Hotel Hospes Maricel & Spa
What We Love
- Quiet, secluded location just 15 minutes from bustling Palma
- The restaurant, which pairs gourmet cuisine with an idyllic seaside setting
- The Bodyna Spa stone treatment beds, in the arches of the natural caves at the sea’s edge
What To Know
- Although rooms in the modern wing have terraces and Zen pools, they lack sea views
- The swimming pool can get crowded
- In high season (summer), children 11 and under are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just five miles from Mallorca’s bustling capital, on the southwestern side of the island, Hospes Maricel & Spa is a resplendent cliffside palacio with sprawling views of the mountains and the sea. Behind the striking exteriors (inspired by 17th- and 18th-century architectural styles), the hip decor features parquet floors, ultramodern leather furnishings and traditional stone arches.
Bed & Bath
The 51 eco-conscious guestrooms take inspiration from Mallorca’s natural beauty. Plush beds and blond hardwood floors blend Hospes’s signature white motif, and contemporary art features in intimate coves. An underground tunnel, adorned in the island’s characteristic honey-colored drywall, leads to the main building. Here, rooms with mammoth bathtubs, terraces and private plunge pools — not to mention direct sea views — bring out the hotel’s contemporary charm and character.
The seaside terrace restaurant is a dreamy spot for breakfast and dinner, though herbivores beware: The gourmet tasting menu is not for the faint of heart. Dive into hefty courses of Mallorcan pie with Iberian ham and dense local bread that’s toasted, garlic-rubbed, salt-sprinkled, olive oil–drizzled and topped with juicy pa amb oli (fresh tomatoes). Later, swim it off in the infinity pool or splurge on a massage in the terrace solarium at the seafront Bodyna Spa, a perfect recipe for a siesta — until it’s time to eat again.
In the Area
Relax with a cave massage by the sea (after sweating off your last meal in a Pilates class) and bring relaxation to a whole new level. For a worthwhile day out, drive to Valldemossa, one of the island’s most beautiful towns and home to the monastery in which Frédéric Chopin and George Sand hibernated one winter. Or visit the beautiful cathedral in Palma, which has a magnificent rose window behind the altar that is said to be the biggest in the world. Don’t leave Mallorca without trying its signature arros brut (dirty rice), a hearty concoction of pork, rabbit and vegetables, or without wandering the streets of Old Palma, stopping for a coffee and an ensaïmades (a typical Mallorcan pastry) at Ca’n Joan de S’Aigo, which dates from the 1700s.
How to Get There
Breakfast lovers, look no more! This is what you need!
We have had the most amazing 10 course breakfast with marvellous views at this property.
It was such a pleasure meeting Juan whom is a very attentive and outgoing waiter, its a joy.
Good job! We will come back!
Beautiful hotel, great outlook over the Bay of Palma. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast and we had the half board option and thoroughly enjoyed our evening meals on the terrace. Definitely recommend it. 10 mins or so from Palma by cab.
We came for a birthday treat and only stayed Friday night until Sunday morning. The hotel design is really exceptional and has been executed with real style. We had the most amazing time and will be returning.
The setting directly over the sea is breathtaking and affords beautiful vistas day and night. The staff were so helpful even when we arrived very late at night and left very early in the morning. They provided a continental breakfast at 6 am, so kind! They also gave us great advice on where to go in Palma on Saturday night and arranged a taxi which arrived in 10 minutes.
The food was amazing and breakfast on the terrace a real treat.
The weather was perfect and we found sun loungers even though we arrived at 11 am.. I should imagine in July/ Aug you may need to get there earlier to get a lounger.. the infinity pool was beautiful and there was access down steps to swim in the clear sea below also.
We booked massages which were great and the best setting on boarded rooms directly on sea front. Beautiful to have the sound and view of the water lapping below.No spa music needed! The spa staff are also so kind and attentive. We looked round the gym and spa near our room and would have used it if we were staying longer..just beautifully done and very quiet.
Our room was lovely and in the modern annexe which we loved, only 2 minutes walk up a lovely path to the main building.
We ate bar food round the pool and ordered drinks in the day. Again lovely food and always a smiling service.
We couldn’t fault the hotel and only 20 mins from the airport and less than 10 mins by taxi to central Palma. Just perfect! Thank you Hospes Maricel for a wonderful stay.
Fabulous hotel, in a great location. Views from the pool and terrace are stunning and the staff are very friendly and attentive. The support from the two concierges was excellent.
Easy to catch a taxi or bus into Palma for culture, restaurants and shopping. The classy up-market marina, Portals Nous is a short taxi ride in the opposite direction and has a fine selection of bars and restaurants.
The only improvement needed is a reliable taxi service from the hotel, it is actually quicker to walk 5 minutes down the road to the taxi rank.
For running, the best routes are to turn left out of the hotel towards Portals Nous.
The spa facilities are superb and a great way to unwind or lose a few hours on a rainy day.
The 10 course breakfast is a real treat, book your morning off and enjoy!
We hope to return soon 😁
Hospes Maricel is a lovely escape located not far from Palma -- it's easy to go into town to shop or visit the cathedral. The service is five-star -- staff are ready to assist with whatever you might need. Rooms in the original building have just been updated and are truly beautiful. Classic design with very modern comforts.