One of the oldest and most magnificent houses in the old quarter of Palma de Mallorca now houses the hotel Palacio Ca Sa Galesa. Dating from 1576, the house is now a 5 Star hotel that combines the best of antique furnishings and finishes with a completely personalised service and modern facilities. It also has the only swimming pool in the centre of Palma, and what a pool! This is no standard turquoise rectangle, but a beautiful roman-style bath under a vaulted stone ceiling surrounded by comfortable chairs, pot plants and classical statues.
There may be only 12 rooms (5 doubles and 7 suites) but there is lots of room to spread yourself here. Starting with the patio, you can relax by the fountain surrounded by greenery, then go inside to one of the two lounges full of antiques. There is also a bar laden with 17th and 19th century furniture, and if you’re feeling more energetic there is a fitness room and sauna. Up on the roof, the large sun terrace has impressive views across the gothic quarter, the harbour and Palma Bay. Throughout the house there are antique paintings and furniture, fabulous 19th century decorated windows, wall-cladding of Mallorcan pine, Puerto Rican hardwood floors and interesting museum pieces such as old French watches and items of marble and brass.
Each of the guestrooms is named after a musician or a piece of music. Again, there are elegant furnishings, silk curtains and antiques, and all the comforts one would expect, right down to non-misting mirrors in the bathrooms and bathrobes and slippers. The bathrooms are decorated with mosaics from Paris or hand-laid Mallorcan stone and each has either a hydro-massage bath or shower.
Palma’s old quarter is centrally located yet quite the antithesis of a city-centre location. It’s relatively quiet, convenient to the marina and harbour, all the sophisticated bars, restaurants and shops of Palma, and within easy driving distance of every part of Mallorca. Ca Sa Galesa is ideal for much more than just a city break.
Expensive, yes, but quality and service has to have a price. Whatever you want or need, one of the staff will arrange it for you.
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Wander amongst our antiques, take a swim in our unique swimming pool, enjoy an energising massage or a relaxing aromatherapy treatment, sit by the fireplace to read or listen to the tinkle of a fountain. Go up to the sun terrace where you can gaze out over the panoramic vista of the Bay of Palma, to an infinite blue such that you can't even tell where the sea ends and the sky begins.
Room with a double bed or twin beds with a writing desk. Complete bathroom with jacuzzi-hydromassage bath and integrated shower.
Larger than the double room, the main area has a double bed and a small lounge with sofa beds for two people. Complete bathroom with jacuzzi-hydromassage bath and integrated shower.
The three areas comprise a bedroom, lounge without separating door and a complete bathroom with jacuzzi-hydromassage bath tub and separate power shower.
The three areas comprise a spacious lounge with a double sofa-bed and are separated by a door, there is a bedroom with a double bed or two singles and a complete bathroom with jacuzzi-hydromassage bath tub with integrated shower and separate power shower.
Quite a star feature is the Monet Kitchen, a bright yellow room decorated as a replica of the room in a Claude Monet painting. Stop here in the afternoon for a coffee or tea (imported directly from Harrod's) and some delicious Mallorcan cakes.
Breakfast is served in "El Café Ricks", or your own room, or wherever you choose.
The large dining room offers an a la carte service throughout the day, arranged in advance. You can also choose half-board or full-board options.
Room service will bring breakfast or a choice of drinks and snacks to your room or wherever else in the hotel you may have chosen to relax.
Bars and restaurants
Historic sites: Old quarter, Palma cathedral, Almudaina Palace, Arab Baths
Palma harbourside and marina
Theatre and Opera
Places to visit:
All of Mallorca is within easy driving distance.
Andratx & Puerto de Andratx
Rugged north-west coast
Calas of the east coast
Long sandy beaches (Es Trenc, for example)
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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|Beautifully appointed and decorated, in a quiet street just behind the cathedral, and comfortable walking distance of the whole city centre. Discreet and very friendly staff. Bathrooms are wonderful with all the proper soaps, colognes etc. As many towels as you want etc. Pillow menu from soft to firm! M.H.|
|What a gem - hidden away behind iron gates - beautiful rooms with wonderful jacuzzis and delightful toiletries....plus an enclosed patio for coffee and drinks in the morning or afternoon and a fantastic roof terrace overlooking the cathedral.|
Guest Rating: 9.0 / 10
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In the hotel
- Bar (complimentary sherry in the evening)
- Two lounges
- Breakfast room
- Monet Kitchen (complimentary afternoon tea)
- Roof‑top Terrace (complimentary refreshments in spring and summer)
- Swimming pool (seasonal)
- Beauty and health treatments
- Free Wi‑fi
- Laundry service
- Baby‑sitting service
- Bicycle hire (free)
- Car parking
In your room
- Wi‑fi Internet connection
- Satellite TV
- Tea and coffee
- Choice of pillows
- Air conditioning and heating
- En‑suite bathroom
- Bath service (bath salts
- essential oils
- Bathrobes and slippers