Hotel Indigo – Barcelona – Plaza Catalunya
I am no stranger to Hotel Indigo, I stayed at the Hong Kong branch (blog post here) last year and it was, hands down - AMAZING. I loved every aspect of the hotel, from the rooms, to the lobby area to the dining and the bar. It has such a modern feel, yet touches of culture shone through the details and each room was designed immaculately.
Fast forward five months, I checked in to Hotel Indigo, Barcelona Plaza Catalunya for a short break with my cousin from Singapore and again, I was simply in awe of décor. Located in the heart of the city, within walking distance from to all the attractions and in true Barcelona style, the rooms are full of life, vibrancy and colour which made this hotel unique to Hotel Indigo and a must-visit for sure. I delve a little deeper in to the rooms and the amenities below and do let me know if you what think, I would definitely recommend staying here in a heartbeat if anyone asks.
What the hotel offers:
77 rooms ranging from standard to suites
24 hour coffee bar
On-site fitness centre
After a swift check in with ‘the’ loveliest staff, I was shown to my room on the second floor. As mentioned, each and every one of the 77 rooms are artistically designed and inspired by the neighbourhood’s architectural masterpieces as well as the community’s history. Think patterned fabrics, artwork on walls and small, yet vibrant details amongst the furniture and décor. Within the room, there was huge king size which was one of the comfiest I’ve ever slept on, a desk area and a single sofa chair coupled with a foot stool. Walking towards the window, there’s a door leading to a small balcony with a view of the main street which was lovely and surprisingly quiet, even at night, so my sleep was not disturbed at all. The bathroom contained two sinks and a big bath tub with jacuzzi functions making it perfect for unwinding in, after a long day of exploring and shopping.
Outdoor Pool/Fitness Centre
As this trip was a super packed and busy one, I didn’t get a chance to make use of the outdoor pool which made me really sad, but I can assure you, it looked absolutely amazing. The pool is pretty secluded behind the hotel, so it’s away from all eyes allowing guests to swim and relax in peace. From the pool area, there are some stairs that lead up to the gym/fitness centre, so for those who enjoy keeping fit whilst travelling, there is no need to go far.
The reception area always has to be the most inviting area for me when it comes to hotels and Hotel Indigo did not disappoint. The large, spacious area was clean and tidy and greeting me at the front were some of the friendliest receptionists. They were quick with their service and even advised on a few places to eat and visit which was lovely of them and they always had the biggest smiles. The lobby area breaks in to two parts, one which leads towards the restaurant and the other part towards the pool. The area that joins the restaurant is also a waiting/chill out area and is filled with colourful cushions and architectural touches making it very Gaudi-inspired. The pathway leading towards the pool also has chill out areas on the side and a couple of iMac’s which are free for guests to use.
On the ground floor, sits the restaurant and bar area and it actually pans across the whole floor. Walking through the pathway, on the left is mostly dining seating area and the bar and to the right leads towards the front of the hotel containing more seating area and the coffee bar. Breakfast was included in my stay which is always the most exciting part and I really, really enjoyed the food. They serve hot breakfast (the scrambled egg was to-die-for), cold meats, fruit, an array of pastries and unlimited tea/coffee and juice, there was honestly, nothing else I could want. As for lunches and dinners, being in Barcelona, we explored places away from the hotel, so I didn’t get to sample the dining at the restaurant, but the menu looked amazing and if I was to go back, I would definitely try it out.
Have you been to Barcelona before? If yes, where did you stay?