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.
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.
Eating and drinking
The price includes a simple buffet breakfast (coffee, tea, croissants and fruit).
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.
Who stays there
Savvy tourists who've done their research and wish to avoid the anonymity of chain hotels.
The prices are fixed and simple breakfast.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Seasoned travellers
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Fabulously welcoming
- Prettily decorated
- Shared bathrooms
- Limited storage space