Fernanda de la Puente

Casa Bonay

Barcelona, Spain

by: Fernanda de la Puente

  • Why

    Vacation

  • When

    August 2016

  • Who

    Me

Highs + Lows

  • Great staff: everyone was very friendly, helpful and warm.

  • Loved the rooftop bar and the tuna tostada appetizer.

  • The outdoor shower definitely changed my life.

  • The breakfast at Libertine was unbelievable and coffee from Satan’s was very good too.

  • Overall, the hotel makes you feel like you are in a real home; it feels cozy and authentic.

  • When showering or doing yoga on the room’s private patio, it didn't feel so private as I could see people from other build-ings which means they could probably see me (it isn't nec-essarily a bad thing).

: 48/50
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  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Design hotel that feels like a guesthouse.

  • Vibe

    Relaxed, young fun meets stylish, eccentric, healthy.

  • Location

    Super central, near the best shops and a 10-minute walk away from the Gothic Quarter, El Born and Poblenou.

  • Rooms

    67 rooms

  • Music

    Nope.

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Historical building from 1869 where the Bonay family grew up, designed by Francisco Batlle. Jose Antonio, one of the sons, then continued the business and Casa Bonay was redesigned in 2016 by Studio Tack, a design and development group based in New York.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    Two restaurants (Libertine and Elephant, Crocodile, Monkey by Chef Estanis Carenzo), one rooftop bar (El Chiringuito de Bonay) that is open from 6pm-midnight, and a coffee bar next to the lobby that serves great coffee and breakfast (Satan’s Coffee Corner).

  • Bar

    Yes. Libertine restaurant has a cocktail bar on the first floor, and also a El Chiringuito de Bonay rooftop bar with great appetizers and a cheerful ambiance.

  • Minibar

    The mini bar is pretty AMAZING filled with local products. There’s raw vegan goodies like the Choco Almond cookie and Rosemary Chipotle nuts and seeds. Also great: Truffle Torres Potato Chips, and typical Catalan Vermouth. There’s also a yoga kit next to the minibar with a mat and block.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    Probably leave them at home, but it’s quiet at night so I guess they should be welcomed too. It’s more of a younger crowd though.

  • Price

    Affordable.

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A great daytime restaurant.

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Casa Bonay

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 700, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

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