This five-star Grand Luxe hotel is housed within a 1920s palace, beautifully preserved on the exterior and with a sophisticated, modern interior. The Hotel Miramar – whose name means ‘sea view’ – is located on the side of Montjuïc hill, overlooking the Mediterranean from a great height, and is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens. You need to get transport to the centre of town and the beach, but the advantage of being outside the city centre is a feeling of peace and quiet that is difficult to find in the busier parts of the city.
The Hotel Miramar, Plaça de Carlos Ibáñez, 3, Barcelona +34 932 81 16 00
An exclusive members’ club, but also a luxury boutique hotel, Soho House Barcelona has fast become one of the coolest places to stay in the city. The hotel overlooks the Marina Port Vell, Barcelona’s central harbour, and is just a short walk away from both the Barceloneta neighbourhood and the Gothic Quarter. The rooms are all decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage furniture and the latest gadgets, while the club house is a popular meeting point for the city’s movers and shakers, and serves a mouthwatering burger.
Soho House Barcelona, Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli, 4, Barcelona +34 932 20 46 00