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The 5 best boutique and luxury hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Ask a dozen people about their favourite hotel, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. A favourite hotel is as much of a personal preference as your favourite movie, book or singer. The Mediterranean hotel scene is renowned for its luxurious and distinctive boutique hotels, each with its own unique story to tell. From charming family-run villas to five-star grand dames, these hotels offer an intimate and personal experience, regardless of size. With their striking architecture, bespoke interiors and impeccable service, these hotels are the epitome of style and luxury.

Overview: Barcelona’s top 5 hotels

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Ohla Barcelona

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El Palauet Living

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Cotton House Hotel

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Hotel Arts Barcelona

Ohla Barcelona Spain hotel stay

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Ohla Barcelona

The Ohla Barcelona is a luxurious and smart boutique hotel, ideally located in the heart of the city. The hotel offers a Michelin-starred restaurant, Caelis, run by Romain Fornell, and a wine bar, Vistro, which specializes in local organic wines. The award-winning cocktail bar is not to be missed, and the rooftop dipping pool offers spectacular city views. The rooms are comfortable, and the hotel provides excellent service with a helpful concierge on the ground floor. The hotel is situated on the Via Laietana, the de facto border between the medieval Barri Gòtic and Born areas, making it an ideal base to explore the city.

Ohla Barcelona
Via Laietana, 49
Barcelona
Spain

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El Palauet Living Barcelona Hotel stay

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El Palauet Living

El Palauet Living Barcelona is a stunning urban hotel situated in a converted Art Nouveau mansion built in 1906. The hotel features six beautiful designer suites that offer a spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The public spaces are resplendent with Modernist detailing, featuring high ceilings with intricate mouldings, mosaic tiles and wrought-iron embellishments. The dark wood-etched doorframes and lifts add a touch of luxury and sophistication. The personal assistants at the hotel are always on hand to satisfy guests’ every need, from arranging private wine tours to in-room massages. The guests-only rooftop terrace is a magnificent escape from the bustle of city life. The hotel is situated at the head of the tree-topped shopping avenue Passeig de Gracia, surrounded by designer brand shops, restaurants, and Gaudi’s architectural treasures, Casa Mila and Casa Batlló.

El Palauet Living
Pg. de Gràcia, 113
Barcelona
Spain

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Cotton House Hotel

The Cotton House Hotel is a stunning neoclassical building which was once home to the city’s cotton-makers’ guild. Renowned designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán has done an exceptional job in refurbishing the building, creating an exquisite and theatrical atmosphere with baroque furnishings, artfully desilvered wall-to-ceiling mirrors and majestic 1950s suspended spiral staircases. The hotel also offers a small salon where visitors can get bespoke shirts made to measure. The Batuar restaurant in the hotel serves updated Catalan dishes and successfully dabbles in fusion with renowned chefs, including Eva de Gil. In the coffered and frescoed library, stacked high with original books, visitors can have a lovely place to drink, while the summer rooftop provides a fantastic place to relax.

Cotton House Hotel
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 670
Barcelona
Spain

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Hotel Neri Barcelona Spain stay

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Hotel Neri

The Hotel Neri in Barcelona is a stylish and intimate boutique hotel, offering only 22 rooms and housed in a beautiful 17th-century mansion. It has a leafy rooftop bar and a restaurant, ’a’, that serves accomplished dishes to be shared. The hotel’s central location, next to the cathedral, is ideal for exploring the Barri Gòtic’s eateries and drinking options. The hotel is beautifully sympathetic to the style and original features of the centuries-old building in which it is housed, and the rooms are uniquely decorated with eco-friendly toiletries and coffee machines. Although the hotel doesn’t have a pool or gym, the leafy rooftop bar and atmospheric little square make up for it.

Hotel Neri
Carrer de Sant Sever, 5
Barcelona
Spain

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Hotel Arts Barcelona

The Hotel Arts Barcelona is a modern, luxury hotel right on the beach with excellent service and an impressive array of dining and drinking options. The hotel boasts a good-sized swimming pool, well-equipped gym and spa, and even an adults-only infinity pool. The lobby is enlivened by original artwork and extravagant floral displays, while rooms offer impressive views of both the sea and the city. The hotel’s five restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred Enoteca, offer a wide variety of cuisine from local delights to sushi and tacos. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail at the buzzing P41 bar, which has a cosy lounge area with a fireplace.

Hotel Arts Barcelona
Carrer de la Marina, 19-21
Barcelona
Spain

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