What We Love
- The rooftop Sky Bar with a plunge pool, tasty burgers and cocktails, and deep sofas for post-lunch snoozes
- Light-filled, spacious rooms with comfortable beds and powerful showers
- Reasonably priced spa treatments
- The beautiful 19th century exterior
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $2 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at check out
- The hotel is located on the Gran Via, one of Barcelona's busiest thoroughfares
- Double Rooms are cozy, starting at 236 square feet
- Ona Lounge bar has live music on Fridays and Saturdays
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Not quite designer and too big to be boutique, the H10 Casanova still feels groovier than most chain hotels. The vivid green backlit bar in the spacious lobby-cum-lounge provides a focal point to the white leather sofas and halfmoon armchairs arranged in front of large picture windows that look onto the stately apartment buildings of the Gran Via, giving a pleasing sense of place. Guestrooms are uniformly decorated in muted shades of gold, burgundy and chocolate, but the roof terrace strikes a trendier note with charcoal-gray walls, wood deck and white-on-white sun loungers. An upbeat soundtrack roaming from jazz and swing to disco and house adds to the feel-good factor.
Bed and Bath
All 124 guestrooms have the same aesthetic: gauzy drapes at the window in shades of beige and gray, beech-colored parquet on the floors, and modern, gold-painted fixtures such as desks and occasional tables. The key word here is comfort, and all but the smallest rooms have a sofa, a plasma TV and free WiFi, with thoughtful touches like bottled water on the bedside tables and fluffy white bathrobes. Two-room suites are great for families, and throughout you’ll find sleek bathrooms that are well appointed with a bathtub and shower, although those in the Deluxe rooms are rather petite.
The eighth-floor Sky Bar serves poolside cocktails and burgers throughout the summer, and the DJ-helmed Ona Lounge is open year-round for drinks and tapas. Breakfast is served in the light-flooded Mediterrani restaurant, which overlooks the Gran Vía. There’s a small fitness center and a spa decked out with natural woods and bamboo, and the treatments are very reasonably priced.
In the Area
Situated just above the newly fashionable Sant Antoni neighborhood, which spills out from its Art Nouveau market, the H10 Casanova is a great spot for just hanging out. Leafy streets lined with smart townhouses give it a village feel, and on Carrer del Parlament you’ll find a vibe that’s as much Greenwich Village as Barcelona. The street teems with hip bars and restaurants and boutique clothes shops, as well as some more old-fashioned venues such as the legendary Horchateria Sirvent, which has the finest tigernut milk in town, and Pa I Trago for staunchly traditional dishes. Across the road you’ll find the iconic Café Escribà, which opened in 1906. For tapas head to La Flauta, named for a delightfully chewy, baton-shaped bread stick unique to Catalunya. Filled with Iberian ham or manchego cheese, it makes an excellent breakfast or light lunch. Dine alfresco on a pretty terrace at Taller de Tapas on Rambla de Catalunya, where the specials include a sublime lobster rice and slow-roasted mountain lamb.
How to Get There
Stayed at the h10 Barcelona for 5 nights with my partner.
Check in was quick and they were able to let us in to our room early which was great. Staff were very friendly and helpful too
Our room was on the 3rd floor and faced a small courtyard which looked like part of the spa. For 2 our room was a suitable size and had everything we needed. It was tastefully decorated and housekeeping kept it clean which was incredible given how much stuff we had!
Location was absolutely perfect. About a 10 minutes walk takes you to Las Ramblas area, and the nearby L’Eixample area provided numerous dining options (Bardot, Maitea Taberna and La Bodegueta Provença among our favourites). We walked everywhere in fact, including to the beach, Sagrada Familia and Park Güell as everything was within an hour’s walk. The airport bus stops within a 5 minute walk too and is a much cheaper option than a taxi. Even during the later hours we felt very safe walking about. Plenty super markets close by.
We enjoyed the roof terrace on 2 occasions however it’s not too big and whilst that can be a good thing, we never managed to get a sun lounger. Plenty of comfortable seating however so we never suffered! It’s a good sun trap too. We had some drinks whilst there (pint of beer €5, bit steep but not unusual).
We planned to use the gym but it didn’t really have enough for us so we used Duel Gym which is about a 2 minute walk away and is €8 for a day pass.
Our only real gripe was within regards to the noise levels. The walls must have been very thin as we could easily hear our neighbours using their bathroom, and an argument from the couple across the hall could be easily heard. This wasn’t overly problematic for me but my partner is a light sleeper so he was woken on a number of occasions. Our only other very small complaint was a lack of lighting in the wardrobe, it was very difficult to see.
Overall the hotel was very good and the noise levels were the only thing to let it down. Location couldn’t have been better for us as it was close yet distanced from the overly touristy Las Ramblas area.
A weekend in July staying at the H10 Casanova was a treat from start to finish. Staff friendly, accomodation clean, rooms great with everything you need (you do need to request a kettle though but it is free) on the 7th floor we had great views from our balcony.
The sky bar with plunge pool was perfect for late afternoon after a long day of site seeing. a very relaxed space.
Breakfast was all you would want and buffet constantly being topped up even when you didn't arrive until the back end of service.
We enjoyed this hotel very much. Good, convenient location within walking distance of Ramblas and many restaurants and shops. Excellent breakfast and rooftop bar.Rooms were nicely decorated ,safe and clean.
Lovely hotel and great staff. My only complaint is the refusal to permit water and soft drinks by the pool, unless bought at the bar. The cost of a small bottle of water is outrageous and there should be easy access to water considering how hot it is up there.
Incredible hotel experience, pleasantly surprised by our room. We were two people, booked a superior double and it was a suite! I was so happy, I wish we had stayed more than 3 nights. WiFi worked well, air condition was great. From the front desk, to the bartender in the lobby and at the pool, everyone was so kind and helpful. It made our stay easy. The hotel is walking distance to everything, we were two blocks from La Rambla and happy that we weren’t directly on the street. The views from the rooftop pool were beautiful. We could not have asked for a better stay, we’ll be staying again and telling all friends and family.