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Barcelona, Spain’s gem on the Mediterranean, enchants with iconic Gaudí architecture like Sagrada Familia, lively markets, and vibrant beaches. The Gothic Quarter’s historic charm meets the energetic spirit of La Rambla. Indulge in tapas, explore museums, and immerse yourself in a city where history, culture, and modernity collide in a captivating dance.

Barcelona: Top 10 Places to Stay

Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalonia, is a city that effortlessly blends rich history with a modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Nestled along the north-eastern coast of Spain, Barcelona is renowned for its unique architecture, most notably the iconic Sagrada Familia and the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí, such as Park Güell and Casa Batlló. Beyond its architectural wonders, Barcelona boasts a lively cultural scene, with world-class museums like the Picasso Museum and the Joan Miró Foundation. The city’s historic Gothic Quarter, with its narrow medieval streets and charming plazas, offers a glimpse into its medieval past. Stroll down the famous pedestrian boulevard, La Rambla, where street performers, markets, and outdoor cafes create a bustling atmosphere.

Barcelona’s Mediterranean climate beckons visitors to its golden beaches, while the diverse culinary scene tempts with Catalonian specialties. Indulge in tapas at the bustling Boqueria Market or savour seafood paella in a seaside restaurant. With a dynamic nightlife, a passion for football embodied by FC Barcelona, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Barcelona is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity.

1. Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

Nestled in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, the 19th-century Duquesa de Cardona 4* Sup stands opposite the marina, a mere 600 meters from the bustling Ramblas. Boasting complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel features a rooftop terrace with panoramic city views, two plunge pools, and a bar. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms offer modern amenities, including a flat-screen satellite TV, safety deposit box, and minibar. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at the on-site restaurant, while the summer snack bar serves creative tapas, BBQ dishes, and cocktails. With the famous Sagrada Familia 2.5 km away and Barceloneta Metro Station just 300 meters away, Duquesa de Cardona is a stylish retreat close to popular attractions like the Maremagnum Shopping Centre and Barcelona Aquarium, both within 500 meters.

Room prices from £213pn

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2. ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell

Situated in Barcelona, just 900 meters from Port Olympic, ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell provides private parking and complimentary WiFi. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a children’s playground, and a bar for guests to unwind. A TV is included in the accommodations. The 24-hour front desk ensures convenience, and activities like table tennis are available. Guests can also explore the city with bike rentals offered by the hotel. Picasso Museum is 1.5 km away, while La Seu, Cathedral of Barcelona, is 1.8 km from the property. Barcelona El Prat Airport is the nearest at 15 km from ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell.

Room prices from £84pn

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3. Ohla, Barcelona

This boutique hotel in Barcelona’s historic centre, near Palau de la Música Concert Hall, the Cathedral, and the Ramblas, boasts a rooftop pool. Ohla Barcelona features rooms with contemporary décor, flat-screen TVs, and free WiFi. Bathrobes and slippers adorn the modern bathrooms, while some rooms offer views of the Gothic Quarter. Romain Fornell oversees culinary spaces like Caelis, Vistro49, and La Plassohla, specializing in Catalan cuisine. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the renowned Ohla rooftop bar.

The rooftop pool with a chill-out terrace provides stunning city views, complemented by a gym and wellness area with a sauna. Ohla Barcelona sits 300 meters from Plaza Catalunya Square, with Urquinaona Metro Station just 200 meters away. Passeig de Gracia Avenue and Gaudi’s modernist landmarks are a leisurely 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Room prices from £310pn

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4. Travelodge Barcelona Fira

For those seeking a versatile accommodation option, Travelodge Barcelona Fira is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. With 83 modern and well-appointed rooms, the hotel offers a 24-hour Snack-Bar providing buffet breakfast and light meals. Amenities include vending machines, private paid parking, and facilities accessible for individuals with reduced mobility.

Guests can benefit from free and unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi in common areas, while in-room Wi-Fi is available at an additional cost. Travelodge Barcelona Fira is pet-friendly, ensuring a pleasant experience for both guests and their furry companions.

Setting itself apart with excellent value for money, the hotel is strategically positioned in the La Pedrosa business district, directly opposite the main entrance of Fira Gran Vía Congress Centre. This prime location makes Travelodge Barcelona Fira a top choice for a convenient and comfortable stay.

Room prices from £57pn

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5. Hotel Astoria, Barcelona

Nestled near Barcelona’s Diagonal Avenue, just a brief stroll from Diagonal Metro Station and Paseo de Gracia Avenue, Astoria unveils a rooftop pool with panoramic views and a well-equipped gym. This hotel seamlessly merges original Art Nouveau elements with contemporary amenities. Air-conditioned rooms boast satellite TV, a safe, and minibar, complemented by wooden floors, free Wi-Fi, and modern bathrooms with hairdryers. The on-site restaurant serves authentic Catalan cuisine, with room service as an option. Guests can also enjoy a terrace and bar. Astoria offers convenience with a 24-hour front desk.

