If you happen to travel to Barcelona and want to give yourself a little “royal treatment”, here are some of the best luxury hotels in the city.
The Cotton House Hotel stands on the site of the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation, an emblematic 19th-century building in the neoclassical style. Some original elements of the building have been preserved, such as the imposing marble staircase, delicate parquet and boiserie embellishing ceilings, floors and walls in some of the rooms. However, all the facilities in the building have been completely renovated, resulting in a distinguished setting full of history, yet modern and comfortable at the same time. Prices are around €300 depending on the room you choose. Suites are more expensive at around €500.
Featuring a rootop pool, this boutique hotel is located in Barcelona’s historic center, close to Palau de la Música Concert Hall, the Cathedral and the Ramblas. Ohla Barcelona is a hotel full of art featuring a thousand ceramic eyes on its façade by artist Frederic Amat and it’s located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The rooftop swimming pool offers fantastic city views with a chill out terrace. It also includes a gym and a wellness area with a sauna. Prices range €200- €500.
Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona offers a combination of luxury and comfort in each of its 473 fabulous rooms and suites. This 5-star hotel is located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta Boardwalk. The W has a stylish gourmet restaurant, FIRE; and you can also enjoy a cocktail with panoramic views over the city and sea at ECLIPSE rooftop bar, located on the 26th floor. Prices range €200- €600.
Built in a converted 19th century palace, Claris Hotel & Spa combines the classicism of the original place with modern materials and it has over 400 original pieces of art on display, giving it the Specialit Monument status. It offers free entry to the Barcelona Egyptian Museum, located next door. The Claris is just 5 minutes’ walk from Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. The Ramblas is around a 10 minutes’ walk away. Prices range €300- €800.
The Barcelona Edition
The Barcelona Edition is located in the city center, beside the Picasso Museum and the Barcelona Gothic Cathedral. It offers the timelessly elegant design that Ian Schrager is well known for. The hotel features 100 stylish and sophisticated rooms and suites with custom-made Le Labo bathroom amenities. Prices range €300- €500.