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The best luxury hotels in Barcelona

Sophie H
Written by Sophie H

If you’re feeling like splashing the cash and treating yourself, Barcelona is home to some of the world’s best luxury hotels, which make for the perfect home away from home when visiting the beautiful city. Look no further than our expert guide to help you choose from the most luxurious and stylish hotels that the city has to offer.

Related article: The greatest five-star hotels in Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental

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Mandarin Oriental is one of the most famous hotels in the city, which offers a five-star experience. Guests can relax at the rooftop pool or enjoy the peace at the Mimosa garden. Bedrooms come with indulgent extras including luxurious aromatherapy bathroom accessories and a box of chocolates on arrival. Their restaurant, Moments, is run by the son of triple-starred chef Carme Ruscalleda, which guarantees that your dining experience will be nothing short of excellent. Mandarin Oriental is located on Passeig de Gràcia, which makes it is ideal for those who have also come to the city to shop.

Location:  Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40

W Hotel

The W Hotel is the youngest and most diverse hotel of our selection and a favorite among the glitterati for their regular rooftop parties. Set at the end of Barceloneta beach with views to die for, it has an undeniable Ibiza vibe. The hotel regularly invites world-renowned DJs and masterful cocktail mixologists to perform at its Eclipse bar on the 26th floor.

Location: Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1

Related article: Deluxe Barcelona – your guide to luxury

Hotel Arts

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A modern offering right on the beach, with stunning views out over the city and the sea. Hotel Arts has many excellent spaces for their guests to spend time in, like the pool, the gym, and the spa which will help them to relax and rejuvenate. Hotel Arts is the right choice for those who deeply appreciate food, as the hotel has five different restaurants, including the famous two Michelin-starred Enoteca.

Location: Carrer de la Marina, 19-21

The Mercer

Housed in a medieval building by the city’s Roman wall, with incredible medieval frescoes to boot, The Mercer offers a fantastically grand and historical setting. The service is impeccable and discreet. The high-class rooms overlook a lovely breakfast patio full of orange blossoms and other natural views, whilst the restaurant serves up delicious classics.

Location: Carrer dels Lledó, 7

Soho House

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The experience offered by the Soho House is really special. The hotel is only open to members and decked out with everything and anything you could desire; from the rooftop terrace with its herb garden dotted around the enormous daybeds and pool, to the Cowshed Spa, which offers luxurious treatements, to an amazing restaurant and even a cinema! Soho House is also a great place to spot Barcelona’s rich and famous; the bar is often packed with visiting celebrities and guest DJ’s.

Location: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 543-545

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* Main photo by Ralf Roletschek via Wikimedia Commons

About the author

Sophie H

Sophie H

Sophie is a native English freelance writer, PR consultant, personal trainer and yoga teacher / therapist living and loving life in Barcelona.

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