Spanning from the Sagrada Familia to the foothills of the Montjuïc, Eixample is Barcelona’s largest district and is home to some of its most iconic modernist masterpieces. With size comes choice and in terms of places to stay Eixample is home to everything from pet-friendly villas to designer suites and Michelin-starred hotel restaurants. Here’s our pick of the best boutique hotels in up-market Eixample – bookable on Culture Trip.
This stylish boutique hotel in Eixample will leave you feeling right at home in the center of Barcelona, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Plaça Catalunya and the Rambla. An oasis of peace in an otherwise hectic part of town, the Pulitzer Hotel is a stylish, modern hotel that prides itself on its tailor-made services and resourceful staff that know all the best recommendations in town. And for those who like music, their famous rooftop terrace hosts live DJs every weekend which attract the local in-crowd.
One of the hottest newcomers in Barcelona, Casa Bonay opened its doors in 2015 and is fast establishing itself as one of the trendiest places in the city. Eager to attract hip locals as well as travelers, the hotel has partnered with some of the most loved names on the local foodie scene such as Satan’s Cofee Corner or Mother Juices, as well as having its own gourmet restaurant. This elegantly restored period building combines the splendor of classic Catalan architecture with a stylish modern edge.
This chic 3-star hotel is located just off the iconic Passeig de Gracià – home to the city’s best designer shops – and is the perfect pied-à-terre for anyone looking to do some serious window-shopping. The rooms at Hotel Actual are simple yet stylish, providing all the modern conveniences you would expect with designer touches giving a sleek overall appearance, with views over the Passeig de Gracià or famous Gaudí monument La Pedrera.
Looking for the comfort and luxury of a top-end hotel in Eixample with the convenience and homey feel of an apartment? Look no further than El Palauet – meaning ‘little palace’ in Catalan – with its spacious four-person suites, tastefully designed and with all the modern conveniences you could dream of (including high-tech Japanese toilets). The rooftop terrace and bar offer one of the best panoramic views of the city and staff are on hand 24 hours a day if you need them.
Located in the far corner of Eixample, on the edge of stylish Sant Antoni, this designer 4-star hotel is the personal project of owners Katja and Antoine who have strived to create a space for both locals and travelers. The popular Zinc Bar hosts live music throughout the week and serve a modern bistro cuisine inspired by the markets. The rooms at Villa Emilia ooze style and elegance as the furniture appears to have been handpicked for each guest – that even includes your little furry friends, seeing as the hotel has a ‘pet-friendly’ policy and can provide pet beds on request.
This carefully restored 1920s apartment building has been converted into a precious boutique hotel where gastronomy and art take center stage. Born of the owner Maria’s desire to offer guests the warm welcome and personal touches you can expect in a B&B, with the functionality of a modern hotel. The layout of Ca La Maria Hotel stays true to the original building’s layout, with large communal spaces in which guests are made to feel right at home, along with cosy rooms seamlessly blending the old and the new.
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