At a Glance
- walking distance from nearly everything—Picasso, Palau de la Música, Santa Maria del Mar, La Rambla
- pleasant rooftop terrace and solarium
- no restaurant, bar, pool or room service
- neighborhood can seem sketchy at night
A sweet hideaway in a slightly scruffy neighborhood between the Santa Caterina market and the Picasso Museum, the Bòria has clean lines and design details which make it a welcome addition to the boutique hotel scene in Barcelona—and a boon for families. The lobby is elegantly done in modern white lacquer, glass, chrome, and tall built-in bookshelves; rooms have warm wooden floors, beamed ceilings, and whitewashed walls. The Bòria is geared up for residential living; apart from the two standard doubles, all the units have en suite kitchens with electric stovetop burners, a microwave, and a full-sized fridge.