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
Just returned from a weeklong stay. Probably the most unique and amazing property we have ever stayed at. From the history, to the spotless grounds, to the attentive, warm and friendly staff, to the amazing views, to the wonderful food, to the attention to detail, five stars across the board. Because of the low density of suites/guests (“never more than 60 guests” as a host put it) there were times when we felt like we had the property to ourselves. It is a bit isolated, but perfect if you are after a relaxing getaway. Each evening, as the torch lamps are lit, it becomes quite romantic. Not inexpensive, but worth every euro.
My husband and I recently returned from Cap Rocat. It is breathtaking and such a special hotel. The service is wonderful from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. The food is outstanding - the Sea Club is an absolutely gorgeous setting, though it doesn't rely on that as it serves absolutely incredible food. We are still dreaming of the dishes we had there and cannot wait to return. Small touches, like wrapping guests in blankets if there is a chill in the air, really make a difference. We expressed interest in tasting local wines and the waiter created a mini local red wine tasting for us with our dinner. Breakfast is also very special, selected the night before and delivered to your room at a chosen time.
Our room was very special - we were in a Cap Rocat suite and it was comfortable and beautiful. It goes without saying that the crown jewel of the room is the private daybed overlooking the Bay of Palma. We could have spent hours there.
The design of the hotel is out of this world. They really honored the fact that it is an old military fortress, with special touches such as bullets attached to the room keys and door handles shaped as bullets. I have never seen such perfect and gorgeous design. Not to mention, the entire grounds are hands down the most stunning I've ever seen.
Such a special place, and we are dreaming of our return.
I think it is clear this is a wonderful and unique hotel so I won’t repeat what has already been well said by others. It really is something quite special but with prices to match.
We booked one of the three Sentinel Rooms figuring it would be the icing on the cake of our trip however to be honest it just didn’t work for us.
Now in the interests of complete transparency we had very average weather during our stay so the outside space was pretty much out of play. This makes a massive difference but putting that to one side even if it had been usable the plunge pool is teeny tiny and not very inviting and the daybed will pretty much be in the shade most of the day.
The interior however is just a room – albeit a (small) cavern with two bathroom areas on either side. Not particularly luxurious or special and space wise very far from being value for money. Also pretty dark and indeed arguably dingy (although this would be improved by sunshine!).
In all honesty when I paid the bill we regretted not just taking a ‘basic’ room which would have been less than half price with way more space. I note in August that the rate is 2750 euros a night – I would have been gutted if we’d paid that.
The whole hotel and area is kept spotless. The staff can't do enough for you and everything is perfect. Being an old fort it is quite a unique hotel. We had their cheapest room but it was perfect, a fabulous size, with our own sunbeds and own dining area for breakfast. Sea Club restaurant overlooks the ocean and if outdoor pool is too cold the spa pool is kept at a wonderful 28 degrees
Loved this place. The setting seaside is spectacular and the way the old fort has been built into the surrounding cliffs makes for a really cool hotel.
We stayed in one of the Sentinal rooms... spend the extra... really special.
The food at both restaurants was fantastic, and the facilities and service are tops!