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
A cool and laid-back experience staying at Casa Bonay. The Staff, especially Mari and the morning crew, was attentive + professional. I love the sense that it felt like home away from home, even though it was my first time in Barcelona. The fact they have in-house restaurants, activities, and events really pulls it together, it makes one feel that they aren't just staying at a hotel.
We got an upgraded corner room with nice view and helpful friendly staff. Easy walking distance to trendy cafes and restaurants. Quiet neighborhood is perfect for a morning stroll and grab some of the best bagguettes & a cup of dripped Yirgachefe on your way back.
Stayed here from 7th to 10th March. This was for my 50th birthday. On arrival there was a lovely chilled bottle of bubbly waiting for me. What a lovely hotel in an excellent location to walk to all the attractions and restaurants. The staff here are very friendly and extremely helpful especially the young blonde girl on reception so sorry I didn’t get her name, she explained very well how we could get to Montserrat by train thank you x if we return to Barcelona this will definitely be where we stay. BIG THUMBS UP
I really love this place - it is everything I look for in a boutique hotel: great location, attentive service by locals who clearly know and love the city, and chic, modern design that is reflective of the locale. The only disappointment was the restaurant was closed for private events both nights I was there. I was irritable with the concierge on the second night when I was exhausted and had counted on eating there at the end of a long day - but he was so sweet and apologetic, I immediately felt bad for getting snippy. He lived in the neighborhood and made some great alternative insider recommendations, so in the end I was glad I went out. Later, I returned to my room to a bottle of champage chilling in an ice bucket with a note of apology from the hotel. A master class in customer service. Can't wait to go back!
Hotel is clean and quite. The breakfast is pretty good and the breakfast room which is also a bar is very welcoming and comfortable. The coffee shop does very delicious coffees. We got very good tips of where to eat local Catalonian food and tapas from the front desk. They were very friendly. We borrowed free bikes from the hotel. Remember to book your bikes as they are quickly out of them(3 bikes). Very easy to bike in Barcelona.