Hotel Casa Bonay
What We Love
- Original 19th-century features reimagined by Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack
- Rooms are equipped with yoga mats and minibars stocked with local booze and snacks
- Yoga, Pilates and cocktails are available on the roof
What To Know
- It’s a 20-minute walk from Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and a 15-minute stroll from the shop-lined Passeig de Gracia
- Free WiFi
- Satan’s Coffee Corner serves brews all day, and cocktails are available on the roof
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In Barcelona’s Eixample district, Casa Bonay is a pared-down urban crash pad in a stately 19th-century building. Original features have been brought up to date by Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack. Expect to find traditional fireplaces, mosaics and whitewashed brick walls alongside thoroughly modern fabrics and simple blond wood furniture. Nifty extras include yoga mats and minibars stocked with local booze and snacks. Splurge on a Patio Room for outdoor space (some have an alfresco shower and/or a hammock), or opt for a Gran Via Room for views of the elegant boulevard. The property caters to health-conscious hipsters with a vegan juice bar and a rooftop terrace for yoga and Pilates. Less virtuous vacationers can take advantage of the all-day coffee bar, the cocktail bar and the lobby-level restaurant.
In the Area
Visit the awe-inspiring Fundació Joan Miró, which houses more than 225 paintings and 150 sculptures and is set in a landmark 1970s building. Stuff yourself with jamón iberico and tortilla de verduras at the city’s most vibrant foodie haven, Boqueria Market, which also holds wine and cooking classes in its on-site school. The split-level emporium Vincon is a haven of stylish housewares. Be sure to stop by the courtyard, which looks out over the balconies of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà. Gaudí also drastically remodeled an ordinary apartment building to create one of his most admired buildings, the otherworldly Casa Batlló. Heralded by the New York Times as one of the best ham sandwiches in the world, the flauta d’ibéric d.o. jabugo at Café Viena is spectacularly good.
How to Get There
My boyfriend and I stayed in casa Bonay for a romantic weekend and it was perfect!
The location is very convenient (10min walk to passeig de Gracia), you have a good metro line and buses just in front of the hotel.
The neighborhood is also great: lots of good restaurants, bars, cafés etc. You can also take bikes from the hotel.
What we loved about the house is its friendly, sunny atmosphere: it felt like really being on a longer vacation than just a weekend. First because of the nice people working there, then because it is just beautiful place and also because it offers so much: a private rooftop terrace, a little café, a bookstore, two bars and restaurant, Netflix in the rooms and amazing shower products (Malin & Götz!).
We stayed in a courtyard medium room and I would really recommend it, its a very sunny room, quite big and located on the last floor heading towards the backyard of the block (very calm).
We will definitely be back! <3
This is a quirky small boutique hotel in a good part of Barcelona. great helpful staff, comfortable beds. Breakfast, although limited in dishes, was excellent. The roof has a terrace for sitting in sun. The bar is fun and the serving staff make it great. I would love if it had a pool but the beach is not that far away. overall a excellent experience. A couple of nights, drunken guests woke me up but a call to desk quieted them down!
I have stayed at Casa Bonay a couple times absolutely love it. The rooms, the bar, the location... every aspect of the hotel is wonderful. But more than anything, the staff is amazing! They have always been very friendly and helpful with any needs that I have had.
This last time however, they saved my life! I left quickly in the AM and when I got to the airport, realized that I had left my laptop in my room. I was FREAKING OUT and called the hotel. Fran answered and handled everything calmly and with care. He managed to find my computer and arranged to have it sent to my apartment in Brooklyn ASAP. He was super communicative about every step of the process and I felt completely confident that I was in good hands. Fran - thanks a million! You really saved me!!
Can't wait for my next trip to Barcelona and I will definitely be staying back at my favorite hotel - Casa Bonay :)
We really enjoyed our 3 nights stay at the hotel. Loved the atmosphere and the interior design, really styish. Breakfast was the best we have ever had in a hotel. Coffee bar and Kinglady restaurant are also worth a visit. very friendly and helpfull personal. And we were able to borrow bikes for a day, which was super!
I stayed in Casa Bonay for 3 nights with my partner. The staff were friendly and helpful from start to finish and our room was clean and well furnished. The hotel bar and coffee shop were both convenient options and good quality. As I’ve alluded to in the title of my review the hotel is a only a 10-15 minute walk from most of the cities most popular attractions. There are also plenty of great restaurants and bars close by. If I had to pick something to criticise I’d suggest that the lift/hallway areas could do with redecorating but that’s just me being picky and that didn’t detract from my experience in any way. I’d stay there again and recommend it to friends and family.