Fodor's Expert Review Cap Rocat

Ctra. de Enderrocat s/n, Cala Blava, Balearic Islands, 07609, Spain Fodor's Choice

What was once a 19th-century military fortress has been converted into one of Mallorca's—and arguably Europe's—most distinctive hotels, on a rocky outcrop some 25 minutes from Palma. The sprawling complex of redoubts, ramps, and stone-walled vaulted armories covers 70 acres in a protected nature reserve; guests can get around in electric carts. The interior design, courtesy of owner-architect Antonio Obrador, pays homage to the property's past with, for instance, stylized bullets for door handles and lamps made of old cartridge cases, as well as touches of Morocco and Turkey: carpets, divans, and wall hangings. The suites have huge bathrooms, locally sourced upholstery and textiles—including soft curtains in earth tones and specially commissioned carpets—and individual rooftop terraces. The two restaurants are open to the public; the more informal waterside Sea Club, with its own boat landing, is perfect for romantic candlelit dinners. If you decide to relax by the saltwater infinity pool, there's a push bell on the table by your deck chair to summon your drink.


  • stunning backdrop
  • superb cuisine
  • impeccable service


  • isolated from the bustle—and nightlife
  • lacks a sandy beach
  • sky-high prices. including a five-night minimum stay in peak season




Phones: 971-747878


30 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–Mar., Free Breakfast

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