Amid the narrow streets that crisscross Palma de Mallorca’s cosmopolitan old town, a 10 minute walk from the port is the luxury boutique Hotel Cort. Set in a 100-year old bank building it offers serene, spacious suites and a sun terrace with lounge beds, towel service, and bar service upon request.
Although being in the middle of the city, the nearest beach is just a fifteen minute walk. Set on Plaça Cort, this central plaza is home to Palma’s Baroque-era town hall and a centuries-old olive tree that acts as a natural meeting place for locals, making it the ideal base for visitors who want to uncover the real Mallorca, far from the usual ‘fun in the sun’ beach resorts.
Subtle nods to Scandinavia’s rich maritime history can be found in the hotel’s spacious rooms and suites, with framed maps on the walls and naked timber boards underfoot. Here, and in the bathrooms and private lounges, quality materials like leather, marble and local linen complement the homely yet indulgent feel. Each room is sound proofed and air conditioned and features a seating area with a flat-screen satelliteTV, a minibar and a private bathroom with bathrobes.
The restaurant serves Mallorquin and Mediterranean fusion cuisine and spills onto the sundrenched cobbles of Plaça Cort. The Raw Bar serves a selection of oysters, tuna tartar, ceviche and more. Both offer a local market cuisine where the elements are treated with the upmost respect, true to the “less is more” maxim. A wide range from wines is available from the cellar, either being local Majorcan wines, Spanish or international. In the mornings a fast ‘executive’ breakfast or an extensive ‘Cort’ breakfast is served.
The bar and terrace on the square acts as a meeting place for both locals and guests alike. It offers a large selection of coffees, drinks, cocktails, wines and cavas. 24-hour reception.
Your host: Tone Adserø
• 16 rooms & suites
• Hotel opened: 2015
• Architecture: Vicente Alcover Ripoll, Luis Alcover Ripoll
• Interior Design: Lázaro Rosa-Violán
• Bathroom amenities: Molton Brown