Soho House Barcelona
What We Love
- Its close proximity to the Gothic Quarter
- Cookie jars in all the rooms, refilled daily
- The “Barcelona signature” treatment at the Cowshed Spa
- Port Vell panoramas from the rooftop pool
What To Know
- There’s a 36-seat theater onsite
- The hotel enforces a strict no-photo policy
- Small and Medium Corner rooms face lively Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli
- The house kitchen turns out an all-day tapas menu
The Soho House brand has long thrived for its ability to adapt to its specific city, while also retaining its unmistakable mission—to create a comfortable home away from home for the cosmopolitan creative class. In Barcelona, its maiden Spanish venture has achieved all this and more. Housed in a 19th-century compound, centered by a striking glass atrium, the hotel’s Juliet balconies (which afford views of Gaudi’s spires), gothic chandeliers, and Spanish tiles are a tribute to its Catalan host—even while hallmark elements like the armada of striped chairs that typically line the signature rooftop pool and charming selection of early 20th-century furniture remain. The 57 bedrooms span the size spectrum, though even the smallest, at a petite 260 square feet, manage to make room for memorable perks such as walk-in rain showers, vintage radios, and fluffy Frette bathrobes. Add a decadent spa and a ground-floor outpost of Cecconi’s, a contemporary Italian gem known for hearty Venetian cuisine, and you’ve got all the trappings for a first-class stay.
In the Area
The hotel is a short stroll from Las Ramblas (and the Drassanes metro stop), Barcelona’s most famous pedestrian boulevard that’s bursting at the seams with souvenir vendors, buskers, and street artists. If you’re seeking a quieter spot, there’s the underrated Gaudi landmark, Palau Guell, a medieval residence built for an industrial tycoon and one of the storied architect’s first pieces of work. A ten-minute walk will bring you to the gargoyles of La Catedral in the nucleus of the Gothic Quarter—for one of the best bird’s-eye views of the vibrant city, head to its roof and tower. And for an irreverent take on tapas, there’s Bar Cañete, a family-run establishment that specializes in rare cuts of Iberico pork.
How to Get There
Ticks all the "soho house" brand boxes in terms of interior design and amenities, but staying here during high season means you won't fit on the rooftop, find a chair or swim in the pool, it doesn't have the right capacity for the people it hosts. There should be a better policy on how many members vs overnight guests can access the rooftop during high season.
Also if you sleep in an "interior" room (most of them fit in this category) you will be hearing the noise from the restaurant till late hours because the open the glass roof.
Our rooms were spacious and beautifully styled. There was enough cowshed products available to test for a whole week! Loved it!
The restaurant downstairs was just perfect. Great vibes and even better food.
My family and I got a chance to visit the cinema downstairs and of course we absolutely loved it!
All staff were friendly and very helpful with various dining suggestions.
All together the hotel was aesthetically beautiful and we had a wonderful stay. My only complaint would be that it would be noisy during the night which made it a little hard to wind down and go to bed.
Truly an exceptional property - stayed three days and nights and cannot speak highly enough about the staff, the rooms, attention to detail and the lounge. What a spectacular hotel. Definitely go to the lounge for a drink and try to be in your room when the cocktail cart comes by in the evening.
Lovely hotel right on the front, easy to walk to everything.
We stayed for 3 nights.
Staff are very accommodating and room full of cowshed goodies to tryout!
Lovely cowshed spa in basement, which we both had a massage, we never did manage to get a sun lounger on the roof top! Always full by 9am!!!
We had dinner in the restaurant one night ( Italian) and breakfast both mornings in the club lounge!
We got a few photos but you are not supposed to take any of the house!
Very relaxing stay and we off the soho Istanbul next!
Me and my partner recently spent two nights here and all I can say is 'WOW!' We LOVED it. The decor, the service, the food, the drinks were all just superb. We regularly visit the Soho Houses in and around London but this was the first time that we'd stayed in one abroad. We were not disappointed. Being into interiors and design, I loved the quirkiness of the decor which brought together a selection of old and modern. We felt both relaxed and spoilt. The staff were great - friendly without being too familiar and we were made to feel very well looked after. We will be back!