Fodor's Expert Review Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Passeig de Gràcia 38–40, 08007, Spain

A carpeted ramp leading from the elegant Passeig de Gràcia lends this hotel the air of a privileged—and pricey—inner sanctum. Public spaces have Asian touches that reference the Mandarin Oriental group's Eastern origins; the very air is perfumed. Standard guest rooms are light and airy, done in ivory with clean, minimalist lines, with hardwood plank floors and accent carpeting. Extra touches include iPod docks, spare cables for your laptop, and coffeemakers. Suites in the newer wing have huge round bathtubs and towel warmers; guests here have access to a dedicated concierge service. The spectacular "Mimosa" interior garden is the perfect venue for a drink or a light meal. There's a plunge pool on the rooftop terrace and another, larger pool in the spa, which, with its eight ultra-luxurious treatment cabins, is really the jewel in the crown here. The hotel's gourmet restaurant, Moments, is under the direction of superstar chef Carme Ruscalleda, with her son Raül Balam presiding. The rooftop Terrat restaurant serves alfresco delights accompanied by breathtaking views of the city. 


  • outstanding breakfast
  • indoor and rooftop pools
  • exceptional, discreet service


  • lower room categories small for a five-star accommodation
  • Wi-Fi free in rooms only if booked online
  • painfully expensive




Phones: 93-151–8888


120 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals