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
- 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.
How to Get There
We arrived late night into Barcelona after a torturous bus ride To find a wonderful hotel with a very attentive staff. I found the restaurant to be very good including our breakfast the next Day. Also a tip, The restaurant two doors down has a wonderful Roasted chicken, At least I think it was chicken.
The best Choice we could do !!!
The staff is really friendly!!special thanks to Rzuis,Miguel Angel ,Patricia,Albert,Angie!!!
The hotel is very clean and the location is the best!!!
Definitely we recommend it and we would love to come back !!!
this is a fabulous quirky hotel in a nice area away from the tourists and crowds but near enough to the city center.Breakfast was expensive at 18 euros pp so we found plenty of other places to eat and drink nearby.Subway(train)and metro are 5 or so mins walk away and its 1 stop on the metro to place catyluna which is a great place to explore from.The hotel has plenty of mirrors and is white so it looks big and comfortable,its fun and quirky.We will return to Barcelona as there is so much to do and would be happy to stay in this hotel as the staff were helpful and friendly.Hotel has very comfortable beds and a lovely shower
My wife and I booked the hotel after we noticed it in an architectural journal. We didn’t bother to read any guests’ reviews, and we never regretted it. This is design of high calibre, and with this standard of architecture and interiors, it is only natural that comfort and good service follow suit. It is a trend nowadays for boutique hotels to emphasise fancy design, and some do it better than others. The Mirror is outstanding. As ever with good design, there is a lot of attention to detail (the same can be said about both amenities and service.) And the location in the sophisticated Eixample district couldn’t be better: classy but quiet, cultured but not pretentious, close (or well connected) to anything one may want in Barcelona, and yet well away from the maddening tourist crowds. A great treat.
We stayed here for 5 nights and was very happy with the hotel.
It was really clean and the room we had (453) faced the back and was very quite.
Bathrobes and slippers supplied which was excellent.
The air con worked a treat and kept the room at a nice cool temperature.
Room had black out blinds so the room was very dark which made it easy to get to sleep.
The bed was super comfy and all the staff was so helpful.
We did not eat at the hotel as there was so many places close by that we wanted to try out.
We visited in November so never had the chance to use the Rooftop Terrace but I am sure in the hot months this would be a fab place to chill and have a beer.
Would recommend this hotel for the location, cleanliness, comfy/quite rooms and helpful staff. However as other reviews the rooms do need a little TLC to get these to a luxury standard but this would not stop us coming back.