What We Love
- A five-star gastro hotel in Barcelona, with welcome drink and access to the spa
- Having Barcelona’s best designer shopping street on your doorstep
- Delectable Catalan cuisine and fine wines in the Michelin-starred Roca Moo restaurant
- Indulgent global pampering rituals in the Oriental-styled Spaciomm spa
What To Know
- The rooftop pool and terrace overlooks Gaudi’s Casa Milà
- This hip property (with an on-site nightclub) is not for seclusion seekers
- The spa has an indoor pool, hammam, water circuit, Pilates studio and hair salon
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
For an all-out shopping splurge in the Catalan capital, the location of Barcelona’s very first ‘design hotel’ is totally on-point; just off the Passeig de Gràcia and within easy reach of Avinguda Diagonal – the much-lauded five-kilometre shopping stretch that is home to flagship stores from most of the planet’s high-end designers.
But it’s not all about the shopping at this five-star city slicker. Beneath its unusual limestone façade is a feast of avant-garde design, most apparent in the 91 guest rooms. Matched with chic-as-you-like bathrooms, each is styled as a super-sleek living space with oak parquet flooring, bold splashes of colour, modish fixtures and fittings, and all the luxuries and gadgetry you could desire.
Days can be spent lounging and people-watching by the rooftop terrace pool that overlooks Gaudi’s Casa Milà, sampling adventurous Catalan fare at the award-winning Michelin-starred restaurant, and kicking back with potent cocktails in the cool-looking lobby bar. Equally alluring is the Oriental-styled spa with its indoor pool and excellent pampering menu. The on-site nightclub will have you getting your groove on right into the early hours.
Each of the 91 rooms, which includes eight suites, are styled as super-sleek living spaces with oak parquet flooring, designer-led furnishings, bold splashes of colour, hand-woven rugs, and modish fixtures and fittings. Bathrooms are equally chic and kitted out with a bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. The Standard room and the larger Superior room both have comfortable king-size beds or two twin beds. The more spacious Junior suite has a canopy bed and a separate lounge area. All accommodation overlooks either the inner courtyard or Passeig de Gràcia.
Managed by Barcelona’s esteemed El Celler de Can Roca, signature restaurant Roca Moo is a Michelin-star hangout that takes a modern twist on Catalan cooking. Choose from the à la carte menu, or opt for the more adventurous tasting menus with matching wines. Less formal is the lobby-based Roca Bar – an all-day spot with comfortable sofas and a fireplace where you can enjoy speciality teas, potent cocktails, snacks, and casual fare. There is also an on-site nightclub with a resident DJ on Fridays from 10pm to 4am, and a mix-up of singers, saxophones, percussion and DJ beats that kicks off after midnight on Saturdays.
For Zen-like calm, Spaciomm is an Oriental-styled pampering haven with an indoor pool, hamman, water circuit, pilates and gravitation spaces, treatment cabins and concept hairdressing salon. Each of the signature Rituals of the World treatments are wonderfully named; choose from Diamond Magnetic by Natura Bissé, Desert Moon Ritual, Thousand and One Nights and more. The spa opens from 10am to 9.30pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Personal training is available on request.
Just off the Passeig de Gràcia and a five-minute stroll from Gaudí’s Casa Milà, you’ll be close to Avinguda Diagonal – Barcelona’s famous five-kilometre shopping stretch that is home to most of the world’s high-end designer boutiques. You’ll also be within a 15-minute walk from Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas, and just 100 years from Diagonal Metro Station. City must-dos include riding the hop-on-hop-off Bus Turistic for unrivalled sightseeing, chilling out on a mosaic bench at Parc Güell, browsing the quirky shops in the Gothic Quarter, and fuelling your passion for FC Barcelona at the spectacular Camp Nou.
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We had the pleasure of spending three wonderful nights at this excellent property. our room was spacious and well-appointed, very quiet and comfortable. The hotel's restaurant and bar are excellent, and the rooftop bar provides stunning views of the Barcelona skyline in the evening. The real stars of the hotel are the staff, particularly guest relations pros Myla and Julia. They went out of their way to assist us with every detail of our stay in the city and were the difference between a good trip and a great one. Would love to stay here if we're ever back in Barcelona!
