The room had had a good sized desk which would have been great if you were here on business. There were ample power outlets both at the desk and at the nightstands. There was even a safe in the room — while it wasn’t big enough for a laptop, it did hold all of our valuables
The bathroom was very sleek and modern with a tub/shower combo. The water pressure and temperature was great – at no time did we run into issues. We also had plenty of towels..and even wash clothes, which you all know is one of my hotel pet peeves (lack of linens).
The sink, while it looked great, it wasn’t all that functional. You’d shave and all your cut little whiskers would be stuck in this flat bottomed basin. Same with toothpaste — it just wouldn’t drain all that well. This would be a great design for a powder room, but not a hotel room.
When staying in the US, I try to stay loyal to certain hotel chains (points and benefits) but when abroad I am much more open. I’ve had much better luck in Europe with independent hotels than I have in the US.
I would definitely stay in this hotel again. The location, service and cleanliness were fantastic. We didn’t eat at the hotel at all, but did pop out to neighborhood bakeries to get some pastries each morning. So easy, so cheap and so tasty.
Have you stayed at the Hotel Barcelona Catedral before? Where do you stay while in Barcelona? Do you stay at big chains or independent hotels?