Room prices from £99pn

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6. Weflating City Center, Barcelona

Situated in the sophisticated Eixample district of central Barcelona, these chic apartments and rooms are a mere 350 meters from the renowned Passeig de Gracia Boulevard and Metro Station. Featuring a plasma TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, the air-conditioned Weflating City Center accommodations are spacious and luminous, offering two or three bedrooms. The modern kitchen is equipped with a washing machine, oven, and dishwasher.

Within a 5-minute walk, guests can find numerous bars, restaurants, and shops, while the city’s prominent landmarks are easily accessible on foot. Gaudi’s La Pedrera and La Rambla are a brief 10-minute stroll away, and the Barceloneta area, with its beach, is a convenient 10-minute metro ride. Direct buses to El Prat Airport depart from outside El Corte Ingles department store on Plaza Catalunya Square, just 600 meters away. Various buses, trains, and metros also operate from this central transportation hub.

Room prices from £94pn

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7. Boutique Hotel H10 Montcada, Barcelona

Perched above Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and offering mesmerizing views of the sea, Boutique Hotel H10 Montcada is a haven of modern elegance. The air-conditioned rooms, adorned with parquet floors and flooded with natural light, provide a comfortable retreat. Each room features a minibar, complimentary safe, and a flat-screen TV with international satellite channels, ensuring a delightful stay.

Indulge in the hotel’s stylish restaurant, where a daily buffet breakfast awaits, or unwind at the Sunset Bar on the rooftop terrace. For added convenience, room service is at your disposal. The attentive staff at the 24-hour reception goes the extra mile, assisting with ticket bookings for guided tours, live shows, and various events. Guests can also arrange bicycle and car rentals for exploring the vibrant city.

Strategically situated within walking distance of Barcelona’s main attractions such as the Cathedral, the Ramblas, and the Picasso Museum, Boutique Hotel H10 Montcada caters to both leisure and business travelers. Additionally, the hotel is a mere 3-minute walk from the Palau de la Música Catalana, a stunning Modernist auditorium designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plaza Catalunya, where airport buses depart, is conveniently located just 5 minutes away on foot, ensuring seamless connectivity to and from the city. Whether immersing in cultural landmarks or enjoying the panoramic rooftop retreat, this boutique gem offers an unforgettable Barcelona experience.

Room prices from £121pn

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8. Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Renowned as the Gay-xample, the vicinity surrounding Hotel Axel Barcelona buzzes with a vibrant gay scene. The hotel’s staff is well-versed in the local gay community, and Axel Hotel embraces a hetero-friendly atmosphere. This design hotel, offering free Wi-Fi throughout, is conveniently situated near the exclusive boutiques of Passeig de Gràcia. The Axel Hotel’s 500m² Spa Centre boasts a hydromassage pool and saunas, while the contemporary rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs.

Elevating the experience, Axel’s Sky Bar showcases a sizable swimming pool, a terrace with a hot tub, and a cocktail bar. The venue hosts lively parties, engaging art exhibitions, and captivating shows. Strategically positioned, Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa provides easy access to iconic landmarks such as the Ramblas, the Picasso Museum, and the Gothic Quarter. Housed in a charming 19th-century building, the hotel seamlessly blends modern luxury with historical allure.

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9. Andante Hotel, Barcelona

Centrally positioned just 350 meters from Drassanes Metro Station and La Rambla, Andante Hotel offers a small rooftop pool with stunning views of Barcelona. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi and a gym for guests. Modern, air-conditioned rooms boast parquet floors, a laptop safe, and a flat-screen satellite TV. The bathrooms feature a full-length mirror and a high-powered hairdryer.

Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with show cooking, and gluten-free options are available upon request. The hotel also offers a self-service area with a microwave, vending machines for drinks, sandwiches, and snacks, as well as a spacious terrace. For added convenience, the tour desk can assist with car rentals, and a private shuttle service to and from Barcelona El Prat Airport is available upon prior request for an extra charge. The hotel offers a luggage storage room, and guests can access a laundry and ironing service.

Room prices from £96pn

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10. Hotel España Ramblas, Barcelona

Located in a 19th-century building at the heart of Barcelona, Hotel España is a stone’s throw away from the Ramblas, Liceu Theatre, and Boqueria Market. Renowned chef Martín Berasategui oversees the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant. Enjoy complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the property.

The stylish rooms, adorned with modern elegance, feature a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and contemporary bathrooms. Indulge in a variety of drinks and cocktails at the rooftop terrace bar, AlAire, which also houses a small swimming pool.

Liceu Metro Station is conveniently situated just 100 meters away, providing easy access to the Gothic Quarter, reachable in less than a 5-minute stroll. Hotel España seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary comforts.

Room prices from £185pn

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