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
Fantastic hotel. The architect who renovated the fortress into a hotel (and now owns the place) is really talented. Everything is well thought and nice. Rooms are spacious and pleasant. Clearly a place to see and enjoy. The sea club restaurant offers simple and very good sea food. Staff is perfect. The breakfast is no buffet. Maybe the only con. But I get you do not waste a ton by doing so.
Cap Rocat Hotel was absolutely the best way for me and my family to end our vacation through Portugal and Spain.
Upon our arrival our whole family was stunned by the drama and beauty of the resort. The old Fortress makes for an unforgettable entrance that sets you up for a very special moment.
Jan facilitated our check in, much to our delight our rooms were ready early and Jan took an incredible amount of time helping us tour the property and get settled in. He was wonderful.
My in-laws were in a sentinel suite which is nothing short of incredible. The outdoor space and the view kept them in their suite and enjoying it for one of our whole days!
My husband and I had the suite Del Mar which was also gorgeous. Our own private cottage off of a gated path with a private plunge pool (with one broken chair not fixed until asking two people and finally someone came the last day), a view of the bay and the Cap Rocat beach.
Since we had been all around the country our main goal was to relax and we had no intention of leaving the resort. The itinerary was sun and spa.
Plenty of sun there was! Aside from our private terrace and pool, the main pool at Cap Rocat is tranquil and serene. Two days we had the pleasure of having Joan help us as our pool server. He was absolutely wonderful and attentive. He rectified a food preparation issue for us in an instant, and apologized with wine! He remembered us, and our room number and our preferences.
The beach service at first was non existent. We hit our buzzer many times waiting for someone to come. Didn’t happen until an hour or so when Pedro swoops in and saves the day (from a naked sunbather local sup snuck in!)Once Pedro was stationed there, service was friendly and wonderfully fast. Alejandro also helped us at the beach and intermittently through our stay and was friendly and genuine the whole time.
The spa was perhaps the most uneven part of our trip. We had confirmation of our appointments weeks ago, with my request to have a male therapist for my massage. When the spa team came to coordinate and confirm our appointments in person at our arrival, they were confused as to who we were and had some errors with our itinerary. This lead to the spa attendant Inma telling me my massage would be with a female. Once I expressed some frustration though, Inma went into overdrive to find me a male therapist due to another guest’s “cancellation.” It was much appreciated. My massage from Luc was incredible and my first ever Hammam treatment with David was great. My facial was bland but my skin still looks great so I’ll take it! Inma ensures our two afternoons at the spa went off without a hitch after that and even came up to me to say goodbye at the end of our stay. My in laws however said they both had mediocre experiences and were not treated as luxuriously as we were. Sounds like consistency might be an opportunity here.
Food on the resort is hit or miss with the Sea Club being the most accessible restaurant. Everything we tried was tasty although after having to rip apart my own lobster in the lobster rice, and cook my own T-bone on a hot grill, I wondered why I was working so hard at such a fine resort cooking my own food!
We had lunch by the pool and their burgers and wrap are suitable European interpretations of American pool food. Order the burger well done and it will come out a perfect medium rare. My first one was raw. The fortress restaurant was beautiful and food was well presented although we found the whole experience overkill and too fussy for food that is not as well-cooked as we had wished, especially after the Michelin experiences we had in San Sebastián a few days before.
On our last night we had a special dinner set up for us on the beach. It was beautifully done and a great way to end our stay- although at the end of our dinner our server disappeared. He literally vanished. We had to walk to the sea club to grab our check and transportation back to the room.
Breakfast is a highlight being served to your suite every morning via picnic basket, although one night the staff forgot to pick up our order the night before. However once I called, breakfast was brought immediately. Much appreciated!
We hope to return to Cap Rocat one day and hopefully not to long from now. Although not 100 percent seamless, i was impressed with how all hiccups were handled. That is the mark of a true five star resort. We were entranced by the experience and loved how special we were made to feel during our stay.
We stayed 5 nights in Cap Rocat, looking for a couple's time out in a beautiful surrounding, with no "buffet for breakfast" but a true "we welcome you" experience. At any single second of our stay, we felt we were special, and that makes this place so unique. Service level amongst the best I've experienced so far, the whole Site is truely special with lots of cozy details that makes you feel truly welcomed. Our suite, Nr 40, was amazing, and offerd a fantastic seaview from the terrace. We used the indoor pool which was one of the most spectacular pools we witnessed so far. Breakfast was amazing and served either on the terrace or in the room, we also had Tapas and drinks in the bar, which were also brilliant. All in all, one of the most amazing hotel stays I experienced, and we'll definitely return to Cap Rocat soon.
We spent the final group of nights of our trip to Espana at the Cap Rocat and would highly recommend if you want a quiet relaxation experience in a world class and architecturally unique environment and location. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room/bedding was superb and the views phenomenal. We ate every meal for 4 days at the hotel and never tired of the variety, options and professionalism of the staff. There are several menus available, haute cuisine, bistro, sea club and the lounge areas near the bar with its own tapas menu. The bar area has two fireplace rooms and we had a different musical experience each night (two difference pianist styles, a jazz duet, and a classical guitar evening. The spa treatments and recovery room were among the best we have ever experienced and the 2 pools were great even though it was early Spring. We also like the Aman group of resorts and Cap Rocat captures that flavor of experience as well. We plan to return and would highly recommend to anyone.
Cap Rocat beautifully capitalises on the original and unique castle design. We had a standard suite, which was spacious, with a separate seating area and desk (TV didn’t work as arial unplugged?). Bathroom had a shower, bath and twin basins. The location of the toilet / bide at the entrance of the shower area, separated by a glass door, is a tad unusual. We didn’t use the patio area or the sun loungers outside the room, as it was still cold. Outside pool is unheated, inside quite small.
The hotel Lounge area has two parts, each with a fireplace, which is nice and cosy. Live piano music (excellent pianists) is a lovely touch. Tapas and desserts are offered, which is great if you want something light.
Breakfast in the room is convenient. Pilates (amazing teacher) /yoga in the morning was great. Reception staff and services are delightful, as is the car handling service.
Our main gripe was the room / service - heating couldn’t be adjusted in the room without blowing the fuse and calling reception (we got to learn a couple of tricks in the fuse box and did it ourselves - unsafe?). Bathroom toiletries are unbranded - shampoo looks exactly the same as the body wash. Insufficient towels (haphazardly replaced). Unpleasant odour from the bathroom, if heating was off. Hand soaps are not changed daily. Flowers went dry, but were not replaced. Bed pillows are possibly the worst I have slept on in a 5* hotel.
Hopefully management will address before full season to warrant steep prices!