Fodor's Expert Review ABaC Hotel

Av. Tibidabo 1, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08022, Spain

This classy boutique hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant is located in the environs of Gràcia, at the base of Avenida Tibidado, and provides a complete respite from the bustle of the city—and the busy thoroughfare on which it is placed. And the ABaC Hotel is anything but stuffy. A lush garden and terrace surrounded by ivory-clad walls creates a cool, external space to relax on soft outdoor seating, while spacious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the rooms in natural light, accentuated by neutral beige and white hues, deep velvet throws, rich fabrics and enormous beds dressed in the finest linens. Huge Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, iPads, and rain showers come as standard in every room. Housed within a listed building that dates back to the 19th century, and joined to a minimalist chalet-like glass and wood pavilion box, there’s a subterranean spa with relaxation pool and submerged loungers for watery repose. The hotel houses one of the city’s finest restaurants, headed by Catalonia’s extraordinary culinary genius, Jordi Cruz. Eat the meal of your life (you can choose from two tasting menus “Our Tradition” or “Our Avant-Garde”).

PROS

  • oasis-style rooms, completely soundproofed
  • the best restaurant in town
  • walk through the kitchen whenever you choose

CONS

  • far from the old town and beaches
  • only 15 rooms, so it's easily booked up
  • layout of hotel can be disorientating

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 93-319–6600

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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