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Easy walk to church and shopping. Close to restaurants and cafes.

Looks to be an old apartment building renovated for hotel rooms. Right in the Gothic district, so walking distance to many restaurants, stores, etc. A few quirks in the room like no extra outlets next to the bed so you charge your phone across the room, and not enough hot water to take 2 hot showers (first hot, second warm). Other than that, the room was great. More like an apartment with separate rooms, so it worked great for our family vacation.

Expected much better from this Hotel but appears to be under bad management and leadership. No effort on staff's part to answer questions or address dangerous broken bathroom equipment. Extremely loud noise not only from construction outside but within the hotel itself as walls appear to be paper thin. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

This is a small boutique hotel on a tiny street off of a main road. I love the windy narrow streets of El Born, I think the hotel is in the perfect location, tons of places to eat, bars, restaurants, shops etc right near by. We walked pretty much everywhere we wanted to go in BCN, only ever took one taxi. They didnt have the loft room we reserved available when we checked in so they gave us a free upgrade. We ended up with a huge open room with a second bedroom, full kitchen, two balconies, and a private patio! They give you free bottled water as a welcome. You can control the heat. The bathroom was also huge. My only complaints are that the hot water in the shower ran out faster than I'd like and the hairdryer is the type that is attached to the wall and not at all powerful; but that is all very minor, overall I would stay here again in a second. There is a very nice roof top patio and the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. High recommend!

Due to the protests, the city was very loud and busy during our trip. The hotel is located in a great location and down a quiet side street away from the crowds. The room was very large and looked like a converted apartment with a separate bedroom, living room and kitchenette. The bed was one of the most comfortable I’ve experienced in Europe, as most are too hard. The windows were extra thick and pretty much soundproof which was amazing! Not to mention the blackout shutters! The only real negative to the room was the extremely loud air conditioning units which made clunking and gurgling sounds and almost made it difficult to sleep. The front desk staff seemed professional, however they were not very friendly. Upon arrival, they handed us a map but did not go over it with us. Whenever we walked by them, they hardly ever looked up to say hello. Upon checkout, she did not ask how our stay was, if everything with the room was okay, or anything. She just said we owed the city tax, ran my credit card, handed me the receipt and walked away. Overall, we really did enjoy the room and hotel as a whole. I would still recommend this hotel as the positives outweighed the negatives.

Amazing boutique hotel in the Gothic quarter. Pleasant staff, great breakfast, nice size rooms. There was a very sweet young concierge that worked evenings, I believe her name was Leila, she was amazing!! So helpful-- answered all our questions, gave plenty of awesome recommendations and truly made us feel welcome! Thank you for a great stay.

The hotel facilities were good and the staff was amazing. The street where iris is located need some improvement in terms of environment and illumination. Even when you do not have to be worried about security issues...it was a bit scary for my wife and kids! Everything else very good. The air conditioning of RH main room should be a bit bigger.

Loved the authentic old Spain feel (not commercialized modern hotel). Loved the huge room! Loved the location!

Hotel Boria Bcn is in the heart of the Gothic quarter. The location is perfect! With the bars, restaurants, museums, and shops of the Gothic quarter and El Born at your feet, leaving the area is almost not necessary. If you choose to leave, which you should do, almost all of the major sites of the enchanting city are walking distance (the walk back from Sagrada Familia, for example, was a simple trek). My mother and I arrived early on our first day, arriving at the hotel well before check-in. We took a taxi directly from the airport which dropped us off on a different street (making the hotel a bit difficult to find). Ask the hotel for taxi directions before arriving. Given our early arrival, the staff stored our luggage while our room was being prepared, gave us a map and clear directions to some sites in the area and sent us on our way. It was great to catch the city in the morning. With the elevator, getting our luggage to our room was easy. The accommodations were spacious and apartment-like (complete with fridge, microwave, bottled water, and kettle), with a nice homey feel. However, given the lack of direct sunlight to the rooms, they were chilly, quite chilly. My mother and I are often cold, so we were worried. Thankfully, there were two heaters (one in the living room, and one in one of the bedrooms) which we left on to heat up the rooms. There was also a bit of mold in the shower, but nothing too terrible. The beds were quite comfortable, and the curtains blocked out almost all light. I don't know if it was because we were so tired at night, but noticed very little street noise. We opted out of the breakfast plan as there were plenty of cafes in the area offering breakfast. Overall, our stay was quite pleasant. It's a beautiful building in a perfect location. The staff was more than helpful and made any travel arrangements (taxis, printing tickets, etc) that we needed. If I'm ever back in Barcelona, I will be staying at Hotel Boria Bcn again.

Couldn't have asked for a better place! Tremendous area if you are looking to explore Barcelona and all it's neighborhoods. Only tough part will be finding the hotel. Located on a small alley with minimal advertisement on the outside. We had to ask locals since we kept walking by it! Perfect place; exceptional staff, exceptional rooms.

Carrer de Boria 24-26 Barcelona Barcelona

Room options

Loft

1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Murphy Bed | Sleeps 6

Grand Suite

1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Murphy Bed | Sleeps 6

Junior Suite

1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Murphy Bed | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Picasso Museum and Barcelona Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Concierge services

Located in El Born, Mercer House Bòria Bcn is adjacent to Picasso Museum and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Barcelona Cathedral. Each of the 11 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes a refrigerator, a microwave, and a minibar.


