Primero Primera

Doctor Carulla 25–29, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08017, Spain

The Perez family converted their apartment building on a leafy side street in the quiet, upscale, residential neighborhood of Tres Torres and opened it as an exquisitely designed, homey, boutique hotel in 2011. (Primero primera refers to the flat on the first floor, where the matriarch of the family still lives.) Daughter Nuria Perez and her designer-architect colleagues did an awesome job on the makeover, keeping essential features like the spiral central stairwell and creating a retro-modern ambience that invites you to sink into one of the leather armchairs and relax. Rooms have twin- or king-size beds and ample wardrobes; bathrooms have black-slate floors, stretch-out tubs, and Gilchirst & Soames toiletries. Ask for No. 42, with a balcony and view of the street, or A-6 on the top floor, with access to the rooftop terrace. Two charming patios out front, and a garden in back with a small, kidney-shape wading pool—perfect for kids—complete the ensemble.


  • warm, professional service
  • family-friendly (babysitter available)
  • great value
  • 24-hour free snack bar
  • electric bicycle rentals for guests


  • bit of a distance from downtown


Phones: 93-417–5600


22 rooms, 8 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast