night mid-summer.
Maestro Ekithai Ahn – Cala Estancia
Adults-only hotel, located on Cala Estancia Beach on the edge of Palma Bay. Outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace. Magnificent views of Palma Bay, less than 2 km from Palma Airport, bus stop nearby. Approx. €162 per night mid-summer.
Miguel Masssuti, 21
Situated 150 meters from the beach and just 2 km from Palma Airport. Indoor/outdoor pools, rooms with private balconies. The bus stop for the airport is 300 meters from the hotel. Approx. €120 per night mid-summer.
Autumn and spring, when the heat of summer has gone, are traditionally times when tourists visit the city of Palma.
When planning your trip to Palma city one consideration that will affect your enjoyment is where you will be staying. When it comes to Palma city the location in the city is a prime factor.
Before looking at different hotels it’s good to ask yourself what are you coming to Palma for?
If it’s to experience the atmosphere of a Medieval European city and to sightsee then a hotel that’s centrally located in the old town is likely to be what you want.
Maybe a relaxing city break to get away from it all is on the agenda. In that case, you might want to choose a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, possibly by the scenic Marina area.
Those coming for business may want to be accommodated in an area convenient for where their work.
Of course, the price is also a major factor in deciding your hotel, yet this shouldn’t really be the only aspect to look at. However, having a hotel that fits your budget directly relates to holiday happiness.
Palma city has an abundance of hotels amid restaurants and interesting architecture. However which are the most economical or practical?
Apuntadores 6, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Hostal Ritzi is found at the heart of Palma city and also close to the port. It sits just off Plaza de la Reina in the old town and the Cathedral is just 300m. The Hostal has free Wi-Fi and heated rooms and offers free luggage storage. It’s in the middle of shops and restaurants and is a 10-minute walk from the beach and 5miuntes to the harbour.
Approx. €70 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring
Plaza Mercadal, 8, 07002 Palma
Palma Suites is positioned in Palma’s old town in the heart of Palma and features a roof terrace and a gym. Every suite has a dining area and lounge with sofas and views of Palma. The suites are all air-conditioned with free Wi-Fi, they are modern with a fully equipped kitchen. The beach in Palma is 2 km away and there are many bars and shops and dining options found around Palma Suites. Palma ferry port is a 45 minute walk away.
Approx. €145 per night per suite Autumn/Spring
Plaça De Cort 11, 07001 Palma
Hotel Cort in the heart of Palma is just a 5-minute walk from lively bars, restaurants and a wide variety of shops. The hotel offers a rooftop swimming pool and bar and free Wi-Fi available.
Each stylish room features a comfortable seating area. Palma Port is a 10-minute walk and the Intermodal train station is 15 minutes away walking.
Approx. €455 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring
Calle Sant Feliu, 1, 07012 Palma
Luxury Boutique Hotel Can Alomar is set close to the port in the heart of Palma by the tree-lined boulevard in the centre of Palma. The hotel has a sun terrace, featuring a spa, plunge pool and hot tub. It offers wellness treatments with spectacular views over the cathedral and the bay in the viewing tower. The rooms are spacious and are fitted with king-size beds and a seating area. There is free Wi-Fi in all public areas. There are numerous restaurants and shops close to the hotel. The Hotel Can Alomar is a 5-minute walk to the Almudaina Palace and Cathedral. The seafront is just 500m and the beach only 1km.
Approx. €364 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring
Almudaina 6 A, 07001 Palma
The Dalt Murada hotel is in Palma’s Gothic Quarter close to the port but in the heart of Palma. The hotel is a restored manor house with antique furniture and tapestries. Breakfast is served under lemon trees in a charming patio and there is a roof terrace with superb views of the cathedral.
The rooms feature wooden beams, chandeliers and original artworks, all have air-conditioning and a private bathroom. Being in the old Town it is only a short walk to many bars and restaurants and at the same time just 200m to sea and the Parc del Mar.
Approx. €112 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring
Plaza Mediterraneo, 8, 07014 Palma
Located midway around Palma’s horseshoe promenade. The Hostal has a terrace offering views of the bay, fitted with hammocks and parasols. There is free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Rooms come with the option of a private or shared bathroom as well as dormitory rooms. Palma train station is 4 km away, Believer Castle is a 7-minute walk and the promenade is only a 1-minute walk. The port is 2 km and Cala Major Beach a 5-minute drive away.
Approx. €45 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring
Camilo Jose Cela, 6, 07014 Palma
Hostal Pinar is located approximately around the middle of the Palma Bay, just a 10-minute walk. The hostel is 2km/1.25miles from the old town and the cathedral and is by Bellver Park. It has free Wi-Fi and a seasonal outdoor pool. The rooms are all air-conditioned and heated with private bathrooms. Shops, restaurants and many bars are within a short walk.
Approx. €40 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring
Avenida Joan Miró, 21, 07014 Palma
Overlooking the Bay of Palma, Gran Melia Victoria is situated in central Palma midway around the bay. Bellver Castle is only a 12-minute walk away and Palma Cathedral is 2.6 km. The hotel has a terrace with a cocktail bar offering views of Palma bay and the cathedral. There is a wellness spa, a fitness centre plus outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Some of the suites and rooms offer views of the sea and cathedral. Within a short walk from the hotel are a number of clubs and bars.
Approx. €264 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring
Francisco Vidal Sureda 23, 07015 Palma
Hotel GPRO Valparaiso Palace & Spa is set in the fashionable Bonanova district to the west of Palma. Set amid gardens, the hotel is high above the city and Palma Bay, terraces offering sea or mountain views, Bellver Castle is 4.4km/2.7 miles from the hotel. There are a couple of hotel restaurants, a piano bar and a poolside bar. There is a large spa with a hot tub, saunas and steam bath plus wellness treatments. The hotel facilities also include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, tennis and padel courts and a gym. All the rooms are spacious and modern, have a balcony with impressive mountain views or city views some with an in-room whirlpool tub. The suites offer living rooms and a Nespresso machine.
Approx. €206 per night double or twin room Autumn/Spring