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.
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We stayed 1 night and the hotel was perfect. The welcome was very nice, the hotel lobby beautifully styled. The room was of a normal size, nicely styled again with everything I think you could need for a comfortable stay. We thought it was excellent and a great example of the H10 brand ! Thanks for a very relaxing time !
Stayed there two nights. Location is convenient to the central area. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Try to be on the higher floors as street noise can be heard in the rooms. Rooms were clean and had all the comforts.
I found the room fantastic woth a lovely balcony to sit out on. The beds were really comfortable. But the level and friendliness of the staff was of a very high standard.
On a separate note pleaae be very very careful walking about the city. I went to watch the football and was staggered by the amount of people pick pocketed or outright robbed.
I really wanted to love this hotel. I stayed here for 5 nights on a trip with my daughter who travels here for work. The location is really central and the inside lobby and bar area is cute, comfortable, and the bar had nice drinks and snacks for happy hour (the hummus platter was huge). The lobby reception was welcoming and service was good.
However, we stayed in room 315 and it was horribly loud. I mean really, really loud, and you could even hear a guest zipping his suitcase through the walls. The floor above us had a guest and it sounded like someone was in the room. We are not light sleepers--not very picky at all. But we could not sleep for three nights due to the noise which came from ALL sides (including what sounded like another bathroom behind the headboard). It was incredible how paper thin the walls and floor were. Also, the door to that room doesn't shut properly--you have to pull it closed really hard--and we almost left the door cracked open when leaving a few times because it didn't latch after closing.
We asked to move and luckily when we were moved to another room, #209, it was much improved. Not sure if no one was above us or the new room was better, but we had better luck when we switched. Either that or we were SO exhausted from days of no sleep that we finally slept through the racket!
The gym is pretty much a joke--one non-working bike and one treadmill. No weights, crammed into a small room up near the pool on the 6th floor. To be fair, they call it a "mini-gym". There is a wonderful yoga studio just two blocks down that we took a class from called Mandiram which had an instructor that taught the class in English (there were about half of us who didn't speak enough Spanish to understand yoga poses taught in Spanish). So very nice and only $20 for drop in fee.
I'd say this hotel is a bit of a risk to stay at knowing that the rooms have not enough insulation/noise absorption.....my daughter stayed at the Iberostar around the corner a few months back (another work trip) and said that it's much nicer and virtually in the same spot.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the Ramblas where great restaurants, shopping and sightseeing is abundant. The hotel is clean, and employees are nice and informative. The towels are old and I felt a bit uneasy about the door not having any locks. Room service and breakfast were both good and well presented. Although on a busy street, you don't hear the noise and there is not much traffic. Taxi and uber are always available. There are better, but for the price, nothing wrong with this hotel.