Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux
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The morning didn't start off well as Battery Boy had to chastise Javier for photographing Video Girl in the shower. He stated he was doing it for medically reasons to monitor her weight and to ensure she had eaten her quota of fresh fruit for the day. Video Girl normally eats a few golden delicious apples in the shower before coming downstairs for …
After a wonderful night's sleep and an indulgent lie in listening to the school children laughing and playing in the school courtyard adjacent to their room, Video Girl and Battery Boy prepared themselves for their first full day in Barcelona. This was going to take a bit longer as the excessive amount of red wine and moscatel Battery Boy had …
Barcelona the last stop on our journey. The city with amazing architecture, night life, cultural events. It was the home of Architect Gaudi, and the painter Salvador Dali. One of Europe's most visually stunning cities.
May 1st is Independence day in Barcelona and protest demonstrations are expected in the city center today. We plan on …
... famous food markets, La Boqueria on Las Ramblas and Mercat Sant Antoni (which is a few steps from my studio). Both places are worth a visit to stock up on fresh fruit to get you through the day or to sample Spain's delicious chorizo or Jamon Serrano.
In terms of location El Raval gives you good access to many of the city's main attractions which are within walking distance. However the area can be noisy so be careful if you are easily disturbed when ...
Video Girl and Battery Boy had an early rise this morning as they had many things to do. One of those things was a visit to Pere Quera Jewelers where Video Girl was going to purchase a beautiful time piece for Battery Boy's birthday. Unlike Battery Boy's acquisition of the art piece at the Guggenheim Museum there were no alarms or frantic security guards. In fact there was more security at Pere Quera than the Guggenheim, with a secure vault area for people ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux Barcelona
Gothic Quarter Gem
We loved this small and efficient hotel. The staff are discreet but helpful the restaurant is fab and the location is brilliant for exploring the city. There are some great restaurants nearby too. Downsides are smelly drains ( but they do provide joss sticks in the rooms) and the children are noisy at playtime in the school opposite in their rooftop playground.
Overall a stylish and comfortable hotel good stereo and plasma TV in the room too..
Lovely hotel and wonderful staff
I recently spent two nights at the lovely Neri Hotel unfortunately with an ill husband. The hotel is beautiful and the staff superb. I am grateful to have been in such a caring and lovely hotel considering the circumstances of our trip. The front desk staff was warm and compassionate and assisted us in every way possible. The room was clean, quiet and classy. It would be my sincere pleasure to return at a better time and I thank the hotel staff for their assistance during a difficult and unfortunately brief trip.
We abolutely LOVED this hotel. It is exciting, calm, beautiful, good location. The decor was stunning : an ultra modern bathroom with a stone shower, 15 foot ceilings, plasma tv, and just the right chairs to remind you that are in a 17th century building. Perfect service too.
It was the highlight of our vacation to Ireland, Barcelona and the Costa Brava.
Stayed at the Hotel Neri two weeks ago and all I can say is Wow! If you are looking to take your girlfriend / boyfriend away for a romantic weekend I cannot recommend it highly enough. You get a true feeling of indulgence staying there.
On arrival we were given a welcome drink made of rose petals and a little tour of the hotel.
We had a standard room which was huge and although it didn't have a bath you could fit about 10 people in the shower. You could even change the colour of the lighting in the bathroom and there was a speaker in the ceiling for you to listen to music.
Our plasma screen TV wasn't attached to the wall which was actually quite good as you could move it around and watch it from the edge of the bed (which was also very large) but the picture quality was poor and it seemed to be very slow at changing channels.
Had dinner in the hotel on the second night. Also very good. If I'm going to be picky I'd say my main course was a little on the salty side and I love salt. Also it said on the menu it came with a selection of vegetables and potatoes which I didn't receive. The head waiter was amazing. Very helpful and when we couldn't decide which cocktail to have he made one up for us which was delicious - a mandarin sour.
The roof terrace was a little on the small side and would be good if it had a pool but the sunbeds were comfy which makes a nice change.
It's very central and we found it easy to get around / find our way back there. We felt very safe there and I disagree with other reviews that have mentioned a smell of drains in the hotel. We didn't notice this at all.
On the first night we went to an amazing restaurant about 10mins walk from the hotel called Hoffman. The desserts were like a work of art and the service was spot on. Approx £120 for a 3 course dinner for 2 with a bottle of champagne and 3 bottles of water. For the standard of food and service we found this very reasonable. It would have cost a lot more in London. The food is very creative so I would only go if you are an adventurous eater.
Also if you like trendy clothes then it's a five minute walk to the El Bon area. Again, don't go on a Sunday as nearly all the shops are shut.
