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“Artistic/Boutique Hotel but dodgy area”

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Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux
Ranked #22 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 December 2011

We stayed there from 7th Sep-10th Sep, my husband & I, After I had finally managed to get a booking just a week earlier via phone, Since I admire staying in design boutique hotels for their unique character & stylish interior also for the limited number of suites/rooms.
I read so much about it online by simply googling for a boutique hotel in the ruins/historic sites...etc then NERI was there, images online were so amazing, and the person I booked through was also really nice & helpful.
When we arrived in Barcelona, hotel staff were really helpful to assist us direct our taxi driver to the hotel. Once we got there we simply did the checking in procedures and one of the staff showed us around and took us to our suite, it was really lovely, its exactly my taste in furniture and colors, for my husband it was the opposite effect he didnt like it at all, he expects large bright rooms, but he didnt say anything since he knew I was excited about staying in a vintage historic hotel. we had a tiny terrace u can stand out on it but the area itself isnt what you would expect, facing another building, barely 2 meters away from our hotel, and that was one of things that disturbed us both, is having these strange people in the streets doing noise and even people who are simply talking and passing by you could here everything while you tried to sleep (though the bed itself was amazingly comfortable and I can sleep anywhere if my bed is cozy, clean & fresh with big fluffy pillows) if it werent for the drunk workers outside. We also enjoyed their small bar just downstairs from the back entrance of the hotel, around a small fountain, its really dodgy area though, we were having a bite in the outdoor seating area, and suddenly you see 2 drug dealers exchanging stuff probably & you look around thinking this must be a movie!! How on earth are these people doing these things & its in midday! Well, its not a movie, then police 2 seconds later drive through on their bikes, and the guys act as if they weren't doing anything wrong, but people in the restaurant don't dare to say anything, afraid from those 2 men.
So hotel is great but the area even though its behind the cathedral simply steps away, but its full of drug addicts and alcoholics wandering around and its not the Neri"s problem. We didn't have any complaints about anything cause all was working fine in our suite, other than the safe, its basically a box with a password, its separated from the closet, but its inside, but I wouldn't trust leaving my valuables and going out knowing somebody can simply go in our suite and take the safe out with him/her. But we didn't have any issues thankfully! We didnt have breakfast in the hotel but we had a snack as I mentioned down int heir bar. Other than that, there was plenty of good cafes around. We also asked the hotel staff to advise us whats the best way to go to Sabadell, 30 min out of Barcelona, hoping to meet my wedding dress designer, The staff member he was actually from that area and gladly assisted us and ordered the taxi to take us to our destination. Hotel staff were really nice I dont blame people or a hotel for having bad/noisy neighbors. One more thing, The toiletries are really good and all you need to buy is some toothpaste & deodorant! Take the open bus tour if you go in Spring, buy the 2 day access if you're there for a weekend, its really good and worth it, takes you all around the city, up and down hills & mountains, to the sea and to the poor areas also, its interesting to see all this, you can hop on & off anytime, every 15 min another bus passes by at the same stops, it can get really busy so make sure you get there on time so you guarantee to get a seat on the bus!

Room Tip: Ask for a room which isnt low nor is it facing the construction building which is 2 meters away from...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank MrsHansson
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

The Hotel Neri has a very stylish and charming design! It's something between old town palace, asian-style leisure, and artistic chic. Junior Suites with roof terrace are phenomenal! There's even a hammock! They have thought of every single detail in the room, the bathroom is awesome! They have even noted our pre-arrival wish of having two separate duvets instead of one king-size!

Breakfast ist delicious and very versitile. It's well worth the money, especially when sitting on Placa Neri or on their romantic roof terrace.

The staff is very professional and accomodating. They care about everything you might need.

And the location can't get any better! You literally live where tourists gather to get told about the history of the location. It's a few steps from the cathedral, 5 minutes from Born quarter, 5 minutes from Ramblas, but at the same time quiet.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Monius
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

My husband and I just returned from a lovely trip to Barcelona. We stayed at the Neri for 6 nights and just loved the hotel.Wonderful location and very helpful staff especially Mar at reception. Our room overlooked the lovely San Felipe Neri square and the church bells and school children just added to the charm of this lovely hotel. The Neri was peace and tranquility.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank Lovick16
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Overall, our stay at Neri was fantastic. It's tucked away in a quiet side street away from the crowds, but just a stone throw's away from old-world barcelona charm and attractions. The hotel staff service was impeccable and everything was very clean. I especially appreciated the design of the hotel. I find that lots of "modern" boutique hotels in Europe go over the top and lose their old-world charm, but Neri found a good balance between the two. The bedding was so comfortable that it made my wife want to get the same kind for our home. My only complaint would be that the room we stayed in was in need of some minor renovation. It was all very nice and clean, but it's starting to show its age.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cheezpirate
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

In the heart of the Gothic Quarter sits this beautiful little hotel with surprisingly modern interior design. There is a perfect balance of old and new with the stunningly beautiful stone lobby, stone tiled bathrooms, reclaimed wood closets and doors paired with bright modern paintings, fixtures and furniture.

