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“A hotel with character”
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Hotel Born
Ranked #38 of 74 Hotels in Palma de Mallorca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had a great time at the hotel, staying in a huge room with two big windows, spacious bathroom and sitting room. It's location is perfect to visit the city and also go shopping. There is a bus stop nearby and all kinds of restaurants, cafes, shops, around the corner. We were leaving early in the morning to catch our plane and they prepared a breakfast pack for us.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Had a great weekend in late December at the hotel born, central location no bar but when your in the centre of palma there really wasn't the need, plus you could order drinks and coffee from reception, prices extremely reasonable, friendly staff, fabulous breakfast and wonderful character of this former merchant house, we will definitely staying here again on our next trip to this wonderful city.

Room Tip: No lift so if you are middle aged like me and my husband ask for a first floor room
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Being regular visitors to Palma we had often looked to stay at the Born due to the old age charm of the Hotel and the Central location , having 'wandered in' to catch a glimpse one time.

For our latest trip we did indeed stay at the Born , and will definitely stay again.

Yes there are no lifts and the hotel is showing signs of age and there is no bar or restaurant , but forget all that , the building is magnificent and the central location more than makes up for the lack of bar and restaurant.

The buffet breakfast was excellent and you can order drinks from reception if you wanted to drink in the room , the hotel staff were extremely friendly and provided great service.

The rates are also very reasonable , give it a try you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: As there are no lifts may be best to ask for 1st floor
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

My friends stay here most years for a week, but will not do a Tripadvisor report, as he doesn't want to advertise its existence. We stayed for a week in October and had a really good room. alas, on thee 3rd floor. NO LIFT. I would certainly stay again, but only if I had a fist floor room, Ignore the 3 star rating, it is better than that. (my guess is that the low rating is given because of the lack of elevator). The breakfast is good and can be enjoyed in the courtyard. The staff wee very friendly and accommodating. The huge front doors are secured late at night, so no riff-raff coming through. Tv in the room, though small flat screen, had most UK stations.

Room Tip: CHOOSE FIRST FLOOR, unless you are young enough to tackle the stairs.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank baznoble1
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

In the heart of town.
Wonderful room on first floor overlooking courtyard .
Very typical and romantic.
Some good places to eat and drink straight down n turn right on alpuntadores. Also El Corte is just down the road on right
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Room Tip: We stayed on first floor,lovely building.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a beautiful property located in the middle of historic Palma and walking distance to major sights. The location alone makes up for the worn hallway carpets, plastic plant décor and lack of elevators and other amenities. We had a third floor room with a nice courtyard view. The window shutters are designed to not close completely and we had no drapes to block outside light from filtering through the thin curtains, so we hung an extra blanket to darken the room. There was a small TV in a sitting area that could not be watched from the beds and there was no Wi-Fi in the room, but plenty of free signal in the lobby, breakfast room and terrace. The service was OK and the complimentary breakfast excellent. We really want to like this property more, but will stay somewhere else with room Wi-Fi, elevators and room safes if we return to Palma.

Room Tip: Bring blinders for better sleep. There are no elevators, no room safe boxes and no Wi-Fi in the roo...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Arizona_Pete
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I recently spent the weekend at the Born Hotel, having a little Autumn break with a female friend. The hotel is an old merchant's palace and reception is situated in the rather grand entrance hall, whilst there are lots of tables and chairs in the interior courtyard for having breakfast and sitting in the sun. Our bedroom was on the third floor, up quite a few steps, so this is not a hotel for those with limited mobility, but we were quite happy. The room was large, and the bathroom was clean. My bed linen was also very clean and the bed reasonably comfortable - I am very spoilt with my mattress at home so it's unfair to comment - as long as it's clean, I am happy. A simple buffet breakfast is served in a lower ground floor bar area, but you can take it outside if you like. I stay in a lot of hotels, often on business, and the Born Hotel has bags more character - it is not a faceless four-star - but a three-star with real warmth. All the staff were charming and helpful. Hotel Born is situated down an extremely quiet street, right next to the fantastic shopping area of Palma, but it was so quiet, we had an excellent night's sleep.

We recommend the local bar just up the road, called La Mirona - it's tiny, a cross-between a deli and a wine bar. We also visited, almost opposite the hotel, another bar, which is neither named nor signposted, which is extremely expensive, but it's where the smart set go - worth it for a very dry martini!

Room Tip: Rooms facing into the courtyard will, inevitably, suffer from hearing people scraping iron chairs ac...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sweetpeas89
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Additional Information about Hotel Born

Address: C/ 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:
#14 Business Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#27 Romantic Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
Price Range: $131 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Born 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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