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
Loved it. Was very familiar to Dean Street in London. The staff were very friendly, the food was great, as was the service and the bar. Unfortunately the weather meant we couldn't be by the pool but the fifth floor was great.
A warm welcome from staff made your feel at home from the moment you walked in the door. Service was outstanding and rooms immaculate!! Gym facilities best I’ve ever had at a hotel. BUT the 2 pools (one of the reasons we we chose Soho) were overrun with local House members, there wasn’t a spot available on any of our 3 days to relax in those areas .
However this didn’t deter from the amazing experience !! Cowshed the best !
Enjoyed our time at Soho House BCN. A destination of its own in the city! Restaurant was phenomenal with plenty of options in terms of Lunch and Dinner. Location is perfect for the vibe that is SH. See you soon!