Mercer Barcelona

Mercer is a gem of a hotel, inlayed in the stonewalled streets of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona.

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Barcelona Mercer Hotel Entrance

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The first indication of a promising hotel, is when they serve you a sophisticated alcoholic beverage when you check in – glass of cava, check.

IMG_6261The second is when they offer to cart your luggage to your room.

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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 🙂

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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.

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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)…

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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.

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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.

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A beautiful luxurious hotel, where very detail is brimming with intimacy and charm – would I go back? YES YES YES!

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