This is the best hotel in Europe!! The staff, restaurant, roof top bar, location & room is perfect! The room is so large, clean, well appointed, and so nice. The concierge service is over the top. Best hotel ever!!!
The royal treatment from Sir Victor Hotel started before we even booked! Myself and my fiancée were both emailing the team, her to make plans, me to get special arrangements for the Mrs birthday. The replies were instant and always helpful. The advise I received was 10/10 and it even stopped me spending more than I needed to (the extra spend would have actually spoiled the experience).
So we booked and went ahead. On arrival, the greeting at our taxi took me by surprise. I assumed the Mrs had met some old colleagues! The staff came out to the taxi and gave us the warmest greeting which set the tone for the rest of the experience. Whilst waiting to be checked in, all the staff members were holding conversation with us and it was just perfect. They even apologised for the delay in check in, which we hadn’t noticed! The process was seamless! The reception area was well presented, modern and very fashionable.
We were then taken too our room (sans baggage) and given a tour of its facilities. A few moments later appeared our bags. The room was nice with a rustic but still plush feel to it – like a luxury warehouse kind of feel. This was outside of my comfort zone so I was very pleased with how quickly I took to it. The minibar was well stocked with snacks and drinks. We were advised that our needs were best met with the internally facing rooms as they had balconies. The balcony was slim but long with a nice table and chairs. Due to it being internally facing, we expected nothing special. The balcony was facing offices and apartments but the hotel had cleverly still made it feel welcoming with plants and vines giving privacy with only a view of the blue sky or the stars at night. This exceeded my expectations and we ended up spending a large portion of our time relaxing and enjoying the balcony!
The hotel is very centrally located. It was in the heart of the shopping district with shops, restaurants and bars everywhere. Another tick in the box.
At this stage we are already having an amazing time and then comes my fiancee’s birthday. The hotel had agreed to help me make it special with a nice cake and agreed to let me prompt them with only a few moments notice as to when to bring it. I decided to do so at lunch time, dropped them an email and forgot about it. It turns out they were replying to my email (oops) so I eventually got a call to the room asking me to go to the rooftop. This was our first visit to the rooftop, it was beautiful. A nice bar, and panoramic views of Barcelona and an inviting infinity pool. We got to the end and there was an entire corner decorated with balloons and a personalised greeting, with a cake. The decorations were amazing, usually when that’s the case, the cake is just ok - it wasn’t, it was perfect! We really had wanted to stay longer but had a spa treatment booked downstairs.
When booking the spa, we had the EXACT same level of treatment as prior to booking the hotel, with a consultative approach to choosing the right treatments for each of us. They had warned us that there were construction works going on so we didn’t have any unpleasant surprises. We went down to the spa early. The venue was the kind of luxury you would expect in such a prime location. The staff were very warm and welcoming. A lot of the facilities were unavailable so they showed us to the steam room whilst we waited for our treatments. Whilst in the steam room, the staff came in with champagne and a lovely gift for my Mrs! – this wasn’t my doing, this was just from the hotel and spa. AMAZING!
Now the treatment, I have a very bad back and often don’t both with spa’s or hotels as they’re just about relaxing and typically annoy me due to underqualified staff. This treatment had the best of both worlds. The massage was just right and yet still very relaxing. I really felt all 5 senses stimulated and relaxed completely. 10/10 (not easy for me to give)
The in-room dining options were concise but we were blown away when we decided to try it – the fish was fresh and perfectly cooked, so we ordered another!
My only frustration is that I did not write this review sooner whilst every step of the visit was fresh in mind as only a step by step account would represent our true experience at Sir Victor Hotels. We tried to extend our visit but were unable due to the airline.
The staff are really what makes this hotel stand out from the crowd. They were really warm, welcoming and extremely accommodating all without being intrusive. I cannot wait to check out the Sir hotel in Ibiza before returning to Barcelona.
Thank you team, you were perfect and really made the birthday special.
This is the kind of place where you return because the staff always says yes and they do it with a genuine smile!The hotel is in the perfect location for sightseeing and shopping, and you can walk everywhere.
This is a hotel with a perfect location and lovely staff! Very attentive to your needs, they will know your name in no time.
The room was very nice with the best toiletries. I loved the balcony where i would have my coffee every morning!