Dining

For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 11 rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Mercer House Bòria Bcn enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. This hotel also has a library.

Guest reviews for Mercer House Bòria Bcn

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (2)
4
Family

Easy walk to church and shopping. Close to restaurants and cafes.

By on Aug 15, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Apr 15, 2019

4
Everyone

Looks to be an old apartment building renovated for hotel rooms. Right in the Gothic district, so walking distance to many restaurants, stores, etc. A few quirks in the room like no extra outlets next to the bed so you charge your phone across the room, and not enough hot water to take 2 hot showers (first hot, second warm). Other than that, the room was great. More like an apartment with separate rooms, so it worked great for our family vacation.

By , from Vermont on Nov 26, 2018

2

lousy service and management

Everyone

Expected much better from this Hotel but appears to be under bad management and leadership. No effort on staff's part to answer questions or address dangerous broken bathroom equipment. Extremely loud noise not only from construction outside but within the hotel itself as walls appear to be paper thin. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

By on Apr 3, 2018

5

perfect for us!

Everyone

This is a small boutique hotel on a tiny street off of a main road. I love the windy narrow streets of El Born, I think the hotel is in the perfect location, tons of places to eat, bars, restaurants, shops etc right near by. We walked pretty much everywhere we wanted to go in BCN, only ever took one taxi. They didnt have the loft room we reserved available when we checked in so they gave us a free upgrade. We ended up with a huge open room with a second bedroom, full kitchen, two balconies, and a private patio! They give you free bottled water as a welcome. You can control the heat. The bathroom was also huge. My only complaints are that the hot water in the shower ran out faster than I'd like and the hairdryer is the type that is attached to the wall and not at all powerful; but that is all very minor, overall I would stay here again in a second. There is a very nice roof top patio and the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. High recommend!

By , from New York, NY on Dec 4, 2017

4

great hotel in excellent location.

Everyone

Due to the protests, the city was very loud and busy during our trip. The hotel is located in a great location and down a quiet side street away from the crowds. The room was very large and looked like a converted apartment with a separate bedroom, living room and kitchenette. The bed was one of the most comfortable I’ve experienced in Europe, as most are too hard. The windows were extra thick and pretty much soundproof which was amazing! Not to mention the blackout shutters! The only real negative to the room was the extremely loud air conditioning units which made clunking and gurgling sounds and almost made it difficult to sleep. The front desk staff seemed professional, however they were not very friendly. Upon arrival, they handed us a map but did not go over it with us. Whenever we walked by them, they hardly ever looked up to say hello. Upon checkout, she did not ask how our stay was, if everything with the room was okay, or anything. She just said we owed the city tax, ran my credit card, handed me the receipt and walked away. Overall, we really did enjoy the room and hotel as a whole. I would still recommend this hotel as the positives outweighed the negatives.

By , from Irvine, CA on Oct 10, 2017

5

nice hotel in gothic quarter

Everyone

Amazing boutique hotel in the Gothic quarter. Pleasant staff, great breakfast, nice size rooms. There was a very sweet young concierge that worked evenings, I believe her name was Leila, she was amazing!! So helpful-- answered all our questions, gave plenty of awesome recommendations and truly made us feel welcome! Thank you for a great stay.

By , from New York on Jul 9, 2017

4

nice and new...

Everyone

The hotel facilities were good and the staff was amazing. The street where iris is located need some improvement in terms of environment and illumination. Even when you do not have to be worried about security issues...it was a bit scary for my wife and kids! Everything else very good. The air conditioning of RH main room should be a bit bigger.

By on Jun 30, 2017

4

loved this centrally located comfortable hotel!!

Everyone

Loved the authentic old Spain feel (not commercialized modern hotel). Loved the huge room! Loved the location!

By on May 13, 2017

5

perfect location, excellent staff

Family

Hotel Boria Bcn is in the heart of the Gothic quarter. The location is perfect! With the bars, restaurants, museums, and shops of the Gothic quarter and El Born at your feet, leaving the area is almost not necessary. If you choose to leave, which you should do, almost all of the major sites of the enchanting city are walking distance (the walk back from Sagrada Familia, for example, was a simple trek). My mother and I arrived early on our first day, arriving at the hotel well before check-in. We took a taxi directly from the airport which dropped us off on a different street (making the hotel a bit difficult to find). Ask the hotel for taxi directions before arriving. Given our early arrival, the staff stored our luggage while our room was being prepared, gave us a map and clear directions to some sites in the area and sent us on our way. It was great to catch the city in the morning. With the elevator, getting our luggage to our room was easy. The accommodations were spacious and apartment-like (complete with fridge, microwave, bottled water, and kettle), with a nice homey feel. However, given the lack of direct sunlight to the rooms, they were chilly, quite chilly. My mother and I are often cold, so we were worried. Thankfully, there were two heaters (one in the living room, and one in one of the bedrooms) which we left on to heat up the rooms. There was also a bit of mold in the shower, but nothing too terrible. The beds were quite comfortable, and the curtains blocked out almost all light. I don't know if it was because we were so tired at night, but noticed very little street noise. We opted out of the breakfast plan as there were plenty of cafes in the area offering breakfast. Overall, our stay was quite pleasant. It's a beautiful building in a perfect location. The staff was more than helpful and made any travel arrangements (taxis, printing tickets, etc) that we needed. If I'm ever back in Barcelona, I will be staying at Hotel Boria Bcn again.

By on Dec 6, 2015

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