Bonic

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Address: Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé 9, Barcelona, Spain

Star rating:

4.8

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
5
90%
Eating/drinking
3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
5
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
4
90%

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.

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.

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.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Fabulously welcoming
  • Prettily decorated
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Limited storage space
Book now (price from £78.00)