Concepcio by Nobis, Nobis’ first boutique hotel outside Scandinavia, is a heady mix of old and new.
Housed in a 16th-century building, which was once used as a soap factory, enter in through vaulted arches to a palette inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and Tramuntana mountains – note the sage and white Huguet tiles under foot. BYREDO Tulipmania fills the air, and as you wander through to the buzzy lounge area, composed of large communal tables and copious plants, it will soon become clear why Concepcio by Nobis is top of many digital nomads’ travel lists.
The Packing Edit
Nordic cool meets Mallorcan magic.
Sleeping quarters are simple and soothing. Despite their paired-back appearance, they don’t scrimp on any of the important things – decent size bathrooms (well stocked with BYREDO); beyond comfortable mattresses backed by woven headboards from Sweden’s oldest furniture maker Gemla Fabrikers; epic steamers (hello, Steamery); and somewhere (a Carl Hansen Cuba chair, to be precise) to exhale after a day stomping the pavements of Palma.
Comprising of 31 rooms and suites across seven categories, accommodations range from the cosy Small Double to the one-of-a-kind Terrazza Room. We set up camp in Room 111 – it’s proximity to the pool is a real selling point.
The Little Extras
The hotel’s jewel in the crown must be its outdoor pool. A little oasis, complete with sunny terrace, the pool area is open exclusively to hotel guests and their visitors. Kickback on a yellow- and white-striped sun lounger and order an Aperol spritz and fish tacos from the pool bar. Soak up the sun in this seclude spot adorned with local plants anytime from 9AM-7PM, noting that the space is small so… (insert early birds’ adage here).
There’s also a compact gym, which is open 24/7 and has free weights and spinning machines, plus a sauna and relaxation room.
The Food + Drink
Breakfast is served buffet style and is supplemented with an a la carte menu. Tuck into a mixture of warm and cold plates – or, if you’re leaving early, they’ll pack up an early bird breakfast of fruit salad, coffee, juice, and a toasty for you (this is available to those departing pre-8AM).
Lunch and dinner are offered at the ground-floor restaurant, Xalest, where focus is placed on locally inspired cuisine. Begin with a covetable combo of tapas and pintxos and see how the night unfolds. The menu is designed to be shared and if we’re talking crowd-pleasing options, you can’t go wrong with the red-prawn croquettes and the beef cheek with truffled potato purée.
A convivial space, if you’re looking for somewhere for early aperitifs (or, indeed, a nightcap), the bar – stocked with regional wines and the makings of your favourite cocktails – is just the ticket. Sip your stir in the comfort of a green-velvet Hay sofa in the lounge, or perch yourself amidst the action by taking a seat at the bar. Wherever you choose to dwell, it’s all very much relaxed, cool vibes here.
The To-Do List
Take a trip to the charming village of Deia for a half day, or in Palma itself, pay a visit to the Fundacio Miro Mallorca. Pick up some jamon and olives at El Paladar, which neighbours the hotel, for provisions ahead of your day of exploring.
For something closer to home, make a beeline for Passeig del Born if you’re keen to shop up a storm, whilst a short walk in the opposite direction will take you to the flower-stall-lined La Rambla, if you’re more in a browsing headspace.