Top hotels in Barcelona
Centrally located and set in the warm colours of a classical building, the 4-star Sunotel Central is a sophisticated hotel only a short walk from Plaça de Catalunya and the famous Ramblas, adjacent to the city's prestige shopping and business district and perfectly placed for exploring Barcelona on foot, taking in the best boutiques and restaurants and places of interest. The metro station just a block from the hotel gives you a rapid connection to any part of the town. Rooms come with free wi-fi, air conditioning and flatscreen TVs and a private bathroom. Bask in the sun in the rooftop swimming pool and hot tub, and then unwind in the evenings at the Aquarella Music Restaurant.
Set in 25,000 square meters of breathtaking gardens with unparalleled views of Barcelona's skyline, the Fairmont Barcelona Rey Juan Carlos I provides guests with an exclusive, luxury retreat. This unique urban resort is located on the prestigious Avenida Diagonal and surrounded by major attractions such as the famous Camp Nou stadium. With 395 guest rooms and 37 suites, as well as impeccable service and unrivalled amenities,
Near Diagonal Mar Shopping Mall
Sitting in the buzzing area of Poble-Sec, Barcelona’s theatre district, the contemporary 4-star Hotel Barcelona Universal is just a short walk from the iconic Ramblas. The rooftop pool and terraces have inspirational views of the city and Montjuïc hill, while the breakfast buffet at The Wolf Tavern is an excellent way to start the day. Free wifi is available throughout Hotel Barcelona Universal, and its rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning and LCD TVs. The fully equipped fitness room (with complementary towels and water) will help to prepare you for walking around the city.
Surrounded by modernist buildings in the buzzing L' Eixample district in central Barcelona, the 4-star Sunotel Club Central is within easy walking distance of the city’s tourist and cultural hotspots. A lovely retreat in the centre of the city, there’s a bar serving drinks and snacks, a business centre and a breakfast room. Relax on the solarium terrace, take a dip in the pool, unwind in the Jacuzzi, or get cosy in guest rooms with free wi-fi, flatscreen TVs and air conditioning, minibar and private bathroom. Hotel combines its handy location with its functional facilities and comfortable rooms to provide the perfect settlement, regardless of the reason for travelling.
This modern 4-star hotel is convenient for exploring Barcelona’s old city. The area’s historic buildings, narrow streets and striking squares will be on your doorstep, while the famous La Rambla mall can also be reached in no time. Cosy and modern, the hotel is suitable for both leisure and business guests, with a complimentary on-site gym, plus an internet corner. The wifi is free in the rooms too, which also feature flat-screen TVs and complimentary bottled water.
The stylish Ilunion Almirante is located between the Gothic Quarter and the fashionable Born district and feature a fitness centre and free WiFi throughout. Barcelona Cathedral is just 200 m from the Ilunion Almirante, and the famous Las Ramblas is less than 10 minutes walking. Jaume I Metro Station is 300 m from the hotel. Rooms feature wooden furniture and an en suite bathroom with marble finishes. They all include a 43” large flat-screen TV with satellite channels, safe, free welcome bottled wáter and free Wi-fi. The Ilunion Almirante is officially certified with global accessibility certificate (UNE 170001) and accesible rooms are available for guest with reduced mobility, auditory or visual impairment on request. The hotel is accredited as well with TRAVELIFE sustainability certification. The Ilunion Almirante features a stylish breakfast room where a buffet breakfast is served. Nearby parking is available within 100 m of Illunion Almirante at extra cost.
The unique location of The Wittmore, tucked away in a quiet alleyway in a secret and quiet corner in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, makes this boutique and intimate 5 stars Hotel with only 22 rooms even more special than already is and may be one of the most romantic hotels in the whole of Barcelona. No children are allowed at this hotel. For “adults only”. The Wittmore offers tranquility and quiet luxury. The entrance of the hotel is oriented towards the alley to isolate the rooms from the external noise of the Gothic quarter and to enable the whole building to have access to the central courtyard with the impressive vertical garden, the highest in the city, with more than 3000 plants. The Wittmore hotel in its scarce four years of existence has managed to captivate the most bourgeois bohemian travelers and locals attracted by its surprising, eclectic, and enigmatic luxurious environment, its gastronomy, and unparalleled nightlife. Rooms are warm and inviting and all look on to an attractive leafy courtyard patio. Each of the rooms of the hotel offers commodity and quietness. Some of them have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Extras include bathrobe, slippers and luxury toiletries. The inner patio, features a seating area, a cocktail bar and The Witty restaurant whose cuisine is led by chef Alain Guiard, recognized cook with two gastronomic cultures, French and Catalan, that are discovered without doubt in the offer that this very talented chef has created for Witty, where he will delight you with his most notable creations using fresh produce of the highest quality to enjoy an unique culinary experience. This is a place for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a secret hideaway that not many people know about. A rooftop terrace with gorgeous views all over the Gothic Quarter provides a plunge pool, solarium and a bar where to enjoy city views while having a drink.
