Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Hotel Wishlist: Monument Hotel, Barcelona

Note: All photos have been taken from the Monument Hotel website
Ta-dah!  We've reached number fifteen in my Hotel Wishlist series and for the big one-five, we're flying over from number fourteen's Switzerland to the buzzing city of Barcelona.  It's been a couple of years since my last (and only!) visit to the capital of Spain's Catalonia region and I'm already being consumed by wanderlust as I recall walking through the warm streets of the Gothic Quarter.  Ah, memories.  Keeping to the series' theme of luxurious, interesting hotels that can be found in ideal locations... say hello to Barcelona's Monument Hotel, located on the iconic Paseo de Gracia (aka main shopping street)!




When I think back to my time spent in Barcelona, I remember every space - both inside and out - being modern in a polite, reserved way.  And thanks to the time of year, hot.  Very, very hot!  There were clean lines and innovative designs, yet all without seeming 'in your face'.  This memory was sparked as soon as I laid eyes on this unique hotel's online gallery; masculine, yet inviting, and hard as well as soft.  It's this unusual meeting of contrasts and playful approach to mixing textures that never fails to see me reaching for my camera!



Imagine this: you're sat underneath one of the substantial beams above, sipping a lemonade and wondering whether to go back for that yellow chiffon dress you saw in a shop window earlier that day.  I mean, if you ever find yourself in that predicament, I'd suggest saying yes and going back for the dress!  Do so if only for the sake of walking through the hotel's beautiful entrance hall one more time and out into the street's heat...
I hope you've enjoyed this new addition to the Hotel Wishlist series, once again it's been a lot of fun daydreaming my way through the location!  As always, keep your eyes peeled because I've spotted a shimmering gem for number sixteen...  

Monument Hotel
Passeig de Grácia 75
08008 Barcelona

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. like omg it's so gorgeous in there... :o
    wish money grew on trees in my backyard so I could totally stay here like no problem haha

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  2. That place is gorgeous! I want to stay there and never leave

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  3. Oh wow, I've never been to Barcelona, but this hotel is really making me want to plan a trip ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  4. Omg can't I just have a home like this!?! SO beautiful!

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE this hotel!! My husband would especially love the modern and unique touches of this place. Next time we visit barcelona, we're staying here <3

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  6. My previous comment didn't post, but I think this hotel is amazing. Sophisticated and modern. I hope that you get to visit all the hotels you put on your wishlist. They are really amazing hotels.

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  7. Wow what a gorgeous place to stay! That last photo is really trippy. I would love to be able to stay in a place like this when I'm traveling!

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  8. So beautiful! I want to visit Barcelona so badly!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  9. Wow that place has such interesting design features. I love the staircase photo and the last photo looking upward. Looks like a beautiful hotel!
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  10. Great post hun! So stunning.

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  11. OMG I need to go to Barcelona right now. And I need to be perched on one of those booths with my laptop in one hand a glass of lemonade in the other. And I definitely need to be contemplating window shopping finds from earlier that day. Gabriel, not only is this hotel a must, but you painted the most exquisite picture of this town period.

    Sxx
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  12. I enjoy reading your hotel series. This hotel looks so sophisticated. I can imagine standing on the staircase and taking blog photos.

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  13. wow Looks great, amazing pics
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  14. I visit Barcelona quite regularly, but I never stayed in this hotel before. Maybe if we go without the kids someday...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  15. Amazing Hotel photos! Love this.
    Have a great day.
    Kisses
    Marie

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  16. Stunning post! So great pictures! Wish to visit there<3
    Have a nice day !
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  17. How absolutely stunning is this hotel! Wow!
    It's the case when you want to say A LOT but have no idea where to start because everything is so superb, lush and beautiful.
    I know my hubby would love this post and your other Hotel Wishlist ones, sweetie. He's so into finding the perfect hotel and is super picky. It works great for me :)
    We are soon taking a really special trip and I can't wait to review a hotel where we will be staying. I will make sure to tag you separately because I think you will truly appreciate it, lovely :)
    Hope your week is going great!
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  18. that place looks soooo great!
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  19. Great photos girl! Love it! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous Wednesday!
    Much love, Len
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  20. wow! Amazing place and photos <3

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  21. Stunning hotel! Much more impressive than where we stayed last time we were in Barcelona :)

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  22. This hotel looks really luxurious and beautiful, love it!

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  23. Omg, this hotel is AMAZING <3
    Can't believe how luxury everything looks <3
    Def a wishlist hotel!

    Your blog is pretty cool! Would be so happy if you could follow each other :)
    xoxo, Colli
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  24. Wow this hotel is gorgeous! I'd love to Tay there too now!

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  26. I've never in Barcelona but this hotel makes me want to go right now!

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  27. Oh my goodness, this hotel is unreal! What a glamorous, lovely place!

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  28. Barcelona has long been on my travel wish list for it's amazing architecture. It would be a dream to be able to stay at this magnificent hotel. You always highlight such stunning places.

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  29. This is a lovely wishlist place to go! You picked a very chic and timeless place. I hope you get to go and enjoy the riches of culture in Barcelona. It is so magical and very cozy plus the food is very good, :) xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  30. Oh Gabby girl...your hotel wishlist always get me. I always pray I win a lotto so I can stay in a hotel like this. Ha!! I need to start playing the lottery first though. Lol!
    Great hotel for sure!

