It was worth waiting more than two months after making the reservation. We played both Cockatil of the Doctor and Xperiment, the two proposals by Insomnia Corporation, one after the other. Actually we’d say it’s almost mandatory to do it like this. For this reason we thought it only made sense to do it as a single review. The experience we lived in Berga was incredible!
The arrival is a bit what the fuck? when you have to ask for a cocktail in a small town’s bar. How do they link that bar with an escape room? How does the adventure begin? The minutes between one thing and the other are infinite since the adrenaline generated by the expectations and the excellent reviews make you forget where you are. At that point it’s more like a video game or a parallel reality.
You are welcomed by some geniuses of Horror. You scream, you run, you get wrong (it couldn’t be otherwise), you go back to the previous room to pick up something you forgot there, you shout to your colleagues, you laugh nervously, you focus on solving brilliant enigmas and you run again. They are not rooms that use a lot of technology but that wouldn’t fit with the theme or the countryside surroundings.
The Cocktail of the Doctor has many more locks that Xperiment, but that doesn’t prevent the adrenaline from flowing through your veins during the four hours that the whole experience can last. Xperiment is normally better ranked in other blogs but since we love screaming we also loved the Cocktail of the Doctor, so both rooms got very closely tied in our ranking.
We lost our voice, yes we did. If you don’t like interacting with the game masters that’s not your game. The experience and the adventure for us were simply amazing. The game masters are truly great actors and the post-game chat with them was infinite and very entertaining.
We strongly recommend you to book Cocktail of the Doctor and Xperiment followed one after the other. When you do that there’s a moment when… ouch, no spoilers! It was, undoubtedly, the most incredible moment we ever lived after having played almost 50 escape rooms. Unfortunately we can’t give you any details.
After having met the staff of Insomnia Corporation and also the creators of Hostal 83 we believe that there must be something in the water of that region (el Berguedà). They are all crazy, and we just love it!
We recommend the experience for groups between 3 and 4 people, that helps the immersion and the story. People below 18 and pregnant women can participate with the mystery mode.
- The whole experience.
- The immersion in a countryside point lost in the middle of Catalonia.
- One could say that the Cocktail needs to be upgraded but that didn’t impact the experience at all.
- Take in consideration that you’ll need a car to get to the exact place.
If you manage to escape from the Cocktail of the Doctor and Experiment you can complete your plan as follows:
Ca La Nuri Berga
Passeig de la Pau nº 9, Berga.
If your reservation is in the afternoon / evening you can have lunch in Ca La Nuri, a very traditional restaurant in Berga. Their menu offers the typical dishes, bbq and the seal of quality of the local product.
Gran Via 1, Berga.
It’s impossible to play the rooms of Insomnia without going to Granja Miriam. When you make the reservation you’ll understand it! We tried their excellent brochettes and bravas. Try that the adrenaline flowing through your veins while you’re waiting to play doesn’t prevent you from enjoying the meal cause you need to recharge your batteries!