BARCELONA, SPAIN. Casa Camper Barcelona is a young designer’s dream hotel, with a minimal and functional aesthetic. It is run by the same brand as Camper shoes. The hotel is nondescriptive from the outside but in the amazing narrow, bustling streets of the Raval area. It is close to the contemporary art museum and Plaza Cataluña.

Room Sign |Robert Persky

Room Sign | Robert Persky

The Campter King room comes as two rooms separated by the hallway. On one end is the bedroom, that has views of a beautiful courtyard with flowerpots stacked on top of each other. The courtyard is private, meaning that you can comfortably look out on it knowing that no one will ever be able to look back. On the otherside of the hallway is a lounge room, complete with a TV, hammock, and mini porch.

A breakfast buffet is complementary with the room. It includes egg dishes that you can order, and fresh fruits and pastries. Another unique thing about the hotel is its free “minibar” in the lounge of the hotel. You can access food and drink (not including alcohol) from this space at any time.

The wait staff was super helpful during our stay. Multiple staff members spent half hour spurts with us, drawing out maps of where we should go and recommending restaurants. The staff are there to advise you on how to explore, and there are city maps of Barcelona on the walls.

I recommend this hotel to design savvy young adventures. If you seek luxury comfort, this is not the best hotel (it does not have a pool or spa, and it is a four star hotel). The hotel lobby is a little bland and empty in keeping with its minimalist tone. Those who appreciate thought and functionality in every inch of space will love this hotel.

The hotel also holds the restaurant Dos Palillos, a mix of an Asian and Spanish tapa restaurant. The head chef is Albert Raurich, a former chef at El Bulli, which used to be the world’s best restaurant before it shut its doors. I have heard the food here is really good, but be sure to make reservations and be prepared to spend a lot of money.

Wi-fi is free in the hotel. Additionally, there is a small terrace on the roof, which provides an additional sitting and gathering space. A small gym is also available. A third person will cost extra in one room (as it is with most European hotels), but will get a bed set up in the lounge room, effectively providing a separate room for that person to sleep in. The brand has only one other hotel, in Berlin, Germany.

Casa Camper Barcelona
Carrer d’Elisabets, 11
08001 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 933 42 62 80

Garden Courtyard |Robert Persky

Garden Courtyard |Robert Persky