Sansi Pedralbes

Av. Pearson 1–3, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08034, Spain

A contemporary polished-marble-and-black-glass box, with Japanese overtones, a stone's throw from the gardens of the Monestir de Pedralbes, this hotel may be a bit removed from the action downtown, but there's a stop on the Bus Turistic just across the street, and the views up into the Collserola Hills above Barcelona are splendid. Rooms are well outfitted with plasma-screen TVs and copious amounts of blond wood. From here, it's a 15-minute climb to Carretera de les Aigües, Barcelona's best running track, across the side of the mountain behind the city, and the air in this part of town can be a welcome relief. The Sansi gets more executive travelers than tourists (two of Europe's major graduate schools of business administration are right nearby), so the staff runs a tight ship.


  • small and intimate
  • spot-on, friendly service
  • quiet area, near the Güell Pavilions


  • the nearest subway stations are 15 to 20 minutes away on foot
  • no pets
  • pricy breakfast


Phones: 93-206–3880


48 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: No meals