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Mercer Hotel Barcelona

  • Where:
  • Why:Weekend away.
  • When:October 2013
  • Who:Me and Ben
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Mercer Hotel Barcelona Little contemporary tapas bar at the front of the hotel.

Little contemporary tapas bar at the front of the hotel.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona The stunning, expansive lobby with high ceilings, stonewalls and central courtyard open to the sky.

The stunning, expansive lobby with high ceilings, stonewalls and central courtyard open to the sky.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Be immersed in history! Some parts of the Mercer Hotel date back to the 1st Century, this section was part of the Roman Wall of Barcino.

Be immersed in history! Some parts of the Mercer Hotel date back to the 1st Century, this section was part of the Roman Wall of Barcino.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Our beautiful bedroom with the most comfortable bed ever!

Our beautiful bedroom with the most comfortable bed ever!

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Looking down on Barcelona from our crumbling original window frame.

Looking down on Barcelona from our crumbling original window frame.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Silky smooth finish with Molton Brown amenities.

Silky smooth finish with Molton Brown amenities.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Could this be the most amazing ‘welcome to our hotel’ gift ever? Little balls of fruit, chocolate and sorbet accompanied by a glass of cava! Yum!

Could this be the most amazing ‘welcome to our hotel’ gift ever? Little balls of fruit, chocolate and sorbet accompanied by a glass of cava! Yum!

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Okay, so yes, we’d had a bit to drink and decided to go to the rooftop at night! But hey, doesn’t it look pretty!

Okay, so yes, we’d had a bit to drink and decided to go to the rooftop at night! But hey, doesn’t it look pretty!

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Contemporary style, sitting in history.

Contemporary style, sitting in history.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Cute bar next to the restaurant.

Cute bar next to the restaurant.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona Mercer Hotel’s discreet entrance in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

Mercer Hotel’s discreet entrance in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Yes, why not?

  • Price

    Expensive, but well worth it

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