C/Bruc is not one of Barcelona's most exciting streets, but it's a fairly easy walk to either the medieval maze of the Born, or the central hub that is Plaça Catalunya.
Top marks for its use of warm, earthy colours, and gorgeous fabrics - velvet bedspreads, silk cushions and suede headboards. Rooms at the front have little balconies but street noise means you'll have the windows closed a lot of the time. If you can run to the extra 20 euros or so, take one of the suites with a terrace at the back of the building.
A space lined with hi-design white leather sofas leads from the surprisingly spacious reception area to a cosy space at the back with crushed velvet chairs and yet more sofas.
Eating and drinking
There is no restaurant, just a breakfast room. The €10 for a fairly basic continental number means you can probably do better at a nearby café.
The staff are accommodating and upbeat.
Who stays there
It's popular with couples and repeat visitors from around Europe.
Good deals on suites mean they are often offered for much the same price as a double, so shop around. It's probably not worth bothering with breakfast unless it's thrown in (10 euros if not included).
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
Pros & Cons
- Beautifully designed
- Can be noisy
- Few facilities