Pros: Great location, stylish
Cons: Rooms are pretty small
Tip: Get a terrace room for a more spacious feel
Hotel Casa Elliot has undergone a renovation and name-change since my last stay, but there’s still plenty to recommend it.
The location is a gem – Sant Antoni is a little slice of Eixample wedged between the bustle of El Raval and Poble Sec, and is home to numerous bars and restaurants, as well as the renovated Sant Antoni Market.
While there aren’t a lot of areas in Barcelona that feel devoid of tourists, Sant Antoni retains a ‘local’ atmosphere that is really rather charming. You’re still only one Metro stop from the middle of Passage de Gracia.
The 38 rooms have mainly been tidied up a bit in the renovation, but that’s no bad thing. They’re compact, but functional enough, stylish, and feature decent-sized bathrooms. All have views either over the main street or the rear ‘courtyard’, and some even have small terraces. Nice
Metro (Universitat) – 200m
Sant Antoni Market – 700m
Plaza Catalunya – 750m