Barcelona is full of hotels, guesthouses, aparthotels etc, but for a special occasion why not stay in one of Barcelona’s most popular five star hotels. These top five stand out for their quality and popularity, and are regularly rated as being the best of the luxury hotels in Barcelona.
If you can’t afford a stay in one of Barcelona’s 5 star hotels, then why not treat yourself to coffee and cake in one of their café bars or a cocktail or gin and tonic on a luxury rooftop terrace.
W Hotel Barcelona is Barcelona’s newest 5 star hotel and it situated right on the beach with magnificent views over the city and the Mediterranean Sea. The impressive shape of the new hotel – shaped like a sail, has become a Barcelona landmark.
Facilities include a large terrace overlooking the sea, the Bravo restaurant of Michelin-star chef Carles Abellán, the Eclipse bar on one of the top floors with international DJs, as well as a Bliss spa and Sweat Fitness gym.
Hotel Casa Fuster
This is a 5* hotel with grand style. Built by one of Catalonia’s most famous architects, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the building is a beautiful example of modernist art and it’s listed as a Landmark Building.
The location is excellent, just out of the busy main centre, situated at the top of Passeig de Gracia, close enough to all the main city attractions. The rooms are luxurious, arte deco in style and have been refurbished to a high standard which enhances the architecture of the building. The Café Viennese and Galaxó Restaurant are beautiful places to enjoy a coffee or full course meal.
The terrace, with swimming pool, offers fantastic views of the city especially Passeig de Gracia, and there is a rooftop gym, jacuzzi and solarium.
Hotel Omm is a modern designer hotel in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Designed by architect J.Capella and with the interiors designed by S. Tarruella and I. Lopez, it’s a stylish, luxurious environment.
The rooms each have a unique design and either have small balconies or long terraces, they are designed to let in as much natural light as possible, including the bathrooms.
There are great views of the city including, La Pedrera, from the roof terrace (which includes a pool and bar). Hotel Omm also has a health spa. The hotel restaurant ‘Moo’ is famous in it’s own right for high quality cuisine.
The Majestic is a large hotel with over 300 rooms and 30 suites and in a great position halfway up Barcelona’s Passeig de Gracia. It has been one of Barcelona’s most prestigious hotels since the early 20th century.
The rooms are designed in a classic, traditional style with comfort as the priority and come with all the expected services such as internet connection and climate control air conditioning, as well as a 24 hour room service. There is a large, well furnished rooftop terrace and other hotel facilities include a gym, sauna, massage service and spa.
The Majestic offers a very good business service, with many meetings facilities and conference rooms. The service and great location make the Hotel Majestic one of Barcelona’s most popular 5 star hotels.
Hotel Neri is situated in one of the most beautiful squares in the old town of Barcelona – Plaza Sant Felip Neri. Despite it’s close proximity to the cathedral and many tourist attractions this little courtyard is seldom crowded being just off the main thoroughfare.
The tastefully decorated rooms come in four categories, Neri, De Luxe, Junior and Suite and the design style differs for each floor of the hotel. All 22 rooms have hi-tech plasma screen TVs and internet connection.
The hotel restaurant, which extends into Plaza Sant Felip Neri, serves Mediterranean cuisine and costs between 50 – 90 euros. The roof terrace, with views over the Barrio Gotico, is for relaxing with loungers spread out across the decked floor.
If you can afford a 5 star hotel and want to be in the Gothic old town of Barcelona, this is the place to stay.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Marina 19-21, Barcelona 8005
Tel: 34 93 221 10 00
Fax: 34 93 221 10 70
Hotel Arts is situated just out of the centre of Barcelona in the Port Olimpic (created in 1992 for the Olympic Games). It is part of the Ritz Carlton group and is a modern, award-winning hotel. It’s a high-rise metal building with impressive views over the city and ocean, especially from it’s 43rd storey spa.
Hotel Arts has five restaurants, terraced gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel takes it’s name from the huge collection of Spanish contemporary art that is houses. Services include a 24 hours business centre and over 1,000 square metres of rooms and space for meeting and special events.