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Top Barcelona hotels & apartments 2015
Guide to top hotels in Barcelona. The big question is always where to stay in Barcelona? Which are the new hotels, hot, trendy, top, good value popular hotel choices in Barcelona for 2015? Read our hotel tips and recommendations below and find top reviewed hotels in Barcelona and some of our personal Barcelona hotel favourites. Barcelona has so many exquisite hotels in all ranges, that it is worth browsing this hotel guide to find the best choice for your perfect stay. Follow the blue links to see the hotels and to read real guest reviews from recent guests. To see hotel prices first enter your travel dates and then you can refine your search with distances to attractions, prices, hotel reviews, hotel stars and more. These are our top hotel recommendations for where to stay in Barcelona in 2015. Also look at our article about which Barcelona area to stay in. TWEET this PAGE
Updated January 2015
Top Barcelona hotel tips 2015
Among the best new hotels in Barcelona in 2015 is The Serras - a brand new luxury 5 star boutique hotel in a lovely location and with plenty of facilities. Sublime design, spacious rooms with balconies, harbour views and a short troll from many historic sights of Barcelona. The Serras boasts a master Catalan Chef Marc Gascons and is the site of Pablo Picasso’s first studio, where he painted the famous Science and Charity - Ciencia y Caridad in 1897. Check it out!
The 4 star hotel H10 Metropolitan is a new hotel just steps from the central square of Plaza Catalunya, so it is perfect for Barcelona visits with a location with a foot in both the old and new parts of the city and close to many attractions and transport connections. It has modern rooms, a breakfast restaurant, nice cafeteria with terrace and swimming pool and another roof terrace with plunge pool and sun loungers. What more do you need?
A new hotel that is getting good reviews is Hotel Denit. It's popular for being modern, fun, funky, soundproofed and with a very central location near Plaza Catalunya. For location and luxury we also really like the new hi-tech, chic and modern design Hotel Room Mate Pau located just a few steps from Plaza Catalunya
The Mirror Barcelona hotel is also very central and luxurious in decor. The Mirror is located just 350 metres from equally elegant Passeig de Gracia boulevard, so a great location too. The Mirror hotel Barcelona has a small outdoor pool and terrace and a stylish seafood restaurant managed by Michelin starred chef Paco Pérez. The Mirror hotel is also close to popular tapas restaurant Cervesaria Catalana.
Another very central and top reviewed hotel is 4 star Hotel Catalonia Plaza Cataluña on a side street just 50m from Plaza Catalunya, which is Barcelona's central square. The Catalonia Plaza Cataluña (despite its slightly confusing name) is both close to the old city and the newer Modernist area of Barcelona called Eixampe. A lovely pool and garden terrace and modern clean decor make this a quiet haven after a day of Barcelona sightseeing.
Also very central is the modern and stylish hotel Catalonia Square which gets very high hotel reviews for clean rooms, service and friendly staff. It has an outdoor pool, fitness centre and a location just 100 metres from Plaça Catalunya and offers free Wi-Fi.
Slightly off-centre but very inspiring to stay at is the 4 star Amister Art Hotel Barcelona. Amister Art Hotel Barcelona has modern and stylish rooms and each floor of the hotel is dedicated to a different artist and the rooms feature contemporary art work.
Also a bit off centre but very popular is the new 4 star K+K Picasso hotel which has a very nice and quiet location opposite Barcelona's nicest park, the Cuitadella park and the K+K Picasso only a few steps from charming El Born area in the old mediavel old city of Barcelona where you can find the Picasso museum. And it has a rooftop pool.
Another new Barcelona hotel with excellent reviews and great location is the Olivia Balmes hotel near shopping street Passeig de Gracia where you can find two of Barcelona's most famous tourist attractions by Gaudi namely the houses Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. The Olivia Balmes hotel has big modern rooms with an open plan bathroom. Olivia Balmes is very central and has a pool on the roof.
A tiny but popular boutique in Barcelona for 2015 is the very charming hotel Circa 1905 which is exquisite. Only 9 rooms on the top floor of a classic modernist building in Eixample but great attention to detail. See also our Top 10 Barcelona Boutique hotel guide.
The former Ritz hotel, now El Palace Hotel on Gran Via, was first opened in 1919 and totally refurbished in 2009. The Palace has been the first choice of countless celebrity guests and royalty throughout the decades. Salvador Dalí once took a lifesize stuffed white horse to the Royal suite of the Ritz as a gift for his wife Gala Dali. In 2015 the Palace Hotel is still the grandest and most exquisite of all luxury hotels of Barcelona. 125 new luxury rooms of which 42 are suites and it has one of the Barcelona's best dining rooms, the Michelin starred Caelis Restaurant.
Hotel Alma is a 5-star boutique hotel and a top 5 Barcelona visitors hotel choice earned by a central upscale location just by the elegant Passeig de Gracia. The decor and rooms in Hotel Alma is a little on the sombre "Gotham city" side for a happy city like Barcelona but Alma makes up for it with great service and quiet rooms, spa and many other luxury facilities.
Then look at new boutique hotel Wilson Hotel in Barcelona on Avenida Diagonal comes highly recommended for location, staff and value for money. For a more central boutique hotel with a roof terrace, consider 4 star Hotel Pulitzer located on the most central square in Barcelona called Plaza Catalunya which is the perfect place for sights in both the old and new areas of the city.
