The location of this hotel is perfect. Right in the middle of Barri Gotic, near the cool El Born and more touristy Las Ramblas. Walking distance to Boqueria, Barceloneta, the Gothic Quarter sights and near the subway for easy connection to Eixample, Sagrada etc.
This boutique hotel is very charming, with beautiful stone work, wooden beams and sleek design.
The concierge Florencia was excellent, extremely professional and helped us secure hard-to-get dinner reservations and made great recommendations.
Our only disappointment was with the room, ours had particularly low ceilings, "half" windows, ugly construction view below, and poorly connected. By poorly connected we mean that the minibar was stored in the closet, where there was no electrical outlet, so we had to put the fridge in the middle of the entryway so that the cord could reach the outlet to keep the drinks and jamon/manchego snacks we picked up at the market cool. But since the electricity is linked to the hotel key being inserted near the door, when we would leave the room and housekeeping came through, they would remove the key (probably to save electricity) and so we would come back and the drinks/food was warm, the room was hot, and again in an effort to save electricity: the window shutters and drapes shut tight. While we commend this effort, we found it a bit excessive for what is supposed to be a 5-star luxury hotel. Overall, an excellent option in Barcelona for charm, location and wonderful service...they just need to work on the rooms a bit and also add a fitness center which was also a miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This architectural marvel is located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic quarter on mythic Calle Lledó, just a short distance from the Plaza de Sant Jaume. It not only represents the splendour of the old Julia Augusta Flaventina Paterna Colony, in what was then the Roman city of Barcino, but is also an archaeological gem that combines past and present, the monumental and the latest design. Now travellers can enjoy the greatest hotel comforts in the heart of old Barcelona, with exclusive views of the dome of the church of Santa María del Mar, the basilica of San Just i Pastor, and the Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercer Hotel Barcelona Catalonia