Convent de la Missio is tucked away down a lane in Palma''s busy old quarter, so when you pass through its opaque glass entrance you will find its calm minimalist atmosphere a surprising contrast. The Mallorquin architect owners spent 3 years transforming this 17th-century convent into one of Palma''s most stylish and sophisticated hotels.
Inside, the use of light and space is exceptional: the original high vaulted ceilings and limestone walls have been retained and fused with cutting-edge design, natural materials and large windows. There''s a sleek bar, a superb restaurant and a funky sitting room complete with bean bags, glossy design books and a log fire for winter evenings. The 14 cream and white bedrooms are light and airy with wafting muslin, pale oak floors and ultra-chic bathrooms. Best of all, they are peaceful. Other delights include a Zen-inspired roof terrace, a whirlpool and sauna down in the old crypt that''s free for guests to use, and an art gallery featuring ceramic and photo exhibitions.
Welcome to Hotel Convent de la Missió! There are many great attractions nearby, including Mallorca Cathedral, Bellver Castle, Fundacion Juan March and Juan Miro Foundation. Also close by are Plaza Mayor de Palma and Plaza de Mercat.
Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at this 4 star Palma de Mallorca hotel''s restaurant where you''re sure to find something to suit your taste. No matter how busy you are, take some time out to de-stress as you will find a spa tub and a sauna on site. Guests can also enjoy drinks as there is a bar/lounge.
Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide express check-in and express check-out. The lobby has a fireplace creating a cosy ambiance where you can sit and read your free newspaper. Free wifi is available. If you need to work while away, then this hotel has conference/meeting rooms for hire and audiovisual equipment. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, air conditioning in public areas, an elevator (lift), laundry facilities and a roundtrip airport shuttle.
Hotel Convent de la Missió has a spa tub and a sauna. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Business amenities at this 4-star property include small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. Dining options at this Palma de Mallorca hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is available. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and a fireplace in the lobby. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request).
The hotel''s glam contemporary restaurant is under the direction of Marc Fosh, one of the best chefs in Spain. The concept is called Simply Fosh, offering casual, stripped-down versions of his upmarket cuisine. The menu might include starters such as classic mediterranean fish and shellfish soup or marinated tuna with avocado, coriander and white tomato consommé followed by mains of red pepper crusted hake with white beans, saffron and fresh clams or lamb ragout with lemon polenta and thyme. The scallops with bacon and truffle sauce is exceptional. Deserts are inventive: perhaps preserved lemon cream with sweet dukkah and a cherry-rosewater sorbet or chocolate and olive oil truffle with flor de sal and raspberry-red pepper jelly. When we revisited in 2012, we especially loved the white chocolate parfait with coconut ice cream and blackberry reduction. The midweek set lunch menu is a snip - see Rates.
Palma has a wealth of historical and cultural places to see, and many important sights such as the Le Seu Cathedral are close by. See our Palma guide for details.
Shop until you drop in the many nearby boutiques, then have a massage and relax in the hotel''s whirpool bathand sauna
Stroll around Palma''s harbour, home to some of the world''s most expensive yachts.
Take a cocktail at Palma’s most famous bar Abaco, an old Moorish palace filled with art, music and beautiful people (15-minute walk) or enjoy a beer in one of the outside cafes in La Lonja.
Every evening in August there are free open-air concertsand movies around the city.
Visit an art gallery - the Fundacio de Caixa or Joan Miró''s old house are recommended.
There are numerous golf courses near Palma - the hotel can arrange tee times and discounts.
Take the scenic mountain journey to Soller in Mallorca''s oldest wooden train (the station is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel) For more info and train times click here
All 14 rooms are stylish, elegant and comfortable. Decorated with great care and predominantly in white and cream, they make the perfect antidote to the summer heat. Solid oak floors, white-washed walls, high ceilings (some vaulted, some beamed) and subtle modern artworks create a feeling of light, space and pared-down luxury. Anything which might spoil the look is hidden away in slick white cabinets (a satellite TV, the minibar etc). An antique Mallorcan desk, squishy armchairs and gorgeous cream woolly rugs soften the contemporary look.
Some rooms have modern four-poster beds romantically draped with swathes of white muslin. Others have large kingsize beds. All are firm and comfortable with crisp white linen, piles of soft pillows and fine mohair throws. Chic design continues through into the limestone, chrome and glass bathrooms complete with bathrobes, slippers and Azzaro toiletries. Some of the larger rooms have teak-decked balconies overlooking the central patio and pretty church; clever bamboo and wooden screens hide the large apartment block next door.
Choose from 3 room types:
Superior Double: most of these rooms overlook the lane at the front of the hotel. Some have 4-posters, others are laid out on 2 floors; a couple are a bit smaller (great for singles). My favourite is the white-beamed attic room (No 15), located next to the roof terrace and with views of the church. (Please note that this room is on the 4th floor and the lift only goes as far as the 3rd).
Junior Suite: All 3 junior suites feel fresh and spacious. No 7 and No 11 both have private balconies overlooking the central patio. No 8 is a larger room but has no balcony.
Suite: My favourite suite is No 6 with its sitting area and bright bathroom opening onto the terrace. No 2 has a Jacuzzi bath and a sitting room overlooking the central patio but no terrace and the adjoining bedroom is slightly dark. No 3 has no balcony but is very large and has a 4-poster bed. All suites have swanky mod cons such as Nespresso coffee machines.
Situated in Palma de Mallorca, Hotel Convent de la Missió is close to Fundacion Juan March, Mallorca Cathedral, and Bellver Castle. Also nearby are Juan Miro Foundation and Plaza Mayor de Palma.