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
Maybe if you're young and looking for a hipster hotel this could work. As a business hotel I would not recommend Casa Bonay. The beds were old and very uncomfortable and if I were to set a word on the over all feeling I would say "Unfresh".
Casa Bonay was perfect- the in house bar, Libertine, and coffee shop, Satan’s, were great and really creative. The room aesthetic was lovely, and the signature for me of any great hotel, is the product in the bathroom since it’s a splurge for the business. Malin + Goetz- great stuff :)
I had an excellent stay at Casa Bonay during my trip to Barcelona. The front desk staff were excellent, as well as the bar/restaurant staff and all others. The room was nice and comfortable with an almost classic Spanish tile floor throughout and an opening door onto a window balcony. Room was clean, amenities were good. This was an very good stay overall. The bar service at Libertine and food there was also very good and open late on the weekend of my arrival which I appreciated since it was nice to just grab dinner and a drink there. The food was good mostly tapas there. I have included photos of Libertine in a separate review!