Soho House Barcelona
Sitting on the graceful Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli, together with all the ships of the Port Vell twinkling off into the street, the resort is a two-minute stroll into the base of La Rambla (along with the Drassanes metro channel), along with a 10-minute walk into the cathedral.
Style & personality
Its country house design was magicked out of nothing, however feels as tasteful and worn-in as a well-loved set of brogues. The light olive-coloured panelling will have you checking for secret passageways, and the rotary ceramic light buttons have some thing of Downton about these, as do the thickly upholstered drapes and strong antique chests.
About the rooftop terrace that the atmosphere is redolent with the odor of blossoms and Mediterranean shrubs, along with a shallow swimming pool is flanked all along one side by one enormous shared daybed (that is, after all, a social club), shaded with a candy-striped tasselled awning. The view from here, within the Port Vell and out to sea, is very spectacular.
Service & amenities
The youthful, casual but endlessly attentive employees are a attraction in their own, with an enthusiasm that is contagious rather than cloying.
The amenities are numerous and lavish. The farmhouse-style Cowshed spa in the cellar features a tasteful tiled area with indoor pool, steam room and four wood-panelled therapy rooms, there’s a bright and superbly equipped fitness center, along with the member’s flooring is a hedonist’s Shangri-La of couches, architectural tomes and guilty pleasures: bowls of candy; a free-to-use photograph booth; a few superb celeb-spotting. The rooftop pool is open and heated yearlong and there’s a 36-seater theater. Talks, workshops and other events are available, even though they fill fast.
The rooms aren’t huge but also make no secret of it. ‘Tiny’ rooms, nicely, are. ‘Little’ also comes as the slighter larger Little Square (overlooking the Plaça Duc de Medinaceli) and Little Corner, with windows on either side. ‘Moderate’ has comparable distinctions and a package variant, the ‘Moderate Corner’, using a separate sitting area and freestanding roll-top bathroom. The rest of the rooms have big walk-in rainshowers, along with a humiliation of Cowshed toiletries together with mouthwash, shaving foam, hair sprays and a number of other miniature luxuries.
All rooms have the ability to produce tea and coffee (which includes quite pretty teapots), along with a kettle of biscuits also a very well stocked minibar. The very small rooms squeeze in comfy chairs, a dining table, and quite lovely trappings — classic radios, formal brollies and super fluffy elephant-grey dressing tops.
Food & beverage
Cecconi’s, the expansive nevertheless exceptionally comfortable restaurant on the ground floor, turns out excellent Italian dishes for astonishingly affordable rates, while the home Kitchen to the members’ floor concentrates on sprightly takes on local dishes, along with resort staples for example steak-frites and cheeseburgers.
Adjoining the theatre is your concealed Green Space bar which serves cocktails. The members’ pub, open to guests, is available until dawn, as is your rooftop. Breakfast is served at the home Kitchen snacking at Cecconi’s — a superior neighborhood is accessible or move à la carte for eggs benedict, pancakes and so forth.
Value for cash
Dual (Tiny) rooms from $260 (#218) in low season; and out of $300 (#251) at large. Breakfast $15 (#12) for continental. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Three accommodated rooms.
Kids stay free until age 13, and $50 (#42) is billed for an excess bed. Cots are provided for infants, but will just match in bigger rooms.
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