Sitges is a pretty, historic, coastal town around a 40-minute train ride south of Barcelona. It’s crisscrossed by a maze of narrow streets, flanked by whitewashed houses and filled with galleries, independent boutiques and excellent restaurants. The main beach, Sant Sebastià, is fit for a postcard, framed by palm trees and the castle-like church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla. If you plan to visit, here’s our pick of the best hotels in Sitges.
With a curiously ornate, early-20th-century façade overlooking the palm-lined beachfront promenade, the Kalma Sitges Hotel has a plum location. A breezy, contemporary chic interior echoes the sunny, seaside setting, with pine tables and comfy armchairs adding a homely vibe. Sea-view rooms are certainly worth the extra outlay, or head to the rooftop terrace for top vistas, together with a pool and loungers for sand-free sunbathing.
A big upscale resort hotel with a sea-view setting and an abundance of holiday-friendly features – this is what the Meliã chain does best. Here, extensive gardens centre on a decent-size swimming pool, with a separate splash pool for kids, while during the summer months, it rolls out activities for all ages. Most of the bright, modern rooms have views of the Aiguadolç Marina and beach beyond. Upgrade to the Level for all kinds of perks, such as exclusive lounge access and in-room extras.
Aficionados of Catalan modernism will find much to love in this superb example of the movement. An ornate façade, complete with undulating wrought-iron balconies and elegant art nouveau windows, is just the start. Inside, swathes of tiled geometry, floral stained-glass details and a sweeping staircase add to the appeal. Positioned in central Sitges, the hotel is within strolling distance of numerous eateries and nightspots, and Sant Sebastià Beach is less than 10 minutes away on foot.
Look up when you arrive at the Hotel Medium Sitges Park to get a glimpse of its fabulous modernist architecture. The inside, too, is beautifully styled, with crisp white framing numerous 19th-century decorative features. However, it’s the rear that truly wows, with a fabulously exotic fairytale tower set in a huge pooled garden. If you book a tower room, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of cava on arrival. Poolside tapas are popular, but the central location means local eateries are abundant, too.
Designed by two of Barcelona’s top architects, Carlos Ferrater Lambarri and Lucía Ferrater, this smart slice of contemporary architecture stands out on busy Carrer del Pecat in central Sitges. Each of the 10 rooms is an eye-pleasing example of modern minimalism, with 24-hour room service and excellent soundproofing (“Sin Street” is known for its lively nightlife scene). The hotel also has a top restaurant with tapas tasting menus and great people-watching potential.
The contemporary and light Hotel Calipolis sits right by the pretty beach in Sitges, within walking distance of restaurants, galleries, bars and historical areas. It’s housed in a modern, round white building made from glass and metal, while ample rooms feature shades of cream, caramel and biscuit, private balconies with sea views and spacious marble bathrooms. A solarium with an outdoor pool, a gym and a handful of restaurants and bars complete the picture.
This luxurious hotel lies inside a beautiful villa designed by Gaudí collaborator, Joan Rubió i Bellver. Taking inspiration from Moorish design, it has a white, beige and yellow exterior with Arabic-style archways and windows. Inside, the hotel oozes luxury and elegance, from the marble lobby filled with glittering chandeliers to the swanky indoor restaurant decked in whites, silvers and greys. As you’d expect, the rooms (standard, studios or duplexes) are sleek and stylish, offering sea or garden views. An outdoor pool, a terrace and a gym top it off.
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This modern beachfront hotel is both hip and stylish, offering everything you need for a great holiday, including a rooftop bar with panoramic views, 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 100m (328ft) to the main beach.
ME Sitges Terramar has an avant-garde, Mediterranean-chic style. At this huge seafront hotel on the promenade, the rooms are sleek and bright and offer spectacular sea views. Although there are plenty of restaurants and bars just minutes away, you may find the magnetic lure of the Bali-bed flanked swimming pool, ultra-stylish Oyster Bar and wellness centre too strong.
The URH Sitges Playa is a classical yet unfussy-looking hotel, with a pastel yellow exterior with crimson awnings and Juliet-style balconies. Inside, you’ll find rooms painted in pomegranate, slate or mustard; all are stylish and contemporary but with a whiff of old-world charm. If you can, book a suite with sea views, which you can take in from your private balcony. When not in your room, you can enjoy the on-site restaurant’s beachy vibes and casual cuisine, 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, the Hotel Medium Renaixença is an excellent option. It lies inside a lemon-yellow townhouse, with wrought-iron balconies and white shutters. Inside, it’s brimming with old-fashioned grace, from the colourful tiles on the floors and walls to the vintage chandeliers and stained-glass lamps. The rooms have the same style as the lobby, and some even come with private balconies. It has a relaxing interior patio garden, and the beach is just a six-minute walk away.