Sitges is a pretty, historic, coastal town located just a 30-minute train ride south of Barcelona. It’s crisscrossed by a maze of narrow streets, flanked by whitewashed houses and is filled with an array of galleries, independent boutiques and excellent restaurants. The main beach, Sant Sebastià, is fit for a postcard, framed by palms and the castle-like church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla. It’s also popular with the LGBTQ community, meaning there are plenty of happening bars and clubs to enjoy. So if you plan to visit, here’s our pick of the best hotels in Sitges.
The contemporary and light Hotel Calipolis sits right on the first line before the pretty beachfront in Sitges. It lies within walking distance to many restaurants, galleries, bars and historic areas. It’s housed in a modern, rounded white building made from glass and metal. The ample rooms are decorated in shades of cream, caramel and biscuit, and feature private balconies with sea views and spacious marble bathrooms. A solarium with an outdoor pool, gym, and handful of restaurants and bars complete the picture.
The Hotel La Niña is housed in an elegant, modernista-style building right on the first line of buildings before the beach. It’s close to many restaurants, cafés, bars and shops right in the centre of town. The rooms are more basic than the outside and common areas suggest, but are perfectly comfortable. Some even offer private balconies and sea views. The best part about the hotel though is the chic sky lounge, featuring a small rooftop pool, sun loungers and a cocktail bar.
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This luxurious hotel is located right on the Paseo Marítimo in Sitges. It’s housed in a graceful villa designed by one of Gaudí’s students, Joan Rubió i Bellver. Taking inspiration from Moorish designs, it’s painted in white, beige and yellow and has Arabic-style archways and windows. Inside the hotel oozes luxury and elegance, from the marble lobby filled with glittering chandeliers and caramel leather sofas to the swanky indoor restaurant decked in whites, silvers and greys. As you’d expect the rooms are sleek and stylish offering sea or garden views. As well as standard rooms, there are studios and duplexes on offer. An outdoor pool, terrace and gym top it all off.
This modern beachfront hotel is both hip and stylish, offering everything you need for a great holiday, from a rooftop bar with panoramic views to a luxury spa and a gourmet restaurant. The spacious rooms and suites are gracefully decorated with elegant furniture and dark tones, giving a sense of privacy and indulgence. From here, it’s less than one hundred meters to the main beach.
A huge seafront hotel, located on the promenade, the ME Sitges Terramar is owned by the Melia hotel group and has been recently refurbished in an avant-garde, Mediterranean-chic style. The rooms are sleek and bright and offer spectacular sea views. Restaurants and bars are located just minutes away, but the hotel also boasts its own swimming pool with snack and oyster bar, and an exclusive Beach Club with a bar and restaurant.
The URH Sitges Playa is housed in a classic old fashioned-looking hotel, painted yellow with crimson awnings and rounded balconies. It’s located right on the beachfront, offering stunning sea views from the private balconies of its spacious and elegant rooms. Painted in bold colours of pomegranate, slate or mustard, they are stylish and modern, yet offer an air of old world charm. Enjoy your time here dining at the shabby-chic-style El Indiano restaurant, swimming in the outdoor pool or working out in the gym.
If you’re looking for somewhere that’s comfortable, elegant and great value for money, then the Hotel Medium Renaixença could be just what you’re looking for. It’s located in a sophisticated-looking lemon-yellow townhouse, complete with wrought-iron balconies and white shutters. Inside it’s filled with old-fashioned grace, from the colourful tiles on the floors and walls to the vintage chandeliers and stained glass lamps. The rooms are decorated in the same style as the lobby, and some even offer private balconies. The relaxing interior patio garden is the only amenity, but the beach is just a six-minute walk away and it’s surrounded by many shops, bars and restaurants.