Convent de la Missio, Palma, Spain
The Convent de la Missio in Palma de Mallorca is a 17th-century monastery with 21st-century sensibilities. A small hotel, with only 14 rooms and suites, it is housed in an ancient building once dedicated to teaching missionaries. Tucked away down narrow streets and surrounded by garden patios, the Convent is reached through some unexpectedly modern opaque glass doors.
Within its walls are a refectory art gallery, bar, restaurant, lounge (complete with bean bags and open fire), wine cellar, Zen-designed roof-top patio, solarium, whirpool and sauna. There’s also a chapel, of course, and intermittent bell-ringing from the church next door. Just to remind you where you are.