Hotel Claris Grand Luxe Barcelona

Carrer Pau Claris 150, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08009, Spain

Acclaimed as one of Barcelona's best hotels, the Claris is an icon of design and tradition and connoisseurship. The lobby tells the tale: long curved sectional sofas and ottomans in rich brown leather, set here and there by a Japanese water garden, the different spaces defined by 4th-century Roman statuary and mosaics from the owner's remarkable collection of classical and Asian antiquities. Every guest room has a different decor, some with restored 18th-century English furniture, some with contemporary furnishings from Barcelona's playful legion of designers, and each with an accent piece or two from the ancient world. (Spend a fraction more, and book one of the wonderful duplex semisuites—especially No. 204.) Junior suites have stone sinks, Jacuzzi baths, and showers with huge cascade fixtures. The rooftop terrace has a first-rate restaurant, La Terraza, and a decent-size pool.

PROS

  • central location for shopping and Moderniste sightseeing
  • 24-hour concierge and room service
  • guests can book the hotel's own limo to/from the airport or the cruise dock

CONS

  • basic ("Superior") rooms a bit small for the price, decor could be less opulent, more open
  • rooftop terrance noise at night can reach down into sixth-floor rooms
  • capacity bookings can sometimes overwhelm the staff

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 93-487–6262

HOTEL DETAILS

80 rooms, 44 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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