The Top 7 Boutique Hotels in Barcelona for 2018
The concept of “boutique hotels” was born in 1984, and recently they have become very popular. But first, let’s clear up.
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What is a boutique hotel?
It is usually a small hotel, with little accommodation capacity and a personalized service that creates a unique experience for the traveler.
The Boutique Hotel architecture is original and eclectic and seeks to differentiate itself from the large hotel chains. The boutique hotels are usually located in buildings with great patrimonial or architectural value, being equipped with all the comforts and luxury services, as well as with a modern and technological infrastructure. They are very welcoming, and they always prioritize privacy, services, attention, and luxury over anything else.
In Barcelona, there are several hotels created and/or adapted to this concept. The unique architecture of Barcelona and its historic buildings are the perfect places to host this kind of businesses. In all the different districts of Barcelona, you can find boutique hotels that will make your visit to the Mediterranean city an unforgettable adventure.
Here you have the top 7 boutique hotels in Barcelona:
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Hotel the Serras Barcelona
Where is it? Carrer de la Plata 4, Barcelona
Located in the Gothic district, this majestic boutique hotel in Barcelona has a unique and modern decoration, which gives it a great personality. Their rooms are sunny, comfortable and have great views of the Port Vell, the sea and different areas of this populous neighborhood. There are a pool and a bar in their terrace, perfect for a cocktail and a little dive during the fresh Barcelona nights. The restaurant is hosted by Marc Gascons, reputed chef and owner of a restaurant with one Michelin Star qualification. It´s the perfect choice for short weekend trips, business trips and luxury holidays.
Where is it? Calle Pau Claris 145, Barcelona
For a hotel is very important to be in a good location, and the Barcelona B&B really covers this angle. Located in the center of the Eixample district, very close to the Paseo de Gracia, this luxurious yet cozy hotel is in the top of our list for a simple reason: it´s the ideal hotel for those who want it all. Staying in the B&B Hotel means that you are close to the shopping areas, to monuments such as La Pedrera or the Casa Batlló, to the Plaza Catalunya, the notorious nightclubs, and so many more landmarks. The rooms of the hotel are fully equipped: central heating, flat TV, Wi-Fi and everything you might need during your stay in this great boutique hotel in Barcelona.
Hotel Neri Relais y Chateaux
Where is it? Calle Sant Sever 5, Barcelona
A lovely cozy hotel with only 22 rooms built in a 17th-century palace? Yes, and its name is Hotel Neri Relais Chateaux. With its style and decoration, this five-star hotel is a unique place for your staying in Barcelona. Its luxurious features and exclusive location in the Sant Felip Neri Square will make you feel like you were living in the medieval Barcelona. Its position in the center of the gothic district will be very helpful to you for visiting it and enjoying the history and architecture of this interesting neighborhood.
Ohla Boutique Hotel
Where is it? Carrer de Còrsega 289, Barcelona
The Ohla Hotel combines the luxury of its singular location, the palace of the first Barcelona Count, with the commodities of a five-star boutique hotel. Its centrical location makes it the perfect choice for those who want to shop, tour the city and have a great time in one of the most eclectic areas of the Mediterranean city. Don´t miss the neoclassical facade, a work of the artist Frederic Amat. Its distinguishing mark are the personalized service, the gourmet gastronomy, and its artistic architecture.
Where is it? Nou de la Rambla 174, Barcelona
Barcelona is chaotic, urban, noisy, trendy and full of people. That´s why Brummel was conceived as an oasis, explains Christian Schallert, the founder, who wanted to create an intimate, calmed and imaginative space located in the middle of the city. Brummell invites its guests to taste their delicious food, relax on the sauna and walk around this historic building which still has its 1870 original façade. Inma Rábano was the architect entrusted with the task of reforming the premises, adapting it to the 21st century while preserving its personality. Her inspiration came from several trips she made to countries like Sri Lanka and styles like the tropical modernism, which transform the Brummel into a unique Barcelona boutique hotel.
Hotel Villa Emilia
Where is it? Calabria 115, Barcelona
Who is Emilia? That´s the question every visitor asks when they arrive to this beautiful boutique hotel. Katja and Antoine, the owners, explain that Emilia was Katja´s grandmother, who used to live in the building with her husband, a renowned carpenter. The building passed through generations until Katja and Antoine decided to carry out their dream project: a boutique hotel. Their love and vision can be appreciated in any corner, to the point that they define the place as an “auteur hotel”. They do their best to provide a unique experience to their visitors. In the bar, they arrange piano concerts every night, and they cook barbecues on their awesome terrace on Thursdays. They even have 5 o´clock tea ready for you every day!
Where is it? Mallorca 271, Barcelona
This worldly and sophisticated hotel is only 5-minute away from Passeig de Gràcia and Gaudi’s Casa Milà and 1.5 km from the Sagrada Familia. The hotel takes pride in their modern features since all the rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Their high standing rooms offer great views and lots of luxurious and exclusive commodities. You can enjoy your stay not only in your room but on their elegant restaurant, their café bar, and a garden terrace. They even have a spa area with an indoor pool and a gym.
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