C/Bellmirall 3, 17004 Girona, Girona, Spain, 17004
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Art, History, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Bellmirall
This is one of the most tasteful, arty b&bs I’ve seen. A mix of original, rough-hewn brick walls, quirky retro furniture and modern artworks, this old mini-palacio was restored in the 60s by an artist and it shows. Not just in the large paintings and ceramics on the walls but in the overall good taste of the place.
Almost next door to the cathedral, the narrow, winding medieval streets and sights of the old town are literally outside your door. The main, new town centre is about five minutes walk away. Major cycling routes are also within easy reach.
The seven rooms are all individually decorated, mostly with carved wooden beds, art on the walls and the exposed brick walls of the ground floors. All except one look out onto the street. Two of the rooms have shared bathrooms though, so it’s best to specify if you want an en-suite when you book.
Also, if you’re a light sleeper like me, you’ll definitely want to take ear-plugs. You’re not only next to the cathedral but also to two other churches, so there’s no avoiding the bells.
Two ground floor lounge areas, one with round, communal tables and hand embroidered bench coverings and another with comfy, 50s style armchairs and a TV. There’s also a series of changing art installations by contemporary artists in the vaulted entrance patio.
The buffet breakfast which has a great selection of super-fresh croissants, fresh fruit and breads as well as soya milk is served in the lovely, small, leafy patio.
You can pick up the hotel WiFi in the main lounge room on the ground floor but not in the rooms.
Cristina who runs the Bellmirall is very friendly and welcoming as are the other staff. They’ll lend you umbrellas if it’s raining and do their best to help with anything you need.
Mainly couples and lots of cyclists from America and Europe.
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- C/Bellmirall 3, 17004 Girona, Girona, Spain, 17004