Situated in the heart of the historic centre of Palma, Mallorca, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular offers the perfect base for a fantastic city-break, romantic weekend or bolt-hole for year-round Mediterranean sunshine. The hotel is set within a former Mallorcan mansion, built in 1860, which was lovingly restored in 2015 and is home to 42 elegant rooms and airy signature suites, many of which have private terraces and balconies with views of the old town, three eateries including signature Mediterranean restaurant, rooftop pool and bar and fitness and wellbeing centre.
The stunning neoclassical building features characteristics typical of the magnificent mansions of Mallorca - large entrance doors, Mallorcan arches, a paved inner courtyard and watchtower with dovecote. Sympathetically renovated to provide guests with the ultimate modern comforts, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is a breathtaking mix of new and old, having retained traditional features including wood-beamed ceilings, covered veranda, stone floors and the original frescos and murals.
Unique architectural design has incorporated the history of the building beautifully into the modern hotel - the building’s original well has been converted into the gym, the stables into the Quadrat Restaurant & Garden and the ancient tower now houses the stunning La Torre Studio.
Interiors feature an eclectic mix of elegant pieces by renowned designers, both local and international, including Antonio Citterio, Jaime Hayón, Philippe Starck, Gordon Guillaumier, Stephen Burks, Piero Lissoni, Inma Bermúdez, Davide Groppi and Bernard Schottlander. A wide collection of hand-picked contemporary art provides an impressive and arresting backdrop -original works are displayed throughout the property, each carefully selected for the space and many specially commissioned for the hotel. Artists on display include Guillem Nadal, Riera i Aragó, Dominica Sánchez, Jordi Alcaráz, Bruno Olle, Miguel Macaya, M.A. Campano, J.M. Broto, A. Alzamora and E. Arbós
Sant Francesc is home to the Quadrat Restaurant & Garden, which showcases the very best of Mediterranean cuisine, located in the former stables of the palais. Headed up by Executive Chef chef Alvar Albaladejo, the menu is inspired by the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean with a modern flair. On warm evenings, guests can choose to dine al fresco in Sant Francesc’s lush garden.
The Chef’s tasting menu is always recommended and includes traditional Spanish dishes such as Paella-style toasted pan bottom rice with squid and red shrimp.
Sant Francesc guests can also choose to enjoy relaxed small plates at The Lobby Bar and Patio Mallorquín – this space is the heart of Sant Francesc and the perfect meeting point for visitors and locals in the city centre of Palma. Guests can relax inside or outdoors, on the Mallorcan-style courtyard, snacking on tasty tapas and sipping cocktails from the extensive menu that
boasts the classics as well as the bartender’s modern creations.
The jewel in the crown at Sant Francesc is the stunning roof terrace with breathtaking views across the city, sparkling swimming pool and rooftop bar. The Terrace is the perfect sunbathing spot by day, complete with delicious light snacks. By night, guests can enjoy sundowners against the panoramic backdrop of Palma.
The Singular Wellbeing, is a hidden oasis in the heart of the Old Town, featuring an extensive treatment menu designed to counteract the effects of urban life, using the finest products from Anne Semonin. Signature treatments include the ‘Mediterranean Sensation’ massage ritual, designed to de-stress and restore and the ‘Lemon Infusion’ face and body ritual, which promises to refresh and rejuvenate the entire body. Sant Francesc also features a 24-hour fitness room, housed in the buildings former water well, equipped with the latest fitness technology by Technogym.
This hotel is recommended by Myriam Kournaf-Lambert Managing Director - Château d'Audrieu / Château de Fonscolombe / Le Cinq Codet, France
"A deep breath of fresh air and elegance in the heart of Mallorca, this 19th-century palace feels like the holiday home of your chicest amigo thanks to owner Andrés Soldevila Ferrer’s inspired idea to ask his art curator mother to design the understated interiors. Rest assured she gave pride of place to the original arched doorways, ornate moldings and historic frescoes. Highly coveted perks here include your bound copy of Ferrer’s own address book, from locally distilled gin to the island’s finest handmade espadrilles, each adventure well worth pulling yourself away from the rooftop pool."