A popular seaside resort located some 30 minutes south of Barcelona, Sitges is renowned for its LGBT community, its international film festival, and its popularity among the wealthy who like to weekend here in the summer. A medium-sized town with an intimate feel, Sitges is as much about the historic town centre and charming mediterranean beaches as it is about its lively bars and nightclubs.
Hotel MiM Sitges
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The Hotel MiM Sitges boasts everything you could hope for from a modern seaside hotel, including a rooftop bar with panoramic views, a luxury spa with water circuits and relaxation treatments, and superior rooms with their own balconies overlooking the sea. A four-star superior hotel, the MiM Sitges was launched in 2013 and has comfortable, modern rooms, and its own in-house restaurant and bar all located within a hundred metres of the beach.
This intimate boutique hotel has just 10 bedrooms allowing guests to rapidly feel relaxed during their stay. The hotel was designed by architects Carlos Ferrater Lambarri and Lucía Ferrater and boasts modern, uncluttered spaces with a simple but sophisticated décor. The terrace suite boasts its own intimate outdoor terrace, which is ideal for sunbathing in the summer, while the Jacuzzi suite comes with its own in-room hot tub which will be particularly appreciated by couples.
Located among the hills surrounding Sitges, on the doorstep of the Garraf natural park, Dolce Sitges is a five-star resort with exceptional views of the sea, stylish outdoor swimming and a luxury spa. A modern hotel which caters for weddings and business events as much as couples looking for a romantic escape, Dolce Sitges boasts three in-house restaurants, including a fine-dining restaurant and a casual daytime restaurant. Despite its size, the hotel manages to offer a warm, personal service in keeping with the Sitges spirit.
A striking seafront hotel, the ME Sitges Terramar was taken over by the Melia hotel group in 2017 and given a stylish makeover in keeping with the group’s brand. A four-star hotel located on the Passeig Maritime, Sitges‘s waterfront promenade, the ME Sitges Terramar boasts stylish rooms with sea views located just minutes away from the city’s vibrant bars and restaurants. As of 2018 the hotel will also offer its own exclusive Beach Club with a bar and restaurant on the beach, in addition to its poolside snack bar and oyster bar.
If you’re looking for historic charm and are not afraid of a little kitsch here and there, the Hotel Medium Romàntic is housed within a striking 19th century Modernist mansion which has retained many of its original features. Rooms are decorated in traditional Spanish style, with dark wood wardrobes and colourful tiled floors. One of its best assets is the leafy outdoor courtyard and garden, which are ideal for relaxing in the shade on a hot summer’s day.
Located just a few kilometres outside Sitges, in the nearby town of Sant Pere de Ribes, the Hotel IBAI Osteria is a stylish countryside boutique hotel with a quality food offering. Inspired by the Italian concept of ‘osteria’ – an informal eatery which offers local fare – the hotel restaurant adheres to the slow-food movement, working with local and seasonal produce. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool in a quiet garden setting, while the bedrooms come furnished with comfortable, Swedish-made beds and wooden floors.
If for you the ultimate luxury is having your own space and privacy, then the Mediterráneo Sitges apartments will provide just that. The residence offers 36 stylish apartments ranging from 60 metres-square to 120 metres-square with equipped kitchens, spacious lounges, and comfortable bedrooms, many of which overlook the beach. The apartments all have access to three private swimming pools and a private garden with sun deck and relaxation area, while the beach is just a three-minute walk from the main entrance.