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Casa Bonay Funky wallpaper from the bathrooms at Libertine and Elephant Crocodile Monkey.

Funky wallpaper from the bathrooms at Libertine and Elephant Crocodile Monkey.

Casa Bonay The floor is covered in original restored Nolla mosaic tiles, which gives the hotel an old-Catalan home feeling.

The floor is covered in original restored Nolla mosaic tiles, which gives the hotel an old-Catalan home feeling.

Casa Bonay Classic Catalan meets modern-fun entrance to the hotel. 
This is the view from bed of the small living room and patio. The high ceilings make the room feel very spacious.

Classic Catalan meets modern-fun entrance to the hotel.
This is the view from bed of the small living room and patio. The high ceilings make the room feel very spacious.

Casa Bonay Very comfortable bed and pillows, as well as lots of light in the room if you keep the terrace door open, and very dark (black out) when shut. The bed and wooden furniture is by local designer Marc Morro and the bedding is all handmade with natural fibers by Teixidors.

Very comfortable bed and pillows, as well as lots of light in the room if you keep the terrace door open, and very dark (black out) when shut. The bed and wooden furniture is by local designer Marc Morro and the bedding is all handmade with natural fibers by Teixidors.

Casa Bonay The rooms come with a yoga mat and block so that you can practice and feel good about yourself while you totally indulge on your vacation.

The rooms come with a yoga mat and block so that you can practice and feel good about yourself while you totally indulge on your vacation.

Casa Bonay The Courtyard Large Terrace room has a private terrace with outdoor shower, day beds and a quite interesting view of apartment homes in Barcelona (I would sit there for hours just watching the typical Spanish life).

The Courtyard Large Terrace room has a private terrace with outdoor shower, day beds and a quite interesting view of apartment homes in Barcelona (I would sit there for hours just watching the typical Spanish life).

Casa Bonay Probably the best mini bar I’ve ever come across. I fell in love with the Choco-Almond vegan chocolate chip cookie from their juice bar Mother.

Probably the best mini bar I’ve ever come across. I fell in love with the Choco-Almond vegan chocolate chip cookie from their juice bar Mother.

Casa Bonay . I fell in love with the Choco-Almond vegan chocolate chip cookie from their juice bar Mother.

. I fell in love with the Choco-Almond vegan chocolate chip cookie from their juice bar Mother.

Casa Bonay On the night table there’s a fantastic/fun/easy guide of cool places to go in the area.

On the night table there’s a fantastic/fun/easy guide of cool places to go in the area.

Casa Bonay Outdoor shower. Best feeling ever, and even better if you get in as soon as you wake up.

Outdoor shower. Best feeling ever, and even better if you get in as soon as you wake up.

Casa Bonay Their biggest restaurant Libertine (impressive industrial meets classic salon) serves hands down the BEST breakfast in Barcelona. With Japanese hints and flavors, you will never want to go back to you regular avocado toast in New York.

Their biggest restaurant Libertine (impressive industrial meets classic salon) serves hands down the BEST breakfast in Barcelona. With Japanese hints and flavors, you will never want to go back to you regular avocado toast in New York.

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Casa Bonay Satan’s Coffee Corner has great coffee, pastries, chia puddings, and kombucha to pamper you all day long.

Satan’s Coffee Corner has great coffee, pastries, chia puddings, and kombucha to pamper you all day long.

Casa Bonay Satan’s Coffee Corner.

Satan’s Coffee Corner.

Casa Bonay Satan's Coffee Corner pastries.

Satan's Coffee Corner pastries.

Casa Bonay And chia seed puddings.

And chia seed puddings.

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Casa Bonay The three restaurants: Libertine, Elephant Crocodile Monkey, Satan’s Coffee Bar.

The three restaurants: Libertine, Elephant Crocodile Monkey, Satan’s Coffee Bar.

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).

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • 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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