H10 Catalunya Plaza is a fully refurbished singular building which dates back to the 19th Century and is located in Plaza Catalunya. It offers its clients comfort and a personalised treatment in a unique, classy and stylish entourage. It is near many shops, restaurants and museums not to forget the famous Ramblas and Paseo de Gracia. Cosy rooms with a vintage look feature a Nespresso coffee maker with 2 free capsules, an iPod docking station, a safe, minibar and Rituals amenities. The hotel's charm and attention to detail, plus its fabulous restaurant, bar and chillout terrace will make your stay in Barcelona unforgettable.
This chic and exclusive boutique hotel, located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux is set in two historical and aristocratic houses, being one of them a medieval palace from the XII century. The building’s original period charm has been preserved and enhanced by the hotel’s sophisticated interior design. Its design blends with relaxing music and sensual aromas to create a unique setting in this ancient area of central Barcelona. Also, Hotel Neri is a hotel with a private terrace for guests, perfect to enjoy the city's weather.Set right beside the city’s Cathedral, the Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux lies just a short distance from the bustling Las Ramblas, la Boqueria market, the Picasso museum… Is the perfect place to discover Barcelona.The Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux has been awarded with the distinction of Hotel Monument, a specialization of Barcelona's Hotels Association which recognizes hotels that add value to the heritage of the city.Hotel Neri is the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in Barcelona.Hotel Neri is an urban bolthole located in the heart of the Gothic quarter. Unique for its location in Sant Felip Neri square, opened in 2003 and became the first boutique hotel in Ciutat Vella. The interest to share the culture and history of the city from the old town motivated the owners to restore the building that today houses Hotel Neri, with the objective of offering exclusive experiences to local and international visitors who wish to discover Barcelona from its heart in an intimate, sophisticated and relaxed way.A genuine, friendly and knowledgeable team will make sure every experience at the Neri becomes unique.Hotel Neri has been adapting its exclusive services to the needs of the new travelers but always maintaining the unique character and charm that defines it, a perfect combination of contrasts between history and modernity; urban and home feeling; warm atmosphere with personality.
This modern, 4-star hotel is situated in Barcelona’s seaside neighbourhood of Sant Marti, just a short walk from Bogatell Beach and only a few metro stops from the city centre. The hotel’s stylish interior features a bar, a gym, a restaurant and free wifi, in addition to a rooftop pool and sun terrace. The air-conditioned rooms include flat-screen TVs, minibars, and private bathrooms.
Near Casa Batllo
Cheap Hotels in Barcelona
Near Park Guell
In Barcelona (Sarria-Sant Gervasi)
This family-run guest house is 500 metres from Barcelona’s Fira Exhibition Centre at Plaza España. It offers heated rooms with free Wi-Fi, 200 metres from Poble Sec Metro Station. Spacious rooms at Hostal Elkano feature functional décor and a TV. Bathrooms are shared or private. You will find numerous bars, restaurants and shops within 5 minutes’ walk. Sant Antoni Market is 500 metres away and the Arenas Shopping Centre, a former bullring, is 10 minutes’ walk away. Elkano’s 24-hour reception offers tourist information. Montjuic Park, with the Olympic Stadium, its museums and outdoor swimming pools, is 10 minutes’ walk away. The property is 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry port. Las Ramblas is 3 metro stops away and chic Passeig de Gracias, 5 stops away. You can catch a direct bus to Barcelona El Prat Airport from Plaza España.
This stylish guest house is located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, 5 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral. The Hostal Nitzs Bcn’s modern rooms include free Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels. Hostal Nitzs Bcn is surrounded by a range of bars and restaurants. Jaume I Metro Station is just 4 minutes’ walk away, while the Ramblas are 5 minutes away. The Nitzs Bcn has an air-conditioned social lounge with an LCD TV. Guests also have free access to a kitchen and dining room, with a microwave and fridge. There is a Nespresso machine.
BCN Home Guest House offers accommodation in Barcelona. Every room at this guest house is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. The guest house features free WiFi throughout the property. Plaza Real is 300 metres from BCN Home Guest House, while La Seu, Cathedral of Barcelona is 700 metres from the property. The nearest airport is El Prat Airport, 12 km from BCN Home Guest House.
