Mercer Hotel Barcelona
What We Love
- Artworks by Augustí Puig, whose real-life studio was Javier Bardem’s workplace in Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona
- Atmospheric dining room in a meticulously restored Roman defense tower
- Delightful service that makes you feel like an old friend rather than a nameless guest
What To Know
- Narrow pedestrian streets mean it’s quiet, but the closest cab stand is a couple of blocks away
- Best suited to couples and design-loving travel buddies
- Free WiFi
Built into the ancient Roman walls that once enclosed Barcelona, the Mercer oozes history. Medieval columns and restored frescoes have been brought up to date by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo’s clever streamlining of old and new. A soft, creamy palette brings together styles spanning several centuries, and the glass courtyard, Scandinavian furniture and pale wood floors create a contemporary vibe.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are spacious, and the beds are supersize too. Although sleekly minimal in style, each of the 28 rooms has its own special feature, such as Catalan vigas (bow-beamed ceilings), exposed brickwork, a private terrace or a two-person bathtub. Luxe detailing abounds, from the touch-sensitive Finnish beechwood bedside lamps and deep-pile rugs to the Loewe products in the minimalist bathrooms.
The hotel may not have a spa or a fancy gym, but it knows how to wine and dine you. The Mercer Restaurant, helmed by Xavier Lahuerta, is decorated with medieval frescoes and serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine and an impressive tasting menu. For lighter bites head to Le Bouchon for tapas plates. Locals pop by for an Old Fashioned in the sultry cocktail lounge, but the best place to appreciate Barcelona’s good looks is with a glass of bubbly by the plunge pool on the rooftop terrace.
How to Get There
Great location (but some cab drivers reluctant to drive all the way to the front door.....walk is a couple of blocks), great service, lovely rooms, good food in Bistro and Restaurant. 5-Star in my opinion.
The Mercer offered us a unique experience for a romantic week-end in Barcelona.
Nestled in the Ghotic area, the richest and most authentic part of the city, the Mercer is a combination of Elegant Luxury, refinement, outstanding architecture and design, served by the most professional, generous, discrete and efficient service.
No other luxury boutique hotel in Barcelona reaches this high level of comfort and elegance.
We will happily come again very soon!
Wonderful hotel with exceptional serviceWell worth the price of the hotel you couldn't beat the service and location.It is well worth going on a saints day as there was music in the square in the evening and day time on the weekend. Lovely to listen to and to see everyone dancing in the street. A real treat.
It was the most amazing stay we ever had! I have to start how nice the customer service was. We value a lot of human connection, we felt cared, important and thought trough everything we could need. Everything else was just stunning - beautiful, comfortable, quiet, clean and so on. Thank you!
Tricking to find but worth the journey. Joan Manuel is the best!!!!! This gem located in the heart of Gothic area of Barcelona is a great hotel with an outstanding staff. The rooms are elegant and the hotel is well appointed.