We had two nights here at this beautiful hotel following our cruise. We did have a bit of trouble with the taxi to the hotel as the driver was not familiar with it & spoke no english at all. He did find it & then was kind enough to not charge the usual amount for our bags.
Check-in was great with the glass of prosecco in the garden & the paperwork brought out to us there to sign etc.
The moment we entered our room ( deluxe 203) we loved it - everything has been well planned & no detail left out: amazing furniture, bed, toiletries, robes, slippers in little cotton bags etc etc. We loved the design of the room with the vanity/basin in the room - great shower & toilet completely separate. We realise some others have commented on this style of bathroom & have not liked it but we loved it. Of course you would not choose this type of room if you were not travelling with your spouse!
Service was amazing as everyone has previously stated - charming & friendly.
We found the location great as we could walk around this gorgeous old part & also walk to the beach etc.
The terrace on the roof was very nice & we had a drink up there which was good, however the night we arrived we were very tired & decided to have something to eat there instead of going out - it was then we discovered that the prices were a bit steep - 22euros each for bread with a small amount of roast beef & a handful of potato crisps - I am gluten intolerant & so could only eat the couple of slices of meat & the chips - we live & learn! We also found that the breakfast was very expensive - 35euros . I had seen on the website that you could order separate dishes( not on there any more) - so we were able to have a delicious omelette for 10euros - all in the beautiful courtyard garden with roman wall & arch & lovely flowers.
We also had free bottled water & soft drinks in our room - we did however miss our cup of tea in our room as there are no provisions for this - that would have just added to the perfection of this hotel.Overall we really loved our stay & would return should we ever come back to Barcelona.
- 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