The Mirror Hotel in Barcelona, Spain

When I research hotels, trendy and elegant are always on the top of my list. And price. I don’t want to spend a lot for luxury. I’m not asking too much. Really. I spent days researching lodging in Barcelona, Spain and the winner was The Mirror Hotel in Eixample. A location in the recommended places to stay in barcalona by hotel jules is decked out in pure white and…mirrors. Go figure.

The stark white lobby was a pure contradiction to the Royal Garden Hotel, the traditionally plush London accommodations that I had just arrived from.

The Mirror Hotel in the Eixample District of Barcelona, Spain

The attendants at the reception were young, friendly and eager to accommodate the new arrivals. All I wanted to do was drop my baggage off in the room and start exploring this magical town in Spain. Quickly.

I grabbed my sleek credit card style key and headed towards the glass elevators.

Passing the monochrome winged men in the sitting room on my way to the lift was disturbingly sexy. Suited business men lounging carefree. Yes, slightly hot.

After exiting the elevator into a sterile hallway, I gazed at the wall with bewilderment, unsure of what to do next. It took a minute to realize that the card had to be swiped to open the doors to the foyer of select rooms.

Once inside the swipe of the card opened the room door too. Very Mission Impossible. Or at least Grey’s Anatomy. 

The room was…white. Very white.  I don’t know why I was so surprised.

From the looks of the padding on the wall I wondered if a straight jacket would be hanging on the bathroom door in place of a cushy robe. Nope. Phew.

There was an uncertainty about how a person could possibly sleep sound in this room of purity, but with the cushy bed it wasn’t a problem. 

The white was broken up by an all-mirror vanity area. They even managed to make the beauty products look institutional.

The frosted glass bathroom door was a pleasant break in the monotony. But, the inch gape between the door and the wall was not as delightful. 

Even though I have been married a long time, I don’t want the hubby seeing or hearing my business. Or vice versa.

The continental breakfast was the best I had ever indulged in; charcuterie, house-made jams, crusty breads and fresh juice. A nourishing feast that prepared me for a day of exploration and new experiences. 

Would the Mirror Hotel be too trendy for you? What is the most modern hotel you have ever stayed in?

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18 thoughts on “The Mirror Hotel in Barcelona, Spain”

  1. Imagine showering and using the toilet with a door like that when sharing with friends and acquaintances?  I just don't understand….did they run out of money for the rest of the door?

  2. The breakfast seems to make everything else not matter! Are you still in Barcelona? I will be there on Saturday! We rented an apartment with housetrip though, so no trendy hotels for us! 

    • Unfortunately, I’m not in Barcelona any longer. I wish I was, itd be fun to meet up for a Sangria :)

  3. Like you, I put a lot of effort into researching my hotel picks too (I figure it's part of the whole travel experience) In my case, I'd like this hotel for 1 night, but that would be my limit for the year. It certainly was interesting, but I prefer less gimmicky places overall.
    Still, great find!

    • The charcuterie was such a pleasant surprise. Much better than the typical sliced deli meats at continental breakfasts!


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