H10 Casa Mimosa is a superior 4-star boutique hotel housed in one of the 19th century buildings that makes Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood so desirable.
An ideal location and a blissful stay for couples in search of the good life.
The H10 Casa Mimosa hotel is ideally situated within stumbling distance of Barcelona’s city centre.
The crowning glory is its internal garden and patio area, where guests can lounge around the swimming pool and multiple living areas while enjoying the privileged views over the neighbouring Casa Milà (of Antoni Gaudi fame).
I have stayed at many of H10’s Barcelona hotels and can name this as my favourite without any hesitation.
The H10 Casa Mimosa has a sort of colonial Mediterranean feel, with large potted palms and a soft colour palette of eggshell-white and sun bleached terracotta.
It’s a modern hotel, but draws on the property’s many original features – intricate coved ceilings, a sweeping marble staircase – to achieve a look that is refined and timeless.
H10 Casa Mimosa is ideally located in the ritzy Eixample barrio, just one street over from the upmarket Passeig de Gràcia, where you’ll find a host of restaurants, tapas bars and the majority of Barcelona’s most exclusive boutiques.
Antoni Gaudi’s iconic Casa Milà building is literally just around the corner – definitely check out the rooftop jazz nights here!
The equally famous Casa Batlló building is also just a 5-minute stroll away.
Plaça de Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the historic Old Town (Gothic Quarter, Raval, Born) are all walkable within 15 to 20 minutes.
The nearest metro stop is only 200 metres away from the hotel, making it easy to explore the entire city.
The Service and Facilities
Service is efficient, although not overly warm. Once you’re checked in, they tend to leave you to it. They were always there when I needed them though, so no complaints.
On the top floor, the El Cel de Gaudí Chill-Out Terrace is a seriously romantic space, with views over Antoni Gaudi’s iconic Casa Milà. There’s also a plunge pool.
My favourite spot in the hotel, however, was the internal El Til•ler Garden. Here you can relax on the sun loungers or enjoy a drink/meal from the bar.
The leafy trees and plants are something of a rarity this deep in the city centre and include a 100-year-old palm tree, which loom over fragrant lime trees and a blush of mature mimosas (Persian silk trees), which I assume the hotel is named after.
There’s also a good sized swimming pool and a small but usable fitness centre.
The Wi-Fi is fast and free throughout the property, inside and out.
Like many Barcelona city centre hotels, the H10 Casa Mimosa does not have its own car park – not that you really need one when you’re staying this centrally.
The rooms at Casa Mimosa aren’t huge, but they are beautifully styled and equipped with fantastic beds and modern furnishings.
I really liked the vintage black and white photographs depicting the property back in the day, as well as the separate living area where I could sip sangria while enjoying the views over the garden.
As with all the H10 hotels I’ve stayed at, the bathroom was impeccably clean and well stocked with Rituals toiletries, bathrobes and fresh towels.
If you need/desire more space then consider booking one of the Garden Deluxe Terrace Rooms, Mimosa Suites or the Condal Suite, which boast large sun terraces overlooking the garden.
The Food & Drink
I was very impressed with the breakfast buffet. It’s served in the sunny El Til•ler Restaurant, which is a fantastic place to start the day.
As well as the buffet there’s also an impressive a la carte hot breakfast menu with omelettes, eggs and bacon, waffles and pancakes.
The coffee was bloody fantastic and I was particularly impressed with the range of fresh fruit juices.
El Til•ler Restaurant serves a range of Mediterranean dishes throughout the day. I had a fantastic white asparagus soup with mushrooms followed by solomillo with seasonal vegetables and creamed beetroot. Went down a treat with a few glasses of Catalan red.
I was more or less the only person eating in the restaurant (I suppose there are too many great restaurants near by for most guests to eat in), but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
The El Til•ler Lobby Bar and Garden is a laid-back space to get stuck into the classic cocktails.
There’s also a solid selection of local wines and plenty of traditional tapas to tempt.
The most coveted place on the property however is the Cel de Gaudí Rooftop Bar, where you can kick back and watch the sun set over Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Milà building while sipping and nibbling away on something suitably indulgent.
Luxury living right in the heart of Barcelona, but without the pomp and ceremony that usually accompanies it.
The garden/terrace area is seriously beautiful and one of very few in the city centre.
Casa Mimosa is without doubt one of the very best hotels in the city – a hotel I can confidently recommend to anyone looking for a little romance and luxury within walking distance of Barcelona’s best bits.
Double rooms available from around €150 per night, which I think is pretty darn good all things considered.
Breakfast is priced at €20 per person, which might be a bit pricey for those who are typically satisfied with a coffee and croissant in the morning. There are countless cafes, bakeries and brunch spots to explore nearby.
Make it Happen
H10 Casa Mimosa, Carrer de Pau Claris, 179, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
0034 93 214 23 30 / www.h10hotels.com/en/barcelona-hotels/h10-casa-mimosa
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