Barcelona, a city of class and elegance, requires top-of-the-line accommodations for those who want the finest of what Catalonia’s capital has to offer. In each of the city’s major neighborhoods, you will find dozens of luxurious hotels, but a few of them stand out from the rest with a five-star rating. There are roughly twenty five-star hotels in the city, and here are five of the most popular for your consideration.
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Grand Hotel Central Barcelona
The Grand Hotel Central‘s 147 rooms are avant-garde and chic, while its 77 executive rooms and suites are the essence of elegance and comfort. Located in the center of the city, next to the Cathedral of Barcelona, the hotel features spectacular views of the Gothic quarter and the ancient city walls. Outside the hotel, guests can walk onto Las Ramblas, the shopping zone around Plaza Cataluna, and see some of the city’s best museums. Right next to the hotel is the El Born neighborhood with trendy designer shops, bars, and restaurants throughout its narrow streets and beautiful plazas. After a long, hot day, visitors can go for a swim a the hotel’s spectacular pool with panoramic views of the whole city and its fabulous Skybar. In the wintertime, the terrace and heated pool are still accessible.
Address: Via Laietana, 30, Barcelona, 08003
Hotel Palace Barcelona
On Carrer de Roger de Lluria and Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes stands one of the most majestic buildings in the city, now home to the Hotel Palace Barcelona. Built-in 1919 by the Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz to be the city’s original Ritz Hotel, El Palace Barcelona was refurbished and re-opened in 2009. It’s close to Las Ramblas and right beside the most prestigious shopping area of the city, surrounded by boulevards, boutiques, and other main attractions. The Palace Hotel‘s 125 rooms are all decorated with touches of elegance, a throwback to the classic luxury of its original 1920’s decor. Its Caelis Restaurant, awarded with a coveted Michelin Star, has the first-class cuisine guests desire while its 19/NINETEEN Restaurant is a more casual restaurant.
With its stunning façade, Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux sits in the beautiful Sant Felip Neri Square next to the church Gaudí attended daily and two other historical and aristocratic houses with centuries of history. Inside, the boutique hotel and its 22 rooms have a design with its own special characteristics, such as murals of gold and silver, open balconies and terraces, wooden floors, and colorful bedding. The rooms are equipped with a minibar, flat-screen TV, and Bluetooth speakers. The bathrooms are furnished in quartzite along with eco-friendly bath products and luxurious rain showers. Neri Restaurant has a creative Mediterranean menu set in a unique atmosphere featuring a medieval stone wall with two arches and outdoor seating overlooking San Felip Neri Square. The rooftop terrace is another special place, perfect for views of the Gothic Quarter while sipping cocktails.
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Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona is a seafront hotel that overlooks the Mediterranean on Port Olimpic next to the marina and Barcelona’s beautiful beaches. Its surroundings are full of bars, cafes, and local seafood restaurants. All 483 luxury rooms, suites, and apartments have everything you might need for a restful, relaxing stay with soft bedding, big bathrooms, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. The hotel’s terrace gardens and pool are the perfect spots to cool off and go for a refreshing dip or cocktail while basking in the sun. Their spa and six restaurants add to the luxury of the Hotel Arts, located just a short walk away from the city center.
On the iconic Paseo de Gracia, the Monument Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel. The Monument Hotel‘s 84 rooms and suites feature brickwork details on the walls, natural oak flooring, and sleek furniture. In addition, rooms have Loewe TVs, large desks for work, air conditioning, and safes for valuables. Guest can experience the luxury with velour bathrobes and floor heating. The nearby La Pedrera and Casa Batlló buildings add to the hotel’s spectacular atmosphere.
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