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Barcelona moves, with new exceptional hotel openings almost every month. A great competition has improved the quality and services, obliging older hotels to make drastic changes and renovations.
Design hotels, bars and restaurants, fitness centers, lovely terraces, impeccable personnel, makes Barcelona hotels a unique city with a high European standing.
We would like to recommend you our favorites. The ones we really believe will make your Barcelona visit a total success. From luxury to 2 star hotels, we recommend for all budgets.

Recommended 5 stars

We have more than 25, 5 star hotels in Barcelona. All 5 stars have high quality standards, services and surroundings. Nevertheless we have selected these one’s because we want to send our visitors to unique and beautiful Palaces, perfectly located with that little more that makes all the difference. We are sure that you are going to enjoy your stay if choosing among this list of recommended 5 stars hotels.

  • Mercer Hotel Barcelona

    Mercer Hotel Barcelona ★★★★★

    Calm and voluptuousness!

    Some fragments of the old Roman wall of Barcelona, ​​the freshness of a green indoor garden, some beautiful objects and works of art, decoration ultra-design. Mercer is the five-star that will not leave you indifferent. Everything is bright and cozy, free from the perpetual excitement of the city and yet in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. You are only 10 minutes from Las Ramblas. An unforgettable rooftop pool terrace!

    Dels Lledo, 7, 08003, Barcelona
  • Hotel DO Plaça Reial G.L.

    Hotel DO Plaça Reial G.L. ★★★★★

    Ultra chic, ultra warm and contemporary

    In the heart of Barcelona Hotel DO Plaça Reial has been renovated lately by famous architect Oriol Bohigas and by interiors designer Lázaro Rosa Violán. Ultra chic, ultra warm and contemporary this place will also please epicureans with gastronomic Mediterranean cuisine restaurants. Just DO it!

    Plaça Reial, 1 , 08001, Barcelona
  • El Palauet Living Barcelona

    El Palauet Living Barcelona ★★

    Only 6 suites and personal assistant

    In a modernist building located in Paseo de Gracias, El Palauet living Barcelona offers only 6 suites of up to 4 persons. A modernist atmosphere with great taste an a contemporary design signed by great names such as Charles Earnes, Platner, Jacobsen, Mies Van der Rohe… Unique services: sauna, solarium, chill our area and a private spa on the roof. The special of the house: a personal assistant for a wide range of a la carte services that will organize your stay and visit of our city.
    We are not far from paradise!

    Passeig de Gràcia, 113, 08008, Barcelona
  • El Palace Barcelona

    El Palace Barcelona ★★★★★

    Grand Luxe hotel

    Rococo, baroque the Hotel Palace is a “figura” among the luxury hotels in Barcelona. Fine tapestries and thick fitted carpets, atmosphere is refined coming very close to the perfection and the calmness. Staff is just superb and food exceptional. You are next to most beautiful shops. The history of Barcelona and The Hotel Palace go hand in hand. Salvador Dali required a room for the statue of its horse "You are not obliged to do so" The Hotel Palace is close to the lively Ramblas. Visit "Caelis" the 1 Michelin star restaurant to discover the last carta of the young and talented Chef Romain Fornell!

    Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010, Barcelona
  • Ohla Barcelona

    Ohla Barcelona ★★★★★

    Surprising five star

    Ohla Hotel in a surprising five star hotel located in the very centre of Barcelona on the site of the former Palace of the first Count of Barcelona. Today an avant-garde interior design hotel that contrasts a lot with its neoclassic façade. We love its terrace with swimming pool that offers one of the most beautiful aerial view of the city...

    Via Laietana, 49, 08003, Barcelona

Recommended 4 stars

All centrally located, with astonishing design and arty ambiance:  we have limited this selection of 4 star hotels in Barcelona to the ones we really believe can be recommended for its outstanding price / quality ratio with central location, easiness for visiting the city and high quality services!

    CASA MATHILDA - De luxe B&B

    CASA MATHILDA - De luxe B&B

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    We offer the warmth and comfort of a home coupled with the efficiency and functionality of a hotel.

    We are located in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood, strategically situated just one block from La Pedrera and even closer to Casa de les Punxes.  From Casa Mathilda you can easily reach most of interesting places to visit.

    Nice decorated rooms all with private bathroom, A/A, safe-box, mini-frigo, bathrobe. Natural eco.matresses and 100% cotton blankets and towels.

    The house boasts a beautiful, cosy sitting room leading out to the terrace where you can calmly plan your day’s route, exchange ideas and opinions with other guests or simply relax under the sun on our pleasant terrace.

