Claris Hotel & Spa GL
What We Love
- Rooftop restaurant with stunning city views
- Modern design flourishes in a lovingly restored palace
- Rooms feature pre-Colombian artwork
- Outdoor pool
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Pets are permitted
- There’s an on-site Egyptian art museum
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This five-star heritage hotel in Barcelona’s hip Eixample neighborhood is ideally located for shopping, barhopping and gawping at Gaudí’s masterpieces. Behind the property’s grand honey-colored façade, the marble lobby is decked out with low glass tables and oversize chocolate leather sofas. In the low-lit, midcentury-style guestrooms you’ll find polished wood floors, recessed lighting and pre-Colombian art pieces enclosed in glass cases. The marble-clad bathrooms are equally swank, with large bathtubs and walk-in rainfall showers. Head to the first floor for a peek at the hotel’s own Egyptian art museum, which showcases 70 unique pieces from the owner’s private collection. In the evening take the elevator to La Terraza del Claris, a glass-fronted Mediterranean restaurant with matchless city views. Follow that up with a glass of bubbly by the rooftop pool, or opt for tapas and cocktails at the Andy Warhol–inspired East 47 Bar.
In the Area
The hotel has a prime location in Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood, just steps from the shopping thoroughfare, Passeig de Gràcia. Nearby you’ll find museums dedicated to such cultural heavy hitters as Antoni Tàpies and Joan Miró, as well as Plaza Catalunya and Barcelona’s lively thoroughfare Las Ramblas. For a shopping fix, you don’t have far to go, either: Luxe boutiques abound in this chic part of town, Chanel and Stella McCartney among them. For some of the best tapas in the city, look no further than the no-frills Catalan restaurant La Esquinica. Choose from chocos (creamy squid rings) llonganissa (spicy sausage) and tigres (stuffed mussels); all are delicious washed down with a glass of local vermouth.
How to Get There
It was my first time to stay at the Claris Hotel. The hotel is located in a great and centrally located area, simply a block away from Passeig de Gracia. It was a pretty quick and easy check in process; the welcome drink at reception was very much appreciated.
The room was very nice and modern; quite comfortable. However, the air conditioning system was not working well during my first night and I was unable to sleep well. Maintenance was able to rectify the problem and the room temperature was perfect during the rest of my stay. Also, why was there only 1 set of ironing board and iron for the entire hotel?
The hotel staff was great overall; service was quite wonderful. The Filipino manager overseeing breakfast at the coffee shop was so helpful and accommodating, he was the epitome of five star luxury service.
I would definitely go back and recommend the Claris to family and friends.
Beautiful hotel, great central position. Loved the pool and the room and the staff were incredibly helpful. Felt like an oasis of calm in a busy city. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go because of the central position. Will definitely return!
A beautiful hotel in a great location-all the staff wonderfully helpful-breakfast downstairs a delight! The concierge was incredible with us making recommendations and reservations. Our stay in Barcelona could not have been better!
Spent 5 days with my daughter at this amazing hotel. We loved to stay at the pool an restaurant on top of the hotel, where the service by Mario and his team was outstanding. Highly recommended! ☺️⭐️👌🏻
After the bellman told us to leave our luggage at the front desk he told us they would be delivered to our rooms. We were missing a suitcase and they told us there was no other suitcase and perhaps it was left at the airport. We know for a fact that it was taken to the hotel and the lady at the front desk stated "the only reason why it would be stolen is if the suitcase had luxury, expensive, one of a kind items". No manager was available to speak with us, the receptionist did not have access to security cameras and manager wouldn't be in until after we had to leave for our cruise ship. Receptionist asked if bellman had given us a receipt after delivery of other suitcases and we did not. Some of our tags from airport were taken off without asking us. If you stay at this hotel do not leave luggage at front lobby no matter what they say I would not trust them. I am highly upset with them. Customer service was not great, door man told us to lighten up and not be upset because out facial expressions were noticeable that we were really upset. Not professional at all.