Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hotel Review: Hotel Regina Barcelona

A couple of months ago, I stayed that the Hotel Regina in Barcelona conveniently located near Plaza Catalyuna and steps away from La Rambla. This trip marked my third time in BCN so the welcome and beauty of the hotel was a great way to spend a relaxing, leisurely trip in Spain's second largest city.

I was lucky enough to see the newly renovated common areas, including the lobby, bar, and breakfast area which are elegantly decorated with a modern, classy touch. We were greeted in the lobby where they offered complementary cucumber infused water...something seriously needed after our flight!

After checking in, we went to our also newly renovated room which consisted of clean, simple, and modern detailing. Each room has complementary bath robes and slippers for your best comfort. Unlike it's older rooms, the redesigned rooms consisted of bright wooden floors, spacious showers, and ample storage spaces. We also had a beautiful balcony which not only added lots of light, but we were able to over look the street leading to Plaza Cataluna. Can't get anymore perfect than that!

The lobby and sitting area is elegantly decorated with touches of dark oak, comfy cushioned couches, and gorgeous flower arrangements. What I really loved about it was the fact that it is a simple, yet regal design which makes it the premises feel modern yet warm.

There is a also a bar in the hotel which guests can enjoy on the main floor. The bar has a 1920s "speakeasy" feel to it which I loved. Passing the bar is the also newly renovated breakfast area which, like its rooms, brings in a lot of light with modern-industrial lighting fixtures.

With breakfast included with our stay, we were able to choose a wide variety of products- from the typical Spanish bread and tomato, to a more American version with eggs and sausages. My friend, who is vegetarian, did not have problems picking amongst the vast array of veggie-friendly food options!

In general, I highly recommend visiting Hotel Regina, it's newly renovated, perfectly located, but it's also one of the oldest hotels in Barcelona- which makes your stay extra special!

The Positive:

  • Clean, comfortable, and newly renovated hotel: book in advance and you can score a deal for 100 euros a night! 
  • Delicious, quality breakfast in a beautiful setting: They have a patio for the spring and summer time- unfortunately, it was too cold to enjoy when we were there!
  • Super comfy beds: probably one of the of the most comfiest I've experienced.
  • Central location: a better location couldn't have been possible!
The Negatives: 
  • Half of the hotel is still being renovated: this means you could end up getting an older room. 
  • Parking not included: Parking on the hotel premise is not offered for those traveling by car.
Hotel Regina Barcelona
Calle Bergara 4, 08002, Barcelona

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*Disclaimer: Although I was generously provided a press rate by Hotel Regina Barcelona, all opinions expressed on this post are strictly mine*

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