Find and book deals on the best luxury hotels in Barcelona, Spain! Explore guest reviews and book the perfect luxury hotel for your trip. The elegant urban resort is exactly what you'd expect aesthetically from the Barcelona edition of Ian Schrager's boutique hotel group, Edition, with. Here are our picks of Barcelona's best hotels, from the newest, high-tech boutique hotels to the grandes dames that have stood the test of time.
DJs in the bar—a stunning space where the floor-to-ceiling windows let a sea breeze in—provide gently rocking vibes in the evenings. Massages using Cowshed products are given outdoors on the terrace. The vibe in Garraf is off-beat. With this opening, Soho House injects the town with an alluring dose of urbane sophistication and the right amount of local sensibility. The entrance is large and impressive, and the design is on point, though the real draw here is the food. Second is the throbbing, thronging, lobby-cum-bar that purrs around two street corners.
Glimpse inside the floor-to-ceiling windows and you'll be hit with the buzz of people, palm trees, and patterned floor tiles. The vibe is laid-back and casual, but the accommodations are seriously comfortable—the Hypnos beds are the same sort favored by the British royal family, so expect to wake up feeling like a prince or princess.
The arrival of Soho House in this city in caused a fluttering of hearts among cool-hunting locals and the numerous digital nomads for whom this group has become an essential part of the global landscape. Housed in a handsome, 19th-century townhouse in the Gothic Quarter that once belonged to the wealthy Mandri family, it is bursting with original details rescued by architect Hector Restrepo Calvo and given new life by the in-house design team.
The gym is so bright and lovely you might actually use it, the Cowshed spa is a spoiling urban retreat and travelers who love a quiet night can hunker down in the seat, racing-green movie theater.
The Catalans have made this modern-British institution their own. Find genuine service, great food, and surprisingly spacious quarters at this centrally located five-star gem. Tech is a priority here, with free in-room smartphones offering complimentary calls and internet access, and bedside controls to open and close the blinds and activate the do-not-disturb sign. And all rooms include access to the swanky Despacio spa, where you can slow down and relax after a day of urban exploration.
Hotel Brummell is located in a largely residential neighborhood, which gives a distinctly authentic feel to the place. The crowd here is largely fit and wellness-focused, and they come for complimentary yoga, a running club, and bikes free to borrow for guests who booked online.
After working up a sweat, relax in the plunge pool on the roof terrace. The doorman at Alma Barcelona takes his job seriously. Once inside—not by your own doing, naturally—the atmosphere is more art gallery than hotel.
Brushed concrete walls and floors could be stark; but here they're elegant, softened by leather chairs, beautiful lighting, a single painting of a polar bear, and, most notably, sincere service. Leave the kids and camera at home—the Wittmore is an adults-only oasis with a strict no-photos policy that feels more like a swanky private club than a hotel.
The common spaces will make you want to check in and never leave, whether it's by the roaring fire in the red velvet and tartan library in winter, or the sunny rooftop plunge pool come summer.
It also happens to be one of the best spots in the city for a sunset cocktail. Hotel manages to stay calm and comfortable, despite the steady ruckus outside on Las Ramblas, the city's touristy center. Margot House tends to be popular with hipster, Wes Anderson types—which makes sense, since was named after a character from The Royal Tenenbaums.
With a geometric exterior somewhere between a Sudoku grid and a game of Tetris, Ohla Eixample's facade hints at the modern experience inside. Once you're checked in, complimentary glass of cava in hand, you can admire the trunk-like metal support beams, exposed industrial ceilings, and multi-colored lamps. Rooms are spacious and cement-heavy, and taller guests will love the Junior Suites, which have extra-large beds.
The Michelin starred Xerta is worth a stop whether you're staying at the hotel or not. Rooms at the Mercer are bright, spacious, and impeccably laid out; some have even been built into an ancient Roman defense tower, which means walls of gorgeous, centuries-old brickwork.
