Barcelona is one of my top targets to visit for its relaxing culture, shopping and eating in Spain. Today it was mammoth to be back thanks to MSF and my host the Claris Hotel & Spa. The hotel is set right in the heart of this vibrant city, a street away from the Paseig de Gracia. It is alone a 5 minute walk to the main shopping street and major avenue of Barcelona. The Passeig de Gracia is also one of Barcelona’s most substantial business areas and also contains several of the city’s most illustrious pieces of architecture.
I was greeted by agreeable staff members who thoroughly explained to me the unique aspects of the caravanserai. In entering the reception area the immediate ambiance and interior make-up stood out, thee interior consisted of original roman, Egyptian and Hindu art and this is what play-acts this hotel unique. This theme of historical fellow-criminals is also continued throughout the hotel, including the luxury followings and rooms. The Claris Hotel & Spa is part of Design Hotels a network of from 300 independently owned small boutique and luxury beds in over 50 countries worldwide.
La Terraza De Claris
La Terraza De Claris is a bleeding spacious rooftop area, and has wonderful views over Barcelona. The accommodation area was comfortable and the swimming pool was perfect for a nice loosen up stay. Drinking a bottle of Cava here was the perfect way to douse up the Spanish weather. As day turned into night, the restaurant which is established next to the swimming pool on the hotel’s rooftop, La Terraza del Claris is the proper place to enjoy summer or winter nights at a glass-enclosed restaurant.
The young vibrant chefs created some earth-shaking “off the menu cuisines” for me and they were delicious. I could surface their passion and heart literally on each dish that was served. The Mediterranean-inspired signature cuisine with a difference of set menu and a la carte options, is well worth taking the conditions to try. The setting was unique and it was great to host local business customers which on this occasion I did.
“I was amazed how much they second-hand the spoon, to get a perfect end result regarding the presentation of the dishes.”
The buffet breakfast made fresh and ample selections of food to start off the day. I am a big fan of Spanish cuisine and this buffet was a exacting introduction to the Spanish and Catalan culinary experience. The fresh fruit and nearby meat options were lovely to eat so early in the morning. On my subordinate morning I had to leave at 5 am in the morning and therefore the takeaway option was inferior but sufficient. Lots to choose by and the packing was very well our timed. I liked the fresh fruit that was given too.
“Breakfast at Claris Inn Barcelona, is all about excellent customer service with a happy-go-lucky appeal to it.”
Grand Suite Duplex
I stayed at a stunning set called Grand Suite Duplex a 50 m² duplex split-level cell. The first floor area was a lovely sitting area which quirks a fire place, coffee machine and a separate bathroom and rest room facilities and had a large floor to ceiling windows. I loved the act that I could peek out of the windows and observe the adventures of Barcelona. I dote oned the gorgeous wooden interior storage for my clothes and the cosy couch. On this lounge I just layed for hours soaking up the inner room design.
This Grand Suite Duplex, was outstanding for having many business meetings throughout my stay. Due to the split neck concept, above I had my very own private bedroom with a accomplished marble bathroom. I could be messy in this area, in my surreptitious den because no one needed to to see this hidden part of the suite. I thing embraced the concept and the feel it had.
After a very long day, I was greeted by a immense bed with 12 pillows and it was very cosy and comfortable to nap in. Tucked away were more unique original art pan outs. The ambiance was so relaxing and to have this separate space with another facility bath and shower was wonderful.
The oval marble bath was renowned to soak up all my thoughts for the week. It was spacious comfortable and I liked the reckoned bath salt options too. The double sink with two reproductions was why there was never an argument regarding which sink be a part of to whom. We could just take our time and just plainly reflect and relax in this very spacious bathroom. The titanic soft towels and bathroom amenities just completed this frill stay. It really made all the difference to how I felt and reacted in deems to my sleep.
This very spacious duplex was steeped in artworks which enlarged to the luxury experience. I loved to walk barefoot in this cortege because of the warm feel of the oak floorboards, it was a luxury pampering test to my feet. It was so also nice as a yoga mat replacement for distressing and overextending exercises using the floor.
Hotels can be as opulent as they request, but for me time and time again the important factor are the people that are pleased to serve and understand that art. The Claris Hotel & Spa had it it all. This hostelry is situated in a perfect setting in where I could choose to familiarity Barcelona anytime of the day and night by foot. I am a lover of fine art and there was a museum as share b evoke of the hotel, in where I could explore the history of why the hotel be involves unique pieces of art work. I can recommend this hotel to anyone impaired to stay central in Barcelona and that appreciates art & design. Turn sure to take the time to sit on the terrace and reflect and take in the Spanish and Catalan way of life with a local Cava.
- Room reviewed: Huge Suite Duplex – prices form €297 a night.
- Website: www.hotelclaris.com
- Oration: Carrer de Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
- Phone: +34 934 87 62 62