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  31. Awesome! These hotels looks amazing! Great pictures! I love Barcelona! Barcelona is one of my favorite city. I lived there for 3 month. The time was incredible!
    Have a great day!
    Much love, Pisa ❤
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  32. This looks sooo beautiful. I love the overall style. Such a mesmerizing design, and like you mentioned, the play of textures is really inviting. In hotels like this, I don't think I would be able to have the motivation to leave, let alone go back for the dress!
    I hope you are having a fantastic week!

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  33. Wow! This hotel looks wonderful, would love to stay there!

    xo
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  34. Oh wow, this hotel is so stylish! I love the design of the bedroom and bath...amazing!

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  35. This is one of the best out of the series, just the entrance itself is so freaking grand! Looking forward ti what's in store for no. 16!

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  36. Every time there's a new Hotel Wishlist post I feel like I'm transported not only to the hotel itself but also to the city where it's located. This hotel definitely deserves to be part of your series because is stunning, each corner of the building seems so luxurious. The bathroom is to die for and so are the regal stairs. Oh, and am I seeing rose-shaped chairs or is it my imagination? That'd be awesome!
    xx

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  37. Wow, this hotel looks like an absolute dream! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely have to add this to my list now as well xx

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  38. This looks amazing - straight out of a dream! I want to hop on a plane and go right now!

    xx, Caitlin

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  39. This hotel looks amazing. Its very modern and classy. Love the design of the bedroom. Would love to stay there :) Amazing pictures dear !!
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  40. I've been to Barcelona a few times but I've never stayed anywhere as luxurious as this! I love that it's located on the main shopping street as well, that would be absolutely perfect for me.

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  41. Barcelona is beautiful city ! :)
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  42. great pics

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  43. I can really imagine myself sitting under the substantial beams and sipping lemonade. Hehe! Lovely photos. One day I will be luck enough...

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  44. Ooh I'm such a fan of Barcelona and Mr Luxe has never been so it's high on our wish list! I love the decor of this hotel, especially the bathrooms

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  45. This hotel looks beyond amazing!!

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  46. I would love to stay there. it is designed beautifully.
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  47. Ahh how I love the hotel wishlist series Gabrielle. This one certainly is going on my wishlist too now! It looks incredible, Gemma x
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  48. wOWWW the bedroom is sooo MODERN! i love the combination of those walls and other decor! I would love to go to Spain too!

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  49. gorgeous.. that staircase is stunning and look the earthy yet sophisticated vibe of the room

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  50. This looks gorgeous! The staircase reminds me of so many movies, haha! Love the cool style of this place! I've never been to Barcelona but would love to go! xx

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  51. great shots! the architecture is beautiful!

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  52. Wow this is absolutely breathtaking, I would love to have those black chairs in my house, maybe in a more lighter tone, but this so amazing.
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  53. I need a getaway to this beautiful place, so beautiful.
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  54. Omg, I can see why this place is on your wishlist- so gorgeous with amazing views of the city!

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  55. I'm continually amazed by all the gorgeous hotels you find! So many cool places.

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  56. Omg this looks insane, I don't blame you for having it on your wishlist! X
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  57. OMG is this real? So fabulous! =D

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  58. That's a hotel in my wishlist now!!
    I've been to Barcelona and all those stunning pictures are making me want to go back.
    Check out the composition on the last picture!! Like wow to that view. You clearly put a lot of thought into the photos you display here. I Honestly admire looking at your photos (whether sourced online or not) and reading your content. Thumbs up
    Winnie
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  59. This hotel is spectacular in a cool and reserved way! So chic and not overdone. I love that area of Barcelona, I so want to go again. A great choice for your list!

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  60. wow! This hotel is interesting, Gabrielle, that view in the first pic is quite a stunner, I could already imagine myself sitting there enjoying the day passes by... so relaxing indeed.

    I totally love the wood and warm ambience of the hotel room and the earthy tone of the bed and linen!! It just looks so comfortable... oh my! Another great selection indeed. Thanks for sharing your pick.

    Cheers,
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  61. Wow! What a perfect place! Stunning pictures Gabrielle! Thanks for sharing!
    ♥♥♥
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  62. Hello,

    Wow, perfect...

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  63. My gosh the hotel looks incredible, I adore the interiors there is a lovely infusion of classic & modern <3 This is definitely on my list of hotels to look at when I visit Barca <3

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  64. My gosh the hotel looks incredible, I adore the interiors there is a lovely infusion of classic & modern <3 This is definitely on my list of hotels to look at when I visit Barca <3

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  65. I really adore unique and luxury hotels, and really love Barcelona. It's a city I'll never tire off, full of character and always something interesting to see. I fall in love with different parts each time I visit.

    The best part of my last trip was enjoying a coffee at the top of The Magic Fountains in Barcelona, there's a little coffee shop on the right when you get to the middle-top :)

    It's lovely sitting there, then you can stroll around the park area.

    Great list of places to stay, I would happily sit in any of the hotels above sipping on a lemonade dreaming of pretty yellow dresses I saw in a Spanish boutique ;)

    Lovely post Gabrielle!

    Laura xo

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