The location is perfect. You can easily walk to many great shops and restaurants in the GQ as well as the cathedral. It's a busy place, so you will get some noise if the windows are open, but that's part of the fun.

The only downside I can think of is that a cab can't let you off at the door, so you'll need a rolling suitcase for the short walk from the square to the hotel. But it's worth it to stay in this gorgeous hotel. Not only do I long to stay there again, I kind of want to move in.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank julie M
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

The good (and we found it superb): If you want to experience the reality of life in the heart of the historic part of this beautiful city, this is the place for you. It's a quaint and tastefully decorated boutique hotel with surprise touches everywhere you go - hot chocolate in the library/lounge, a selection of your favourite music (CD) in your room, custom linen and bedding, an outdoor terrasse just off the Neri Restaurant with a fountain tucked away in the courtyard, spacious bathroom and rooms filled with light and every amenity you could want. If it's not there, you need only ask the friendly and efficient staff. Where else in the old gothic quartier can you find a sensational rooftop terrace with a stunning view overlooking one of the nearby cathedrals...it was a treat after spending the days exploring other parts of the city that were crammed with tourists. I agree with the guest who said that the schoolchildren laughing and playing in the courtyard just added to the wonderful atmosphere and it didn't deter us from the afternoon siesta as we simply closed the window. The guide books don't tell you that this is one of the safest hotel locations in the entire city because of its proximity to nearby government and police offices. The added plus is that almost everything is within 15 minutes walking distance and the Metro system is one of the easiest to navigate on the planet.
The Bad: Not much to say here, except that there is ongoing construction just across from the hotel entrance and because of the very narrow streets, construction noise can literally be just across the street (less than 10 feet away) if your room is located on the Calle Sant Sever side. Secondly, I'd strongly recommend going with the hotel transport on your way in. Yes, it's twice as expensive, but well worth it as we actually got a guided tour once we entered the city and found this invaluable since we knew all the major monuments/buildings and never got lost after that. If you chose the airport taxis, you could easily get lost or you'd have to lug your suitcases down cobblestone streets, which is no fun. The hotel was happy to call a regular cab service on our way back to the airport (costs between 30-35 Euro depending on traffic).
The Ugly: Can't think of anything to add with regards to this hotel. However, I will share one ugly experience about Barcelona in general. Everyone knows to be on the look-out for pickpockets, and they are rampant (especially in La Boqueria)! but I would like to add that you should stay away from the young locals who are always in the plazas tossing those neon blue spinning tops into the air. They are apparently drug dealers as we witnessed in one not-so-pleasant show-down with a group of mobile police one evening.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Audiowithoutborders
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Beautiful, atmospheric hotel with everything you could need. Other reviews mentioned the noise of builders and the school - but that all added to the `city` atmosphere for us and was only what you would expect. Certainly no negative points or issue`s. All staff were excellent and nothing too much trouble. The food was at the top of the tree quality wise - `Michelin` should be informed. If ever we return to Barcelona then we would not waste time looking for anything better. Perfect location, Perfect Hotel. Many Thanks.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Sant Sever, 5, 08026 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#26 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#58 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £226 - £438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This chic and exclusive hotel, located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux is set in two historical and aristocratic houses, being one of them a medieval palace from the XII century. The building's original period charm has been preserved and enhanced by the hotel's sophisticated interior design. Its design blends with relaxing music and sensual aromas to create a unique setting in this ancient area of central Barcelona. Set right beside the city's Cathedral, the Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux lies just a short distance from the bustling Las Ramblas, la Boqueria market, the Picasso museum, ... Is the perfect place to discover Barcelona. The hotel has 22 rooms and suites, some decorated with murals on gold and silver, others with balconies or terraces, each room has its own particular charm, although all come equipped with: free Wi-Fi, kettle and herbals teas, a selection of bed linen and pillows, flat screen TV, DVD and movie directory, Bluetooth loud speaker, minibar, safe deposit box, 24hrs Room Service, laundry service, shoe polish. Bathrooms are finished in quartzite - a stone known for its beneficial health properties- and offer eco-friendly Korres amenities, a bathrobe, slippers and hair dryer. Neri Restaurant brings together tradition and modernity in an intimate, noble and welcoming atmosphere exuding harmony, romanticism and magic. A medieval stone wall with two great arches brings us flavors of the 12th century. Its Mediterranean creative menu is designed four times a year adapting to seasonal products. Next to the restaurant, is located the Lounge Bar, right behind the wall arches from 12th century, where guests - in-house or from outside - may enjoy a coffee, cocktails from over the world, cheeses or other aperitifs and snacks. When the good weather comes, the Lounge Bar opens its terrace in the historical Sant Felip Neri square to enjoy tapas or the restaurant menu from midday to the fresh summer nights. At the rooftop of the hotel, you will find Roba Estesa: a peaceful and hidden place in the gothic quarter, open to everyone to delight cocktails and tapas and shelter from the city noises and enjoy Barcelona's roofs. ... more   less 
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