Thursday, October 6, 2016

AMAZING HOTEL SANT FRANCESC - AND OTHER TREASURES IN MALLORCA

Our guest blogger this week is a Select Collection client and frequent visitor to Mallorca. This time Petra tried a new gem, Sant Francesc Hotel. Here is her review and tips on what to see and do on "the island that never ceases to surprise...."


SHE WRITES:

I usually choose to stay inside the city of Palma. I like the simplicity of having a rental car to get around the island during the day and then in the evenings enjoying Palma’s fine selection of restaurants, shops and trendy bars.

This year we had the privilege to stay in the incredibly nice Sant Francesc Hotel Singular in the old part of Palma, the Placa de Sant Francesc.

The area is calm and pleasant and the hotel has been restored to perfection. The building is from the 1800s and a good mix of design, colour and form has enhanced its character.

The rooms are large and spacious with everything you might want. We stayed in a Privilege room with nice balcony where we enjoyed a good cappuccino every afternoon with the establishment's Macarons.

The hotel's rooftop is magical. There is a captivating view over the rooftops with the Cathedral in the background. Their cava sangria is really good and a must to try; and every morning we enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast.

Images of Sant Fransesc:








Some tips around the island

During  the daytime we visited Pollenca, Deia, Ses Salines, Camp de Mar, Antraxt and several other wonderful villages.

This trip I really fell in love with some of them: Camp de Mar’s newly opened beach club Accona and restaurant Cassai in Ses Salines, the recently opened Fosh in Palma, Duke in trendy Santa Catalina and the classic Il Paradiso of course!





In Camp de Mar one sees the emergence of a luxurious resort with beautiful wooden decks along the beach, luxury apartments being built, and the newly opened Accana Summer Club located here.

Almost a must if you are visiting Majorca.
http://accanasummerclub.com/en/


Ses Salines has a completely different character. Simple and authentic. This is where the charming and trendy restaurant Cassai is located. The restaurant also has a beach house down by the beach - incredibly charming.
http://cassaibeachhouse.com/en/restaurant/


Cassai


Just outside Port Andratx is the Gran Folies Beach Club. Stunning views and not too many people. Visit it, sit in the shade, sip a glass of cava and enjoy the view!
http://beachclubgranfolies.com/es/inicio


Santa Catalina - a very trendy area of Palma. We ate at the trendy and aware restaurant Duke with surf 'n' turf theme.
http://www.dukepalma.com/#theduke

Fosh - Marc Fosh (one Michelin star) has several restaurants in Palma. This year we tried the newly opened Fosh Kitchen which is absolutely amazing!
http://www.marcfosh.com

Il Paradiso – An island classic that we visit every time. The view, the staff, the food, the atmosphere ... I can not describe in words how good this restaurant is!
http://www.ilparadiso.es

Il Paradiso


Eight days on Mallorca goes too fast. There is so much to discover and see. Every time we find new unexplored places on this wonderful island.

We'll be seeing you again!

For more about Sant Francesc Hotel Singular  CLICK HERE.

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