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
I really loved “Soho house Barcelona”, for the unconventional relaxing comfort. Privacy very well kept, wonderful coktails, wonderfully comfortable room... it is what I look for when traveling..... very very nice staff. Super breakfast for those, like me, that cannot eat ordinary cakes and coffees... I found good green tea, smoothies, yogurt with granola...
My eleven year old son and I stayed at Soho House last week for four days over the school holidays and were incredibly impressed by the warm welcome, the great location and the phenomenal customer service. The concierge recommended some excellent restaurants, an exceptionally child friendly tour guide who took us through tiny backstreets to discover hidden Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia (but who also gave us many recommendations for the following days) and were incredibly sweet with my little boy and his attempts at speaking Spanish.
We did have one bad night's sleep when the Club was hosting a Halloween party that lasted into the early hours of the following morning but after one brief polite phone call in the middle of the night I received an incredibly polite call from the manager the next morning to let me know that the hotel would not be charging us for the night as a result of the party - which really shocked me. I'm not sure I've ever stayed anywhere where the situation would have been dealt with as well or as swiftly.
Overall, we hugely enjoyed our stay and found the hotel incredibly cosy, friendly and child friendly, which was another shock as I had previously been very sceptical about staying in one of their hotels. On the recommendation of a friend, we decided to stay in the Barcelona outpost and as a result I would definitely choose one of their hotels again in the future.
This is such a good spot to stay for exploring the city.
Great views of the harbour.
Close enough to get to the beach but equally close to the lovely city sites.
There’s plenty of bike hire shops close to the hotel too for even easier exploring.
The hotel itself is true soho style, and we all felt instantly relaxed on arrival. Rooms are stylishly kitted out and very comfortable. But the best part was dinner at their restaurant Cecconis, certainly tge best food we ate in Barcelona the entire stay, so good we had dinner there twice!
my second time in this hotel and I just love it. Your every need is taken care of by excellent staff. Cocktails best in Barca and brilliant food to boot. A gorgeous gym and roof terrace that is too much of a distraction from seeing the sights! Location is more than perfect too.
Full of young energy and great vibe. Although the rooms are very very small and so is the pool area, this is a party hotel and you are not there for the comfort. Nice people everywhere and in Gotico neighborhood. Great marina views. I loved the 7 pm bar the goes room by room offering drinks.