It's pricey here, but worth it. The comfy rooms are to a certain extent customizable to your own preferences, including a menu of different bed linens and pillows.
And do not leave without booking a table at A Restaurant for top-notch Catalonian cuisine with global influences. The lobby is black and white and red all over, with sultry mood lighting, a design ethos that continues into the minimalist, eco-friendly rooms.
Hugely popular with locals, the terrace features live music and DJ sessions on balmy summer evenings. Another detail that draws Barcelonans and visitors in droves: The Greenhouse Restaurant, which serves carefully curated local produce to discerning diners.
Reasonable prices lure the guests in, and the exciting decor and tricked-out bathrooms keep them happy. The Majestic is over a century old, and, while the age shows a little in the fancy staircases and Louis XV furniture, the hotel still manages to feel distinctly modern not tacky or tired.
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is a resort set amid acres of gardens complete with a swan-filled lake. Lay out by one of the pools with a trashy summer novel or sign up for a local wine tasting—either way, relaxation is the name of the game here. It's small - only eight tables, a chef's table and semi-private dining room - and renowned for dishes such as chargrilled pigeon and red prawns with fennel and coral emulsion ask the sommelier to show you his little black book with special bottles not on the list.
When it's closed on Sunday and Monday, go for the Surprise Mediterranean menu in the hotel's Oria bistro: you say how much you'd like to spend and leave the rest to the kitchen. Monument is a smart, central stopover that won't disappoint.
The idea behind the fast-expanding Room Mate group of hotels, which specialises in hip design at purse-friendly prices, is that each location is based on a different character. Judging by the interiors at this outpost in Eixample one of five hotels in Barcelona by the Spanish chain , Anna is a fan of flamboyant fish-motif wallpaper, gorgeous geometric floor tiles and colour-happy rooms.
Decorated by the Spanish interior designer Lorenzo Castillo, some of the 81 rooms have mustard curtains, gold-framed mirrors and abstract art prints; others come with lavender throws and matching tub chairs covered in stylish fabrics. The boldest ones have Fornasetti grey-and-white cloud wallpaper on the ceilings and red lacquer headboards; the black-tiled bathrooms are stocked with products made from green tea that are packaged in neat little sachets.
The reception looks like a glitzy nightclub with gold-rimmed portholes on the dark walls. There is a restaurant for breakfast mirrored walls on one side, plates piled with Spanish meats and cheeses on the other and room service is outsourced to the Cocovail Beer Hall across the road burgers; grilled flatbreads.
When it comes to dinner, the helpful staff will send you off to the nearest tapas bar armed with a free portable Wi-Fi router and a WhatsApp number to call, should you need them. This confident addition to the city's hotel scene in the up-and-coming Poble Sec neighbourhood is completely sophisticated without being stiff; comfortably carrying influences from all over the world while making them its own.
A metal staircase that zig-zags down one wall looks thoroughly East Village New York , but the cobbled courtyard feels more Marrakech-meets-El Born. The pale-blue rooftop pool, surrounded by Norwegian sun beds, has a Scandinavian, minimalist vibe while antique wooden artefacts and plants from Sri Lanka lend the place a certain calm.
At its heart is The Box Social restaurant, run by Australian chef Damien Bolger, who has cultivated his own vegetable patch on the roof. His breakfast bento boxes, flower-strewn salads and wine selection are well worth travelling for, as is a powerful Negroni in the sunny bar across the courtyard.
You can always sweat it out the next morning in the adjacent yoga studio and make friends with the neighbours: this place fits right into the community.
It's a fabulously ostentatious spot, dripping with original Belle Epoque features such as the cotton-flower-shaped chandelier above a sweeping marble staircase that rises to the first-floor reception rooms, where there are 19th-century parquet floors worn glossy with age and carved wooden ceilings inset with cherubic friezes.
