First impression : could
be better, was made to wait anit to get into their private parking as we had a rental, and no
clear directions were given.
Location : right in the heart of the old city, so do not expect bright sunny rooms but very handy location for restuarants and shopping. As we had a rental, going to the beach was no
issue, otherwise the closest beach is about 12 mins drive.
Room : had the best suite of the house with living room and little terrace. th room is dark but is offset with the terrace. Traditional and original design and furniture which I love. The bed was comfortable and bathroom huge although I am always abit weary that I am going to walk into the glass door to the toilet. Double sinks and huge rainwater shower is a welcomed options with lovely luxurious shampoos and bodywash. The downside is that the power socket is so low that it is so uncomfortable to plug in for charging the phones.
Service : generally service is good but not quite 5 star, missing the warmth here, and not as switched on as I was expecting. Turn down sevice is terrible, coming back at 7pm to find room all dark, windows and blinds all closed, a shame as it is still bright outside and as it was so dark, we could not figure out where the light switches were. Also the free mini
bar with only mineral water seemed alittle weak with 2 tiny bottles of water provided and we had to ask a few times for water, a nuisance really. Was also
dissapointed to find the same
lollies from the night before's turndown, not a good point for us. We found the night manager to be the nicest and genuinely warm and sincere.
Food : first dinner was included in our package and it was good but had to wait too long between courses and when I mentioned that the 7hr cooked
lamb was not well excuted as I was expecting it to fall off the bone, in which he replies yes it is
as I saw it in the oven when
I come in the morning...still, my lamb was not falling off the bone, perhaps 10hrs would get better result. Breakfast was pretty standard and limited but service was very good and she remembered how we liked our coffee and yoghurt, very attentive something to praise about.
Services : loved the private use of the spa but the spa itself was a joke as it is only programmed for 1 min each time as were told, ruined the whole experience really, shame as it was a lovely space. BUT the massage was EXCELLENT! I think it was Jose, he really knows his stuff, he manages to touch and release all your tensions in the right spot because he listens to your body and follows his instints rather than just giving you a standard massage...a shame we never got to experience more of his talent, definate wow factor and highlight during this stay.
Overall, a food experience but not one I would return in a hurry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At over 700 years old, Can Cera has one of the longest histories in Palma. The building dates back to before 1232 when Jaume I conquered the island with Catalan and Aragonese troops. Located inside the ancient city walls close to the Cathedral, Can Cera is in the very heart of the Old City, between the Plaza de Santa Eulalia and the Plaza de San Francisco. Over the years, Can Cera’s many owners have made alterations to the original building. The most important of these were done in the 17th Century, when –as in many of the surrounding houses– Italian Renaissance architects inspired the creation of the celebrated patios, giving the houses their singularly attractive, yet austere, character. Inside, the house is significant and rich with well-proportioned rooms, high ceilings of sculptured plasterwork, balconies and above all, palatial adornments. Today, Can Cera, has been thoroughly renovated and equipped as a first class Hotel. The traditional Majorcan patio, with its majestic arches, exuberant Kentia and other lush plants, leads to the Reception area and the Can Cera Restaurant. A marble stairway leads up to a surprising space: a comfortable and welcoming Home with its original layout intact. Period furniture and contemporary paintings abound. ... more less
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