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
Great location. Room was quiet. We were upgraded to a duplex. Actual room to sleep is small and narrow - king bed width with 2 small side tables. High ceiling gave impression of more room. No chair in actual room area. Lighting in bathroom was terrible and no makeup mirror. Only one trash can situated in the bathroom. Good shower but hand shower was very fierce and leaked onto the bathroom floor. Large bathroom sinks with no space to put toiletries alongside. There were small drawers underneath sink. Sitting area above was nicely done but I prefer space in the room. Rooftop pool and bar area is small. We went up there late afternoon but it was crowded with nowhere to sit. Breakfast room was delightful with good food. Staff were good. Hotel had modern finishes and interesting layout but would not stay here again. I prefer a larger room with at least one chair and a bathroom with decent lighting. This was the worst lighting I have ever experienced.
I highly recommend the Hotel Claris. The experience was superb from check (yay for a welcome drink) to check out. The hotel is conveniently located near excellent shopping, restaurants and not a far drive from the beach and nightlife. The concierge was great and had excellent recommendations for dinner and things to do in Barcelona. The decor in the room was well appointed and had a very boutique feel. The waterfall shower was cozy but refreshing. The size was typical of most European hotels. The only gripe we had was that housekeeping's post was up against the wall of our hotel room so we could hear them every morning.
Great location close to all main attractions in Barcelona, beautiful decor, quiet, wonderful service, The hotel has a beautiful pool on the top floor and a charming museum with it's pre Columbian art.
The hotel is well located and the roof top is lovely, however, we did enjoy the nightlife and therefore like a lie-in.
The hotel has hardwood floors. So the irony of our room being street facing but the noise from around the room was greater in the mornings amused me but not my good lady with a sore head! LOL!
Also the room service did not match the quality of the food from what I saw in the restaurant on the terrace. Sadly due to the quality of room service we didn’t book the restaurant. But wish I had!
The bathroom was generous and the staff were nearly always welcoming. It’s a trait of Barcelona to have mediocre service in even the best places across the town so don’t expect too much.
To note if you like a good night Boca Grande was lovely, they even had a DJ in the toilet!
Sublime hotel set in a lovely part of Barcelona in the eixample district. Perfectly positioned for everything either by foot or the metro at passieg de gracia. Really recommend the roof top bar, the service was excellent from the bar staff.