    Free wi-fi all areas.

  • Catalonia Catedral

    Catalonia Catedral ★★★★

    New and centrally located

    Warm welcome by professional staff is your first impression arriving at this 4 star hotel. A just renovated modernist building, Catalonia Catedral Hotel is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona (Barri Gotic). The hotel is by the Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume and the unavoidable shopping street of Portal de l’Àngel. After a day of shopping or cultural visits you will need nothing else that your new room with big shower. You can also enjoy a drink in the lobby bar or the international cuisine in the hotel restaurant even though we recommend other restaurants in Barcelona.

    Arcs, 10, 08002, Barcelona
    Villa Emilia - 4* Hotel

    Villa Emilia - 4* Hotel

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    Advantages of booking with Villa Emilia

    • Best price in the market
    • Welcome drink
    • Afternoon snack courtesy of the hotel
    • Free Wi-Fi access

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    A very stylish hotel, just a 10-minute walk from Plaza Espanya. You will enjoy a beautiful terrace with its trendy bar. Restaurant and "Zinc" bar are perfect for business meetings. Rooms upmost comfortable and soundproof.. A very helpful staff and warm deco make this Villa Emilia hotel one of the best surprise around!

  • K+K Hotel Picasso El Born

    K+K Hotel Picasso El Born ★★★★

    Design, centrally located and practical

    At the limits of the El Born area, the practical hotel K&K Picasso characterizes by its perfect location to visit de historical Barcelona areas. With a modern design, this hotel is efficient and pleasant . We like the quality of the rooms, the silence of its environment, the pool on the terrace offering greats views of the city and the attentive and helpful staff. Really practical.

    Passeig de Picasso, 26-30, 08003, Barcelona
  • Cram

    Cram ★★★★

    Very comfortable

    A four star hotel well situated in the Eixample. We appreciate on this design hotel the Spa and the little pool at the terrace, the charming cocktail bar and his excellent restaurant Le Gaig, one of the best tables in the city, renown by his traditional cuisine ( one Michelin star). The rooms are relatively small but very functional, perfectly equipped and definitively very comfortable. If you can, ask for the Privilege Suite, larger, offers a magnificent view of the city. Well ranked by our clients, we can only recommend it.

    Aribau, 54, 08011, Barcelona
  • Sixtytwo Hotel

    Sixtytwo Hotel ★★★★

    Elegant, warm and animated.

    On a nice 19th entury building, the Sixtytwo hotel is located in Paseo de Gracia in between the Casa Batllo and the Casa Milà. Difficult to ameliorate for Gaudi enthusiast. Also difficult to be in a better centered location in Barcelona, right on the best shops of the city can be found. It catches our attention de zen and warm atmosphere. The cocktail bar has good ambiance at evenings. Generous breakfast and nice employees. We like and recommend it.

    Passeig de Gracia, 62, 08007, Barcelona

Recommended 3 stars

3 star hotels in Barcelona can be really surprising. Well located, nicely decorated and very helpful staff. This selection is a good way to help you prepare your journey.

  • Abba Rambla Hotel

    Abba Rambla Hotel ★★★

    2 minute walk to the Ramblas..

    A brand new hotel on the Rambla del Raval, that means a 2 minute walk to the Ramblas…A nice effort has been made to decorate the hotel and the rooms. We are in a “Barcelonese” design, no big names but clean and pleasant. The rooms are relatively large. Why not ?

    Rambla del Raval, 4 C, 08001, Barcelona
  • Hotel Actual

    Hotel Actual ★★★

    We recommend the location and prices

    The Hotel Actual in the heart of Barcelona, just on Paseo de Gracia and a minute walk to La Pedrera of Gaudí, was built on an old building with the interior totally remade. This modern 3 stars hotel that has an excellent price / quality relation, surrounds us with elegant décor and a notable personnel. All services of a modern hotel, including free wifi. We recommend not to miss the breakfast.

    Rosselló, 238, 08008, Barcelona
  • Room Mate Emma

    Room Mate Emma ★★★

    Futuristic decor at great value

    Room Mate Emma designed by Tomas Alia’s, with a futuristic decor, and accomplished with a modern facade of the architects of Nadal Moneooffice. Within just 2 minutes walk from the Diagonal metro station in Barcelona, the Rambla de Catalunya and 3 minutes from Paseo de Gracia. Between a high-end hostel and a designer boutique hotel, Room Mate Emma has reasonable rates on a design decor. Located in the heart of Barcelona, you will stay just a few minutes away from the most interesting buildings and monuments of Barcelona: like the Sagrada Familia, the Barcelona Cathedral, Park Guell or Dali’s Casa Batlló. 

