We just stayed a total of three nights at Circa 1905 - two pre-cruise and one post-cruise. This was our fifth trip to Barcelona and Circa 1905 is now our new official base in this beautiful city. We travel internationally frequently and have stayed in all types of hotels in many different countries, and Circa 1905 is truly one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at in the world. It is not only fabulously located, but it is also absolutely beautiful. The art nouveau decor is lovely, the staff go above and beyond to assist you in any way that they possibly can, the hotel in general and the rooms are extremely clean, and the breakfast is wonderful and expansive as compared to other "continental" breakfasts that we have had in the city. Additionally, the free 24/7 coffee, tea and bottled water is a fantastic perk as well. I cannot say enough good things about Circa 1905.
Breakfast included wonderful pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, meats, cheeses, breads, juice, etc. It is one of the best continental breakfasts we have ever been offered. Additionally, on our last morning, our flight departed early and the staff was kind enough to put together a "picnic" for us to take on our journey. It included a juice box as well as a ham and cheese sandwich.
We were with family and as such were able to see a number of the hotel's rooms. We saw three (Room 1, 2, and 4) out of the four Provenza rooms, each of which were very large (even by American standards) and absolutely beautiful. They each come with a small balcony that overlooks the street below. While we were very, very happy with each of the Provenza rooms, one special note is that Room 2 has a smaller bathroom than Room 1 and 4. However, while it is smaller than 1 and 4, it is still a very nice size for a European bathroom and is well equipped. If, however, you like a lot of space to get ready in the mornings, then you may want to request one of the other Provenzas. Side note - the showers are wonderful and have two shower heads. There is also a hair dryer and lovely bath products as well as a towel heater. The Provenza rooms have gorgeous tiled floors, extremely comfortable large beds, and they even provide slippers and bathrobes!
One of our family members stayed in the smallest room - the Rosello room. While it was much smaller than the Provenza rooms and faces an interior courtyard, it was still extremely nice and well equipped. We were also pleasantly surprised to find out that while occupying the Rosello room, you have private access to the small interior courtyard. So this is a great bonus given the Rosello room is the least expensive and smallest of the 9 rooms in the hotel.
None of us stayed in the Mallorca rooms, but we were able to sneak a peak while they were being cleaned. They too, like the Provenza rooms, are very large and beautiful. They come with a very well-sized terrace that face the main courtyard. Very lovely!
Our taxi ride to the hotel from the airport ran about 25 euros, but going to the airport was closer to 35 euros. Do read the fare signs posted in the backseat of the taxi and be sure to not let the taxi driver charge you more than what is posted on the signs. Most taxi drivers are honest, but like any big city there are those that will try and over charge. Just read the sign and be aware of about how much it should cost.
Again, I cannot say enough wonderful things about Circa 1905. It is not only our new favorite hotel in Barcelona, but also one of our new favorites in the world. Thank you to Circa's staff for making our stay one of the best we have ever had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Circa 1905 is a small Bed & Breakfast located on the first floor of a modernist building in the historic quarter of "Eixample", close to Paseo de Gracia and La Pedrera of Gaudi. The nine rooms of the house have been recovered by the owner and architect mixing old and new, tradition and comfort to offer guests a cozy and refined atmosphere where feel at home. Each room has been individually furnished, all have private bathrooms, and many have a balcony or terrace. Circa 1905 offers breakfast with fresh, seasonal products and a coffecorner available to guests all day. Free WiFi, safebox, toiletries, 24 hour reception and luggage storage service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Circa 1905 Barcelona, Catalonia