We stayed at the Primero Primera for a special occasion and didn't regret the decision one bit! We flew in from India after battling a flood like situation, we we had to literally abandon our waterlogged car and wade through waist deep water! We arrived very tired and stressed from the experience and quiet sad to have started off on a trip to celebrate a special occasion, in such a traumatic way! But it was like we arrived in an oasis! The area is just so clean and lovely, very high end residential area. The hotel itself outstanding! We were welcomed by the smell of peonies in the reception and a lovely complimentary snack bar with croissants and coffee to fuel ourselves.
Totally loved the idea of the complimentary snack bar, filled with all kinds of soft drinks, fruit, water, tea, coffee and croissants...... It felt like home! They also have a Mac desktop and a selection of books in the snack bar area.
The staff was very attentive and helpful to all our requests. They even directed us to a pizza place close by for a late lunch (La Fermata). The area is very nice and peaceful, without the commotion, tourist traffic and dirt of the centre..... Of course of you want to be in the thick of things, this might not be so convenient. We took cabs everywhere, which did prove a little expensive but figured it was just more comfortable and faster...... For eg:-€14 to Parc Guell, €18/19 to villa Olympic, €8 to Plaza Espana and €14 to the Gothic Quarter(Top of Argenteria )
The breakfast was also very nice. It was quiet compact, but not In a way where u felt there was something missing. It was just right,with a little bit of everything...cereal, fruit,beverage, pastries, bread, cheese, juice, Spanish omelet, eggs to order and good staff that would certainly make your day a good start!:)
We had two suites and totally loved them! The best part of the rooms ,I thought were the showers, they were soo good!
The only reason I have rated it very good and not excellent, is because in both our rooms there were these little white bugs we discovered on the carpet. They could be anywhere and in anything and you wouldn't have a clue. It was strange and creepy. When I called the reception they came and vaccumed both rooms immediately! But there were some still left behind, wish I had taken a picture. My Mom was totally freaked out by them. They looked like lint or just some specks in the carpets, only when u look real close do u realize they are living and moving things!
I had told them time and again that we were coming on the trip to celebrate a special occasion, my Dads 60th birthday! We stayed there on his birthday and I wish they done something a little more special for him on that day, would have made it such a memorable experience.......They put a couple of brownies in the room, but in my opinion that didn't quiet cut it.... Most hotels we have stayed in are very thoughtful about occasions, and such a special one not being duly celebrated by a appropriate token from them, a little disappointed:(.....
But however, cannot take away anything else from the hotel. Lovely hotel, helpful staff and and a peaceful stay! Would most definitely recommend :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Primero Primera has recently opened its doors in Barcelona. It is a 4* boutique hotel which offers a relaxed and quiet atmosphere and the comfort of a private home. Located in the residential area of Tres Torres-Sarria, just 10 minutes by metro from the Barcelona's city center. Its 30 spacious rooms are all exterior and carefully decorated with all sorts of details. It has a cafe with access to the terrace, a 24hrs snacks corner, free refreshments and honesty bar service, a cozy lounge with fireplace and comfortable sofas and a fitness. Outdoor swimming pool & garden. ... more less
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