    Rosselló, 205, 08008, Barcelona

Recommended 2 stars

Here you have a selection of 2 star hotels that have made the greatest effort to gain quality and ameliorate services in Barcelona. You are really going to be surprised by the overall level of design, location and kindness of the staff. Perfect choice to enjoy a stay at really good prices.

  • Hotel Constanza

    Hotel Constanza ★★

    A little 2 star that’s well worth 3 stars...

    A little 2 star that’s well worth 3 stars. 10 minutes walk to Plaça Catalunya, offers a minimalist decoration but with good taste. 14 comfortable rooms with batrooms. The personnel will treat you as real guests and at a very reasonable price.

    Bruc, 33, 08010, Barcelona
  • Raval Rooms

    Raval Rooms ★★

    Urban ambiance, young and modern.

    Raval Rooms was design by BOPBAA, a reputable architect office (they have done the extension of the Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid). Urban ambiance, young and modern. Its basic but efficient. Every room has its bathroom and a suite that has even a terrace (adorable). All white and green, fresh and dynamic, and really not expensive….A good choice for a low budget !

    Hospital, 155, 08001, Barcelona

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    Hotels in the city centre

    Hotels in the city centre

    Our selection of the best hotels

    Let us show you our selection of hotels we recommend in the city centre of Barcelona! Lodging in the city centre will be the way to assure the visit of most of the major monuments by walking..

  • Park Guell Tickets

    Visit of the Gaudi Park Güell in Barcelona

    Discover the Parc Güell in the best conditions by booking your ticket in advance. Antoni Gaudí was a visionary architect who wanted to combine the city and nature to make life more pleasant. This garden city is not only a modernist work, it is an example of urban construction that is still relevant today. 

  • Camp Nou Tour

    Camp Nou Tour

    Visit the FC Barcelona stadium

    The FC Barcelona club offers you the opportunity to visit its mythical stadium. The Camp Nou tour begins with the locker room then you will follow the tunnel that leads to the stadium's lawn ... Chills guaranteed!

    FC Barcelona Football Tickets

    FC Barcelona Football Tickets

    Buy all matches for the 2018 - 2019 season

    With our partner, you buy the Official Ticket Package for the matches of La Liga and all the matches of the Champions League played at Camp Nou, the Barcelona Stadium.



  1. room mate - efi (1 Aug 2015 - 10:16)

    You can go room mate, a very fine and fun group with really cool hotels. perfect for me

  2. Mercer - mr (26 Jan 2015 - 09:00)

    Mercer is really a wonder. I love it and can only tell you to book this one. Price is ok and staff genius

  3. Casa Camper - nicolas (11 Feb 2014 - 09:00)

    The hotel Casa Camper is perfectly located and really cool. A great experience that made my stay a pleasure.

  4. surprised by Ohla hotel - phil (29 Oct 2013 - 08:45)

    Ohla was a perfection, in a great location beautiful service, nice room and a terrace where you want to stay all day long. love it. Viva espana.

  5. love this selection - mario (13 Jun 2013 - 11:15)

    Hard to select an hotel but looks easy with you. thank you bcn!

  6. need more 2 stars - thanks (14 May 2013 - 06:45)

    Always the same, it's difficult to find a good hotel. Real cool selection but you should put more 2 stars.

  7. un bon souvenir de l'Hostel Gat Xino - ba (8 Oct 2012 - 12:30)

    nous avons adoré l'Hostel Gat Xino. Un vrai bon plan pas cher, bien situé et fréquenté par des jeunes. Très bonne ambiance générée par une déco fraîche et un bon service. On recommande nous aussi!

  8. le Neri! - touriste (7 Mar 2012 - 10:15)

    Moi je vais au Neri quand par bonheur je me retrouve à Barcelone. C'est mon coup de coeur. Juste parfait.

  9. belle sélection d'hôtels - hotel (5 Mar 2012 - 09:15)

    je connais en effet deux ou trois de ces hôtels. Bravo. Mon coup de coeur va pour le Neri. splendide

  10. pour moi c'est Omm et le W - mon hôtel (14 Feb 2012 - 13:45)

    j'adore le Omm avec son magnifique buffet au petit déjeuner et le W pour la nouveauté et la situation dans la ville..

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