Hotel room home
There is a wide range of three-star hotels in Barcelona, offering a variety of amenities including swimming-pools, city views and restaurants.
Nou de la Rambla 12, Tel. 93 317 9032, www.hotelgaudibarcelona.com, Raval. Double room per night: €107-€140.
Amenities include a small gym, restaurant and café. Several of the rooms offer balcony views of the Mediterranean Sea and Palau Güell, the uniquely Gaudí creation. Breakfast is included in the room rates.
Passage Sant Antoni Abat 10, Tel. 93 325 1205, www.markethotel.com.es, Raval. Double room per night: €97-€140
Dark wood and graphic prints in black and red complete the contemporary theme of Market Hotel. Breakfast is included in the room rates. Chic restaurant offers Catalan cuisine and rice specialties.
Gran Via 543-545, Tel. 93 552 9610, www.nnhotels.com, Centre. Double room per night: €112-€160
With a name like SoHo, one might expect cold and sleek New York styling. But this is arguably better than Manhattan with its plunge pool and cocktail bar on the hotel roof, in addition to a crystal-like lobby achieved with multiple glass sculptures.
Gran Via 389-391, Tel. 93 552 9500, www.b-hotel.com, Centre. Double room per night: €81-€185
Accommodating location next to Plaça Espanya and Sants Estació, a metro and bus station that gives visitors access to the entire city. The minimalist design with a focus on earth tones has a calming effect while other facilities include a bar, wine cellar, terrace pool, and breakfast offerings like fresh pastries and fruit juices.
Pelai 3, Tel. 93 552 9696, www.hoteljazz.com, Centre. Double per night: €91-€166
Tucked snugly between Passeig de Gràcia and Plaça Catalunya, the modern décor of the lobby and rooms is extended to the outdoor swimming pool and bar located on the roof. La Rambla is also only a brief walk away.
Mallorca 216, Tel. 93 451 1914, www.derbyhotels.com, Eixample. Double per night: €80-€135
The special attraction in this modern hotel built in 1990 is the outdoor pool set amongst a landscaped garden to provide the feeling of an oasis in the middle of the city. A restaurant specialising in seasonal cuisine and a bar are also available. Centrally located with Passeig de Gràcia and La Sagrada Familia within easy walking distance.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 574, Tel. 93 453 0200, www.hotel-caledonian.com, Centre. Double room per night: €85-€157
Near Plaça Catalunya, so the city’s theatres, shops, and museums are all close at hand. A breakfast buffet is available at a 50 percent discount for hotel guests. Standard rooms with generous marble bathrooms.
Pelai 14, Tel. 93 505 1100, www.hotel-inglaterra.com, Centre. Double room per night: €99-€189
Wrought iron balconies and beige décor with a slight Asian influence welcomes guests looking for a boutique hotel a block from Plaza Catalunya. A Mediterranenan restaurant also houses the buffet breakfast (included in the rates), and a terrace is open for sunning and cocktails.
Ramblas 45, www.husaoriente.barcelonahotels.it, Centre. Double room per night: €109-€256
A restructured 17th-century convent in the middle of Las Ramblas. Ornate design and décor can be found in the lobby and cafeteria, while the actual rooms are understated and simple. Infant cradles are available upon request.
Gran Via 642, Tel. 93 318 1900, www.hotelgranvia.com, Centre. Double room per night: €80-€150
Built in 1870 as a commission for a wealthy family, and a hotel since 1935, the Art Nouveau of the elegant grand staircase and arching ceilings of stained glass are impressive. Each of the 53 rooms is unique, but all have sleek modern amenities.