If you are looking for a city for a weekend break Barcelona is the place to go. A city that seamlessly mixes beach life with culture, history and ‘urban living’. Gaudi’s fabled architectural masterpieces share boulevards with luxury shopping brands and let’s not forget the city boasts a world class dining scene. TLE explore our favourite hotels in Barcelona.
Located in the very heart of Barcelona on Passeig de Gràcia, seconds away from the city’s luxury boutiques and shopping and only a 2 minute walk from the Gaudi designed Casa Batlló. Fusing modern design with timeless style, rooms are bright and airy. Gourmet Michelin star dining and a relaxing spa, first floor terrace and a rooftop pool with views out over the city make the hotel not to be missed.
Address: 40, Passeig de Gràcia, 38, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 931 51 88 88
Housed in the former headquarters of the city’s cotton guild. We were in love with this hotel from the second we walked through the door. Easy access to the city’s major attractions. The communal areas are rich in history with original features and antique furniture. The rooftop pool with a view looking out to the Sagrada Familia is stunning as is the terrace dining area and cocktail bar.
Address: Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 670, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 934 50 50 45
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Part of the Ritz Carlton group the Hotel Arts Barcelona is one of the city’s original luxury hotels, mixing tradition luxury service with minimalist aesthetics. Providing outstanding views out to sea and across the city and located on the seafront it is handy for the beach, but factor in you will need to take a taxi into the city centre. A great swimming pool, 5 restaurants (from bistro to two Michelin-starred Enoteca) and impeccable service place this hotel at the premium end of the luxury scale.
Address: Carrer de la Marina, 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 932 21 10 00
Just off Passeig de Gràcia, a stone’s throw from Gaudí’s Casa Milà and close to Avinguda Diagonal, home to most of Barcelona’s designer boutiques, sits Barcelona’s first design hotel the Hotel Omm. Its ever evolving design has kept it cutting edge since it opened in 2003 and the hotel’s restaurant Moo is one of Barcelona’s best. Communal areas are a work of art, with rooms taking a crisp and fresh design. The hotel’s rooftop terrace and swimming pool are the pinnacle of urban living.
Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 265, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 934 45 40 00
Ohla Hotel Barcelona
Understated luxury, the Ohla Hotel is located on the busy Via Laietana, the border between Barri Gòtic and Born areas. Style is smart and chic that is inviting to both holiday and leisure guests. Make sure you have a drink at the award winning cocktail bar and dine at the Michelin-starred Saüc restaurant…..oh and don’t forget to have a dip in the rooftop glass sided rooftop pool!
Address: Via Laietana, 49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 41 50 50
Located on the newer Barcelona boardwalk area, with views looking out to sea this hotel has the WOW factor from start to finish. Away from the city centre this is perfect for beach goers but like the Hotel Arts Barcelona you will need to take a taxi to reach the city centre. With a nod towards Dubai’s Burj al Arab the W looks like a giant sail as sea. The poolside area feels like you are in Miami and this is a great hotel to feel instantly in the holiday mood.
Address: Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 932 95 28 00
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
An oasis of calm in the heart of the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. Housed in a building with architectural styles ranging from Roman times to the present day and finished with contemporary sympathetic features. Two restaurants and a rooftop plunge pool make this a perfect hotel for a weekend shopping and sightseeing break. Service is unpretentious and polished and rooms are set around a quiet breakfast patio.
Address: Carrer dels Lledó, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 10 74 80