Hotel Can Alomar

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There are quite a few very nice (and comfortable) hotels in Palma. They all have one thing in common: the wish that Palma will become an attractive travel destination even during the winter. So instead of taking a quick weekend trip to Paris, Rome or Berlin, everybody should come to Mallorca for some quality time hiking, dining and wining. Can Alomar in La Lonja is the perfect place to spend a couple of nights. The third hotel in a – so far – small group of luxury boutique hotels, the Can Alomar offers 16 big rooms with huge windows overlooking the famous shopping street Paseo del Borne. You cannot get any more central than this!

DSC_4614From the top of the roof you have a 360° view of Palma. It’s simply beautiful, and I can imagine having an open air massage amongst the leaves of the trees that surround the building. The hotel offers a range of Spa treatments and if the weather allows it, clients prefer to be outdoors. There is also a little plunge pool up here.

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The cathedral.

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The many rooftops of the city.

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Exclusive neighbors 🙂 Only the best…..

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The bedroom was a delight and I slept like a wee babe all night long.

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The bed is definitely one of the best that I’ve slept in throughout my visits to various five star hotels around the world.

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The manager Carlos Vásquez was sweet enough to give me room number 1. I liked that mucho.

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Carlos 😀

I was on the second floor, right around the corner from the simple but elegant dining room/bar and the adjacent lounge.

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These combined rooms are unassuming in all their elegance.

DSC_4662Part of the the lounge has a classic (and very comfortable) touch…

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…while the other part is very modern and completely without frills of any kind.

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Actually, that’s one of the – at least in my mind – the nicest things about Can Alomar. The ”no frills” bit.

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Wouldn’t you agree?

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The restaurant called De Tokio a Lima has a menu full of surprises. I took my friend Helen along to sample the Japanese, Peruvian and Mediterranean fusion cuisine.

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We shared a great many dishes but the ceviche and lamb were the only ones that made it into my camera. The meal was simply scrumptious!

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Naturally we had some fine red Mallorqiune wine to accompany the superb food.          Son Prim is a small, family winery located in Sencelles, Mallorca. In 1993 its owner, Jaime Llabrés, decided to replant the family vineyards with the aim of improving the quality of the wines that were produced year after year for personal consumption. As such, the old plants were substituted with grape varieties more appropriate for aging like Merlot, Carbernet and Syrah. At the same time, a new and modern wine cellar was built in time to inaugurate the first harvest in 2004.” The wine is exported to the UK (available at Harrods in London), Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and USA. For Marketing and Sales please call Marc Camand on +34 672 075 045

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There is modern art everywhere, and from time to time they change the paintings.

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Right now you can see some works by Francisca Marti. She is also exhibiting at the nearby Gerhardt Braun Gallery. But that’s another story to tell, stay tuned. The painting above is from her ”Tears” project.

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Yet another ”Tears” painting.

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This huge piece ”Victor Blue” is from the project ”The Fly”. At the moment it is decorating the reception area.

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But apart from the art, there are a few other nice details. Like this window that can be found in the……

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….stairway.

DSC_4657Genius at work.

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The restaurant has two huge terraces, both with a view of the busy shopping street below. Come summer, I can imagine sipping a drink (after the massage on the top floor) amongst the foliage of the trees.

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Swedish Sofia is a friend of my niece’s (such a small world!) and is an excellent receptionist. Although she is only 24, she speaks many different languages and I am highly impressed! Let’s hope she is there to greet you when you take in for the night (or the week). Rates range from 180 € – 520 €.DSC_4688

As I mentioned earlier, Can Alomar has two sisters; Can Cera (where I stayed last year) and Calatrava. As I am writing this, the group (which doesn’t have a proper name yet) is well on it’s way to add yet another boutique hotel. This time in the lovely town of Pollenca. If all goes as planned, they expect to open up in March 2016. So stay tuned!

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