Hotel Cort, island luxuries in the heart of Palma
The Balearic Islands lie in the Mediterranean Sea, about twenty to thirty miles off the eastern coast of Spain, near the cities of Valencia and Barcelona. They are dry and sun-soaked, and enjoy mild seasons of perfect summer weather. The largest of the islands is Mallorca, and in the southwestern corner of Mallorca stands the gracious and eminently luxurious boutique hotel, El Cort. Set right in the center of Mallorca’s largest city, the port of Palma, El Cort occupies the town square of the same name, the Placa De Cort, and the bright red trim of the hotel’s façade easily catches the eye and suggests some of the delicate humor contained within. The Cort was designed with an eye to playful colors, and one can enjoy beautiful bright blue tiles in one corner, with warm wooden décor in another, as well as the fine fabrics known as “llenguas,” woven here in Mallorca. The Cort also features an amazing Sun Terrace, located on the roof, with an amazing view of the city all around, best enjoyed at sunset, with champagne.
A Day for Gazing and Drinking in the Sun
Hotel Cort is situated on the north side of the triangular Placa De Cort, and looks south to the harbor. The Placa itself is a fine place for people watching, and many guests simply spend a day relaxing in the square and enjoying the fine weather. The Cort itself can provide sixteen separate suites for its clientele, each of them uniquely furnish with lavish amenities, and many of these suites can be connected for families or groups. Additionally, several of the suites have balconies overlooking the square, while others feature private rooftop terraces complete with Jacuzzis. The Cort is a true experience in good living, and in addition to providing gourmet Balearic cuisine, maintains a dedicated wine cellar for its guests. Every nation is represented in the wine lists, along with local island specialties, such as the sparkling white cava.
Bespoke Explorations of a Surprising City
The city of Palma is a beautiful place filled with classic Mediterranean architecture. The town epitomizes that relaxed sense of pace and ease found only on island communities, and the staff will be glad to create several bespoken tours of the area with you, depending on your interests and schedule. On the eastern coast of the island lie the Drac Caves, containing one of the largest underground lakes in the world. For a sporting night, a trip to the Casino De Mallorca may satisfy some guests. The great Palma Cathedral stands just fifty meters away from the hotel, and the staff will be glad to provide bespoke guides to the site. All around Mallorca are unique shops and stores with histories as long as many nations’, and Hotel Cort will happily serve as your bespoken host in this corner of the world.
Relaxed and at Peace, on a Warm, Balearic Island
Hotel Cort is dedicated to the luxuries of island life, such as the homemade olive oils, sopressas, and other small perfections from Mallorca, and so the Hotel Restaurant keeps a strong focus on local delicacies. The menu is slightly weighted in favor of seafoods, with plenty of beef dishes represented, and the Snack Menu is an outstanding example of food as exploration, with dozens of items that would make a fine light meal, especially when paired with one of the Cellars delicate wines. All in all, a stay at the Hotel Cort is a release from care and an immersion in the luxurious island sense of the richness of simple pleasures.