It has been a good few months since my last visit to ever-so-amazing Barcelona, but I still remember vividly the best cups of coffee I enjoyed in the city.
Retrome is exactly what its name promises: it is retro by its decor, urban by location and a retreat by atmosphere.
When you step inside the Cotton House Hotel, you step into another world; into a world of shiny marble, high ceilings, dark wood, books and fabrics. The final blow comes from the lingering scent of cotton which sweeps you a hundred years back; to the times of curious travellers, to the times of explorers.
As I descend from the medieval village of Begur towards Costa Brava seashore, I get a feeling that I am going to arrive somewhere special. And then, few curves and spectacular views later, I see it; a sign announcing of my destination. This is Hotel Aigua Blava: a Mediterranean oasis, holding its fort luxuriously against the ruggedness of the seacliffs.