Hotel Neri

Carrer Sant Sever 5, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain

Just steps from the cathedral, in the heart of the city's old Jewish Quarter, this elegant, upscale, boutique hotel, part of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotel group, marries ancient and avant-garde designs. The two buildings that comprise the Neri are restorations, with elements preserved from 12th-century and 18th-century palaces; the interior spaces are a remarkable mix of historic and minimalist-contemporary. Standard rooms have decor in soft tones and gray and beige, with splashes of color in the artwork on feature walls behind the beds; bathrooms have quartzite stone walls, robes and slippers, Korres toiletries. Breakfast is served in an intimate little room (six tables) off the reception area, or–-season and weather permitting—on the terrace in Plaça Sant Felip Neri, behind the hotel, or on the small rooftop terrace—a lush oasis, bedecked with bougainvillea and hibiscus. The excellent Neri Restaurant (€20) is under the command of chefs Lucia Cudola and Alvaro Merino.


  • central location for exploring the Barri Gòtic
  • standard and deluxe rooms on 1st and 2nd floors can connect, for families
  • child-friendly
  • 24-hour room service


  • noise from adjacent Plaça Sant Filip Neri can be a problem on summer nights (and winter-morning school days)
  • impractical hanging bed lights
  • no spa (but in-room massage and treatment sessions can be booked)


Phones: 93-304–0655


18 rooms, 4 suites
Rate Includes: No meals