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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 619-621, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08007, Spain Fodor's Choice

Occupying a prime position on Barcelona’s Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, a stone’s throw from Gaudí’s modernist buildings on Passeig de Gràcia, this is a boutique-style hotel wrapped up in supreme luxury. Two 18th and 20th century buildings house refined and polished interiors, oozing gilded Art Deco opulence with a sleek contemporary aesthetic curated by local interior design studio Jaime Beriestain. Rooms are bathed in natural light, fully soundproofed and equipped with the latest technology, including a smartphone and tablet that guests can take with them to aid them in exploring the city, and for making complimentary international calls. Marble bathrooms with gold taps and walk-in rain showers add a level of exclusivity; some rooms have large deep soak tubs. The Terrace Suite is worth the extra splurge for its additional living room, and its private wood-decked terrace with seating area, outdoor heater and fabulous views. Downstairs is a spa as well as the buzzy high-ceilinged Línea brasserie, a destination that attracts a well-heeled mix of locals and guests. Sink into deep blue velvet seating and order a cocktail, or feast on chef Sergio Ruiz’ Mediterranean-inspired menu, accompanied by a wide choice of regional wines. Upstairs, there's a huge rooftop terrace with sweeping bird’s-eye views of the city and the perennial La Sagrada Família beyond. A private area for guests features a wading pool and sun loungers.

PROS

  • superb location one block from Passeig de Gràcia
  • unbeatable rooftop views
  • top-quality service

CONS

  • hard on the wallet
  • additional charge for the spa
  • no pets

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New, Service, Views, Family
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 93-018–7000

HOTEL DETAILS

91 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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