What We Love
- Location in the fashionable Eixample neighborhood, five blocks from Las Ramblas
- The Michelin-starred Angle restaurant, headed by Catalan chef Jordi Cruz
- Stunning views across Barcelona from the rooftop pool and bar
- Suites have Jacuzzi tubs next to the beds
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $1.50 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at check out
- Buzzing neighborhood setting, but the rooms are well soundproofed
- Only the Executive and Privilege Rooms and Suites have terraces
- The rooftop pool is better for a dip than a workout or swim
- Standard Rooms are a compact 193 square feet
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
From the outside, Cram L’Hotel is all 19th-century grandeur on stately Aribau Street, but pass through the sliding glass doors and the look is clean-line minimalism and crisp red-on-white. The public spaces are moodily dark — the lobby’s deep burgundy walls are closer to black than red — but they help highlight the circular light well in the middle of the building and the surprisingly spacious guestrooms, some of which have private terraces.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are a lesson in colorblocking: crisp white walls, linens and lacquer enlivened with accents from the vivid red and burnt orange end of the color spectrum. Space is won through a clever use of alcoves, angles and mirrors, plus the Cram’s signature white-tile circular bathrooms, which add an interesting architectural detail without taking up living space. Most overlook the boutique-lined streets below, and some allow a peek at the skyline and Las Ramblas. The Cram’s designers are proud of the rooms’ soundproofing, and the hangerlike doors do cancel out the sounds of Barcelona’s busy Eixample quarter.
Opened in June 2013, Angle Barcelona is a Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by Catalan chef Jordi Cruz. Expect innovative takes on traditional Spanish dishes (roast suckling pig with mango compote, veal shank cannelloni). The food is pricey, but it’s top-notch fare served in an intimate setting. For a nightcap, the lobby cocktail bar, Mareva, is low-lit and deliberately sexy, with red leather tub chairs, velvet sofas and modern chandelier-style lights, while the top-floor bar, which has an outdoor pool, is the spot for early evening drinks and admiring the cityscape.
In the Area
Combine a city break with beach time. There are several beaches within the city (rated for cleanliness on a scale of five blue flags) offering more than two miles of white sand. Check out Gaudí’s ocean-inspired Casa Batllo, one of two major buildings he designed on Passeig de Gracia, with a façade that looks more like skulls and bones than pillars and balconies. Take the cable car to Montjuic, the big hill that looms over Barcelona, to see the national art gallery and the Olympic stadium. Barcelona has 55 museums, covering almost the entire range of human interests, including the Chocolate Museum, FC Barcelona Football Club Museum and the Sex Museum.
How to Get There
The hotel is great. Very clean and comfortable. Great location and very easy to find. One of the best hotel rooms I’ve ever stayed in. Perfect I’d strongly advise and the price is very very good. My next visit to barca I will visit this hotel
Hotel Cram is conveniently situated, close to many restaurants and attractions, modern, comfortable, with lots of amenities and lovely service. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the room designed to make things easy for the traveler. I've now stayed here 3 times when in Barcelona on business and make it my home base.
My cousin and I came here for our first time in Spain. We found the rooms to be decently cleaned and got fresh towels everyday without asking. The rooftop view is beautiful to have a nice glass of wine. All the staff were wonderful to deal with and knowledgeable and especially when it came to what to do with the protest. The area was close to many delicious restaurants and also within walking distance of the Casa Battlo.