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Exclusive Barcelona Hotels for the Perfect City Trip
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Exclusive Barcelona Hotels for the Perfect City Trip

Who doesn't long for sun, sea, a beautiful hotel and … variety?

Variety is the word that best describes the Catalan capital Barcelona. Few European cities offer such an extensive mix of architecture, beach, art, nightlife and relaxation. This is exactly why Barcelona is the ideal city for your unforgettable luxury vacation. For sun lovers there is a 4 km long sandy beach, for art enthusiasts there are numerous exhibitions and museums and for shopping fans the arcade Passeig de Gracia offers a wide range of brands from every price segment. After an exciting day in the vibrant city, numerous design hotels and 5 star hotels invite you to let yourself be pampered. Indeed, Barcelona's hotel selection offers everything your heart desires.

In Barcelona, you'll find luxury and boutique hotels right in the heart of the city. Spa, wellness and comfortable suites ensure the perfect city trip. Whether you’re looking for a chic design hotel with modern, purist interior or a historic luxury hotel – depending on your taste, you will find your dream hotel for a short vacation. Here are 12 luxury and design hotels that will make your city trip to Barcelona unforgettable.

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Mercer Hotel Barcelona
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Mercer Hotel

“A pleasant setting for outstanding quality.”


The Mercer Hotel is synonymous with atmospheric elegance, modern luxury and relaxing retreat. Perched on the old Roman walls of the Barri Gòtic, in a 17th century townhouse, medieval arches and columns, the flower-adorned rooftop bar, plunge pool, gourmet restaurant, frescoed library and excellent service add uniqueness. The concept of the boutique hotel unites the senses between Scandinavian-inspired furniture, expressionist artworks and the courtyard filled with orange trees.

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Hotels Espagna
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Hotel España Ramblas

“Genuine effort and clear desire to be the best.”


An oasis of retreat, close to Barcelona's iconic tourist mile Las Ramblas, is the boutique Hotel España Ramblas. Initially a 19th-century lodge, restorations in 2010 have given it all the necessary details of a modern hotel. Minimalist rooms in muted black, white and grey tones, the rooftop lounge and cocktail bar are skillfully complemented by historical elements such as bronze lamps, an impressive alabaster fireplace in the lobby bar and an ornately tiled restaurant named after the original building.

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W Barcelona Hotel
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W Barcelona

“Not only the building of the hotel is impressive – the quality inside is at least as excellent!”


At Barceloneta, the beach district in Barcelona's center, you will find the W Barcelona, a hotel in an ideal setting for a spectacular stay. Located on the beachfront, this hotel has been designed by the world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill. From its rooms and suites, a panoramic view of the sea and the city of Barcelona will not leave you indifferent. Glamour can be found on the 26th floor, in the Eclipse bar, or go all the way down to the lobby to enjoy a cocktail (or two) in the W Lounge & W Bar.

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Cotton House Hotel
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Cotton House Hotel

“A place where you feel great because of the many details that contribute to the quality of the service.”


The former headquarters of Barcelona's Cotton Textile Foundation is now home to the Cotton House Hotel, with sophisticated rooms. Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán has wrapped the Belle Époque building in clear white. Cotton-inspired black prints on the walls create depth at the same time. Antique mirrors in the lobby, original carpentry and parquet floors in the library and lounge tell of the building's history. You can also enjoy the airy Batuar restaurant or take a break by the rooftop pool. Tip: customised shirts with individual fabrics can be ordered.

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Hotel Granados 83
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Hotel Granados 83

“A perfect blend of style and grace makes this hotel something beyond the expected.”


In a former hospital from the last century, an art deco hotel of a special class was created. In the heart of Barcelona, in the midst of the best shopping, lies the four-star superior hotel Granados 83. Exposed iron elements are reminiscent of New York's industrial loft architecture. The stone and glass façade combined with elegant, minimalist interiors convey a pleasant sense of calm. A glass ceiling spans the central courtyard, letting in daylight. Around it, the bright and noble rooms fan out, in which materials such as iron, brick, zebra and tamarind wood, natural leather and white Thassos marble skillfully come together.