Centrally located Hostal Felipe 2 is situated in a Modernist building just off Diagonal Avenue, less than 5 minutes' walk from Verdaguer Metro Station and only 10 mins walk from Sagrada Familia. All rooms have a flat screen TV, a wooden flooring and either a private or a shared bathroom. Some have balconies. The majority of the rooms have air conditioning/heating. Bed sheets and towels are included, as well as cleaning every second day. There is free Wi-Fi in all the premises. The common area also has computers with internet available for guest use from 6 to 10 pm. In the reception there is a safe and guests can leave their luggage if needed. Every room is a pair of keys and there is no curfew for coming back at night. The reception is open from 10 to 22 and we kindly ask our guests arriving after 22:00 to call us or email us with corresponding subject tto arrange their late check ins.
Near Placa de Catalunya
In Barcelona (Sarria-Sant Gervasi)
Hostal Medea is set in the Eixample district in Barcelona, 400 metres from La Pedrera and 500 metres from Casa Batllo. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. All rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Hostal Medea features free WiFi . You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Plaça Catalunya is 1.1 km from Hostal Medea, while Sagrada Familia is 1.1 km away. The nearest airport is Barcelona El Prat Airport, 13 km from the property.
Mambo Tango is a backpackers’ hostel located in Barcelona’s Poble Sec district, just 100 metres from Parallel Metro Station. It offers free daily activities and free Wi-Fi access. Mambo Tango Hostel offers colourful dormitories and private rooms, all with air conditioning, heating and individual lockers. Sheets are provided and towels can be hired from the 24-hour reception. A breakfast including hot drinks and fruit is served every morning. You can prepare meals in the Mambo Tango’s shared kitchen, or enjoy a film in the TV lounge. The hotel’s free activities include photo exhibitions, music classes and city walks. Staff can provide information on Barcelona’s many attractions, as well as help with ticket reservations and discounts. The property also organizes daily guided walking tours and night tours to bars and nightclubs. The famous Gaudí houses are within 15 minutes’ walk of the hostel. Situated at the foot of Montjuïc Hill, the hostel is an ideal base for visiting Montjuïc Castle and the Magic Fountains. The lively Raval district is just a 5-minute walk away.
Set a few steps from Passeig de Gracia Metro Station, Hostal Natura Barcelona is located in the heart of Barcelona. Offering free WiFi throughout, the air-conditioned guest house is a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. With modern décor, each heated room features a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are provided. There are vending machines available for guests, as well as a tour desk. Hostal Natura Barcelona is 5 minutes’ walk from a wide variety of shops, lively bars and Catalan restaurants. The old town is a 10-minute walk away. You can walk to Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas in less than 10 minutes. Passeig de Gràcia is just 5 minutes away on foot, and offers a range of boutique shops. La Barceloneta Beach is 3 stops away by metro and Barcelona Airport is a 20-minutes drive. Trains to the airport leave from Passeig de Gràcia Train Station, or you can catch a bus from Plaça Catalunya.
This modern hostel is located 100 metres from Barcelona’s Passeig de Gracia. Set in a restored 19th century building, it offers free Wi-Fi and an outdoor terrace, 2 minutes’ walk from Gaudi’s Casa Batlló. The Hipstel offers bright, air-conditioned dormitories or private rooms. Each includes free individual lockers and sheets, while towels can be rented. Bathrooms are either private or shared. The property has a kitchen equipped with a microwave and a fridge only, as well as an internet station and TV lounge with DVD player and board games. You can get tourist information or buy tickets to discos at the 24-hour reception. La Pedrera is 400 metres away and the Sagrada Familia Basilica is 15 minutes’ walk away. The Hipstel is 250 metres from Passeig de Gracia Metro and Train Station, connecting you with Barcelona El Prat Airport in around 30 minutes. Plaza Catalunya is 10 minutes’ walk away.
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Hotels in Barcelona
Barcelona’s wealth of arts, culture, and magical architecture leave a lasting impression on all who visit there. Make the most of our Barcelona deals and discover all that Spain's second largest city has to offer.
Perhaps the most distinctive features of the city are its unique buildings, designed in the modernist style by some of the leading architects of their time. The most famous of these are the works of Antoni Gaudí, with his passion for bright, pastille coloured structures that resemble the stuff of fairy tales. Palau Güell, Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Casa Vicens, and Casa Batlló are all fine examples of his work, however, it’s Park Güell and the Sagrada Família that make the biggest impression on visitors.
Park Güell was originally intended to be a housing development with attached gardens but when this idea was abandoned it was opened as a public garden instead. From the gingerbread-like houses to the harlequin-tiled salamander that sits at the entrance, the park conjures a wonderfully surreal atmosphere. The main terrace forms the heart of the park, with its winding, tiled bench in the shape of a sea serpent from which you can enjoy panoramic views across the city.
Gaudi’s most famous design is his unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Família - an awe-inspiring Cathedral consisting of a series of towers ascending towards the heavens. The base of the building is decorated with detailed stone sculptures and contains the crypt where Gaudi is buried. Begun in 1882, construction of the Sagrada Família is estimated to reach completion by 2026, however, you can still visit most parts of this impressive attraction as work continues.
