I came to know that Barcelona is filled to the brim with various ApartHotel concepts. Which I also came to know is an apartment style room with hotel style service thus – “ApartHotel” and I had the pleasure of discovering this concept at one of Barcelona’s best – ‘Aparthotel Silver’ located just a short walk away from the main Catalunya strip, infact we walked to our dinner reservations one of the nights as it was so close by in the main hub, also close by is Casa Batlló one of Gaudi’s designs – an infamous POI for tourists which we passed by on our walk that night. I love when things are walking distance for the fact it allows you to discover so much more of the city you are in, get your bearings and also find the things you weren’t necessarily looking for which make the memories!Our apartment had a beautiful garden terrace all to ourselves equipped with two lounge chairs, my first thought was “YES! I’m gonna get back my Thailand Tan and rid this London-white skin I’ve acquired!” I even did my workouts outside as it was so nice to be in the sun and after enjoyed my lunch on the terrace just people-watching along the streets below.
Since we had a fully equipped kitchen and there was a supermarket less than a 2min walk away I decided to stop living off sandwiches I could make up quickly on the go and actually cook something! And by cook something I mean microwave an already deliciously cooked meal – I had plans I swear!
We were also greeted with a lovely bottle of champagne and box of chocolates which were soooo delicious – a way to a girl’s heart undoubtedly! Breakfast time however was all sorted courtesy of Aparthotel Silver. I hadn’t had freshly squeezed orange juice in forever!! The actual food was all self-serve with fresh fruits, veges, meats, chocolate croissants and other bread options but for me my eyes see nothing passed a choc-croissant! And of course – cereals! You can make up your own espresso’s and all of this can be enjoyed either inside or out in the beautiful garden courtyard. I thought the little garden bicycle was the cutest and the mini water features gave everything such a relaxing vibe.The concierge was so helpful with booking tours and activities, providing maps, suggesting transport routes and things not to miss! They are really about you having the best Barcelona experience possible and I never walked in or out without a friendly smile, even if they were on the phone, there was still that acknowledging smile. Just the little things that make you feel you are an appreciated guest!
There are computers free to use in the lobby, fresh water, magazines and mints so if you need to get some work done and for some reason don’t have your laptop or are just trying to look something up quickly on your way out you have that option too which I thought was great!
We definitely enjoyed the location, the style and being introduced to the ApartHotel community with such a great first impression given by Aparthotel Silver.
For more info and booking links head over to www.hotelsilver.com