Finding the right place to stay in a foreign city is not always an easy task. But when you find the right one, you know it will be awesome. That’s what happened with me when I found out about Praktik Garden in Barcelona.
Very often we associate low price with low quality, especially when we talk about accommodation. Clean room and bathroom, nice sheets and interior design plus soft towels and goodies … who doesn’t want that? I think we all do. And if we can save some money it will be nice too. Unfortunately, very often we pay more than the actual worth. But that’s not the case with Praktik Garden (and the whole Praktik chain).
Between Passeig De Gracia and Girona metro station, on Carrer de la Disputacio, you can find a pretty entrance hidden between big green plants. A colorful reception welcomes you as you step inside. The typical Spanish architecture of the building with small spaces and hallways combined with circus poster themed wallpapers, creates a labyrinth leading to the urban jungle inside the patio. Divided (with plants of course) into separate areas, the practical garden offers a lounge area, sunbeds and a dining area. In my opinion, the breakfast area is the coziest one – big kitchen with bigger dining table, fireplace surrounded by books and beautiful leather chairs.
But the most important things are the rooms – monochromatic with nice Mediterranean details and botanic posters. Each room has different design thanks to the Spanish architecture again and the great work of Lázaro Rosa-Violan, the interior designer. You have everything you need for your stay plus king size beds. I recommend the rooms with street view – you’ll pay a little more but it’s definitely worth it. The superior rooms have bigger balconies than the double external ones, but they are looking over the patio and the garden. Personally, I prefer to hear the Spanish people talking and laughing on the street.
Praktik Garden Barcelona is all about the simplicity and the essential things. There is no better way to spend your money for accommodation. Plus you can easily have a stroll down to Sagrada Familia.
For Bookings : www.hotelpraktikgarden.com
Photos by Jeff Frenette, myself and Praktik Garden