Barcelona: one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with a lovely year round climate and a heady mixture of culture - spearheaded by Gaudi and Picasso, and fun, Spain's coolest city makes a first rate choice for a buzzy weekend away. And you can make the best of your weekend by staying in one of Barcelona's best guesthouses, as recommended by the Hotel Guru.
Barcelona’s rise in popularity has had an astonishing effect on its hotel industry: in three years the number of rooms in the city has doubled, not only in hotels but also in Barcelona’s best guesthouses. A cheaper alternative to a hotel, a guesthouse could be the perfect base for a long weekend. Here's our pick of Barcelona’s best guesthouses.
MurMuri is a stylish boutique hotel with a good choice of room sizes - some even have large terraces, timeless, but modern decor and a restaurant and lively bar. Or you might try Chic & Basic Born, a magnificent 18th Century mansion converted into a futuristic hotel which is funky, fun and great value considering how well located it is.
The Hotel Constanza is a chic, modern family-run hotel in Barcelona’s cultural hub, with a fabulous roof terrace and bar, and its 46 rooms start from just £77 per night. for an even more reasonable £57 per night you could stay at the very well located Praktik Rambla, with its 43 simple, boldly designed rooms.
The Casa Camper is an eco-friendly boutique style guesthouse with modern, minimalist design and a complimentary 24 hour buffet and gym. It’s also close to everything.
Trendy, eco-friendly design boutique hotel in a fabulous location. Comfortable and minimalist rooms are bold in colour. A 24-hour complimentary buffet and fully-equipped gym are a nice addition. Perfect for all the family to explore the markets, museums, and shopping.
Contemporary and chic, this family-run hotel in Barcelona's cultural hub is perfect to explore the city. Stylish renovated rooms can be small, but are cosy and great value for the prime location. The lively rooftop terrace with bar showcases city views and relaxed vibes.
Magnificent 18th century mansion converted into high-tech futuristic hotel. High ceilings, adjustable LED coloured mood lighting, minimalist decor. Funky and fun. Near museums and boutiques in lively Born district.
Popular and affordable boutique hotel with 43 simple rooms. Chic comfort, authentic local architecture, good central location. Modern library, boldly designed rooms, sunlit terrace.
Interior designed (Kelly Hoppen), stylish boutique hotel with an intimate ambience. Variety of priced rooms with timeless but modern decoration. Some with large private terraces. Restaurant, with lively bar and terrace. Well located for designer shopping and city action, use of pool nextdoor.