Where to stay In Barcelona:
It’s always worth booking ahead when visiting Barcelona as the city can be packed with both tourists and commercial visitors. There’s a wide choice on offer and it’s worth checking for the best city break deals. Below is a selection ranging from the more affordable to sheer luxury.
Barcelona Hotels, Bed & Breakfast:
If you are looking for a good quality bed & breakfast, try “Ally’s Bed&Breakfast” is located in the center of the city, just steps away from the main business and shopping streets Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia with many attractions such as the Sagrada Familia, Plaza Catalonia, Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló are all within walking distance.
Alternatively, Barcino 147 is located in the heart of the city, it’s a spacious apartment that’s been renovated and furnished with local art and antiques. The proprietor is a Spanish artist and art collector and is an excellent resource for information.
Barcelona Moderate Hotels:
- Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 9-11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 935 50 00 00
Designed by Modernista school leader, Domenèch i Muntaner, and used by Salvador Dalí, the 4-star España is close to Las Ramblas. It has 90 rooms and a splendid Catalan dining room. One of the few central hotels with parking.
- Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 34, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 02 31 38
In a narrow street near the Liceu opera house, this is another Modernista gem. Architectural detail includes Moorish arches in the dining rooms and a grand interior balcony.
- Address: Rambla dels Caputxins, 45, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 02 25 58
On the Ramblas, the three-star Oriente is one of Barcelona’s original ‘grand’ hotels. Built on the site of a monastery, the 142-rooms have welcomed Maria Callas, Toscanini and Errol Flynn. The dining room and lounge are reminders of its heyday.
- Address: Carrer de Valldonzella, 5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 18 21 82
Near the Ramblas, this is all fifties rural Spain inside with a massive breakfast room and an attractive rear patio. Some rooms are small but others feature terraces.
Barcelona Business Hotels:
- Address: Plaça d’Espanya, 6-8, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 934 26 26 00
This friendly 4-star 19th-century hotel in the city center is decorated in seasonal themes. There are 46 rooms and breakfasts are splendid.
- Address: Av. de Rius i Taulet, 1, 3, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 934 26 22 23
On a quiet street, the four-star Fira Palace is modern with elegant rooms and marble bathrooms. Eat at the restaurant El Mall or the Piano Bar for snacks. There’s also a pool.
- Address: Plaça de Pius XII, 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 935 08 10 50
The five-star hotel on Avenida Diagonal is the largest hotel conference venue in Barcelona. It has spacious bedrooms, a terrace restaurant, an indoor pool, and a health club.
Barcelona Luxury Hotels:
- Address: Carrer de la Marina, 19, 21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 932 21 10 00
This award-winning hotel of 44 floors has a beach location and all 483 rooms have sea views. Works by Spanish artists feature in public areas. Good restaurants and a fitness club.
El Palace Barcelona: (The Old Ritz Barcelona)
- Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 935 10 11 30
A by-word for glamour since 1919 with huge chandeliers, opulent fabrics, and marble bathrooms. The Scotch Bar Parilla is ideal before dinner in the Restaurant Diana or the interior garden.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 668: Tel: (93) 318 5200. Fax: (93) 318 0148 www.ritzbcn.com
- Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 64 40 40
On Avenida Diagonal this five-star hotel has 375 rooms. The 37 luxury suites have panoramic views. A patio restaurant has palm trees and there are a health club and pools.