Praise for Mallorca's hotels and restaurants in the British press
If you're a regular reader of Mallorca Spotlight News then you're probably a discerning traveller who likes good food, good entertainment and good hotels. Over the years we've featured great restaurants, bars, shows, concerts and hotels as well as art and culture on the island as we believe that it has so much more to offer than the traditional view of it as a package tour, sea and sand destination.
This week, a couple of excellent reports in British newspapers have reinforced our opinion on Mallorca by using many of the hotels and restaurants that we've written about and recommend here.
London's Evening Standard (and also The Indepenent) has an article written by Amira Hashish called 'Design destination: Palma, Mallorca' which showcases some of the fabulous new boutique hotels which have opened over the last few years in some of the chicest areas of the capital. Under the strapline 'Mallorca's latest hotel openings offer great inspiration for chic Balearic Island style,' Ms Hashish waxes lyrical about;
The 14 suites and two double rooms have trademarks such as spiral staircases, balconies, private terraces or fireplaces. Every item has been meticulously sourced. Beach inspired rooms are saturated in Mediterranean colours of pine green, terracotta, cobalt and ultramarine.
Housed on the former site of a gothic-style palace built in the middle of the 15th century, the smart environment is filled with paintings and sculptures. Contemporary design is combined with period furniture making for a sumptuous setting.
An impressive renovation of a former townhouse in a 19th century building, it has a more minimalist style with blue hues that evoke a seaside setting. It is worth booking a room with a balcony that overlooks the bay of Palma.
For more information and booking, just click the link!
Heavyweight hitter The Financial Times has an article on Mallorca's superb gastronomy by Paul Richardson under the headline 'Balearic Bites.' His ode to our food focusses on the new breed of eaterie which has brought back traditional Mallorcan cuisine with a modern update....
He writes, “The idea of visiting Mallorca for its food is now entirely feasible — and you couldn’t have said that 10 years ago. A four-day stay last month — a gastronomic safari among wineries and olive mills, fruit and vegetable growers, restaurants and producers of such celebrated local foods as the pimentón-spiced sausage sobrasada — left me in no doubt that the island has embarked on a process of culinary self-discovery”
And you'll find his recommendations for fine food littering our pages in our articles over the years; Es Racó des Teix in Deià, Simply Fosh and Es Fornet de la Soca in Palma, Flor de Sal d’es Trenc in Colonia Sant Jordi, Gran Hotel Son Net in Puigpunyent, Restaurante Ca Na Toneta in Caimari, Restaurante Andreu Genestra in Capdepera, and Restaurante El Jardín in Port d’Alcúdia.
His list not only shows some excellent places to eat but also that you don't have to be based in Palma to experience fine food!