Design serenity at Nakar Hotel [Palma]

On Mallorca, there are average 2945 hours of sun a year and the minimalist and elegant space of Nakar Hotel emphasizes this fact. Located on Palma’s central Avinguda de Jaume III, hotel’s unassuming sandstone façade heralds Balearic beauty you can encounter around every corner – from architecture to surrounding nature.

The building was constructed back in the 60s by the grandfather of the hotel’s current owner, Toni Ramis. His family has been running the leather business in the town of Inca since 1939. It was not until 2013 that the opportunity for Ramis has emerged – to take over the office building intended as a hotel and revive the original idea of his Mallorca-native family.

The design inspiration came from island traditions and they are immediately transparent in hotel’s architecture. Local materials such as stone and oak wood set the serene palette of comfortable rooms, many of which are equipped with balconies overlooking the centre of Palma. The interiors are furnished with elegant modesty that complements city’s art nouveau architecture that arrived to the island with Catalan Modernism mastered by Anotnio Gaudíor Joan Rubió. Brass lamps and lacquered iron tables add a contemporary touch to neutral interiors. Walking through the corridors or entering a bright, white reception room, you can feel that Nakar encapsulates island’s spirit. The spirit that appreciates Mallorcan natural resources – the clear blue skies, soft light and a sense of relief that comes with hiding under the shadow of a tall palm tree on a summer day.

The impressive rooftop serves as another gateway. Here you can plunge into an infinity pool to catch a glance of Palma from above. The Cathedral, the Bellever Castle, the Mediterranean sea and remote hills create a whimsical landscape which sparks this brief, evanescent feeling of having the world at your feet. Especially when enjoyed with a glass of Cava, Spanish sparkling wine, that is served from morning hours with breakfast. The open restaurant is located just one floor below the rooftop so guests can easily move between savoring the freshly squeezed zumo de naranja to busking in the sun. At night, the dining room turns into Cuit Bar & Restaurant serving sustainable gourmet cuisine by a mallorcan chef Miquel Calent.

The neutral design continues in Nakar’s spa where one can enjoy the Finnish sauna and the pool alongside body and face treatments available upon booking. Still, one might find strolling around the hotel as calming as taking a steam bath. The hotel offers a seamless experience that was conceived to allow you tp escape all distractions. Taking advantage of the beautiful history of Mallorca, architecture and nature, Nakar Hotel leaves you feeling more focused and pensive, paving the way for mindful travelling and exploring.