Neri Hotel

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Address: C/Sant Sever 5, , Barcelona, 08002, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

A luxurious boutique hotel a stone's throw from the cathedral.

Pillow menus are one thing, but if there’s another hotel in Barcelona with a sheet menu, I’ve yet to find it. A sumptuous boutique hotel and restaurant within an 18th-century mansion, the Neri is the finest the Barri Gòtic has to offer. At 22 rooms, it's also one of Barcelona's smallest upmarket hotels.

Location
5
90%
Eating/drinking
3.9
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
3.8
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

It can be tricky to find, down a little medieval sidestreet near the cathedral, but most cab drivers will know it.

Bedrooms

It’s true that the rooms struggle to keep up with the glamour of the common areas, but are still slick and contemporary, using red, green and orange velvet, splashy contemporary artworks and huge quarzite-tiled bathrooms. Some rooms overlook the Plaça Sant Felip Neri, the most atmospheric of the medieval quarter’s squares, which is used as a playground by the adjacent primary school and can be a little rowdy by day, but is charming by night, when the hotel serves cocktails outside.

Public areas

Entrance to the hotel is through tall wooden doors and a grand and ancient lobby, where original features, such as the Gothic stone staircase, contrast with oversized modern paintings. There's a small seating area known as the 'library', where guests have use of a computer and, of course, books. On the roof there's a terrace for sunbathing. No pool, but there is a shower and towels are provided.

Eating and drinking

The Neri restaurant has recently changed chef so I'll be back to comment once I've seen what he can do, but the restaurant is a point of pride for the hotel, so is worth checking out. It is not, however, cheap. Have a pre-dinner drink outside on the lovely little plaça.

Service

Service can be variable but most staff are well-informed and keen to help.

Who stays there

It's a favourite with honeymooners for obvious reasons. You won't see too many businessmen here.

Price advice

Breakfast is not included and is a fairly hefty 21 euros. Know that at the Neri you're paying for sumptuous design in a gorgeous building, while the prices might indicate five-star facilities.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance

Pros & Cons

  • Creatively decorated
  • Intimate feel
  • No gym or pool
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