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“An iconic 1920s hotel set in the heart of the city near Passeig de Gràcia. Interiors are elegant and classic with chandeliers, original paintings, and high ceilings. With several dining options and a luxury spa - this is a spoiling city stay.”

“An iconic 1920s hotel set in the heart of the city near Passeig de Gràcia. Interiors are elegant and classic with chandeliers, original paintings, and high ceilings. With several dining options and a luxury spa - this is a spoiling city stay.”

Hotel Review

From the moment the liveried doorman greets you and you enter the stately marbled lobby of this imposing hotel, you’re transported to an old-style opulence so seldom seen today. Centrally located in the vibrant Eixample neighbourhood, it is just a couple of blocks from the Gothic Quarter. Past guests have included everyone from Miro and Madonna to McCartney - and that’s just some of the ‘M’’s. The huge great hall, with its Versailles-style ornate furniture, huge drapes and swirling carpets, attests to the hotel’s origins as a Ritz in 1919. The dark and atmospheric basement speakeasy, Amar restaurant headed by former El Bulli Head Chef Rafa Zafra, and sprawling roof terrace and pool are further thrills. Staying is certainly a rare and luxurious treat, but not for those craving modernity or for being bang on trend.

 

Written by Ben West

Recommended For

  • Families
  • Connecting rooms, a fun kids' welcome pack, and a generous policy of under-11s stay for free make this ideal for families
  • 5* Luxury
  • With fine dining, a luxury spa, grand interiors, and attentive service - this is a spoiling stay
  • Local markets
  • Sample the city's local produce at the bustling Boqueria Market
  • Designer Shopping
  • Find Barcelona's most upmarket stores lining Passeig de Gràcia
  • Museums
  • Make a stop at the impressive Picasso Museum
  • Romantic Break
  • City Style
  • Honeymoons
  • Sights nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Executive chef Jesus Caballero has trained with some of the finest Michelin starred chefs
  • Spa
  • The Mayan Luxury Spa offers sounds, rituals and traditional Mayan treatments
  • Wedding license
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Artworks
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Conference facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Traditional
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Downtown

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Executive chef Jesus Caballero has trained with some of the finest Michelin starred chefs
  • Spa
  • The Mayan Luxury Spa offers sounds, rituals and traditional Mayan treatments
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Airport transfer
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Shops
  • Parking
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • Good wine list
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Conference facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business Centre

Activities

  • Local markets
  • Sample the city's local produce at the bustling Boqueria Market
  • Designer Shopping
  • Find Barcelona's most upmarket stores lining Passeig de Gràcia
  • Museums
  • Make a stop at the impressive Picasso Museum
  • Theatre
  • Book an evening at the grand Tivoli Theatre
  • Sights nearby

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120 rooms from £272 per night

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