Caroline Clements

Sir Victor

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  • Where:Barcelona, Spain
  • Why:The start of a European adventure.
  • When:September 2019
  • Who:Me and @dillon.sr
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The rooftop bar at night – all lit up.

The bedroom with mini bar for making cocktails and designer light fittings.

The hotel lobby with mind boggling artwork behind the check-in desk and hotel shop selling locally made pieces.

The in-house steak restaurant Mr Porter, also where a huge fresh buffet breakfast is served daily.

Soaking in the warm indoor spa pool.

Up on the sunny rooftop taking in the views over to Gaudi’s Casa Milà.

Unique exterior design making all balconies very private.

Taking in the vibes at the rooftop pool.

Highs & Lows

  • The rooptop cocktail bar is very special. With plunge pool and sweeping views of the urban skyline, which includes La Sagrada Familia in the distance, and just a few doors down in Gaudi’s masterpiece Casa Mila. The menu is tapas style with dishes that focuses on fresh, raw, marinated and grilled ingredients. They regularly have local DJs play up on the rooftop. The vibes are fun whether you’re there for a swim or a late-night vermouth.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Contemporary modern Catalan luxury.

  • Vibe

    Uber cool meets elegant industrial design.

  • Location

    Super centrally located between the Eixamle and Gràcia districts of Barcelona, just off the Passeig de Gràcia. Close to Diagonal Metro station.

  • Rooms

    91

  • Music

    Tropicalia

  • Year Opened

    Sir Victor opened in February 2019 by the Sir Hotel group, who have hotels in Berlin, Amsterdam and Ibiza. But the property was previously the celebrated Omm Hotel, which was open for close to 20 years prior.

  • Designed By

    Interior architecture studio Baranowitz + Kronenberg redesigned the space that was previously Om Hotel. They have created a journey through different landscapes of the city, celebrating Barcelona’s topography and proximity to the mountains and the sea. Details include a dramatic copper mesh ceiling in the hallways to rooms, dark walnut furniture, Bocci light pieces and finishes in brass, steel, rose gold and Carrara marble.

  • Pool/Gym

    Rooftop pool (more for relaxing than laps), a gym with excellent facilities.

  • Restaurant

    A rooftop bar serving food and a restaurant on the ground floor called Mr Porter - a steakhouse and bistro by international hospitality team The Entourage Group.

  • Bar

    Yes, on the rooftop. Or you can sit up at the bar at Mr Porter (ground floor restaurant).

  • Minibar

    Yes, you can make cocktails in the room. Other features include chips, nuts, locally made chocolate, and sun cream.

  • Children

    Probably not.

  • Price

    Expensive luxury chic.

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