31 Dec HOTEL BRUMMELL. AN OASIS IN BARCELONA
When in Barcelona, there is a huge amount of hosting options, in a wide range of prices that goes from cheap hostels to the most exclusive hotels. As I live really near the city, normally I don’t have to spend the night there. However, sometimes I have the chance to sleep in Barcelona, and I like to discover the places in town.
Few weeks ago I stayed in a quite new hotel located in Poble Sec neighborhood, a very genuine quarter right on the foot of the Montjuïc mountain, very near from some of the most important cultural spots in Barcelona: MNAC, Caixaforum amb Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, as well as the theater area, the picturesque Paral·lel.
Hotel Brummell is located in a traditional Barcelona residential building, which has been recently refurbished. They maintained the original façade, dating from late 19th century, and gave the interior an eclectic décor, extremely elegant and full of details, which will make you feel in a sort of an oasis not far from the city center.
The rooms are extremely minimal and luminous, and the staff is very friendly. Anyway, one of the main points of this boutique hotel is its courtyard with a small and cozy pool, right in the middle of a traditional block of houses. A perfect place for chill and relax 🙂
Among the services of the hotel, they offer a complementary cool tote bag and a downloadable map of the city with their favorite spots (so useful for people who don’t know the city very much! Furthermore, the hotel offers you yoga classes for free in a school located in the same building. The hotel also hosts a store, where you can find great souvenirs from Barcelona and rent a bike to stroll around. Cannot ask anymore!
As told before, Poble Sec is actually one of the most authentic areas in the city. You will really feel there like a local (pretty difficult in Barcelona nowadays)! One of of my favorite spots is just a stroll away from Hotel Brummell: Malamén (Bendita Bodega), a gourmet restaurant offering renewed classics. You will love it if, like me, are a “croquetas” and wine fan.