A romantic dinner at Palma’s best Italian restaurant

Best Italian romantic restaurant Ritzi Palma

It is always a great time to show our loved one how much we care. At BO Hotel we truly believe that there is not just one Valentine’s day or one anniversary dinner a year, there is time to enjoy each other’s company every time we feel like it! And what says ‘I love you’ better than a lovely romantic dinner?

 

At Ritzi Palma, a modern decorated restaurant located inside BO Hotel in Palma’s beautiful neighbourhood La Lonja, we take romance very seriously and provide the perfect atmosphere for a nice and relaxing evening. Our restaurant has been beautifully designed to provide a relaxed, yet sophisticated feel for our guests.

 

The most romantic Italian dinner in palma

 

Best Italian romantic restaurant la lonja Ritzi Palma

 

Our gastronomic concept is defined by the exquisite Italian cuisine, but still has some Mediterranean notes. The first-quality ingredients are both, local and international, giving you nothing but the best. The kitchen team, led by talented chef Giancarlo Mellone, is constantly innovating to change the menu according to the season. On our menu you will find signature dishes like homemade pasta and spectacular meat directly from the Josper grill in addition to delicious fish directly from the harbour, colourful salads made with fresh Majorcan ingredients and, of course, Italian homemade desserts.

 

Best authentic Italian romantic restaurant Mallorca Ritzi Palma

 

But the #RitziPalma experience wouldn’t be complete without an outstanding service. First-class service is crucial for us and for our customers, as we want you to visit Ritzi Palma every time you want to have the best Italian dinner in Palma.

 

 

Our sister establishment, Ritzi Puerto Portals, and our Ritzi Palma stand for authentic Italian cuisine, served with warm and professional hospitality in a stylish but comfortable setting. Our authentic Italian restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner. We serve a weekly three-courses lunch menu in addition to our á la cartè options.

 

Enjoy a romantic dinner in Palma’s old town at Mallorca’s best Italian restaurant, Ritzi Palma!

How to get from the airport to Palma’s centre

from the airport to palma mallorca bo hotel la lonja

Many of our guests have often asked us about the best way to get from Palma’s airport to the city centre. And as we find this information to be very useful for everyone staying at BO Hotel and also for everyone traveling to Mallorca soon, we are happy to share the easiest and quickest way to get from Mallorca’s airport to the city centre in Palma.

The best way to get from Palma’s airport to the city centre

 

First option: Taxi / Cab. As soon as you land in Palma’s airport and get outside the entrance hall, you will see a sign of a TAXI, which you need to follow to stand on the line of travelers waiting for taxis. As the airport is only 15 minutes away from the city centre, the taxi won’t take long and won’t be expensive. You will spend about 20€ to 25€ depending on the amount of bags you have with you and will get to the city centre in no time.

 

from the airport to palma bo hotel

 

Second option: Bus. The public transportation in Palma is efficient and quick and there is a bus going from the airport to the city centre from early in the morning until late in the night. The bus (number 1) costs 5€ per person and kids under 5 years travel for free. It leaves the airport every 15 minutes and takes about 30-40 minutes to get to the city centre (Plaza España).

 

from the airport to palma bo hotel la lonja

 

Third option: Transfer. There are many private companies providing transfer services for every traveller landing in Palma’s airport. It assures you direct transportation to your hotel and there are both, private and shared transfers available. Normally transfers are minibuses with professional drivers, who will be waiting for you at the meeting-point. Many hotels provide specific transfer services, which is why if you’re thinking about this option the best is to contact us at booking@bohotel.com to offer you the best transfer company to get you from the airport to Palma’s city centre, more concretely our hotel, located in Palma’s bohemian neighbourhood of La Lonja.

 

Last, but not least, there is always the option of renting a car. Many companies are located right inside the airport to offer you their wide range of cars of all sizes and types. But if you are looking to discover the city centre from its inside, we don’t recommend renting a car, as parking is highly difficult and expensive in Palma’s city centre. It is much better to explore Palma’s old town by foot and maybe rent a car for one or two days when you decide to visit the rest of Mallorca while staying with us at BO Hotel.

