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 had a great four nights at Casa Bonay. The location is perfect for walking to local attractions and restaurants and near the Metro. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. We did have an issue with the bathroom light when we first arrived, but that was rectified quickly.
Just home 1st time in Barcelona and couldn’t have picked a better hotel . Breakfast was great with plenty choice to suit everyone including my vegan friend. Rooms were spacious with large bathroom and double walk in shower . Location was perfect not in a too crowded area therefore quiet enough but within 10 of Las Ramlas . Hotel has 2 rooftop bars one for guests and public and one for guests only . Restaurants within the hotel and cafe brilliant . Great find if I’m ever back in Barcelona I’ll be back to this hotel.
This hotel isn’t just cool it’s positively artic. Yoga mats in your room, sold glass water bottles an extremely comfortable bed. The roof terrace is lively and fun with a good selection of drinks and great tapas. You should aim to eat one night in the restaurant which serves great food and has first class staff.
Hotel was lovely. The staff were really friendly, the location was really central and convenient, the interior was beautiful, rooms were clean and comfortable and the coffee in the coffeeshop in the hotel was excellent. I would highly recommend Casa Bonay for a stay in Barcelona.
We have travelled a lot(over 50 countries) and have used tripadvisor a lot over the years. It's been a very rare chance that we were not as happy with a hotel that was highly recommended. Unfortunately, Casa Bonay was one of it.
I booked the hotel as we were taking the train from Madrid, and had mentioned in my email that I am travelling with my young daughter. We booked a Gran Medium room as that was the only one available(Barcelona) was a last minute decision. Unfortunately, we were shown to a room on the first floor and it just felt so unsafe. The balcony felt that anybody could reach into easily from the road. There were no bolts on the door and the rooms were right next to each other. I had paid 280 Euros for that room, and I really wished they did something to make it safer. There was no security in the building, and the reception doesn't face the road. On check in, we were told to be safe and not to hold the mobile phone in our hands while walking down the road....and to be then showed to this room was a definite NO!
I immediately just went online and booked into one of the other Marriott hotels close by and checked out. We lost our 280 Euros and I had to pay a premium for the last minute stay at the Marriott, but at least I had the peace of mind. When I went to check out, the staff said that maybe they can try and move us to a similar room on the top floor. But, honestly I woudl have thought that they should have done that initially itself as I specifically mentioned in my booking that I am a lady, travelling with my young girl.