This hotel caters first and foremost to the city’s LGBTQ visitors, although it does operate a hetero-friendly policy, meaning everyone is welcome here. Situated in Barcelona’s gay quarter, Eixample (nicknamed Gaixample), the hotel houses some of the area’s best bars, including Sky Bar, which is located around the swimming pool on the rooftop. The rooms are decently sized, and the hotel restaurant serves a range of first-class Peruvian-Japanese dishes.
Hotel Cram is a stylish, modern hotel that also houses Michelin-star restaurant Angle, which is run by top Catalan chef Jordi Cruz. The hotel decor is minimalist with a touch of luxury, while many rooms come with their own outside terrace. In addition to the main restaurant, there is a casual dining area, an elegant cocktail bar downstairs and a rooftop bar on the seventh floor of the hotel.
The most iconic of Barcelona’s hotels, the W Hotel is located at the very tip of the Barceloneta boardwalk, perched on its own private beach and surrounded by nothing but the Mediterranean Sea. The Hotel Vela – or Sail Hotel as it is known by locals, owing to its sail-like shape – has fast become the trendiest hotel in Barcelona. Rooms offer gorgeous ocean views, while the hotel’s various restaurants and bars are bold and futuristic in design. Eclipse, on the 26th floor, is one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Barcelona.
From the same owners of Axel Hotel, TWO Hotel Barcelona is as fabulous as it gets. Guests can enjoy a whole host of luxuries here, including a rooftop bar, a swimming pool kitted out with hot-pink lounge chairs and a sauna. If all that wasn’t enough, guests can even treat themselves to a massage from the comfort of their own room.
Ako Suite Hotel offers stylish, modern apartments in the heart of Eixample. The staff here are friendly and always happy to point you in the right direction of the best sights and entertainment in town. The hotel is IGLTA registered and endeavours to provide a tailor-made service to its LGBTQ guests. And, if you like breakfast in bed, you’ll be pleased to hear that it can be easily arranged upon request.
Khronos Hostal offers a wide range of stylish rooms that can accommodate up to six people, with the quadruple room especially good for sharing with a group of friends. The staff are very helpful and know where are all the city’s best bars, restaurants and clubs are located.
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