Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- The award-winning Mayan Spa, which combines Mayan traditions and luxe Anne Semonin products
- A commitment to concierge service so strong, there’s even a dedicated room for sharing insider info
- The eye-catching six-story spiral staircase that seems to float in the air (it’s suspended from the ceiling)
- The library, with its high ceilings, overstuffed bookshelves, and tea service, is the perfect place to while away a rainy afternoon
What To Know
- Guests can rent the hotel’s Mini Cabrio convertible for cruising around the city
- In a nod to its history, the hotel offers guests a custom tailoring service
- For the rooms with a 19th-century aesthetic, book the Ottoman and Damask suites; the rest have a more modern vibe
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Once the headquarters of the Cotton Producers’ Guild, this 19th-century building was beautifully restored by Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, who retained the original floor tiles, ceiling frescoes, and neoclassical style that’s most evident in the spectacular octagonal hall and marble staircase. There’s also a narrow rooftop pool, bordered by cushioned sun loungers, and with a view of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, just a mile away. All the rooms, which are painted white and named after different types of cotton (Egyptian, Madras), have Nespresso machines, bath products by Italian brand Ortigia and – an endearing touch – small flowering cotton plants. The cotton theme is carried through even to the chic restaurant, Batuar, where swatches are displayed in glass cases.
In the Area
Cotton House, like so many of Barcelona’s trendy hotels, is on the Gran Via, close to enough of the city’s attractions to keep guests entertained for a weekend without needing to hop on public transportation. It’s possible to spend a full day just in La Boqueria market, a mile from the hotel—a foodie haven packed with fabulous miniature bars, restaurants, and food stalls. The hotel is a 25-minute walk to Barcelona’s urban beach, and is even closer to the Gothic quarter and Casa Batlló, another of Gaudí’s masterpieces.
How to Get There
It’s not a five star hotel standard. The hotel staff at breakfast restaurant is inattentive - waited for long to get someone to order hot dishes and refill the food at the buffet tables. Food is so so - the pancake was already cold when serving, guess no one served it out from the kitchen. The house keeping is the worst - They don’t refill bath amenities, towels have stained, hair on the floor. Basically they just changed towels and tidy the bed without cleaning and tidying up. With this price, I will choose other hotels with better location. The room is a bit dated (especially the bathroom) and need a renovation for the price they charged.
Wonderful service. Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Convenient downtown location. Hope to be able to stay there again. The entire staff from bellman to front desk and restaurant service staff professional and very kind
We traveled as a family of 4 with a 4 month old baby and a 5 y.o. The hotel is really pretty and has a small rooftop pool to enjoy after a hot day in the city. The garden is amazing, very pretty and serves a nice breakfast. It is in a perfect location to discover the city center by foot.
The front desk was very friendly and helpful, they welcomed our daughter with a little present and offered us some water on arrival.
Unfortunately our experience with the restaurant staff (specially at breakfast)wasn’t that good.... at breakfast the ladies specially one of them who did not speak Spanish, I believe she spoke fresh was very rude... never smiled, she kept on talking with her colleagues while everyone was waiting to be asked for orders of warm food. She seemed to be the coordinator and her unfriendliness was also observed with her female colleagues. On the other hand, the men working in the restaurant were very friendly and helpful...but were constantly told off by their female colleagues which I found really uncomfortable and unnecessary.
Dinner was nice, portions were rather small and we experienced the same issue described for breakfast: the ladies very unfriendly und somehow annoyed to be working there and the men very friendly and smiley but put aside by their female colleagues.
All in all nice boutique hotel, still lacking from professional people in their restaurant. Otherwise ok for business or leisure trips.