Gemma Bell

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

with Gemma Bell www.gemmabell.com
  • Where:Barcelona

  • 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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

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

Dine outside for the best experience of this brilliant Catalan restaurant.

Café de L’Academia

Calle Lledo, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Dine outside for the best experience of this brilliant Catalan restaurant.

Family run tapas bar with their own homemade cava.

El Xampanyet

Carrer de Montcada, 22, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Family run tapas bar with their own homemade cava.

When in Barcelona!

Picasso Museum

Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

When in Barcelona!

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Carrer dels Lledó, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

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