Unless fancy expensive luxury is your thing, the Hotel Market is the place to stay in Barcelona. It's very reasonably prices, and has great character. It is in an old building, but the interior has been completely redone. All rooms are unique. I booked three of the least expensive rooms for 5 nights. It may be worth spending a little more to get a larger room, because the standard rooms are a bit small, but they are still very nice. From top to bottom the hotel is very clean and stylish. The bathrooms are great, even in the standard rooms. The rooms on the front can be a little noisy.
The best part of this hotel is its restaurant. I like to avoid tourist traps, and this is anything but. The restaurant has authentic food from the region, exquisitely prepared for a great price. The prices range from $10-20 for entrees and they are all fantastic! In addition, they offer a daily 3 course prix fixe menu - $15 for lunch and maybe $20-25 for dinner that includes a glass of wine! You have to make reservations daily because there is always a line out the door, and its all locals! Fantastic. A great wine selection to boot, ranging from $10-25 a bottle.
It's right by the historic Sant Antoni Market and about a 10-15 minute walk to Catalunya Square, just out of the touristy area but still within an easy commute of all the sites. I really couldn't have been happier with this hotel. I will stay here every time I come to Barcelona. It's just that good!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Market Hotel & Restaurant has been open since October 2004, and although it functions normally and is working as if it were, it is not finished yet. At the moment it has 33 rooms, and at the end it will have about 80. All the rooms have full-equipped bathroom, air conditioning, central heating, cable TV, free internet access and phone, and although all they look similar, they are not all the same, and there are also different types of rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Market Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia