The Mirror Barcelona
What We Love
- Great location in the Eixample quarter near Las Ramblas, Barri Gotic, La Sagrada Familia and some of the finest shopping streets in Europe
- Chic contemporary interiors worthy of a design museum
- A small sauna and an infinity plunge pool on the roof
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Rooms vary in size and style
- Most of the walls are mirrored, and some of the bathrooms have all glass walls
- Only the Superior and Privilege Rooms and Junior Suites have private terraces
- A city tax of approximately $1.50 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a coveted location in Barcelona’s Eixample quarter, close to Paseo de Gracia, the Mirror Hotel is a nine-story beacon of the city’s avant-garde style. True to its name, almost every surface is mirrored or polished white, and the property has a disorientating, otherworldly feel that’s only reinforced by the Christoph Mertens sculptures hanging and sitting in the light wells between floors. Known as the “Angels of the Mirror,” the all-white figures (in sports jackets and sneakers) are on full display as you ascend in the glass elevator up to the guestrooms.
Bed & Bath
All 63 guestrooms are as subtly playful as the public spaces, with padded white walls, mirrors on nearly every surface and chrome fixtures. The supremely comfy beds are set into white leather alcoves and face gigantic floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Shy and retiring types take note: There’s no escaping a bad hair day here. The amenities are appropriately 21st-century, from the 40-inch ultraslim plasma TVs (with 22-inch versions in the bathrooms) to the egg-shaped white swivel chairs to the glass-walled bathrooms, which have tubs or freestanding showers. Many rooms have private terraces, which offer welcome extra space (the rooms are compact despite their space-efficient layout and mirrors) and views of the interior courtyard or the busy streets of Eixample. For the best views of the city, the ninth-floor Privilege Rooms have 205-square-foot terraces and panoramic views across Barcelona; they also provide easy access to the rooftop plunge pool and sauna.
The buzzing heart of the property is on the ground floor, where the lobby bar is a lively place to sip a glass of cava. Head up to the roof to take advantage of the plunge pool and the sauna. Las Ramblas and the Barri Gotic (the Gothic Quarter) are both a short walk away for tasty local dining options.
In the Area
It’s almost impossible to get from A to B in Barcelona without crossing Las Ramblas, with its bustling congregation of street artists, mimes, jugglers, buskers, flower sellers, fortune tellers and tourists. The hotel is just a couple of blocks from the Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona’s premier shopping belt and arguably the trendiest shopping street in Spain. In Eixample, the tree-lined street of Carrer d’Enric Granados is great for aimless strolling, as it’s filled with alfresco cafés, restaurants and art galleries such as Ego Gallery and N2 Galeria. Antiques lovers should head to Muebles Ram (Carrer del Conell de Cent), a treasure trove of retro furniture, mirrors and trinkets. It’s right next door to the city’s biggest flea market, Els Encants. The hotel is a 25-minute walk from La Sagrada Familia Basílica, Antoni Gaudí’s most audacious building and Barcelona’s premier attraction.
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Stayed here for 3 nights for a city break and it was the perfect place. Great staff who were all really friendly and gave some great suggestions for places to eat. The restaurant isnt open at night but the room service is good quality. As others have said its a shame that the rooms dont have tea and coffee making facilities. They do have a coffee machine but a kettle would have been better. The rooms are nice but do need some updating. If you do stay here make sure you go to the ‘Seasons’ restaurant 1 block away, it had the best food. I would definitely stay here again if we were back in Barcelona its in a great location and the staff were first class.
Man, the decor of the rooms is spectacular! My first problem was how to control the lights, but afterwards... Loved the bathtub “inside” the wall. Loved the seating corner. Excellent amenities. Nice breakfast with good local products to taste. Service very kind, they look forward to respond to our needs. Highly recommended
Hotel is in a great location, close enough, but just far enough so you can rest in relative peace. The rooms are okay, a tad dated and can use a deep clean. Beds are very comfortable and the shower is divine. The staff was absolutely incredible. We were there during the Independence demonstrations, which turned violent and, truth be told, a bit scary. The staff was super amazing; making sure we were informed of what was occurring and what areas to avoid. They really made our visit exceptional! Super special shout out to Diego, who made the stay so lovely.