Hotel Neri

Lobby at the Hotel Neri, Barcelona

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.

Hotel Neri guest room

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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What’s Nearby

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

Enoiteca Zona d’Ombra

A charming little wine bar in the equally charming El Coll, Enoiteca Zona d’Ombra offers some seating in the square in front for those warmer nights, as well as another 30 or so seats indoors.

The name gives the game away here – the specialty is wine, and there are eight whites, 12 reds, two rosés and two cavas available by the glass, as well as a few on the specials board.

Wines hail from Catalunya and other regions around Spain. Those 12 reds are each from different regions, so it is a terrific way to tour the amazing world of Spanish wine without leaving town.

As it’s Barcelona, there is a range of snacks available too.

Tel: 935 005 802

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