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
On a business trip. Liked the hotel a lot, good service, good rooms, great bed and bathroom.
Breakfast ok but can be more choice and more capacity for the cook.
Spa is very small and small pool is outside on the top floor, so not ideal at this time of year (temperature and wind)
Booked this hotel as a surprise for my mum as an early Christmas present. And it did not disappoint absolutely perfect all the staff where lovely and so accommodating. I was in touch with the hotel sorting out extra amenities and the guest relation team where unbelievable. Quick responds and happy to help attitude.
The spa in the hotel was lovely as well so relaxing.
This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in would 100% recommend.
Lovely hotel. Excellent staff and service... made to feel really special and additional little touches making our stay so comfortable. Duplex room absolutely spectacular. Makes a refreshing change to have a popular hotel that treat their customers like people and do anything to make you feel welcome and at home. Visited for my partner birthday and this was also taken into consideration which made our weekend. Cannot praise the hotel enough well done indeed!