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#8 of 519 hotels in Barcelona
Location
4.9
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4.9
Value
4.6
2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Nestled in-between old Roman walls, the Mercer Hotel Barcelona is an intimate boutique hotel with 28 exclusive rooms located by the ancient Gothic quarter, walking distance to the city’s main sights. The hotel building incorporates part of the ancient Roman wall dated 1st century A.D. and a defense tower with original paintings. The 28 exclusive rooms with designer furniture, luxurious toiletries and modern bathrooms provide a peaceful and charming atmosphere, including a beautiful rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool, for exclusive guest use. The excellence of service, intimacy, luxury casual design and personal care are the distinctive elements that will make a stay a truly memorable experience.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Historic Hotel
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 5 more
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Nestled in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, the Mercer Hotel Barcelona garners acclaim for its pristine cleanliness and inviting atmosphere that fuses historic elegance with modern touches. Guests have called out the comfort and design of the rooms, although some have noted them to be on the smaller, dimmer side. While opinions on value vary, with some citing unexpected fees, the personalized service and prime location receive consistent praise. The rooftop pool and the hotel's tranquil yet central ambiance are often highlighted by satisfied visitors.
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Gaby G wrote a review Feb 26
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I can’t say enough good things about the Mercer. Starting with the very basics, the service is impeccable. Every single staff member is both incredibly kind and attentive. Next, the room was gorgeous, spacious, and the bed was so comfortable I did not want to get out of it. I think it is so important to mention when there is an excellent housekeeping service - they go above and beyond in morning and evening services. My stay in Barcelona would not have been nearly as wonderful if not for Mercer and particularly the concierge! From recommendations to bookings they made my trip so effortless. Special shoutout to Dani! The restaurants and tours he suggested were amazing. Also, both of the hotel restaurants probably serve some of the best food you can find in Barcelona. I would’ve eaten at either every night if I could have, make sure you make reservations when you arrive! A shoutout for Ago at the restaurant breakfast - she is lovely. A true luxury hotel, Mercer is the only place I would stay in Barcelona in the future. I felt so taken care of, the entire staff made me feel right at home. I can’t wait to stay here on my next visit!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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A very big thank you for sharing your amazing experience during your stay at the Mercer Hotel Barcelona. We are really touched with such a nice review and there are not enough words to express our gratitude. All the staff members you mention such as Dani (one of our Guest Relations) or Ago at the restaurant feel really proud to have delivered the 6 star service that you and all our guests deserve!
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SanMartiantravelers wrote a review Mar 2023
San Marcos, Texas131 contributions
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We were expecting the taxi to drop us off prior to the entrance to this lovely hotel from previous reviews.The driver negotiated the very narrow alleys and took us right to the entrance. From there we met the ever friendly and helpful hotel employees at the front door and check in. Such a cool hotel with such character. It’s intimate but with all the necessary amenities and seating areas. Hidden away from the noise on the main streets. We enjoyed the walk around a corner to find a wonderful coffee shop, restaurant, or bakery. We often encountered musicians or some form of entertainment close by. Located in the Gothic section it can’t be beat for comfort and location. It was clean, quiet, and charming. The plate of treats left on our first night was a great touch. Can’t say enough about what a great stay it was. Would LOVE to return.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Marlene Arroniz, Atención al cliente/recepción at Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Responded Mar 3, 2023
Dear SanMartiantravelers, What an exciting review! Thank you so much for your comments about the location of the hotel. It is really convenient for visiting some highlights, go for a drink or dinner and also shopping, all within a walking distance. And yes, the taxis can drop you at the very entrance of the property. The staff of the Mercer Hotel Barcelona is proud to know that they were helpful during your stay and would LOVE to welcome you back!
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Jérôme C wrote a review Feb 20
Liege, Belgium30 contributions
We only stayed one night but we loved the hotel. Prime location near eveything, in a nice neighbourhood which is still quiet. The people at the hotel were all very welcoming, nice and caring. Our room was big, modern and well maintened. The bed was very comfortable. We could not experience the pool as we visited in February but we plan to go back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Florencia Cemborain, Atención al cliente/recepción at Mercer Hotel Barcelona
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The Mercer Hotel Barcelona, a hidden treasure at the gothic area, is waiting for you to come back and we will always be thankful for your awesome review.
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Alisonforman wrote a review Feb 18
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I can not recommend this hotel enough. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet welcoming, the rooms are comfortable and clean, and the amenities provided leave you wanting not. Mauro and his team went above and beyond to accommodate me in every aspect. From recommendations to appeasing all my needs including changing my room when things were not working probably. The hotel itself is beautiful the perfect juxtaposition between the new and old. The location itself is amazing for exploring the historic city yet unexpectedly quiet with undisturbed evenings and tranquil mornings. For me the people made this trip one to never forget and I can not wait to come back and stay here again. Thank to all of the staff at the Mercer Barcelona, all of you made my stay in your wonderful city an exceptional experience.
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review and I am pleased to know you found the tranquility, calm and relaxing ambience at the Mercer Hotel Barcelona. I look forward to welcome you back in our peaceful oasis hotel.
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Laura B wrote a review Jan 2024
Providence, Rhode Island3 contributions
We just visited the hotel for the second time in two years and already want to go back. It's a hidden gem in the middle of the Gothic Quarter, secluded on a quiet street, with an unobtrusive entrance and an unmistakable yet discreet sense of luxury within. We love how the space merges contemporary architecture and design with stone, brick, and wood from different layers of Barcelona's ancient past and how the lighting and exceptionally sound-proofed rooms radiate calm. On both our stays, we found that the exquisite setting was enhanced by the graciousness of the hotel’s staff.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Florencia Cemborain, Atención al cliente/recepción at Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Responded Jan 13, 2024
Thank you for taking the time in posting your review on Tripadvisor. I am happy to hear that overall you experienced a real treat staying in this historical hidden treasure by the Gothic Quarter. Your comments about the staff service makes us feel very proud. Thank you for sharing your experience and look forward to welcome you back soon.
