A day on a bike in Palma de Mallorca

When staying at BO Hotel you will be right in the heart of the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca. Thanks to our convenient location in the La Lonja neighborhood you will be close to many places that are worth a visit.

And today we are very happy to recommend a different-kind-of day while your Palma-holiday. We want you to rent a bike and drive the city in style. Your first stop should be ‘Urban Drivestyle’.

This cool rental shop was founded in 2015 and is located near BO Hotel in Calle Sant Francesc number 11. In addition to offering great sightseeing tour, they are also our favorite place for bicycle, e-bike and e-scooter rentals.

As you can read on our ‘sightseeing in Palma‘s city center’ article, there are some lovey places to discover while in the city and renting a bike you will be able to optimize your time, get to know the city, get lost in some of the little streets of Palma’s old town and will still be in time for our last recommendation: heading down to Paseo Marítimo with your bike. Here’s how it goes:

As soon as you’re done visiting the city’s highlights you can drive down Paseo del Borne until you get to Palma’s promenade known as Paseo Marítimo. If you decide to go right you will have a long and beautiful ride ahead of you all the way to ‘Dique del Oeste’, which is where the city promenade ends. If you are heading that way, we would recommend you take a little detour to Castell de Bellver to enjoy the pine woods around the castle.

If when getting to the promenade you decide to turn left, a much longer and enjoyable ride will be waiting for you. It’s the road that connects Palma with Portixol, the charming little fishing harbour you’ll find 3 kilometers away from Palma. This beach resort next to Palma has a long traffic-free promenade specially for cyclists and roller skaters. Once you get there you will see that there is plenty of cafés and restaurants to choose from for a nice dinner or just to have some drinks by the sea.

Additional useful information: as Palma and its surroundings are bike-friendly, you will find a bike parking almost everywhere you go!

What are you waiting for? Jump on a bike and discover our BO HOTEL-Palma-bike-tour!

This is BO Hotel, your hotel in Palma

Are you planning your holiday in Palma? We would recommend for you to read this article about how BO Hotel is THE hotel in Palma you were looking for. It is very important for you to know that BO Hotel is a cityhotel orientated to those who want to live a luxury experience and yet get to know the city from the inside.

 

We declare ourselves as #citylovers, because Palma is a amazing city full of history, tradition, culture and there is constantly something going on. Palma and its vibrant day- and nightlife is the starting point for the concept hiding behind BO Hotel. When staying at our hotel in the center of Palma, we have to main aims: offering you the most comfortable and luxurious stay and showing you the thousand sides of the capital city of the Balearic Islands.

 

 

 

BO Hotel is located right in the heart of the Lonja quarter in Palma, This four-star plus hotel is only a couple steps away from fashionable Born Boulevard and the harbor . The Es Baluard art museum is just a ten-minute walk away.

 

 

One thing is for sure: once you enter our city boutique hotel, the welcoming atmosphere will maje you feel comfortable right away. At BO Hotel you will not only feel the mediterranean flair of this city in this centrally located oasis, but also get the feeling of being at home in Majorca. Immerse yourself in the lively capital of the Balearic Islands with its inexhaustible offer of culture, shopping and gastronomy and let the team at BO Hotel recommend and give you some insider knowledge for you to feel the city vibes at its best.

 

 

 

You are very welcome to check our ‘citylover blog’ to find out about the best places to have a fancy drink, the must-stops for a shopping tour, the most emblematic buildings and many more blog articles that could be interesting for you.

Sightseeing in Palma’s city center

Little by little the small yet Cosmopolitan city of Palma has become one of the most attractive and well-known holiday destination in Europe. Mallorca is, without a doubt, the idyllic choice for thousands of visitors from all over the world looking to spend a couple lovely days enjoying turquoise water and white sand, romantic sunsets, delicious restaurants and beach bars to enjoy Majorcan gastronomy and lively cocktail bars to spend some fun nights. But one of the most popular and loveliest things to do when visiting Mallorca is to take a walk through the quirky streets of Palma’s old town to get lost in its history, culture and tradition.

BO Hotel is located right in the very heart of this lively city, in the bohemain neighborhood of La Lonja in Palma’s old town. We would like to invite you to get lost in these streets, discovering every corner, landmarks and places we think are a must-visit during your stay at our hotel.

