Chic & Basic Born
The unbeatable location means that you are only a block from El Born market and Ciutadela Park, and within spitting distance from a great selection of Barcelona’s finest dining and nightlife experiences. Romantic yet raunchy, don’t expect much in the way of room service or luxury trimmings, but do expect to see a fashionable crown milling around the sumptuous communal area with its flimsy Perspex Philippe Stark chairs. Design has really gone mad here with transparent PVC ‘fly curtains’ on every door to create a club house ‘purple rain’ effect. Transparent glass shower units make for a sexy bedroom experience with large French windows allowing plenty of light into the white interiors. The whole atmosphere of this hotel is sexy, with simple but suggestive slogans printed everywhere to guide you around the hotel. The icing on the cake is the White Bar, which allows purple lighting from upstairs to pass through a transparent ceiling only to reflect off the glasses and cutlery below. The waiters look stylish in their red shoes, and apart from the photograph of a girl’s crotch, the art compliments the dining room.