Hotels in Barcelona

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Alexandra Barcelona, a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel


Well located, between Passeig de Gràcia (where you can see La Pedrera, Gaudí’s unusual apartment building without a straight line) and La Rambla, this large, modern hotel is a DoubleTree Hilton hotel, but it does not feel like part of a chain.

Hotel Sant Agusti


On an attractive square just off La Rambla, next to the Liceu opera house (and Metro station), this former convent of St Augustin has ‘simple, comfortable accommodation -- good value’.

Hotel Claris


‘More stylish retreat than owner-managed home from home’, this designer hotel gran luxe in the Eixample district ‘delivers a comforting base for forays around the city’, say trusted Guide correspondents.

Hotel Neri


In the historic Gothic quarter by the cathedral, this 18th-century palace has been restored, ‘imaginatively and stylishly’, as a small hotel. 

Hotel Urquinaona


Located at the top of La Rambla, and five minutes' walk from Plaza Catalunya, is this former hostal turned into small, inexpensive hotel. 

Hotel 1898


Hotel 1898 once housed the headquarters of the Phillipines Tobacco Company (the name refers to the year Spain lost the Philippines as a colony) and the company's initials are still engraved on the revolving glass doors onto La Rambla

Mercer Hotel Barcelona


Behind the medieval façade of a collection of buildings in the Gothic Quarter is this 'ultra modern', stylish hotel. 

Hotel Do


The location of this luxury boutique hotel - facing Plaça Reial in the Gothic Quarter - could not be bettered and breakfast (included in the rate) is taken in the square itself.

Hotel Primero Primera


Although it's located in the leafy residential neighbourhood of Tres Torres, away from the hustle and bustle, this boutique hotel has a metro station five minutes' walk away with a direct route to Placa de Catalunya (20 minutes). 

Gaudí, beaches and the Gothic Quarter

Few cities in Europe can offer as much as Barcelona. The mild climate makes it a good destination throughout the year, and there’s a beach just ten minutes from the city centre. Gaudí’s glorious buildings are usually at the top of visitors’ agendas and La Rambla, a charming tree-lined mall leading to the old port, forms the focal point of the city; to the east is the Gothic Quarter, with its medieval labyrinthine streets opening up into charming squares.Hotels that we know will meet our readers’ criteria include Hotel Claris, with its neo-classical exterior but luxuriously modern interior (and rooftop swimming pool and bar) and Hotel Neri, which is equally as stylish and has a rooftop restaurant and a downstairs café with tables that spill onto the pavement. Hotel Sant Agusti offers good value and more simple furnishings but is no less charming for it (especially the attic rooms), and has been run by the same family for four generations.

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