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
Located in the heart of Barcelona and steps from luxury shopping and fabulous food. The team was extremely helpful with amazing recommendations of restaurants, sights and personalized shopping. The spa was magical and perfect solution to our jet lag. Highly recommended!
We stayed as a family of five over a weekend in August. Everyone in the hotel was nice, the hotel was clean, beds comfortable, swimming pool small but relaxing. Staff super helpful for advising re things to do in barcelona and where to eat.
However there was no regulation re noise in the hotel. At midnight we asked if the blasting music with doors open could stop, but nothing much done. Music started again at 4 am... when the clubbers returned. Not the hotels fault at all, but they did nothing to address it for the following evenings...
If I owned this hotel I would feel fortunate for the beautiful building my hotel occupied. I would feel even more fortunate for the incredible team that I had assembled. The staff here are some of the nicest and most friendly people we came across during our travelling. Just fantastic. I tipped the maitre'd at breakfast on our last morning and he looked at me as if I was from outer space. It was not expected at all.
The reason why I would never stay at this hotel again is that part of what I pay for is a good nights rest, and you will hear everything at this hotel. The walls seem paper thin. You'll hear regular conversations, doors opening and closing, furniture being moved around....you name it. The housekeeping staff were cleaning outside of our room between 10:30-11:00 pm one evening. It is a beautiful hotel with maybe the best staff in Barcelona, but it is not a quiet hotel. If you don't mind sounds/noise, you'll love it.
Was extremely impressed with the customer service from all staff in the hotel, the location could not of been better - everything within walking distance. Didn’t try the restaurants as ate out every night but looked nice and reasonably priced. Would 100% reccomend.
Unbearably hot in Barcelona during our stay. Experience was saved by having our home base at the Hotel Claris. Location enabled us to easily walk to sites and restaurants. Train to airport was a block away. We rented a car to drive to Girona and it was delivered and picked up at the location and had a relatively low fee. Thanks to Juan the concierge who helped us with rental, tickets and our many questions. He, like all the staff, was generous and delightful. Our room was one of the suites that have a second story sitting area. We were glad we'd opted for that as it gave us lots of room during our three-day stay Wonderful art and the high ceilings made room seem luxurious and like an apartment We used the separate sitting area to watch a movie and eat some take-in after a long day. Bathroom had soaking tub with shower, large sink and vanity as well as toilet. Good size room and spa-like with bath salts and lovely smelling soaps and lotions. Very clean as well. Definitely recommend and would consider staying there again if we ever have the chance to return to Barcelona.