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Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Address Lledó 7; 08002 Barcelona
between Reina Elionor and Baixada del Caçador
Neighbourhood Barrio Gótico | See on map
Metro Jaume I [L4]
Telephone +34 93 310 7480
Website http://www.mercerbarcelona.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mercer.hotelbarcelona
Price From EUR 270

The work of Pritzker Prize-winning Spanish starchitect Rafael Moneo, the five-star, 28-room Mercer Hotel Barcelona is set in a spectacular 12th century palace that also incorporates part of the town’s Roman wall and one of the watch towers dating back to the 1st (yes, first) century. Even if the name was intended to sound like the New York hotel, there’s nothing quite like this anywhere else.

With a beautiful courtyard at the hotel’s heart, wide corridors, high ceilings and lots of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows create an unexpected sensation of spaciousness throughout, reinforced by generously sized rooms. Even smaller Superiors are fairly roomy but serious space hogs can combine the Suite with a Junior Suite for a 150 square meter Gran Suite.

The décor is minimalist – with ample closet space to stow away your own clutter – without being clinical, deploying lots of warm woods, soft tones and exposed wall sections for character. You’ll need to specifically request a room with a bath tub if that’s your thing, but otherwise all the boxes are ticked: quality toiletries (Agua de Loewe and Etro), cotton count, around-the-clock room service, free Wi-Fi, etc.

The terrace is fabulous, with a sundeck and splash pool overlooking the neighbourhood’s rooftops, and partly compensates the lack of an in-house gym. At street level, The Mercerino restaurant – excellent though a little on the pricey side – is open for all meals (except Sunday lunch and dinner), with al fresco service in the courtyard when the weather permits, while two smaller wine and cocktail bars cater to the thirsty.

You can find other great boutique hotels in the Barrio Gótico – though this location is excellent, on a quiet street with independent shops and galleries close to the trendy Born area, both the Neri Hotel and the DO Plaça Reial can certainly be recommended – but you won’t find Mercer’s combination of tranquillity, spaciousness, and mix of ancient with contemporary.