Hotel Dalt Murada, Mallorca
Living like a local. That’s my spirit on a holiday. A relaxing local, but still a local. If there is one thing I (Hunter Niels) don’t like, it’s a place full of other tourists. I prefer going to street markets where they stare at you, because they hardly see foreigners. However sometimes it’s a little bit difficult to find just that perfect spot, where you are surrounded by the locals, and really feel the vibe of the country or city. Some cities or places are touristic, which makes it more difficult to find that ‘Local fever’. Same could be said about Mallorca. Mallorca is a beautifull island with lovely nature and country side, white beaches, and one of the oldest cities in Europe (Palma), but it’s also known for the families or party-friends going there for the holidays in all-inclusive hotels. However I just found the perfect hotel: Dalt Murada. Dalt Murada is in the old city centre, which is romantic itself. Palma de Mallorca is one of the older cities in Europe. The centre of this old city is the Cathedral. Dalt Murada is located right next to this cathedral.
Hotel Dalt Murada is a former house. However since the family had so much real estate in the country, and it costs lots of money to take care of it all, they decided to make a hotel from the building. First they started as a small luxurious hotel which only offered suites. They had 8 rooms in total. However after the crisis it was more difficult to rent these huge suites, and they split the rooms and made a boutique hotel out of the place. Now they have approximatelly 23 rooms. The hotel is decorated in the style like the Mallorcan house was before. Throughout the hotel you find typical vintage furniture. For example closets with the families seal, old school baths and not to mention families paintings. Throughout the hotel you find paintings from the family: above your bed, in the staircase, in the bathroom. The hotel has a big Mallorcan vintage vibe. It really feels like you are in someone’s house. Moreover they have a backyard where you could have your breakfast, and a rooftop to enjoy the sun. Besides that the location is splended. You are in the middle of the historic centre, in 2 minutes from the big shopping street (Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Zara), in 5 minutes in the harbour, 15 minutes on the beach. Instead of going for a designer hotel, we really advise to stay at Dalt Murada. The traditional vibe, makes you feel like a local.
Hotel Dalt Murada, Carrer de l’Almudaina, 6Palma, Mallorca 0034 971 42 53 00