CA LA MARIA B&B
Nestled in a prime location on Carrer de Corsega in a residential building is where you'll find cute and cosy B&B Ca la Maria. Art is very much the resemblance Eixample apartment that has been converted from two apartments, to create an open and intimate place for guests to stay - with just 6 rooms. It has only been opened for a few months (in 2015) and is definitely a great addition to Barcelona.
Maria takes center stage, with hospitality running through her veins. The former architect student quickly learnt that it wasn't quite the path that she wanted to take and barked upon a project with her family, converting the other apartment adjacent to hers to create Ca la Maria. It is here that she easily fuses her love for gastronomy with meeting new people and welcoming them into her guesthouse. One huge advantage is that Maria is from the region and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to places to visit, particularly outside the city and reputable places to eat - she is taking cooking classes at the Hoffman after all. So be sure to ask about her cooking classes given in Ca la Maria's 750 square metre terrace.
The rooms vary in style embodying very unique characters, so much so that the rooms have been named after their influences. Art is the one thing that is consistent in each room, showcasing large pieces from the family's collection. In the decadent living room that overlooks the breakfast area and plant strewn terrace, you will find quite a bespoke collection of art, it is very much a passion of theirs. They even hold an art brunch on Saturdays where you can view exhibitions and finish up on the terrace with a lovely meal.
Some of the rooms have a bath whilst others have showers, all have a digital screen that allows you to watch programmes in different languages via a dedicated app, and some have mini private patios, which are nice for unwinding and reading a book. Breakfast is included in the price and includes hearty hot options and cold dishes, if you're lucky enough Maria will bake one of her delicious apple or banana cakes.
- Room safe
- Wireless internet
- Air conditioning and heating
- Honesty bar
- Communal library
- Breakfast included
Rate - start from 150 euros for a double standard room
Location - Eixample district
Suitable for - couples, small families and backpackers
Tip - If you want to organise a meal for a special occasion, be sure to let the team know at least 24 hours in advance.
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