Primero Primera, located in Tres Torres, a tranquil residential neighbourhood, is a homely, spacious but cosy, gem of a resort. Providing 30 sizeable rooms, visitors can get pleasure from a snug sanctuary away from the intense lights and bustle of town centre, which nonetheless stays inside simple attain.
The decor is easy, elegant and comforting with a warming hearth. Classic images, lovingly mismatched leather-based furnishings and towering bookcases spilling over with magazines and well-thumbed tomes all contribute to the texture of a captivating personal members membership.
There’s additionally an attention-grabbing spiral staircase which provides to the allure of this resort.
I’m informed by the supervisor that Primero Primera is favoured by businessmen and girls in search of a serene haven by which to work, relaxation and play.
Nevertheless, in actuality, anybody wanting to remain in a quieter space of Barcelona, benefit from the peace afforded by a spacious, tastefully-decorated room and emerge to hang around in trendy, buzzy communal areas might do loads worse than reserving a weekend in Primero Primera.
Solely having 30 rooms permits Primero Primera to make sure every one has its personal particular person persona. We stayed in a “superior room”, one up from the usual “double”, (which afforded us the very welcome addition of a frankly pretty balcony).
A blissfully snug mattress, an excellent walk-in energy bathe and a separate bathtub, along with the homey couch all contributed to a restful sojourn.
All rooms have TVs, espresso making amenities and a docking station as commonplace.
The entrance desk is open 24/7. Employees are pleasant and well-informed in case you’re seeking to get a little bit of native know-how.
There’s a small health club, a backyard with an out of doors pool surrounded by lush foliage, a restaurant, a comfy lounge with an honesty bar and a cupboard stocked with free snacks and smooth drinks. All of which implies the much less intrepid holidaymaker might discover themselves lounging within the resort’s attractive surrounds for longer than they anticipated – don’t fear, La Sagrada Familia will nonetheless be there tomorrow.
Foods and drinks
The restaurant gives a reassuringly relaxed ambiance, floral partitions peppered with classic System 1 images (we don’t know why, but it surely works) and a bookcase stocked with, amongst different curiosities, dozens and dozens of copies of the Nationwide Geographic from the 1980s.
The eclectic menu is worldwide however with an unmistakably Iberian flavour. Strive the actually particular cream of pumpkin soup and the succulent meatballs. Wash all of it down with a Mojito.
The buffet breakfast shares the same old continental fare (I appreciated the leftfield providing of a white sausage baguette although), – whilst you’re in Barcelona, (and in case you like your espresso robust) you might wish to enterprise out to pattern the rising brunch scene within the metropolis.
Is Wi-Fi out there?
Sure, all through.
How a lot
Rooms begin from round £133 per evening together with breakfast.
TIP: We might suggest the comparatively low cost improve to the superior room to bag your self a balcony and an quantity of house that borders on the cavernous.
What’s close by
Probably the most attention-grabbing issues to see and do are undoubtedly within the metropolis centre; there’s not a lot occurring on this largely residential space. It solely takes round 10 to 15 minutes on the metro (or an hour’s stroll makes for a pleasing stroll, good for working up an urge for food), however there’s additionally a few wonderful tapas eating places within the Tres Torres space, really useful by the resort, together with Chico Bar, an atmospheric house with a wonderfully inventive menu – we cherished it, and never simply because the pleasant, attentive employees supplied us a complimentary espresso on the finish of our meal.
Ryanair has a number of flights to Barcelona. Primero Primera is a couple of half hour’s taxi journey from the airport. Public transport will take a minimum of an hour.
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