Top Ten Hotels in Barcelona

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Barcelona is the one-time capital of the lost kingdom of Catalonia. It is surely one of the world’s most beautiful cities, an architectural delight. From the whimsical vaults and serpentine seating of Park Guel, the Gothic splendour of the Cathedral, to the striking contemporary glass façade of the Torre Agbar inspired by nearby Montserrat. Like all great cities, it sports first-class hotels, notable as much for their architecture as for their sumptuous luxury.

Hotel Arts Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Arts Hotel Barcelona overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. It is also the tallest building in all of Spain with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring striking views of the beach, the marina or the city itself.

Grand Marina Hotel
Located in Barcelona’s World Trade centre business and leisure complex, the five-star Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel is one of the most luxurious venues in all of Spain, right next door to the world-famous seafood restaurant Mare Magnum. (Try the mussels!)

Le Meridien Hotel Barcelona
Le Meridien Hotel Barcelona sits in the green heart of Barcelona’s centre. Only a few minutes walk from the music, fountains and unparalleled shopping opportunities of the Placa Catalunya.

Avenida Palace Hotel
In the years before the Spanish Civil War, the elegant salon of the Avenida Palace Hotel became Barcelona’s haute bourgeoisie’s favourite place for high tea. Today that same salon is the centrepiece of a refurbished and even more elegant hotel that combines 19th century luxury with 21st century convenience.

The Hotel Claris Barcelona
Built in 1892, The Hotel Claris Barcelona incorporates the façade of the Verduna Palace into a unique design utilising steel, copper, glass and concrete and sits within walking distance of the heart of the city.

The Melia Hotel
Located in the heart of Barcelona’s business district, The Melia Hotel is also close to the Palau Reial de Pedralbes. A must for art lovers, it also houses the Museu de Ceramica, which includes a collection of tiles, porcelains and ceramics that includes work by Picasso and Miró.

The Gran Hotel La Florida
Sitting high on the slopes of Mount Tibidabo. The Gran Hotel La Florida overlooks both Barcelona city and the Mediterranean beyond. It is a popular backdrop for high fashion photo shoots, and the perfect place to stay on your honeymoon.

The Prestige Hotel
The Prestige Hotel is a sleek modernistic affair of steel and glass, the perfect antidote for an overdose of Barcelona’s surreal charm. The Prestige is a perfect choice for shoppers, being located near the heart of the shopping district.

Hotel Casa Fuster
Built in 1908, the Hotel Casa Fuster was the most expensive private dwelling in the whole of Spain. It was a gift from Señor Fuster to his wife, and commissioned from the great modernist architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner.

The Hotel Om
The Hotel Om is a favourite spot for Barcelona’s vibrant arts crowd. With its metal façade and open-plan design it’s perfect to hang out with the arts crowd who like to stop by the Moo Restaurant for an after dinner drink.

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