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Living in Barcelona

Which Hotel is for Me?

Written by Joe Thurston

So after many discussions, sometimes unfortunately heated, you finally have settled on a holiday in the city of Barcelona! All seems well; you know the dates, the sights you want to see and the flights are booked, but there is still one thing left to do: pick a hotel in a city that seems to have thousands! Where do you even begin? Well, hopefully, this article can help you decide which hotel in Barcelona is the right one for you.

Related article: Our Tips to Find the Best Hotels in Barcelona

The Beach Lover

Barcelona’s favourite summer attraction may just be bathing on the beach. If you are the type of person that loves just soaking in the rays while people walk up and down the beach offering you Mojitos with your toes dipping in and out of the Mediterranean sea, then there’s one clear choice of hotel for you. The W Barcelona is a luxury beach hotel right on the end of Barceloneta. It has beautiful rooms with views of both the sea and the city and it is the main hotel on the beach itself.

The Shopaholic

Photo credit: Armando Moreschi via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo by Armando Moreschi via Visualhunt

Barcelona is a centre for fashion with tourists flocking from all over the world to its shopping districts. For the shopping lovers out there, you really want to be based in Passeig de Gracia, and the foolproof accommodation here is the Hotel Claris. This beautiful five-star hotel offers the perfect blend between neo-gothic and modern spec. Its rooms are spacious and light, and it even offers a rooftop pool that overlooks the city to soak in the summer sun after a busy day of hitting the shops.

The Historian

It’s impossible to miss the history in Barcelona as it gloriously surrounds you, but as far as being on the literal doorstep of the past goes, look no further than the Mercer Hotel, right in the centre of Barri Gotic. This hotel features a stunning courtyard, a pool and a bar with the original brick of the city.

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The Voyeur

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Photo by Kom_bo via VisualHunt

What I mean by “voyeur” is someone who wants a stunning view of the city of Barcelona. For this, we would recommend the Hotel Miramar, based on the hill top due south of the city next to the old Olympic village. An idyllic place to watch as the hustle and bustle of the city passing by below.

The Artist

Barcelona is one of the leading cities in the world for art, and as such, there are many arts-based hotels. However, the best would have to be the H10 Art Gallery Hotel. The name speaks for itself with this one. It is indeed a hotel-come-art gallery right in the heart of the city.

Finally, if all this is just too much there is one other option: renting a short-term flat in whatever your ideal location would be. It has to be said, however, that no matter which accommodation you choose, we know you will have an absolutely fantastic time in the unforgettable city of Barcelona.

About the author

Joe Thurston

Joe is a professional actor/writer from England who has made Barcelona his home.

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