  • Palma’s Cathedral: La Seu is the most emblematic landmark of our city. This breathtaking cathedral welcomes all visitors arriving by sea as it is located right at Palma’s bay. Built in gothic style this cathedral dates back from 1229 after the conquer of Jaime I. From BO Hotel we invite you to take a walk through La Lonja, stoppin by Parc de la Mar up to the Cathedral. We strongly recommend that you take a guided tour or go visit it inside where you will find yourself amazed by the light coming through its 61 windows and the spectacular rose window. Its opening hours from Monday to Friday from 10.00h onwards. Closing times depend on the time of the year. On Saturdays you can visit the Cathedral from 10h to 14.15h.

  • Parc de la Mar: Next to the Cathedral of Palma you’ll find Parc de la Mar, built in the ’70s. From this pretty urban park of approximately nine hectares, visitors can enjoy incredible views of the Cathedral of Palma, La Almudaina, the city bay and the salt water lake located in the center of the park which symbolizes the sea.

  • Plaza Cort: This historic square constitutes the nerve center of the city of Palma. You will immediately recognize Plaza Cort, because in its center you will see the famous and ancient olive tree. This tree comes from a historic estate located in Pollensa and has become one of the most visited places by many tourists who want to immortalize the moment next to the majestic olive tree. Plaza Cort also houses the Town Hall of the city and the Palau del Consell de Mallorca. Do not hesitate to have a coffee at one of the coffee shops on Plaza Cort to soak up the lively city atmosphere.
  • Calle de Sant Miquel: A few minutes away from Plaza Cort you will find one of the busiest pedestrian streets in the historical center of Palma. It owes its name to the church of San Miquel, located on the same street which you can also visit while walking fown this beautiful area. Take some time to stroll down San Miguel, because you will find numerous shops where you can buy gifts and articles of all kinds.

New signature breakfast at BO Hotel

At BO Hotel we are constantly looking for new ways to make your stay as magical and luxurious as we possibly can. Staying at our hotel means to pause your daily rountine and be able to be pampered by our staff and enjoy our facilities.

And one of the things we aim for is for you to kick off your day the best way possible. That is why we have introduced a new and spectacular ‘signature breakfast’ at BO Hotel. This breakfast is a new way to look at a bright morning and say: I’m on holidays, I deserve this!

The experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that is why the kitchen team at BO Hotel has prepared a complete gourmet breakfast for you to be able to leave the hotel after having breakfast and not having to worry about stopping for a quick bite on your way to discover the city.

The ‘signature breakfast’ by BO Hotel includes a basket of pastry and a baskef of bread where you’ll find mini-ensaimadas, whole wheat bread, croissants and baguette.

This authentic buffet goes on with natural yogurt with fruit sauce, a fruit platter and all kinds of delicious toppings for your bread: butter, honey, 3 types of marmelades and cheese and cold cuts platter.

Continuing with your complete breakfast at BO Hotel you’ll find the superfood of the day, BO müsli, natural milk, fresh orange juice, superfood smoothie of the day and, of course, coffee or tea. The BO breakfast wouldn’t be complete if you couldn’t ask for your favorite eggs: boiled, scrambled or fried with or without bacon.

There’s two ways to enjoy the signature breakfast at BO Hotel: one is just booking the complete breakfast for 19.50€ p.p and the other is to order your dishes of choice with individual prices listed on our menu. Non-hotel guests are also very welcome to enjoy a different-kind-of-morning at BO Hotel.

Shopping in Palma

When visiting Palma and staying with us at BO Hotel, you will definetely enjoy a luxury experience at our hotel and get to know Palma just like it is: magical, fun, elegant and charming. One of the benefits of staying at BO Hotel is that you will be staying in the very heart of the city, just in the bohemian neighbourhood of La Lonja and only a few steps away from Paseo del Borne.

It is exactly the Passeig des Borne which has become the luxury shopping epicentre in Palma. This afternoon we would like to invite you to take a walk and immerse yourself in the most exclusive shops only a few steps away from BO Hotel.

1. Louis Vuitton

It was 2010 when the world-famous brand Louis Vuitton decided to open its first store in Palma.

The histroic Can Alomar building, at Passeig des Borne, houses the pretigious firm that day after day gets houndred of visitors who enjoy the spectacular mix of history and modern luxury present in every Louis Vuitton products.

