Hotel Feliz by Maxwell

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Address: Carrer Joan Miró 74, Palma, 07015, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.7

Funky, new city resort overlooking the Bay of Palma.

Claiming to be more than just a hotel (hence the term ‘city resort’), Feliz – meaning happy – certainly has the added extras to help your trip go with a swing. It feels a bit like being on a colourful cruiser and I love their slick design especially in the public areas and bold use of colour. But it's their activity-based holidays concept that stands it out - putting together themed packages for guests ranging from golf, to sailing, to romance.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.7
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.8
90%

Location

Situated on the road to Gènova, it’s a good 20 minute walk from the city centre - too far for some - but easily accessible by bus or taxi.

Bedrooms

At the time of my visit I got the sense that some of the rooms were still being finished. However, if the rest of the hotel is anything to go by they are going to be bright, cheerful places - antiboutique if you like - featuring bright splashes of colour across snowy white cotton sheets, which does a good job of brightening your mood. Choose from the basic but perfectly adequate Feliz room, honed in warm reds and oranges, plasma TV and a french balcony; Feliz Superior, in oceanic blues with harbour views, fluffy dressing gown and slippers; Feliz Deluxe, which has a large sitting area; Harbour or Bellver Suite, in muted charcoals and chocolate browns with a large sun terrace, sitting and dining room. All have brand new, but small bathrooms. Rooms on the fifth floor also have private terraces on the opposite side of the corridor. They don't have much by way of views but its a good place to catch a few rays.

Public areas

Feliz does lounging really well. There's a small bar-cum-coffee area in the lobby, a spacious lounge stuffed with deep, squishy sofas (an an overly prominent flatscreen TV), and groovy breakfast area. Outside, an ample, wood-decked terrace with big potted ferns, palm trees and modernist wire arm chairs and sofas on a raised platform surrounds a deep, dark plunge pool. The rooftop solarium has plenty of comfortable, cushioned day beds and a small spa is due to open in the spring.

Eating and drinking

A small cocktail bar painted shades of lavender and silver with repro Louis XVI armchairs in bright shades of velvet is where you'll get your welcome glass of cava on arrival, and its building a buzz among guests for a cocktail before heading out. I love the design of the dining room, and based on the club sandwich they fed me when I arrived very late recently, I'd say the bistro style food is well worth a shot .

Leisure facilities

Happy to organise lots of different activities so you can plan a bespoke holiday. As I said there's a spa coming soon and the pool looks magnificent (though too chilly to use at the time of my most recent visit).

Service

Super warm and friendly, and full of tips not only on Palma but the island generally.

Who stays there

A hip, young crowd. Mainly Northern European, a few Spanish.

Price advice

I think this is great value for a Palma hotel (the bottom line is it's not a cheap city to be in).

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Laid-back but stylish
  • Gay/lesbian friendly
  • Refreshingly colourful
  • Some areas to finish
  • Service needs attention
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