Bonic

Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé 9, Barcelona, Spain

Price from: £78

Bonic, bedroom

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#3 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
5
5.0
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
3
3.0
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Nightlife, No fuss, Sightseeing

Expert review of Bonic

A delightful b&b with stylish touches.

A really charming hotel for less than 100 euros a night is hard to find, but the Bonic more than fills this gap in the market, with simple but immaculately tasteful decor and utterly charming service. A converted apartment, it has only six rooms, which share three bathrooms.

Location: 

Within easy reach of the port and La Rambla, the Bonic is beautifully located for sightseeing and the beach, but on a street that is blissfully quiet at night.

Bedrooms: 

The rooms are gaily painted in sunshine yellow, sky blue and apple green, with Moroccan tiled tables, wrought-iron bedsteads, Rajasthani silk cushions and pot plants adding to the appeal. Yet more unexpected touches in a b&b include dressing gowns, free mineral water and newspapers. Rooms aren't huge, however, and storage facilities are limited to a few hooks. Bathrooms are communal but appear to be magically cleaned after every use.

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Eating and drinking: 

The price includes a simple buffet breakfast (coffee, tea, croissants and fruit).

Service: 

Most hoteliers could learn from the delightful Fernando, for whom nothing is too much trouble. From the point at which he greets you with a drink upon your arrival from the airport, he acts as though you are his personal guest, dishing out help, information and bonhomie in spades.

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Who stays there: 

Savvy tourists who've done their research and wish to avoid the anonymity of chain hotels.

Price advice: 

The prices are fixed and simple breakfast.

Pros: 
Fabulously welcoming
Prettily decorated
Cons: 
Shared bathrooms
Limited storage space

More information on Bonic :

Price from:
£78
Type:
Bed & Breakfast
Address:
Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé 9, Barcelona, Spain
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Barri Gòtic

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