What We Love
- Ordering a breakfast hamper of pastries, fruit, cheese and charcuterie to be delivered to the room
- Free WiFi
- The saltwater infinity pool with views over the Bay of Palma
What To Know
- Kids under 15 aren’t allowed
- Breakfast is included in the rate
- Mountain and bay views come with rooms whose numbers start with “4”, sea views with those that start with “2” or “3”
- The three Sentinel suites, separate from the main building, have private plunge pools and views of the sea you can see from bed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The historic appeal of Hotel Cap Rocat is apparent from the moment you cross the drawbridge: the ramparts, turrets, and other remnants of the fort, which was built in the 19th century and can’t be seen until you get close, elicit a tangible feeling of sanctuary. The views out over the Bay of Palma provide a fabulous backdrop to the many activities on offer here, from tennis on the clay courts and snorkeling in the water to deep-sea fishing and outdoor yoga on the terrace. Most of the two rooms and 27 suites were originally cannon emplacements; now, they’re marble and stone refuges that complement the marés sandstone of the fort’s exterior. Bathrooms have deep tubs and free-standing showers, while the rooms themselves, comfortably furnished, exit onto little paths and promontories left over from the fort’s erection. It all adds to the most delightfully unusual setting.
In the Area
The hotel provides mountain bikes for guests, and the staff can suggest popular routes through the area, or you can cycle along the coast to Palma (but be warned: even if you’re in good shape, the trip will take more than an hour). Otherwise, ask the hotel to provide a car for the 30-minute drive to the historic city, where you can shop for couture, have lunch on the water, or party the night away in the one of the glam cocktail bars. Nearer to the hotel, try the Michelin-starred Es Moli de’n Bou for tour-de-force dinners of Mallorcan classics, or go for something more casual at Restaurante Panorámica Playa, where you can eat fresh fish and paella on a terrace with a view of the sea.
How to Get There
Cap Rocat is on the edge of a cliff that was once a fortress. The rooms are spacious and kind of cave like. We had a delightful lounge bed that overlooked the ocean, where we could soak up some rays, or enjoy the sunset sipping a glass of the bubbly. The hotel is beautifully remodeled and has an outdoor seating area for Breakfast, dinner, and drinks, as well as an indoor dinning area. It rained the day we were there, so note, that the only way to get anywhere around the hotel, is outdoors. They do have golf carts to transport you around if you aren't into walking. Cap Rocat left the feeling of the fortress intact. You can almost sense the militica who once walked the existing ramparts.
The only negative we have: it was hard to find a server when we went to the bar because we always went early. They are not equipped for early bar diners. Things don't get going in Majorca until around 9.
A luxurious old fortress. The decor is sensational and keeps a Mallorca feeling throughout with iconic black and white photos of vintage Mallorca, Cap Rocat is totally private with stunning sea views, private beach and wonderful swimming pool. The 2 restaurants are delicious thanks to executive chef Victor. CR is without doubt the best hotel on the Island. Our suite had incredible views of the Mediterranean and Bay of Palma. Can not wait to visit again after their winter holidays.
We loved our recent stay at Cap Rocat, in Mallorca. The hotel was fabulously appointed, simple yet elegant, sheik but not tacky.
The service was equally fabulous! From the greeting staff, front reception peeps, to the spa, to the restaurants, housekeeping, room service.. All were excellent.
We ate at the restaurant down by the water, great food and a very dramatic setting. The walk down to the restaurant through the fort was stunning. Expensive but good food and wine, a great setting for a special occasion.
We were met at the airport by their driver, he took us to the hotel which has one of the best entrances to drive up to.
We were very well looked after, the staff and management couldnt be faulted. Our stay was very relaxing and the time flew by.
We will be returning.