Gemma Bell

Mercer Hotel

Barcelona

by: Gemma Bell

  • Why

    Weekend away.

  • When

    October 2013

  • Who

    Me and Ben

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Highs + Lows

  • History, culture, design, gastronomy all under one roof... what’s not to love?

  • I just love the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona – narrow, winding lanes to get lost in.

  • This is a calming and relaxing hotel, not a place for party animals!

  • No mini bar in our room, but we didn’t actually miss it.

: 46/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique

  • Vibe

    Modernity meets the ancient.

  • Location

    In the heart of the historic Gothic Quarter.

  • Rooms

    28

  • Music

    Relatively innocuous.

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    Principe de Asturias awarded architect Rafael Moneo.

  • Pool/Gym

    A beautiful, stylish roof terrace with loungers and a small pool to cool off in.

  • Restaurant

    Mercer Hotel has two restaurants; one by restaurateur Jean Luc Figueras from nearby Girona, the other is a contemporary tapas bar / tavern called Le Bouchon.

  • Bar

    Yes... simple and chic.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free throughout.

  • Children

    Yes, why not?

  • Price

    Expensive, but well worth it

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Family run tapas bar with their own homemade cava.

El Xampanyet

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Family run tapas bar with their own homemade cava.

When in Barcelona!

Picasso Museum

Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

When in Barcelona!

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Mercer Hotel

Carrer dels Lledó, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

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