It’s been a bit of a time since our pretty amazing stay at Soho House Barcelona, perhaps I subconsciously wanted to savour it for as long as I could before sharing but alas the time has come to tell some tales and share some photographs of our stay. After three nights in Barcelona, filled with slightly non stop sigh seeing. A LOT of walking around the vibrant city, we felt twenty- four hours of lying horizontal on a sun bed by a rooftop pool, with the upmost indulgence possible, was perhaps the best way to finish off our trip to Barcelona…. So introducing Soho House Barcelona.
Once a former 19th-century apartment building, the 57 bed-roomed hotel, is in the heart of the city, steps away from the Barrio Gòtico and metres away from the port. Soho House stands in a beautiful shade of pink, balconies and shutters galore surrounded by the swaying palm trees, quite the perfect spot!
We opted for a small room, with the word small not at all fitting, it was pretty big! Famous for their bedrooms, Soho House Barcelona did not fail. A king size bed with the most gorgeous velvet, teal headboard, Egyptian cotton sheets, and textiles spread across the huge bed you only dream of. The room is filled with vintage furniture, prints, stunning lighting, such a warm, stylish but chic, cosy room, not a detail missed. The bathroom continues the heaven, with traditional and local tiles, vintage brass fittings, walk-in rain-forest shower, and of course filled with every Cowshed product going- what bedroom dreams are made of!
The rooftop pool was always going to be a favourite for me, with the iconic red striped sun beds, looking out over the Port Vell marina and the Barcelona skyline. Here I think is where we spent most of our time, ordering snacks and drinks and reading our books under the April sun…..pretty marvellous indeed!
Apart from a visit to the incredible Cowshed spa, which is situated in the basement of the house, complete with an indoor pool, we happily did not do much else.
I felt although stylish and modern, the house really keeps hold of the traditional values which I love. After the longest shower, liberally dosing myself in as many cowshed products I could, getting ready slowly with a gin & tonic, which was made for us at our door, by the friendliest mobile cocktail, shaker and maker, it’s the small things. Then for sunset drinks at the rooftop bar, watching the sun go down for another day over the city, before feasting on a gorgeous Italian meal at Cecconi’s, a traditional Italian setting with a dash of modern but very romantic indeed……Then to bed, which of course had been turn down….( a little ritual I think should be brought into the everyday) my head hit the beautiful and huge pillow and off I dreamt the night away, in perhaps one of the biggest most comfortable beds I’ve ever laid my sleepy little head…
As expected Soho House Barcelona was the most perfect, restful and indulgent way to finish our trip in the vibrant Catalan Capital, with just one small problem…. that being….. we did not stay long enough!
Thank you for reading x