Bellmirall

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Address: C/Bellmirall 3, 17004 Girona, Girona, 17004, Spain

Star rating:

4.4

Great value, arty,14th century b&b in the heart of Girona old town.

 

This is one of the most tasteful, arty b&bs I’ve seen. A mix of original, rough-hewn brick walls, quirky retro furniture and modern artworks, this old mini-palacio was restored in the 60s by an artist and it shows. Not just in the large paintings and ceramics on the walls but in the overall good taste of the place.

 

 

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
3
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

Almost next door to the cathedral, the narrow, winding medieval streets and sights of the old town are literally outside your door. The main, new town centre is about five minutes walk away. Major cycling routes are also within easy reach.

 

Bedrooms

The seven rooms are all individually decorated, mostly with carved wooden beds, art on the walls and the exposed brick walls of the ground floors. All except one look out onto the street. Two of the rooms have shared bathrooms though, so it’s best to specify if you want an en-suite when you book.

Also, if you’re a light sleeper like me, you’ll definitely want to take ear-plugs. You’re not only next to the cathedral but also to two other churches, so there’s no avoiding the bells.



 

Public areas

Two ground floor lounge areas, one with round, communal tables and hand embroidered bench coverings and another with comfy, 50s style armchairs and a TV. There’s also a series of changing art installations by contemporary artists in the vaulted entrance patio.
 

Eating and drinking

The buffet breakfast which has a great selection of super-fresh croissants, fresh fruit and breads as well as soya milk is served in the lovely, small, leafy patio.

 

Leisure facilities

You can pick up the hotel WiFi in the main lounge room on the ground floor but not in the rooms.

 

Service

Cristina who runs the Bellmirall is very friendly and welcoming as are the other staff. They’ll lend you umbrellas if it’s raining and do their best to help with anything you need.

 

Who stays there

Mainly couples and lots of cyclists from America and Europe.

 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Good value
  • Central location
  • Tasteful, arty decor
  • Noise from church bells
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