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The Guardian: TOP 10 family-friendly apartments in Europe - Lotus

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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OPEN PLAN LOUNGE: 2 sofa-beds, dining area for up to 8, Daikin reverse cycle air-conditioning. Italian Arrital oak kitchen with Siemens appliances and built-in reverse osmosis water filter.

MASTER BEDROOM: Balcony, quality double bed, TV/DVD. Mitsubishi reverse cycle air-conditioning.

BEDROOM 2: two single beds 90cm (can be joined together). Baby bed. Built-in wardrobes. Mitsubishi reverse cycle air-conditioning.

EXTRAS: double-glazed windows throughout, parquet floors. Wi-fi internet. Pets welcome upon agreement.

UTILITY ROOM: washing machine, drying rack.

SECOND APARTMENT on the same floor is available part-time, see photos for Olive. Terrace and balcony with magnificent town and mountain views. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 300 Mb internet, air-conditioning throughout, parquet floors, open plan Italian kitchen Arrital with Siemens appliances. Please enquire for full details.

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About the property

Quality apartments in the pedestrian area next to Central market

We are proud to have been chosen by The Guardian for Top 10 family-friendly apartments in Europe.

Two character apartments in a recently renovated period building with a lift in the historic centre of Palma de Mallorca. Most emblematic pedestrian street famous for its galleries, churches, shops, cafes and artistic community. Next to the spectacular Mercado Olivar with fruit and meat extravaganza, champagne and oyster stalls, lobsters and sushi bars. A truly comfortable place featuring roof terrace, amazing views, traditional Mallorquin character, quality furniture and all modern facilities for a comfortable stay including lift, air-conditioning throughout, fibre-optic 300Mb internet, dishwasher, washing machine, double glazing etc etc. NB! Lift is a rare feature in the Old Town. Please check the individual descriptions for exact list of features for each apartment.

The building is in the centre of the old pedestrian zone and is surrounded by churches and monasteries, galleries, cafes and shops. Not to forget remarkable fresh food Mercado Olivar with spectacular fish and jamon stalls. Plaça España is 3 min walk away and provides transport connection to the rest of the island and airport (train, metro and buses). For families with children behind Plaça España there is a spacious green park with playgrounds. In 5 min walk distance towards Calle Sindicat there is a public sports centre with 25 m indoor swimming pool open 7.00-22.00. 3 min walk in the opposite direction will bring you to Plaça Mayor with cafes, crafts market and various shops. 4 min further and you are by the Cathedral, Almudaina Palace, Parc de la Mar and Paseo Maritimo. Being just 13 min drive away from the airport and in the heart of the Old Town is complemented by proximity to the beach (15 min walk) and no traffic noise. Direct bus link to the airport 20 min.

Apartments are available for short-term rental as is with no additional services. They are in a good state with all equipment in a working order, and are expected to be returned in the same condition. Further photos available.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
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Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About The Owner

Our family moved to Mallorca in 2001. We find the island one of the most beautiful and hospitable places in Europe. Not only nature and climate make it special. We have been very lucky as well to enjoy the richness and diversity of local traditions and cultural life.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why The Owner chose Palma de Mallorca

We fell in love with the area for its proximity to everything we enjoyed about Palma. Fresh food market next door, perfect transport connections, park, not to mention shops, cafes, galleries etc. The pedestrian street is full of artists and musicians during the day and quiet after shops close. Beaches are accessible by a comfortable air-conditioned bus. For winter exercises there is a newly built swimming pool on the parallel street and bikes are available for rent in town to explore the historic part, the seaside promenade on Paseo Maritimo and the old harbour of Portixol.

What makes this apartment unique

As the apartments are still used as family homes they have quality furniture and all modern comforts. We live next door and will be happy to share our local knowledge if required.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Zaretta, thank you for letting us use your apartment. Also thank you for the flowers for Agnes 80th birthday and for all baby amenities you provided for Lacey, it was very kind and generous of you.

Your apartment is lovely and is very central for getting around Palma, the apartment manual, guides and leaflets you have greatly assisted our trip. We can´t believe our week here is over, it has gone by so quickly. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and hope to return to your apartment in the future. We will be recommending it to our family and friends.

Thanks again for all your assistance. Rosslyn, Roz, Agnes, Michelle & Lacey.
Aug 2014
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Apartment is available for short-term rental in accordance with Spanish rental law LAU, as is with no additional services. Rental contract to be signed upon reservation. Apartment is offered in a good state with all appliances in working order and is expected to be returned in the same condition. Discounts are available depending on the rental period, please enquire.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fantastic view over old towm in Palma

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in the appartment. The big terrace and the rooms have a fantasic view over the Old Town of Palma. It is perfect for a family of four persons with two separated bedrooms (each with a bathroom).The location is perfect along the shopping street and close to the Olivar market. The appartment is extremely well equipt and we didn't missed anything. Zaretta welcomed us with great hospitality and gave us a lot of useful information and suggestions. We can strongly recommend this appartment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Fantastic apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a prime location in Palma - which offered all the facilities required with great customer service.

Would highly recommend!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in Palma and loved to stay in this apartment. Loft was just as in pictures. Very clean and suits well for a family with two kids. Apartment has a perfect location near good restaurants and shops. Also the railway/bus terminal is easy to reach. Loft has a nice view over the old town. Zaretta was so nice and helped us to plan our stay. Five stars for a reason!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Excellent Choice!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay!

Stayed for a couple of nights to explore Palma and we were very pleased with our choice. Great apartment, clean, perfect location, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, excellent hosts! Five star stay and just glancing over other comments I completely agree with them all. Thank you again for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Wonderful centrally located apartment

  • 5 of 5

Zaretta's apartment was wonderful- beautifully furnished and maintained, well equipped and in a perfect location. It felt like a real home-from- home! Zaretta really cares for her guests which is a real bonus. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Ideal base for a stay in Palma

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four (two girls 11 and 9) who wanted a few days of city experience before we headed out to the countryside and coast.

Zaretta's apartment was ideal; clean and modern and easy to use. Location was bang in the middle of the action - close to a fabulous market and ten minutes max from all the sights e.g. Cathedral, via bustling streets.

Zaretta was a charming host, full of useful information about what to see, where to eat and how to get around.

Would recommend for families and friends alike.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Missió in Palma de Majorca area

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 84 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Lounge - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Two comfortable sofa-beds in the lounge
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • All bedrooms have double-glazed windows, reverse-cycle air conditioning, built-in wardrobe in one bedroom, parquet floor. Beds: double bed 160cm, 2 single beds x 90cm, 2 comfortable sofa-beds in the lounge can be used as single beds without opening. Baby cot.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
One-off admin charge of 70 eur. This is a quiet respectable residential building. No noise between 11pm and 9am. Strictly no parties. Well-mannered tenants are welcomed. No smoking in the flat, smoke alarm is fitted. Storage of bikes in the flat is not allowed.

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