I wasn’t sold on travelling to Spain. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the idea, instead, it was difficult to pick with so many places to travel to. I’d read the news about tourists being unwelcome in Barcelona, and didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, our stay at Hotel Midmost turned out to be a fine choice. We had a wonderful time enjoying their hospitality.
First of all – this hotel is located in an excellent spot, about five minutes from La Rambla. While this might not be to everyone’s taste to visit La Rambla, it does make it central. It was within walking distance of a huge number of sites (and the metro). The number of restaurants and cafes located nearby was also impressive. We spent both of our evenings in Barcelona enjoying the local fare. We particularly enjoyed Bar Mirinda (Carrer d’en Xuclà, 7), Flax and Kale (just around the corner on Carrer dels Tallers, 74b) and Wok and Bao, (Carrer dels Tallers, 39).
As a small boutique hotel, the staff were friendly and kind, and the room well-appointed. We opted for a Superior Room that opened to a little balcony overlooking the street. Even though it was very central, we had no issues with noise. The rooms have double-soundproofing, making them very quiet at night. Our room was also warm and cozy, particularly when we realised how cold it got at night outside!
The hotel has been renovated in recent years, and it shows. The rooms and public spaces are styled beautifully. The bathroom was particularly stylish. The design was right up my alley with gold and brass accents. It had good water pressure and lots of hot water. It also had some of the nicest hotel toiletries I’ve had in awhile – called Argan Meadow. No complaints on my part!
We didn’t spend much time at the hotel, as we were busy out and about in Barcelona. Because we were staying in winter, the rooftop patio – while lovely – wasn’t exactly pumping. However, the staff were kind enough to bring us drinks and food to enjoy on the roof, which we had to ourselves. They even put the heaters on for us, which was appreciated! The rooftop patio also offers a small pool and excellent views out over the city. We didn’t sample breakfast in the restaurant, given the wide range of other choices nearby.
My only minor complaint about Hotel Midmost is the speed of the internet. It was not a strong connection, and given I had work to complete, this caused some difficulties. This was the only negative of our stay, though.
Best of all, our stay only cost us around 110EUR (485AED) a night. I was expecting to pay a much larger amount for the luxury and service we experienced. If you are looking for a centrally located, comfortable hotel with friendly staff, I’d highly recommend you give Hotel Midmost a go.