2. Carolina Herrera

A luxury shopping mile could not lack this prestigious brand of high-fashion directed by the fashion icon Carolina Herrera, who has been showing excellent taste since her first collection showcased in New York in 1981. With men and women clothing, the Carolina Herrera shop in Palma is a must-visit for fashion lovers.

3. Hugo Boss

The Hugo Boss shop in Palma is located right beside Carolina Herrera’s shop on number 2 of Passeig des Borne. Sophistication and impecable elegance are shown in every design of this German brand, which continues to show year by year and collectio by collection that this is one of the most important fashion brands of our times.

4. Tous

Another one of the shops you will find at Passeig des Borne in Palma is ‘Tous’. This Spanish jewelry that defines itself like ‘an affordable luxury lifestyle is one of the all-time favorites for those who live and visit Palma. Her elegant and yet modern designs date from 1920, but their world-famous ‘Tous’ bear didn’t make its appearance in 1985 only to become the brand’s icon until today.

5. Relojería Alemana

With over 135 years of history and several generations behind the world-famous brand, the Fuster family has converted Relojería Alemana in a leader compnay for unique and exclusive jewellery pieces and watches.

Working with brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe and Cartier, this shop is located just beside Louis Vuitton at the prestigious Paseo del Borne, also known as ‘the Golden mile’.

6. Loewe

Just where the Passeig des Borne ends and Jaime III starts you’ll find Loewe. This Spanish luxury accesories and fashion brand has become a referent of good taste over the past decades.

The elegance, luxury and exclusive look that brought this brand to be the official provider of the Royal Family in 1905 continues to be present in each one of their designs.

Have a fancy drink in Palma

As you already know we are #citylovers. Being located right in the beautiful and lively neighborhood of La Lonja it is very difficult not to be one. This city has a unique and special charm that continues to amaze us at BO Hotel day by day.

And all we want to achieve is offer you the Palma we love, the Palma we know and the Palma that makes us fall in love every day. So today we will give you three tips to enjoy a fancy drink around BO Hotel for you to soak up the amazing vibes this cirty blesses us with.

Dress up, walk out the reception at BO Hotel and head to:

1. Ritzino Bar, La Lonja

There’s no place you’ll find as spectacular cocktails as the Ritzino Bar. In addition to being located right across the street from BO Hotel, Ritzino Bar has become the meeting point for every #cocktaillover there is in town.

Cristopher Di Gioia is the brilliant barman behind every creative cocktail you’ll find at Ritzino Bar. In addition to a wide range of classic, modern and contemporary signature cocktails, Ritzino Bar also offers a nice selection of freshly made Italian and Mediterranean tapas.

2. Abaco Bar, La Lonja
Foto de: barabaco.com

Less than a minute by foot away from BO Hotel you’ll find Bar Abaco. As son as you put one foot on this bar, you’ll feel like you suddenly got lost in another era. Back in the days when opluence and grandeur were what mattered the most, Abaco is one of Mallorca’s most famous and yet unusual bars. The bar is covered with fruits and flowers and has a very magical and unique romantic atmosphere. Loud classical music and tons of candlelights add to this rare ambience to get lost for a couple hours and enjoy a drink indoors or outside in the enclosed courtyard.

3. Bar Cuba, Santa Catalina

Going back to this era, we recommend you to visit Bar Cuba in Santa Catalina. Located in a colonial building this is a cafe, bar and club and definitely worth a visit. The sky bar is on the rooftop and is open during the afternoon, which makes it the perfect moment of the day to enjoy a cocktail with lovely views.

Foto de: palmaentumano.com

We hope you enjoy your visits to the three bars in Palma we are recommeding and will be more than happy to hear about your experience afterwards!

The perfect day at BO Hotel

Once we welcome you at BO Hotel we want you to sit back and just let us do what we do best: pamper every one of our guests. Comfort, luxury lifestyle and experiencing the city just like it is are the starting points at BO Hotel and we want you to get the best out of your vacation in Palma de Mallorca when staying at our 4-star hotel in Palma’s well-known neighbourhood La Lonja.

As soon as you’re checked in we will do everything we possibly can to live up to your expectations and more. To do so we cordially invite you to make good use of our facilities and want to recommend how a perfect day at BO Hotel would play out.

It all starts with the spectacular breakfast buffet. Fresh fruit, all-kind of warm dishes and eggs, a great variety of bread and pastries and some Majorcan products will make you kick off your day filled with energy.

