I am now inspired to hang peg hooks across the walls in every room in my house. I am having hook withdrawal, now that I am home, no longer in the organizational sanctuary that was my room at Casa Camper - hooks, lots of shelves, open closets. But, that is the least of the many positive features of this hotel. I began corresponding with the fine folks at Casa Camper about five months before our stay, as a pre-cruise visit to Barcelona. There are five of us in the family, and my daughter has mobility issues. The staff at Casa Camper was all super helpful regarding her needs, even renting a wheelchair on our behalf so that it was ready for us upon arrival. We rented two rooms, one a suite, and the other the room directly next door. Our two sons stayed in the regular room, and they found the hammock room to be delightful, very fun. My oldest son enjoyed swinging in the hammock while watching the Olympics, with the outside window open to the sounds of the charming street below. The rooms have been described by other reviewers, but I want to say that there was complete privacy - the power shades in the bathrooms open and close with the touch of a button to close out the light or to open the view to the uniform potted plants outside, giving the feel of being in a secret tropical hideaway. Pocket doors separate the bathrooms from the main room and the toilets are also pocketed. The rooms are very clean and well insulated for sound from within the hotel as well as outside noise. The design and the materials lend themselves to disinfection. I love the fact that the floors are slate (or something like slate, anyway) as they scream 'clean', plus they look quite chic. The flavor of the hotel is eco-green (even though the walls are red!, haha). The dark red walls contribute to a sense of comfort and simplicity - not fussy. Relaxed luxury. The situation of the hotel on Carrer Elisabets is extremely charming. Saying the street is narrow is an understatement. The views from the hammock rooms are excellent in that they give an authentic old world street view - leaning out the window, looking left or right, is quite unique. The roof terrace provided a welcome respite. We enjoyed getting dessert and water and juices from the 24 hour food bar, and bringing them upstairs to the terrace at night. In the morning, it is very nice to go up there early, and listen to the sounds of the city awakening, the sunlight hitting the rooftop herb garden. More about the food bar - it was wonderful to be able to grab drinks before and after a day of serious sight seeing, and it was particularly helpful for our sons, who always seem to be eating, to grab a sandwich anytime they wanted it - there was quite a variety of sandwiches, BTW, inventive fare, not basic. Don't let the simple facade of Casa Camper fool you - much thought and planning has clearly gone into making sure that the customer has an outstanding experience.
The staff is young, energetic, enthused, friendly, committed. In transit on the airplane, the wheel on my daughter's walker became dangerously loose and my husband needed a specific wrench to tighten it. The staff person had him come into the maintenance area and allowed him to go through the tool chest until he found the right size wrench, which was fantastic, as the alternative would have been trying to find a hardware store, as her walker had to be fixed, no question about that. Another above and beyond act was that on the day of our departure for the cruise port, we overslept, jet lag taking it's toll. The very nice personalized breakfast was closed at that time, but one of the worker's came up to me and offered to make us cafe con leche to go, which we gratefully accepted. Another example is that we had a last minute issue with our arrival airport transfer. Via email, the Camper staff promptly found us alternate transportation and simply charged the fare to our room bill. The transfer they arranged went efficiently and smoothly, the driver even giving us a fantastic narrative of the area as he drove us in. As noted by others, Camper is in a fantastic location, walking distance to nearly all touristic sites, but at the same time paradoxically, off the beaten path. We asked for a recommendation to a local tapas restaurant, and I am very glad that I followed the advice of the staff person. We went to Bar Lobo, a very short walk from the hotel, and it was delightful. (Do not go to Ciudad Comtal!)
We loved our entire experience with Casa Camper and if we return to Barcelona in the future, which I hope we will, we will definitely stay here.
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