As one of the hottest new openings in Barcelona, the ultra-chic new Hotel Ohla offers comfortable, welcoming elegance in the middle of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic district. The 5-star boutique hotel features luxurious rooms with an organic aesthetic, combining natural wood with fine textiles. The rooftop bar and swimming pool offers striking views of the city, and is sure to become one of the city's summer hot spots. With a central location nearby the Mercat Santa Caterina and the Picasso museum, the Ohla Hotel is perfectly placed in the heart of the city’s best historical and cultural destinations.
If you’re looking to escape the tourist masses in central Barcelona, then the ABaC Hotel offers a unique and relaxing design hotel experience. Located within an upscale residential neighbourhood 20 minute drive from the center of Barcelona, the ABaC Hotel was actually built as an afterthought to the superb 2 Michelin-starred ABaC restaurant which is set within the same building. With a sleek, modern design of warm timber and white minimalism, this "turn-of-the-millennium modern masterpiece" is one of Barcelona's best secret addresses for those looking for a relaxing verdant escape away from the urban chaos.
With the simple ethos that the secret of luxury ‘lies in simplicity’, Casa Camper is very different from most hotels you may have come across in your time. Quirky and unique, Casa Camper has successfully redefined the hotel experience by providing edgy, affordable and design-savvy accommodation with a genuinely ‘green’ friendly approach. Backed by the Spanish-owned footwear manufacturer Camper, the hotel embodies down to earth, understated cool with simply furnished rooms that, in an unusual twist, are split in half on either sides of a hallway.
Set within an imposing 44-story modern glass and steel tower directly on the Olympic Port harbor and Barcelona beachfront, the Hotel Arts Barcelona is a luxurious 5-star hotel with striking contemporary architecture and a picturesque location on Barcelona’s waterfront. Featuring the iconic Frank Gehry-designed flying fish sculpture and with a world-class art collection of over 1,000 works by Spanish artists, this is one of the Ritz Carlton groups premium hotels. The Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts a stunning 43rd-floor spa treatment centre with sensational views, outdoor pool and landscaped gardens.
As one of the most hotly anticipated hotel openings in Barcelona’s history, the W Barcelona is the coolest new hotel in town. With minimalist modern spaces, dramatic avant-garde inspired interiors and sparkling ocean views, W Barcelona is described as “where Miró meets the Mediterranean”. Conceptualized by the renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, the hotel is a modernist masterpiece of avant-garde architecture inspired by the city’s “artistry and exuberance”. The W Barcelona is as much a hotel as it is a destination in itself, with a multitude of stylish public spaces to suit any mood and occasion.
With room prices starting from €50 per night, the B Hotel offers some of the most affordable budget-chic hotel rooms in town. With a slightly dark, minimalist avant-garde interiors, the atmosphere here is surprisingly refreshing despite the hotel’s black and slate grey colour scheme. Platform beds, sophisticated lighting systems and futuristic fixtures feature throughout the spacious rooms. While the hotel is located on the outskirts of central Barcelona (around 10 minutes in a taxi) in the more residential Plaça d'Espanya district, it more than makes up for this with a wealth of fun, sociable public spaces.
With a central location next to the dramatic Barceona Cathedral in the heart of the Gothic district, the Grand Central Hotel successfully blends its 1920s old world heritage with an elegantly chic and sultry avant-garde look. With muted earthy tones and dark, sultry interiors, you’ll feel worlds away from the chaotic urban bustle outside when you step into this peaceful sanctuary. The Grand Central Hotel is one of Barcelona’s most affordable central design hotels, boasting a beautiful rooftop pool overlooking the city and an abundance of amenities.
Renting a private apartment or home in Barcelona is a great option if you're staying for more than a few days, or if you're looking for a more personal, home-away-from-home living environment. Here is a list of our favourite Barcelona apartment rental websites:
1. Friendly Apartments
2. Destination BCN
4. Lofts Apartments
5. Oh Barcelona
Tucked away in a quiet cobbled side street within Barcelona’s picturesque ancient quarter is one of Barcelona’s most charming boutique hotels, the Neri Hotel. Set within a beautiful ancient 18th century mini-palace, the lobby is the hotel’s centerpiece and makes for a dramatic first impression. There are only 22 individually designed rooms, giving a feeling of intimacy and cosiness throughout the hotel. While not the largest rooms in town, the Hotel Neri’s rooms and suites are stylish and comfortable nonetheless, featuring colourful custom-designed art works from local artists with a differing theme for each floor.
The Banys Oriental is a chic and affordable boutique hotel with a prime location in the heart of Barcelona’s trendy El Born district. Surrounded by picturesque historic buildings, winding narrow walkways and a vibrant local social scene, you can spend hours just hopping from one tapas bar to another along the hotel’s neighbouring pedestrian streets. You’ll also be only a short walk from some of Barcelona’s best landmarks, restaurant and nightlife spots, including the nearby Barcelona Cathedral and the trendy El Born nightlife district. Relax in one of the 43 intimate rooms with elegant dark wooden floors & furnishings.
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