 

We will be happy to assist you when choosing the perfect transportation from the airport to Palma’s city centre!

Rent a car for a day and go to… Alcudia’s Albufera

rent a car and go to albufera mallorca Bo Hotel Palma

Whenever you’re staying in BO Hotel, you will discover the beautiful old town of Palma right from its heart. But we have thought of a new way to offer you interesting recommendations and more tips about this beautiful island we’re lucky enough to call ‘home’ and will now offer you some articles that will go by ‘Rent a car for a day and go to…’ What we would like to achieve is for you to get to know the entire island, as you will quickly see that there is a lot to see all over Mallorca.

Today we would love for you to discover one of Mallorca’s most impressive natural parks. So…

Rent a car and go to… ‘S’Albufera Natural Park in Alcudia’

 

About 5 kilometres south of Port d’Alcudia in Mallorca’s northwest the S’Albufera wetlands amaze visitors every day with incredible bird watching, being a paradise for nature enthusiasts. S’Albufera, the largest and most important wetland area in the Balearics, is a former lagoon separated from the sea by a belt of dunes, which for many centuries – but especially in the last two as a result of human influence – has filled up with sediments converting it into an extensive flood plain. The Natural Park affords protection to some 1708 hectares of marshes and dunes.

 

rent a car and go to albufera alcudia mallorca Bo Hotel Palma

 

The name derives from the Arabic for ‘lagoon‘, but the site has been exploited since Roman times. A British company, which subsequently went bankrupt, drained the wetlands for agriculture in the l9th century; the network of canals dates from this time.

 

rent a car and go to albufera alcudia nature mallorca Bo Hotel Palma

 

Birdwatchers come to Mallorca from all over Europe to see rare migrants here like Montagu’s harriers and Eleanora’s falcons; species breeding here include stonechats, moustached warblers and the long-eared owl. Ospreys leave their breeding sites on the cliffs to come here to fish; peregrines and hoopoes live here all year round.

 

rent a car and go to albufera alcudia birds mallorca Bo Hotel Palma

 

The basis of S´Albufera´s ecological richness is water. The virtually permanent inundation of much of the Natural Park provides favourable conditions for vegetation growth and variety according to the depth of water, proximity of the sea and type of terrain. The range of plant species gives cover and food to a multitude of animals, which in turn are food for many more. Due to the abundance of water the diversity of living organisms (known as biodiversity by scientists) is very high, indeed S´Albufera’s suite of ecosystems supports the greatest biodiversity of any site in the Balearics.

BO Hotel: the perfect boutique hotel, where luxury, style and comfort combine

At BO Hotel we have one aim: to offer you the most unforgettable and luxurious holiday you have ever experienced. We are very fond of the beautiful city of Palma (as we always tell you on our city-lover blog) and we think that this scenario already is an idyllic starting point to spend the holidays of your dreams.

 

 

 

 

But when it comes down to choosing BO Hotel, not only our location plays an important role. Our luxury boutique hotel in La Lonja is an oasis where luxury, style and comfort combine perfectly to become your home away from home.

 

 

 

 

BO Hotel is a four-star plus hotel, which welcomes travelers all around the world and is specially designed and conceived for travelers interested in culture and getting to know the city they’re in in the most authentic way.

 

 

 

 

BO Hotel welcomes you in a charming 19th-century building, which was renovated with impeccable style, combining elegant and discrete modernity with traditional elements and Majorcan style and feel. Once you enter our city boutique hotel, the welcoming atmosphere will make you feel comfortable right away.

