“Escaped from the cold and rainy Nordics to a cool & sunny 4 day stay at the Soho — last weekend of November.
The city of Barcelona sets a high standard in architectural genius’s of the past, but the SOHO works as a great link to the present, with it contemporary coolness. It’s flawless design, was a perfect base for my sightseeing trips to the sites left by Gaudi, ect.
The hotel is relatively small, and has a cosy feel to it. It’s location is central in a safe area, and right next to a metro station. The hotel breakfast was really nice (try the melon – hmmm). The breakfast was assisted by smooth chill-out music (but, only heard one song with a local vibe – would be nice with a bit more local oriented lounge music). There is also a nice tapas place just around the corner.
I found the staff to be friendly and really helpful, and I also liked the small, but stylish, lounge downstairs for it’s computer/internet access (to check FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol schedules).
My room was in the back of the hotel, and I had some noise from people talking loud in the small park behind the hotel. But, not too bad (might be worse in the summer time), and it was most likely less noise than on the front side of the hotel (traffic). Other than that, I can’t really recall anything to complain about, and I am usually good at finding faults – so that’s a complimentJ.
In conclusion; I saw FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol tie at 1-1, but the SOHO scores a hat-trick for location, service and interior design.”
By Chris, December 07.