Majorca offers some of the best accommodation options in the whole of Spain, ranging from grand deluxe hotels through to more bijou boutique and cheap and cheerful options. Palma takes the lion’s share in terms of choice, offering something for every mood and budget. However, there are some great seaside places and rural hotels (agroturismos) scattered across the island too, that are well worth seeking out if you’re looking for something extra special.
Things to consider before booking
• High season is July and August, when finding somewhere good to stay can be difficult and prices are high. Book well in advance if this is when you plan to come.
• For my money, the nicest time to visit is in the spring and autumn when you still get beautiful weather, but it’s a bit less hectic and generally more affordable.
• Winter months are quiet and can be wet, windy and extremely quiet. Chances are you’ll find many places outside of Palma shut, but you can get amazing clear, bright days that make it a good winter break if you stick to the city.
• Breakfast is often, though not always, included in hotel rates. Always double check to be sure. You can save euros by eating outside the hotel when this isn’t the case.
• IVA (value added tax) in hotels increased to 8% in July 2010. You need to take this into account on top of the room rate when calculating your accommodation costs.