 

 

 

 

At BO Hotel, a centrally located oasis in Palma, you will feel the Mediterranean flair of the city, while being pampered at every minute. It all starts with our signature breakfast, the perfect way of starting your day! After walking around Palma’s old town you can come back to us to enjoy some of Palma’s finest Italian cuisine, where chef Giancarlo Mellone and its team amaze hotel guests and visitors with delicious à la carté dishes and a daily lunch menu; after lunch you can do one of our ‘Not to miss in Palma – activities’, which you will find on our blog before wrapping up a perfect day with some room service, a spa treatment or a glass of cava enjoying the spectacular view from our rooftop. Sounds idyllic, right? That is exactly what we are ready to offer you when booking your room with us! And don’t waste more time, book directly on our web to get the best price and some exclusive benefits.

 

 

Come visit BO Hotel, where luxury, design and comfort combine!

New fashion brands opening in Palma

Palma is a cosmopolitan, modern and lively city that we are lucky enough to call our home. With a wide range of cultural, sports, shopping and leisure activities, this city seems to be moving faster day by day. And as BO Hotel is located in the most beautiful part of the city, its old town, we are always the first to know when something new is happening in Palma.

 

In the past years Palma de Mallorca has drawn the attention of many well-known designers and brands, as it has also been becoming an exciting shopping destination for people all over Europe. And during the past months we have welcomed three new brands which we would love to highlight, as they meet the standards and taste of all of us at BO Hotel.

 

New brands opening in Palma

 

 

Sandro: this brand is part of the French group in charge of Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, Sandro opened its doors in Palma last October. The first Sandro shop in the island is located on the corner of Jaime III and Paseo del Borne, where Loewe used to stand. With 300 sqm and two floors, this shop has become a must for everyone shopping in Palma’s centre.

 

 

Pic: Fashion Network

 

 


Jorge Vázquez:
this Spanish designer has started this year strong. His shop in Palma is the third he opens in Spain, coming after the openings one shop in Madrid and another in A Coruña. Taking over the free space left by Angel Schlesser in Calle Nicolás, the women clothing line has a 100 sqm space right next to some of our favourite shops in Palma, like Essentiel or Patrizia Pepe.

 

 

 

 

Castañer: for many years Castañer has been a shoe brand known by everybody. This is due to its elegant models, its constant innovation, its quality and the clear understanding this brand has of the modern woman and man.

 

 

 

Even though this brand already had selling points in Palma, recently the shoe brand opened its own store at Calle Unión number 8. Ideal!

 

Not to miss in Palma: get lost in Palma’s old town

You cannot imagine how much we enjoy thinking about the next ‘not to miss in Palma’ we suggest our readers, friends and guests. It is hard to stay still and only share one or two per month, as we feel that there are so many things we could recommend about doing, seeing and / or enjoying during your stay in Palma. So today we have thought of something that is actually very easy to do, but is not always on a list of sightseeing in Palma.

Not to miss in Palma: get lost in Palma’s old town

BO Hotel is located in La Lonja, a beautiful, little and Bohemian neighbourhood in the heart of Palma’s old town. La Lonja is actually a neighbourhood consisting of no more than 10 cobbled streets with a main attraction, which is the La Lonja building. But Palma’s old town has more to offer than this emblematic neighbourhood and this is why we would love for you to take one morning or afternoon to just get lost in the little streets of Palma’s old town.

 

 

Once you get started you will see that there are many pedestrian streets you can explore, combined with regular streets that will guide you all around this part of the city. Old manors and amazing architecture will catch your eye while you walk with no clear destination and you will be able to imagine the city’s life in the past centuries. Many of the old little palaces and manors still have their interior courtyards (known as ‘patios’), giving many spots a unique and special charm.

 

Moving around Plaza Mercat and in direction to Plaza Cort, many modernist buildings will also catch your attention, as Gaudi’s footprint is easy to see around Palma.

 

 

Another thing that will amaze you are some little hidden alleys with stairs connecting important streets with one-another and offering even more secrets to unveil while exploring Palma’s city centre. All around little (and not so little) shops await offering Majorcan and international clothing, gourmet products and much more. If you decide to follow our advice and get lost in Palma’s old town, you will enjoy a relaxing tour combining culture, history, shopping, architecture and a city with a story that is dying to be understood and told in hundred of different ways.

