Oozing history, class and beauty, Sant Francesc boutique hotel in Palma de Mallorca is set within a former Mallorcan mansion, built in 1860. It has been beautifully restored to retain impressive original features, which complement the hotel’s exceptional collection of contemporary art. With ultra-stylish rooms, a rooftop pool and bar with panoramic views over the old city of Palma, a signature Mediterranean restaurant and wellness centre, Sant Francesc Hotel in Mallorca is beautiful, elegant and utterly stunning.
Beautiful and exquisite, the luxuriously elegant Sant Francesc in Mallorca is an ultra-stylish boutique hotel set within a dazzlingly restored mansion house that can trace its roots back to 1860. The landmark hotel is a former manor house that belonged to a noble Mallorquin family in the 19th century. The masterly renovation brought back the building’s former grandeur, whilst forming a breathtaking backdrop that changes harmoniously between past and present. The designer furniture and the exceptional collection of contemporary art add striking modernity, while stunning original features such as the grand staircase and refined frescoes hark at the building’s heritage.
With a wow factor, the magnificent lobby sets the stage for the rest of the luxury boutique hotel. Every centimetre has been stripped back and respectfully restored from the former stables, which now houses the gourmet restaurant, an atmospheric patio and a lush garden, right through to the spectacular rooftop pool and terrace lounge area affording panoramic views over the Old Town of the Mallorcan capital and the Mediterranean Sea. There is also a well-being and fitness area, as well as 42 elegant rooms and airy signature suites, many of which have private terraces and balconies with captivating views of Palma.
Located in the heart of the historic centre, the ultra-stylish boutique hotel in Palma de Mallorca is set on the quaint Plaza de Sant Francesc, just a short stroll away from the stunning Cathedral and the waterfront.
This is a truly elegantly designed hotel, fusing the old with the new, perfectly encapsulated in the Yves Sant Laurent quote: “Fashions fade, style is eternal”.
Ultra-stylish accommodation with flawlessly elegant decor
With stunning interiors and luxury as standard, the elegant and individually styled rooms and suites have it all.
Thanks to the property’s historic character, each of the 42 rooms and suites are unique in layout and styling. Some have higher loft-style or classic period ceilings, or private outdoor areas – terraces, patios or balconies – with dreamy views over Sant Francesc square or the hotel’s garden.
The modern decor exudes sophistication with lime-washed floorboards, and fine textiles and bespoke furnishings. Beautiful lighting adds a warm, inviting glow to the rooms.
Elegantly furnished and decorated, the stylish accommodation is a sober palette of restraint and luxury. The rooms are swathed shades of cream, biscuit, grey and beige, giving a sense of depth and timelessness to the decor.
The smart bathrooms, of which 11 have baths, offer walk-in rain showers, twin black basins, plush towels and bathrobes, and Heeley deluxe amenities. All rooms include a Nespresso coffee machine, a drench shower, luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, a well-stocked minibar and air-conditioning. Thoughtful extras include a handy waterproof bag for wet swimwear, quilted hangers for delicate clothes and the gift of a black handbook with the owner’s favourite spots. Possibly the island’s most charming and inspired turn-down service is offered – a surprise is in store for guests – as well as a 24-hour room service menu.
The beautifully appointed rooms and suites in the boutique hotel in Palma de Mallorca range from 25m2 to 60m2. For something really special, book one of the Signature Suites; the Sant Francesc Suite and La Torre Suite.
A room to covet, the 60m2 Sant Francesc Suite is a magnificent room with a strong sense of sophistication. Period features and soaring ceilings lend elements of understated grandeur. The original ceiling frescoes dating from the 19th century have been meticulously restored to their former splendour. The timeless decor is accented with contemporary art, creating a sophisticated allure.
The suite features a spacious living area, whilst two French balconies overlook the emblematic square Plaza Sant Francesc and its basilica.
Boasting an exclusive and private environment, the sensational La Torre Suite – spanning across three levels – features a spectacular rooftop terrace and a double bedroom with a sitting area.
A very special feature is the private terrace on the very top floor that offers sweeping 360° views of the Cathedral, Palma’s Old Town, the Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains, unlike any other in Palma.
From the panoramic terrace of 30m2, one can admire a spectacular view while soaking in an outdoor whirlpool tub. The outdoor lounge area is complete with sunbathing options.
For the ultimate in space and luxury, book La Torre Suite together with the Privilege Room and/or the Junior Suite, which would provide access to two or three bedrooms.
The stunning neoclassical building features characteristics typical of the magnificent mansions of Mallorca – large entrance doors, Mallorcan arches, a paved inner courtyard and watchtower with dovecote. Sympathetically renovated to provide guests with the ultimate modern comforts, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is a breathtaking mix of new and old, having retained traditional features including wood-beamed ceilings, covered veranda, stone floors and the original frescos and murals.
