....Places to go, places to eat and other stuff loosely-linked to London living...
Thursday, 25 February 2016
H10 Port Vell, Pas de Sota Muralla, Barcelona, Spain
Although it occupies an elegant nineteenth
century building overlooking the waterfront in Barceloneta, this brand spanking new branch of the H10 chain has a sleek,
contemporary interior. You get to choose between relatively spacious bedrooms with
views of the port or the cheaper and very compact double rooms overlooking the central
atrium. Either way, you can use the roof terrace which has sun loungers and a
plunge pool. The quiet en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated in creamy monotones,
enlivened by funky lighting. They are also well-equipped with safes, flat-screen
TVs, bathrobes, a myriad of toiletries and respectable WiFi. The impressive
breakfast, served in an airy ground floor dining room, is a mixture of table
service and a buffet. You can order omelettes, poached eggs and the like, while
also helping yourself to the pastries, yoghurts, cheeses, cold meats, Nespresso machine coffee and decent fruit juices.
Only the dry croissants disappoint.
The service is friendly and warm - the young staff seem genuinely
interested in striking up a conversation. A short walk from Barcelona's
Gothic heart and sandy beaches, H10 Port Vell is a very pleasant place to stay. 8/10