 

As usual, the BO Hotel front-desk team will be happy to give you some directions regarding where to go to and is ready to give you all the answers you were looking for about this magical city called Palma!

Why luxury boutique hotels are the perfect way to explore a city?

Whenever you are visiting an interesting city it has become more and more popular the choose smart boutique city hotels over large complexes. At BO Hotel we would love to tell you why a luxury boutique hotel like BO Hotel is just the perfect place to discover and enjoy the city in the most authentic way possible!

 

When visiting BO Hotel you need to know that we are city-lovers. We do want you to have a luxury vacation where you will be pampered from sunrise to sunset, but we also think that luxury also is getting to know the city you are visiting from the inside, from its heart. So the first thing to take into account when choosing to visit a city is the location of the hotel you’re staying at.

 

 

BO Hotel is located in the lively neighbourhood of La Lonja, in Palma’s old town, offering you a unique insider view and position when it comes down to unveiling the secrets of the beautiful town. But not only does location play a fundamental role when choosing your holiday destination, but also the philosophy behind the concept of the hotel you chose. At BO Hotel we put our clients first. YOU deserve to be taken care of, to relax, to focus on yourself and to recharge while on a vacation, which is why even being a boutique hotel, we do offer all services, facilities and items you would hope for when booking a luxury holiday.

 

 

One thing is for sure: you will be extremely confortable at BO Hotel and we will make sure you have everything you were wishing for.

 

Last, but not least, at BO Hotel we put all our insider knowledge at your disposal and you will get a real sense of what Palma is like, what it has to offer and how to make the most of it no matter if you’re here for a weekend or more than a week. We are ready to have you at our luxury boutique hotel in Palma’s old town!

Not to miss in Palma: dine at a local market

At BO Hotel, as you already know, we love to give you our tips of what to do in this beautiful city called Palma. Last month we inaugurated our new section ‘Not to miss in Palma’ and now we are continuing with it by giving you another lovely insider tip of what not to miss when visiting the capital city of the Balearic Islands and staying at our luxury boutique hotel in Palma’s old town.

 

Today we would love to recommend you to visit and dine at a local market in Palma. All over the island there are local farmer markets taking place once or twice a week. But in Palma’s capital city there are also another version of markets which are great to be visited by foodies looking to have an authentic Majorcan dining experience.

 

There are two of Palma’s markets to dine at that we would recommend to you for your Palma visit: Mercat 1930 and Mercado Gastronómico de San Juan.

Gourmet markets in Palma de Mallorca

 

Mercat 1930 in Palma: The newest addition to Palma’s gastronomic scene, Mercat 1930, is located on Palma’s ‘Paseo Marítimo’ (promenade) and opens every day starting at 12:00. Inside you will find thirteen stalls specialized in different type of foods.

 

Mercat 1930
Foto: http://mallorca-crocodiles.com

 

Roasted meat, oysters & sea-food, Italian specials, burgers, omelettes & eggs, sushi, Andalusian specialties, croquettes & battered, Iberian sausages and cheeses, pintxos & tapas, Thai innovative, healthy food & drinks, worldwide beer, long drinks & cocktails and vermut & delicatessen canned food are able to win over every visitor, who can combine the different specialties of the market sitting at one of the high tables inside or on the big terrace in warm Summer nights.

 

Mercat 1930

 

Mercado Gastronómico de San Juan in Palma: located in a modernist building protected from the cultural and commercial center of S’Escorxador, the San Juan Gastronomic Market combines different spaces that can be enjoyed from Monday to Sunday, from noon to 12 at night and until 4 am on weekends. 16 different stalls offer all kinds of specialties such as meat, Japanese cuisine, croquettes and batterings, ‘fideuá’, fried food and fish, burgers, eggs, ham & cold cuts, Majorcan cuisine, Oysters and seafood, pintxos and tapas, pasta & pizza, Thai, Vermuts + Spanigh omelettes, Vietnamese food or beer. In addition to the spectacular food, at San Juan they also host cooking courses and organize lovely events which you can attend to when staying tuned on their Facebook page.

