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
I had a really nice stay at Casa Bonay. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the bar on the ground floor is trendy and a great place for an evening drink. It also has a great menu, all available on room service as well.
Casa Bonay is ideally located, walking distance from BCN's iconic Ramblas and Barrio Gotic in one direction and the Parc da Ciutadela in the other direction. It's also steps away from one of BCN's best yoga studios, Jivamukti Yoga :)
As a lone female traveler, I couldnt have had a better experience.
Great room! Central location. Good tapas nearby. Very helpful staff . Lovely roof terrace but a little too rainy to enjoy to the full. Would stay here again without a doubt if I returned to Barcelona. Proper coffee shop very handy in the morning.
Casa Bonay is a gem! Love finding under the radar boutique type hotels. Casa Bonay didn’t disappoint! It reminds me of the Hoxton/Surf Lodge/Soho House all wrapped into one! Modern design aesthetic, great amenities and the staff went above and beyond. Special thank you to Pedro, who saved my life with WiFi. He was absolutely fantastic and so helpful during my stay. They also get bonus points for having a cool bar onsite and coffee spot. Couldn’t have asked for more on my solo trip! Will definitely be back, thank you again!
Great place to stay in Barcelona, friendly and helpful staff, rooms comfortable and quiet, bed comfortable and good size. Next trip to Barcelona we will be staying at Casa Bonay. The Elephant, Crocodile Monkey is good value and good food.
Hip, cool, trendy, friendly staff, Excellent Bed and shower!!! Great location very close to El Born and Gothic quarter. Coffee shop attached to the hotel is an absolute life saver in the morning. Would stay again next time I’m there.