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Mercer House Boria BCN
Ranked #318 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Chatham, New Jersey
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great location, perfect for our family of 4!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

This very nice hotel is very close to the Metro station (Jaume I) and walking distance to shops, restaurants, stores, airport and tourist attractions. We had a very spacious loft (on the 4th floor), which gave our girls a bedroom to themselves. But what made our stay really great was the attentiveness of the staff (Laia and Carla). We were able to save a lot of money by going to places on our own (with the directions they gave us). A few negative things about it are: it's not well-insulated: I can hear the barking of the dogs and the racket caused by the garbage collection truck in the wee hours of the morning), walls are thin; we can hear everything from the other room. We take a lot of showers because it's very hot outside and there's not enough hot water. Stove and dishwasher not functioning.

Room Tip: Choose the loft (if you're a family of 4); ask for tips from the staff about tourist attractions
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Francesc H, Director de Recepción at Mercer House Boria BCN, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for sharing with us your comments about your stay at the Mercer Bòria BCN.

I am very glad to hear that our staff was attentive all the time and they help you to save a lot of money with their suggestions.

About your "negative" comments, I want to tell you that we started to solve this problem three mounth ago, we have already done some flats and last week we finished all the windows and doors of another flat. We are changing all the windows to solve this problem detected for the comments of our guests.

Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Edurne Oyarbide
Front Desk Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We booked this hotel even after reading some not so favourable reviews, but as these seemed to be in the minority we were content to proceed.
We were really pleased that we went with our instinct. The hotel really is a hidden gem. Situated well within the Gothic Area and a maze of small alleyways is a fantastic little hotel, don’t be put off by Google Street View, the lanes are not narrow and drab as depicted but as you would expect for an historic area of the city.
The hotel itself was far better than we expected. Every member of staff we had the pleasure to meet was courteous, friendly and knowledgeable about the hotel and local area; in fact, we were recommended what turned out to be our best meal by a staff member.
The room was really clean and what is becoming more rare now, there were no little niggles or nuances with it.
We had breakfast included, the chef and the breakfast area were of the same high standard. If you go to Barcelona, which itself is a wonderful city, I would highly recommend you stay here.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stephen W
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Francesc H, Director de Recepción at Mercer House Boria BCN, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear Sir / Madam,

I want to personally thank you for sharing with us and with our future guests your excellent stay at the Mercer Bòria BCN.

I am very proud to know that our staff help you all the time and enjoyed our breakfast show cooked. Your comments encourage us to improve daily. Thank you again for your kindly comments.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Edurne Oyarbide
Front Desk Manager
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

On our recent 2-week trip through Europe, our family stayed at the Boria BCN. The location was perfect and we loved our stay. The winding alleyways made for interesting exploring of cafes and shops for parents and teenagers alike, and it was walkable to the Picasso museum. The front desk staff was so calming and helpful in providing directions and assistance. Our room was clean and spacious (which had not been our experience in other cities or hotels on our trip). We hope to return.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Francesc H, Director de Recepción at Mercer House Boria BCN, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Dear Sir

Thank you for sharing with us your great comment.

We like to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Mercer Hotel Boria Bcn. I will get your feedback to the entire team.

We hope to see you soon at Mercer Boria BCN.

Thank you!

Warm regards

Edurne Oyarbide
Front Desk Manager
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed at the Boria BCN last week for 4 nights. The hotel is in a perfect location. The Metro is across the road & a stop for the tourist bus is around the corner. Also walking distance from some excellent cafés & restaurants. The hotel is superb. We stayed in the Superior Double & it was huge! A very stylish room which was extremely comfortable. If we ever go back to Barcelona we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jo G
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Francesc H, Director de Recepción at Mercer House Boria BCN, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Sir / Madam

Thank you for your great comments. These encourage us to continue working in the right direction.

We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.

We hope to see you soon at the Mercer Boria Bcn

Warm regards

Edurne Oyarbide
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Largs, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a very enjoyable week in the Mercer Boria. A great location at the edge of the gothic quarter and walking distance to many major attractions.Spoilt for choice for bars / restaurants.

Room was big and comfortable.Staff were extremely friendly & helpful and assisted us with directions / restaurant and taxi bookings.

The location of the hotel in a narrow "old world" street does mean there is noise at night mainly at the weekends. This was not an issue for us.

I would also point out that the hotel appears to have worked hard to resolve any issues in any earlier negative reviews.The wifi for example is excellent.

All in all an superb base for our family holiday and we would happily return.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Hector M
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Francesc H, Director de Recepción at Mercer House Boria BCN, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Sir

It is a pleasure to receive comments like yours.We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay.
As you have realized, thanks to the opinions of our customers, we have improved all that is in our hands, as beds, pillows, wifi, etc... and we are currently taking the soundproofing in some of our rooms.

Thank you very much!

Hope to see you again in Mercer Boria Bcn

Warm regards

Edurne
Front Desk Manager.
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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014

We loved your hotel! What a neat boutique hotel you have created, and a perfect location for our family to base out of for our summer visit to Barcelona. Really neat area of Barcelona, close to everything, very easy to find you way around via foot or subway. Your front desk assistants were wonderful, thanks for all of the help and assistance. You were a bit hard to find as no real signage, but with google maps, and peeking into the window, then asking, we found you. Just a hint, if you are tall, some of the ceilings/doorways in our large 2 room family room, are a bit lower than usual, and our oldest son is (who is 6'5"), had to watch his head. When we go back to Barcelona, we will definitely stay with you again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Francesc H, Director de Recepción at Mercer House Boria BCN, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Madam

Thanks for your comments so positive. Comments like yours encourage us to keep working hard to offer our customers an unforgettable stay in Barcelona.

Thank you!

Hope to see you again in Mercer Boria Bcn

Warm regards

Edurne
Front Desk Manager.
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Isle of Wight
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights hoping to pack as much into our 3 day break as humanely possible. On arrival we walked past the hotel entrance twice as it is not immediately obvious but on the plus side this enabled us to find a great cafe for our first beer and a tasty snack.
When we did reach the hotel we were delighted to find a lovely welcoming receptionist full of advice and directions and were presented with a map which became our bible for the trip!
Our room was lovely, tastefully decorated like the rest of the property and extremely spacious with 2 balconies and a large hallway/seating area. There was no phone in the room but we were only on the 1st floor so not a problem. The safe played up a little but the helpful staff rectified it and our only other complaint was that the shower did not drain well and overflowed the tray-this had obviously happened before as the bathroom floor had quite a bad watermark. We reported the issue to reception and staff had fixed the issue by the following morning-very apologetic and quick to resolve.
The reception staff made this hotel a delight to stay in with some great recommendations for local restaurants and help with booking tickets online.
We would definitely come back, thank you for making our trip to Barcelona so memorable!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Ecp1978
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Francesc H, Director de Recepción at Mercer House Boria BCN, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Sir / Madam

It’s a pleasure to receive comments like yours.

For all the staff is important to receive your appreciation. This encourages us to continue working us on the right direction.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Mercer Boria Bcn

We remain at your disposal for anything you require and look forward to stay with us on your next visit to Barcelona

Warm Regards

Edurne Oyarbide
Front Desk Manager
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Property: Mercer House Boria BCN
Address: Calle Boria, 24-26, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#111 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#166 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#189 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercer House Boria BCN 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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