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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mornings at The Mirror Hotel were an unexpected treat.
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?
Disclosure: My stay was partially sponsored by the The Mirror Hotel, but all the words I write come straight from my, sometimes distorted, mind. Just as it should be.