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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Modern masterpiece with a Michelin-starred restaurant and a buzzy rooftop pool in Barcelona’s Eixample quarter

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Cram Hotel
Aribau 54
Barcelona, 08011 Spain

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1041 Reviews
Zero star, stay away. period.
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and each day it seemed to get worse. Short version: Staff is poorly trained in basic customer service skills, the building is in disrepair, very weird design with minimal outlets for charging, and a terrible breakfast, the Wifi does not work at all unless you are in the lobby area.

Long story: Three days before we arrived we called and asked for an upgrade if anything was available. Instead of the expected "Sorry, but we can't do that" all we got was "Impossible. Impossible! {snort}". We knew we were pushing our luck asking, but worth a shot, right? Once we did arrive, we were there well before the check-in time so we were not expecting our room to be ready, yet again the staff was extremely rude about it and very unimpressed that we needed our bags stored until check-in. We were finally shown our room after a nice afternoon of exploring the nice neighborhood (the hotels only redeeming quality) and we were appalled at the disrepair of the room floors. Noticeable water damage in the atrium, mold smell poorly covered up by a terrible air freshener. Our room was 110, and I believe is one of very few handicap accessible rooms. The design is weird, to say the least, but that's fine, I can deal with ugly. I can not deal with poorly maintained. The shower grout was coming off, and the shower head made a mess everywhere. The topping on the cake was a water leak that happened down the hall of our room. Now, I completely understand that leaks happen and the staff was very nice to give us a heads up before turning off the water. Upon returning, our bathroom door was shut and the shower running, we thought someone had come into our room and was taking a shower! When we called the front desk they said: "the workers were in your room, they must have left it on"... WHAT?! The tub had been plugged so the only thing that kept it from overflowing was the little overflow thing. Also, I was not comfortable with the nonhotel staff entering our room without our permission.

Excellent Stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

The location of this hotel is fantastic, it is close to the plaza. The metro is also near-by, also the hop on-hop-off stop is close by. The breakfast was also very good, they served an authentic Spanish omelette, variety of bread & cheese, muffins etc. The amenities in the room were also good, it was very clean. Their concierge was also very helpful ,he provided us with all the maps and also did couple of bookings for us.

Luxury with friendly service
Reviewed 1 month ago

I booked this hotel based on its location, it’s on the center of the example area, but it has great connection for public transportation, close to plaza Cataluña , Paseó de Gracia and the Sants train station that can take you anywhere in Spain and part of Europe. The hotel has a one Michelin star restaurant next to the lobby, rooms are modern, comfortable and the bathroom is quite a blast including a great shower and bidet.
Pool is at roof, small but enough, this is the hotel you get to sleep, take a shower and keep exploring the city, if you’re one of those who travel and wants to use a lot the hotel facilities.. this is not your place.
Staff is very friendly, even the night crew, that helps with any kind of issues you have like theater bookings, dinner location or getting you a taxi cab to the airport at 3:00 AM in the morning.
It’s a gay friendly hotel but you’ll find all kind of guests .
For breakfast, there are plenty of coffee and restaurant places nearby including a world best pastry one!

Fabulous Hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

Just returned from a 5 day visit with my wife and two friends.
We chose the Cram Hotel as it is a member of the SLH group.
It was an outstanding visit. The folks at the front desk,the rooftop cafe and the breakfast cafe were as nice as could be and very helpful.
The hotel is immaculate and the amenities are terrific.
The rooms are just fine and the WiFi is decent. It is better in the lounge.
Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were superb.
The location of the hotel was wonderful. Many restaurants close by and an easy walk to shopping district as well as some tourist sites.
Price was very reasonable for excellent quality. Would stay again if I return to Barcelona, a most interesting city

Perfect for a weekend break....
Reviewed 2 months ago

No toothbrush needed ... everything you need is provided .... pack your clothes in hold luggage ... luxury awaits comfy bed bathrobes and Bombay sapphire gin in the mini bar ... great location ...GO ...Enjoy 😊