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Review: Mercer Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

Ranked #70 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

In Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Hotel Mercer has some serious design cred. Architect Rafael Moneo has worked magic here, combining ancient Roman walls with classic Catalan arched doors, cool stone patios and sleek finishes.

The glassed-in courtyard is redolent with orange blossom and the rooftop terrace, with its plunge pool, overlooks the Basilica.

At Mercerino, in the meticulously restored Roman defence tower, food is Spanish with a modern slant. There’s a seductive cocktail bar too.

Size 28 rooms

Hotels.com genuine guest score 4.8/5

Hotels.com genuine guest review “Perfect location in the Gothic quarter, super helpful staff, and a lovely room.”

Did you know The hotel’s historical features range from the 1st century AD up to the 19th century.

 

 

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