The new Can Bordoy hotel is a spectacular restoration of a historic mansion dating back to Medieval Times by the local award winning architectural practice, Ohlab. The designers were guided by the principals of the Japanese art of kintsugi (repairing broken pieces of pottery without disguising inherent flaws) for the project. Signs of the building’s history and aging have not been masked but rather enhanced.
Located in in the heart of Palma’s old town, Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden features 24 suites; all exquisitely decorated with an eclectic mix of velvets, textured wall coverings, bespoke room bars, designer chairs, decadent sofas, antique Chinese cabinets, hidden television screens that serve as mirrors and ample bathrooms with deep bathtubs.
The public areas include a large bar overlooking the 750 m² garden, one of the largest private gardens in the Old Town. Extensive planting of more than 70 different species surround the garden (including the original cherry trees and an ancient olive tree) and provide privacy around the guest swimming pool. Inside, the main dining area leads onto the garden terrace where chef, Andrés Benítez, who has seven years’ experience working in Michelin star restaurants, has created a menu with the focus on local and traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
The hotel’s interiors are full of surprises; a private dining room with plants from the exterior trail up along the ceiling creating an original green canopy, another area features a ceiling festooned with decorative birdcages where afternoon tea will be served. In the basement, a spa area has been created within the original exposed 17th Century walls, complete with Jacuzzi. Prices start at 350 euros per night to include breakfast and local tax.
The Can Bordoy is consistently rated the best value in Palma de Mallorca! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
Can Bordoy is pet friendly! Dogs can stay at €150 (£132) per night with a package that includes daily walk, special food, one grooming session and a nightly treat.
Having been open for just four months, Can Bordoy is already in the Conde Nast Traveller’s prestigious list of the 50 Best New Hotels in the World.
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