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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
stayed from 10/30 - 11/2. I will add that prior to Cap Rocat, we stayed at La Residencia for four nights and were blown away by La Residencia and so we had VERY high standards.
First impression: The facility was absolutely stunning. The design and decor all unique.
Our Room: As soon as we entered the room, we realized that it was extremely warm and humid. Our guide also noticed that so he asked us to turn on the fan. The AC was off for the season. The fan didn't really work that well, the room was disgusting. We called the front desk and they brought in another fan which made things slightly better. We woke up the next day and the room was gross again. To make thing worse, my wife's suitcase was full of ants and there were ants on the floor of the bathroom. We were shocked that at a five start hotel, they couldn't provide us with a better room.
3) Staff: Overall good with couple of oversights. One example was that we arranged for transportation to the airport through the front office. However, when we went to check out early in the morning, we were told that there was a mess up and so our taxi was 30 minutes late.
4) Food: breakfast was excellent. Everything else was mediocre. Dinning options at nighttime were limited.
Overall impression: My suggestion is if you have the money to stay at a nice place in Mallorca, there are better options. I will be going back to Mallorca next year but not to this place.
We have just had an unbelievable break at Cap Rocat that was perfect in every way.
The location is simply sensational, the way this historic fortress has been totally transformed is quite breathtaking. The rooms have an understated elegance, with beautiful furnishings and fabrics, but you can never lose sight of what the building once was.
The spa facilities are wonderful, offering totally relaxing treatments delivered by an exceptional team. Don’t miss out taking out the free hotel bikes, which offer a great chance to explore the local coastal Route towards Palma .... cycling for all.
We ate at both restaurants and could not fault either. The Sea Club is beautifully located down by the sea, and the daily catch was simply outstanding... The Fortaleza is quite simply a culinary delight, which along with the pairing wines put together by the extremely knowledgeable sommelier, provided us with a truly memorable evening.
Above all what makes this hotel stand out is the staff, and every member of staff without exception did their utmost to provide a discreet but extremely high level of friendly and personal service - nothing was too much trouble. We saw their professionalism shine through even when put to the test by some challenging guest behaviour! We take our hats off to you, you are an outstanding team.
We had such an incredible stay at Cap Rocat. The hotel was simply beautiful, the food was delicious, and everyone was so friendly. We had such a great time there and cannot recommend Cap Rocat highly enough!