Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Set across a collection of buildings atop a section of the city’s ancient Roman walls in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, you’ll find the Mercer Hotel. From 1st century stone walls to medieval arches and original 17th-century artworks, this sleek and stylish boutique hotel boasts an interesting and eclectic history.
Conceptualised by award-winning architect Rafael Moneo the buildings’ ancient features have been lovingly preserved whilst contemporary additions bring it firmly into the 21st-century with an attention to detail that is second to none.
What’s more, the staff are charming and unfailingly attentive and will go out of their way to ensure you have a good stay. A luxe and lovely pick for your stay in Barcelona.
The Mercer Restaurant is a rather high-end affair, with traditional dishes reimagined and recreated using only the finest ingredients and served in the elegant restaurant or out in the courtyard in fair weather (closed on Sundays and Mondays).
For something a little lower-key, Le Bouchon is more casual in vibe, offering French and Catalan dishes from its buzzing street-side setting and is popular with guests and locals alike.
The cocktail bar is an inviting spot for a pre-dinner drink or nightcap before bed with an impressive selection of spirits, wines and champagnes and there is also a bar up on the roof that is open during the summer months.
The 28 rooms offer an elegant and contemporary décor with comfy king-size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and smooth wooden floors set alongside the building’s original features. Designer bathrooms come with the added treat of bathrobes and Molton brown toiletries and some of the pricier boast bathtubs. Rooms look out onto the street, the interior courtyard or the hotel’s vertical garden - the latter of which are quieter though can be a little dark.
Escape to the rooftop where you can enjoy a cooling dip in the pool or lounge amidst the plants and flowers taking in the city views from the hotel’s lovely terrace.
Due to the age of the building, facilities are somewhat limited at this Chic Retreat but with the delights of the Gothic Quarter on your doorstep and trendy El Born nearby, we shouldn’t think you’ll mind too much.
Set on a pedestrianised street, this is a city for walking and the Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas and Plaça Reial are all just a 5/10-minute walk away with Barceloneta beach a few minutes more. The staff are on hand to assist with tours, tickets and restaurant reservations to help you make the most out of your stay and there is plenty of public transport nearby should you wish to venture further afield.