Pillowrooms Boutique Hotel offer just six luxurious rooms in a very nice location bordering Barcelona's old city area. Close to the metro and a few minutes walk from Ciutadella Park. Very highly reviewed. We also love the new 5 star boutique Hotel Mercer in the medieval Gothic quarter which is among the highest rated in Barcelona. Another classic hotel on a fabulous old gothic plaza is the popular 4 star Hotel Neri. Many guests have recommended 4 star design hotel Villa Emilia which is centrally located near Plaza Espanya and the Magic Fountain. Villa Emilia has a homely wooden deck roof-top terrace.
For great value for money look at boutique hotel 2 star Hotel Constanza, which has a central and quiet location with a nice roof-top terrace and designer decor. And consider 2 star Hotel Rialto, which has a terrific location just off La Rambla and high reviews. For a clean and centrally located hotel in the Gothic area look at 3-star Nouvel hotel. A Barcelona hotel we really like for 2014 is the new and affordable 3 star Andante Hotel near Barcelona harbour.
Another a good hotel choice is 4 star Hotel Ofelias near Plaza Espanya and Montjuic Magic Fountain. You can't go wrong with the new 5 star Hotel Bagues on Las Ramblas walking street and a top 5 hotel choice is Barcelona boutique hotel Casa Camper in the upper part of Raval area of the old city also near Plaza Catalunya.
The Hotel DO Plaça Reial is a new Barcelona luxury boutique hotel which received rave reviews since opening . The DO Plaça Reial has a wonderful location on the gothic Plaça Reial square just a few steps from Las Ramblas street and Barcelona port. Nearer the trendy Born area of the old city on Via Laietana a very popular hotel choice is the new and luxurious 5 star Hotel Ohla which houses Michelin starred restaurant Saüc and offers guests a marvelous chill-out terrace.
A famous Barcelona luxury hotel in a central location on elegant shopping street Passeig de Gracia is Hotel Omm also home to Michelin restaurant Roca Moo by the world famous Roca brothers. For hotels near cruise ships in Barcelona consider the modern Hotel Grums and find more Barcelona hotels near cruise ships. For the best hotel terraces in Barcelona see our Barcelona hotel terrace guide.
If you are a modernist fan and prefer classic hotels we can recommend a couple of modernist hotels in Barcelona. One is the fabulous Hotel España Ramblas very close to Las Ramblas, which is a modernist treasure designed by famous architecht Domènech i Montaner. It now has ultra modern rooms and a super restaurant and terrace. Also on Las Ramblas with soundproofed rooms and close to Plaza Catalunya is Hotel Le Méridien, which we often hear good things about.
Look also at the iconic modernist Casa Fuster hotel at the very top of elegant shopping street Passeig de Gracia. If you want to be very close to the most elegant shopping street in Barcelona, the Passeig de Gracia, then another popular choice is one of Europe's top hotels the Condes de Barcelona who also house one of Barcelona's best restaurants called Restaurante Lasarte. To be near to Barcelona beach front at affordable prices look at Novatel Barcelona City hotel in the Diagonal Mar area of Barcelona, which has 4 stars, a free gym and a rooftop pool.
Top apartments Barcelona 2015
El Palauet Living Barcelona are 5 star suites in a modernist building on elegant and central shopping boulevard Passeig de Gràcia. The spacious suites of El Palauet include 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a big living room and a full kitchen. On site staff serve breakfast in your own dining room! Only 6 suites available, so book in advance.
Top Barcelona hostel picks 2015
Which hostels to choose in Barcelona? Here are our picks for 2015 top backpacker hostels and guest houses in Barcelona. A good tip for 2014 is Casa Kessler Barcelona which is a very stylish hostal on a quiet but central street in the Eixample area of Barcelona. Casa Kessler has elegant and ornate rooms and an amazing chill out room with wonderful old tiled floors. The Hostal Nitz is a new and stylish guesthouse in Barcelona's Gothic quarter just a few minutes from Barcelona's cathedral. We can also recommend the new backpacker hostel St.Christopher's Inn Barcelona in a central location very close to Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla.
Another very central hostel is the Backpackers and student hostel Equity Point Centric which is on a busy corner of Barcelona's most famous shopping street, Passeig de Gràcia with six floors and a rooftop terrace. In the thick of the action and the heart of the Gothic area consider the legendary Kabul Hostel in Barcelona. Off center but very popular is modern and well-equipped Urbany hostel. And for great personal service check out the Somnio hostel in the Eixample part of Barcelona and their sister hostel Duo by Somnio. For a nice and intimate guest house have a look at Hostal Bella Lola, tonly 11 rooms but a great location on the Passeig de Gracia. Colourful Guest House Els Angels also has a central location and gets good reviews for service and cleanliness
Best B&B's in Barcelona
Check out Camino B&B near Montjuic hill that gets high review scores for being clean, cheap and comfortable with very friendly and attentive hosts. Another very popular and elegant B&B in a central Barcelona location is Look Barcelona Bruc just 200m from Passeig de Gracia which offers an abundance of style, free WiFi, a cosy breakfast area and modern rooms. It's newly opened and getting top reviews. Another luxurious B&B in Barcelona's centre is Anba Bed & Breakfast Deluxe which is close to Plaza Catalunya.
More off-centre but very popular is Anita's Bed and Breakfast up in the hills overlooking Barcelona which has great views and excellent value for money. In a more central location just 300m from La Pedrera and Passeig de Gracia is Ally’s Guest House with 11 superb comfortable and light rooms all with heating, air conditioning and with 4 shared bathrooms. For an equally popular B&B in a more central location on the leafy street of Enric Granados look at Forget Me Not B&B. A functional and good value B&B near the Barcelona beaches is Bed and Beach Barcelona Guesthouse.
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