What We Love
- The hotel’s striking mirrored façade, which reflects its gothic surroundings
- Mediterranean Sea views from the 10th-floor rooftop terrace
- The Castilian-style pool table at Punch Room
- Bar Veraz, the onsite tapas joint, is helmed by Chef Sebastian Mazzola (formerly the creative director of the acclaimed Adria group)
What To Know
- The state-of-the-art gym includes a meditation nook
- The gold chairs in the lobby lounge are Dalí replicas
- Guest rooms contain Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers
- Room rates include twice-daily housekeeping service
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Sultry metropolitan beauty featuring a supper club and bespoke cocktail bar on the fringe of Barcelona's edgy El Born District
EDITION hotels are often elegant microcosms of the cities they occupy, and their Barcelona outpost—an entrancing combination of Gaudí-inspired grandeur and up-to-the-minute amenities—is no exception. Hotelier Ian Schrager tapped local interiors whiz Lázaro Rosa-Violán to distill each space with the avant-garde spirit of El Born, the city’s indisputable creative hub. That artistic authenticity is especially detectable at Bar Veraz, where a quartet of pieces by local painters and glorious Saint Caterina Market views accompany seasonal tapas. The hotel’s lounge, Cabaret, a sumptuous subterranean spot with velvet curtains, low ceilings, and live DJs, attracts a well-heeled after-hours crowd while the aptly named Roof, an all-day haunt (and one of Barcelona’s only year-round rooftops), is equipped with a saltwater plunge pool and a marble-fronted bar that slings both smoothies and cocktails. In between, 100 rooms are clean-cut retreats with whitened oak, surrealist art by Madrid-based Chema Madoz, and walnut paneling intended to resemble the blinds used in some of Barcelona’s historic quarters. For the most charming Barri Gotic panoramas, spring for one of the four spacious suites—then enjoy the view.
In the Area
Guests are within walking distance of many Barcelona landmarks including the Barcelona Cathedral and the three-tiered, 10,000-stall Santa Caterina Market, which locals prefer to the heavily trafficked Boqueria. The city’s main beaches, Passeig de Gracia and Las Ramblas, are also easily reachable on foot. Other neighborhood highlights include La Colmena, a patisseria that’s been around since 1849; the Tuxedo Social Club, a classic speakeasy tucked behind a library; and Ramon Cuberta, a custom footwear boutique. If you’re looking for a more casual alternative to the hotel’s swanky dining options, duck into Casa Mari I Rufo, a tapas joint nearby.
How to Get There
This is the best hotel in terms of being situated near the Rambla and thus having tons of options for attractions and restaurants. The interior of the room was very nice, loved their soft robe. Service was great by every individual that we encountered.
We love Edition hotel Barcelona. This is not hyperbole. We love everything about it, from the roof to the cellar Cabaret. But the most stupendous thing about this particular hotel is its staff.
What a team. You can see that they work together seamlessly. They are attentive to our needs and give us the most welcoming hugs when we come. I schedule events for a group in Barcelona and every chance I get I book something in the Edition. Brunch with live music or a grown folks evening listening to music and having the best meal ever in the Cabaret. Here in the Cabaret is truly grown folks business. I want to dress up in a bygone era clothing and dance the jitterbug or do the two-step in someone's arms. Last night was no exception. The new chef is on par with the one that left. So our meal met our expectations and delivered over the top goodness. We love the music that we hear piped into the different rooms as we sip a cocktail in the punch room. By the way the punch room has the most amazing staff, Patient and professional and very friendly indeed. Or meander up to the rooftop the music is great to listen to and belongs in a class by itself. There is no praise high enough for this establishment, The Edition could give lessons in how to treat guests to all of the rest of the hotels in Barcelona. There is a genuineness and openness that is shared by the staff from the time they open the door to the time they say to us goodnight that keeps us coming back for more.
They deserve the rating 4 stars. I give Edition Barcelona four and a half stars.
It's a little pricey but that is what you would expect from this kind of establishment but on Wednesday nights they have a menu that is reasonable and not expensive. If you are older than 21 you will enjoy this place that is geared toward grown folks at least on Wednesday nights
We went there for a couple of drinks, place is very cool and view is nice. Also staff is professional and friendly. Everyone speak english what is very good for tourists. We had very nice experience :)