The Best Hotels In Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, Spain
For those looking to experience the breath-taking beauty of Barcelona’s old town, the Gothic Quarter is the perfect place to stay. In and amongst the narrow streets and historic monuments, you will find some of the city’s best hotels, with everything from chic modern hang-outs to charming boutique hotels. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the seven absolute best places to stay in the area.
Located just off the Via Laetana, in the heart of the city centre, the Ohla Hotel is a modern boutique hotel located in the former palace of one of the Counts of Barcelona. This five-star hotel has been elegantly renovated and stylishly decorated, offering guests the luxury of a modern hotel surrounded in a historic setting. Guests are a minute away from major sites including the Cathedral, the modernist Palau de la Música and the major shopping street Portal de l’Angel.
This charming boutique hotel is located in the magical square Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, alongside the Gothic Cathedral and adjacent buildings. Guests at the Hotel Neri find themselves at the very heart of one of the most historic areas of the town, surrounded by the old Jewish quarter known as El Call. The hotel is housed in a former Medieval palace and maintains all of its original charm while boasting elegantly furnished bedrooms with all the modern conveniences.
This luxury hotel is set against the enchanting streets of the Gothic Quarter while being just a minute away from the waterfront of the old port area known as Port Vell. Unique in Barcelona, the Hotel Serras boasts a large rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a drink or relax in the infinity pool. The restaurant is run by local Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons who offers modern interpretations of French and Catalan classics, perfectly in keeping with the spirit of the city itself.
Situated on the waterfront of the old Port Vell, the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona is a stylish boutique hotel offering guests superb views of the harbour. The cocktail bar on the terrace is the perfect place to relax at the end of a busy day and soak up the last of the sunshine. The décor is a blend of original period features dating to the former palace renovation in the 19th Century, and subtle touches of modernity for comfort and style.
This stylish three star hotel is located on the Via Laetana, just a minute away from the harbour, and offers comfortable, stylish rooms at more affordable rates than its four and five star competitors. The décor at the H10 Montcada is reminiscient of yonder-day travel, with cozy leather armchairs and touches of wood, bronze and crystal along the way. The rooms are comfortable and elegantly decorated in keeping with the hotel. Enjoy stunning views of the city from the privileged roof terrace.
Located on one of the most famous squares in Barcelona, the Hotel DO Plaça Reial is a five star boutique hotel with a an elegant interior carefully crafted by local designer Lázaro Rosa Violán. The hotel prides itself on its quality gastronomic experience, inspired by the fantastic local food markets. There are two terraces available to guests, either amongst the arches on the square or from the rooftop with great views of the city’s skyline.
This superior four star luxury hotel is a former 18th Century palace which has been superbly restored so as to preserve the charm and beauty of its original features such as red brick walls and wooden floors, as well as featuring original artwork on loan from a private collector. The Aparthotel Arai comes fully equipped with a sauna, Jacuzzi and gym room as well as outdoor terraces and a solarium. Each of the 32 rooms comes elegantly furnished with unique pieces which reflect the hotels’ style and charm.