A hotel sitting area with wood and wicker chairs, round glass coffee tables, floor lamps, a patterned rug, rugged walls and large glass windows.
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Not to be confused with its New York namesake, this new property brings a breath of fresh design to the gothic heart of Barcelona. Concealed down an unassuming medieval side street, the 28-room Mercer Hotel is housed in an impressive building that comprises part of the defensive wall of the 1st century Roman town of Baracino. In a prevailing palette of smooth browns, beiges, and greys, the furnishings have been crafted exclusively by Madrid-based interiors firm Gaston y Daniela, while architect Rafael Moneo has created a luminous space, sympathetically preserving its original elements, and adding the occasional modern touch, such as the striking floor to ceiling windows that overlook a central courtyard. Public spaces include two restaurants, a cocktail bar and a rooftop terrace lap pool. And the Loewe toiletries are a pleasant addition.

A hotel bedroom with a four post bed, a desk, a covered red chair, wall shelf, brick walls and wooden flooring.

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A hotel bedroom with two single beds pushed together, two wooden chair, a TV and large windows with white curtains.

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A hotel bathroom with a long white sink counter, a long mirror and a large tub.

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Calle dels Lledó 7
08002 Barcelona