Are you ready for a little bit of walking? La Torre del Canonigo is right at the very top of Dalt Vila, beside the beautiful cathedral. It’s actually only a short walk from the heart of town, but a very steep one and very few cars have access – I found myself ditching high heels for flip flops after just one night. But the breathtaking views more than make up for any muscular aches and pains.
Canopy beds with flowing white drapes and elaborate cast iron bed heads add to the drama of this beautifully-restored place. I love the little posh details, like Ralph Lauren towels and Hermes products in the bathrooms – they made imagining myself as a medieval princess hardly a stretch of the imagination! Be sure to ask for a room with a view though – there are a few without, and it hardly seems worth the walk (or price) if you don’t get to make the most of the vista.
The reception area retains an air of medieval pomp and ceremony, with cherubs on the stone walls and high, arched ceilings, all of which look even more dramatic when lit by softly flickering candlelight at night. I love the communal roof terrace, where you can survey your kingdom stretched out before you, it's stunning at sunset.
Eating and drinking
There’s no restaurant in the hotel, however a basic breakfast is served between 8am and 2pm. Snacks and drinks are available with 24-hour room service.
The hotel’s exceptional concierge service can arrange anything and everything you need, whether it’s a boat trip, restaurant booking, chauffeur driven tour or club tickets.
Very professional and ultra friendly. Due to the hotel’s small size, the staff will always remember your name, a nice touch in my book.
Who stays there
History buffs, honeymooners and style-setters from around the globe – Jean Paul Gaultier is just one of the hotel’s famous clients.
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Very quiet
- Surrounded by history
- A steep hike home