Next stop for your perfect day at this city hotel is heading directly to the roof terrace. Lay down on our comfortable sun beds and soak up the sun with views all over Palma’s old town. If it starts getting too hot you can always jump into the pool or let our team bring up some drinks.

After the lovely pool-time you have spent on our rooftop right in the center of Palma and stopping by your room quickly, a spectacular Italian dinner awaits in the hotel’s restaurant, Ritzi Palma. At Ritzi Palma head-chef Giancarlo Mellone spoils you with the finest of Mediterranean cuisine and every dish is an experience for your senses and will remain in your memory.

The afternoon is for you to really concentrate on yourself and let the wellness team offer you the treatments you deserve.

Once you’re completely relaxed and you have taken a shower at the spacious bathrooms in your room at BO Hotel, you will leave the lobby only to find Ritzino Bar right across the street. Ritzino offers the best cocktails in town in addition to freshly cooked Italian and Mediterranean tapas.

From there we’ll leave it in your hands. Go discover La Lonja by night, experience Palma and become a #citylover too!

La Lonja

As you probably already know, BO Hotel is located right in the well-known ‘La Lonja’ neighbourhood. This is one of Palma’s most emblematic neighbourhoods because of its history, its location and its lively city life.

Today we would like to tell you how it all started, as this neighborhood was named after the building known as ‘La Lonja’. La Lonja or ‘Sa Llotja’ is one of the architectural Gothic master pieces standing in Mallorca. Mallorca’s merchant association commissioned the architect and sculptor Guillem Sagrera to design this public building back in 1426. The aim, apart from covering the everyday needs for selling and purchasing products, was to ennoble the merchant profession.

Therefore a large “lonja” or exchange/auction warehouse was needed; it was adorned with many statues, of saints and angels as well as striking architectonic features. It is a rectangular building with one single space, which is divided into twelve naves through peculiar columns with no base or capital. The shafts of the pillars rise up to the ceiling shaping the ribs of the vaults.

Pic by: tripkay

The building has been preserved and restored over the years only to become one of the most beautiful must-visit spots in town. Today, Palma de Mallorca’s La Lonja is the venue for contemporary art exhibitions. The streets surrounding the building have a very special and unique charm which was the first thing dragging our attention at BO Hotel. The very same building our hotel is located in was built in the 19th century combining its architecture with surroundings and living up to the impressive beauty of La Lonja. La Lonja is in a 30-seconds-walking distance away from BO Hotel, so go and have a look as soon as you’re strolling through the cobbled streets of our neighbourhood, as you will find its architecture to be truly imposing.

Become a #citylover, ask us for advice, discover the city and let us take care of the rest. You’re at #BoHotel!

Palma from above – the best views in Palma

At BO Hotel we declare ourselves as #citylovers. That’s because we love to find the authenticity of every city by experiencing it from the very center and enjoying it as a local. That is exactly what we offer you at BO Hotel Palma, a hotel for citylovers, where you will discover the hidden Palma.

Palma, as you already know if you have visited this beautiful city, is a vibrant, unique and buzzing city that is in continuous transformation without losing its essence. This rare combination of tradition and cosmopolitan vibes is one of the things you get attracted to the most when visiting. And there’s one particular way to experience the city that we are very fond of: from above.

The way lights, people and music combine create a special image when you’re enjoying the city from a rooftop and we want to tell you where to find the best ones.

The best roof terraces in Palma

  • BO Hotel: we certainly couldn’t be talking about rooftops and how magic Palma looks from above if we hadn’t experienced it ourselves. BO Hotel’s rooftop terrace was created for guests to enjoy a lovely dinner or have drinks surrounded by an exceptional ambience. If you’re staying at BO Hotel just go up and experience it by yourself, you’ll know what we’re talking about!

  • Es Baluard: The museum of modern and contemporary art in Palma not only possesses an astonishing collection, but also has a magnificent location. The BLD restaurant overlooks Palma’s bay and is a perfect spot to enjoy a lovely lunch, drinks in the afternoon or sunset-dinner. You’ll be able to walk to Es Baluard and be there in only 6 minutes when staying at BO Hotel.

  • Dalt Murada: When Parc de la Mar was built back in 1984 it sure became one of Palma’s must-visits. Café Dalt Murada is located on Palma’s former city wall gives you some dramatic views of the Parc de la Mar in middle of the city’s history.

We recommend you stop by to have a coffee at any time of the day to enjoy this delightful spot.