Elegant restaurants and lounge bars in Sant Francesc boutique hotel in Palma
Executive Chef Alvar Albaladejo has created a ‘dawn-to-dusk’ food concept in the three eateries – the Quadrant Restaurant, the Lobby Bar and the Rooftop Terrace Bar – delivering original plates of taste from the familiar to the unchartered and from breakfast to dinner.
The hotel’s celebrated restaurant Quadrat, overlooking the private garden, is housed in the mansion’s erstwhile stables.
Meals can be enjoyed both inside in the chic dining room or al fresco in Sant Francesc’s lush garden. Decorated in muted tones of grey and brown with black accents, the smart-looking dining room is elegant and stylish.
Here, diners are in for a treat. They can savour the vibrantly creative cuisine that is inspired by the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean along with a hint of modern flair and occasionally flavours from other cultures. Crafted with the freshest, seasonal ingredients, the wonderful menu pays homage to the bounty of Mallorca – from both land and sea.
There is a varied evening à la carte menu and an exquisite gastronomic tasting menu, which is highly recommended. The dishes are beautifully presented and paired with some excellent wines.
The striking Lobby Bar and the peaceful Patio Mallorquín is a great meeting point for visitors and locals wanting to relax inside or outdoors in style.
Perfectly integrated within its historic setting of sandstone arches, the Lobby Bar is an exclusive area combining the mansion’s original architectural features with a sophisticated, modern design. Liveried in dark grey and black, it makes for a stunning statement. A delightful area, the tranquil Mallorcan-style courtyard is dotted with olive trees and occasional tables. The menu ranges from a delicious range of tasty tapas to an extensive selection of signature cocktails, wines, champagnes and sparkling wines. This is a must-visit place for cocktail fans where classic and innovative cocktails are served alongside ones created by the hotel’s mixologist, for example, Sant Francesc Cooler and Agua Bendita (Holy Water).
The jewel in the crown at Sant Francesc boutique hotel in Palma is the spectacular rooftop terrace with sweeping views over the Basilica, the old town and Palma Bay.
The panoramic terrace of 200m2 is the perfect relaxation spot by day, offering a 30m2 sparkling pool, a sun deck as well as a bar that serves light bites during the daytime. By the evening, this is the place to head for cocktails, whilst listening to soulful beats and watching the sun set over the historic centre of Palma and the Mediterranean Sea. After dark, the terrace area transforms into a sushi bar during the summer months – extremely popular with guests and locals alike.
Thoughtful wellness amenities
Guests can relax and be pampered in the hotel’s two stylish treatment rooms. The Wellbeing space offers an extensive treatment menu designed to counteract the effects of urban life, using the finest products from Anne Semonin.
A pioneer in the tailored skincare concept, the French firm Anne Semonin has created specialist treatments combining trace elements with essential oils and designs personalised holistic beauty programmes.
Signature treatments include the “Mediterranean Sensation” massage ritual, designed to de-stress and restore and the “Lemon Infusion” face and body ritual, which promises to refresh and rejuvenate the entire body.
The boutique hotel in Palma de Mallorca also features an intimate 24-hour fitness room, housed in the mansion’s former water well, equipped with the latest Technogym fitness technology, free weights and TRX kit. Personal trainers and yoga instructors are also available upon request.
Besides that, hit the Promenade of Palma for the morning run around the marina or take a dip in the Mediterranean or the pool on the rooftop terrace.
A coveted location in Palma’s atmospheric historic quarter
Superbly located in the beautifully historic Old Town’s heartland, Sant Francesc boutique hotel in Palma de Mallorca is secreted in the peaceful Sant Francesc Square with its eponymous basilica and its quiet cloisters. Stroll out of the hotel and be instantly mesmerised with Palma of times past: a walkable treasure trove of heritage and culture right on the hotel’s doorstep.
Major sights such as the iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, known locally as La Seu, the Almudaina Palace and the Arab baths are just a few minutes’ walk away. Pass through leafy Arabic garden patios, bohemian shopping districts, art galleries, foodie haunts and get wonderfully lost in the fascination of archaic Palma de Mallorca. The marina and the beach are all nearby. Palma airport is nine kilometres away.
Concierge services at the hotel include bespoke experiences, from wine tasting to helicopter rides to guided tours of the island to discover beaches, caves, mountains and culture.
Sant Francesc – a boutique hotel in Palma of staggering elegance and beauty that offers no-end of class and enchantment
Seamlessly fusing historic architecture of the past with the stylish elegance of modernity, Sant Francesc Hotel makes a chic statement in Palma de Mallorca. It is the perfect choice for the style-conscious traveller.
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