Mercer Hotel, Barcelona
In the fall of 2012, this wonderful boutique hotel moved to the Gothic quarter with its narrow lanes. Tucked away behind a medieval façade, you will find highly elegant contemporary design by Gastón y Daniela. Expressionist art by Agusti Puig decorates adds fascinating accents. A good place to take your aperitif is in the luscious courtyard among the orange trees or on the rooftop patio with a view of the church of Santa Maria del Mar. Dine true to style in the former fortified tower with your back against a wall dating back to the first century. An impressive stairway and wide, sunlit hallways take you to the chi-chi guest rooms, done in earthy hues. Aside from art historians and connoisseurs of Barcelona, this en-vogue venue will delight pampered jet setters looking for that special something.
Hotel Price range
One night for two in a double of the lowest category during the off-season will cost approx.:
- Below € 250
- Below € 400
- Above € 400
A marvellous gem: The "Mercer" is built right against the first-century city walls. The restaurant is located inside an ancient fortified tower. You will keep discovering historic elements, such as medieval frescoes and columns from the 17th century. With its urbane design, the hotel brilliantly bridges the gap between past and present.
Not too keen to enter the maze of narrow streets in the Gothic quarter, taxis tend to drop off their passengers at the city walls. So if you wish to be taken all the way to the hotel's doorstep with your luggage, book your transportation through the "Mercer."
Location, ambience, room, service, and wine list:
6 = one of a kind
5 = excellent
4 = good
3 = satisfactory
2 = imperfect
1 = poor
6 = superior culinary art (normally 3 Michelin stars)
5 = extraordinarily creative culinary performance – often awarded one or two Michelin stars
4 = excellent cuisine, high quality, and consistency
3 = great cuisine, out of the ordinary
2 = unambitious cuisine
1 = best not to dine here
6 = unique resort or restaurant that satisfies (nearly) every need and desire
5 = top-of-the-lot in its category, as-new infrastructure, with lavish attention to detail
4 = swank restaurant or thrilling hotel with restaurant, bar, indoor or outdoor pool, gym, and spa
3 = elegant restaurant with patio, or small-but-refined hotel with restaurant
2 = harmonious restaurant without terrace or a luxurious B&B with swimming pool
1 = simple restaurant or charming B&B without swimming pool
Located in the maze of narrow lanes of Barrio Gótico, directly up against the historic city walls. From here, the ramblas, the rich ambience of the market hall La Boqueria, and the waterfront are just a 10 minute walk away.
It is a place that, while richly steeped in history, is characterised by contemporary design and cosmopolitan flair.
Gourmet restaurant "JLF", tapas bar "Le Bouchon," bar, library, small patio in the inner courtyard, rooftop patio including pool, lounge and bar.
The breakfast is outstanding, and leaves nothing to be desired! The dishes and delicacies of the in-house pastry shop are presented in an inspiring buffet you may order after your main course. Since many dishes are prepared to order in the kitchen, it makes sense to bring some extra time to breakfast. Affordable lunch menus and delicious tapas at "Le Bouchon," and creative cuisine at the "JLF" gourmet restaurant.
28 new rooms and suites are distributed across three floors, and overlook the small inner courtyard, the Roman city walls, or else the façade of the building across the narrow street. All of the rooms feature wooden floors, comfortable beds with fluffy down duvet and open-plan designer bathrooms by Antonio Lupi. Bathrooms are stocked with Molton Brown care products. Mini-bar and WiFi are complimentary.
The seasoned team display enormous sensitivity in seeing to it that each guest is well taken care of and happy.
Location: Barcelona | Barcelona
Carrer dels Lledó, 7 · 08003 Barcelona
Phone +34 933 10 74 80