If I had one complaint about the hotel Neri I would say it was the dry cleaning / ironing service. I asked for an iron and ironing board in my room and the ironing board was tiny. Impossible to iron anything yourself. So we put lots of things in the dry cleaners thinking it would come back the next day but we had to wait another day for it and because they folded our clothes they looked exactly the same as when we took them out of our cases. Total waste of money. When we complained whilst checking out the man on reception knew nothing about it even though we'd mentioned it to other staff several times. He was also got a bit aggrevated and said that nobody else had complained and made it seem as though we were complaining for nothing or to get out of paying.
We had never seen this man on reception before this and would say that all of the other staff were lovely and very helpful.
I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay at this hotel and I would definitely go back. Have been recommending it to all my friends!
Loved the Neri Hotel
We found out about the Neri Hotel on tripadvisor. And what a great find it was. A wonderful start to our pre-cruise from Barcelona. The hotel is beautiful in the
Gothic Quarters, with so much to see in walking distance. The service is outstanding from the moment we walked in the doors. We were greeted in the lobby with sparkling rose water and then escorted to the dining room for a breakfast buffet set up at our table with local cheeses, meats, and pastries.
Our rooms were out of this world decorated in a Zen atmosphere, spacious bathrooms with great amenities,as well as bath ropes and slippers. The beds were very comfortable. The balcony overlooked the Gothic Quarters, and don't forget to check out the rooftop terrace.
We were also fortunate to have a driver the hotel sent to pick us up at the airport who also gave us a guided four hour tour that afternoon.His name is Armando Panedas,I would high recommend him if you need a guide, his prices are very reasonable. His phone no. is (34) 60-419-756, he is with BCN tour-taxi. We stayed at the Neri in June,2004. I hope we have an opportunity to visit Barcelona and the Neri Hotel again soon.
We just spent three nights in a junior suite at the Neri, and we can honestly say that this has been our best hotel experience EVER! We immediately felt at home - the room and bathroom was beautiful and very spacious, the furniture, ambience, bathroom amenities - everything was just perfect. The location couln't be better - we were able to walk to everything we wanted to see. We also had dinner at the restaurant on the night of arrival, very delicious and the setting - the old building, modern decor and the music - all made it very special.
The staff was so friendly and helpful and the roomservice very good. The breakfast is a bit pricey, but so delicious it's definitely worth the money. The only downside is that from now on, every hotel that we'll stay in will have a hard time living up to the Neri! Thank you, all Neri staff, for a truly wonderful time! We would come back in a heartbeat!
Loved the Neri Hotel
We too loved this Hotel.Fabulous furnishings, modern and tasteful, but in an old, traditional building. Quite one of the most 'suitable' hotels we have stayed in, and so reasonably priced. I thoroughly recommend the Hotel Neri.
Have just returned from a 3 day break with three other couples and what a wonderful time we had. The Hotel Neri is in a great location a short stroll from the Ramblas and a pleasant walk to the harbour. The hotel itself is very elegant the staff are extremely helpful it was quiet and the security was good. The rooms are atractive and elegant ours was particularly spacious as we had a small suite however the lighting in our sitting room was definitely "mood" lighting and in other words it was impossible to read a book or a wine bottle label!Barcelona was great fun and we felt very secure the whole time we were there, would definitely return to the Hotel Neri if we were in Barcelona in the future.
Hotel Neri - a chic & tranquil hotel in a fabulous city.
The Neri is absolute chic-boutique! The location is excellent -
literally meters from the Cathedral in a tiny pedestrianised street so
there is no noise to speak to of.The decor of the rooms is stylish,
using lots of lavish fabrics throughout. In our room we had a painting
of a white lily which spanned 2 meters across one of the walls - quite
beautiful - and tiny, sparkling pendant lights hovering over each
bedside table. The staff are very helpful and discreet, and as the
hotel only has around 20 rooms it rarely seemed busy and retained a
sense of calm throughout our stay. Add to this all this a fantastic
bathroom, plasma screen, CD player (with a speaker in the loo too!) and
a host of added little luxuries - and you have a truely lovely hotel
which we cannot recommend highly enough.
In a word - Superb
The newly opened Neri Hotel + restaurante is fantastic. We have been travelling to Barcelona for many years and have stayed in some lovely hotels but the Neri is the best. The hotel is a 17th century building that has been renovated to the highest standard without losing its historical charm.
The interior design is very cool. All the rooms appear to original art on the walls and the attention to detail with the furnishings is excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurante is very good and is full most nights so it's better to book in advance. You can't help but hope that some of the coolness at the Neri rubs off on you when you see Spaniards and toursists alike peer through the enterance to admire to stunning interior.
As for the location you couldn't want for a better position to explore Barcelona. You are minutes away from Las Ramblas, Catedral Square and basically in the middle of the Barri gotic. We will definately be returning to Barcelona to stay at the Neri next year.