Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux is right in the middle of the narrow Gotic quarter streets. You will not even be able to get a taxi to the door after 10am, but never fear, if you organize a hotel transfer they’ll send the concierge to greet you in the nearby Plaça de Sant Jaume (I’d recommend that).
Hotel Neri occupies two original buildings, one of which is a 12th century palace. The charm of the old buildings is evident from the moment you enter the foyer, but a tasteful recent renovation means the rooms feature all the modern conveniences you expect of a hotel in this price range.
There are only 22 rooms here, making it a true boutique stay. Some are better than others, however. If you have the budget for it, choose the Junior Suite. Apparently in the 12th century people didn’t build large rooms, and this one (at 39sqm) does give you more of a sense of space than the 30sqm Deluxe. The Classic rooms are 23sqm; something to bear in mind when booking.
If you do feel cooped-up indoors, Neri features a rather charming rooftop terrace for guest use.
There are also Casa Neri Apartments in a nearby building, which I haven’t seen, though a rooftop plunge pool and apartments with separate living areas and kitchenettes may be up your street.
Hotel Neri is not cheap, but for a short stay right in the middle of the main attractions it is hard to beat.
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Metro Jaume I – 350m
Metro Liceu –350m
Barcelona Cathedral – 180m
Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi – 180m
History Museum Plaça del Rei – 230m
La Rambla – 350m
Plaça Reial – 400m
Santa Caterina Market – 550m
Boqueria Market – 550m
Palau Güell – 600m
Picasso Museum – 650m
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar – 650m
Plaça de Catalunya – 700m
El Born Cultural Centre – 950m