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tidypancake wrote a review Jan 2024
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We booked two rooms during the holidays in this elegant and well-located hotel. The friendly staff made sure we had everything we needed, and even left beautiful little cakes in our room for New Year's Eve. The hotel is connected to ancient Roman walls, but feels modern and spacious. One of the rooms was in an old tower! The rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. The hotel is close to a Metro stop, but we walked most places. Gorgeous!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 7, 2024
Thank you for the great review posted in TripAdvisor as per your stay at the Mercer Hotel Barcelona. We are honored to have such lovely comments and for sharing your enthusiasm about the architecture, design of the rooms, location and most important the service received. We definitely look forward to host you again!
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mipdantravel wrote a review Dec 2023
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg84 contributions
We have been coming to this hotel since it opened 12 years ago with a short interruption due to Covid. The once attractive service-minded boutique hotel has upped its prices considerably and lowered its service standards. The old problems like dark and badly lit rooms are still there. As long as you are willing to walk, the location is good. If, like us, you have to rely on taxis, then prepare yourself for a transportation nightmare. Works on via Laietana make the approach difficult for taxis due to permanent congestion. Most taxis don't even know the hotel and/or refuse to go there. Simple requests like extra pillows, ignored. Turndown service, nada ( when you pay 700 euros for a simple room in a luxury hotel, you might expect that service). Bathrooms look ok, but there is no water pressure and the planks in the shower cubicles are highly unstable. Quality of drawers, cupboards and tables in the rooms has deteriorated and in some cases needs to be replaced ( for the going rate they need to be replaced) Check-in: after 10 stays the hotel does not have a trace of your former stays. Exceptions for Mauro the concierge and the staff at breakfast. This once fabulous hotel has lost its luster and does not encourage us to come back anymore. We are very sorry to say that we shall not come back.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Marlene Arroniz, Atención al cliente/recepción at Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Responded Jan 1, 2024
Dear mipdantravel, First of all, we want to thank you for your loyalty throughout the years. Thank you also for mentioning the great service provided by the Breakfast staff and the Head Concierge. He and his team are always ready to talk to taxi drivers that are not familiar with the tiny alleys of the Gothic Area. Housekeeping reported that turndown service was not done because you were sleeping in the room and they did not want to disturb you. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable in helping us improve and we hope that you will come back next time you come to Barcelona to have a great experience at our property.
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Andrew H wrote a review Dec 2023
Hale, Cheshire, UK18 contributions
Friendly helpful staff. Well located near the waterfront and the museums and so many of the other attractions. Cars arranged seamlessly. Clean well appointed room. And they even arranged for sunshine in December. All good.
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Responded Dec 16, 2023
Dear Andrew H, What a lovely and detailed review about the Mercer Hotel Barcelona. The property is located in an area close to the waterfront, many museums, great attractions and amazing bars and restaurants, all reachable within a walking distance. The whole staff is pleased to read that they were helpful and they thank you for the time you took to write this. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back next time you come to town.
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kajo3025 wrote a review Dec 2023
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We visited the hotel in December. The weather is quite pleasant in Barcelona at this time of the year and the hotel was not fully booked. Everyone therefore took a lot of time for us and there was a personal atmosphere. The hotel is very quiet and we were able to sleep well without any street noise. Our room was very clean and tastefully decorated, just as the whole hotel is very tastefully decorated. The brasserie has small dishes at fair prices that were really good quality. We did not visit the restaurant. The breakfast was a little too gourmet-styled for our taste, although the quality was really very good. Overall, the Mercer is a sophisticated establishment and offers a very comfortable stay.
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Responded Dec 14, 2023
Dear Kajo3025, We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Mercer Hotel Barcelona so much. At the Mercer, we all love to take good care of our guests and create unforgettable experiences. Le Bouchon Tapas Bar offers delicious food prepared with fresh products, as well as the great Mercer Breakfast. We hope to welcome you back again so you have the chance to taste the amazing gastronomic Mercer Restaurant.
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Sherrycassiopeia wrote a review Dec 2023
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Love everything about this hotel. The staff are so nice and considerate and the overall environment is amazing. I love the breakfast experience at Mercer especially. The surrounding small streets and boutique stores are nice too. I will definitely come back for sure.
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Responded Dec 9, 2023
Dear Sherrycassiopeia, First of all, we want to thank you for your stay at the Mercer Hotel Barcelona and also for sharing your great experience in our property. The staff loves providing outstanding service and unforgettable experiences. As you say, the location is very convenient and the Mercer Breakfast, simply delicious. We are very glad to know you will come back for sure.
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PRICE RANGE
$408 - $622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaCiutat Vella (Old Town) / Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic) / El Congrés i els Indians
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Which popular attractions are close to Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Nearby attractions include Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) (0.10 miles), Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.2 miles), and Handmade Barcelona (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bodega Biarritz 1881 Tapas bar, Bodega Oliva, and Viana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mercer Hotel Barcelona have airport transportation?
Yes, Mercer Hotel Barcelona offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mercer Hotel Barcelona located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Barcelona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mercer Hotel Barcelona?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mercer Hotel Barcelona offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.