What We Love
- Central location in the Gothic Quarter, a neighborhood rich with historical and architectural treasures
- Surrounded by walkable streets and alleys for aimless wandering and discovery
- The courtyard featured in the Woody Allen movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona
What To Know
- Light sleepers, beware of rooms overlooking busy Felipe Neri Square
- A taxi stand is conveniently located at nearby Saint James Square (the municipal square), and metro stations are a five-minute walk from the hotel
- The hotel’s private car service drops guests at the front door
- Free WiFi
Two buildings, a medieval palace and an 18th-century stone house, have been restored to create 22 luxe guestrooms and suites on three levels. The neoclassical façade, coupled with stone and exposed brick interior walls, evokes a sense of Barcelona as it was centuries ago. Interiors by Cristina Gabás showcase antique furnishings, chandeliers and gilded mirrors mixed with contemporary paintings and sculptures.
Bed and Bath
You don’t expect to find such spacious, opulent and sensuous rooms in this medieval setting. Minimalist style is complemented by whimsical flourishes, including beads dangling across the frames of guestroom windows that actually open. Each room is unique in decor: The themes, palettes and murals hung above the beds all vary by floor and there’s a bed linen and pillow selection as well as a massage menu in every room. Natural quartzite floor and wall tiles (said to dispel negative energy) in the bathroom are accented by shiny Arne Jacobsen fittings over large double sinks. Bathrooms have windows, infrared heat lamps and products from Greek brand Korres.
The focal point of the 35-seat Neri Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a dramatic medieval arched stone wall separating the bar from the dining area. The restaurant’s seasonal menu, created by chef Benito Iranzo, features fresh seafood and other local ingredients, many of which come from the nearby Boqueria Market. Weather permitting, drinks and meals are served alfresco in the courtyard behind the hotel. Roba Estesa, an inviting rooftop bar and garden with deck chairs and two hammocks, tempts visitors to catch a bit of sun, soak in the panoramic rooftop views or enjoy tapas and drinks at sunset. Indoors, the cozy library, with its metal mesh curtains, velvet sofas, and iron armchairs, is perfect for reading, relaxing or sipping a glass of cava.
In the Area
Rooms at the rear overlook the Plaça de San Felipe Neri, arguably one of the most beautiful squares in Barcelona. An octagonal stone fountain and huge tipuana trees adorn the intimate space. The Baroque San Felipe Neri church, once frequented by Antoni Gaudí, sits along the historical square. And the quirky Museu del Calcat, a shoe museum, is located in a Renaissance building next door. Head farther afield into the heart of the Gothic Quarter, where every turn through the labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets and winding alleys uncovers a small shop, artisan studio, bar or restaurant, as well as a changing cast of street performers. It’s a short walk to the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (the main Gothic church in Barcelona), La Rambla and the Boqueria Market (a mecca for food enthusiasts).
How to Get There
We had the chance of staying at Hotel Neri for one night and wished we could have stayed longer.
The Hotel is beautiful, the interior design very cosy, the employees are nice and helpful. Breakfast is divine and so it the bed linen!
The localisation is great: in the center of the Barrio Gotico, close to everything. Thank you Hotel Neri!
My stay in Barcelona was too short at two days, however, this Relais & Chateaux property made it very comfortable and lovely. Their (pre-arranged) driver was waiting for me at the airport. This hotel was found down the small alley-like streets of the Gothic quarter; this hotel is perfect for travelers that like small properties which are special in the atmosphere, service, décor, accommodation, and hospitality. I had reserved one room for two nights and two additional rooms for one night (my family arrived). There was, initially (before arrival), a glitch between the hotel reservation system and the R&C system, however, the staff cleared up the problem. Everything they did is done with a smile. The rooms were very clean, comfortable, well-appointed and lovely. There is a charming, small square to one side of the hotel that opens onto a church entrance (chillingly scarred by bullets and shrapnel from the Spanish Civil Way of the 1930s) and a children’s school. While it’s perfectly quiet in the afternoon and nights, if you’re a late sleeper, you should consider a white-noise app for your phone or tablet/pad because the children frolic in the square and may be heard. Not a problem… just forewarned is forearmed. Breakfast is a delicious served Continental-type but served to you by a lovely and accommodating staff. However, a breakfast entrée may be ordered. It was perfect. All in all, we loved our stay.
Absolutely amazing stay at Hotel Neri! Attentive, kind and professional staff. Wonderful (and I mean wonderful) room and general atmosphere. And delicious food! Well worth the cost for this luxury stay!
The staff lied about the terrace not being open for those outside the hotel. Apparently, the terrace “used to be open before but not anymore starting with this year”. That is not true! I can understand that they have the right to select their customers (although there was absolutely no reason for that due to the circumstance!) but I think it’s pathetic to just lie to someone’s face especially when they had been there days before. And if they don’t allow the access then at least they should make sure to specify it on their web, social media and also make sure that there’s no false information out there, so at least they can avoid making people waste their time. Also the concierge (or whoever that person was) had no customer care skills unfortunately.
My friend and I stayed at the Hotel Neri in September, 2018. We were thrilled with our room in the Casa Neri Apartments - still close enough to get the full service of a hotel, but nice to have a little independence with a sitting room and kitchen. The bed was very comfortable, towels and toiletries extremely nice, breakfast was delicious and service top-notch. But the real reason to stay here is the location and the charm of the setting - the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, what looks like original stonework on some of the walls, and all the little touches the combine old world charm with new world comforts. It definitely became a highlight of our Barcelona experience.