Much has been written about the regeneration of the formerly sleazy Raval, but in fact it's just this part that's notably different. Here you'll find funky little boutiques and original art galleries, with the [node:168885] modern art gallery rising up like a great white glacier amid the alleyways.
Standard rooms have their own lounge across a corridor (take note and pack respectable nightwear!), or for around 20 or 30 euros extra, you can get a suite with lounge and sleeping areas divided by a sliding door. Children under eight stay free, but you might want to check that your little ones aren't annexed over on the other side of the corridor.
As well as lobby/snack area, where you'll find stacks of books, and some oh-so-very-Raval design features (wooden bicycles hanging from the ceiling, huge funky prints of local shop façades), you'll find a covered terrace on the roof.
Eating and drinking
In the ground-floor bar, guests can help themselves to soft drinks, soup, sandwiches and salads.
The staff seem universally helpful and well-informed.
Who stays there
It's aimed at a more youthful market, but you will often bump into wealthy and bewildered middle-aged Americans, who weren't quite expecting what they got.
A buffet breakfast is included in the price, there are free newspapers in the lobby and there's free WiFi throughout.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
Pros & Cons
- Separate sitting rooms
- Free snacks
- Sitting rooms bit TOO separate