From the outside, the private Margot House is barely discernible. The experience inside, however, proves just how much of a hidden treasure this boutique hotel really is.
Sandra and Sergio Durany set out to make Barcelona a home away from home for visitors by creating a serene nine-room sanctuary in an unmarked building on Paseo de Gracia. The father and daughter based their first boutique hotel on the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums, where Gwyneth Paltrow portrays Margot Tenenbaum. In alignment with the film, the hotel reflects Margot’s elegant glamour in its private yet welcoming design and decoration.
The minimalist decor lends itself to the creation of an environment of true comfort where guests may discard their stresses at the door and unwind instantly. With all-white walls, wood tables, and eco-friendly furniture, the hotel’s tranquil aesthetics reflects Japanese and Scandinavian influences. Beds draped in Egyptian cotton linen and cashmere blankets await in each bedroom next to an en suite bathtub and additional oak furnishings. The large lobby area leading to a curated library is illuminated by skylights and can seat plenty while the kitchen is fully equipped to meet any guest's culinary desire at any time of day. Chef Jaime Santianes prepares delectable dishes of homemade cakes, fine pastries, fresh juices or scrambled eggs for breakfast that include locally sourced produce. Additionally, a 24-hour cafeteria is at the disposal of all guests serving a great need for your late-night cravings.
But perhaps the most delightful aspect of the Margot House is the plethora of amenities and services provided. Bicycles, an iPad with a guide, massages, newspapers, a local guide - all are offered to guests to improve their stay and better their experience in Barcelona. Customer service is available at all times of the day since hotel staff truly yearn to provide guests with the best of the best. All you have to do is ask.