hotel sa creu nova

hotel sa creu nova

What a gem! everything about this private hotel lended itself to intimacy, inspiration, and complete relaxation. This place was difficult to leave; from the moment we walked in (at almost 2 am after a very late flight) the lovely Sa Creu Nova calmed our busy minds.

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A word about the tiny villages of Mallorca… we recommend staying outside of Palma, if you can. Which means you’ll need to hire a car. The village we chose to stay in was Campos, not of any particular reason other than we loved the hotel! In the villages you’ll see Mallorca quite differently; the local markets, shops, restaurants, and parks offer a more local experience. It’s also very easy to drive from town to town, each is a mere 10-15 drive from one another, with lovely scenery in between. Palma is crowded with tourists. It is definitely worth a day trip, however! We suggest driving in early, parking underground near the cathedral, take a walking tour, then enjoy the city’s food, shopping and architecture for the rest of the day!

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The chef was so kind to prepare the most lavish of charcuteries upon our arrival, since we came in after the restaurant was closed. I honestly expected just a lovely assortment of jamon and menchego—one of my favorite things to eat in Spain—yet, shortly after we made to our room, in came three—THREE—people carrying at least 5 or 6 boards of perfeclty arranged Manchego, Iberico, Mallorcan cheeses, jamon and salami, nuts, apricots, olives, and my favorite, Spanish tomato bread! A much needed welcome after a long night of traveling.