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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed two days at Casa Bonay and we enjoyed it very, very much. The staff make you feel so comfortable and welcomed. Our special thanks go to Francesco at the roof top bar and to Enricque at the front desk. So friendly, helpful and gentle. We definetly will come back. Greetings Alem and Bettina
Within walking distance to most places of note.
Rooms clean and trendy.
Staff helpful and visible.
Breakfast - good quality but Euro/£ means £14 pp.
Private rooftop area very quiet.
Received a welcome upgrade to room.
Reliable free Wi-fi.
Quiet room at back of hotel despite location on a main through road.
Lobby includes bookshop and cafe.
So, whatever you do, don’t tell anyone else or everyone will want to go there.
I can’t recommend Casa Bonay enough - quirky, individual, friendly, fun. Great location, helpful and lovely staff, comfortable bed, great breakfast. Fab public areas, especially the rooftop bar, Satan’s Coffee is delicious! I can’t wait to go back.
This is a great central location within walking distance of major sites you want to see. The room we stayed in is very very small but very nice. Just get up to the terrace or downstairs in the bar and eating area and you have a gorgeous place to sit.
Had a lovely stay at Casa Bonay. We had a sweet little room with a nice street view, it wasn't as loud as I expected and was able to still get some sleep! The room was spacious, the bath products were nice as well as the private toilet sliding door was a good touch. We enjoyed the breakfast and easy access to good coffee and the rooftop lounge. Was also able to visit a friend who had a nice little balcony with seating and a different view, his room was well worth the extra booking if you like smoking outside.