The rooftop Sky Bar with a plunge pool, tasty burgers and cocktails, and deep sofas for post-lunch snoozes
Light-filled, spacious rooms with comfortable beds and powerful showers
Reasonably priced spa treatments
The beautiful 19th century exterior
What To Know
A city tax of approximately $2 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at check out
The hotel is located on the Gran Via, one of Barcelona's busiest thoroughfares
Double Rooms are cozy, starting at 236 square feet
Ona Lounge bar has live music on Fridays and Saturdays
Parking on site
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Hip hideaway close to La Rambla, with a rooftop pool, plunge pool and an affordable spa
Not quite designer and too big to be boutique, the H10 Casanova still feels groovier than most chain hotels. The vivid green backlit bar in the spacious lobby-cum-lounge provides a focal point to the white leather sofas and halfmoon armchairs arranged in front of large picture windows that look onto the stately apartment buildings of the Gran Via, giving a pleasing sense of place. Guestrooms are uniformly decorated in muted shades of gold, burgundy and chocolate, but the roof terrace strikes a trendier note with charcoal-gray walls, wood deck and white-on-white sun loungers. An upbeat soundtrack roaming from jazz and swing to disco and house adds to the feel-good factor.
Bed and Bath
All 124 guestrooms have the same aesthetic: gauzy drapes at the window in shades of beige and gray, beech-colored parquet on the floors, and modern, gold-painted fixtures such as desks and occasional tables. The key word here is comfort, and all but the smallest rooms have a sofa, a plasma TV and free WiFi, with thoughtful touches like bottled water on the bedside tables and fluffy white bathrobes. Two-room suites are great for families, and throughout you’ll find sleek bathrooms that are well appointed with a bathtub and shower, although those in the Deluxe rooms are rather petite.
The eighth-floor Sky Bar serves poolside cocktails and burgers throughout the summer, and the DJ-helmed Ona Lounge is open year-round for drinks and tapas. Breakfast is served in the light-flooded Mediterrani restaurant, which overlooks the Gran Vía. There's a small fitness center and a spa decked out with natural woods and bamboo, and the treatments are very reasonably priced.
In the Area
Situated just above the newly fashionable Sant Antoni neighborhood, which spills out from its Art Nouveau market, the H10 Casanova is a great spot for just hanging out. Leafy streets lined with smart townhouses give it a village feel, and on Carrer del Parlament you’ll find a vibe that’s as much Greenwich Village as Barcelona. The street teems with hip bars and restaurants and boutique clothes shops, as well as some more old-fashioned venues such as the legendary Horchateria Sirvent, which has the finest tigernut milk in town, and Pa I Trago for staunchly traditional dishes. Across the road you’ll find the iconic Café Escribà, which opened in 1906. For tapas head to La Flauta, named for a delightfully chewy, baton-shaped bread stick unique to Catalunya. Filled with Iberian ham or manchego cheese, it makes an excellent breakfast or light lunch. Dine alfresco on a pretty terrace at Taller de Tapas on Rambla de Catalunya, where the specials include a sublime lobster rice and slow-roasted mountain lamb.
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 559
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Casanova by Rafael Hotels is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 11.5 km / 7.1 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.