On a shorter visit to the Balearic island of Mallorca, basing yourself in the main city of Palma puts you in the center of the action, while travelers who have a few more days to spend may want to head out to a countryside retreat to get away from it all. No matter what lodging you choose, all of these hotels have a story to share.

 Hotel San Lorenzo

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The adults-only boutique Hotel San Lorenzo in the Palma city center started its life as a 17th-century manor house, giving it an air of distinction and exclusivity. Touches like gabled ceilings and dark wood furniture complement bright light and crisp white fabrics in the rooms.

Start off with breakfast, then relax in the bar and reading area or take a dip in the outdoor pool. When you're ready to explore, take advantage of the bike hire service or simply take a walk into the Old Town just outside your door. The hotel sits on a narrow street in the old fishing quarters, with some of the most popular restaurants, monuments, and museums just minutes away. 

Calle San Lorenzo 14

Posada Terra Santa

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The Posada Terra Santa is also in the Palma city center, but this former medieval castle offers relaxation that makes you feel miles away. It was once the mansion of Los Barones de Boixadors, and the medieval courtyard offers up an old-world ambiance. The modern restoration discovered artifacts from the 1500s, many of which were donated to the museum and some still can be found around the property.

Experience the barony's hospitality at La Despensa del Barón restaurant, one of Palma's top eateries, under the original Gothic arches. Stop for a drink amid the jasmine and orange blossoms of the Salón Inglés hall or visit the spa housed in a former grain silo. Enjoy the rooftop pool, gym, and library as well before you set out into the winding streets of the old town.

Carrer de la Posada de Terra Santa 5

Son Más

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Son Más is a rural accommodation outside the coastal town of Porto Cristo, but that doesn't mean sparse. This four-star lodging occupies structures that were once a 17th-century farm and sits on an extensive 20-hectare swath of property ideal for getting away from it all. All 16 of its rooms are considered junior suites and include private terraces.

The onsite restaurant expands onto a terrace and porch, with a changing daily menu and extensive local wine cellar. An outdoor pool is integrated into the landscape alongside relaxing lounges and terraces. Indulge at the spa with an indoor pool, massage area, gym, and sauna that offer stone massages, yoga, and other services, or take the drive into town for Sunday markets, secret coves, caves, and more.

Aptdo correos 346

Alquería Blanca

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Plush agriturismo Alquería Blanca sits in the center of the island at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site, ideal for travelers with their own transport. Some of the buildings were once part of a Moorish farmhouse and it's seen plenty of residents who have left their own artistic imprint on the property, including the main art nouveau building constructed in 1908. Rooms are decorated in the traditional Mallorcan style, with accents like stone walls and exposed natural ceiling beams.

Start with breakfast on the terrace, then take in the mountain and countryside views from the pool deck, visit the original oil mill that has now been converted into an all-purpose space, or say hi to the animals and orchard on site. The property is dotted with colorfully tiled lounges and reading corners and surrounded by native plant gardens where dinners are sometimes hosted.

Palma - Sóller road, km 13.6

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