I’ve been going back and forth to Majorca every few months now for the past five years, and have stayed all over the island in just about every grade of accommodation there is. I keep going back and checking in for guidebooks and magazine pieces, and I’m always heartened by the fact that even old faithfuls seem to improve rather than nose-dive. The five stars and boutiques are of an exceptionally high standard for Spain, and they are generally surprisingly well priced. But I’ve also discovered some less obvious little crackers off the beaten path that have stolen my heart.
I like to stay at hotels that give me something extra, which doesn’t necessarily translate to expensive. On the contrary, I like a bargain as much as the next person, and so I’ve made my selection based on what I consider to be good value for money while taking into consideration a range of budgets. It might simply be a shoestring option with bags of atmosphere like the Hotel Born in the heart of Palma, or a classy combo of modern design and stunning cliff-top views like Can Simoneta, or a romantic winter getaway for long walks and roaring log fires at Son Palou, or a charming, family-run guest house that feels like home - as in Es Passarell.
The main thing is that I want to feel like I’ve been somewhere special, and with that in mind, my selections for Simonseeks each have something that I believe is worth shouting about.
* Simonseeks has given star ratings out of five for all accommodation
recommendations. With hotels, these will tally with the hotel's official star rating where
it exists. Where a hotel has no official star rating, and in the case of b & bs and hostels,
the experts have made a judgment as to how many stars the accommodation deserves, in terms
of comfort, level of facilities and so forth.
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