Mercer is a gem of a hotel, inlayed in the stonewalled streets of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona.
The first indication of a promising hotel, is when they serve you a sophisticated alcoholic beverage when you check in – glass of cava, check.
The second is when they offer to cart your luggage to your room.
And thirdly, when the mattress cushions your bed landing so softly and delicately that you don’t spill a drop.
Maybe I’m bias, but a truly great hotel brings you a little edible treat 🙂
Scoring points on the luxury scale, the Mercer hotel rooms are stocked with an extensive range of Molton Brown products and vanity kits, along with my favourite type of robe – smooth on the outside, towelled on the inside – and the usual slippers and flannels.
The intimate rooftop garden consisted of cosy cushioned sun loungers, bar service on call and a pool overlooking the stunning architecture. Only missing the weather (it was early May)…
We did not have a chance to try the restaurant, though we did sample the casual tapas bar (Bouchon) and that was not somewhere I’d recommend or eat at again.
The drinks bar however, provided a good selection of gins, cavas and a library of magazines and books in case your company is wanting.
The surrounding area is architecturally beautiful and characterful, there is a standing Roman wall (the hotel itself was built on a fortification on a Roman wall) and the port is a short walk away.
A beautiful luxurious hotel, where very detail is brimming with intimacy and charm – would I go back? YES YES YES!