What We Love
- A boutique stay in the heart of Barcelona, with breakfast, a bottle of cava and moreStaying in an ultra-trendy boutique hotel so close to the Catalan capital’s coolest sights
- Designer-led rooms with monochrome décor, pendant lighting and modern aesthetics
- Enjoying stunning views of Plaça Catalunya from the plunge pool on the top-floor terrace
What To Know
- You'll be greeted on arrival with a chilled glass of cava (sparkling Spanish wine)
- The hotel has two small swimming pools; there's a plunge pool on the roof, and a regular pool on the ground floor
- Free WiFi can be slow and unreliable
You’ll find industrial chic with a touch of cosmopolitan glamour at this upscale hotel in the heart of Barcelona. Set just minutes from the grand Plaça Catalunya and the world-famous Las Ramblas, this urban getaway showcases utilitarian design, with aged woods, gleaming leather, welded metals, and pendant lighting.
Adding to its ever-growing boutique portfolio, Spanish luxury hotel group H10 opened this 85-room boutique gem in 2014. Housed in a renovated historical building and styled by highly-acclaimed interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, the guest rooms here tempt with monochrome décor, statement beds, lovely bathrooms and a heady dose of state-of-the-art extras.
Days here can be spent going gaga for Gaudi, cruising the designer-dense streets for high-end fashion and working your way around the city’s rather wonderful art museums. Post-sightseeing, head back to the hotel to enjoy a quick workout in the mini gym, take a dip in the rooftop pool (weather permitting), and sample a few of the potent cocktails at any one of the hotel’s three chic bars.
Each of the 85 state-of-the-art rooms assures contemporary, monochrome décor. The stylish Rambla Double rooms feature plush beds dressed with crisp white linens, charming pendant lighting and gleaming wooden flooring. Upgrade to a Superior Double room to enjoy a lovely furnished terrace.
Kick-start your day with all sorts of freshly cooked international staples and Catalan-themed specialties at The Kitchen Restaurant – a trendy dining space with funky pendant lighting. There’s also Edén Bar for drinks and light fare, as well as Edén Terrace for poolside cocktails. After hours, head to Forbidden Sunsets for live music and DJs (Thursday and Friday nights), a wonderfully grown-up drinks list and a menu that’s inspired by the Garden of Eden’s famous forbidden fruits. Room service is also available.
Just minutes from Plaça Catalunya and the world-famous Las Ramblas, you’ll find most of Barcelona’s star attractions practically on your doorstep. Must-dos include riding the hop-on-hop-off Bus Turistic for unbeatable sightseeing, hitting the Eixample neighborhood for Gaudi masterpieces, such as La Pedrera, Casa Batllo and Sagrada Família, and taking time to chill out at the mosaic-clad Parc Güell. You’ll also enjoy marveling at the quirky-looking Casa Golferichs, shopping your heart out in the Gothic Quarter, gorging on incredible artworks at the Picasso Museum and fueling your passion for FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.
How to Get There
a quiet room at the rear of the hotel, very comfortable. Excellent, friendly and helpful staff. Altogether an ideal base from which to explore Barcelona. The bar prices are competitive and the bar/lounge a welcome resting place after a busy day of sight-seeing. The hotel has both a reasonable pool at ground level and small but excellent plunge pool on the roof from which you get great views over the city
H10 Metropolitan in Barcelona is as cosmopolitan and upscale as the city itself. Easy walk to great shopping, great eats and many of Barcelona’s great attractions. The staff is accommodating with everything from recommendations, to reservations. It is located within walking distance to the Gothic Quarter and La Rambla. Clean and well functioning rooms made for relaxing and good night’s sleep.
There are roughly 520 hotels in Barcelona, so finding the right one at the right price is a daunting task. What you really want is the complete package: Comfortable rooms, clean facilities, great location and helpful courteous staff. If you are reading this review and still considering possible hotels, you really don't need to search further (unless you are looking for something on the super high end or particularly quirky). Let me explain why:
Location is the first consideration. This Hotel is located on the Rambla Catalunya very near the Placa Catalunya which is a major center of tourist activity and the start of La Rambla - the pedestrian walkway down to the harbor. It is a short walk to access to the Metro lines. This is the starting place for the Bacelona City Tour hop-on-hop-off buses and for the Aerporter express bus. Pretty much there is easy access to everything you need or will want to see.
Accommodations are also extremely important. This is a small hotel but it is immaculately clean, attractive and comfortable. Our room was moderate size for a european hotel but had a large balcony looking out to the central courtyard so it was functionally much larger and the high ceilings made it feel spacious. The bathroom was large, had a two sink lavatory and a great big shower.
Breakfast was included in our rate (there is an option without breakfast) and I must say having breakfast at the hotel was a great benefit. Bacelona is a town that stays up late so does not wake up early. Finding breakfast at local restaurants is not always easy. So breakfast in the hotel was convenient and filled the time until the rest of the city woke up. The breakfast was a giant buffet with options off the menu so was well worth the price
The service staff are highly commended. They were courteous, helpful and attentive without being intrusive. They pleasantly answered all our questions and were quick with helpful advice.
Oh yes, there were other nice touches - espresso in your room, champagne, lemon water or sangria in the lobby in the afternoon.
I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again should I be fortunate enough to return to Barcelona. It is a great value and a great hotel.
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