There’s no shortage of places to stay in Barcelona but these fabulous boutique hotels really stand out from the rest.
These boutique Barcelona hotels have been hand-picked for their unique design, original architecture and cool features. Here’s your Culture Trip guide to the coolest boutique hotels in Barcelona.
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Hotel Brummell | Courtesy of Hotel Brummell/Expedia
The Hotel Brummell has the almost unique advantage of being one of the only boutique hotels in Barcelona’s up-and-coming Poble Sec neighbourhood. Surrounded by some of the city’s most on-trend eateries, such as Mano Rota and Casa Xica, the Hotel Brummell is also ideal for exploring the nearby sights of Montjuïc. There’s an outdoor dip pool on the roof and the team from Trópico Kitchen serve an exotic brunch menu on the shady interior courtyard. The rooms are all stylish and unique, with the hotel feeling like something of an urban oasis.
If it’s romance you’re after, you can hardly beat the old-fashioned charm of the Hotel Neri. The only hotel in Barcelona to be part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux guide, the Hotel Neri is understated luxury. Located on a historic square in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, the hotel occupies the walls of a Medieval palace and has preserved old stone walls and intimate inner courtyards. The rooms are contrastingly modern with stylish furniture, original artwork and crisp white linens.
Located in the upper streets of the ever trendy Gràcia neighbourhood, Pol & Grace is a cute boutique hotel designed with couples in mind. Each of the bedrooms has its own style and theme, with select furniture and personal touches that will leave you feeling right at home. The staff are friendly and resourceful, full of tips for discovering Barcelona and exploring their favourite neighbourhood spots.
Hotel Pulitzer | Courtesy of Hotel Pulitzer/Expedia
The Hotel Pulitzer is centrally located, just metres from the Plaça Catalunya, yet has all the charm of a small, independent boutique hotel. The stylish interiors and comfortable bedrooms are all elegantly furnished to feel cosmopolitan and contemporary. At weekends, the rooftop terrace transforms into a hip lounge, soundtracked by music from local DJs. The hotel staff are full of ideas for seeing another side to the city, and are more than happy to help with restaurant recommendations and reservations.
The Casa Bonay was clearly designed with hip, travel-savvy millennials in mind. A 19th-century mansion given a fresh makeover, the hotel combines striking original features (like the psychedelic patterned tiles) and an edgy, urban feel. The hotel has teamed up with local foodie businesses, Satan’s Coffee Corner and Mother smoothies to offer guests a taste of what the local food bloggers like to rave about. Location-wise, you’re within walking distance of the Plaça Catalunya, the Passeig de Gràcia and the Sagrada Família.
The Barcelona outpost of the hip, international Soho House group is housed in a stunningly-renovated mansion located across from the Port Vell harbour. With interiors by top Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, the hotel oozes contemporary luxury. The rooms are furnished with plush velvet armchairs, vintage trinkets and dangerously comfortable beds, plus you’ll find a selection of Cowshed toiletries to enjoy in the walk-in showers. Be sure to check out the buzzing Club House for a cocktail, open to hotel guests and club members only.
If the words ‘adults only’ sound like music to your ears then The Wittmore is your kind of place. A sophisticated place, The Wittmore strikes the right balance between elegant and edgy. The rooms come with Marshall speakers and select toiletries, as well as the kind of furniture you wouldn’t want children climbing on. A large, vertical garden extends upwards from the peaceful indoor patio where guests can grab a night-cap. While the rooftop sun-deck offers charming vistas of the harbour and surrounding Gothic Quarter.