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“old charm” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Born
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sant Jaume, 3, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #31 of 66 Hotels in Palma de Mallorca
Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“old charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you want a taste of old Palma this is the place to be. It's in the centre of cultural Palma and convenient to the sights and shopping. Though the decor is old fashioned, the rooms have all modern amenities and everything worked, even Wifi in the rooms. Choose the access point with the strongest signal. The courtyard is a lovely place to take breakfast. A bit on the expensive side but worth it when you want to go to town.

One thing to watch out for is not to let the staff choose to charge your credit card in your home currency. In this case the conversion is done by a Spanish bank, usually at poorer rates than MC or Visa will give you.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was an excellent hotel, very central to everything and yet very quiet.
Railroad and Bus station 10 minute walk, Cathedral, shops and restaurants 5 minute walk.
Great staff and excellent breakfast, would stay here again

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking courtyard are quite nice
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

When you walk in the front door, Hotel Born makes a grand impression- with the sweeping staircase and the antiquey furniture. The courtyard garden (where you can take breakfast and can tap in to the wi fi - also available throughout the hotel) is a lovely feature and is refreshing and quiet. The rooms are small and functional with the noise of bustling old town Palma outside. If I go back to Palma, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We spent just one night in this hotel and really enjoyed it. Its location is perfect, literally right in the centre of Palma, amidst shops, bars, and restaurants. The room was not huge but well appointed and with a/c and a ice big window looking over a beautiful courtyard, where we enjoyed a really nice breakfast in the morning. All in all, a great place!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

In an alleyway right in the centre of Palma. Just a minute or two to the main area of restaurants and pavement cafes. Although in the busiest part of town , it is very quiet and peaceful in the hotel. Go for one of the rooms overlooking the courtyard.
The bedrooms are simple but adequate and are air conditioned.
Breakfast is served in the courtyard and is very good.
There is no lift so request a room on a lower floor unless you are very fit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at the hotel Born for 5 nights from the 16 th of September . The hotel is very traditional
The rooms are good but not overly luxurious . The hotel is very well located for everything ,shops
Restaurants and bars .
The breakfast was included and very plentiful, there is a pleasant outside courtyard in which to eat breakfast . The only negative to that is people are still allowed to smoke .
One note of caution is the lack of a lift ,which makes it difficult if you find yourself as we did on the 4 floor
Overall good and fairly good value for money in such a good location . Would stay here again.


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Room Tip: Choose a low floor if possible
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We spent a week in this hotel and loved it. It used to be a palace and has lots of character and a fantastic staircase. The hotel is situated just off Avenida Jaume III (take bus No. 1 from airport) up an alleyway just before C&A called Carrer de Sant Jaume on the left. We found the staff polite and the hotel itself is centrally situated and ideal for exploring the old town or taking the bus along the coast. Our first floor room overlooked the courtyard where you could sit for breakfast. There was a good choice for breakfast.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sant Jaume, 3, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Palma de Mallorca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 66 Hotels in Palma de Mallorca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Born 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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