How to get there from the airport by car and where to park it
As almost the entire old quarter is a pedestrian zone, we’re lucky not to have much traffic in our hotel’s area. Therefore, it’s a bit tricky for hotel guests to drive to the hotel, but not at all hard: You are allowed to drive to our door to leave your luggage, but afterwards you should leave your car in a public parking area (there are two, both a 5-minute walk away from the hotel).
IMPORTANT: At arrival, please let the reception staff know that you came by car! That’s the only way we can figure out whether you entered the traffic restricted area.
How to drive from the airport to the Hotel Palau Sa Font
Our address is:
Hotel Palau Sa Font, Calle Apuntadores 38, 07012 Palma
GPS coordinates: 39º 34’ 13.38” N – 2º 38’ 37.04” E
Leaving the airport, you drive towards Palma. After about 10 km you will see the cathedral on your right. A little bit further you will find the first crossing, Avinguda Antoni Maura – here you turn right, but after only 20-30 meters you turn left – this one is called Passeig Sagrera and runs parallel with Avinguda Gabriel Roca / Passeig Marítim. Here you will see a sign that says “ACIRE Drassana” which means that only residents can enter and park, as almost the entire old part of town is pedestrian zone, but hotel guests are allowed to drive into this area. Keep on driving on the Passeig Sagrera for about 200 metres, turn right and enter the Plaça Drassana (a square with tall trees), where you should make less than a half turn around and go up a little bit, just to turn into the Carrer Apuntadores (left) – after 20 metres you will reach the entrance of the hotel.
Please make sure to tell us your license plate number on your arrival, as we have to send an email to the ACIRE department for every guest that enters the restricted area, otherwise you will get fined! (Cameras record every single car that enters the area!) The ACIRE department will then authorise your entrance. This authorisation is valid for your entire stay with us.
We don’t accept responsibility for fines!
Where to park
You should leave the car in a public parking area. All parking places are 5 – 10 walking minutes from the hotel. The underground parkings underneath the Parc de la Mar/ Antoni Maura or Passeig Mallorca with an hourly rate between 2.00 EUR – 3.00 EUR, and a 24-hour rate between 24.04 EUR – 28.48 EUR, and a maximum of 23.11 EUR in low season and 27.41 EUR in high season. There are also blue dotted-lines parking spots at the port/marina. Meters expend tickets for parking from Monday through Friday between 9 am – 2:30 pm and 4.30 pm – 8 pm, On Saturdays between 9 am – 2:30 pm.
The maximum parking time is 120 minutes. Parking tickets can be paid either at the meters or with the app
How to get there from the airport by taxi
Most taxis will drive up to the door, as they are all allowed to enter the pedestrian zone. The ride from the airport takes about 20 minutes to the hotel and should cost about 20 EUR - depending on the amount of luggage, the day (weekday or holiday) and if it’s night- or daytime.
For directions, please print out the following letter, in Spanish, and show it to your taxi driver!
Estimado amigo taxista,
Estamos al final de la calle Apuntadores, a metros de plaza Drassana, y nuestra dirección es la siguiente:
Hotel Palau Sa Font ****
C/. Apuntadores, 38
(lo más sencillo es entrar por el Paseo Sagrera a la Plaza Drassana, subir una pequeña cuesta, girar a la izquierda y a unos 30 metros está el hotel)
39º 34’ 13.38” N – 2º 38’ 37.04” E
El sistema ACIRE permite sin ningún problema la entrada de los taxis hasta la puerta del hotel. Pese a que las calles son estrechas, nosotros y el cliente se lo agradeceremos.
Si se encuentra con alguna dificultad, le rogamos que nos llame al 971 71 22 77 (24 horas) a fin de ayudarlo a encontrar el hotel, pero ya verá que no tiene pérdida.
Saludos cordiales y hasta la próxima
Hotel Palau Sa Font
How to get there from the airport by bus
From the airport you can take the A1 bus at stop 547 Aeroport - Arribades, towards Palma Centre. You must get off at stop 20 Passeig Mallorca - Jaume III, (you will recognize Paseo Mallorca because it has a torrent of water in the middle).
Keep walking in the same direction the bus was coming, with the water stream on your right. You will come to a little park with a big modern sculpture, like an inverted church. Turn left. Keep walking down up to the end of the street, you will see the church of Santa Creu on your right. Turn right along the church, that´s Sant Llorenç street. Walk down Sant Llorenç to the end (just 100 m) and turn left at Sant Pere street, but just a few steps – then turn left again immediately at Carrer del Vi. Our Hotel is the big pink building in the corner of Carrer del Vi with Apuntadors. The path is easier than it seems, and just a ten-minute walk.
Old, new, foreign and in between – Welcome to La Lonja
If you are in a small bar enjoying a “pa amb oli” sitting next to fellow locals having their cortados while English speakers discuss the sea breeze on their iPhone, you are probably in La Lonja quarter. If you spot a design boutique, a vegan restaurant and an ancient looking bakery on the same street, then again you are most likely to be in La Lonja. Since the Middle Ages La Lonja (fish market in English) was the melting pot where merchants and sailors came and went. It’s nice that today this old and unpredictable feeling still remains. The wind is always blowing. We are located right in the heart of “La Lonja”, at the end of a narrow street, just a bit off the restaurant and bar area. As there is restricted access to almost the entire old quarter, we’re lucky not to have much traffic noise in our hotel’s area. Of course, being in this privileged location, in the very city center, does include some people noise. This hotel is not isolated from the buzz of urban life. Precautions should be taken as in any big city: be alert for pickpockets in crowds, and stay away from individuals pressing you to take a flower or a trinket as they will then ask money for it, or attempt a pick pocketing.