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Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Ranked #4 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 December 2013

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, I stayed at the Mercer for four nights with a friend in December 2013. Located in the Gothic Quarter the area is perfect to explore the laneways, stumble across cool bars and restaurants, and admire ancient monuments and public squares. As a smaller property it has a unique 'boutiquey' feel about it. The amazing staff are consistently attentive, friendly and professional. The barman mixed sensational drinks and it was the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day. I particularly liked the preservation of the Roman walls alongside the chic, clean minimalist lines of the European fittings. Overall, a very cool place to stay......

Room Tip: We stayed in a room overlooking the inner garden which was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Schadey
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you so much for sharing with us your excellent comment about the Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

As General Manager of the hotel, I feel really proud when I read comments like yours. For us is really important provide to our guest with the best services as possible, is for that all the staff try to improve every day searching the new best restaurants, expositions, tours...

Many thanks!

We look forward welcoming you back when you come to Barcelona.

Francesc Holgado
General Manager

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

All the reviews are true, this is a wonderful hotel and what makes it even more special is the personal, each member of the hotel we had contact with was very attentive, smiling and really willing to make our stay special. and they did succeed! from the morning, till afternoon, even the night shift was charming and gracious. i say even because in some of the hotels they tend to hire grumpy serious people for night shift, but not here!
we loved the architecture of the building and the way it mix both antique style and minimalist scandinavian style. our room (superior) maybe wasn't too big, but definitely well arranged and facing an interior garden. it was very quiet and if i add that the bed was the best ive ever slept on, you can only imagine how hard it was for us to wake up every morning.
we are from france, living in the uk, travel a lot and we stay only in 5* hotels, but this one beats all of them.
thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful and see you next year!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PKtravelerKP
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for sharing with us your excellent comments about the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, wich are very important for us, because many people as you, have been decided for them.

As General Manager of the hotel, I am pleased to read comments like yours. I try to transmit to all the staff about my hospitality services mentality and for my the most important is the services. Is for that we work steadily to be betters and to provide our guests with the best stays possible. I am really pleased that it was succeeded in your case.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you come to Barcelona.

Best regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Barcelona is busy, bustling, and raucous and amidst this din nestles the Mercer hotel, a dream place for romantic couples. On your next anniversary be sure to book your room in this intimate place. You will enjoy your togetherness more. The tone and décor of the hotel blends supremely with the gothic architecture of the city. The rooms are contemporary and the restaurant and bar are located in one of the historic towers. The location is superb as a majority of the historical sites are easily covered by foot including Las Ramblas and the sea front. Your stay will be more memorable if you visit the roof top with its well stocked bar. Do enjoy the great service. One trick is not to announce your anniversary. Spring it as a surprise on the hotel and you would probably get an upgrade.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank KatieMopTop
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Sir / Madam,

I would like to thank you for sharing with us your experience in our hotel.

We work to provide our guests with the best stays possible. As General Manager of the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, I am glad that it was succeeded in your case.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kindly regards,

Francesc Holgado
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We spent a couple of days in Barcelona and stayed at the Mercer - mostly because of the glowing reviews that the hotel got on TripAdvisor. The reviews were not wrong - it's truly an excellent hotel. The hybrid of medieval walls and Scandinavian minimalism works really well - the ambient is elegant, but not sterile. We stayed in a Gran Deluxe room which was high up overlooking the inner courtyard. The room was very spacious and the bed was amazing.

The breakfast was excellent with fresh locally produced food. You can choose items from a set menu and there's a buffet with various goodies. The buffet is not self-service so it was amusing to look at the waiters desperately trying to intercept guests before they helped themselves.

Service was superb. The staff was very attentive and willing to help with just about anything. At the same time they left you alone when you wanted to.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank LouCF
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you so much for sharing with us your excellent comments about the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, wich are very important for us, because many people as you have been decided for them.

We work steadily to provide our guests with the best stays possible. As General Manager of the hotel, I am glad that it was so in your case.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you come to Barcelona.

Best regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

This was my third stay in Barcelona in the last 18 months and it was definitely a case of third time lucky. This is a small hotel in a very quiet side street but is very centrally situated in the City Centre. Everything about the hotel was first class: the rooms, the food and particularly the service. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. My principal reason for the visit was to see a football match but my ticket got lost in the UK postal system so I arrived the day before the game without one. The staff went to a great deal of trouble to ensure I got a ticket and even kept my elderly mother entertained while I was at the game. The hotel is quite informal - not at all stuffy - but the whole experience is very much 5 star. This is the hotel I shall use for future trips to this wonderful city.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Devalera
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for sharing with us and with our future eventual guests your excellent experience in the Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

As General Manager I am glad that your needs were fulfilled and you finally succeeded in attending the football game. We are pleased to assist our guests whenever it is required.

We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Barcelona.

Warm regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

This is the first time I have written in Trip Advisor but felt it was my duty to tell you about this hotel. We visited Barcelona late November 2013. The Mercer Hotel is a small, intimate, beautifully designed hotel with a combination of the old ie the Roman and Medieval walls merging seamlessly with the modern minimalist design. Our teenage kids were in the slightly larger Deluxe Twin room and very comfortable with 3 beds, a wonderful bath and shower and we were in the adjoining but not interconnecting perfectly fine Superior Room which has a large modern shower but no bath. The rooms were facing the pretty internal courtyard and very quiet. Just to note there is only a half wall dividing the bedroom from the shower/ sink area with a separate private toilet in the room- there is not much privacy if in the shower. We ate the breakfasts there which were delicious.
The staff were delightful- I have never been in a hotel where they have been so genuinely charming, happy and helpful. They recommended good areas to eat and excellent restaurants and were lovely to our kids. They were happy to book tickets for museums, football tours, buses etc.
The location was perfect- we walked to most places from there occasionally taking a taxi. It was a perfect stay for 4 nights by which time we saw all the sights we wanted to see and had a wonderful time in Barcelona.

Room Tip: I would recommend Deluxe facing internal courtyard. There were no children's activities as this...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Anna M
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2013

Dear Madam,

I would like to thank you for sharing with us your excellent experience in our hotel.

As General Manager of the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, I am pleased to read comments like yours. We work steadily to provide our guests with the best stays possible. I am glad that it was so in your case.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 December 2013

The service here is remarkable - anything we needed, the concierge assisted us with - getting discounted tickets to Casa Batllo or any recommendations for our next stop to Seville because one of the staff was from there. They were always attentive to our needs and very amenable to everything - this is definitely a recommended hotel that we'll stay at in the future.

Location wise, this is perfect - not caught in the loud hustle and bustle of La Rambla or Placa Reial but close enough that everything is only a five minute walk at most within the Barri Gotic in any direction we go.

I would recommend not driving directly to the front of the hotel - there's a reason why taxis don't drop off directly in front of the property - the "roads" can narrowly fit in a compact car, but trying to get out of the Barri Gotic in what was a novice American's second attempt at driving stick shift was quite possibly the most stressful part of our trip! (laughable now, but nerve wracking when your car is stuck between another car and a wall and there's only two inches of maneuvering space to get out of it). If a cab drops you off at the city hall, it's literally only a one minute walk to the property.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 309, beautiful and private. Don't drive to the front of the hotel! Just wal...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ikli7
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Madam,

Thank you for sharing with us your comments.

As General Manager, I am glad when I read comments like yours. All the staff of the hotel works steadily to provide our guests with memorable stays. I am pleased that yours was a very satisfying experience.

We look forward to welcoming back when you come to Barcelona.

Best regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager

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Address: Calle dels Lledo 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £241 - £634 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mercer Hotel Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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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