Banys Orientals

Argenteria 37, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003, Spain

Despite its name, the "Oriental Baths" has, for the moment, no spa, but what it does have is chic high-contrast design, with dark stained wood and crisp white bedding, and strategic location at a reasonable price. Elegant touches include queen-size four-poster beds, double-glazed tall French windows, Rituals toiletries. The rooms themselves are on the small side, but shower stalls are truly ample. Carrer Argenteria gets little vehicle traffic, but is one of the city's liveliest pedestrian arteries; rooms overlooking the street can be noisy. Just steps from Santa Maria del Mar, the port, the Picasso Museum and the Born area, this hotel is a good base camp for exploring the Ciutat Vella's finest treasures. The popular Senyor Parellada restaurant, under the same ownerships, is next door–-and doubles in the morning as the breakfast room (full buffet) for the hotel guests.


  • central location
  • tasteful design
  • good value


  • rooms are on the small side
  • no pets
  • no room service
  • no terrace


Phones: 93-268–8460


43 rooms, 13 suites
Rate Includes: No meals