What We Love
- Excellent beachside location with stunning views of the Mediterranean and the city
- "Beach Ambassadors" set you up with chaise longues, umbrellas and towels at the hotel’s private stretch of beach
- Hotel guests need only flash their key cards to bypass the long line leading into Eclipse lounge
What To Know
- WiFi is free in public areas and $25 per day in guestrooms
- The location is excellent for those who love the beach, but it's a trek if you really want to explore Barcelona’s city center
- The nearest metro stop is a 15-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Step through gleaming glass doors and be greeted not by the usual lobby lounge but by an enormous, modern playground with musical beats playing in the background and plenty of modular designer sofas, curvy lounge chairs and vibrantly colored poufs. Order a drink, play a board game, taste some tapas — then, yes, check in. The beats continue at the mezzanine-level swimming pool and bar and up in the 007-style nightclub.
Bed and Bath
Low platform beds covered in 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets sit center stage in front of floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping city views. Many of the futuristic cocoon-like rooms are outfitted in curvy furnishings that echo the walls’ rounded edges, as well as smoky floor-length mirrors. Fully automated mood lighting systems cast a hot pink, blue or yellow glow over the otherwise pale surroundings. Gray tile bathrooms are fitted with rainfall showers with frosted glass doors, piles of plush towels and Bliss bath products.
The sexy infinity pool and wet bar, surrounded by sun loungers and curtained cabanas, overlooks the boardwalk and beach. The SoCal-inspired Salt restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating areas where flip-flop-wearing diners munch on gourmet burgers and seafood risotto. For something dressier, book a table at Bravo24, where Carlos Abellán, a Michelin-starred chef, has created a menu inspired by cookbooks of the early 20th century that highlights Spain’s outstanding produce and ingredients. Up on the 26th floor, Eclipse lounge, a glam, Bond-style nightclub, features octagonal tables, gold sofas and killer views and is loved by Barceloneta locals and tourists alike. A state-of-the-art 3,000-square-foot gym and Spain’s first Bliss spa complete the picture at this urban resort.
In the Area
In Barceloneta the thing to do is take advantage of the beachfront location. Take a walk to Marina Port Vell, whose entrance is punctuated by Roy Lichtenstein’s Barcelona Head, a 64-foot ceramic tile sculpture the artist created for the 1992 summer Olympics. Set in a port warehouse nearby is the Catalonia History Museum, which showcases 3,000 years of Catalan history though permanent and temporary exhibits. Take in the city sights (Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar are visible) aboard Barceloneta’s Port Cable Car, which connects across the port to Montjuc in 10 minutes.
How to Get There
The hotel is tucked away with amazing views of the ocean and the harbour. All the attractions of Barcelona are a good 20-25 minutes taxi ride away. There are always a few taxis available all times at the hotel and the concierge is always there to help. Good customer service but extremely busy reception and lobby. It is a Conference hotel so you see large groups checking in and out. My room had an uninterrupted view of the ocean which was fantastic. The bathrooms are a bit strange , there are only frosted glass doors without locks with a toilet door without any privacy.
The breakfast spread was huge and well laid out. The service is a bit slow for hot orders. But overall the staff were friendly and helpful throughout the hotel. The outdoor pool bar and sit outs are great and one can spend hours relaxing on the deck beds with excellent view of the beech. The top floor bar , Eclipse has an amazing view of the cityscape and a must visit during your stay.
The happening bars of the city are a good 10 minute taxi ride or a 30 minute walk away from the hotel.
During our checkin the room were not ready as the hotel was busy but they allowed us use of showers and the spa facilities. Check out process was smooth.
Stayed on the 5 the floor in the most wonderful suite with incredible panoramic views of the ocean. Bed was huge and an absolute dream don't think I've ever slept so well would highly recommend to stay here for the last day of my trip to Barcelona
Made it magical and a treasured memory
Stayed here with my boyfriend for 1 night, and we already regretted not staying for longer!
Our stay here was simply amazing - excellent room with ocean view, great ambience at the Eclipse bar and very helpful and friendly staff.
Highly recommend to anyone who’s visiting Barcelona!
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights before the cruise. Its nicely located, close to the centre and right on the beautiful beach.
- service was great
- delicious breakfast
- handy location
- non-guests can access the pool so its always packed. There is another pool on the level up however I have seen empty bottles there, dirty glasses, no rubbish bins. The area doesn't seem to be looked after or monitored.
- I personally found it too busy, too crowded everywhere you go. However for someone else it may be a good thing.
- no luxurious touch like in other 5 star hotels; the rooms / bathrooms are basic.
This hotel overall is great!! It is a bit out of the way from many of the must see Barcelona districts but walking or a taxi can get you to where you want to go. The property and views are stunning. Good customer service. My only complaint are the bathrooms in the rooms. There is NO privacy. Glass doors (frosted) that do not latch or close shut. The rooms are like
One big studio apartment. Cool concept but bathroom, bed and sink are all in one area with a toilet door that does not provide any privacy. Toilet should at least have a door that seals or shuts without having a huge gap.