Ideally situated on the outskirts of the Born neighbourhood, just a few metres from the Via Laietana but away from the crowds and traffic. The nearby Mercat Santa Caterina is handy, given the kitchenettes in the rooms.
There are two types of room - the suite and the junior suite. The latter, particularly, is very well priced, and has a good-sized sitting room/kitchen (with fridge, sink and microwave), a double bedroom and a large bathroom - steps lead up to large storage area over the bathroom. The look is cosy and doesn't work too hard at being trendy.
The lobby is not a place to hang around (for one thing there's nowhere to sit), but has newspapers in various languages, books on design and architecture and a couple of shelves of novels in English.
Eating and drinking
Currently there is no breakfast served, and no bar, but plans for a café are in the pipeline.
Service is limited - no central kitchen means no room service - but pleasant enough.
Who stays there
A mix of tourists and businessmen.
Rooms are more expensive at weekends and during trade fairs.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- Small kitchens
- Central but quiet location
- Good-sized rooms
- No bar or restaurant
- No breakfast