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Sir Victor
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Sir Victor Hotel

“The fantastic views will make it hard for anyone to want to leave the place.”


Right on the bustling Passeig de Gràcia with views of Gaudí's Casa Milà and La Sagrada Familia, Sir Victor, with its bright, large and beautiful guest rooms, offers a place to retreat and observe. Whether you're watching the hustle and bustle of the trendy district from your balcony, indulging in one of the myriad treatments at The Zero Spa, being surprised by the locally inspired food and drink menu by the rooftop pool, in the secluded bar or in the in-house restaurant, you'll find all this and more here.

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Seventy Barcelona

“A guaranteed wow factor due to an unbeatable service.”


The Seventy Barcelona is ideally located between the Passeig de Gràcia and the timeless charm of the Gràcia district. Mediterranean hospitality and the highest quality standards are the maxim here. From services to typical amenities of a first-class hotel, the Seventy House offers the best of Millennial culture combined with a cosmopolitan and avant-garde spirit, a fun-loving aesthetic, attention to detail, refined décor and the finest cuisine.

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Claris Hotel Spa
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Claris Hotel & Spa

“Luxurious rooms with quality furnishings to match, pampering you from start to finish.”


The Claris Hotel & Spa Barcelona is a luxury hotel on the Boulevard Passeig de Gràcia. The converted 19th-century palace offers their guests free entry to the Egyptian Museum, right next door, which offers a truly unique art collection. The house combines classic features with modern materials. The rooms are elegant and quiet with stylish décor and handmade furniture. The hotel also offers unobstructed views of the city, a rooftop pool and two mouth watering hotel restaurants – the Terraza del Claris on the rooftop terrace which offers Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and the Chinese restaurant Mr Kao.

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The Wittmore
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The Wittmore Hotel SLH

“Unique cocktails made by a very creative mixologist combined with the perfect ambience, make this experience outstanding.”


At The Wittmore you will find cosy, quiet rooms, some even offer views of the beautiful vertical garden. Bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries await you in the bathroom and the minibar will sweeten your palate with snacks. Meals can be eaten on the patio which offers a nice seating area and the hotel’s location in a secluded corner in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter rewards those who choose to stay here.

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The Serras Boutique Hotel Barcelona
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The Serras

“A perfect retreat where tranquility and style make a big difference.”


Picasso's first studio is now one of the most stylish five-star hotels in Barcelona. In keeping with its history, the 1846 building has black and white guest rooms, many with graphic prints reminiscent of the city's historic tiles. Situated right on the water, the rooftop pool regularly invites a hip scene, with DJs straight from Ibiza, to relax and party. The Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons will treat your palate and eye with Catalan-Mediterranean specialities.

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Almanac Barcelona
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Almanac Barcelona

“From the moment you walk in, you forget about the bustling streets outside. A new concept of relaxing.”


Luxurious accommodations, in a prime location and just steps away from Passeig de Gràcia, make up the Almanac Barcelona. Add to that hospitality, stylish shopping, restaurants, bars and museums, and proximity to the city beach. The new hotel is exactly where architecture fans and lovers of unique culture and urban life are at home. Simple natural materials, wood-panelled walls, tranquil interiors, brass lamps and private balconies with summer pergolas are an added bonus.

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SoHo House Barcelona
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Soho House Barcelona

“Small touches make this hotel a truly luxurious place to stay.”


The Soho House Barcelona, typical of the Soho Group, is focused on relaxed socialising, good food and prime location. The rooms are cozy and offer a home away from home. Nestled in a striking 18th-century building on the historic Duc de Medinaceli square, it offers unobstructed views of the Port Vell marina. The rooms of various sizes, several club rooms, a roof terrace, a spa with in-house Cowshed products and treatments, a fitness room and two pools impress the scene as well as international guests every day.

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