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
Great hotel and room. The place has really friendly staff, good restaurant options and a nice decor.We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Bonay and would love to come back anytime when we visit Barcelona again.
Wonderful and cosy hotel at busy Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona. Metro station Tetuan at walking distance.
Rooms are not too small, but with nice atmosphere and decor. Tasteful dinning at lounche restaurant Libertine and a devilish breakfast at Satan’s Coffee Corner. Grand entrance in classic Catalan style. The historic building dates back to 1865. Tiny bookshop in the hallway. Amazing rooftop terrace with pub/grill restaurant and private space for hotelguests only. A definitely Yes for Barcelona.
We spent 16 nights at Casa Bonay. The hotel is in an ideal location: close to Plaça de Catalunya (major transportation hub), a few minutes from the Gothic quarter and the Gracia district.
The building is amazing. The rooms are very functional. The décor is very respectful of the original building.
Above all, the service is exceptional. The staff is very attentive and accommodating. We wish to specifically thank Pedro and Latisa for their kindness, good spirits and great advice.
Highly recommended if you seek an alternative to the cookie-cutter traditional hotel.
We stayed two nights and enjoyed every minute. Warm, friendly front desk personnel were helpful in planning our outings. They spoke English, which was helpful to us. The hotel, including our room, had a cool, creative vibe. We had dinner brought up to us on the rooftop terrace, which is reserved for guests. Delicious food in a romantic setting. We had a great stay. Highly recommend!
We loved it here. Friendly staff, great rooms, excellent location. The staff at the hotel were fantastic and provided some great recommendations for exploring Barcelona. Amenities were really good, so was breakfast.