There are also fine examples of Gothic architecture in the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) of the old city, one of the best places to stay in Barcelona for lovers of history, where many of the buildings date to medieval and Roman times. Barcelona Cathedral, which took over six hundred years to build, has an impressive Gothic façade and allows fantastic views over the city.
Barcelona Beach Hotels
Those attracted by the Mediterranean’s gentle climate will love the city’s beaches. Barcelona Beach was recently voted number one in a top ten city beaches list with Barcelona also voted one of the world's best beach cities by the National Geographic.
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Museums and Galleries
The arts form an essential part of Barcelona’s identity, with many influential artists having been born or spent time here during their most creative periods. Pablo Picasso lived in the city for a while and the Museu Picasso displays much of his work from this time, including paintings, sketches, and ceramics.
Salvador Dali also looked to Barcelona for inspiration and redesigned a former theatre here into Teatre-Museu Dalí – a house for his works in which he is buried, decorated with typically surreal features such as loaves of bread and giant eggs.
MACBA - The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona has an excellent collection of Spanish and Catalan art from the last few decades and is a must-see for art fans.
The Centre d'Art Santa Mònica is a public museum of contemporary art (incorporating photography and multimedia installations) which also hosts regular exhibitions.
Barcelona’s amazing weather has seen it chosen for our Where’s hot in July guide Find out the average temperatures and some tips on places to go, including the Marina and cultural film screenings.
Music and Theatre
The city is also home to a number of venues for live music and theatre, such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house and the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall with its beautifully ornate interior (guided tours are available). The Teatre Principal is the oldest theatre in the city and features operas, plays and musicals - from Cinderella to Broadway hits - usually performed in Catalan.
Food in Barcelona City Centre
Barcelona’s cuisine is as stylish and fulfilling as the rest of its culture, with everything from tasty snacks to the heartiest meals to tempt your appetite in the city centre.
Pinxtos are one of the city’s signature dishes, consisting of delightfully bite-sized, savoury nibbles served on a piece of bread. This snack is a favourite in bars and the bill is usually calculated by how many toothpicks you have left on your plate at the end of the night. One of the best places to eat pinxtos is Irati, near the Boqueria Market on La Rambla where you can try over eighty varieties, from potato omelette to honey, apple and cheese.
The more widely known tapas variety of snack can also be found in many bars and restaurants. Try Los Toreros, off La Rambla, for a tapas restaurant that’s popular with the locals and serves authentic patatas bravas and other spicy treats.
7 Portes is one of the best restaurants to try paella in the city, an institution that has been feeding locals for over a hundred years.
If you want to try a bit of everything, head down to La Boqueria, Barcelona’s large food market, which is an attraction in itself. From fresh bread, to olives, seafood and fish, there’s lots of quality produce to sample here.
One of the most famous streets in Barcelona, and even in Spain, is La Rambla, a pedestrianised, tree-lined walkway lined with stalls, street performers, painters and much more. There is an abundance of Barcelona accommodation in this area with our hotels including:
For souvenirs, WaWas on Carrer dels Carders is a great place to buy stylish t-shirts, mugs, bags etc. with a Barcelona theme, while La típica Candela is a shop that sells candles with distinct Spanish aromas, such as bread and tomato or Spanish omlette!
The first Camper shoes store opened in Barcelona and you can still buy the world famous, stylish but comfy, footwear here.
For more independent and vintage designs, head to the streets around Raval (near to Carrer Hospital) for lots of interesting little places, such as comic book, music and tattoo shops.
There are two large department stores in the centre of the city, El Corte Inglés and Fnac, which stock most other items, from Levi jeans to the latest Sony electronics etc.
Barcelona has a busy and varied nightlife, with one of the most popular nightclubs being Razzmatazz, an eclectic venue that plays a mixture of rock, techno, pop, and R&B and attracts artists such as Missy Elliot and The Kaiser Chiefs.
For hard-edged rock and roll, The Magic Club plays rock and metal by the likes of Iggy Pop and The Ramones and attracts a tattoos and leather crowd.
Born is a good district for all-round partying and one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. With many popular bars here including La Fianna (with its stylish Moroccan décor) and La Luna (a converted stables that serves great tapas and cocktails) it's an ideal location.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Barcelona
What are the best hotels to stay in Barcelona?The best hotels to stay in Barcelona are Hotel Villa Emilia, Hotel Viladomat By Silken and Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Barcelona?Rocket Hostels Gràcia in Barcelona offers one night in a double room at the price of £10.
What hotels are in the central Barcelona neighborhood?Kimpton VIVIDORA HOTEL, Catalonia Portal de l'Angel and Catedral Bas Apartments Barcelona are located in the central neighborhood of Barcelona.
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