Rapidly becoming one of the most popular and influential cities in the whole of Europe, Barcelona has enjoyed a major boom as a luxury travel destination in the last decade or so. Replete with numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some truly great beaches, superb restaurants, bars and nightclubs and a raft of amazing architecture that ranges from those of historial significance that date back to the Roman settlement to some Gaudi inspired structures that need to be seen to be believed, the city is definitely one of the hippest around at the moment.
For the luxury traveller there are well over 280 four and five star hotels in Barcelona to choose from, with more seemingly opening up all the time. To help you decide which ones might be right for you this selection outlines 7 of the best, as determined by guest feedback.
A member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the ABaC Barcelona is an exceptional deluxe boutique hotel with a warm intimate ambiance.Located on the prestigious Avenida Tibidabo, a short walk from the historical city centre, this fantastic accommodation offers 15 individually designed and stylishly appointed rooms and suites. In addition it has a two-starred Michelin restaurant onsite as well as a lovely.
Hotel DO Placa Reia
It has only been opened for 2 years but already the Hotel DO Placa Reia has made quite an impression on the Barcelona hotel scene. Situated in Ciutat Vella this boutique hotel enjoys a great location just a couple of minutes away from the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Another property renowned for its superb dining, the establishment also has an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and massage facility, as well as big balconies in each room to take in the wonderful views of the city.
Set within an imposing 44-story contemporary glass and steel tower directly overlooking the Mediterranean on the Olympic Port harbor and Barcelona beachfront, the Hotel Arts Barcelona is a dazzling 5-star hotel that offers 483 large, beautifully furnished rooms. Possessing a sauna, outdoor pool and a jacuzzi the property also has a fantastic gym and excellent spa facilities too.
Duquesa de Cardona Boutique Hotel
A plush four star boutique hotel, the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona enjoys a convenient location near many of the city’s attractions, in the Gothic Quarter, on the Maritime Promenade. Boasting an original style and modern decor, each room is equipped with a range of creature comforts including flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom with a lighted makeup mirror. The hotel also has several large size rooms specifically for families.
Conveniently positioned near to Catalunya Square and Las Ramblas in downtown Barcelona, the Ohla Hotel is well known for its varied dining options which include a fine dining experience and a casual restaurant with 24 hour service. The hotel also has a stunning swimming pool, great lounge and barand an impressive terrace area which shows off some of the best views in the city.
Grand Hotel Central
Housed in a elegant 1920s building The Grand Hotel Central is one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in the city. Offering spacious rooms with high ceilings, a central location around the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas and a very trendy ambiance the hotel is particular popular amongst business travellers.
Boutique Hotel Pulitzer
A trendy boutique hotel much loved for its hip and cool design the Hotel Pulitzer is located very close to the Placa Catalunya, right in the vibrant heart of the city. Another establishment noted for a rooftop terrace that provides stunning panoramic views of the city the property also has an excellent onsite restaurant and very good bar. Another popular haunt for business travellers the hotel also offers free wireless internet.