Right at the start of the Passeig Marítim, easy walking distance from the centre, and well placed for public transport to the beaches around the Bay of Palma.
The main advantage of going for a purpose-built resort is that the rooms tend to be considerably bigger and often more comfortable. Here, all 88 of them are light-filled and generously appointed with pine wood beams, cool tile floors and spacious balconies for catching a few rays. They are split simply into singles, doubles and junior suites, each well equipped with mod cons like WiFi and a desk, satellite TV, air-conditioning and central heating. The furniture won’t win any design prizes, but it does its job offering comfortable beds, quality linens and generously sized, if somewhat clinical bathrooms.
The hotel has a couple of corporate-looking living rooms and a bar and restaurant, but its greatest asset are the terraces overlooking the port. For that reason, and something you might want to bear in mind, it has arguably more charm as a summer destination.
Eating and drinking
Guests consistently rave about the Mirador's generous buffet breakfast, but you are better off to hit the town for lunch or dinner.
Considering its location in the city centre, the Mirador has a good-sized swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers and my personal favourite: the kitschy terraces with bubbling fountains for sunset strolls. You can easily lose a couple of hours in the spa too, with its sauna, Turkish bath, indoor pool and Thalasso (water) pools. It is also well geared for golfers.
Staff are friendly and efficient. Despite its size, it does a good job of retaining a family feel.
Who stays there
A wide mix of clientele from all over Europe - lots of Spanish, lots of families and a fair number of people traveling on business.
Generally excellent value for money, with discounts offered on longer stays. Breakfast included.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Good quality, no-frills accommodation
- Traffic noise from road
- Cold, clinical bathrooms