Although this traditional light-giving space has been vamped up with decking and banana palms, the smart apartments that surround it give a real sense of having landed in the bosom of the beau monde. Here, a dirty Martini is a perfect sharpener to a light lunch, before a snooze by the pool or under the high-thread-count sheets in your coolly minimalist room. Young travellers check in and out every two minutes, as do families and groovy baby-boomers on round-the-world trips.
The reception is on the first floor of a six-storey building the ground floor is home to internationally-inspired, locally-sourced restaurant La Paisana , with original oak parquet, pretty corniced ceilings and arched hallways. All of which serves as a backdrop for designer Pelusa Ruiz's overhaul. The big sitting room is filled with battered leather sofas, floppy beanbags and chessboards; an open-plan kitchen produces excellent breakfasts of homemade jam, cakes and pastries, with Spanish classics such as paella and chicken al ajillo for supper.
At night, the dining room hosts flamenco shows, poetry recitals and film screenings; by day, guests spill onto a terrace shaded by olive and lemon trees planted in vintage fire buckets and lit by strings of multicoloured carnival bulbs. Bedrooms range from dorms to deluxe suites with hot tubs; all have admittedly tiny bathrooms. This funky reinterpretation of s Barcelona opened in in an unassuming period apartment block just off Las Ramblas. Local design firm Lagranja has worked wonders with the interiors: the big lobby is dominated by a genuine Seat bubble car, and there's a reception desk constructed from retro luggage; just as arresting is the white-on-white colour scheme of the billiards room and library.
The hotel's buzziest space is its bright dining room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and a surprisingly peaceful pavement terrace. The bedroom interiors pop in jellybean colours - apple, lemon and watermelon - but are otherwise fairly simple.
The best have private terraces big enough for an afternoon snooze in the sun; others have small kitchens, should you fancy trawling La Boqueria food market for your supper. Uptown in the smart, leafy neighbourhood of Tres Torres - land of Harley Street-style clinics and foreign embassies - this modestly priced hotel is a great little find.
Built as a private home in , it is split into two distinct spaces by a covered entrance inspired by old carriage houses. On one side, there's a wood-panelled reception arranged around a swirling Art Deco staircase, a small gym and a plush sitting room with damask sofas, antique rugs, card tables and a drinks trolley stocked with Grey Goose vodka and Hendrick's gin.
On the other is a casual restaurant with oak floorboards, white-painted brick walls, crushed-velvet sofas and leather armchairs. Breakfast time is buzzy, with as many locals as guests helping themselves to dainty rolls stuffed with ham and cheese or smoked salmon, and the butteriest chocolate croissants.
Unlike the rest of the hotel, the 30 bedrooms tend towards the sparse, with built-in wardrobes and smartly upholstered furniture. Best are the small, cottage-like spaces tucked under the exposed beams of the eaves, with exclusive access to a Mexican-inspired outdoor terrace.
The fabric of this lavish Art Nouveau apartment building has been meticulously restored, with the original bigas bowed beams , azulejos painted wall tiles and coloured hydraulic-cement tiling typical of the Modernisme style. Scandinavian furniture a voluptuous green-felt sofa; an old snooker-table lamp hung over a s ash dining table adds retro cool. The bedrooms are decorated in geometric wallpaper and there are unique touches such as an enormous cast-iron safe converted into a wardrobe.
The best have balconies overlooking the peaceful gardens of a convent. A traditional Catalan breakfast of pan con tomate toasted bread rubbed with ripe tomatoes and drizzled in olive oil is served in the popular little bar across the street. Reception is manned by staff wearing stripy red aprons, and surrounded by tin buckets overflowing with spiky dragon trees, huge Swiss cheese plants and curvaceous calla lillies. The small kitchen produces simple breakfasts of freshly squeezed juices, artisan pastries and small bocatas traditional Spanish sandwiches.
Best of all is the large AstroTurf garden - classier than it sounds - which has smart sun-loungers and dining areas enclosed by Washington palms and thick stands of bamboo, and is scented by planters brimming with herbs and mature orange trees.
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