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
This is exactly the type of hotel we love with a very unique look, attached to trendy rooftop & restaurant (Cecconi's), with a very casual vibe. Parts of it reminded us of Les Bains in Paris which we also loved.
If you're going to the pool, get up there early. I was the first person there on Friday morning at 8am, and within 15 minutes half of the spots were taken. Pool service is a bit slow, but the food & drinks are great.
Location is great for those that like to walk around cities, close to Gothic Quarter, Plaza Real and many other spots.
Its great. Not much more to say.
Breakfast is tasty and has everything you would like to eat, including omelets and pastries.
The rooms are comfortable and the workers are nice. It is also pretty close to a subway station and is pretty close to many big attractions.
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.