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
We were a little disappointed _ the reviews maybe gave us too high hopes
Out of season the attention to details seem lacking
Angel and Julian were amazing but other staff didnt seem to be so helpful _ even basic local information on taxis or attractions they weren't sure about
The room had some issues , which were fixed but at a 5 star we felt maintenance should be something they keep an eye on
The food was ok but again, maybe from out of season sometimes staff didnt know about things on the menu or the service was slow at times
Lovely sea views and pretty gardens and we could see the potential to be really lovely _ think we just got a bad time of year to visit
My partner and I were looking for a non weather-dependent plan for a very special anniversary.
We were recommended the Maricel Breakfast buy some friends and having been we could not thank them enough!
It lived up to the memorable occasion.
We felt very special and cared for as it seemed everyone else did! The waiter's warmth made up for the miserable weather and the fabulous variety of food; sweet and savory; brought all the color to the occasion!
Every detail was accounted for so every smile will be remembered!!
We can not thank you enough.
Amazing hotel, fresh and great architecture. Location by the sea is perfect, breakfast very good and great staff going the extra mile in service. Making our stay just fantastic and memorable! For sure we will be back.
We visited this hotel in October, and we found that the hotel was in a great position on the coast with fantastic views of the ocean. All the staff are very welcoming and we even had someone to come and park our car once we had arrived. The front office manager (Angel) was very courteous and very efficient checking us in, even though we had arrived very early on an early morning flight from the UK. We decided to quickly change and have a spot of lunch which consisted of mozzarella and avocado salad, which was absolutely delicious. The staff were very courteous and speedy which gave us the opportunity to head down to the pool for a few hours of sunbathing. All the clientele seemed to be very happy to be there and were chatting with each other. Even though the weather was a little bit inclement, it didn’t stop us having sundowners before heading out for dinner later. The breakfast the next day was delicious, again with the staff just wanting to help where ever they could. This hotel is clean it is well worth staying again, if you want to make your holiday that little bit more special. Enjoy!
This hotel exceeded expectations. Everything (even the scent in the lobby) was excellent. But it was the service that really impressed us. Particularly Yauci the concierge who executed last minute coordination for a private yacht and car rental flawlessly. Also, Anna, Laura and Luna were extremely helpful, friendly and thoughtful.
We paid to upgrade to the suite overlooking the pool and ocean and it was well worth it. We ate at the hotel restaurant for dinner our first night and the food and wine was delicious.