 

Mercado Gastronómico de San Juan

 

If you would need information about how to get to one of these markets from BO Hotel, please stop by our front desk and our team will be happy to provide the easiest route or call a taxi for you to take you!

Jewellery made in Mallorca

Mallorca is known all over Europe for being a breath-taking Mediterranean island with a spectacular natural scenery including kilometre long white beaches, a stunning mountain range, lovely little towns and villages and a lively capital city.

 

But, as usual, there is more to it than meets the eye and there are a lot of things about Mallorca that you probably didn’t know.

 

One of the best-kept secrets on the island is the fact that you can buy luxurious jewellery made right here, in Mallorca. For years many talented designers have been honouring the tradition and history of Mallorca by creating unique pieces of jewellery.

Jewellery made in Mallorca

 

One of the very first designers to get Mallorca on the actual radar was and continues to be Isabel Guarch. For this jewellery designer, the spirit and history of the Mediterranean is an essential and continuous source of inspiration. Her yearly collections and line of fine jewellery reveal a sense of Majorcan culture and lifestyle that is rooted in the beauty of the Balearics and its surroundings, such as the energy and warmth of the sun which is reflected in the gold used in many of their pieces.

 

Isabel Guarch

 

Jouells is one of the newest Majorcan jewellery brands. It’s not only the spectacular design of their jewels winning over hearts all over the island, but also the fact that María José Castellví, the designer behind the brand, has decided to recover the antique ‘botón mallorquín’ only to create tow spectacular collections ‘antique’ and ‘new antique’ and to reconnect the public with this vintage-looking kind of jewellery pieces.

 

Jouells

 

Last, but not least, in our list of Majorcan authentic jewellery we would love for you to discover ‘La Morenita’. La Morenita’s proposal is to create high jewellery collections that are both timeless and include permanent pieces, as well as an avant-garde line. These collections feature styles ranging from the urban to the romantic and elegant. Unique accessories and add-ons are sometimes worked into the designs; maybe using found pieces that she came across at antiques fairs, flea markets or inside an old trunk. The creations are one-of-a-kind, and the designer, Alma López, personally oversees every item.

 

La Morenita

Not to miss in Palma: have a llonguet

The beautiful capital city of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, also happens to be our home. At BO Hotel we are lucky enough to have a great staff working hard every day to offer our clients the most comprehensive overview of everything Palma has to offer. The existence of our blog ‘city-lovers’ has always been the extra-way we have to show our clients and the world the cosmopolitan city Palma is.

 

This is why we have thought of a new way to present all kinds of activities, sightseeing and pretty much just special things to do when in Palma. Today we inaugurate our new section ‘not to miss in Palma’. And to start our list of musts in this city, we want to make sure you will not leave Palma without having a ‘llonguet’.

Not to miss in Palma

 

A ‘llonguet’ is an artisan Majorcan bread that has been produced in local bakeries for centuries. Even though the ingredients are the same as always (flour, water, olive oil, salt and yeast), the great secret is in the way they are handled and mixed.

 

 

 

The ‘llonguet’ is an oval-shaped type of bread roll, with a unique texture. Traditionally, llonguets were the first to go in the oven; bakers tested the temperature with them and they also released moisture into the oven.

 

Llonguets are particularly good with tomato, olive oil and Majorcan cheese. You will find ‘llonguets’ at every traditional Majorcan bakery. But even though you’ll find llonguets at every bakery, we strongly recommend for you to visit some of the traditional Palmesan cafés and bars where you’ll get warm and cold variations of this delicious bread roll. Some of our favourite spots to try a llonguet are Bar Bosch, Bar Tony (Plaza Sta. Eulalia) , Bar Isleño (Santa Catalina) or Es Vaixell (Portitxol).

 

 

 

 

If you need some information about the city, where to find these bakeries and bars or any additional insider knowledge of Palma, please don’t hesitate to approach our team at the front desk, as we will be delighted to share some of our best tips with all of you!