Monthly Archives: December 2017

Urban Suites, Barcelona: Urban, sweet!

It’s beginning to feel as though the ‘real’ Barcelona is being squeezed out of the city centre by the rising tide of lookalike hotels, restaurants and ‘tiendas de cositas’. One area that has – so far at least – escaped…

Bar Roberto San Sebastián

Bar Roberto, San Sebastian: Vermouth On Up!

Our friends from San Sebastián tell us that it’s getting harder to go out for a proper drink in old Donosti.  Pintxos have become fashionable, hence many bars are now focusing more on nibbles than on drinks. The good news is twofold. …

Retrome hotel Barcelona recepcion

Retrome sweet home – a vintage hotel in Barcelona

Barcelona is booming.  Recent years have seen countless new bars, restaurants and hotels opening in areas which were previously almost entirely residential.  As well as the detrimental effect this is having on residents, another, aesthetic problem is arising.  All of…